Category Archives: Electric Power and Energy

Audrey Zibelman’s work is done

HIT AND RUN! The Global relevance of New York State’s clean-power targets. Amusing that Audrey Zibelman announced her impending move to Google just as I decided to write a piece about the New York plan to go Green where she … Continue reading

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The Energy Technology Roadmap

Last week the Coalition formally announced that the leadership has given up on coal and capitulated to the RE lobbies. The idea is to use gas to fill the gaps in supply as the coal stations close and RE takes … Continue reading

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RE feast to famine in half a day. Monday 28 update

MONDAY AFTERNOON UPDATE. The wind across the SE is down to 5% of supply. It is zero in Victoria, 1% in NSW and Qld, 3% in WA. Quite a bit of sun but that will fade rapidly after 3 or … Continue reading

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Nice call Andrew!

This paper examines the renewable generation of electricity in Australia from photovoltaics (PV), solar thermal electricity (STE) and wind. PV, STE and wind have immense resources and small environmental impacts even when deployed on very large scales. They are the … Continue reading

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David Bidstrup guest post. Energy crisis or stupidity?

Now that the Coalition has joined the fairy seekers, removing any difference between themselves and idiot Labor, I revisited some work done last year where I looked at the split between generators on 18 and 19 January 2018. This article … Continue reading

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Trumpie gets the Amish vote! + German power imports and a working holiday in China

The Third Iceberg is the Island Effect.   Australia is an island. This has been overlooked by the RE enthusiasts who get excited about the number of windmills in places like Denmark and Germany that can generate about 70% of the … Continue reading

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Green Liberals inside the party

New Liberals outside, Green Liberals inside! Meet the youth wing of the Coalition for Conservation. Among the office-bearers of the parent body you will find Christine Talacko, Lucy Turnbull QO and The Hon Malcolm Turnbull. And then there is the … Continue reading

Posted in Electric Power and Energy, Global warming and climate change policy, Rafe | 24 Comments

Green energy in Britain

See if you can find the wind and solar. Source. Jo Nova’s report on the return to coal yesterday when the temperature was up and the wind was down. Read all about it! Kevin Rudd tweeted: “For anyone who thinks … Continue reading

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Gas fires up the hornets of RE

The Coalition decision to go for gas (and a few other things) has poked a stick into the hornets nest of power generators and the RE industry. It is a move guaranteed to make nobody happy because there is no … Continue reading

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No wind in Dan’s sails, Scomo on fire (sort of) and leave it to LEAN

Wind drought across the nation. All the states from west to east have virtually no wind in the early afternoon today with the exception of Tasmania and Queensland. Tasmania is importing power, presumably to save water. Just remember that the … Continue reading

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