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CO2 may be responsible for more destructive forest fires

February 15, 2019 - 17:12 -- Admin

Queensland was hit by forest fires, and the Queensland Premier was at it, blaming climate change (and the Australian government): “If you want to know what caused those conditions, I’ll give you an answer – it’s called climate change,” the Queensland premier told reporters. “It is only the LNP who could watch Queensland burn and […]

So how cheap is renewable energy?

March 4, 2018 - 11:38 -- Admin

This table from Peter Rees is an interesting analysis of proposed power plants for South Australia. At a time when zealots are claiming that so-called renewables (wind and solar) are cheaper than alternatives, the reality of building costs says otherwise. The notes and commentary are Peter’s as well. The three renewable projects will produce a […]

This is what you get when you dump rubbish in an old mine

August 8, 2017 - 13:22 -- Admin

Four Corners has struck again with another non-story that has panicked the political establishment. Queensland doesn’t have a waste levy. This means it is cheaper to dump in Queensland than elsewhere, creating a business opportunity for waste disposal companies who operate in New South Wales. Not surprisingly some of them have secured properly zoned dump […]

Two innovations in a disrupter

May 18, 2017 - 21:23 -- Admin

Great experience today in an Uber that I just have to share. It shows just how innovative and exciting the modern economy is, and a good antidote to the doom and gloom from last night’s forum on the Universal Basic Income. Turns out my Uber driver is doing it part time. Made some money as […]