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Remembering Appalling Policies Introduced by Previous Coalition Governments (Part 1)

POPULAR sceptical blogger, Jo Nova, has responded to Labor’s defeat in yesterday’s Australian federal election with the headline ‘Voters crush the carbon tax and corruption – worst Australian government gone’. I’m not so sure. It remains my view that the previous Coalition Government lead by John Howard was a disaster, particularly when it came to [...]

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What Will Power Sydney in 5 Years, If Not Gas?

I’VE been some what dismayed by the approach of many agriculturalists to the development of a coal seam gas (CSG) industry in New South Wales. There have been many widely publicized claims that the CSG industry will pollute the air and water in particular through hydraulic fracturing, also known as ‘fracking’. Some of the noisiest [...]

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The Long and Costly War on Carbon: Viv Forbes

‘The Australian government claims that next month’s tax on carbon dioxide cannot be blamed for today’s soaring costs of living. This tax, however, is just their latest assault in the decades-long war on carbon that is already inflating the cost of everything. For at least a decade, power companies have been obliged to source 10-15% [...]

Live Near a Wind Project?

DARRYL Read is a fourth year psychology honors student at the University of New England in Australia. His research project involves surveying citizens near proposed or established wind developments, worldwide. His interest in this area of research began after speaking with rural residents living in Crookwell, New South Wales (NSW), which has the oldest wind [...]

Legal Challenge to Mandated Renewable Energy in the EU

IS there any reason why Irish citizens should be paying for renewable energy contracts, which were awarded without proper authority or planning permissions, which were granted in a manner which was not legally compliant? According to Pat Sword the contracts are illegal along with the European Unions attempts at enforcing them. Mr Sword is a [...]

Britain Gives Shale Gas Fracking Green Light: Benny Peiser

The UK government on Tuesday backed the exploration of shale gas nearly one year after it temporarily banned the drilling method which triggered two earthquakes in Britain but that has also revolutionised the U.S. energy market. An expert report commissioned by the government said shale gas fracking, a process where pressurised water and chemicals are [...]

Time to Celebrate Coal not Candles: Viv Forbes

Coal not candles should be the symbol of Earth Hour. It was coal that produced clean electric power which cleared the smog produced by dirty combustion and open fires in big cities like London and Pittsburgh. Much of the third world still suffers choking fumes and smog because they do not have clean electric power [...]

Unbalanced Reporting on Solar Power: Peter Lang

Peter Lang sent a complaint to the Australian Broadcasting Corporation (ABC) about last night’s 7:30 Report on solar power.  Here is a slightly reworded versions with hyperlinks added: “The ABC 7:30 report has improved greatly since Leigh Sales and Chris Uhlmann took over from Kerry O’Brien.  However, there have been lapses.  Last night’s 7:30 report on [...]

The Musselroe Wind Farm Travesty: Keith H.

Hi Jennifer. Following is a request for help! Tonyfromoz kindly did an excellent article titled Wind Power Australia – The Musselroe Wind Farm Travesty in Tasmania http://papundits.wordpress.com/2012/01/18/wind-power-australia-the-musselroe-wind-farm-travesty-in-tasmania/ It is a very good summary of the situation from both the viability and value claims for the energy and the obvious hypocrisy of The Greens, other environmentalists [...]