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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 […]