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Russian big business heavily subsidised in Australia

As Abbott demonises Russia about MH17-“…Oleg Deripaska…Russia’s richest man for 2008…wrote to Department of Climate Change in Canberra…dire warning: oligarch’s considerable investment in Australia was being threatened by plan to tackle global warming being advanced by the Rudd Government.” Thanks … Continue reading

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Time to stop subsidies to aluminium smelters

News item linked here advises, because of world over supply in new smelters, no smelters are viable . Aluminium smelting uses so much energy that it’s known as “congealed electricity”. In Victoria, our brown coal power is the dirtiest, with big … Continue reading

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Aluminium exports taxpayers’ money

Here’s a clear illustration of biggest proportion of our dirty electricity generation going to aluminium smelting. In Victoria, when we pay 30, we’re lucky if they pay 1.5cents/kWh . Actual subsidy is nearly $0.5B/year, based on best rate for equivalent big … Continue reading

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Albanese: first of ‘dirty dozen’ falls

Title is from http://www.climatespectator.com.au/commentary/albanese-first-dirty-dozen-falls#comment-236211. Here’s my feelings about it: In Victoria, aluminium smelting is especially crazy. Liberals deal for power for Portland was geared to world price of aluminium, not cost of production. Based on report by Turton, 2002, they pay … Continue reading

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