Category Archives: Rafe

Record low wind day

High fives among the wind warriors on the weekend, especially in SA where in the middle of the day they achieved record penetration of unreliable energy from the sun and the wind. Not so good today, at lunchtime the wind … Continue reading

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Threat of Energy War in Europe

UPDATE. More about the function of the interconnections and the fragility of the British power system. Blackout fears over National Grid cables from the Continent _ Business _ The Times Britain’s electricity system is sufficiently fragile at certain times of … Continue reading

Posted in Electric Power and Energy, International, Rafe | 45 Comments

Lionel Shriver at the Ramsay Centre for Western Civilization

How did I miss this event, am I living under a rock or just watching the wind too much? The talk was on the 6th.   This is the site for the Ramsay Centre for Western Civilization.

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Will the Chinese pull the football away again?

President Xi Jinping recently told the UN General Assembly that China will aim for carbon neutrality by 2060 (how many of us will be alive then?) following the 2015 Paris pledge to hit peak emissions by 2030. Do we believe … Continue reading

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Audrey Zibelman speaks on her mission in Australia.

Audrey Zibelman came from New York to head up the agency that manages the energy supply and plans the future of the grid in SE Australia. She is leaving at the end of the year with the master plan completed … Continue reading

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Trump MkII. The 2020 agenda

President Trump’s second term agenda: JOBS Create 10 Million New Jobs in 10 Months Create 1 Million New Small Businesses Cut Taxes to Boost Take-Home Pay and Keep Jobs in America Enact Fair Trade Deals that Protect American Jobs  “Made … Continue reading

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In praise of Trump

By Noor Bin Ladin. Being pro-Trump has caused me more grief than being Bin Laden’s niece _ The Spectator And why do I support Donald Trump? Look at his record. He has stood up to China, kept America out of … Continue reading

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Lets get serious about free speech again

Jo Nova reports on the latest campus atrocity that happened in Canberra. That make sense! Professor Ross McCleod was ordered at the Australian National University (ANU) by higher authority – Professor Paul Burke – to withdraw my ACDE (Arnt-Corden) seminar … Continue reading

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Climate Change: The Facts 2020

The long-anticipated Climate Change: The Facts 2020 will launch this week. The collection is edited by Jennifer Marohassy who you saw last week swimming around the Reef. I would like to thank John Roskam at the Institute of Public Affairs … Continue reading

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Joy for the unreliable energy boosters – but wait!

This is shaping up as a record day for solar and wind production compared with coal, aided by the lower level of demand on the weekend. Black coal is possibly at the lowest level ever at 7.2GW and brown coal … Continue reading

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