Category Archives: Global warming and climate change policy

City of Sydney and ACT claims re RE

A scintillating demolition of the ACT claims that they have gone 100%RE. In summary, the ACT renewables: – only generated 31% of required power for the month – failed to cover 59 out of 60 peak consumption periods for the … Continue reading

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You too can be a wind watcher!

Become a member of Windwatchers Anonymous and get up furtively at 5.30 to go on line, fingers trembling with anticipation, to find out what the wind is doing across the country to contribute electricity for your hot breakfast and morning coffee. … Continue reading

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Michael Shellenberger vs the Sydney Morning Herald

Not a good look. Michael Shellenberger’s introduction to the standard of reporting at the Sydney Morning Herald. Michael Shellenberger vs SMH Liberty Quote – Facebook isn’t killing journalism. Journalists are killing journalism — Stephen L. Miller Liberty Quote – If you … Continue reading

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Has the City of Sydney gone renewable? Plus koala myths and our man in DC – the education of black children matters

Update. Japan before and after Fukushima. No. The city of Sydney has not gone renewable. City of Sydney Goes Renewable! _ NOT A LOT OF PEOPLE KNOW THAT Have a look at the way RET certificates are traded around the … Continue reading

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David Bidstrup. The brains trust strikes again

Today’s local rag, (July 2 2020), has an article titled “Solar owners should pay to sell or be paid for switching off”.  The proposal is floated by the Australian Energy Regulator, just another bureaucratic layer in the ongoing electricity fiasco, … Continue reading

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Who would have ever thought…And on the other hand…

That beavers would destroy the planet! RE is not killing conventional power. Don Aitkin sums up the world energy projections from the BP 2020 Statistical Review of World Energy. Like the International Energy Agency BP suffers from serious RE bias and … Continue reading

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The human cost of electric cars

Jo Nova has a cracker of a piece on the child labour involved in mining the rare earths for the batteries in your Tesla, not to mention the solar panels on your roof and the windmills that are saving the … Continue reading

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David Bidstrup. Another “road map” showing the way to the economic abattoir

Today’s Australian, (29 June 2020), carries a story in the business section entitled “Clean energy “could create a million jobs””. A “think tank” called “Beyond Zero Emissions” wants to see the construction of a further 90GW of solar and wind … Continue reading

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Michael Shellenberger, reformed environmental alarmist, says “Sorry!”

And about time too, don’t forget that Alan Carlin blew the whistle on Environmentalism Gone Mad years ago. On behalf of environmentalists everywhere, I feel an obligation to apologize for how badly we environmentalists have misled the public. Here are some … Continue reading

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A tale of two or three energy policies

Not long ago Australia had almost 30GW of coal-fired power capacity reliably delivering some of the cheapest electricity in the world. We are now reduced to 22GW of coal power and last night at the peak of demand it was … Continue reading

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