New coal-fired power in Australia: a case of politics before practicality?

03/20/2018 11:51
by Heidi Vella   Prior to last year’s local elections in Queensland, Australia last year, it was reported that a study outlining the viability of a new HELE coal-fired power plant was buried by the incumbent government, because, the opposition party argues, it didn’t fit their election agenda. The furore highlights the political baggage now attached to new coal power in Australia,; but could ideology hinder common- sense decision-making around the growing need to provide affordable and reliable energy?       Rally at Victorian state parliament in Spring Street on Wednesday 1st February 2012 against the proposed coal-fired power station for...

DNC Chair Panics as Truth About Farrakhan Relationship Goes National

03/19/2018 11:04
by Peter Hasson Democratic Rep. Keith Ellison, deputy DNC chair, claimed on Sunday that he hasn’t met with Farrakhan since crossing paths with him at two 2013 meetings Ellison, a former Nation of Islam member, claimed for years that he cut all ties to Farrakhan since running for Congress in 2006 Ellison disputed Farrakhan’s account that he and Indiana Rep. Andre Carson visited the hate group leader in his hotel room in 2015 Carson has already confirmed his own presence at the 2015 meeting Under fire over his ties to Nation of Islam leader Louis Farrakhan, Democratic Minnesota Rep. Keith Ellison claimed Sunday that he hasn’t attended any meetings with...

PA Election Recount Likely — Reports of Bizarre Voting Machine Behavior

03/16/2018 12:01
by Randy DeSoto   The Pennsylvania special election for congressional district 18 may be heading to a recount, with just hundreds of votes separating the Republican and Democrat candidates and irregularities alleged in Democrat heavy Allegheny County. As of Wednesday, 627 votes (0.2 percent) separate Republican Rick Saccone and Democrat Conor Lamb, the New York Times reported. With hundreds of absentee ballots and an undetermined number of military and provisional ballots yet to be counted, the race is still too close to call.   Lamb claimed victory early Wednesday morning, while Saccone stated, “We are still fighting the fight. It is not over.” The...
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