New PM, Scott Morrison must slash subsidies to renewables now to tame the 40 rebel MPs who crushed wind and solar obsessed Malcolm Turnbull.
The 40 MPs who forced Turnbull to walk the plank, will do exactly the same to Morrison if he fails to arrest Australia’s out-of-control energy crisis, starting right now.
Morrison’s first task is to stop listening to his gormless Deputy, Josh Frydenberg (now Treasurer) who, as Energy Minister promoted the National Energy Guarantee – which turned into a political quagmire and, ultimately, led to Turnbull’s crushing downfall.
Morrison also needs to stop listening for the so-called energy experts and the renewable energy rent seekers who, together, hijacked the NEG and turned it into the RET on steroids.
The biggest clowns in the circus, Audrey Zibelman, Kerry Schott and Chloe Munro came up with ridiculous notion that adding more wind and solar would actually reduce power prices; it was that nonsense that set the rebels on the war path, who then crushed both Turnbull and the NEG.
The idea that a modern economy can run on sunshine and breezes, is part delusion and part disease. As with any malady, resolving it involves a mix of diagnosis and prescription.
In this piece, Alan Moran provides both. It obviously predates Turnbull’s ignominious demise. However, Alan’s prescription will work just fine in the hands of the new PM, Scott Morrison.