Want to Wreck Your Nation? Plug Into Intermittent Wind & Solar – Australia Did

A week or so back, we picked up on a brilliant article in The Australian by Henry Ergas – Professor of Infrastructure Economics at the University of Wollongong’s SMART Infrastructure Facility – in which he likened Australia’s renewable energy policies to a death wish (our post here). Henry’s back, this time on 2GB detailing the […]

Australia’s Renewable Policies an Economic Suicide Pact: Alan Finkel’s Report a ‘Death Wish’

  Among the leaders of fanatical death cults, Jim Jones was probably one of the more endearing and charismatic: in 1978, at ‘Jonestown’, Guyana he encouraged 910 of his followers to gulp down some grape-flavoured Kool Aid and the rest, as they say, is history (it certainly was for the faithful cordial consumers). The psychology […]

Wind Power Dreamers Put Australians on Highway to Energy ‘Hell’

*** When Electricity Bill Shorten came out to announce Labor’s 50% renewable energy target, a month back back, Tony Abbott quite rightly jumped on it as an economy destroying policy, that would drive power prices through the roof; energy intensive businesses offshore; and households into a dim, dark electricity free future. And fair enough: Adam […]

Henry Ergas: the Mandatory RET Must Go Now

Greenhouse follies must end The Australian Henry Ergas 28 July 2014 Abbott must get rid of ineffective policies that hurt the economy THE carbon tax may have gone, but the players have not moved on. For the Greens, its resurrection is only a matter of time. Labor, ever reluctant to face realities, pretends to maintain […]

Henry Ergas: the CEFC Labor/Green folly in the extreme

The Clean Energy Finance Corporation is the brainchild of the Green-Labor alliance that left the Australian taxpayer as the unwilling underwriters of highly speculative wind power ventures that conventional banks won’t touch with a barge pole. The CEFC is an outfit living on borrowed time – the Coalition have sworn that it’ll be scrapped as […]