Category Archives: Global warming and climate change policy

Jo Nova reports on power prices

How come the wholesale price of power doubled in SA and Victoria over the last 12 months but declined in Queensland and NSW? Didn’t someone say renewables are cheaper now?

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Trouble in Paradise. Power short in Victoria

Since when was 100 in the old money “extreme heat“? The temperature reached 38C in Melbourne (100F) on Sunday — something it has probably done most summers since 10,000BC. CitiPower, Powercor and the United Energy spokeswoman Emma Tyner said that … Continue reading

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Jo Nova on the self-destruction of South Australia

Literally blowing up their power stations. Richly symbolic! For about $8 million a year over three years, they could have kept some coal power going and wouldn’t have needed to spend $400 million on emergency diesel generators they don’t want … Continue reading

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Jo Nova on the cost of unreliables

Yesterday we were talking about the correlation between the move to unreliables and the cost of power. This graph tells the story. Australia is the outlier being far above the international trend line. Punching above our weight! The full article … Continue reading

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From Jo Nova. SA sheds their power load in advance

SA Treasurer mocked Victoria for load shedding last Friday to keep the lights on. Forgot to mention they were drawing power FROM Victoria and NSW. Also forgot to mention they shed their load in advance. Gone from the SA power … Continue reading

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Maybe weather really is climate after all

Now updated with the above video from 1977. I fear we are looking at a breath of sanity in the midst of madness, but enjoy it while you can. Trump mocks global warming in tweet President Trump mocked the idea … Continue reading

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I think they think we’re idiots

From the great Canadian blog Small Dead Animals: Y2Kyoto: Blunder Down Under Let’s take a visit to clean, green Australia where they gave up coal… In Australia, peak summer is about to hit in a post-Hazelwood-electricity-grid. There’s a suite of committee reports … Continue reading

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David Bidstrup: “The madhouse effect”: how man-made global insanity threatens our future.

Looking at the behaviour of those who would lead us back to the dark ages in order to “save the planet”, the “science” of “global warming” and the insane policies put in place to achieve our salvation from “climate change … Continue reading

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Warning. Planet savers at work with the government

Jo Nova on the background to the disastrous Grenfell tower fire in London. The UK Dept of Energy and Climate Change wanted help to get insulation onto buildings to save the world in 2011, so it asked the people who … Continue reading

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Tell us what you really think Dr Crawford

Hon. Josh Frydenberg MP 18th October 2017 Minister for the Environment & Energy PO Box 6022 House of Representatives Parliament House Canberra ACT 2600 Minister Open letter re your Monty Pythonesque electricity plan I understand you have devised an ingenious … Continue reading

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