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  • Nice Try, But Turnbull’s National Energy Guarantee Fails The Test

    • Date: 21/10/17
    • Chris Kenny, The Australian
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    Climate and energy policy, in my view, is an area where the major parties, bureaucracy, media and even most industry groups are out of step with the practical concerns and common sense of the mainstream. Here are the politically correct, morally vain views of the so-called elites coalescing around post-material goals that can only damage […]

  • Asian Concerns Over German ‘Energiewende’ Failures: Bangladesh, India Need To Draw Their Lessons

    • Date: 21/10/17
    • Ritu Sharma, Energy Bangla
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    For a long time the developing countries have been learning from the Germany’s ‘Energiewende’ (literally translating to Energy Transition) programme, which entailed dismantling its 19 nuclear power stations by 2022 and replace it with other renewable energy sources. However, as per experts the daunting project to substitute a cheap, reliable, secure power source with renewables […]

  • Germany’s Green Caste System: Poor Forced To Subsidise The Green Elites

    • Date: 21/10/17
    • New York Times News Service
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    A backlash of epic proportions is building over rising prices for energy. A de facto class system has emerged, saddling Germany’s have-nots with higher electricity bills that help subsidise the installation of solar panels and wind turbines of the well-off green elites. 300,000 German households see power turned off A mother is sitting with her son […]

  • Energy Efficiency: Lessons from the Green Deal and Energy Company Obligation

    • Date: 20/10/17
    • Dr John Constable: GWPF Energy Editor
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    New data on the uptake and application of domestic energy efficiency measures under the Green Deal and the Energy Company Obligation provides a useful indication of the likely efficacy of such measures. Where the public is permitted choice, and has to pay for the measures, they are not widely adopted; where they are coerced and […]

  • Green Crap: Another Solar Subsidy Business Goes Bust

    • Date: 20/10/17
    • Associated Press
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    A green energy company heavily incentivized by Mississippi is shutting down, raising questions about whether the state will get repaid. It’s the fourth green subsidy company to go bust recently. Solar panel maker Stion notified the state Tuesday that it would close its Hattiesburg plant Dec. 13, laying off 137 employees. “Intense, non-market competition from foreign solar […]

  • Europe’s Climate Fiasco: Dutch Will Also Miss 2020 Targets

    • Date: 20/10/17
    • Reuters
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    AMSTERDAM (Reuters) – The Netherlands will miss 2020 targets for renewable energy production and greenhouse gas emissions despite new investments in wind power, according to a government review published on Thursday. Based on current projections, green schemes will produce 12.4 percent of the Dutch energy supply by that year, below a 14-percent target agreed with the […]

  • Green Energy Campaigners May Kill The World’s Biggest Science Project

    • Date: 20/10/17
    • Bloomberg
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    The world’s biggest scientific experiment is on course to become the most expensive source of surplus power. With wind-farm campaigners starting to promise subsidy-free power by 2025 and electricity demand in Europe stagnating, the future of fusion research looks bleak. Components of the 20 billion-euro ($24 billion) project are already starting to pile up at a construction site […]

  • Andrew Bolt: Turnbull’s New Energy Plan Just Died

    • Date: 20/10/17
    • Andrew Bolt, Herald Sun
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    The Turnbull Government’s electricity plan is politically stuffed if this is where the debate’s got to: Malcolm Turnbull’s new energy policy is fuelling anxiety among government MPs, who are liken­ing it to a “cap and trade” carbon scheme and demanding that emissions reductions be delayed as long as possible to minimise costs. The Prime Minister yesterday […]

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