Seeing this article – Former Governor General calls for Cabinet shakeup on land management – spruiking Greening Australia got me thinking about if we really need another group to improve or care for the landscape. It seems to me that there is a plethora of groups such as Landcare – Caring for our Country – [...]
List of grants let by the Department of the Environment Under the Commonwealth Grant Guidelines the Department is required to publish details of all grants provided by the Department. Some months are inflated by water buybacks – which seem to me very different from other grants – these I have noted on the chart as [...]
The Fairfax owned NZ Herald reports – Subs ‘sneaking in’ I read where there is an election on over there soon. Here is a map of the NZ EEZ.
I have several articles on Henbury over the years. Even tried FOI – gatekeepers too smart for me. Now the ABC says – RM Williams Agricultural Holdings directors to be quizzed in court over collapse of business and Henbury carbon farming project
There is this story in the SMH by Peter Reith and commentary by Andrew Bolt. While I agree the NSW Govt should see that NSW gas resources are developed to head off any Sydney shortage. Sydney actually has the advantage of having coal seam gas in the suburbs but the Govt has been unwilling to [...]
So at a time of “…unprecedented oversupply…” our power bills are booming. How unwise we have been to elect politicians who have brought us to this – where efficient and cheap 24/7 coal fired electricity generators are coming under financial pressure from taxpayer subsidised wind and solar which only generate expensive and erratic electricity when [...]
Reuters reports – Future grows darker for solar energy growth in Japan On the second anniversary of a scheme aimed at boosting Japan’s renewable energy after the Fukushima crisis, its powerful industry ministry is taking steps critics say will choke off solar investment and pave the way for a return to nuclear.
I see in this article from South Australia – Rex Minerals’ Hillside copper mine gets SA lease approvals – opponents of the mine floating the old red herring that we are losing food growing land. SA Greens leader Mark Parnell says State Government approval for open-cut mining on some of the state’s best cropping land [...]
I saw this fascinating article – Lawsuit Stunner: Half of Futures Trades in Chicago Are Illegal Wash Trades – If you go on to read the article you will read where “high frequency trading” or HFT methods use wash trades as part of standard strategy. Anybody who trades on the ASX has seen evidence of [...]
Our ABC reports – Petratherm shelves Paralana geothermal project in outback SA – apparently due to a lack of funds. “The Paralana project had secured $24.5 million as a Renewable Energy Development Program grant but could not raise another $5 million needed.” Does anybody know why Petratherm could not raise a paltry $5mill to get [...]