• Rocketing Power Prices Spell The End For Subsidised Wind & Solar

    • Date: 02/09/18
    • Stop These Things

    The appointment of Angus Taylor as Australia’s new Energy Minister has guaranteed that the end to subsidised wind and solar will be brutal and swift. Malcolm Turnbull’s downfall resulted from stratospheric power prices, sent into orbit by unreliable and intermittent wind and solar. His fate was sealed when he started spinning the line that his […]

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  • Beginning Of The End For Subsidised Renewables

    • Date: 01/09/18
    • Judith Sloan, The Australian

    Without subsidies and the ongoing presence of backup power based on fossil-fuel generation, the outlook for more renewable energy in Australia is extremely uncertain. Indeed, without the intervention of governments, the salad days for renewable energy will quickly fade. One of the most astute investors in the world is Warren Buffett. Since 2004 his company, […]

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  • Phasing Out #Coal In Europe: Easier Said Than Done

    • Date: 31/08/18
    • Henry St George, EU Reporter

    Without convincing alternatives, coal is here to stay By this December, Germany’s last two hard coal mines – Prosper-Haniel and Ibbenbüren – will shut down for good. On the surface, this seems like an encouraging sign for Germany’s much-touted transition to a lower-carbon economy (the Energiewende) especially when combined with the news that German renewable energy outweighed coal for the first time this […]

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  • Japan’s Nuclear Revival Threatens Renewable Energy Subsidies

    • Date: 30/08/18
    • Reuters

    TOKYO, Aug 29 (Reuters) – Kyushu Electric Power Co may start restricting third-party supplies of solar energy after it restarts a fourth nuclear reactor, the company said on Wednesday, underscoring the risks to a government push to boost renewable energy.   Japan’s fifth-biggest utility by sales plans to restart the No. 2 reactor at its […]

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  • ‘New Australian PM Won’t Last Long Without Slashing Green Subsidies’

    • Date: 27/08/18
    • Stop These Things

    New PM, Scott Morrison must slash subsidies to renewables now to tame the 40 rebel MPs who crushed wind and solar obsessed Malcolm Turnbull. Australia’s new Prime Minister Scott Morrison The 40 MPs who forced Turnbull to walk the plank, will do exactly the same to Morrison if he fails to arrest Australia’s out-of-control energy […]

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  • New Australian PM Bound To Slash Wind & Solar Subsidies As Rebels Keep Up Pressure

    • Date: 26/08/18
    • Stop These Things

    Renewables Reset: Rocketing Power Prices Mean New PM Bound to Slash Wind & Solar Subsidies Australia’s renewable energy policy has just imploded and, with it, the set-in-stone ‘certainty’ craved by renewable energy rent seekers. Never again will wind and solar power outfits be able to rely on the bipartisan support for subsidies to renewables, critical to […]

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  • North Of Alaska: The Next Oil Boom

    • Date: 26/08/18
    • Michael Lynch, Forbes

    At this stage, Alaskan shale seems unlikely to challenge the Bakken or Permian basins in terms of size, but it is early days yet:  many of the existing shale basins have greatly exceeded initial expectations. The media was all atwitter about the announcement that Alaska might be the next oil boom province, based on a new […]

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  • Energy Efficiency, Smart Meters and Climate Policy

    • Date: 14/08/18
    • Dr John Constable: GWPF Energy Editor

    The Chief Executive of the UK’s electricity and gas regulator, Ofgem, has published a prominent article in The Daily Telegraph reassuring the public about the Smart Meter programme, and stressing its potential benefits. Unfortunately, Ofgem is no longer the independent consumer champion that it once was, and the statement cannot be taken at face value. It […]

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