Archive for September 2017

Australia’s energy crisis shows the stupidity of privatisation

This week saw the Turnbull government monstering AGL to keep its loss-making power plant open. That’s right, a Liberal government, supposedly the champion of private enterprise, telling a business to keep its unprofitable operations open. That of course followed the warning from the Australian Energy Market Operator that the closure of Liddell would lead to blackouts. And…

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Why climate change will devastate Florida

So Irma is now zeroing in on Florida After causing devastation in the Caribbean leaving at least 21 dead and thousands homeless, there are now forecasts that it will have an impact on the US economy. There are forecasts of damages topping $135 billion in Florida. And other economic losses could push the price tag as…

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