Green Loans $175m Scheme Debacle

The Age: Green scheme sunk by rorts and bungling

It was pitched as yet another federal government plan to help Australians tackle climate change – a free energy assessment for hundreds of thousands of homes, and “green loans” for those who wanted them. Not only would it boost the energy efficiency of Australian households, it would also create jobs.

But barely six months since it launched, the $175 million Green Loans program has become the latest of the federal government’s green schemes to descend into farce, hot on the heels of the solar panel rebates and insulation batts.

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The Australian: I’m to blame for the lot in bungled insulation scheme, Kevin Rudd declares

Auditor-General yesterday launched a probe into another of the government’s bungled environment programs, the $175 million green loans scheme.[12]. In May 09, up to 200,000 homes are expected to be eligible for the $300 million loans scheme, to make green improvements such as installing a water tank or solar panels.

The program offered assessments of the energy efficiency of a house and then interest-free loans of up to $10,000 for improvements.

“is the clearest example of this government’s gross mismanagement of the climate change plans” Greens Senator Christine Milne.

http://www.theaustralian.com.au/national-affairs/climate/im-to-blame-for-the-lot-in-bungled-insulation-scheme-kevin-rudd-declares/story-e6frg6xf-1225834540206

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Like solar panels and low-energy lighting. On Friday Mr Garrett axed the green loans
The government is still running a “Green Loans Program” – but it no longer has any green loans. Only 1500…

http://www.thepunch.com.au/articles/green-loans-an-insulation-style-mess/

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It was pitched as yet another federal government plan to help Australians tackle climate change – a free energy assessment for hundreds of thousands of homes, and “green loans” for those who wanted them. Not only would it boost the energy efficiency of Australian households, it would also create jobs.

But barely six months since it launched, the $175 million Green Loans program has become the latest of the federal government’s green schemes to descend into farce, hot on the heels of the solar panel rebates and insulation batts.

http://www.theage.com.au/business/green-scheme-sunk-by-rorts-and-bungling-20100205-nisg.html#ixzz1TAdWNR2a

Bob Brown to lead a World Government

A few years ago, if you read here a concern about ‘World Government’, you would laugh and consign this web site to the loony bin with the 9/11 Truthers, Obama Birthers and JFK conspiratorialists. Well, I would have.

But how things have changed.

Today, you can’t stop people preaching the benefits of world governance. First, the IMF officials extolled it during the GFC emergency and supported by the EU President no one has ever heard of, then the irreversible UN’s Copenhagen treaty quietly included world economic governance with taxation powers and enforcement as a requirement to fight the global warming emergency, and now Bob Brown, in a supernova flash of arrogance, bestows on us His wisdom that World Governance is inevitable, and why should it not be centred right here in Australia – where, who else but He can deliver unto it, His intelligence and wisdom on what the world’s population can and can not do. I would accuse Julia Gillard of having World Governance as a hidden agenda of this Carbon [dioxide] Tax, but honestly, I don’t think she has put that much thought into it, over and above the immediate and incorrect belief, that she must appease the Greens to stay in power.

Don’t believe me? Watch this excellent montage demonstrate all the above and Lord Monckton deliver a smack to the ABC and my hero, the late Michael Crichton, explain why environmentalism is a new global religion.

 

So, after years of laughing at people concerned over World Governance, presumably because no one could contemplate such an obviously monstrous conspiracy to cede our sovereignty we have fought and died for, today, it seems no big deal to give control over our lives to some unelected unknown global officials from mostly other countries with other cultures, other religions, other values and notions of freedom, other political systems and norms of integrity and corruption, like say, the UN.

So give us your thought on the benefits and disadvantages of a world government.
H/T to T.H.

UPDATE:

Australia is already starting to pay its share of this 100 billion climate tax to the UN.