Cleaning the study (see Augean stables) The Spectator for 5 May came to light with a story by Andrew Urban “Parasites Eating Australia” with reference to climate change leeches.
This prompted the thought, just who are the people and organisations who are making money out of unreliable energy? I assume that is mostly wind and solar, although of course there are other schemes about like geothermal that was going down the drain at last report and tidal that provided the enduring image of the unreliable misadventure.
So here is a class exercise: what do we know about the organisations that are cashing in on RE projects, what is their corporate structure, who runs them and who is making money out of them? And what are the sums of money involved, for example Wind and Solar may receive subsidies up to 2.8 Billion per annum up to 2030.
Turnbull’s son and the Infigen story.
And the wife of Mr Photios? And others.
demonstrating she wants to be a builder not a wrecker, Kristina — a former Macquarie Bank analyst and KPMG adviser — has also created a new group called “Conservatives for Conservation” to champion environmental causes within the Coalition.
Kristina chairs the group, which we understand has secured the patronage of former Howard-era environment minister Robert Hill, former father-of-the-house Philip Ruddock, the Liberals’ first federal female president Chris McDiven and, perhaps most significantly, former NSW premier Nick Greiner, the party’s all-but-official president-elect who will replace the outgoing Richard Alston in a fortnight at the Liberals’ federal council.
Almost-president-elect Greiner has long been a supporter of strong action on climate policy, saying just before the Abbott era began in 2009 that it was “nonsense” to behave as if it was a “left-wing conspiracy”.
Greiner has also been one of the most articulate supporters of the Turnbull government’s David Gonski-blessed school funding reforms, which he has called “a model of fairness and common sense”.
And then there’s Greiner’s contact book, bulging after his energetic post-political career in business at QBE, CHAMP private equity, Rothschild Australia, Transurban and on and on. Just the man for the Turnbull-led, cash-strapped party.