Fossil Fuels and Subsidies in Australia

From the end of last year but still relevant.   Anyone who claims that coal mining or other resource production is subsidised in Australia is trying to sell you something.. It isn’t. Claims it is are deliberately misleading.   There are no subsidies, just the same tax reductions for business costs that apply to all …

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Let That Be A Lesson To You!

It seem unlikely Australian political leaders (those allied with the Greens, anyway) will take any notice of this story, which is yet another reason to dump them at the next Federal election. From Canada’s National Post: We have long argued that the Ontario government’s headlong rush to convert Canada’s industrial heartland to “green” energy would …

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Ignoring Reality

In a natural follow up to the story below, where a bunch of toddlers attempt to pretend something does not exist, the UK government and the BBC pretend something does exist – cheap renewable energy. Christopher Booker writes in The Telegraph: What is the maddest thing going on in Britain today? There may be many competitors …

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So Scary It’s Profitable

A couple of excerpts from Matt Ridley, writing in The Australian: No matter how many scares are proved wrong, the next set of dispatches of doom are treated with the same reverential respect. Remember what the media said about the Y2K computer bug? “This is not a prediction, it is a certainty: there will be serious …

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Big Wind

No, that is not my Native American name. Gary Jason at Liberty Unbound draws attention to two recent WSJ articles about the cost of ‘green’ subsidies. The first is about those annoying annoying and expensive energy saving light bulbs: California’s utilities alone spent $548 million over the past seven years in CFL subsidies. In fact, …

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