South Australia’s Repeated Wind Power Blackouts Force Retreat to Fossil-Fuels: Base-load Gas Plant Ordered to Run ConstantlyPosted: December 20, 2016
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.
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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“Climate Change will result in a catastrophic global sea level
rise of seven meters. That’s bye-bye most of Bangladesh,
Netherlands, Florida and would make London the new Atlantis.”
– Greenpeace International
“Climate change is real. Not only is it real, it’s here,
and its effects are giving rise to a frighteningly new
global phenomenon: the man-made natural disaster.”
– Barack Obama,
“We simply must do everything we can in our power to
slow down global warming before it is too late.”
– Arnold Schwarzenegger,
Governor of California
Environmental shifts, such as higher sea temperatures and shrinking glaciers in the Sierra Nevada, point to overwhelming evidence of climate change, state scientists say.
California is feeling the effects of climate change far and wide, as heat-trapping greenhouse gases reduce spring runoff from the Sierra Nevada, make the waters of Monterey Bay more acidic and shorten winter chill periods required to grow fruit and nuts in the Central Valley, a new report says. Los Angeles Times Keep Reading »
US ‘EXTREME CLIMATE’ CHECK:
- In 2013, two-thirds of the US is below normal temperature.
- Forest Fires have been the second quietest on record and nearly half the 10 year average:
- Tornadoes have been the quietest on record
- The graph below provides a remarkable insight into the ongoing US “intense hurricane drought.” It is now 2,862 days or nearly 8 years since the last time an intense (that is a Category 3, 4 or 5) hurricane made landfall along the US coast (Wilma in 2005). Such a prolonged period without an intense hurricane landfall has not been observed since 1900.
- Obama has had the fewest hurricanes of any president
- In 1934, almost the entire United States was over 100 degrees.
- According to the EPA, the worst heat-waves occurred during the 1930s.
Heat waves occurred with high frequency in the 1930s, and these remain the most severe heat waves in the U.S. historical record
- There has been no sea level rise in California for 73 years
H/t to Steven Goddard – REAL Science