Coalition claims of cost of renewables are becoming more and more ridiculous. And so are the claims in the Murdoch Media, Even on Q&A, the ABC let Ron Boswell get away with – and even approved of – a litany of absurdities.
Here is a definition in search of a term: what do we call a calculated political strategy to confuse the citizenry in order to gain an electoral advantage?
Ambition is not on the agenda for the Abbott government in its climate policies. Coalition describes Climate Change Authority’s recommendations as “staggering” as Abbott launches another extraordinary attack on wind energy, saying 23.5% renewables is “more than enough”.
The Australian Labor Party and Bill Shorten appear to have rediscovered their climate change mojo, rejecting Tony Abbott’s party of “flat Earthers”. But the Coalition, large vested interests and the Murdoch media have responded with a vicious scare campaign.
If you look at the carbon tax as an experiment, there are four main conclusions you can draw from its results, 12 months after the price was removed.
No claim has been more audacious than the one now being told by the federal government about Australia’s “success” in meeting its Kyoto emissions target.
Obama’s climate ultimatum to states: Control carbon dioxide emissions from electric power plants or the federal government will do it for you.
Reports Abbott govt considering emissions target of between 15-25% below 2005 levels by 2030 slammed as ‘big fail’ on climate action and competitiveness.
Abbott government’s new attack on the CEFC will prolong the drought in clean energy investment, and hit consumers. It seems there is nothing the Coalition won’t do to stop investment in technologies that threaten incumbent fossil fuel interests.