Author Archives: Rafe Champion

Heads up Doomlord!

Stay away from Mozambique!

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Windwatch 22 June. The drought continues…

Wind below 2% of plated capacity after lunch, building to provide a bit over 10% of capacity, that is 0.6GW at dinnertime. Wind and other contributing 2% of demand at the evening peak! Someone calculate the surplus wind capacity required … Continue reading

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Lose your wallet in Switzerland, Norway or the Netherlands if you must. With money inside

But don’t lose it in China, Morocco or Peru. Fascinating bit of research reported by Jo Nova. This was a fairly exhaustive study. The researchers changed the names, currency and languages in every country to try to make the wallet … Continue reading

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The latest Irish joke. Ban private cars and import a million third-world refugees

Someone tell me this is fake news. But who would you have the imagination to make it up? “Nudge” policies such as huge tax hikes, as well as bans and red tape outlined in the plan, will pave the way … Continue reading

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What wind? Again. The birds strike back and New York goes all in for unreliable energy

Wind still off duty. Under 12% capacity all day. Unreliables contributing 2% of demand at the evening peak. You can see why the International Energy Authority is predicting that wind and sun will provide 3 or 4% of the world’s … Continue reading

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The three E or triple E test for sustainable energy policy

Is the policy sustainable on Economic, Engineering and Environmental criteria? The North Shore Climate Realist collective is developing a discussion paper on the application of the triple E criteria and the preliminary finding is that the unreliable or intermittent energy … Continue reading

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The Irish National Broadcasting Code

Judging from Peter Campion’s prolonged exchange of letters with the ABC they practice what is formalized in Ireland. A year or two ago Peter lodged a complaint about the ABC providing no platform for people who deviate from alarmist orthodoxy. … Continue reading

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Don Aitkin on thinking about things

Another contribution from Don Aitkin, settled into his retirement accommodation and back in the groove with his column to demonstrate his status as a National Treasure. It was not until my honours year (and I was lucky to get into … Continue reading

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Angus Taylor and a third of our electricity from RE by 2021

Great call Angus. Check out the supply from RE at dinner time last night. Energy and Emissions Reduction Minister Angus Taylor said the Morrison government recognised an increasingly large share of Australia’s energy needs were being met by renewables. “Over … Continue reading

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Trouble in the socialist paradise. What is happening in Sweden

Where did this come from? Criminal gangs? We might have expected street violence due to the experiment in multiculturalism that is under way but what is this with the bombs? Sweden has experienced a sharp rise in explosions in recent … Continue reading

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