On the basis of evidence everywhere we could easily double the price of electricity and get nowhere near the 50 per cent target.
Even after the information had been passed on to senior bureaucrats, the false claim of elevated levels of fat-soluble pesticides in dugongs was repeated in their influential briefing papers and reports.
Alas, all the parties seem to be about spending rather than saving, an odd approach when your cupboard is bare.
Though the influence of climate change on cyclones is hard to identify, it's broadly expected we will see more severe cyclones – and they will move further south.
With both major parties talking about innovation as a major part of growing our economy, how is it possible that clean technologies were not connected to that message?
Having brought mankind so far, has traditional science finally outlived its usefulness? Many seem to think so.
The history of civilisation is essentially the story of man's progressive access to more efficient, more abundant and more reliable energy sources - from ancestral human muscles to modern nuclear power.
The prospects for renewable energy have been oversold. We need to prepare for the possibility that renewables cannot supply all future energy needs.
Indicative of the uranium industry's worldwide malaise, mining giant Cameco recently announced the suspension of production at Rabbit Lake and reduced production at McArthur River/Key Lake in Canada.
The Flinders Ranges site was nominated by Grant Chapman but he has precious little connection to the land. Conversely, the land has been precious to Adnyamathanha Traditional Owners for millennia.
Five million people in Belarus, Ukraine and Russia still live in highly contaminated areas with a further 400 million living in regions with a continuing radioactive fingerprint.
'Why one hundred? If I were wrong, then one would be enough!’