Australia’s Wind Power Calamity: Canberra’s Government Tells Households to Rug-Up with Blankets

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Yes, they’re 100% renewable: how many would you like?

The ACT government did something that every bunch of green-left ideologically driven lunatics are programmed to do: it set a 90% Renewable Energy Target.

The ACT government is in a joint venture power retailing business with Australia’s ‘Enron’ aka AGL, ActewAGL; and, in an effort to satisfy its costly vanity project, went far and wide to sign up new wind power projects in NSW, South Australia and Victoria.

Back in April 2014, Liberal Member for Hume, Angus Taylor called the plan, ‘corporate welfare on steroids’ and predicted rocketing power prices for the ACT (see our post here).

Residents of the nation’s capital, Canberra have just been hit by ActewAGL with a 20%, year-on-year increase in their retail power bills (so much for AGL’s guff about its push to carpet Australia in subsidised wind turbines having “no compromises to you

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Oklahoma’s Former Governor: Subsidised Wind Power a Multi-Billion Dollar Mistake

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As Mark Twain put it: “It’s easier to fool people than to convince them that they have been fooled.” And, even when the dupe accepts his folly, sorry seems to be the hardest word.

Frank Keating was governor of Oklahoma 1995-2003 and is responsible for its wind power calamity, as he calls it.

Uncharacteristically of a modern politician, Keating taps into that fast disappearing virtue – grace – not only admitting that he was fooled, but sincerely apologising for the harm caused to Okies and their State.

Frank Keating: I signed wind industry tax breaks, and I was wrong
Tulsa World
Frank Keating
25 February 2017

In 2001, when I served as governor of Oklahoma, I signed legislation creating the Zero Emissions Tax Credit for industrial wind energy. The tax credit was designed to give a jump-start to a wind industry in its infancy in Oklahoma at the time. It was…

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Rocketing Power Prices Mean Australia’s Renewable Energy Target is Unsustainable and Ready to Implode

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Look into my eyes, look into my eyes: your power bills
just went DOWN 20%, thanks to AGL’s subsidised wind power.

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Renewables rent-seeker, AGL has launched a propaganda war in Australia’s media, since the release of Alan Finkel’s fantasyland review of Australia’s power market calamity.

Finkel’s report promised Australia’s very own Enron, among others, the opportunity to rape and pillage in a power market with an effective 42% RET, dominated by intermittent and unreliable wind and solar power.

No doubt, Andrew Vesey & Co were salivating at the prospect of Finkel’s clean energy target (CET) being snapped up by the Liberal/National Coalition government.

Alas, it wasn’t to be: hence Australia’s print and broadcast media have been blitzed with a multi-million dollar campaign launched by AGL in an attempt to con Australians into believing that the reason that their power bills are now close to the highest in the world…

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The Monstrous ‘Ethics’ of the Wind Industry’s Acoustic Consultants

Windweasels and their co-horts have NO scruples…

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The acoustic consultants who have made $millions from writing utterly irrelevant noise ‘rules’ and defending them in front of planning courts and panels will never be accused of acting ethically.

Their clients demand compliance reports that are made-to-measure, and they are happy to oblige, by either causing data to disappear or simply changing the numbers (see our post here).

The corruption started over 30 years ago: Three Decades of Wind Industry Deception: A Chronology of a Global Conspiracy of Silence and Subterfuge

And continues to this day.

As this letter from the husband of one of its long-suffering victims attests.

The letter is addressed to the editors of Sound & Vibration in response to a paper put together by a group of wind industry noise consultants – including its most vicious defender, Geoff Leventhall – titled ‘Health Effects from Wind Turbine Low Frequency Noise & Infrasound: Do Wind Turbines Make…

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More Wind Turbine Self-Incinerations & 10 Tonne Blade Throws

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For something that the wind industry keeps telling us is as rare as hen’s teeth, the unshackling of 10 tonne blades (euphemistically called ‘component liberation’), the total collapse of 200-300 tonne turbines and the spontaneous combustion of turbine generators (and the 1,000 litres of highly toxic gear and hydraulic oil that slosh around inside the nacelle) keep on occurring with frightening regularity: More Wind Turbine Collapses: So Common You’d Think ‘Enemy’ Forces Were Involved and BUSHFIRE RED ALERT: Wind Power Really Is Setting the World on FIRE

Here’s a couple more hen’s teeth for those who haven’t already lost count.

Blade breaks off wind turbine east of Enid
Enid News
Ryan Miller
1 June 2017

The blade broke off the turbine sometime Wednesday night, but the cause still is under investigation, McIntyre said. The investigation could take several weeks or months to resolve.

“(We will) need to go through and assess the…

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Liberal Coalition Plan to Kill Wind Power Subsidies: Angus Taylor Lays Out Low-Cost CET

Wonderful New for Australia!

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Angus Taylor, Member for Hume & Man of the People.

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Never in the field of political conflict has so much been owed by so many to so few. So few, in fact, we can name him: Angus Taylor, Liberal Member for Hume.

In a run of posts this week, STT will detail the fallout from Alan Finkel’s fantasyland review of Australia’s electricity market.

In a week when all guns were trained on Australia’s renewable energy debacle – retail power prices spiked 20% year-on-year, with worse to come and the AEMO warned of inevitable mass blackouts this summer (caused by inevitable wind power output collapses) – the Liberal/National Federal Coalition government collectively behaved like a barnyard duck that had been whacked firmly on the head with a shovel.

In what turned out to be a colourful and fiery party room meeting last Tuesday, the only member of the party with…

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