• Tom Switzer: Australia’s Left Loses an Election It Was Sure to Win

    • Date: 19/05/19
    • Tom Switzer, The Wall Street Journal

    In the privacy of the voting booth, “quiet Australians,” as Mr. Morrison calls them, decided that their interests lay in a low-tax and resource-rich market economy. Sydney:There’s nothing like a shock election result to force media sophisticates to eat their words. The triumph of the center-right Liberal-National Coalition government in Australia has caused plenty of […]

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  • Corbyn’s Power Grab: Prospects for Public Ownership of the UK Energy Sector

    • Date: 15/05/19
    • Dr John Constable: GWPF Energy Editor

    The Labour Party’s plans for the nationalisation of the UK energy sector are becoming clearer. The suspicions that coercive climate policy is a precursor to nationalisation are confirmed. Proposals leaked to the national press suggest that compensation to shareholders will be discounted not only on the basis of the expenditure required to rectify supposed underinvestment […]

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  • Is the Long Renewables Honeymoon Over?

    • Date: 11/05/19
    • Dr John Constable, GWPF Energy Editor

    The European renewables industry press, which is usually unequivocally upbeat in its assessments, is currently reporting a broad spectrum of substantial problems in the sector, ranging from bankruptcies and technical problems to tepid policy support and increasing public resistance. In a fundamentally viable energy generation sector such stories could be regarded as minor perturbations, but […]

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  • Decarbonisation and the Command Economy

    • Date: 08/05/19
    • Professor Michael Kelly, University of Cambridge

    The costs of retrofitting existing domestic buildings to improve energy efficiency and reduce CO2 emissions, compared with the savings on energy bills, represent a wholly unsatisfactory return on investment from a family perspective.  A command economy would be required to make any serious inroads on the challenge as proposed by the Committee on Climate Change. […]

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  • The Trouble With Carbon Taxes: Lessons For Asian Policymakers

    • Date: 07/05/19
    • Tilak Doshi, Forbes

    Asian energy planners and policy makers are not likely to be encouraged by the experience of carbon tax legislation in a number of countries in the West which have been at the fore-front of “decarbonizing”. As some of the world’s largest carbon emitters, the major emerging Asian economies such as China, India and Indonesia as […]

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  • The Reason Renewables Can’t Power Modern Civilization Is Because They Were Never Meant To

    • Date: 06/05/19
    • Michael Shellenberger, Forbes

    The transition to renewables is doomed because modern industrial peoples do not want, no matter how Romantic they are, to return to pre-modern life. Over the last decade, journalists have held up Germany’s renewables energy transition, the Energiewende, as an environmental model for the world.  “Many poor countries, once intent on building coal-fired power plants to […]

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  • While UK Government Kills Fracking, Saudi Arabia Sees Shale Gas as Kingdom’s Next Energy Bonanza

    • Date: 30/04/19
    • Bloomberg

    The world’s biggest oil exporter is ramping up efforts to develop natural gas with plans for a 15-fold boost in output from unconventional deposits of the fuel. Saudi Aramco is building facilities to tap shale gas in the kingdom’s oil-rich eastern region and is making “a lot of progress” toward this goal, Chief Executive Officer Amin […]

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  • Another socialist boom and bust in solar down under

    • Date: 25/04/19
    • Jo Nova & ABC News

    Behold, the Victorian Govt are proving yet again that Soviet-style electricity management can crush lives, hopes and wallets. The free market is never as cruel and destructive as one run on “good intentions” or the desire to win virtue-signaling fashion parades. The invisible hand of the market was replaced with Daniel Andrews whimsy. This might […]

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