Category Archives: Guest Post

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

Posted in Electric Power and Energy, Guest Post | 32 Comments

Peter Lang and Ken Gregory: Global warming may be beneficial for the global economy

A recent paper, Lang and Gregory (2019) Economic impact of energy consumption change caused by global warming, finds global warming may be beneficial for the global economy. We reproduce the Abstract and two excerpts from the Discussion section in this … Continue reading

Posted in Global warming and climate change policy, Guest Post | 12 Comments

David Bidstrup guest post. “Fith-20″ (the new old disease)

There is a very dangerous disease sweeping Australia. It manifests in the complete inability of those afflicted to engage in rational thought processes. It seems to affect those people who are in “leadership” positions more than ordinary folk, although the … Continue reading

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Mark Hornshaw & Zac Gorman: Australia’s Violent Enforcement of Lockdowns Sparks Memories of the Eureka Rebellion

2020 is looking eerily similar to 1854 for the people of Victoria, Australia’s second most populous state. This footage reveals a little of the current scene, with Aussies protesting against draconian lockdowns, and police in riot gear arresting them in … Continue reading

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Tabitha Alloway: “Rule by Experts” Is Tyranny Shrouded in Science

“You don’t need a mask.” “Everyone needs to wear a mask.” “Asymptomatic spreaders are the real problem.” “No wait, it doesn’t look like asymptomatic carriers are spreading it.” “Coronavirus will spread at protests… unless they’re protests over the death of … Continue reading

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Bill Muehlenberg: So This Is How Democracy Dies

It was George Orwell who famously said, We know that no one ever seizes power with the intention of relinquishing it. Power is not a means; it is an end. One wonders if he had the state of Victoria in mind … Continue reading

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David Bidstrup guest post. Audrey’s getting anxious…

 and some shareholders want a company to go out of business to “reduce emissions”. A couple of things popped up in today’s local rag.  First, AEMO wants any solar system installed after the start of September to be able to be … Continue reading

Posted in Electric Power and Energy, Guest Post | 35 Comments

David Bidstrup guest post. The quest for complexity.

Today’s local paper had an “opinion piece” about the pursuit of the chimera, (a thing which is hoped for but is illusory or impossible to achieve), of “carbon free electricity” entitled “Time to face electricity grid challenges”. The author is … Continue reading

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Guest post: Cardimona; Journalist forces AEMO to face truth about curtailment capers with the grid

If you’re a wage slave at a left-wing newspaper (BIRM) you probably, literally, can’t afford to rock the boat, so I dips me lid to Tony Raggatt at the Townsville Bulletin. Well done, that man. From today’s print edition… POWER … Continue reading

Posted in Electric Power and Energy, Guest Post | 40 Comments

Bill Muehlenberg: Just Put a Sock In It Magda!

She may be appearing on Victorian TV screens with a mask on, but one can think of better things that could be used. I refer of course to the new infuriating and moronic TV ads Victorians now have to endure … Continue reading

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