Author Archives: Rafe Champion

Windwatch for the week 26 June to July 2

To reduce the load on the server Windwatch will not be posted daily. It will be updated regularly with a comment in the open thread to signal when it is done. At dinnertime this evening Wind recovered from 13% of … Continue reading

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Midweek Roundup

Our server has has a volume of posts problem so I am aggregating the last three to reduce the pressure and make room for other people who might have something to say. Sorry about the comments that will be lost. … Continue reading

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Windwatch 25 June. Business as usual. 2% from Wind & Other at dinnertime

This looks like a seven days in a row when Wind and Other contributed about 2% to the dinnertime peak of demand. Wind is running about 9% of plated capacity across the country but in the blessed domain of Daniel … Continue reading

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Folau donation site

It looks as though the Australian Christian Lobby has stepped up to rise funds for Israel Folau. This will cost Go Fund Me a bundle, did they seriously think they could derail this move to protect freedom of belief and … Continue reading

Posted in Freedom of speech, Rafe | 65 Comments

Republicans stall climate change legislation in Oregon state

Most amusing. Not the first time, I forget the other state where it happened. The dramatic scenes came after the Republicans had not only skipped the legislature, but some had even left the state as part of an effort to … Continue reading

Posted in Global warming and climate change policy, Rafe | 10 Comments

The May way to do Brexit

A bit more sarc. Quite refreshing.

Posted in International, Rafe | 2 Comments

Call to arms! Can we stand idle while Trump enforces the rule of law?

A bit of jolly sarc.

Posted in Hypocrisy of progressives, Rafe | 1 Comment

Windwatch 25 June

A giant step up in the performance of wind this evening. Delivering at 25% of plated capacity it is providing 1.7GW that represents 5% of the demand at dinnertime. Someone calculate the cost of the batteries required to store power … Continue reading

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PM Morrison. Mediocrity morphs into malevolence

I think that the issue has had enough oxygen. Is it true that this is the way our Prime Minister thinks about freedom of faith and speech? Maybe. This was his reaction last week. So this is the man who … Continue reading

Posted in Australian Story, Freedom of speech, Rafe | 26 Comments

We are all Israel Folau

Well, apart from deplorables who don’t believe in freedom of faith and free speech. No need to agree with him, just recall the statement (probably falsely) attributed to Voltaire. I Disapprove of What You Say, But I Will Defend to … Continue reading

Posted in Freedom of speech, Hypocrisy of progressives, Rafe | 240 Comments