Author Archives: Judith Sloan

What ScoMo stands for: higher taxes

In yet more evidence that ScoMo has lost the plot, he has announced the imposition of GST on low value items bought from overseas even though the bureaucrats can’t figure out how this will work and the start date is … Continue reading

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Just as true for the mouse with an Aussie flag

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ScoMo completely loses the plot

You have to give SA Treasurer some credit for chutzpah in announcing the SA Major Bank Levy.  If it was good enough for ScoMo, who couldn’t ever explain the impost apart from needing the money and no one likes the banks, … Continue reading

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Rod Liddle on London

I am great fan of Rod Liddle who writes for The Spectator. Here is his latest contribution.   If you’re not tired of London, you’re tired of life Rod Liddle London, city of the damned. City of incendiary tower blocks, … Continue reading

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And it’s peer-reviewed

Here’s a post just for Alan Kohler and Ben Potter who continue to live in la-la land with other green rent-seekers. It is sourced from the Renewable and Sustainable Energy Reviews, Volume 76, 1122-1133. Burden of proof: A comprehensive review … Continue reading

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What a surprise … not

One of the problems with the debate about energy policy is the failure to differentiate between small-scale renewables – very popular, people think they are saving money as well as being virtuous – and large-scale renewables. Actually, the small-scale renewables are … Continue reading

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Good news either way

Trump Cabinet to undermine international climate action   WASHINGTON, D.C. – Donald Trump’s advisors and Cabinet officials will convene a meeting tomorrow to consider the United States’ commitment to the Paris Agreement, according to reports. The two choices under consideration … Continue reading

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So coal fired power plants are unbankable?

Japanese companies plan to develop about 45 additional coal power plants, adding more than 20 gigawatts (GW) of capacity, in the next decade, according to the U.S. Energy Information Administration (EIA). Fossil fuels accounted for about 82% of Japan’s net … Continue reading

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Crony capitalism: green style

I picked up this piece from Alan Moran about Elon Musk and his mates ripping off the taxpayers in the US – to do green good, of course. We should not think that this stuff doesn’t happen here and note … Continue reading

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South Australia: renewable energy economic superpower

Ross Garnaut, whose final climate change report was so full of I’s that the Gillard government dropped him like a hot potato as an embarrassingly impractical zealot. Now he has joined the tribe of rent-seekers by sitting on the board … Continue reading

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