Author Archives: Rafe Champion

Roundup 22 Oct from Prescott Valley Arizona

Arizona Sunset Several important posts from Jo Nova recently. See them all! UPDATE. Don Aitkin on deplatforming. Microbes love plastic! Stop worrying about drinking straws and all the other microbe food in the rivers and oceans! Microbes are eating the … Continue reading

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Lobbing the choke point stone into the windpower pond

Great excitement at RenewEconomy where they report that wind power matched brown coal in the September quarter. We will see if there is any reaction to the reminder in comments about the choke point problem. Petkovic says wind power also … Continue reading

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LATE IN THE DAY MAJOR POWER USERS SPEAK UP. When is the official announcement that we have a Third World power system

UPDATE FROM JO NOVA. WE HAVE A THIRD WORLD POWER SYSTEM. AND IT WILL GET WORSE BEFORE IT GETS BETTER. Australia’s biggest fruit and vegetable grower, Costa Group, has blasted the “disgraceful” state of the nation’s energy market after fears … Continue reading

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From my desk in California, leading the way with rolling blackouts

Penetrating deep into the heartland of the People’s Republic of California we pass through San Francisco and arrive at LA. All is not well. The front page of the newspaper in the hotel lobby warns that two thirds of the … Continue reading

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Roundup 12 October. From Seattle Airport

How dare you! Lisa Simpson said it in 2007. It was funny then, now it is just sad. Just in time. Escape from freezing in Vancouver. The coldest day in 123 years. Creativity and Innovation Project. Run by Ieva Notturno … Continue reading

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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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On the road. Vancouver and some climate issues

A little over fourteen hours in the air to arrive in the grey dawn and book into cheap digs in Downtown Vancouver. Election debates are in the news and the leader in one major paper suggests that no primary issue … Continue reading

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Holiday reading

Quadrant on line. Jennifer Marohassy introduces the next Climate Change: The Facts, an engrossing read! Impeachment watch. A useful site for anyone interested in the underside of American politics and especially the insiders who undermined Trump. London police get serious … Continue reading

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Live blogging the rugby league grand final

Just in case anyone is interested. The Official Site. I have just got an invitation to go out that I can’t refuse so I probably won’t be able to participate actively. Footage from the finals 1966 to 2018. Check out … Continue reading

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Roundup Sunday October 6

AROUND THE TRAPS At the IPA a new report from Research Fellow Kurt Wallace, measures ‘regulatory dark matter’ that could be called rules invented by fools with no accountability. Red tape costs us $176 billion each year and who would … Continue reading

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