Liberal Energy – The “too hard” party

How poor is the understanding of our Energy market by the Coalition government? Check these data. When Tony Abbott became PM he slashed the Renewable Energy Target from 41,000 gigawatt hours to 33,000 claiming the target could not be met. Not only was that revised target met, the original is going to be exceeded too. [...]

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Naughty Friday funny–Trump 1

I’m thinking it’s time to return to the NFf and who better to kick it of than Donald Trump himself. Plenty of great humour has been written about Trump but The Donald is more into improv. It’s quite a skill. Here he is working without a script and rather than a well practiced routine, what [...]

Why “It’s Time” worked. Why Voter caution is required.

Way way back in ‘72, Gough Whitlam won government from a tired Coalition that had simply run out of puff. The Leadership was in chaos, they were pretty much out of ideas, they had no idea or desire of how to extract us from the looming defeat in Vietnam, party leaders were compromise candidates rather [...]

Original Renewable Energy Target reached

Great news. The RET of 33,000 gigawatt hours that was due by 2020 was met right at the end of last year and the best of all, there is no sign of the Renewables push slackening, even though the LGC price is expected to fall dramatically from their current value around $86. The Abbott speed [...]

Friendship or Ownership – Putin vs Trump

A great deal of effort is coming out of the White House suggesting taking no action against Putin is some sort of "good mates cutting through Red Tape" situation but when you look closer that's simply not the case. The last 3 attempts to secretly entertain the Russians have fallen flat within hours of the [...]

Twisting China’s tail while they have you by the short and curlys. Bad idea.

On January 11th the Australian Financial Review had an article entitled Global rates spike on China's US Treasury threat which described China’s veiled threat to the US over Trump’s threatened trade sanctions. This is why you need a US President with a brain, and the self confessed genius will have his eyes glazing over before [...]

How much damage can this human wrecking ball do? A hell of a lot as it turns out.

Poor Donald. Having a weak grasp of history, both US and Global, is leaving Trump in a difficult position. He clearly doesn’t recognise the subtlety involved in diplomacy, and he has no idea how to get other countries to solve problems for himself and for America. Obama clearly recognised the US should not have to [...]