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Pauline Hanson says Liddell Power Station Must Stay

COAL FIRED POWER MUST STAY!At a time when power outages are being forecasted due to insufficient dispatchable power in some states this summer, the NSW Liddell Power Station is set for closure by 2022.I'm sorry, but renewable energy doesn't supply our nation with the necessary power requirements and until it does, I'm sticking with coal-fired power stations.#Auspol #OneNation #PaulineHanson #Liddell #CoalFiredPowerStations #ILoveCoal #ThatIsSteamNotPoisonousGas

Posted by Pauline Hanson's Please Explain on Tuesday, November 20, 2018

Forecast: Renewable Energy to Cause Summer Blackouts

At a time when power outages are being forecasted due to insufficient dispatchable power in some states this summer, the NSW Liddell Power Station is set for closure by 2022.

I’m sorry, but renewable energy doesn’t supply our nation with the necessary power requirements and until it does, I’m sticking with coal-fired power stations.

I’ve got nothing against renewables but there is 1600 coal-fired power stations being built across the world. Why can’t we use the coal, that we’re happy to sell overseas, here?

Bill Shorten’s plan to become Prime Minister is to give up to 100,000 people a $2,000 subsidy to put solar batteries on their homes and increase the renewable energy target to 50%.

Fair go Bill, we know the Tesla Powerwall cost around $8000 to $10,000 plus installation.

What about the other 8.9 million private dwellings in the country?

Who came up with this shrewd idea Bill?

It’s very deceitful and will continue to drive up electricity prices for ordinary households, businesses and manufacturing.

ALP’s $2000 handout in home battery plan

From Simon BensonThe Australian

A Shorten government would subsidise batteries for 100,000 homes — paying $2000 to eligible families — and set a goal of installing them in a million households within six years as a means of reaching its 50 per cent renewable energy target by 2030.

The renewables target will be locked in as the centrepiece of Labor’s energy policy agenda along with a 45 per cent emissions reduction target on 2005 levels.

In a move that will invite ­comparisons with the Rudd government’s disastrous taxpayer-funded insulation program during the global financial crisis, Bill Shorten has promised to make the $2000 payment to every family earning less than $180,000 a year to install a battery in their homes.

The Opposition Leader will claim that a $10 million training fund would be established so only accredited battery installers were able to take part in the scheme.

Launching Labor’s major ­energy policy today, Mr Shorten will also vow to implement the ­Coalition’s abandoned national energy guarantee if it can secure bipartisan support in the next parliament but will not legislate the emissions target, which goes beyond the Paris accord.

The move to increase subsidies to renewable energy projects, following the Coalition’s dumping of the renewable energy target, will include a scheme for renters, including solar gardens on rooftops of buildings, and community wind farms. The total cost of the household renewables program, including the battery installation rebate, will be $215.9m over the four-year forward estimates.

 

However, Mr Shorten has flagged further heavy-industry subsidies for renewables which he has yet to put a price tag on but are expected to cost several billion dollars over the medium term. In releasing the opposition’s much-anticipated energy policy Mr Shorten has laid down an unambiguous point of difference with the Coalition. Labor’s plan to “underwrite” renewable energy and storage is in contrast to the Coalition plan to underwrite the construction of new “clean-coal” and gas projects.

Mr Shorten will confirm that the 50 per cent renewable energy target and 45 per cent reduction in emissions compared with 2005 levels — both with a 2030 timetable — are now locked in as election commitments.

“A Labor government I lead will be prepared to directly underwrite and invest in cleaner, ­cheaper power for Australia,” Mr Shorten will say. “We will prioritise renewables and support firming technologies like storage and gas. Labor will invest in new generation, in better transmission and distribution — because we ­realise this vital ­nation-building work cannot be left up to the big power companies.”

Mr Shorten will challenge the Morrison government to resurrect the NEG, which was dumped as Coalition policy following a minority revolt within the Coalition partyroom in the week before Malcolm Turnbull was forced to step down as prime minister. “I repeat Labor’s offer of ­bipartisanship, we are prepared to keep the national energy guarantee on the table,” Mr Shorten will say in his keynote Bloomberg address in Sydney.

“The parliament could debate and vote on this before Christmas, if the Liberals were so inclined. And if I am elected as prime minister, I will sit down with the new opposition leader and the crossbench to talk about a way we can move forward with this framework.”

He will say if the NEG can’t be resurrected, Labor will push ahead with a separate plan.

Elements of the energy policy released ahead of today’s speech detailed the battery and community renewable plan that would allow for low-cost loans for households to invest further in battery storage.

Mr Shorten will claim that battery storage will save households who take up the offer almost 60 per cent on their current energy bills.

Energy Minister Angus Taylor dismissed Labor’s policy this morning and said batteries would not have the power to keep businesses like steel mills and abattoirs running.

“The real problem with this is, even if they install those batteries, it doesn’t touch the sides. It’s not even close to enough,” he told 2GB.

“If we want to keep jobs in this country, if we want to keep manufacturing, if we want to be a country that keeps making things, you have to have an electricity system that’s affordable but can provide that reliable power.”

Minerals Council of Australia chief executive Tania Constable said Labor’s focus on renewables did not yet answer how they would make up for the power generation lost by the closing of coal-fired power stations.

“The challenge for Labor and others proposing rapid increases in renewable energy is to explain how this will occur in just over a decade while ensuring reliable, low-cost, 24/7 baseload energy supply for Australian homes and businesses,” she said.

“With Liddell power station closing in 2022, MCA has identified four additional power stations which could also close: Yallourn in Victoria, Vales Point in NSW, Gladstone C in Queensland and Torrens B in SA. This will reduce low-cost baseload power generation in NSW (by 25 per cent), Victoria (22 per cent), SA (22 per cent) and Queensland (15 per cent).

“It is crucial that Labor consult widely with Australian industry to ensure the real-world impact of its policy proposals is fully understood.”

Anticipating comparisons with the Rudd government $2.7 billion home insulation scheme, Labor sources said the battery-installation program would be constructed under vastly different structures.

Labor’s 2009 roof insulation scheme was condemned by a royal commission after shoddy installations sparked hundreds of house fires and led to the deaths of four people.

The battery program would require people to buy only battery systems approved by the Australian Competition & Consumer Commission and installed only by the highest certified installers. The government would have no role in supply or installation.

The scheme would begin in January 2020, provide for a rebate of $500 per kilowatt hour of battery capacity, and be capped at $2000 for households earning less than $180,000 in gross annual income.

Mr Shorten said this would support up to 100,000 battery installations and triple the number operating in Australia. The policy claims this would benefit all electricity users by cutting peak demand and lowering prices overall.

Low-cost loans through the Clean Energy Finance Council would be available to households wanting to purchase more expensive battery systems. Conditions on the scheme include a requirement that the battery systems be virtual power-plant capable and limited to one per home.

Additional reporting: Richard Ferguson

Stop Foreign Ownership in Australia

Stop Foreign Ownership of Australia

One Nation is for an Australia owned by Australians. Our next door neighbours in New Zealand have just banned foreign home ownership.Yet, our government still allows our ports, power, railways, water and public assets to be sold off to the highest overseas bidder. The madness has to stop!https://www.onenation.org.au/policies/foreign-ownership/

Posted by Pauline Hanson's One Nation Party on Monday, October 22, 2018

One Nation is for an Australia owned by Australians. Our next door neighbours in New Zealand have just banned foreign home ownership.

Yet, our government still allows our ports, power, railways, water and public assets to be sold off to the highest overseas bidder. The madness has to stop!

https://www.onenation.org.au/policies/foreign-ownership/

Pauline Hits the Dirt Road Again

No stranger to red dust, Pauline Hanson has hit the regions again in an impromptu tour of regional Queensland. Making her way to Capricornia, inland and north from there, Pauline has yet again hit the towns that most politicians can’t be bothered to spend the time at.

Her first stop was to Yeppoon, the beachside Central Queensland town 8 hours north of Brisbane. While there she went live on Sky News and had a few words to say about foreign ownership and the Paris Agreement.

Stop Foreign Ownership of Australia

One Nation is for an Australia owned by Australians. Our next door neighbours in New Zealand have just banned foreign home ownership.Yet, our government still allows our ports, power, railways, water and public assets to be sold off to the highest overseas bidder. The madness has to stop!https://www.onenation.org.au/policies/foreign-ownership/

Posted by Pauline Hanson's One Nation Party on Monday, October 22, 2018

Cut power prices | Businesses shutting down

The United Nation's Paris Agreement does absolutely nothing to help Aussie households pay for power bills and household expenses.The time to pull out is now!

Posted by Pauline Hanson's One Nation Party on Monday, October 22, 2018

Pauline also dropped in to see Stephen Andrew, One Nation MP for Mirani at Sarina as she made her way north.

From there Pauline visited Moranbah where she stayed in one of the mining camps, something the miners were surprised and very happy to see.

It’s been another great night on the road throughout Central Queensland. I stayed in camp last night with the miners…

Posted by Pauline Hanson's Please Explain on Wednesday, October 24, 2018

At her stop in at Glenden, Pauline had a few choice words for Scott Morrison after learning of the Turnbull/Bali fiasco.

Pauline Hanson thinks Malcolm Turnbull shouldn't represent Australia at Bali Climate Change Summit

Scott Morrison has chosen to send Malcolm Turnbull to a Climate Change Summit in Bali, to represent Australia.Just a few weeks ago, Malcolm Turnbull described former PM's Kevin Rudd and Tony Abbott as "miserable, miserable ghosts" who should have left Parliament the moment they lost the top job.Perhaps it's time Malcolm Turnbull took some of his own advice and stopped making a miserable, miserable ghost of himself.#Auspol #OneNation #PaulineHanson #MalcolmTurnbull #ScottMorrison #TonyAbbott

Posted by Pauline Hanson's Please Explain on Tuesday, October 23, 2018

From Glenden Pauline visited Collinsville where one of the largest solar farms in the state is. While there Pauline reiterated her stance that while solar can exist, it shouldn’t be subsidized and we need coal-fired power stations for baseload energy when the sun isn’t shining.

Pauline Hanson visits a 2000 acre solar farm in Collinsville, North Queensland

There's no denying solar has its place in a modern mix of energy throughout the country and the world, but the reality is, it doesn't work of a night and we don't have the battery technology to store the nations power needs.Who knows what the technology future will bring, but in the meantime, I'm still the strongest advocate of building new, low emission, coal-fired power stations to ensure we have adequate base-load power at affordable prices for domestic and commercial purposes.If the Liberals and Labor continue spruiking these unrealistic renewable energy targets, politicians will send this country broke and you'll see even higher disconnection rates than current levels.#Auspol #OneNation #OnTheRoad #PaulineHanson #Collinsville #FNQ #NorthQueensland #Capricornia

Posted by Pauline Hanson's Please Explain on Thursday, October 25, 2018

Pauline’s red dirt regional tour continues as she gets around to speak to Australians about what matters to them so One Nation can take the fight to Canberra.

“Haven’t Read It” Shorten says on Power Price Cut Report

This week the ACCC released its Retail Electricity Pricing Inquiry report, confirming power prices are far too high and slamming the failures of past Government’s regulation of power prices.

In response, Bill Shorten accused others of, “trying to use the report’s recommendations to placate the ‘knuckle-draggers of the cave-dwelling right of the Liberal Party’ with coal-fired power stations and calling for greater investment in renewable energy.” Australian 12/7

You would be forgiven for thinking Shorten would have actually read the report before making that accusation. After making his accusation he was:

“Asked whether he had read the report, Mr Shorten said: ‘No, I haven’t read the report.’

Its just another demonstration of what Australian’s can expect for their power bills under a Labor government.

Here’s just a few snippets of what the ACCC report said:

ACCC said:

“Low income households pay a much higher share of disposable income on electricity. They should not be paying more for electricity because of poor past decisions or inappropriate market behaviour.”

“The tightening of supply and demand, brought about mainly by the exit of large coal-fired generators, has seen a general ‘lift’ in wholesale prices.”

What One Nation has said in the past on coal fired power stations:

Pauline Hanson asked for 3 new coal fired power stations

Again the National Party have tried stealing another One Nation policy.During the last sitting of Parliament, I put to the Government that North Queensland, New South Wales and Victoria all need a new coal fired power station built to drive electricity prices down.I was told NO quite soon after that discussion took place.I wasn't shy about my plans either – I made sure people in Canberra knew I wanted them. Clearly that's where the National Party picked up the idea and ran with it today in the Australian. Perhaps the National Party can come and have a meeting with me and I'll share a some additional policies they can help me drive. Let's start with the Cane Growers Code of Conduct. Forget more reviews, there's been a Prime Minister's Inquiry under Abbott and a Senate Inquiry too. Both recommended a Code of Conduct. Review after review are simply time wasters, designed to stall the process.#Auspol #CaneGrowers #PaulineHanson #Labor #Nationals #LNP #OneNation

Posted by Pauline Hanson's Please Explain on Tuesday, July 3, 2018

“2017 Australian Energy Regulator figures reveal almost 60,000 households were on electricity hardship payments and another 151,862 customers were on electricity payment plans.

If we want cheap electricity in Australia, we must continue using coal fire power stations until renewable energy costs come down further. Stop knocking them down!

We must also FORCE gas and oil companies to open up the retention leases in Commonwealth waters to open up the flow of cheap gas.

We have a ‘domestic gas reserve’ policy in Western Australia which means 15% of gas produced off the West Coast must be given to the WA State Government to pass onto residents and businesses at cost price.

That would bring gas prices down to around $6.50 a gigajoule. Around half the current price we’re paying!” 30 March 2018.

Pauline Hanson calls for Gas Retention Leases to END in Australian Waters

News this morning that electricity prices are seeing record numbers of of almost 1000 homes a week in Victoria having their power cut off for failing to pay bills on time.2017 Australian Energy Regulator figures reveal almost 60,000 households were on electricity hardship payments and another 151,862 customers were on electricity payment plans.If we want cheap electricity in Australia, we must continue using coal fire power stations until renewable energy costs come down further. Stop knocking them down! We must also FORCE gas and oil companies to open up the retention leases in Commonwealth waters to open up the flow of cheap gas. We have a 'domestic gas reserve' policy in Western Australia which means 15% of gas produced off the West Coast must be given to the WA State Government to pass onto residents and businesses at cost price.That would bring gas prices down to around $6.50 a gigajoule. Around half the current price we're paying!#Auspol #OneNation #PaulineHanson #Gas #DomesticGasPolicy #Electricity #Victoria

Posted by Pauline Hanson's Please Explain on Thursday, March 29, 2018

ACCC said:

“Policies associated with the objective of reducing carbon emissions have been problematic. Australia has committed, through international treaties, to reduce its carbon emissions. The electricity sector has, understandably, been a key focus for these efforts given the historically carbon-intensive nature of electricity generation. However, various policy failures here have hurt consumers.”

What One Nation has said in the past on international treaty climate change policy:

ACCC said:

“Gas prices have doubled or tripled in recent years. We estimate that for every $1/GJ rise in gas prices, the wholesale price of electricity rises by up to $11/MWh … Encouraging increased supply of competitively priced gas is crucial to moderating electricity prices.”

What One Nation has said in the past on gas power prices:

Pauline Hanson says "Use it, or Lose it" to gas companies

Let's be clear on something, Australia does not have a shortage of gas. We have an abundance of conventional, cheap gas off the coast of Western Australia waiting to be brought onshore. We need the small number of multinational gas companies who own the rights to a large number of gas tenements/leases to turn on the tap.Successive Governments have issued retention leases for up to 40 years, even though gas companies refuse to pump the gas.I will be pushing for a "Use it, or Lose it" approach to these companies and ensure Australia does not face an even greater shortage or increased gas and electricity prices in this country. #Auspol #OneNation #PaulineHanson #Gas #Electricity #DomesticNeeds #Export

Posted by Pauline Hanson's Please Explain on Wednesday, June 21, 2017

Posted by Pauline Hanson's Please Explain on Tuesday, September 26, 2017

As the ACCC said in its report, successive Liberal and Labor Governments have failed Australians when it comes to electricity prices. One Nation is the only party that can be trusted to bring up the tough issues, do the research and fix power prices.

Climate Change, Power Prices, Family Law & More | Pauline Hanson on Sunrise

Is there a single person here who didn't think it was a bad idea to sign up to the Paris Agreement?I've visited a number of small business and charities recently and their monthly power bills are horrific. Knocking down coal fired power stations and subsidising unreliable wind and solar, just to satisfy an agreement we never should have signed will only make things worse.Australians are sick of being dictated to by unelected bureaucrat with no regard for the best interests of Australians. We should never have signed the Paris Agreement and we should pull out as soon as we can!I discussed this and more on Sunrise this morning and as always I would love to hear what you have to say about all the topics we covered.Let me know what you think in the comments below.

Posted by Pauline Hanson's Please Explain on Sunday, July 8, 2018

“Pull Out of UN Paris Agreement Now” – Pauline Hanson

Is there a single person here who didn’t think it was a bad idea to sign up to the Paris Agreement?

I’ve visited a number of small business and charities recently and their monthly power bills are horrific. Knocking down coal fired power stations and subsidising unreliable wind and solar, just to satisfy an agreement we never should have signed will only make things worse.

Australians are sick of being dictated to by unelected bureaucrat with no regard for the best interests of Australians. We should never have signed the Paris Agreement and we should pull out as soon as we can!

I discussed this and more on Sunrise this morning and as always I would love to hear what you have to say about all the topics we covered.