Australian Federal Energy Minister Chris Bowen speaks to media following an energy ministers meeting in Melbourne, Australia, on Oct. 28, 2022. (AAP Image/Diego Fedele) Commentary
Australia Energy Minister Chris Bowen left the country on the weekend to attend COP27 at the luxurious location of Sharm-el-Sheik on the Red Sea, Egypt.
Leaving aside the huge carbon emissions just for getting himself there, one would have thought that presiding over the steepest rise in energy prices since records began should be headache enough for Prime Minister Anthony Albanese to ensure Bowen stays home to deal with the crisis. Remember, Albanese was elected on a promise to cut power bills by $275 (US$176) a year.
Even Greta Thunberg is giving COP27 a wide berth this year.
As Nick Cater wrote in The Australian , Labor should be looking for plan B.
However, the government’s insistence on sticking to a path determined before the exposure of the renewable energy sham in Europe is reckless in the extreme.
Cater tellingly notes that the “Putin-ate-my-homework” excuse won’t work for long; neither will Bowen’s promise to bring prices down by installing 22,000 solar panels a day and 40 wind turbines a month for the next eight years.
Cater adds: “Presumably he hasn’t factored in the $20 billion the government is about to spend upgrading the grid to facilitate the development of mega wind and solar generators. Nor has he taken note of the soaring price of steel, copper, lithium and other minerals necessary to produce and connect solar, wind and batteries.”This wouldn’t be the first time.For example, let’s go back to 2008. Then Prime Minister Kevin Rudd had the best poll numbers of all time. His assistant treasurer was Chris Bowen, and his brilliant scheme for keeping a lid on cost of living pressures was “Grocery Watch.”It was an unmitigated disaster at […]
Will America-First News Outlets Make it to 2023?
Things are looking grim for conservative and populist news sites.
There’s something happening behind the scenes at several popular conservative news outlets. 2021 was bad, but 2022 is proving to be disastrous for news sites that aren’t “playing ball” with the corporate media narrative. It’s being said that advertisers are cracking down, forcing some of the biggest ad networks like Google and Yahoo to pull their inventory from conservative outlets. This has had two major effects. First, it has cooled most conservative outlets from discussing “taboo” topics like Pandemic Panic Theater, voter fraud, or The Great Reset. Second, it has isolated those ad networks that aren’t playing ball.
Certain topics are anathema for most ad networks. Speaking out against vaccines or vaccine mandates is a certain path to being demonetized. Highlighting voter fraud in the 2020 and future elections is another instant advertising death penalty. Throw in truthful stories about climate change hysteria, Critical Race Theory, and the border crisis and it’s easy to understand how difficult it is for America-First news outlets to spread the facts, share conservative opinions, and still pay the bills.
Without naming names, I have been told of several news outlets who have been forced to either consolidate with larger organizations or who have backed down on covering certain topics out of fear of being “canceled” by the ad networks. I get it. This is a business for many of us and it’s not very profitable. Those of us who do this for a living are often barely squeaking by, so loss of additional revenue can often mean being forced to make cuts. That means not being able to cover the topics properly. Its a Catch-22: Tell the truth and lose the money necessary to keep telling the truth, or avoid the truth and make enough money to survive. Those who have chosen survival simply aren’t able to spread the truth properly.
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