Category Archives: Rafe

Enjoy morning coffee and hot meals while we still have coalfired power

Memo to the Liberal Party room. Today Wind and Other peaked near 9% of demand at the low point of demand around noon. AT 2 as demand picked up it was down to 8% and at 5.30 as the sun … Continue reading

Posted in Global warming and climate change policy, Rafe | 19 Comments

Canada selectively cuts carbon tax for the big end of town

Of course it makes sense! Warning, social justice warriors at work. 80%-90% of greenhouse gas emissions of large industrial corporations will be exempt from the tax The plebs still pay the tax because they can’t relocate. LOL. Environment Minister Catherine … Continue reading

Posted in Global warming and climate change policy, Rafe | 13 Comments

Vaclav Klaus on Peter Bauer

h/t Jessie on the open thread. A very elegant tribute to a man who was a true scholar and a gentleman as well. He came in Sydney in 1989 to visit the Centre for Independent Studies en route to a … Continue reading

Posted in Classical Economics, Rafe | 6 Comments

Flow-on from the Trump tax cuts

Good news from our man in DC. Not much to see in Australia yet. Funny thing that.

Posted in Rafe, Taxation | 4 Comments

Coal-fired power stations under construction around the world

What do we know that they don’t? From the Global Coal Plant Tracker. Coal Plants by Country (Power Stations) to July 2018 30MW and larger. The total for the top 100 countries is 270 (file not fully loading). China 130 … Continue reading

Posted in Global warming and climate change policy, Rafe | 31 Comments

20th century literature of liberalism

For a single book it is hard to beat Ludwig von Mises Liberalism that you can download as a PDF or read in various other formats including a book made out of paper! This is Mises’s classic statement in defense … Continue reading

Posted in civil society, Conservative politics, Rafe | 1 Comment

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

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

Posted in Global warming and climate change policy, Rafe | 33 Comments

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

Posted in Innovation, Rafe | 21 Comments