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AUSTRALIA – A CAUTIONARY TALE OF A GREEN NEW DEAL

Wednesday, February 13th, 2019

 

The first article tells the the revealing story of Australia’s fatal  experiment with trying to maximize energy efficiency.  The second article encourages a vote on the new green energy deal to put Democrats on record for supporting this fantasy land proposal.  It is truly fascinating to watch this spectacle unfold of a party self-destructing right in front of our  very eyes.   Nancy      
 
THE WALL STREET JOURNAL

Green New Deal: A Cautionary Tale

Australia’s costly and fatal 2009 effort to upgrade houses for energy efficiency.

By Tim Blair    Mr. Blair is an associate editor at Sydney’s Daily Telegraph.
February 12, 2019

Sydney

The Green New Deal—introduced in Congress last week and immediately endorsed by several Democratic presidential candidates—calls among other things for “upgrading all existing buildings in the United States . . . to achieve maximal energy efficiency.” We’ve tried it in Australia—on a much smaller scale—and it didn’t go well.

On Feb. 3, 2009, Labor Prime Minister Kevin Rudd and his treasurer, Wayne Swan, announced the Energy Efficient Homes Package. “To support jobs and set Australia up for a low carbon future the Rudd Government will install free ceiling insulation in around 2.7 million Australian homes,” declared a press release from Mr. Swan’s office.

“For a time-limited period of two and a half years, from 1 July 2009, owner-occupiers without ceiling insulation will be eligible for free product and installation (capped at $1,600) simply by making a phone call.” At the time, A$1,600 was worth about US$1,280.

In many cases those calls weren’t necessary. At the Daily Telegraph, where I work, we discovered something was amiss when our chief of staff ordered a pizza. To her surprise, the delivery man also offered an insulation quote.

There were only 250 registered insulation businesses in Australia when the package was announced. That number quickly blew out to 7,000 because the government was handing out free money to installers. Pizza drivers could pick up more in one insulation job than from a month’s worth of tips. They received their rebates directly from the government rather than from homeowners, who therefore had little incentive to check if the work had been done well or even at all. Some ceilings ended up with a mere handful of insulation batts thrown around. Others featured only shredded paper. Almost every insulation job went right up to the $1,600 cap, regardless of size or ceiling area.

The insulation army worked at frantic speed, eager to cash in while they could. When the difference between five jobs done reasonably well and eight jobs done in careless haste is $4,800, a short amount of time represents a lot of money.

Then the deaths began. Four young men were killed while installing insulation under the government’s program—three by electrocution and one from hyperthermia during the Australian summer. Dozens more workers, most of them inexperienced, suffered injuries and heat stroke.

Nearly 100 houses caught fire. Environment Minister Peter Garrett, whose hits as Midnight Oil’s lead singer included 1987’s “Beds are Burning,” subsequently announced the planned deregistration or suspension of 5,000 installers.

Those suspensions were never required. In February 2010, a year after the Energy Efficient Homes Package was announced, it was abandoned.

Mr. Blair is an associate editor at Sydney’s Daily Telegraph.

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VIDEO U.N. SUICIDE PACT (MIGRATION THROUGHOUT THE WORLD)

Wednesday, November 28th, 2018

 

Canada was instrumental in the creation of this U.N. directive regarding migration throughout the world which President Trump thankfully refused to join.   Because Canada is so deeply involved in this U.N Suicide Pact, we now need to also secure our northern border along with our southern border.  
VIDEO    “U.N. MIGRANT COMPACT: THE DEATH OF NATIONS”
 ARTICLE BELOW   (click on link)  Angela Merkel Defends the UN pact (Is anyone surprised?)

Angela Merkel defends UN migration pact, rejects ‘nationalism in its purest form’

German leader reaffirms support for UN compact as Australia joins list of nations opposed

 

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REJECTED AUSTRALIA ‘REFUGEES’ HEADED TO U.S.

Wednesday, January 24th, 2018

 

REFUGEE RESETTLEMENT WATCH

Australian rejected ‘refugees’ on the way to US this week!

Posted by Ann Corcoran on January 23, 2018

We can get excited about the slowdown in the normal refugee flow to America (see post yesterday), but here comes the very abnormal flow—58 of the Australia-rejected mostly single men who have been detained by the Aussies for as long as four years will now be free in America.

The deal, originally agreed to by Obama as he was walking out the door, represents an application of international refugee law that is simply unheard of and possibly illegal.

A legitimate asylum seeker is to ask for asylum in the first safe country in which he or she arrives.  If Australia rejected them, they should be returned home, not given a ticket to America!

 

Australian detainees on the way

Here they come, mostly Muslim young men that Australia refused to admit to its mainland.   Photo: SBS News

 

This batch is going to: North Carolina, Pennsylvania, New Jersey and Georgia!  

And, you know that resettlement contract agencies in those states know they are coming and this will all be kept secret from your ‘welcoming’ towns!

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VIDEO – SHARIA LAW IN AUSTRALIA

Wednesday, April 12th, 2017

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OBAMA FAST TRACKS 1,800 MUSLIM MIGRANTS TO THE US THAT AUSTRALIA REJECTED

Saturday, December 3rd, 2016

 

Lou Dobbs of Fox Business had a segment on this issue this evening as to the tremendous cost this refugee program is costing the American tax payer which  is just one consideration,  others are obvious  security concerns, and the migrants are not readily assimilating  into our culture.  
 Also, why is this program classified ?   The American people are being kept in the dark regarding the details of this program.   What happened to the transparent administration that Obama promised ?   Nancy
FREEDOM OUTPOST

Obama Fast Tracks 1,800 Muslims Migrants to the US That Australia Rejected

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AUSTRALIA – A DIFFERENT IMMIGRATION MESS

Tuesday, September 17th, 2013

 

 

A Different Immigration Mess

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AUSTRALIA AND CONSERVATISM

Tuesday, September 3rd, 2013

 

Conservatism on Top Down Under

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