I was struck by a comment in this Australian story about the carbon tax passing today through the House of Representatives. Its not the first time I have seen comments that completely show no understanding of the carbon tax.
“People with respiratory complaints will most certainly benefit with what will be cleaner air for them.” . [...]
Thousands of extra public servants. New public servant bureaucracies. 1129 pages and 255,539 words of legislation. How much will it decrease the earth’s temperature? zero.
Here are links to the carbon tax bills:
1. Clean Energy Bill 2011
2. Clean Energy (Consequential Amendments) Bill 2011
3. Clean Energy (Income Tax Rates Amendments) Bill 2011
4. Clean Energy (Household Assistance Amendments) Bill 2011
5. Clean Energy (Tax [...]
The carbon dioxide levels go up every year. The IPCC (International Panel on Climate Change) forecasts show that the world should be warming more and more, yet observation does not match those computer models.
England has had its coldest summer since 1993, with an average temperature of 15C. The normal average is 17C. This is not [...]
According to the Australian Federal Government Treasury modelling the introduction of a carbon tax will reduce Australia’s National Income. How much will it be decreased by over the 38 years to 2050?
The Treasury modelling predicts that GDP (Gross Domestic Product) will be 2.8 per cent lower in 2050 than it would have been without a [...]
The Indian State of Andhra Pradesh is in the process of installing 37 coal-powered power stations over the next few years. The capacity of these extra 37 coal-fired power stations is 56GW, which compares with Australia’s total installed electricity capacity of 57GW. As an example, just one coal-fired power station at Krishnapatnam is under construction [...]
You will not find the head of the Climate Commission Professor Tim Flannery mentioning this, because he prefers scaremongering high sea levels that are above the IPCC estimates. You will not hear Malcolm Turnbull mentioning this as he wants to respect the science and ignore “less reliable” scientists that do not fit in with his [...]
The latest carbon ad, paid for again by the Australian taxpayer to further ‘educate’ us about renewable energy.
This advertisement features Geodynamics, a renewable energy company that has spend the last ten years trying to develop geothermal energy production near Innamincka in northern South Australia.
How many Megawatts has Geodynamics produced in electricity?
Geodynamics has spent ten years [...]
One of the new carbon tax ads, paid for by the Australian taxpayer to “educate” us. The start of the advertisement is about Hepburn Wind and there are two wind turbines in view.
The two wind turbine shown are made by Vestas a Spanish company who manufacture their Wind turbines in Spain, China and the USA.
Now we should be really worried
Carbon Tax supporter Fairfax journalist Peter Martin tweets enthusiastically that 59 per cent of economists at the Economic Society support the carbon tax. We should be so relieved.
Are these the same economists that did not see the Global Financial Crisis (GFC) coming?
For example Peter Martin extolling the virtues of the [...]
Australian Prime Minister Julia Gillard has mentioned several times in the last week that former Prime Minister John Howard took an Emissions Trading Scheme (ETS) to the 2007 election. Here John Howard is interviewed by ABC carbon tax supporter Barrie Cassidy , and refutes Julia Gillard. John Howard says Australia should not move ahead [...]
A new coal mine in China, in Xinjiang Uygur being developed by Peabody Energy will produce almost as much CO2 as the CO2 emissions saved by Australia’s Carbon Tax.
Peabody Energy Corporation are to develop an open cut coal mine that will produce 50 million tonnes per year of coal. This coal burnt in power stations [...]
Treasury projection 2050 Carbon Price of $131 to $275 per tonne
Prime Minister Julia Gillard likes to tell the Australia people that the carbon tax will have only a small impact on them. However its only the beginning.
The treasury projections for 2050 are in real terms (discounted for inflation) from a minimum of $131 per tonne [...]
South Australian Premier Mike Rann tweets “Announcing that SA wants to set the toughest emission limits anywhere in Australia for electricity production.” and “The C02 emission limits we are proposing would effectively prevent the construction of new coal fired power stations in SA.”
That guarantees South Australians will be paying more for their electricity. South Australians [...]