Featured

THE TRIUMPH OF IDEOLOGY

JOHN CARROLLThe success of Australia as a flourishing, dynamic and prosperous democracy has had social cohesion as one of its backstays. Signs are that this fruitful cohesion may be coming under hazardous pressure, pressure that began in the Covid years and is being exacerbated by a dissociation between the political class and the needs of … Continue reading THE TRIUMPH OF IDEOLOGY

Bowen betting our economic future on renewable delusion

NICK CATER You don’t have to be a climate sceptic to conclude that the government’s energy policy is bonkers. You just have to listen to the Energy Minister’s words. Last week, Chris Bowen outlined the challenge of meeting Labor’s 2030 emissions reduction target to a conference in Sydney. Reducing emissions by 43 per cent will … Continue reading Bowen betting our economic future on renewable delusion

Hit Putin where it’ll hurt by turning the tables on energy.

ADAM CREIGHTON11:00PM OCTOBER 12, 2022The best and perhaps only way to undermine Russia’s war machine in the long term is for the US and Europe to junk their unrealistic and failing quest to eradicate fossil fuels from their energy supply and instead flood the world with hydrocarbons. It is political heresy to say it, but … Continue reading Hit Putin where it’ll hurt by turning the tables on energy.

Oh For More of This Common Sense!

Left media keep public in dark on renewablesCHRIS MITCHELL The left media’s reaction to Labor’s win has been eerily similar to that after the 2007 win by the Rudd government. Picture: Getty Images 9:08PM JUNE 12, 2022 Many media commentators have welcomed the election of the Albanese government as the beginning of the end of … Continue reading Oh For More of This Common Sense!

The Importance of Electricity to the Developing World

 Global coal use soaring, expected to set new record in 2022 Robert Bryce, The Hill, 23 July 2021Call it an inconvenient truth, but the global economy is fueled by electricity, much of it produced from coal, and that will not change anytime soon. Electricity use and economic growth go hand in hand. And as global electricity demand … Continue reading The Importance of Electricity to the Developing World

The Australian Electricity Dilemma-Alan Moran Nails It

The Spectator https://www.spectator.com.au/2020/07/do-we-want-to-follow-st-jacinda-and-price-our-industry-out-of-existence/ Alan Moran 10 July 2020 Rio Tinto’s announced closure of its aluminium smelter in New Zealand due to uncompetitive power prices this week is a reminder of the vulnerability of Australia’s four remaining smelters, all of which face sharply higher prices courtesy of government energy policies. With energy costs comprising about a … Continue reading The Australian Electricity Dilemma-Alan Moran Nails It

Energy-A Different Perspective

Shale Gas – Not Renewables – Has Been The Biggest Disruptor In Energy Markets Peter Tertzakian, Financial Post, 12 September 2018 The biggest and fastest energy transition in North America hasn’t been the addition of renewables, nor the pushing out of coal. It’s been the substitution of conventional natural gas with shale gas. And now … Continue reading Energy-A Different Perspective