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Carmichael mine jobs need ’21 times the subsidies’ of renewables, says lobby group

 Solar panels. The Clean Energy Finance Corporation has announced a $20m investment in the Ross River solar farm in Townsville, a 116MW project expected to deliver 150 jobs. Photograph: Lukas Coch/AAP Federal funding for Adani project amounts to $683,060 a … Continue reading

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Coalition subsidies increase for fossil fuels – new “growth centre”

National Energy Resources Australia, or NERA – will work closely with researchers from universities and the newly streamlined CSIRO, the irony of which was not lost on critics of the scheme…“Pouring millions of dollars into research for the fossil fuel industry … Continue reading

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Time to stop BigBiz undermining democracy, public money only for election funds

Now that PM Turnbull needs to be seen to actually do something, especially since losing front bench colleagues because of shonky “donations”, will he prove to be big enough to get serious about the whole thing, no donations at all, … Continue reading

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Time to cut the crap about “clean coal”

Here’s a review of accumulated mythology of  “clean coal”, old and new. Minister for unEnvironment Greg Hunt has recently been proclaiming, yet again, that he’s confident of breakthroughs in the next 5years. What he’s taking about is the DICE engine, a … Continue reading

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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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Would Coalition states tax the sun to protect utilities?

An update on how much States are subsidising fossil fuel power from big mobs and contemplating taxing rooftop solar PV to balance budgets. Of course, as they do this, it just makes economics more attractive for us all to go … Continue reading

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Origin wins as NSW coal subsidy scandal unwinds

How about…”subsidised price of coal at little more than $30/tonne, a fraction of the then export price”.c…contrast,  bungling … to get large-scale solar plants developed. REDP program and  Solar Flagships…still not produced anything. Original bidders both lost their grants. The … 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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Power Co’s subsidised $750m in unpaid taxes: ATO

Here’s another one to add to the annual $10B subsidies for coal, oil and gas power companies. >readmore> Climate Spectator

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Cars – Reward Efficiency not waste

From RMI – “Innovative state or federal policies, such as feebates, can encourage the continuous improvement of fuel economy by charging fees on inefficient new cars and paying corresponding rebates for efficient ones. In its first year of implementation, such … Continue reading

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