Saving the planet with intermittent energy

Clearing deer out of the way to make way for solar panels in Spain.

Over 500 animals have been slaughtered in a walled estate in Azambuja purportedly making way for a massive solar energy park.

Uproar began over social media last weekend after photographs of ‘the massacre’ were uploaded by some of the Spanish hunters who had taken part.

“We did it again!” extolled one in English, then reverting to Spanish to proclaim a ‘super record hunt!’: 540 animals with 16 hunters’.

The horror of the incident was outlined by the Silvino Lúcio, vice-president of Azambuja town council, who told online Fundamental that this couldn’t be called ‘a hunt’. It was a massacre, he stressed: “Those animals had no way of escape… they were confined within the property’s walls” and the forest that should have afforded them some protected has been denuded.

Wind turbines 1  Red Kite 0 at Navarre Wind Farm.

A comprehensive report compiled to illustrate the environmental carnage through the life-cycle of windmills and solar panels. 

Environment Destruction – The Dark Side of Renewable Energy (1)

This is a short but comprehensive survey carried out by an Australian consultant, Bill Stinson, tracking the environmental footprint of RE through ten phases from raw material sourcing, mining, processing and international supply chains, fabrication, construction and operation to demolition and disposal.

All of this to make the power supply more expensive and less reliable.

A reminder of the futility of the exercise.

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40 Responses to Saving the planet with intermittent energy

  1. Mick Gold Coast QLD says:

    Over 500 animals have been slaughtered in a walled estate in Azambuja purportedly making way for a massive solar energy park.

    “Those animals had no way of escape… they were confined within the property’s walls” and the forest that should have afforded them some protected has been denuded”

    We live in an age of extraordinary deceit and profound hypocrisy.

  2. Bruce of Newcastle says:

    The hypocrisy of the environmentalists is breathtaking. Birds and bats massacred in their billions. Terrestrial animals impacted by infrasound, and sea mammals likewise from offshore windfarms. Yet they are given a pass by people who wet themselves if a koala tree is threatened.

    And we aren’t seeing much happen on the climate front either, so that’s no justification. Indeed if anything the climate changes in the last century have been very pleasant.

    Climate Claim Fact Checks (14 Jan)

  3. Forester says:

    The wind farm near the ACT doesn’t kill as many birds because they rarely spin in the prevailing light winds.

  4. Spurgeon Monkfish III says:

    To paraphrase Borrissey – “These beautiful creatures must die”.

    All to satisfy green vanity.

  5. Roger says:

    All to satisfy green vanity.

    Green vanity?

    If only ’twere so there might be a chance of dissuading them by rational argument.

    Fact is there’s fortunes to be made in the greening of the European economy in which endeavour politicians and corporates work hand in hand for their mutual enrichment.

  6. Forester says:

    And I understand the wind farm was built to offset the emissions from the Sydney desalination plant that we don’t use because Mr Flannery’s advice was inaccurate.

    This is called a ‘circular economy’.

  7. Mark M says:

    It’s ok, climate czar John Kerry buys off sets.

  8. Lee says:

    The Left’s and climate change carpetbaggers’ hypocrisy and evil laid bare in that extraordinary video.

  9. Roger says:

    And I understand the wind farm was built to offset the emissions from the Sydney desalination plant that we don’t use because Mr Flannery’s advice was inaccurate.

    Sounds like it’s not “offsetting” many emissions in reality.

    What a rort.

  10. Squirrel says:

    It’s OK, their hooves were probably destroying endangered grasses, so they were shot for the greater good….

  11. JC says:

    Nice interview with Stan Druckenmiller and Tony Pasquariello, global head of Goldman’s Hedge Fund Coverage

    https://youtu.be/K_u2AI7ZWAk

  12. Tintarella di Luna says:

    What an abomination

  13. thefrollickingmole says:

    Lets not forget this bit of excellence in greenology.

    https://www.businessinsider.com/europe-imports-wood-biomass-from-us-for-power-2015-12?r=AU&IR=T

    Europe imported more than 4 million tons of wood pellets from US forests last year and wrote it all off as renewable energy.

    A new report from Climate Central exposes how 4.4 million tons of wood pellets were cut from American forests last year, and 98% of it was shipped to Europe to be burnt for energy.

    Because of a loophole, the European Union classifies this wood-generated electricity as “carbon neutral,”

  14. Geriatric Mayfly says:

    Because of a loophole, the European Union classifies this wood-generated electricity as “carbon neutral,”

    So the basic products of combustion – carbon dioxide and water have been reformulated in a laboratory run by bureaucrats. Come winter, can’t wait to see the pixie dust belching from my chimney.

  15. nb says:

    Greens: Too many people. too many deer. Tilting at windmills.

  16. Mike Ryan says:

    Take care when cooking venison. The meat can dry out quickly.

  17. Rafe Champion says:

    Stunning numbers JC, the problem is that everyone in the public service and the appendages of government and big business is doing really well, nobody cares about the debt and nobody who is calling the policy shots is feeling any pain.

  18. Rafe Champion says:

    Thanks Mike, and look out for shotgun pellets as well!

  19. maree says:

    That pic and the accompanying piece should have world headlines. Oh, of course not, wokes will make sure of that.

  20. egg_ says:

    Birds and bats massacred in their billions.

    They don’t even have to fly directly into the blades’ path – saw something on YouTybe recently where a passing large bird was sucked in by the vortices at the blade’s tip, such is the energy of these gigantic c. 70m blades.

  21. egg_ says:

    Sickening images above.

    I hope that the vegan Greenoids are satisfied.

  22. maree says:

    PS, the deer killing has implications for beings locked into enclosed spaces with no chance of escape. It has happened so often in history, the wokists maybe should consider history and watch their backs because they are now over-reaching “bigly.”

  23. 132andBush says:

    Keep up the good work, Rafe.

    Was harvesting in the deep south this season for the first time in ten years and I’m stunned at how many turbine obscenities are now in the Western District. They despoil the scenery wherever you look.
    Walked the header up through Skipton/Beaufort on Saturday through the middle of the Stockyard Hill monstrosity.
    It’s rage inducing.

  24. Michel Lasouris says:

    Once again the swarthy types from southern Europe demonstrate their utter distain for ALL animals. Bullfights and Cock fights perpetuate their Barbarism.’
    I’m so glad that I identify ,not as a white supremacist, but better yet and Anglo Saxon Nordic supremacist

  25. mh says:

    egg_
    #3750884, posted on February 8, 2021 at 10:20 pm

    John Kerry just got a boner.

  26. Turtle says:

    A young lady from the Greens visited me recently. I asked if she’d seen the videos of birds getting sliced to pieces by wind farms. She told me she doesn’t want to see stuff like that. As though I was bad for witnessing what her mob do.

  27. Turtle says:

    Can we get pigeons to fly into these monstrosities?

  28. H B Bear says:

    Oh dear!

  29. rickw says:

    Just before Wangaratta on the Hume Highway there is a vast area of productive farmland turned over to solar panels.

    Most disgusting and stupid thing I have seen in a long while.

  30. maree, made in China, of course. says:

    Scotland has sold its blood drenched soil to windmills in the Highlands. I hate those things with a passion, and I never thought Australia would be so stupid as to defile our own ancient landscapes with the monstrosities . Made in China, of course.

  31. maree says:

    maree, not made in China, how did that happen, mods?

  32. Boambee John says:

    rickw
    #3750999, posted on February 9, 2021 at 7:24 am
    Just before Wangaratta on the Hume Highway there is a vast area of productive farmland turned over to solar panels.

    Most disgusting and stupid thing I have seen in a long while.

    Get it to Alan Jones’ attention, he gets quite upset about diverting productive farmland to unproductive uses.

  33. Spurgeon Monkfish III says:

    If only ’twere so there might be a chance of dissuading them by rational argument.

    Rog, have you ever met a strident greenie who wasn’t an overweening narcissist?

    Needless to say they consider themselves to be far more virtuous than the likes of you or I. If hundreds of beautiful creatures must die so that a “solar energy park” can be consecrated (and Gaia appeased), so be it.

    “Rational Argument” is a non starter.

  34. Spurgeon Monkfish III says:

    Oops – That’s why “Rational Argument” is a non starter.

  35. rickw says:

    Scroll down on link for images of agricultural productivity destruction:

    https://www.glenrowanwestsolarfarm.com.au/

  36. rickw says:

    Get it to Alan Jones’ attention, he gets quite upset about diverting productive farmland to unproductive uses.

    Done! Sent link above.

  37. Faye says:

    Blame the politicians for letting this RE rape ravage the country. As long as subsidies prop up the scam, nothing will change. And this isn’t the only gross deceit perpetuated on our country and our souls right now. Climate change lie, Wuhan virus totalitarianism, coal denigration, children’s curricula, freedom of speech impairments, water infrastructure failure, China’s tentacles, Biden’s ‘no clothes’…

  38. ExIronCurtain says:

    Hi @ Tintarella di Luna
    abomination indeed and the thought of us being powerless to stop it is actually making me cry tears of sorrow and anger. Not just for Bambi and the broken eagle but for the rest of us pawns sucked into machinations we cannot stop. The one and only guy with some power who stood up against this nonsense has just been removed and is about to face the firing squad.
    Tell me why do ALL the world leaders now sing from the same hymn book?

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