Bob Brock replied:
Delingpole’s comment in the article should be echoed again and again by Australia’s political commentators because it shines a light on our energy policies:
“That’s because, apart from being a Democrat, Cohn – as former COO of Goldman Sachs – is a Vampire Squid man through and through.
Goldman Sachs, like most of the financial sector, is aggressively pro-climate change action.”
Why do I say this? As has been pointed out previously:
- · First, Malcolm Turnbull has always supported “putting a price on carbon” which is the real consequence of his long standing support for renewable, green energy.
- · Second, Tony Abbott was Malcolm Turnbull’s greatest opponent against his Climate Change policies but on 14 September 2015, Turnbull challenged Abbott, ousted him and was sworn in as Prime Minister the following day.
- · Third, the Australian Government under Turnbull’s leadership agreed the UN Framework Convention on Climate Change (UNFCCC) a few weeks later at the 21st Conference of the Parties (COP21) in Paris (30 November to 12 December 2015).
- · Fourth, Malcolm Turnbull assembled his loyal team of Finkel, Frydenberg and Zibelman to manage his Climate Change policies.
- · Fifth, well before all this was happening, “… in 2009 Goldman Sachs announced it would spend $150 billion on green energy by 2020.”Malcolm Turnbull had close ties with Goldman Sachs: he was managing director of Goldman Sachs Australia (1997–2001) and a partner with Goldman Sachs and Co (1998–2001). See: http://joannenova.com.au/2017/05/goldmann-sachs-bigger-than-fossil-fuel-in-the-climate-debate/and https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Malcolm_Turnbull
Just coincidence that Malcolm Turnbull supports renewable energy? Nothing happens by chance.
What I haven’t figured out yet is why Turnbull has such influence over other members of his government.