Author Archives: Rafe Champion

Remember the choke point. How sustainable is renewable energy?

This is a draft of a chapter in the work in progress to explain why Wind and Solar power cannot replace coal and gas to provide reliable power until massive amounts of wind and solar power can be stored to … Continue reading

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New offshore wind threatens to double British power prices

Lets increase the supply of cheap renewable energy! What could go wrong? Item 7 on the list. A recently released report by Professor Gordon Hughes of Edinburgh University provides a stark warning of the implications for energy costs of this … Continue reading

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Libertarian narratives from the Australian Taxpayers Alliance

A cornucopia of videos from the Australian Taxpayers Alliance. Video of presentations from Friedman Conferences and links to other suites of videos on every other thing you can think of.

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Dueling narratives – a confrontation of alarmists

On one hand Andy Pitman the primary climate modeler in the nation trashes the claim that droughts are linked to climate change. “…as far as the climate scientists know there is no link between climate change and drought.” “…there is … Continue reading

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Libertarian Spice Girls – leaving the left, the sensation of the Friedman Conference

ENJOY!

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CPAC Day 3

Another great day. Serious coaching on planning and executing campaigns, not a non-left strong point. The good news is that all the presentations will be sent out for circulation to people who gave particulars on the spot and they can … Continue reading

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Kristina Keneally wins CPAC Award

Senator Kristina Keneally has sensationally taken out the inaugural Australian CPAC Promotion Award for the person who has done the most to promote the conference.This was a popular decision. The assembly greeted the announcement with tumultuous applause. Ms Keneally was … Continue reading

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Sinc vs the mob

  At CPAC Sinc is on stage following Renee Gorman and downstairs a mob is banging on the glass doors. A strong contingent of boys in blue is on site. Nigel Farage was sensational!!!

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Climate loonies arrested in Brisbane

Almost 60 protesters were arrested during a climate change protest in Brisbane yesterday, with dramatic footage emerging of a police officer pursuing an activist and pinning him to the ground. https://t.co/W3DPv8EBSi @@JoelDry7 #7NEWS pic.twitter.com/bPpVuwvp04 — 7NEWS Sydney (@7NewsSydney) August 6, … Continue reading

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Rising seas. Going backwards in Sydney Harbour! And more

Breaking news. Global warming about to bite in SE Australia. Behind the paywall of course but you get the idea. Pity about the fires in N NSW! Thundersnow, damaging winds, blizzards and bitterly cold temperatures are set to batter southern … Continue reading

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