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Have you ever read a positive article about renewable energy published in the Murdoch newspapers or on their networks, like Sky News Australia or Fox News? No? Why is that I wonder? Why do they consistently belittle and denigrate all efforts to transition to this cost effective and potentially planet saving technology? How is the conservative media always being negative about renewables helping the nation and the world? Where is the balance in their reporting and editorial policy on energy matters? Unless you are a complete idiot you have to see that something is going on here. Something underhanded and definitely not in the interest of the country and its people. Greedy men more interested in their wealth than the nation being smart for the benefit of the many.

Have you ever read anything positive about renewables in Murdoch’s newspapers???

Murdoch & Coalition Alliance Denigrating Renewable Energy

Have you ever asked yourself why the Liberal’s and National’s invariably take a similarly negative approach to anything smacking of renewables and the energy transition away from fossil fuels? They don’t even pretend to acknowledge the tremendous uptake of rooftop solar in Australia and how that is transforming the energy situation in Australia. No, it is always negative commentary and how bad everything is about renewable energy. Doom and gloom are peddled by these manipulators. I mean you would have to have your head buried in the sand not to be aware of this blatant disregard for the facts on this matter. Peter Dutton spruiking nuclear power is the clearest illustration of this. I mean, it would take decades to get nuclear reactors up and running and the expense would be ginormous. Never mind when things go wrong and they do go wrong. They poison the land for hundreds of years. Fukushima!!!

“Australia has the world’s highest per-capita solar energy penetration, with almost one in three homes hosting PV panels. Even in winter, more than a quarter of the electricity used in the eastern states is being generated on rooftops during the peak of sunny days such as Tuesday, according to the OpenNEM website.”

  • (https://www.theguardian.com/australia-news/2023/jul/12/australia-nearing-record-amount-of-solar-panel-uptake-to-beat-rising-power-prices-analysts-say)
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Clearly The Most Cost Effective Energy Solution Constantly Bagged By Conservatives

Why do these men, it is most often men, promulgate these ridiculous conceptions rather than acknowledge the direction we are heading in? We are well down the track toward a successful transition to renewables. It is about money and power, of course. It is not about what is best for Australia. Renewables are far and away the most cost effective energy solution for this country and the planet. The scare campaigns about solar and wind belie the technological advancements happening in battery storage technology. We need to invest more in renewables and energy storage, rather than waste time and money on nuclear pipe dreams. The reasons why the LNP and the fossil fuel multinationals haven’t embraced renewables to the extent they could is that they can’t see enough profitability in it. They love controlling every aspect of the process with fossil fuels and making a larger ROI. These guys are about making money and not about making energy more affordable for more human beings.

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Conservative Media Dominates In Australia

The trouble with Australia is that the media landscape is dominated by the conservative press. In yet another concentration of corporate power News Corp, Nine Fairfax, and Seven West Media control all the daily newspapers and much of the TV and radio networks. The ABC, our national broadcaster has been bullied and infiltrated by conservative interests at board and management levels to mirror much of the Murdoch line much of the time. We lack a progressive voice with any reach or real market share. Therefore, when the news is consistently manipulated and distorted by editorial policies designed to tell a particularly one sided message, as the Murdoch press blatantly does, our governments and the people are influenced by such directed noise. This has been going for years and nothing is done about it. Fox News, of course, was successfully sued for around a billion dollars for telling lies about the 2020 presidential election to the American people. Everyone talks about the dangers of fake news and the extinction of facts but governments are not actually doing anything about it.

Robert Sudha Hamilton is the author of America Matters: Pre-apocalyptic Posts & Essays in the Shadow of Trump.

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