The Australian electricity market has become a stinking swamp covered with a tangled net of treaties, laws, rules, obligations, prohibitions, targets, taxes and subsidies. The swamp conceals the rubble of demolished coal generators; another plant destined for destruction (Liddell) is gradually sinking in the green ooze.

The swamp is slowly claiming paddocks of subsidised solar panels that, at best, only work for six hours per sunny day. The scene is uglified by spec-built regiments of ailing wind turbines that are often idle, but sometimes whirling madly. 

To distract the gullible media from this mess, big diesel generators charge a gigantic battery which pumps water uphill and then lets it run down again. A garbage dump of dead lithium batteries fills a nearby gully and the swamp is fenced by locked green gates.

The stagnant water is stirred on sunny days by luxury launches carrying academics-with-models, green media evangelists, climate alarmists, emissions inspectors and power regulators. Speculative sharks constantly patrol the swamp snapping up every smelly subsidy morsel scattered by politicians in posh yachts fishing for votes.

Helicopters full of unelected UN officials hover overhead, creating choppy waves of uncertainty. A pleasant hill overlooking the swamp houses the air-conditioned offices of the power regulators. They have no windows to the world and few power engineers; they stare at screens, run models and press buttons.

                   The way out of the energy swamp is to retrace the way we got in.

First, get to the root of the problem – UN Climate Alarmism. Disown the Paris and Kyoto Treaties and dump all the obligations, costs, hobbles and distortions they have created. Stop their pointless war on carbon energy. Carbon dioxide does not control climate but it does support all life on earth.

Abolish green energy targets and renewable energy certificates – they belong in museums beside the WW2 ration cards.

Then de-fund and boycott the rotten core of climate alarmism – the UNIPCC. Shun their never-ending climate conferences and cease funding all of their green tentacles. Cancel the tax exempt status of political activists posing as honest scientists.

Then unravel the electricity regulations mess. Stop politicians from banning or promoting their energy favourites – speculators should be free to build wind, solar, geothermal, wave, coal, gas, nuclear or pig-poo power generators free of all special taxes, subsidies and market mandates. But no electricity distributor, retailer or consumer should be forced to accept unreliable or expensive electricity.

Then abolish all guaranteed returns on inflated capital for those who gold-plate power lines and poles, or expect big returns on under-used connections to remote wind farms or other green energy toys. Consumers should not be saddled with these hidden green taxes.

All electricity producers and retailers should face competitive market prices, get no special subsidies and obey the same tax laws. But they should be encouraged to enter into long term contracts to supply base-load or peak power at agreed prices. Such contracts could underpin construction of new reliable generation capacity.

                                      Politicians should stop backing losers

De-centralise decision making. Test energy theories properly by letting green states go deep green on intermittent energy, while others place their bets on long-term contracts from new HELE (High Energy Low Emissions) running on solid reliable black “fossil sunshine”. Allow isolated communities to try sealed transportable nuclear power packs.

The choice for our crippled electricity industry is stark – swift surgical reform and practical innovation; or let the lights go out as our once-cheap-and-reliable grid drowns in the smelly regulatory swamp.

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alio

Yep! That explains it all.

GeorgeofMagpie
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GeorgeofMagpie

Can’t argue with that logic

GeorgeofMagpie
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GeorgeofMagpie

Smith? Presbyterian! I wonder

igiveup
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igiveup

It’s always a pleasure to watch the eyes glaze over when you explain to the sheeple why they pay the horrendous prices they pay. They have no comprehension whatever of what they voted for.

MichaelMannix
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Trump is on the warpath – that Iranian President sure pissed him off! https://www.reuters.com/article/us-iran-nuclear-usa-rouhani/irans-rouhani-warns-trump-about-mother-of-all-wars-idUSKBN1KC07Z so Trump tweeted Donald J. Trump
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To Iranian President Rouhani: NEVER, EVER THREATEN THE UNITED STATES AGAIN OR YOU WILL SUFFER CONSEQUENCES THE LIKES OF WHICH FEW THROUGHOUT HISTORY HAVE EVER SUFFERED BEFORE. WE ARE NO LONGER A COUNTRY THAT WILL STAND FOR YOUR DEMENTED WORDS OF VIOLENCE & DEATH. BE CAUTIOUS!

Pablo
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Pablo

Shadow….Explains Tigerpiss’s interest….. A snowflake if ever there was one….

oldskankhidinginTheShadow
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oldskankhidinginTheShadow

Watch the happy little trail to a Lawyers picnic. SHY better have deep pockets and the ability to accept defeat.

oldskankhidinginTheShadow
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oldskankhidinginTheShadow

From memory the original quote was made in regard to how the Government of the day was handing out grants to obscure public, self interest groups. But it most certainly sums up the nature and theme of the same elements of ratbaggery within society today.
The continued spiral of our institutes of Higher Education into irrelevance and banal obscurity also represents those aspects.

MichaelMannix
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mots
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MichaelMannix
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MichaelMannix

Talking of the energy swamp, spend half an hour watching this amazing clip about the war in Syria, the geopolitical players… I would love to read what Larry’s take is on this. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ot9cRcmbYLE

Whacked2
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Whacked2

A truth teller funded by Russia?

oldskankhidinginTheShadow
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oldskankhidinginTheShadow

That is a bit rich, coming from the clueless puss.

Ducktracy
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Ducktracy

A truth teller with enemies in the intelligence agencies…nothing criminal about him

Ducktracy
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Ducktracy

Aust Govt doesn’t give a shit either…so much for citizenship

Ducktracy
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Ducktracy

Mueller has already turned him cown

Edwin
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Edwin

Talking through the bottle again apedog?

Whacked2
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Whacked2

Rofl – best laugh in ages #7

oldskankhidinginTheShadow
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oldskankhidinginTheShadow

Tongue in cheek Tiggy… no… it is not an attempt to french kiss either!

oldskankhidinginTheShadow
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oldskankhidinginTheShadow

Poor ole Tiggyfat, cannot identify genuine irony in a statement that serves primarily to highlight just how higher education has become so debased by catering to insignificant minority group pressures with frivolous and irrelevant courses of study.

noucg
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they are for Free speech provided you dont tell the truth about them ,then you are a nazi

noucg
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noucg

new audis ,jeeps ,pajeros ,mercedes at a Dive called Moorooka in Brisbane ,driven by poor Afros

noucg
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noucg

mean while our UN Zionist arse licking politicians are pissing away our taxes in Foreign ”AID” ,but no aid for farmers like Marxist bitch Margaret Whitlam said at a womens meeting in the 70s, ” When we get rid of the farmers ,we will own the country ”

noucg
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noucg

crypto jew and useful idiot ,who always get whacked when they are no longer ”useful”

Ducktracy
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Ducktracy

Sunday Morning Futures [ 7/22/2018 ] DOJ Releases 400 Pages Of Fisa Documents
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=TM5HtKllcEA

attycats
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attycats

madmax .. whoever let the idiot out of the asylum should be hanged.

Hotrocks
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Hotrocks

Vic’s police force is on leave !

Hotrocks
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Hotrocks

& they didn’t stay long .

DuranceKFEsq
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DuranceKFEsq

Dutton is a fool

disgusted1
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disgusted1

Name those facts

disgusted1
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disgusted1

You might want to preach that to your lefty mates Oliver who value hurt feelings and political correctness over facts.

81Alpha
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81Alpha

Apparently, there were only about fifty of them turned up, in the first place. Most of them could probably do with the bath.

disgusted1
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disgusted1

Lovely, Israel dumping the “white helmet” terrorists on the rest of the world. “Israel has evacuated 800 White Helmets rescuers and their family members threatened by advancing Syrian regime forces to Jordan for resettlement in Britain, Canada and Germany, Amman said Sunday.” https://t.co/H5n1N86pdz?amp=1

disgusted1
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disgusted1

Even blind freddy can see there was no collusion, the left are just prolonging the investigation until the midterms so they can use it for smearing the Republican’s. Dirty tactics as usual from the left, “whatever it takes”

AnnieMac
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AnnieMac

Good one, again, IE.Ignore the ignorant ones…they know no better!

AnnieMac
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AnnieMac

Good one, IE.

johnsamson
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johnsamson

Straight shoota, a great President is in.

AnnieMac
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AnnieMac

Tiger baby, you still write rubbish.Will you ever learn?

mots
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mots

Good stuff, thanks Micky.

Gazz
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Gazz

Can’t help but comment … I have lived overseas for the last 7 years and have watched Australia sink from Lucky Country to dumb country … because we have elected politicians who have no common sense, no regard for what the voters are telling them, and those that just care about their “career” and pension fund. Voters are just as much to blame … according to “polls” most people will vote Labor of Greens at the next election … how dumb … can’t you remember what happened under the last Labor/Green Government? Or is it that the majority of voters… Read more »

Richard.oz
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Richard.oz

This is just the genuine usual R.oz, not someone else. I do tend to call anything that depends on invisible sky daddies rubbish; especially when they’re anti-invisible sky daddy tales.

Richard.oz
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Richard.oz

Rubbish.

Pablo
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Pablo
Pablo
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Pablo

I think Australians, in General are suffering from “Stockholm syndrome” when it comes to Australian Politics………We have been held Hostage by the current Labour/greens and Turnbulls LabourLite for so long the Sheeple now accept it……….As our Nation, and all that our Diggers died and suffered to protect for us, and our children, is systematically flushed down the UN, politically correct toilet……This is what is being delivered and force fed to us by the Media and the Trough addicted dwellers, from the Canberra and State political Swamps….but that is just my humble opinion………

mots
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mots

Thick shakes will need to be thin shakes to avoid straw failure.

CaptainOutrageous
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CaptainOutrageous

Bodily fluids?

mots
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mots

Rand Paul Rants: Trump Derangement Syndrome Has Spread to the Senate

Mark Dice

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hoyt9AyDdiw

Edwin
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Edwin

Joe Rogan talks to Pat Miletich….If Hillary Was Scrutinized Like Trump….https://youtu.be/2i9CLccQl8Y

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