Tony Abbott’s Victory: Australian Govt Dumps Green Energy Target

A Clean Energy Target recommended by Australia’s chief scientist will not be adopted, with the Federal Government instead proposing a new plan to bring down electricity prices. The plan will be put to the Coalition party room today and is likely to appeal to a group of backbenchers who favor coal-fired power and had opposed a CET from the outset. Former prime minister Tony Abbott argued a CET was effectively a “tax on coal”. —ABC News, 17 October 2017

After reading the full text of what The Australian’s leading article called Tony Abbott’s “provocative” London speech, in my considered opinion it is one of the most outstanding speeches in years by any Australian politician. Make no mistake: it will ring around the world and is already doing so. A (real) political leader, someone of stature domestically and internationally, has pointed to the global warming alarmists and declared that, like the emperor, they have no clothes. –John Stone, The Australian, 16 October 2017

Labor has accused Mr. Turnbull of capitulating to former Prime Minister Tony Abbott and fellow conservative backbenchers over their threats to cross the floor. Mr. Abbott yesterday continued to intensify pressure on Mr. Turnbull over energy. —The Advertiser, 16 October 2017

Tony Abbott has fired a telling shot across Malcolm Turnbull’s bow, warning that any energy package agreed to in cabinet must also pass a party room wary of anything approaching a clean energy target or other subsidy schemes for renewables. —The Sydney Morning Herald, 16 October 2017

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    Spurwing Plover

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    Good going there Kangaroo and Emu the Land Down Under is’nt going green and broke just like we are not going green to satisfy the Eco-Wackos looks like the Kookabura isnt has crazy as he sounds

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