South Australia’s Repeated Wind Power Blackouts Force Retreat to Fossil-Fuels: Base-load Gas Plant Ordered to Run Constantly

So, it took job losses, heavy-industries to close and relocate, fuel poverty, economic ruin, environmental destruction, bird and bat slaughter, infrasound health atrocities, numerous multi-million dollar blackouts and the internationally famous September statewide blackout, not to mention the international trashing of SA’s business reputation for Australia’s climate-obsessed Government(s) to finally realise that *fossil fuels* are the ONLY genuine source of reliable baseload energy?!

What a disastrous joke the windmill and solar-panel experiment has truly become.

But fear not! Wind weasels and the eco-brainwashed will press on and most likely double-down on their insistence for “unreliable” energy sources in their religious quest to “SAVE THE PLANET”. Even if saving-the-planet means being 100% reliant on fossil fuels – the very energy source they despise!

Let that sink in for a minute.

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jay weatherill AEMO prescribes gas for Jay Weatherill’s fatal case of wind.

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Clueless and desperate, Australia’s political leaders are fiddling while Rome continues to burn.

The calamity that is South Australia’s self-inflicted power pricing and supply chaos, threatens to spread across state borders like a malignant tumour.

While State Labor governments in Queensland and Victoria continue to talk the talk about their desire to carpet their states with tens of thousands of these things, it’s apparent that they’re not so keen to walk the walk.

Rocketing power prices, routine load shedding and statewide blackouts have not only rendered South Australia an international laughing stock, but make it a prescient warning about what happens when ideology trumps common sense, market economics and sound engineering.

The politicised nonsense keeps spewing forth, however.  Twaddle about batteries providing some kind of solution; and pie in the sky waffle about building interconnectors that cost $billions and…

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Alt-science climate activists

“It’s the flavor of the season: how outraged you manage to be is proof how wrong/evil your opponent is.”

“The same establishment makes a deafening racket every time there is an El Niño. In fact, climate activists actively hope for El Niño warm periods so they can hyperventilate about ‘record temperatures’ and advance their policy goals.”

Spot-on Shub.

Excellent post demonstrating the vicious rage emanating from climate change alarmists following the recent *record* drop in global temperatures!

As usual, the Left using the 101 tactic of – “Playing the man (Breitbart/Dellers), rather than the ball (evidence)”.

This is more evidence for mine that “Global Warming” aka “Climate Change” is the ultimate social(ist) issue that plays to many of the Left’s elitist agendas – power, control, money, virtue and misanthropy. After all, shouldn’t “Global Warming” alarmists be celebrating and cheering the *record* drop in global temps?! (albeit expected after a super El Niño).

Rather telling.

Shub Niggurath Climate

The US House Science committee tweeted a link to a James Delingpole article on the drop in atmospheric temperatures of the Na Nina that is underway.

Look at the climate alarmist and intelligentsia response:

Science writer Deborah Blum:

The articulate British scientist Doug McNeall:

PhD scientist Bob Ward:

Former journalist Leo Hickman:

Climate activist ‘Climate Truth’

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‘Unreliable’ Power Australia – Renewable Madness Will Cost Us $41 Billion

We truly are living in the age of collective, virtue-signalling, climate-hysterical insanity.

And I’ll say it again –

If greens love nature, why aren’t they more concerned about carpeting pristine landscapes with industrial wind turbines?

Industrial wind turbines that kill millions of birds and bats, produce devastating infrasound that create untold misery to people and animals that live in close proximity.

They are weather dependent, running at a maximum of 30% output, providing intermittent, diluted and incredibly costly energy.

Duane J. Hyland nails this monumental hypocrisy…

“Environmentalists” would, in times past, raise the alarm at obstructions being built by the thousands across the land, but today the “Socio-Enviro-Emotionalists” salivate at the site of these rising monsters, believing they are “saving the planet.”

PA Pundits - International

Bolt New 01By Andrew Bolt ~

Energy Minister Josh Frydenberg warns that just to meet the renewable energy targets of the Labor states would cost us $41 billion and require another 4800 wind towers to wreck our views.

Clements Gap wind plant in South AustraliaClements Gap wind plant in South Australia

And as South Australia has now taught us: we’d still end up with electricity that goes out in a storm.:

Households are exposed to a $41 billion capital cost for state government promises to embrace renewable energy, according to new federal analysis…

The Queensland and Victorian governments would need to build the equivalent of 4800 wind turbines to meet their renewable energy targets under the scenario, which contradicts state claims the extra cost would amount to only “cents per week” for consumers.

Federal Energy Minister Josh Frydenberg will today press the states to rethink their renewable targets at a meeting in Melbourne that will hear from regulators…

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‘Unreliable’ Power Australia – Green Hypocrites Exposed By South Australia Storm

Excellent review of the blatant hypocrisy and lies used by politicians and proponents of unreliable-green energy in order to cover up and excuse the ‘green energy’ failure as the direct cause of the SA statewide blackout…

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Bolt New 01By Andrew Bolt ~

Wow, the hypocrisy. Check the global warmists now attacking Australian Prime Minister Malcolm Turnbull for making “political points” about the weather.

Pot, meet kettle. How we laughed.

Last week the Prime Minister pointed out South Australia had just lost its whole electricity supply in a storm despite having more wind power than anyone else.

Prime Minister Turnbull, (left) and Labor Party Leader Bill Shorten.Prime Minister Turnbull, (left) and Labor Party Leader Bill Shorten.

But that sane comment freaked out Labor Party Leader Bill Shorten.

Shorten is desperate to just blame the weather — a “super storm” with “cyclonic winds” — for blowing over some transmission towers and blacking out the whole state.

But these “cyclonic winds” didn’t reach even 100km/h in the affected areas. It seems the whole system may have tripped because a huge surge of coal-fired power had to be imported from Victoria to balance South Australia’s wildly gyrating wind power. Shorten knows…

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The Eleven Questions The Press Won’t Ask DiCaprio

Carbon belching DiCaprio should answer these eleven questions if he is to be listened to as an informed climate spokesperson.

Otherwise he remains a virtue-signalling, eco-grandstanding, shameless, hypocrital, fashionable climate change elite.

NOT A LOT OF PEOPLE KNOW THAT

By Paul Homewood

Eleven questions that our supine press should be asking the hypocrite DiCaprio:

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Cease tax-funded climate tourism

“Do as I say, not as I do!”

Bureaucratic elitist hypocrites using other-people’s-money to fund their lavish ‘carbon’ intensive gabfests to protest against ‘carbon’, demanding everyone else curb their lifestyles.

You can’t make this stuff up.

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By Viv Forbes

For at least 21 years now, the U.N. and the IPCC have been ringmaster to a troupe of thousands. They perform at massive annual conferences held in exotic locations, serviced by top hotels and airlines, and funded largely, directly or indirectly, by reluctant taxpayers. 

An estimated 45,000 attendees, including 114 from the Australian government, achieved nothing useful at Copenhagen and just more green tape in Paris. Each of these climate-fests is preceded by numerous meetings of bureaucrats drafting and redrafting their wish lists.

Now the U.N. Climateer-in-Chief, Ban Ki-moon, has jetted into the G20 summit in China to claim climate victory over climate skeptics.

Is there no end to this energy-wasting climate tourism? If they believe that the science is settled, no more conferences are needed.

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How to Wreck Landscapes for Eternity: Just Add Wind Turbines

If greens love nature, why aren’t they more concerned about carpeting pristine landscapes with industrial wind turbines?

Duane J. Hyland nails this monumental, virtue-signalling hypocrisy…

“Environmentalists” would, in times past, raise the alarm at obstructions being built by the thousands across the land, but today the “Socio-Enviro-Emotionalists” salivate at the site of these rising monsters, believing they are “saving the planet.”

Read on…

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Industrialisation

Duane Hyland, 82, of Golden, Colorado is a retired software engineer who, horrified at what the wind industry has done to America’s Mid-West, penned a pretty solid warning to all-comers: “Steal the Wind Reap the Whirlwind.”

Here’s the thrust of Duane’s call to arms.

Wind turbines to ‘mar’ horizon for eternity
Argus Leader
Duane J. Hyland
10 August 2016

South Dakota residents should think carefully before agreeing to give up tax revenue for the privilege of having their landscapes marred by thousands of massive mechanical machines and hundreds of miles of new transmission lines.

I am from Colorado, but I have spent hundreds of hours driving through S.D., while commuting from Denver to southern Minnesota between 2007 and the present.

Rather than traveling east on I-80 and north on I-35, I always chose to travel north on Hwy. 83 from North Platte through the Sand Hills up to…

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