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Renewables-only is naked ideology

7 November 2022

6:00 AM

7 November 2022

6:00 AM

Daniel Andrews has ripped away renewable energy’s cloak of economic and engineering respectability.

Unveiling his new energy policy for Victoria on 22 October, he began to rationalise renewables as the best option to replace coal-fired power but broke off mid-stream. Perhaps he was tired of the threadbare renewables-are-the-cheapest disguise Chris ‘Blackout’ Bowen still dons with peacock pride?

Exposing naked ideology, Andrews declared his government will ‘simply refuse to do anything other than replace [coal] with 100 per cent renewable energy’.

The renewables industrial complex has spent decades carefully weaving a cloak of respectability around its favoured technologies – solar, wind, and batteries.

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