Australia’s Rocketing Prices & Looming Summer Blackouts Ensure Coal-Fired Power has a Long Way to Run

  Reports of the ‘death of coal’ have been greatly exaggerated. Around 80% of Australia’s electricity comes from coal-fired plant; with most of the balance from gas and hydro, in that order. No amount of statistical finessing from the wind and solar industries can budge their presently risible contributions to Australia’s power needs above more […]

Labor & the Australian Greens: Nasty & Stupid – the Original Energy Policy Pygmies

**** Labor have long ceased to be the “workers’ party – instead it’s all about power – and the only way to cling to power is access to fat piles of cash. The Union (Industry) Super Funds – controlled by the likes of former Climate Change Minister, Greg Combet and his best mate Garry Weaven […]

Labor’s Martin Ferguson: time to scale back RET

Labor’s Martin Ferguson bowed out of Parliament (gracefully) last year amid the brawl over the leadership between Julia Gillard and Kevin Rudd. His departure was lamented on both sides of the House as Canberra lost a seasoned policy advocate for mining, industry and enterprise. Martin has just come out swinging about the scale and market […]