Category Archives: Global warming and climate change policy

Ian Plimer on the Australian power crisis

A brilliant talk that briefly and graphically sketches our descent into the valley of Green death. Only 15 minutes. First they put interconnectors between the states and ended interstate competition in the energy market. They centralised the market under the … Continue reading

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The cost of the Paris agreement

Jo Nova has flagged an important paper from the IPA on the cost to Australian people of the failing Paris accord. Actually it looks like a serious underestimate. What about the cost of the collapse of the grid for a … Continue reading

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Enjoy morning coffee and hot meals while we still have coalfired power

Memo to the Liberal Party room. Today Wind and Other peaked near 9% of demand at the low point of demand around noon. AT 2 as demand picked up it was down to 8% and at 5.30 as the sun … Continue reading

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Canada selectively cuts carbon tax for the big end of town

Of course it makes sense! Warning, social justice warriors at work. 80%-90% of greenhouse gas emissions of large industrial corporations will be exempt from the tax The plebs still pay the tax because they can’t relocate. LOL. Environment Minister Catherine … Continue reading

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Coal-fired power stations under construction around the world

What do we know that they don’t? From the Global Coal Plant Tracker. Coal Plants by Country (Power Stations) to July 2018 30MW and larger. The total for the top 100 countries is 270 (file not fully loading). China 130 … Continue reading

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Electric cars leave carbon emissions behind?

From a story about the innovative subsidy farmer Elon Musk in The Weekend Australian. Technology commentator Anthony Agius in Melbourne said he put his name down for the Model 3 in 2017. The focus was simply on leaving carbon emissions … Continue reading

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Lets follow the example of Germany with unreliable energy

Imploding wind industry! Following the solar industry. And according to the Hans Boeckler Foundation site here: “No other industry grew so rapidly in the last decades as the production of solar cells has – and none has collapsed as fast.” … Continue reading

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Interesting comments – Chinese training cadres in South Africa

Check out the comments on Jo Nova’s Weekend Unthreaded: there is technical stuff about fires and wind turbines and some political comment on the Australian scene. This is alarming out of #5 Chinese training cadres in South Africa, think of … Continue reading

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Suicide of a nation

Jo Nova describes how windpower is destroying baseload capacity. In the South Australian experiment total wind power capacity is now far above the average state demand most hours of the day. This effectively destroys any economic case for cheap baseload … 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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