Memo to Malcolm: Scrap Australia’s Renewable Energy Target & Collect a Free Political Gift

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Malcolm Turnbull is a Prime Minister who has attempted to please everyone and thereby proved the adage that by doing so you end up pleasing no one at all. Conservatives within his own party fulminate every time Malcolm takes to the stump and delivers sops designed to appease inner-city hipsters: his past and plentiful platitudes […]

Wind Power Wilts: Brewing Voter Fury Means Coal-Power Set to Drive Australia’s Fossil Fuelled Renaissance

Minister for Communications Malcolm Turnbull during Question Time in the House of Representatives at Parliament House, Canberra Thursday, 5 June, 2014. (AAP Image/Gary Schafer) NO ARCHIVING

*** In 2016 no two words struck more fear into the hearts of the city-bound, political elite than ‘Trump’ and ‘Brexit’. In both instances, ignorance amongst the media and political class meant that – for them – what were predictable, if not inevitable, results came as visceral, gut-wrenching, bewildering shocks. If there is a single […]

Wind Power Insanity: Queensland Labor’s Renewable Policy Off the Wall

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*** As if the example set by South Australia’s disastrous attempt to run on sunshine and breezes could somehow be avoided, Labor Premier Annastacia Palasz­czuk is hell-bent on following SA back to the Dark Ages. The Queensland government is packed with wannabe wind cultists (Queensland has only a couple of tiny wind farms to its […]

Queensland Labor Lunacy: Premier Vows to Follow South Australia Back to the Dark Ages

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*** It was Albert Einstein that forecast the Australian approach to energy policy when he defined insanity as: “doing the same thing over and over again and expecting different results.” Queensland’s capital, Brisbane is barely 1,600 km and 2 hours, 20 minutes flying time from Adelaide, but it appears that the news from South Australia […]

Mt Emerald: Tablelands Regional Council Puts People & Environment Before Proposed Wind Farm Disaster

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**** Kempton accuses Tableland Regional Council of wind farm ‘hostility’ The Cairns Post Daniel Bateman 28 November 2014 Tablelands Regional Council has been accused of being “openly hostile” towards a controversial wind farm project and trying everything to impede its progress. THE Tablelands Regional Council has been accused of being “openly hostile” towards a controversial […]

1,000 Sign Petition Against Mt Emerald Wind Farm: Survey says 92% Opposed

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The battle to prevent RATCH from getting planning approval for the disaster it proposes for Mount Emerald has reached fever pitch (see our post here). Furious locals have produced a community petition and survey that shows the depth of opposition to the project and the manner in which the developer has ridden roughshod over a […]

Battle for Mount Emerald Reaches Boiling Point

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The battle to prevent RATCH from getting planning approval for the disaster it proposes for Mount Emerald has reached fever pitch. With 90% of locals bitterly opposed to the project, common sense would suggest a polite withdrawal by the developer. Instead, however, RATCH has dipped into the standard book of wind industry lies and half-truths […]