Category Archives: Global warming and climate change policy

An outbreak of climate sanity in Brazil.

Another memo to Electricity Bill Shorten from Jo Nova. Get your tickets to the Friedman Conference and see Jo Nova in Sydney. Brazil cancels climate conference, sacks militant Greenie, calls environmentalists an “industry” Brazil, eighth largest economy in the world … Continue reading

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Memo to Bill Shorten. Recycling lithium batteries

A contribution by RobK in comments. Worth a post in case people missed it. Mostly quoted but not block-quoted for easier reading. Recycled lithium is 5 x the cost of mined lithium. The Afterlife of Electric Vehicles: Battery Recycling and … Continue reading

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What does it cost for firms to report on emissions and other carbon mitigation regulations?

Maybe there is a vast literature on this topic but I suspect there is not because quite likely the accounting and administrative costs exceed the impact of RE on power prices. This is a “strictly for nerds” paper on a … Continue reading

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The looming ecological crisis of renewable energy

RE policy is already a disaster for humans and other living things due to the calories taken out of the human food chain for fuel, the carnage of birds and the devastation of forests and grasslands to clear the ground … Continue reading

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Early risers and climate alarm

Some people get up early to do stunts about the weather. I got up early to work on the second chapter of a booklet about the failure of philosophers of science to warn us about the problem with alarmist climate … Continue reading

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Alan Carlin still at work

Alan Carlin wrote an epic book Environmentalism Gone Mad a few years ago when he retired from the US Environmental Protection Agency after several decade of cost/benefit analysis of environmental policies. He was an early member of the Sierra Club … Continue reading

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Jim Simpson. How to vote cards for conservatives

Jim Simpson is the convenor of the indefatigable Five Dock Climate Realists. Not surprisingly it’s taken more than a while to produce our recommended How To Vote Cards (HTVs) for the coming Federal Election this Saturday, however, I trust you … Continue reading

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Viv Forbes on the mad maths of emission targets

Most politicians live in a green fantasy-land where facts and numbers don’t count. They dream up fanciful figures for proposed cuts to industrial and agricultural emissions without any understanding of the remorseless growth of population. The Australian government has set … Continue reading

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David Bidstrup guest post “Batteries not Included”

Here in SA every new project for “renewable energy” has to obtain approval from the State Planning Commission. The proposals are advertised in the paper and are available to the public via a website. The other day I noticed a … Continue reading

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Jo Nova on power and climate issues

Check out her site for important posts in recent days. On the contemptible Shorten response to questions about the cost of his climate policies, recent rises in power prices and some estimates of the cost and other consequences of the … Continue reading

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