Shock News : Policy To Increase Wind Farms Across East Australian Grid “A Dangerous Strategy”

No matter if the science of global warming is all phony…
climate change provides the greatest opportunity to
bring about justice and equality in the world
.”
– Christine Stewart,
former Canadian Minister of the Environment

Giving society cheap, abundant energy would be the
equivalent of giving an idiot child a machine gun
.”
– Prof Paul Ehrlich, Stanford University

Isn’t the only hope for the planet that the
industrialized civilizations collapse?
Isn’t it our responsiblity to bring that about
?”
– Maurice Strong,
founder of the UN Environment Programme (UNEP)

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Academic Study :

WIND FARMS IN EASTERN AUSTRALIA – RECENT LESSONS
Paul Miskelly

“…careful scrutiny of the available wind farm operational data shows that, on the eastern Australian grid, it is not possible for wind energy ever to displace dispatchable, reliable generation supplying the base load demand. In this regard, an examination of the graphs comprising Figure 3 clearly indicates that the proposal by some Australian policymakers to replace major coal-fired power stations with a fleet of wind farms is not technically achievable.

Additionally, the analysis shows that further increased wind penetration, even if spread evenly across the eastern Australian grid, will result in an increasing contribution to grid instability, potentially making wind energy an increasing threat to grid operational security and reliability. To continue a policy strategy to increase wind penetration across the eastern Australian grid, to seek to meet a target of some 20% installed capacity, as has already been achieved in South Australia, (with the presumption that wind may thereby meet 20% of base load requirements), has the potential to be a dangerous strategy.

To address the increased instability due to wind, a fleet of fast-acting OCGT generation plant may well be required to back up wind’s intermittency. The use of a significantly greater proportion of this form of generation, rather than the more thermally-efficient CCGT, in the gas-fired generation plant mix may lead, seemingly paradoxically, to both higher gas consumption and higher GHG emissions from the resulting OCGT/CCGT generation mix than if wind generation was not included in the generation portfolio. “

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UPDATE

Even The Godfather Of Global Warming Alarmism James Hansen Admits Renewable Energy Is A ‘Nice Idea’ Though Useless :

Former NASA climate commissar and eco-activist James Hansen admits what sceptics have been saying for years – renewable energy is useless.

“The hope that the wind and the sun and geothermal can provide all of our energy is a nice idea but I find it unlikely that that’s possible.”

“Suggesting that renewables will let us phase rapidly off fossil fuels in the United States, China, India, or the world as a whole is almost the equivalent of believing in the Easter Bunny and Tooth Fairy.”

Will environmentalists and policy makers heed the rare wisdom of the godfather of global warming and climate alarmism? Or is seeming (to be green) more important than reliable, clean energy solutions that work?

Or does embracing clean nuclear energy ignite “population bomb” fears amongst the Malthusians at the United Nations?

Jim Hansen Presses the Climate Case for Nuclear Energy – NY Times

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UPDATE

Land area and energy output of a typical fossil fuel site, in this case nuclear, compared to wind and solar :

Reaction of the UK Renewable energy association upon seeing this chart says it all really…

Renewable Energy Association : This graph is “unhelpful” – delete it!

UK Gov : It was deleted “because of sensitivities”.

#Unreliables

NUCLEAR V RENEWABLES SPACE GB GOV DELETE

Nuclear power vs wind farms: the infographic the Government doesn’t want you to see

Telegraph Blogs – Will Heaven – Politics

Hat-tip to our Energy Correspondent Emily Gosden for this Department of Energy & Climate Change infographic. It was deleted from Gov.uk this week “because of sensitivities”, according to a DECC press officer. “Hmmm,” says Emily. Quite.

It turns out that the Renewable Energy Association called it “unhelpful” in a press release, pleading that “as Ed Davey stressed… it is not an either/or choice”.

What’s going on at DECC? I’d hate to start a conspiracy, but did the infographic come from the Tory Energy Minister Michael Fallon’s people? Was it squashed by the Lib Dem Energy Secretary, Ed Davey?

Here (via @owenboswarva) is how the Government’s official Hinkley Point C news story looked on Wednesday:

And on Thursday:

Move along people, nothing to see here.

UPDATE

How much land is needed for wind and solar energy production

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Source : C3: UK Govt Reveals Incredible Land Waste From Solar & Wind Energy Facilities Versus Single Nuclear Plant

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UPDATE

Shock News : Industrial Wind Is A Fraud Of Enormous Consequence

DR Alan C Watts OAM

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Afterthought :

If Greens love nature, why aren’t they more concerned about carpeting unspoilt, pristine landscapes with bat-chomping, bird-slicing, [industrial] eco crucifixes….?

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