Renewable Power Australia – Labor Party Leader Shorten Makes A Crazy Promise He Cannot Possibly Deliver – And Should Not Try To

Posted on Sat 05/07/2016 by


Bolt New 01By Andrew Bolt ~

Terry McCrann on Labor’s most deceitful promise – and one of its most destructive, if Labor even tried to deliver:

Shorten’s overarching coup de destruction is the total insanity, restated aggressively on Thursday night, of the commitment to 50 per cent renewable energy by 2030.

RenewablePowerThis would at the same time dramatically increase the cost of power to all Australians — probably as much as four times; devastate business across the board; and add billions of dollars to our current account deficit…

Apart from the fact that even getting to 50 per cent renewable energy in just 14 years is completely impossible…

Right now we get barely 14 per cent of our total electricity from renewables…

About 8 per cent of that 14 per cent comes from the now ‘dirty’ renewable of hydro. We ain’t going to build any more hydro dams; so in the weird space that passes for Shorten’s brain, wind and solar have to go from about 6 per cent to 42 per cent. They have to increase sevenfold, and in just 14 years.

Andrew Bolt writes for the Herald Sun, Daily Telegraph, and The Advertiser and runs Australia’s most-read political blog. On week nights he hosts The Bolt Report on Sky News at 7pm and his Macquarie Radio show at 8pm with Steve Price.

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