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NBN Mark II – New Energy Network

  The cost of energy is in many cases a significant burden to business (and many households). Unlike his predecessor Peter Costello, who does have an economics background and has often advocated for Australian businesses: that high fuel prices were an increased burden for businesses. Little has been said by the current Treasurer Wayne Swan […]

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Who’s selling out Australia & food shortages

  Food shortages: caused by population growth (particularly amongst the Arab nations and Asian counties such as South Korea, China, India and Singapore), loss of agricultural land due to increased urbanisation, increased use of agricultural land to produce bio-fuels and climate change, are a serious challenge facing mankind currently and in the future. Forward thinking […]

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Bio-fuel – Ethanol – fuel for the 21st Century

  Brazil is a world leader in the adoption and manufacture of ethanol (primarily from sugarcane) as fuel for motorcycles, cars and light vehicles, which has been the result of government policy. Faced by the oil crisis of the 1970’s where 80% of Brazil’s oil consumption was imported. In 1975 the Brazilian government adopted an […]

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Cash for clunkers’ scheme – reducing automotive greenhouse gasses

  The Federal Government’s scheme: of providing $400 million as a $2,000 Cleaner Car Rebate for owners of pre 1995 vehicles who upgrade their cars to new greenhouse rating six or higher vehicles; has some benefits but many concerns. Firstly, the funding of the scheme was being siphoned from renewable energy programs, and $220 million from […]

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Nation building – reducing dependency on oil.

  One of the most worthwhile policies of George W Bush Jr, whilst in office, was to reduce dependence on oil. This would reduce our dependencies on the importation of oil, and also help to reduce our current account trade deficient, and increase the prosperity of our country. Tara Motors, one of India’s largest car […]

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