The following article ,which recommends the dismantling of the renewable regulation target, was published in the Herald Sun today. The Clean Energy Council conference in Sydney was also on today. In a debate at the conference, Nick Minchin joined me on the good guys team (lobbyists Kane Thornton, Mark Diesendorf and Gwen Andrews were on the other side) the bad guys said that green energy is advancing in leaps and bounds and will soon be cheaper than fossil fueled power. No amount of evidence about the continued failure of renewable energy to provide power commercially was able to cut through to conference attendees. And for some reason these same snafflers from the trough consider it is essential that the trough be replenished by more and bigger subsidies. Duh!
The media informed me that one infamous green lobbyist was even tweeting that a number mentioned in the article, $5 billion of investment in wind in South Australia, was ridiculous. Actually it came from a “normally reliable source” Environment Victoria!