Author Archives: Rafe Champion

Electric cars leave carbon emissions behind?

From a story about the innovative subsidy farmer Elon Musk in The Weekend Australian. Technology commentator Anthony Agius in Melbourne said he put his name down for the Model 3 in 2017. The focus was simply on leaving carbon emissions … Continue reading

Posted in Global warming and climate change policy, Rafe | 32 Comments

Thank you Jason Soon and Sinc

A random thought occurred on the road this evening, we all enjoy playing on the Cat, so lets remember Jason Soon who started it back around 2005 and Sinc who took over a few years ago and carried it onward … Continue reading

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Black Americans swing to Trump

In the face of the Trump Derangement Syndrome. h/t Empire 5.5 on the open thread. A poll conducted by the NAACP shows that black support for President Donald Trump sits at 21 percent, which, according to the Washington Examiner, is … Continue reading

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Follow the money….to AGL

How does this make for cheaper power prices? AGL triples profit after Hazelwood closes. On the lighter side: Vigilante cows.

Posted in Ethics and morality, Rafe | 26 Comments

Lets follow the example of Germany with unreliable energy

Imploding wind industry! Following the solar industry. And according to the Hans Boeckler Foundation site here: “No other industry grew so rapidly in the last decades as the production of solar cells has – and none has collapsed as fast.” … Continue reading

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Jeremy Sammut on the future of Medicare

From the Centre for Independent Studies. The theme of the story. Bill Shorten’s promise that Labor will pour more money into public hospitals might have helped them win four by-elections on Saturday. But it’s not good health policy. Higher spending … Continue reading

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Interesting comments – Chinese training cadres in South Africa

Check out the comments on Jo Nova’s Weekend Unthreaded: there is technical stuff about fires and wind turbines and some political comment on the Australian scene. This is alarming out of #5 Chinese training cadres in South Africa, think of … Continue reading

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Trump says to Obama’s car fuel rules…

“You’re Fired!” WASHINGTON—The Trump administration took direct aim Thursday at California’s role as de facto auto regulator for the nation, proposing to end the state’s ability to set its own fuel-efficiency standards and to dial back Obama-era limits on tailpipe … Continue reading

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Suicide of a nation

Jo Nova describes how windpower is destroying baseload capacity. In the South Australian experiment total wind power capacity is now far above the average state demand most hours of the day. This effectively destroys any economic case for cheap baseload … Continue reading

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David Leyonhjelm guest post on the right to die

In my previous life as a veterinarian I lost count of the number of domestic animals I euthanised. I had no qualms about this; in each case the decision to take life was made to end unacceptable suffering. The animals, … Continue reading

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