Subsidised wind and solar sent Australian power prices through the roof punishing households, threatening businesses and whole industries, without respite.
The battle of Australia is about to begin. Upon this battle depends the survival of civilisation as we’ve known it.
What follows is a battle for this Country’s very economic future and the social fabric that depends upon job opportunities for all.
Never, in the field of political warfare, will so much be owed by so many to so few.
The conflict has been brewing for years; but, for too long, the well-meaning stood silent and watched as a band of self-serving rent-seekers hijacked Australia’s energy policy, without so much as a murmur from those in power.
Indeed, there were plenty who went out of their way to assist them.
The Energy Minister, Josh Frydenberg is only the latest of a sorry class of politician, with nothing but contempt for the people whose lives and livelihoods depend upon reliable and affordable electricity. Thousands of well-paid jobs, in industries like mineral processing and manufacturing are under immediate, mortal threat.
12 months ago, a National Energy Guarantee was proposed that was meant to restore reliability to the grid, if nothing else. Since then, Frydenberg has handed the policy over to wind and solar lobbyists – who have completely gutted it – turning it into a Renewable Energy Target on steroids.
Recognising that they’ve been duped, a growing number of Frydenberg’s fellow Liberal and National (the junior partner in the Federal Coalition) MPs are justifiably furious at being taken for idiots.
Among them is the head of the Monash Forum, Craig Kelly – who has been joined by the former PM, Tony Abbott. Kelly and Abbott have declared open warfare on Frydenberg and his NEG.