Chaotic Wind Power Shunned: Coalition to Use ‘Green’ Slush Fund to Build Coal-Fired Power Plants

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*** The political climate surrounding energy policy in Australia is febrile. However, nervous and feverish excitement is hardly conducive to sensible solutions. Bill Shorten’s Labor opposition is turning itself inside out as it struggles to come to grips with the political punishment that will be meted out by voters who have already worked out that […]

Wind Power Disaster Means South Australian Labor Government ‘Gone with the Wind’

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*** While the power pricing and supply calamity that is South Australia is down to the subsidies awarded to wind power under the Federal government’s Large-Scale RET, the state Labor government has done plenty to create the unfolding disaster and nothing to mitigate it. It’s vapid Premier, Jay Weatherill must know that, as a wind […]

Australia’s Renewable Policy Doomed as Labor Party Scuttles Away from Suicidal 50% RET

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*** Former union bully boy and billionaire wannabe, Labor opposition leader, Bill Shorten is all over the shop on energy policy. Terrified witless of the lunatic left and the Greens who, like the tail that wags the dog, have driven the Australian Labor Party into a suicidal push for a 50% RET, Shorten has taken […]

Political ‘System Black’: South Australia’s Wind Power Debacle Turns Renewable Policy Toxic

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*** Politics is a cruel game, at the best of times. But Australia’s renewable energy debacle is testing the wits of even the brightest of our political betters. The political graveyard is littered with those brave and foolhardy enough to ignore the average voting punter; recent interments include Hillary Clinton, buried in a landslide of […]

Australia’s Renewable Energy Target Already Costing $3 billion a Year, with Much Worse to Come

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*** With fear, loathing and recriminations playing out in Canberra about South Australia’s electricity debacle and the skyrocketing power prices mass blackouts and routine load shedding its obsession with wind power has delivered, Sabine Schnittger and Brian Fisher of BAEconomics have thrown the spotlight back on the Federal government’s family, job, growth and business killer: […]

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 […]

Turnbull Turns: Australia’s Federal Government Backs HELE Coal-Fired Power Plants

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*** Australia’s Federal government is led by the patrician and aloof, Malcolm Turnbull. A former investment banker and, before that, trusted Consigliere to media heavyweight, the late Kerry Packer, Turnbull is grappling with a renewable energy target that is set to destroy once profitable and productive Australian businesses and punish Australian families for generations to […]