6th October, 2021 By Alan Moran, Quadrant Source; https://quadrant.org.au/opinion/doomed-planet/2021/10/australias-obscene-green-subsidy-machine/ When an ALP government introduced a “carbon price” on electricity in 2012 it was sold as a neutral tax. It was, of course, nothing of the sort. The tax was on the carbon content of fossil fuels, but a neutral tax would have had the new … Continue reading Australia’s Obscene Green Subsidy Machine
Massive Pilbara renewable export hub smashed by Feds. 17th June, 2021 By Paul Hunt, Senior Journalist: Energy & Commodities Source: https://www.energynewsbulletin.net/on-the-record/news/1412177/massive-pilbara-renewable-export-hub-smashed-by-feds THE GIGANTIC Asian Renewable Energy Hub which would cover a 6500 square kilometres in the East Pilbara, and export renewable electricity to Singapore, has been deemed too environmentally destructive by the federal government. The … Continue reading Pilbara Renewable Export Hub ‘Smashed’
Crumbling electricity grid is a disaster waiting to happen: report 5th May, 2021 By Matthew Elmas, The New Daily, Finance News Forget "gold plated". Cobwebs are growing on our electricity grid. Photo: TND A billion-dollar investment gap in the upkeep of Australia’s electricity grid could undermine our ability to keep the lights on during natural disasters. … Continue reading Crumbling Electricity Grid Is A Disaster Waiting To Happen:
‘I can’t sleep’: Household debt escalates as Victorians struggle to pay bills 16th April, 2021 By Henrietta Cook, The Age Household debt has skyrocketed since the start of the pandemic, with Victorians now owing more than $103 million to gas and electricity retailers for unpaid bills. Debt has risen by 35 per cent since April … Continue reading Victorians Struggle To Pay Bills
DELWP-REZ-Development-Plan-Directions-paperDownload Source REZ-Development-Plan-Directions-paper, Figure 1 Victoria’s Renewable Energy Zones This plan paves the way to Victoria being endlessly opened up to more renewables, energy infrastructure, management and costs. The Victorian government is investing $540 million from the Renewable Energy Zone (REZ) Fund to build Victoria's REZ network and set up VicGrid in July 21. The … Continue reading Vic Renewable Energy Directions Paper – 2021
'Deeply troubling': Chinese company that 'tries to hide its ties' to the Communist Party is set to be given the green light to build two hydro power stations in Australia 16th June, 2020 By Alison Bevege, Daily Mail Australia https://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-8422653/Deeply-troubling-Chinese-firm-Communist-ties-set-build-hydro-power-stations-Australia.html Chinese firm accused of 'trying to hide' its ties to the Chinese Communist PartyBeijing-based wind … Continue reading ‘Deeply Troubling’ …
There's global interest in Tasmania's wind farms — but can foreign ownership laws cope? By Alison Branley, ABC News https://www.abc.net.au/news/2021-01-06/foreign-investment-in-tasmanian-wind-farms-raising-concerns/13036164 The Chinese-owned Cattle Hill Wind Farm came online with 48 turbines last year.(ABC News: Alison Branley) On the south-east corner of Australia, the winds known as the Roaring Forties whip across from the Indian Ocean. … Continue reading Foreign Investment Raising Concerns
'..the 2020 count is below 2,000 butterflies. The number represents an astonishing continuation of the near-total collapse of the western migratory population of the species over the last few decades'.
24th April, 2018 By Everard Himmelreich, The Standard https://www.standard.net.au/story/5360107/wind-farm-says-sharing-power-lines-is-difficult/ Visual impact: Metal pylons erected to carry transmission lines from the Salt Creek wind farm stand over standard power poles near the Terang terminal station. Calls by the south-west community for wind farm companies to share transmission lines were difficult to accommodate when new south-west wind farms were … Continue reading Wind Farm Says Sharing Power Lines Sometimes ‘Not Practicable’-2018
On December 20 last year, when Melbourne reached 43.5C, a series of wind turbines unexpectedly switched themselves off.- Mr Skinner, AEC.