A great statistic this morning from the Minerals Council:
Of course, there will be technology gains that make renewables more viable. But we should be clear-eyed about whether and when such solutions will come.
An example is the promise of battery storage as a way of transforming part-time power into reliable energy. Chief Scientist Alan Finkel recently noted that if we retrieved all of the batteries made for use in mobile phones, laptops, cars and industry in 2014 and used them as back-up for the electricity system, we would have enough energy to power the world for nine seconds. Nine seconds.
That’s from Brendan Pearson writing in the Australian.
While on the topic of renewable energy Niki Savva skewers the greenies, who are out and about claiming it was the storm that caused the power outage in South Australia not the reliance on renewables, with this great line:
… they, as climate change believers, are the ones preaching catastrophic weather events will become more frequent. If they are right, we can expect more freakish storms more often, wreaking the kind of havoc witnessed in South Australia.