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SOLAR INCENTIVE AFTER CLOSURE OF HAZELWOOD

SOLAR FEED-IN TARIFFS TO REMAIN HIGH  AS VICTORIA CLOSES POWER STATION The Victorian government has just made a move unprecedented in recent Australian solar history – they have moved to mandate a higher minimum solar feed in rate than what was previously on offer. From 1 July 2017, the new mandatory minimum rate for solar […]

MEDIA INTEREST WANING ON WORLD WARMING

Media interest in global warming appears to have declined somewhat after it had peaked in 2009 when the UN Copenhagen Conference was held.  Except for a spike before and after the UN Paris conference in November, the graphs below show a declining number of news articles on the subject. The diminishing media interest appears to correlate […]

DONCASTER HILL–CITY OF GHOST APARTMENTS?

Vacant new dwellings won’t help to boost the country’s available housing stock. Reliable studies indicate that the number of empty houses and apartments is much higher than the previous estimates, with at least twenty percent of all investor-owned properties not being occupied. Doncaster Hill high rise apartments are now being sold off the plan through […]

MELBOURNE’S RAILWAYS IN STATE OF DISREPAIR

The state government funding program for the maintenance of existing rail infrastructure and building the MMP tunnel and its proposed extensions, such as the lines to West Doncaster and Melbourne Airport, “is so fanciful that it may as well have had a dozen tatts lotto tickets attached to it”…analogy by previous transport minister Terrence Mulder The Victorian […]

COOLER WISER HEADS NEEDED IN CO2 DEBATE

There has been a very small increase of 0.8 degrees celsius in average global temperatures, in the period since they were first recorded one hundred and thirty five years ago. So is it really so far out of the ordinary or anything that the world should be alarmed about? Can we be sure that an increase […]

WITH GLOBAL WARMING CAME THE GRAVY TRAINS

 GLOBAL WARMING WAS NOT A BIG DEAL UNTIL THE MONEY SHOWED UP  “Skeptics advancing alternative explanations (hypotheses) for climate variability represent the way the researcher community used to operate, before politics, policy outcomes, and billions of dollars got involved”. Roy Spencer. Ph. D. Climatologist former NASA Scientist. The Australian Government appointed Tim Flannery, later to become Australian […]