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The elephant in the room that no one wants to discuss is that crude oil is the foundation of our materialistic society as it is the basis of all products and fuels demanded by the 8 billion on this planet.
by Ronald Stein and Tom DeWeese - 24/07/2024 - 2 comments
We are treated on an almost continuous basis to justifiable complaints from the public education lobby about the underfunding of government schools. Yet, no one in that lobby even put a funding model to the Gonski panel.
by Chris Curtis - 11/07/2024 - 2 comments
Either seasonal reliability is sacrificed, or customer costs soar even more. Or both.
by Geoff Carmody - 9/07/2024 - 13 comments
Australia's official power generation statistics make it obvious that we have no chance of meeting the clean energy needs of an all-electric fossil-fuel-free modern industrialised economy.
by Tom Biegler - 8/07/2024 - 15 comments
The reason why we are struggling to build new homes is because the states have loaded their tax systems onto the housing sector.
by Graham Young - 4/07/2024 - 8 comments
The MMRs offer a combination of power for propulsion and shore powering, which for very remote nations is highly attractive. The highest national cost component of remote nations even with some hydro and renewables, is imported diesel.
by Stuart Ballantyne - 2/07/2024 - 3 comments
The more fruitful option is to concentrate one's efforts on prodding the present system to do a far better job of decoupling our increasing economic activity from undesirable environmental impacts.
by David McMullen - 2/07/2024 - 6 comments
Distribution of income and effectiveness of Australia's industrial system are not on political or industry agendas.
by Ben Rees - 28/06/2024 - 3 comments
Although solar and wind are cheap to operate, per se, their total costs are not cheap and they are not fit for purpose alone. World experience to date confirms this.
by Charles Hemmings - 28/06/2024 - 45 comments
The global history of rising living standards is a history of harnessing more energy-dense, cheaper, power sources.
by Geoff Carmody - 27/06/2024 - 11 comments
The West - waist deep in self-made treacle
by Stuart Ballantyne - 27/06/2024
The message never varies – below the speed limit is safe, above the limit is not. Indeed, we are told that even 1km/hr above the speed limit increases the likelihood of serious injury and death.
by David Leyonhjelm - 26/06/2024


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