Posted by: Grant | June 26, 2014

Al Gore Pops Up In OZ

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The balance of power in the new Aussie Senate is largely held by a populist group called the Palmer United Party which is owned by a billionaire who was jilted by the present Coalition Government.

Al was on his way down under anyway and was sucked into a sensational news conference which could have been labelled RABID GREENIE MEETS COAL BILLIONAIRE.

Al Gore joins Clive Palmer to back emissions trading scheme for Australia – 25-06-2014 http://www.abc.net.au/7.30/content/2014/s4033228.htm

” …AL GORE, FORMER US VICE PRESIDENT: Thank you very much, Clive. I want to thank Clive Palmer for the statements he’s just made, for his kind words; personally, want to acknowledge Senator-elect Glenn Lazarus, and I’d like to make just a few comments about what you’ve just heard and about this extraordinary moment in which Australia, the US and the rest of the world is finally beginning to confront the climate crisis in a meaningful way. … All of these developments add up to the world moving to solve the climate crisis. And that is why it is so significant that Clive Palmer has announced that his party will support the continuation of the Renewable Energy Target and the continuation of the Clean Energy Finance Corporation and the continuation of the Climate Change Authority and that he has announced as well that he and his party will fight to re-implement an ETS under the conditions that he has described to you…. “

Al looks a little bit wary.

He should have been!

Clive was using him and he fell for it. Clive has not changed his posture that it is a global problem that needs a global solution. He is now just mimicking the Government tactics of reassuring greenies but doing very little, except defunding it all.

Clive was committed to repeal the Carbon Tax. Clive has a $4.7 million p.a. carbon tax bill – now – gets worse. Gets worse for everyone!

As for Al thinking Clive will….

“…support the continuation of the Renewable Energy Target”
This is a negoitating position. The RET is not up for debate yet. When power prices do not drop significantly, attention will be inevitably focused on the RET problem. The RET can be neutered by simply making it voluntary, not mandatory.

“…and the continuation of the Clean Energy Finance Corporation
Whether this body exists or not, the process of dismantling and emasculating it is well under way.

“…and the continuation of the Climate Change Authority
Whether this body exists or not, the process of dismantling and emasculating it is well under way.

” …and that he has announced as well that he and his party will fight to re-implement an ETS under the conditions that he has described to you.
This is not conditional on repeal of the Carbon Tax, but it IS conditional on the “magor trading partners” joining in, which is of course NOT going to happen.
Nobody would be happier than Tony Abbott to see his “Direct Action Plan” rejected and replaced by an ETS which is conditional on the rest of the world joining in.

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