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Conservative voting cards

From the Five Dock Climate Realists, update.

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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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Farage surges approaching EU elections

The spirit of Brexit is alive. Farage tops Labor and Tories combined. There’s a message to parties that ignore their base :

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Aynsley Kellow on the ALP plan for energy poverty

From Quadrant on Line. Labor has promised to ensure that 50 per cent of Australia’s generation will come from renewables by 2030. This is nonsense on stilts—and very expensive nonsense at that. A recent analysis by Brian Fisher, former head … 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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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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Bird songs

Something a bit different. Put your cursor on the bird and hear the song. Revise your French as well!

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Historical record of national CO2 production

Interesting, not sure how accurate, how come Russia has gone down so much? Go down the page to find the display, further down are numerous other infographics on energy use. Just below the CO2 chart is a mass of charts … Continue reading

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