The Killing Season Begins: Renewable Energy Disaster Puts PM Malcolm Turnbull at Risk

In Canberra, political knives are being quietly sharpened in back rooms and corridors, with one target in mind. Malcolm Turnbull knifed sitting PM, Tony Abbott in September 2015, on the basis that Abbott had lost public support. Whatever Turnbull thought he might have done in power, if that included sorting out Australia’s self-inflicted power pricing and […]

Killing Australia’s Renewable Energy Target an Essential Economic Reboot

Combining climate with energy in a single policy setting is like combining a running child with super-sharp scissors: an unhealthy mix, prone to disaster. The concept of cutting CO2 emissions from a system which is built (and continues to rely) on coal-fired power generation, has the necessary and inevitable result of killing that system. Wind […]

Brewing Voter Fury Guarantees End to Australia’s Renewable Energy Target

  Pensioners who can no longer afford power vote. The adult children of those pensioners vote. South Australian businessman, Stephen Scherer – owner of Plastic Granulating Services – who was forced to permanently shut the gates on an otherwise profitable business when his power bill went from $80,000 a month to $180,000 a month votes. […]

How Political Lunacy Sabotaged Australia’s Once Reliable & Affordable Power Suply

If what Australia’s political brains trust has done to its once reliable and affordable power supply had been done by external agents, it would have been branded an act of terrorism. The so-called ‘wind power capital’ of Australia, South Australia has become an international laughing stock: statewide blackouts, routine load shedding and rocketing power prices […]

When Will Josh Frydenberg Stop Lying About the Federal Government’s $40bn RET?

*** Blame shifting and buck-passing have become the national political sport. Lying and obfuscation are, of course, essential prerequisites for those moving up the political ladder. However, the brazenness with which Australia’s Energy and Environment Minister, Josh Frydenberg engages in political ‘craft’ is breathtaking. In a week where South Australia saw 90,000 homes chopped from […]

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

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 […]

Frydenberg’s Folly: Australia’s Renewable Energy Target Destined to be Capped or Scrapped

When a policy is unsustainable, either it will collapse under its own ponderous weight, or its promoters will eventually be forced to scrap it. Australia’s Large-Scale Renewable Energy Target is just such a policy. In the cutting British satire, Extras, the hapless Andy Millman (Ricky Gervais) is always foiled by his gormless but lovable side-kick, […]