Category Archives: Global warming and climate change policy

Guest Post: The Magic Pudding Electricity Theory

In writing a response to a letter from NSW Energy Minister Don Harwin, Michael Crawford illustrates the demise of the electricity industry’s efficiency with this graph. Dr Crawford continues “The National Electricity Market (NEM) was established at the end of … Continue reading

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Stabilizing the grid in South Australia

Nice work comrades! The closure of South Australia’s GM Holden Car Factory (13,000 jobs) will help stabilise South Australia’s green electricity grid, according to the government AEMO. Holden closure will help Energy Market Operator manage SA’s blackout risk. How many … Continue reading

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The hidden cost of unreliables

Under-estimating the cost of wind and solar? Who would have thought? A big part of our problem is that we are dealing with variables that are “not independent.” If we add subsidized wind and solar, that act, by itself, changes … Continue reading

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Guest post. Peter Campion on climate reporting and policy

What are the prospects for the HONEST Act? We Aussie climate sceptics can only watch in awe as the new US President begins systematically driving a stake a into the vampire heart of the climate-alarm industry. If we want to … Continue reading

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New York Times report: Beijing joins climate fight…

…Building 700 new coal-fired power plants. No coal-fired power plants for Australia but 1600 worldwide. Over all, 1,600 coal plants are planned or under construction in 62 countries, according to Urgewald’s tally, which uses data from the Global Coal Plant … Continue reading

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Background on the Larsen C Ice Shelf

One of the largest icebergs ever recorded has just broken away from the Larsen C Ice Shelf in Antarctica. Over the past few years I’ve led a team that has been studying this ice shelf and monitoring change. We spent … Continue reading

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The only one in step

Trump stands alone as 19 of the G20 leaders stick with Paris agreement on climate change and German Chancellor Merkel brands US decision to quit ‘regrettable’ US President Donald Trump found himself alone at the G20 summit over climate change, … Continue reading

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Hockey stick Mann in contempt of court?

It looks as though Michael Mann has spat the dummy, refusing to provide his data in court. Penn State climate scientist, Michael ‘hockey stick’ Mann commits contempt of court in the ‘climate science trial of the century.’ Prominent alarmist shockingly … Continue reading

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SA and US energy policy. Compare and contrast

Making the most of energy in the US. Maybe a bit of hyperbole but then maybe not. We’re here today to usher in a new American energy policy — one that unlocks million and millions of jobs and trillions of … Continue reading

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Climate Hustle film in Sydney, Melbourne, Brisbane

Tickets here. Melbourne July 12 tickets free. Brisbane July 15 tickets $15-20. Sydney July 18 tickets free. CFACT, along with its Australian partners, is hosting a showing of its new groundbreaking documentary, Climate Hustle, and you’re invited! Following each event, … Continue reading

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