Angus Taylor

Federal climate fraudster Angus Taylor MP commits financial and climate fraud by giving $7.5 million to a foreign-owned company to make the climate worse

Angus Taylor, who would have to be Australia’s most corrupt politician, has given $7.5 million of taxpayer’s money to the Chinese and Singaporean owned company Jemena for an electrolyser to blend hydrogen with gas to reduce greenhouse gases. But all the money is going to foreign investors and experts say “emissions from hydrogen made from fossil fuels would still be “substantial”” which means the real beneficiaries are Angus Taylor’s and the government’s mates in the gas industry.

This website is focused on judicial and political corruption, not the environment, but what sparked my interest in this story is the fact that Australia is giving taxpayer’s money to foreign companies to undermine Australia’s emissions reduction obligations. Jemena, the company mentioned above, is 60% owned by the State Grid Corporation of China and 40% owned by the Singapore Power. (Click here to read more)

Angus Taylor tweeted on Thursday 18/11/21:

There are many articles on the topic and The Guardian reported on the 18/11/2021:

Hydrogen produced by fossil fuels is more expensive, will release more greenhouse gas emissions and comes with a greater risk of creating stranded assets, according to new research from the Australian National University.

In the paper, published in the peer-reviewed engineering journal Applied Energy, researchers compared the emissions and financial cost of producing hydrogen using fossil fuels or renewable energy.

“Blue hydrogen” is produced using natural gas while “green hydrogen” is made by running an electric current through water using an electrolyser powered by renewable energy such as wind or solar.

“The Australian government needs to do more than have hopes and prayers and magical thinking in their modelling,” Hamilton said. “They need proper targets, proper policy actions to bring these emerging technologies to market, as they did with wind and solar 20 years ago.” (Click here to read more)

When it comes to the environment Angus Taylor’s main fucus is how much money he can make for himself from dodgy deals

We know that Angus Taylor conspired with Barnaby Joyce to rip off over $80 million via a dodgy water buyback scam so any time I see Angus Taylor mentioned in an article which includes government grants I always suspect he might have stuck his hand out for some cash to go into one of his Cayman Island bank accounts. (Click here to read more) I wonder how many $millions in total has Angus Taylor been able to funnel to his Cayman Island bank accounts since he became a politician.

People can debate the environmental benefits all day every day but what is very odd is the fact that if government didn’t hand over $7.5 million to Jemena they almost certainly would still have gone ahead with the deal anyhow. So why give a foreign company cash for something they would have done without the grant? It wasn’t lost on others as well as per the below comments:

Australia needs people we can trust to oversee Australia’s environmental policies and that certainly doesn’t include Angus Taylor who is meant to be the Minister for Industry, Energy and Emissions Reduction but he seems to spend most of his time promoting fossil fuels for his mates in the mining industry.

Angus Taylor has a real threat to his position in parliament with independent Penny Ackery running for the seat of Hume with the support of community group Vote Angus Out and others so hopefully Angus might be gone after the next election. And as everyone knows when a Federal ICAC with real power is legislated then numerous Angus Taylor deals will be investigated.

The bottom line to the above article is that Australia has wasted $7.5 million just so Angus Taylor can have a photo opportunity to promote himself and the government as doing something for the environment when they aren’t. So, it’s a blatant financial fraud and environmental fraud. Imagine how much money they will waste pretending they are doing something for the environment when the election is called.

I’ll try and keep a closer eye on environmental issues involving financial fraud leading up to the federal election.

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16 replies »

    • Yes, but does rorting count as work or just plain old corruption? Remember good ol’ Angus has form at rorting, corruption and a budding career as a forger. His family has benefited to the tune of $200m+ over the years.

  1. I’m continually astounded by the corruption and shape shifting of our Scott Morrison lead government. The main stream media is now clear to me, to be nothing more than a medium for sport, entertainment and government propaganda. It make me sick to the core. Charles

  2. A Federal ICAC with strong current and RETROSPECTIVE authority is desperately needed. Appreciate you publicizing this latest rort.There will be more to come as this currently LNP government desperately tries to cling to power over the next few months.

  3. Why are you complaining 7.5 million is nothing by the standards of this government. Might pay for a few government aircraft flights to Perth.

  4. The LNP Chief Propagandist Herr Morrison is very busy and currently at work in the “Spin Chamber” attempting to conjure up something around this. I can’t wait to see and hear what it might be!!!

  5. For 35 years unscientific hypotheses about an unmeasurable, undefined, pseudo-scientific term “global warming” have been promoted by unscientific, politically driven fraudsters. The term “global warming” itself is misleading in the extreme. Scientists can attest that there is no temperature value representing an average for the atmosphere. Another unmeasurable term, climate, has been linked to imagined warming. Climate is the integrated effect of numerous related and unrelated weather events. The term climate denier is assigned to those who suggest climate has been changing cyclically since the Earth formed.

    • Just to remind you that science – and I am qualified as a scientist in both physics and chemistry – is only ever about repeated taking of measurements to prove a hypothesis or theory.

      Without measurement there is no science.

      Global warming is an appropriate term because since the beginning of the industrial age increases in average temperature on Earth have augmented and correspond with increasing greenhouse gas emissions. This is well established. So the Earth is warming up and there is hardly a genuine scientist in this world that works in the climate science field that does not agree. The extra heat can also be interpreted as extra energy and that causes imbalances in climate that are also measurable. As with polar vortex aberrations that are directly caused by the extra energy. The result of this is extreme climate change where temperatures can either exceed record heat or record cold. You cannot understand that unless you inform yourself about what polar vortex is and how it is affected. The effects of climate change are already with us and the world is experiencing climate extremes, ice melt, ridiculously high or low temperatures in weather extremes, and all these are also measurable.

      If you say there is no evidence for human induced global warming then you are in fairyland and no one can convince you. I would also say you have not even bothered to look for it, or that you close you mind to it when it is presented to you, or that you have some personal reason to act to spread false information.

      Your comments are very similar to those who promote misinformation about fossil fuels and agriculture’s greenhouse emissions and their role in global warming and how they nearly always turn up on any thread or blog where the intention is always there to deceive people who do not have any scientific knowledge.

      I will call you out on this and it seems frequently the case that comments about the government’s pathetic response to climate change action which includes people like Angus Taylor pushing his blue hydrogen. A man who also also promotes anthropogenic climate change denial and the proliferation of more fossil fuel use. The KCA makes some very good points here about his conduct.

      Scientists are not stupid enough to not accept climate has always changed on this planet. It’s been both a fireball and a snowball in the past in terms of extremes. What is measurable this time and backed by monumental evidence, much of it already observable, is that it is humanly caused by greenhouse emissions all of which are measurable in the atmosphere and oceans, and that they increasingly trap heat as their concentration also increases.

      • Thank you for your brief CV. May I remind you that the long established Laws of Thermodynamics remain inviolate. They may remind you of the energy functions Entropy and Enthalpy, the impossibility of perpetual motion and the inevitable increase in disorder. You appear to hold a belief that a qualitative sensory perception, “warmth”, if measured in average temperature units supports other beliefs instead of the absolute heat (energy) content of the Earth layers in question. Point temperatures give direction to energy flux and that will always be from energy source to energy sink in absolute zero space, with no net retention on Earth nor other planets on the way. Temperature units are spatial and temporal and cannot be averaged.

      • PS George, I agree that, “Without measurement there is no science.” Without definition there can be no measurement.

    • Well, Whyn, only 35 years? Misleading? MSM junkie no doubt.

      Yes, climate change has indeed been coming over the horizon for eons. It’s been cyclic for sure. But this time the actual cycle is happening in one lifetime. AND, it has been predicted by a scientist who was a personal friend of Napoleon. Ever heard of Alexander Von Humboldt? Thought not. He predicted this mother of all climate changes.

      • I am unsure what is meant by your first sentence. I was referring to the UN scam over the past 35 years. I was not intending to mislead. Your concern thaI am a junkie is unfounded and irrelevant. The Sun is (effectively) an infinite source of extremely energetic fusion reactions which will continue to radiate a large bandwidth energy in all directions, including to Earth, causing terrestrial climate changes for thousands of millenia after all life as we know it is made extinct. Eventually the Sun will cease to support fusion. Von Humboldt’s personal friendship with Napoleon is not supportive of clairvoyant skills. Did he offer thoughts about the time when the Sun no longer lights our sky?

      • You are just writing rubbish Whyn, designed to fool the average person by cherry picking waffle.
        It’s the work of a pseudo scientist who does not understand, or does not even bother to understand not only the complexity of modelling and research and how scientists eliminate error, but also you deny the measurable effects already observable on this planet. They are everywhere.

        The fact that you persist with such nonsense makes it obvious to me that you are most likely a stooge for the fossil fuel industry or benefit in some way by pushing fossil fuels.

        On top of that you are continuing to go off topic since the article is not about your pseudoscience, but Angus Taylor, and that is what the KCA suggests is the focus of the matter as explained in the first place. You try to set up a debate about the truth of climate change and global warming instead.

        I’ve come across many stooges like you who write online for some sad reason, and most of you never produce a skerrick of evidence, you just make up nonsense to deceive people when there is monumental evidence of climate change and global warming everywhere on Earth now, as well as a great deal of evidence of much corruption in the political world today by governments that are beholden to the fossil fuel industry.

  6. May I suggest you familiarise yourself with Alexander’s life accomplishments, including his prediction regarding global warming that appears to be fast approaching. The difference between past climate events and the imminent next one is that this coming one is man made.

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