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Will Ms Zibelman please explain what she means by strategic reserves of power?

Subscribers and people who can get around the paywall at The Australian can read about the boss of the AEMO calling for new market rules and strategic reserves to reduce load shedding and the risk of blackouts. Ms Zibelman repeated … Continue reading

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Audrey Zibelman and the New York policy on renewable energy

Aubrey Zibelman came from New York where she was the Chair of the Public Service Commission that presided over the regulation and safety of the electricity, gas, telephone, cable and water system and set consumer rates for electricity. She came … Continue reading

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Audrey Zibelman of the AEMO points the way…

Read all about it. Audrey Zibelman, the improbable green-lawyer manager of our National Energy Market claims her advice is not biased towards renewables. This is the same Zibelman who tells us that “resisting the energy transition is like trying to … Continue reading

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The emission transition, following the demographic transition?

The demographic transition is the reduction in the birth rate that occurs when people achieve some level of economic progress. China is a spectacular example where the rising middle class are having one or two children per family despite the … Continue reading

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Remember the choke point. How sustainable is renewable energy?

This is a draft of a chapter in the work in progress to explain why Wind and Solar power cannot replace coal and gas to provide reliable power until massive amounts of wind and solar power can be stored to … Continue reading

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Midweek Roundup 10 July + Jen Marohasy on the Reef & major report on windmills and wildlife

WindWatch. Numbers in GW. FRIDAY 12 EVENING: 6pm Wind providing 4 of 28 (60& of plated capacity) and 14% of demand. THURSDAY 11 EVENING: 6.20pm Virtually the same as the morning, Wind 4 of 29, 60% of capacity and 15% … Continue reading

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Our international reputation for green political stupidity continues to grow

Let me start with this suggestion: IT MUST BECOME ILLEGAL FOR ANY INDIVIDUAL OR BUSINESS PROVIDING CONTRIBUTIONS TO POLITICAL PARTIES TO BE GIVEN A GOVERNMENT SUBSIDY OF ANY KIND TO UNDERTAKE ANY FORM OF INFRASTRUCTURE CONSTRUCTION IN AUSTRALIA. Let me … Continue reading

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Yet another bureaucratic report promoting more spending on electricity

I have a piece in Quadrant this morning addressing the latest piece of energy market advice and regulation cornucopia of advice and regulatory ground preparation from the Australian Energy Market Operator (AEMO).   This is the sixth major report on electricity … Continue reading

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Energy policy takes center stage

The action is getting hotter on the energy front.  Having been in a small minority for years, readers and writers on catallaxy are now finding themselves closer to the mainstream on the policy on energy/climate. To recap, the recent initial … Continue reading

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Audrey knows best …. sure

I’m sure most Cats have come to the conclusion that the Australian Financial Review is the most anti-business business newspaper that has ever been published.  There is not a new tax or a higher tax that its journalists won’t endorse.  … Continue reading

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