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Grant Goldman Editorial Monday 23 October 2017

RENEWABLE ENERGY Today I shall do something different by letting someone else write my editorial.  Not just someone else, but seven Queenslanders who all hold degrees in science or engineering.  Their names are D.J. Buchbach, Alex Campbell, Jim Elliot, Steve Howard, Don Mackintosh, Bob McCulloch and Des Pane.   These Queenslanders have written a remarkable open letter to the Prime Minister and the Leader of the Opposition. I am going to share a shortened version with you, my alert listeners. We are a group of retired scientists and engineers in Queensland, and we are alarmed at the direction our country

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Grant Goldman Editorial Friday 20 October 2017

Green Propaganda is Costly Here we go again, the expected critical onslaught and venom against the announced Coalition government’s revised energy plan from Labor, the Greens and the rest of the misguided, brainwashed activists’ who can’t see the wood for the trees; i.e., if any are left because global tree clearing continues at an alarming rate by reducing the planet’s ability to absorb carbon dioxide and convert it to oxygen. Yes, Turnbull has just pulled another ‘rabbit out of the hat’ and again by placing his metaphorical cat amongst the policy pigeons; it’s really about time all this politically

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Grant Goldman Editorial Tuesday 17 October 2017

“Electrickery”  The topic on everybody’s minds at the moment is energy prices for households and for businesses. Only, in case anybody doesn’t understand; what is a business? I work for a broadcasting business. They are a vehicle for entrepreneurs’ who by taking personal financial risks and other administrative burdens onto themselves they strive to innovate society and make some extra money for themselves and their families. Society is benefited by the products or services we consume as inputs and society gains from the enhancements through finished items or services supplied to others; in our case broadcasting to reward our

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Stupidity or a Con Job ……..

Australia is fast becoming a manufacturing wasteland with many business operators caving in under the exorbitant cost of energy so it’s no surprise to see them close or take their business offshore. Its plainly obvious to we lay people that governments of all persuasions either care little for this country and the hard workers who slave to keep the money flowing or don’t have the common sense or political acumen to govern. Politicians, once elected have a free pass to make foolish policy decisions, to place the country in jeopardy, to exploit interests they benefit from, to change rules

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Grant Goldman Editorial Wednesday 27 September 2017

Blackouts Stalk Green Energy Utopia OR GREENTOPIA! Today, I wish to illustrate what a Green Utopia will be like to live in. In doing so I wish to firstly thank the Queensland based Carbon-sense coalition and also Mark Latham’s insightful Daily Telegraph ‘opinion piece’ published yesterday. Here Goes: It is 7pm on a cold still night in the city which boasts “100% Green Energy”. Thousands of electric cars are in their garages plugged into chargers; electric lights, heaters and TVs are running; electric stoves are cooking dinner, electric trains and lifts are moving late commuters and early revellers, and

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Grant Goldman Editorial Monday 10 July 2017

Power Failure As Australia takes another step toward becoming a Latin American style basket case economy run by incompetent narcissistic dreamers squabbling over their ability to have a better idea than others when it comes to managing the country; the class divide gets wider by the day. Meanwhile on struggle street the hard working masses, the aged and infirm are about to be kicked in the guts again with the energy kingpins about to increase their costs by almost 20% in some cases. So what happened to the government promises? All governments, state and federal promised lower energy prices

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Grant Goldman Editorial Friday 12 May 2017

Australia’s Energy Crisis It’s almost unbelievable that Australia is facing an unprecedented energy crisis. You may well ask who is to blame for this disastrous situation. Governments need to be held accountable for their inaction, a total lack of commitment and their irresponsibility that has led to Australia, a major exporter of coal and gas, facing this disastrous dilemma. Retail Energy prices are set to soar again and maybe by as much as 30%.  Voters want all parties to consolidate, to agree on a sensible national energy policy and to fix the problem quickly. Australian household budgets and small

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Grant Goldman Editorial 27 March 2017

Watt Power – It’s all about money? If you owned or had a financial stake or share in an electricity generating plant you would be ecstatic with the current rules that govern power generation and distribution within Australia. The Australian Energy Market Operator (AEMO). Viewing their online marketing publications gives the public a warm fuzzy secure feeling that as the video states “Our Vision – Energy Security for all Australians”. Wow! That’s great. The performance of the people representing the company almost convinced me they were sincere in their deliberations. An Oscar winning performance for sure! So since the

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Watt Power Crisis?

If you owned or had a financial stake in an electricity generating plant you would be ecstatic with the current rules that govern power generation and distribution within Australia. The Australian Energy Market Operator (AEMO). Viewing their online marketing publications gives the public a warm secure feeling that as the video states “Our Vision – Energy Security for all Australians”. Wow! That’s great. Without being too critical of the publication of that marketing spiel on August 3 2015.  Its 2017 so what went wrong? As to be expected the power industry selloff by governments has created a ‘Profit First’

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Grant Goldman Editorial Friday 17 March 2017

Hoodwinked Again When will governments begin to do the right thing by their voters? When will the Australian public be protected from multinational predators that are sanctioned by governments to deliver crucial services? The country’s restless inhabitants’ wants ALL critical services re-NATIONALISED so as to remove the money grabbing predators that currently control Australia’s essential services. Since Elon Musk commented on Australia’s electricity challenge the truth is slowly unraveling. Yesterday’s highly publicised meeting between energy industries heavyweights and the apparent Prime Minister Mr. Turnbull seems to be no more than another jocular talk-fest WITHOUT ANY conclusive or beneficial outcomes

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Beware the Creeping Tiger

Over the years there have been many protests at the Parliament of New South Wales.  Yesterday’s was different, with crowds of protestors, some accompanied by their beautiful greyhounds, expressing their opposition to the Baird Government’s insistence on closing the greyhound racing industry.  The flawed decision was raised on this program and I am pleased that other broadcasters have followed.  Nobody has yet answered my question:  Which high flying political lobbyist has a buyer for Wentworth Park and the other assets of the industry? The Baird Governments is also under fire over the controversial sell-out of our key essential assets