energy policy

ScoMo Should Follow BoJo On Net Zero Pause
16 March 2022

ScoMo Should Follow BoJo On Net Zero Pause

The West has played Russian roulette for more than two decades by outsourcing their energy supply needs to hostile nations, while presenting themselves as environmentally virtuous by pushing inter­national net zero emissions ­targets. Following the invasion of Ukraine, western leaders are waking up fast to the fact their predecessors have left us all in the firing line. Today, energy security
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If Only Trump Were Australian
5 July 2017

If Only Trump Were Australian

Amongst the recent brouhaha about US President Trump’s late-night tweeting habits, a lot of people missed a major speech he delivered last week on energy policy which included details of a new six point plan to achieve “American energy dominance” (actual transcript here). Note already the difference with Australia – in America, the government is aiming for “energy dominance” whereas
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The Destruction By Government Of Australia’s Electricity Market
1 July 2017

The Destruction By Government Of Australia’s Electricity Market

Throughout the western world over the last 20-30 years in particular, we have witnessed the tightening hand of the state, which has become ever more bold in insisting where and how we live, who we can work for or employ, what we can say and think, whose car we can get into, whose home we can stay in, and what
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What Will They Finkel Next?
20 June 2017

What Will They Finkel Next?

The greatest contribution the Finkel Review makes to Australian public policy may, in fact, be a new verb. From June 2017, to ‘finkel’ will be a term to describe how a government sets up an independent review that quickly gets hijacked by vested interests, rewrites its own terms of reference and delivers a report with skewed modelling and a patchwork of contradictory recommendations
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