Author Archives: Rafe Champion

Roundup 14 Dec

Windwatch. Yesterday morning 6%, evening 11% this morning  5%. That is the contribution to demand, the figures for the % of plated capacity are approx 20, 40 and 15. Double or triple those numbers and see how much of the … Continue reading

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The AEMO masterplan: what about the choke-point in unreliable energy?

The AEMO masterplan sees coal reduced from almost three quarters of the power supply to less than a third to be replaced by renewables, extra transmission lines and fast-start power, presumably gas. The possibility of extending the life of the … Continue reading

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Climate collection 12 Dec

Windwatch.  9am yesterday wind 4.5% of demand, 6.30pm,  10%, 9 this morning 9%. Intellectuals rarely enter professional politics and still more rarely conquer responsible office. But they staff political bureaus, write party pamphlets and speeches, act as secretaries and advisers, make … Continue reading

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Our pinup girl is better looking than their pinup girl and makes more sense as well!

The antidote to @GretaThunberg – Naomi Seibt – former climate alarmist turned climate skeptic

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More roundup things

Jo Nova flags a flip on the ABC and the Sydney Morning Herald re the cause of fires. Buried in a save-the-koala story on ABC News tonight is an ABC journalist saying for the first time that it is “current … Continue reading

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A tale of two education systems. England & Australia + climate items

Windwatch.  Yesterday in wind provided 5.5% of the demand at the evening peak, this morning and this evening 6.5%. People who are unhappy with the transformation of the helpful British policemen on the beat into the gestapo of political correctness … Continue reading

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Climate collection

Will Happer reflects on his time as President Trump’s climate science czar. Too many headwinds. Green slime versus the lives of hundreds of thousands of people in the name of the fraudulent “precautionary  principle.” Matt Ridley reports on the criminal conspiracy … Continue reading

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Climate Roundup 5 December

UN Food and Agriculture concludes that food production will rise 30 percent by 2050 unless “sustainable practices” are adopted in which case it would rise just 10 to 20 percent. Technological change significantly outweighs climate change in every single one of FAOs … Continue reading

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Arise, and greet the dawn with cheerful song!

Stepping back from politics for a moment – the situation that Matthew Arnold sketched almost 200 years ago in his poem Dover Beach –  “And we are here, as on a darkling plain, swept with confused alarms of struggle and … Continue reading

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Australian school education sucks. Who is surprised?

Thank you Julia Gillard and the teachers’ unions. Just provide more money. What could go wrong?  PISA-Aust-Education-Tanks Australia has plunged in the global education rankings, with the nation’s 15-year-olds performing at a significantly lower standard in reading, mathematics and science than … Continue reading

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