“World’s First 24/7 Solar Power Plant Powers 75,000 Homes” for 3 hours per day.

Who cares, when it’s other people’s money at stake, right?

The ‘uneliable’, feel-good energy sham rolls on and on and on…

We truly are living in the age of collective eco-insanity.

Watts Up With That?

Guest post by David Middleton

Crescent Dunes

SolarReserve’s Crescent Dunes Project in Tonopah, Nevada is quietly providing clean, green solar energy to 75,000 homes in the Silver State even when the sun isn’t shining.

Crescent Dunes is the first utility-scale facility in the world to use molten salt for power energy storage capabilities, a technology also known as concentrated solar.

With a concentrated solar plant such as Crescent Dunes—including other plants like it around the world—more than 10,000 movable mirrors, or heliostats, reflect solar energy to a central, 640-foot tower that heats up salt to 1,050 degrees Fahrenheit.

This salt is used for two purposes, as SolarReserve points out on its website. First, it retains very high levels of heat, making it like a thermal battery that can be used night and day, whether or not the sun is out. Second, when electricity is needed on the grid, the molten…

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Lessons from Denmark: Danes Slash Wind Power Subsidies to Salvage Economy

When the wind don’t blow, the lights don’t glow!

….and the economy rots.




The wind industry is mounted on myth and fuelled by fantasy.

In Australia, its parasites and spruikers must believe that we are still cut off from the known world (suffering from what was referred to as the “tyranny of distance”) when they peddle stories about Europeans still being wedded to wind power.

On that score, one of the Australian wind cult’s “pinup girls” has always been Denmark. No doubt aided by struggling Danish turbine maker, Vestas (the High Church for wind worshippers) the gullible and naïve still believe that Denmark has achieved a wind powered Nirvana. (The hard-hitting Danish docu-drama, Follow the Money – screening on SBS – with Vestas played by ‘Energreen’ – has knocked some of the varnish off, though.)

In the cultists’ eyes wind power can, of course, do no wrong.  Moments when the wind blows, and these things produce more than their usual piddling fraction of…

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Great Barrier Reef Scaremongers Risk 10,000 Jobs

A few posts back I wrote about the reckless and alarmist Great Barrier Reef scaremongering, potentially endangering the livelihoods of those who work within the region:

“What other falsehoods are environmental activists like Tim Flannery and complicit media – ABC, Fairfax, The Age, BBC, CNN etc etc, willing to spread in order to push their ever-dangerous global warming agenda?
I say dangerous, as this particular incident of blatant climate change alarmism endagers Australia’s international reputation, especially its tourist industry and the livelihoods of the good people who are employed in the region.
Who will be made accountable or held responsible for the blatant lies, exaggeration of data and wreckless alarmism? No one, of course. Because again, the worst any Reef or climate change alarmist can ever be accused of is an excess of virtue, in order to “Save the planet”.


Three surveys recently conducted now show an estimated 175,000 fewer tourists could visit Australia based on the coral bleaching threat. A threat since proven alarmist and overblown.

At risk, an estimated 10,000 jobs.

Congratulations global warming alarmists….another baseless, fact-less and science free, yet successful climate fear mongering campaign, wrecking people’s livelihoods, simply to push your ideologically driven CAGW agenda.

PA Pundits - International

Bolt New 01By Andrew Bolt ~

The ludicrous scaremongering by global warming activists about the “dying” reef is costing Australians jobs and money:

Three surveys conducted in Britain, China, and the United States, have shown citizens in those countries – when the situation is raised with them – say that are concerned that the world-renowned reef is under severe threat. And many would reconsider visiting as a result…

GreatBarrierReefAn estimated 175,000 fewer tourists could visit Australia if the bleaching persists and worse if the [claimed] damage becomes permanent.

The polls, which surveyed the attitudes and awareness of 1000 people in each market, found potential visitors were concerned over the state of the reef, which in turn could feed into them deciding to visit other Australian attractions or to go to places other than Australia entirely.

The finding suggests the tourism businesses and related local economies adjacent to the Great Barrier Reef…

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