Browsing All posts tagged under »Rising Energy Costs«

Pitfalls Of Energy Transition On Full Display In Europe

November 19, 2021 by

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From the team at CFACT ~ BY Matthew Kandrach: Regardless of whether the coming winter proves to be mild or severe, Americans are going to be paying a lot more just to stay warm. In the midst of a global energy crisis, energy-driven inflation is here and most Americans are deeply concerned. Unfortunately, energy policy […]

California Keeps Raising Energy Costs

June 15, 2020 by

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By Ronald Stein ~ The 9th Circuit Court of Appeals decided on May 28th that climate lawsuits filed by San Mateo County and the cities of San Francisco and Oakland can proceed in state court. This after asserting a California public nuisance claim against five energy companies arising from the role of fossil fuel products […]

It’s Time To Follow Mexico And Pull The Plug On “Renewables”

June 6, 2020 by

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By Ronald Stein ~ The only things ‘inevitable’ about the ‘transition’ to wind and solar are rocketing electricity prices and unstable power grids. The only things ‘inevitable’ about the ‘transition’ to wind and solar are rocketing electricity prices and unstable power grids. Recognizing that industrial wind and solar electricity bring little to no value to […]

Green New Deal Would Barely Change Earth’s Temperature. Here Are The Facts.

February 8, 2019 by

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By Nicolas Loris ~ Here’s the most important fact about the Green New Deal: It wouldn’t work. Ultimately, fully implementing the Green New Deal would have no meaningful impact on global temperatures. Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez, D-N.Y., and Sen. Ed Markey, D-Mass., released their much-anticipated blueprint for a Green New Deal Thursday. And make no mistake: […]

Green Carpetbaggers Named

February 4, 2019 by

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By Andrew Bolt ~ Spot prices for electricity soared a week ago from around $70 to $14500 a megawatt hour in Victoria and South Australia, which managed to run out of electricity when wind power dropped. So who is cleaning up from electricity systems corrupted by green politics. Alan Moran of Regulation Economics says the […]

Electrical Power Generation Australia – NEG Brawl: Who Cares?

August 6, 2018 by

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By Andrew Bolt ~ Here in Australia, the Turnbull Government is in a pitched battle with the States over its National Energy Guarantee. (NEG) Does anyone seriously believe that this NEG will slash power prices, and does the public care two cents about about the outcome of this brawl? Once again, the Government is playing […]

How ‘Green’ Energy Subsidies Transfer Wealth To The Rich

July 19, 2018 by

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By Nicolas Loris and Bryan Cosby ~ When the Golden State Warriors, who won three of the last four NBA championships, signed All-Star Demarcus Cousins, sports pundits across the country offered the same opinion: The rich just got richer. In many respects, the same holds true for energy subsidies. Federal energy programs promise ambiguous policy goals […]

Australian Politics – ACCC Backs Abbott: Help Build New Power Generator

July 11, 2018 by

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By Andrew Bolt ~ Tony Abbott and the Nationals are right and Malcolm Turnbull wrong, judging by the Australian Competition & Consumer Commission’s report on electricity. Yes, government should subsidise or guarantee contracts to allow a new generator – probably coal – to be built: The competition watchdog has called for radical reform of the […]

Electrical Power Generation Australia – AGL Refuses To Sell Power Station To Keep It Open

May 21, 2018 by

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By Andrew Bolt ~ The Australian Government may have been too quick to trash Tony Abbott’s suggestion to compulsorily acquire Liddell: (article at this link) AGL has rejected a $250 million offer to buy its Liddell power station in the Hunter Valley and reaffirmed its decision to close the ageing plant. On April 30, AGL […]

“Revenue Neutral” Nonsense

February 24, 2018 by

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By David Wojick, Ph.D. ~ There are a lot of wacky schemes around for forcing people to stop using carbon-based energy, even though fire is still the basis for human civilization. The economists like carbon taxes, because in economics a tax is not a cost, just a transfer. Those who pay these taxes disagree, but […]

Energy Security Australia – Prime Minister Turnbull’s Energy Plan Doesn’t Make The Cuts It Claims

November 23, 2017 by

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By Andrew Bolt ~ This suggests Prime Minister Malcolm Turnbull’s National Energy Guarantee is a dud for Australia: Wholesale electricity price reductions that the Turnbull government attributes to its preferred National Energy Guarantee policy will really be driven by the existing Renewable Energy Target, government modelling says. The government released a summary of the modelling […]

Conned: The Shocking Truth About The Cost Of Closing The Hazelwood Coal Fired Power Plant

November 19, 2017 by

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By Andrew Bolt ~ Background: This 53 year old coal fired power plant in Victoria closed at the end of March, and I made a comprehensive and detailed Post on that subject, showing that in its last 31 days of operation this one plant delivered 15% more power across those 31 day than EVERY wind […]

Renewable Energy – By Royal Decree!

November 7, 2017 by

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Or at least by paper certificate, as St. Louis city council raises electricity costs for poor families By Paul Driessen ~ In 2016, Missouri generated 96.5% of its electricity with fossil fuel and nuclear power, 1.6% with hydroelectric, and just 1.5% with wind and solar. The St. Louis Metro Area did roughly the same. But […]

Energy Security Australia – Prime Minister Turnbull’s New Electricity Plan Just Died

October 20, 2017 by

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By Andrew Bolt ~ The Turnbull Government’s electricity plan is politically stuffed if this is where the debate’s got to: Malcolm Turnbull’s new energy policy is fuelling anxiety among government MPs, who are liken­ing it to a “cap and trade” carbon scheme and demanding that emissions reductions be delayed as long as possible to minimise […]

Energy Security Australia – He Once Said It Was ‘Delusional’, But Now It’s Prime Minister Turnbull’s Policy

October 18, 2017 by

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By Andrew Bolt ~ Australian Prime Minister Malcolm Turnbull claims he now has a scheme to cut electricity prices AND cut emissions. But in 2010 he said such a claim would be “delusional”. Watch. So here we still are, paying extra under Turnbull’s scheme to meet the agreements he made under the Paris accord to […]

Renewable Power Australia – Paying You To Use Less Of The Green Power They Forced You To Pay For

October 11, 2017 by

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By Andrew Bolt ~ Paying you $36 million  to use less, not spending our money instead to provide more:   The federal government will pay households and businesses across three states to turn down their air conditioning, furnaces and cool rooms to stave off blackouts during peak demand. Under a $36 million program to be launched […]

Electrical Power Generation Australia – Blaming Former Prime Minister Tony Abbott For Turnbull’s Lack Of Electricity Policy

September 25, 2017 by

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By Andrew Bolt ~ How many voters really registered that Abbott might cross the floor if the Government did what it actually hints it won’t, and then decided to vote Labor instead? An unconvincing attempt to scapegoat: This is the Newspoll result Tony Abbott wanted. The former prime minister threw himself into the energy debate […]

Electrical Power Generation Australia – What AGL Deal? What’s Prime Minister Turnbull’s Win?

September 12, 2017 by

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By Andrew Bolt ~ What is Malcolm Turnbull’s “significant win” here? What has AGL really agreed to? It sounds good: Malcolm Turnbull has struck a deal with power giant AGL to prevent a looming energy shortage by extending the life of a vital coal-fired power station for five years, unless the company drafts a plan […]

Electrical Power Generation Australia – A Totally Idiot Made Electricity Disaster

September 7, 2017 by

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By Andrew Bolt ~ It takes world-class idiots to give Australia not just world-record electricity prices, but blackouts, too. Your bills have doubled in a decade and the Australian Energy Market Operator (AEMO) on Wednesday warned of summer shortages. You think “idiot” is too strong? Then how could a country with huge resources of coal, gas […]

Renewable Power Australia – Green Power Costs Crushing Small Business

July 20, 2017 by

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By Andrew Bolt ~ Is this why the Left loves global warming? Renewable energy is the excuse for governments grabbing partial control over even small business: Small Business Ombudsman Kate Carnell says the government needs to consider subsidies to help small business struggling to cope with skyrocketing energy prices.” Small businesses say they are losing […]

Electrical Power Australia – Check Your Power Bill: Politicians Have Ripped You Off

July 10, 2017 by

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By Andrew Bolt ~ See your electricity bill soar 20 per cent this month? That’s proof you’ve been conned by politicians flogging mad global warming schemes. Let me remind you of what Kevin Rudd, one of the biggest of these shysters, told you a decade ago. Back then, this soon-to-be prime minister was already spruiking […]

Electrical Power Generation Australia – Politicians Make Electricity A Luxury And The Poor Suffer

July 8, 2017 by

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By Andrew Bolt ~ Politicians mad with global warming theory are destroying our economy and hurting the poor. They have driven cheap coal-fired power out of business and made electricity a luxury the very poor cannot afford this winter – and all this sacrifice will make zero difference to the climate: Australia is entering the […]

Electrical Power Generation Australia – The Finkel Report’s Fine Print: Electricity Plan Will Cost, Not Save

June 16, 2017 by

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By Andrew Bolt ~ You were told the Finkel plan pushed by the Turnbull Government would save you money. That was always unebleiveable. But now it turns out that even Finkel had a catch that make that promise false. Last week’s spin: Australian households would save about $90 a year, or up to $1000 on […]

Electrical Power Generation Australia – Sloan, McCrann: The Truth on Prime Minister Turnbull’s Mad Plan

June 13, 2017 by

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By Andrew Bolt ~ Judith Sloan has been devastating on Malcolm Turnbull’s mad electricity plan. Today again: If you believe your annual electricity bill will fall by $90 every year for the next decade, you will believe anything. Renewables will go from 28 per cent of electricity generation in 2020 (including rooftop photovoltaics) to 42 […]