Posted: October 12, 2018 Filed under: COP24, Energiewende, Energy Poverty, Government Grants/Funding, Green Agenda, Green Energy, Renewables, RET, Solar, Unreliables, Wind Farms, Wind Turbine Syndrome (WTS) | Tags: Climate Change, COP24, Energiewende, Energy Poverty, Fuel Poverty, Global Warming, Green Energy Failure, Renewable energy, RET, Solar panels, Solar PV, unreliables, Wind Energy, wind energy scam, Wind Farms, wind power, wind revolt, Wind Turbine Syndrome
AFTER nearly a €TRILLION Euros of taxpayer’s hard-earned money spent, Germany’s #Energiewende program exposed as a catastrophic failure.
WHEN will this ideological push for symbolic, costly, unreliable, unwanted, economically and environmentally destructive ‘energy’ end?
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Destroyer of worlds: wrecking villages and an entire economy.
Germany has a history of clinging to lost causes: its ‘inevitable’ transition to wind and solar is just the latest example. As Berlin was overrun by the Red Army in April 1945, Hitler and his loyal aides and commanders kidded themselves that the Reich might soon ride again.
The Fuhrer and his newly wedded wife, Eva literally went out in a blaze of glory, rather than face capture and humiliation of the kind dished out to his Italian mate Mussolini. (There’s always something a little poetic about captains going down with sinking ships, even if the captain in question was a deranged monster, responsible for destroying Europe and tens of millions of innocent lives.)
A few generations on, Germans are watching history repeat.
This time it’s their position as Europe’s industrial and manufacturing superpower that’s facing, deliberate and self-inflicted annihilation. Germany’s…
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Posted: September 16, 2018 Filed under: Australia, Climatism, Energy Poverty, Failed Green Schemes, Govt Climate Agenda, Green Agenda, Green Energy, Renewables, RET, Unreliables | Tags: auspol, Australia, Climate Change, Climatism, Elderly, Energy Poverty, Fuel Poverty, Global Warming, Grand Solar Minimum, Green Energy, Green Energy Failure, green energy scam, grid instability, LRET, Power prices, Renewable energy, RET, Solar panels, Solar PV, Subsidies, UN, unreliables, Volunteer Knitters, Wind Energy, wind energy scam, wind power
“WE were the cheapest electricity market in the world, and now we’re one of the dearest. It’s insanity that this has occurred in a market that is so well-blessed in resources.”
― Alan John Moran (Australian columnist and Economist)
“WE have some of the highest power prices in the world. It would be like the Eskimos having some of the most expensive ice per kilo bag at the service station, ridiculous. Like the Saudis having the world’s most expensive petrol, ridiculous. And here we are in Australia…” – STOP THESE THINGS
AUSTRALIA’S once key economic advantage and proud boast of having the cheapest power prices in the world has been sacrificed at the altar of
global warming climate change by its politicians’s obsession with global warming theory. An anti-coal agenda, coupled with a mad rush into large-scale UNreliable ‘energy’ sources – wind and solar – punctuating the dilemma.
POLITICAL and bipartisan appeasement to the UN-climate-gods, over its own citizens, has come at a major cost to Australian businesses and households now exposed to some of the highest power prices in the world – South Australia – officially the highest
MASSIVE subsidies afforded to unreliables via the $3BILLION per annum RET have driven cheap coal-fired power out of business and made electricity a luxury the very poor cannot afford in winter – and all this sacrifice will make zero difference to the climate.
AUSTRALIA’S Chief Scientist, and warming enthusiast, Alan Finkel admitted in 2017
Even if Australia ended all emissions from cars, power stations, factories and cows, the difference to the climate would be “virtually nothing”.
But, damage to the economy would be devastating.
AUSTRALIAN ENERGY SUBSIDIES 2015/16 – LRET (Large Scale Renewable Energy Target)
BAEeconomics : MCA-renewables-subsidies-8Jan2017-2
Fossil Fuel Subsidies:
- $63 Million (2% of subsidy share)
- FF’s supply ~80% of Australia’s electricity requirements.
Unreliables Subsidies (Wind and Solar):
- $2.9 BILLION (98% of subsidy share)
- Unreliables supply max ~10% of Australia’s electricity requirements, depending on weather conditions.
AUSTRALIAN Energy Subsidies 2015/16 – RET (Zoom)
AUSTRALIAN Energy Subsidies 2015/16 – RET (2)
AUSTRALIAN Energy Subsidies 2015/16 – RET
BAEeconomics : MCA-renewables-subsidies-8Jan2017-2
SEE now what their panic-making has inspired – symbolic global warming schemes that have hurt us infinitely more than any slight, and most probably beneficial, global warming ever could…
Volunteer knitters in high demand as soaring power prices leave people cold
PHOTO: Knit One Give One founder Ros Rogers at their sorting centre in Caulfield. (ABC News: Nicole Mills)
A national army of knitters is in desperate need of more volunteers to help them meet the growing demand for winter woollies.
Knit One Give One (KOGO) founder Ros Rogers said the organisation has already donated more than 55,000 items this year.
“The need has gone up, definitely,” she said.
“This year we’re having trouble keeping up with the demand for two reasons; we’re becoming better known so people are asking for us, but the other thing is that there’s just more demand.
“We’re not even talking necessarily about the homeless, or people sleeping rough — we’re talking about families who can’t afford to run their heating.”
Knitters benefit as much as recipients
The group, which started in 2004, has more than 5,000 knitters on their database, but some of those are knitting groups — meaning the number of individual knitters is estimated to be much higher.
Ms Rogers said they get feedback from volunteers and recipients who both benefit from the process.
“That’s one of the things that I love about KOGO, it gives a lot of people a way to give back to the community, people who wouldn’t otherwise, so the knitters get as much out of it,” she said.
“Occasionally we’ve had a letter from a homeless person.
“We got one email from a homeless lady which was very heart-wrenching, telling us how difficult her situation was and how a blanket from us was so heartwarming, not just the actual physical warmth, but the emotional warmth.”
PHOTO: Beautiful buttons show the effort many volunteers go to. (ABC News: Nicole Mills)
“Even if people have got heating, they can’t afford to run it, so they need the warm clothes or the blankets.”
Volunteer knitters in high demand as soaring power prices leave people cold – ABC News (Australian Broadcasting Corporation)
AS unreliable-energy-obsessed Australian State governments cheer as they blow up their last remaining coal-fired power stations, the rest of the sane/smart World secures its real-energy future with a massive ramping up of cheap, efficient baseload coal-fired power technology…
THIS is the grim reality of what life looks like under the totalitarian rule of the feel-good ‘Greens’. The “zero-emissions” zealots who want to force us backwards down the energy ladder to the days of back-breaking human, animal and solar power.
JUST as socialist central planning failed miserably before it was replaced by free market economies, green central planning will have to be discarded before Australia will see a return to energy security and competitive pricing.
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Posted: September 11, 2018 Filed under: Australia, BIG Government, Carbon Dioxide, Climatism, CO2, Energiewende, Energy Poverty, Failed Green Schemes, Government Grants/Funding, Govt Climate Agenda, Green Agenda, Politics, Renewables, RET, Solar, Wind Farms | Tags: Australia, China, Climate Change, Climatism, coal, coal fired power, Energiewende, Energy, Energy Poverty, Fuel Poverty, Global Warming, Green Energy, Indonesia, Paris Accord, Politics, Renewable energy, RET, Solar panels, Solar PV, Thermal Coal, Twitter, UN, unreliables, Wind Energy, wind power
“Giving society cheap, abundant energy would be the
equivalent of giving an idiot child a machine gun.”
– Prof Paul Ehrlich, Stanford University/Royal Society fellow
“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)
H/t Timjbo @pleaseuseaussie
AUSTRALIAN high-energy, thermal coal export earnings and volumes are running at record rates on the back of strong Asian power station demand. While it is early days, the July 2018 revenue figure is 31 per cent up on July 2017.
Strong Asian demand boosts coal exports
EXPORT volumes rose 10 per cent to a record 19.87 million tonnes, representing an annual rate of 238 million tonnes.
FEDERAL Resources Minister Matt Canavan said the figures backed up previous expectations that Australia’s high-energy coal would be in demand from Asia’s growing coal-fired power sector as it chased better air quality and lower emissions.
THE strong thermal coal exports come as combined exports of east coast thermal coal, used to generate electricity, and coking coal, used to make steel, overtake West Australian exports of iron ore as the nation’s top export.
ACCORDING to the ABS data, July’s combined coal exports beat iron ore for the third straight month, coming in at $5.58bn, compared to iron ore’s $4.74bn.
CHINESE coal-fired power generation was up 7.3 per cent in the first seven months of this year, from a year earlier.
AND Australia’s higher-quality coal, in terms of energy content, is being favoured over domestic mines and import competitors such as Indonesia as China tries to combat air pollution.
THE strength in coal prices has favoured those prepared to invest against a growing campaign and activism against thermal coal.
Strong Asian demand boosts coal exports | The Australian (paywalled)
MEANWHILE, in Australia, global warming theory-obsessed politicians of both major parties and persuasions are giving up the countries once prized economic advantage of having cheap, reliable energy, by decommissioning and blowing up their last remaining coal-fired power plants. The Greens and Labor parties even cheering the economic vandalism…
Playford A Power Station Stack Felling
NPS West Coal Bunker and Tower Demolition
NPS East Coal Bunker and Coal Transfer Towers
via Augusta Power Stations – Flinders Power
NEIGHBOURING State, Victoria, whose Socialist, Hard Left government, with an obvious obsession with ‘green’ energy and the climate faith has closed Hazelwood coal-fired power station, which did not merely supply Victoria with a quarter of its power but also helped bail out South Australia who are now largely dependent on sunshine and breezes for their energy security.
ALL this destruction of Australia’s once cheap, efficient, relaible, baseload power supply has led to Australia now having some of the highest power prices in the world. South Australia officially “the highest“…
THE world has got the message: South Australia is closed for investment in heavy industry, and so, soon, will be the rest of Australia if they don’t learn from the dire consequences of destroying cheap power.
AUSTRALIA’S politicians, intent on appeasing the UN climate gods, over its own citizens, continue the mad and ruinous rush into unreliable-energy – wind and solar – assuring rampant energy poverty by denying its own citizens the use of the miracle black rock that provides cheap, reliable and increasingly ultra-clean energy via new generation Supercritical and HELE (High Energy Low Emissions) coal-fired power plants currently being built in Asia and across the globe…
CLEAN coal-fired power plants are planned or under construction in 62 countries…
From The New York Times
“1,600 new coal-fired power plants are planned or under construction in 62 countries.”
“1,600 new coal-fired power plants are planned or under construction in 62 countries.” – NY Times
AUSTRALIA’S (suicidal) Unreliable-Energy and UN emissions reductions goals by State :
DON’T expect to hear or read about the massive expansion of global coal-fired power stations or Australia’s record coal exports via the majority Leftist press.
THE Pravda mainstream media wants you to think that wind and solar are booming. The opposite is, of course, the truth.
FAILED unreliables are dying a rapid death as a Conga line of wised-up countries signal the end of unsustainable green-energy subsidies…
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Posted: August 28, 2018 Filed under: Fact Check, Government Grants/Funding, Green Energy, Pal-Review, Renewables, Solar, Unreliables, Wind Farms | Tags: carbon dioxide emissions, climate, Climate Change, Climatism, CO2 Sensitivity, Fact Check, Global Warming, Government grants, NEG, Paris Accord, Peer Review, RET, Subsidies, weather dependant, Wind Energy, wind energy scam, Wind Farms, wind power, Wind Turbine Syndrome
BRILLIANT ‘peer-reviewed’ list of 12 unequivocal reasons why weather-dependent wind and solar ‘power’ is guaranteed to wreck your economy and your livelihood…
ALWAYS like to highlight point 4 in debate with proponents of unreliables…
4. Renewable Energy Becomes More Costly The More It Is Deployed … Renewable Energy Expansion Ensures More Fossil Fuel Installation Is Necessary As Backup
IN other words, the more windmills or solar panels, the more *emissions!
(*If harmless CO2 emissions have been brainwashed into you as being the enemy within, that is.)
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It takes a special brand of delusion to believe that the world can run on sunshine and breezes. For wind and sun worshippers, disastrous examples like South Australia – where mass blackouts and load shedding have become the new normal – require not just practiced delusion but a form of self-flagellating stoicism, as well. Oh, almost forgot to mention, that RE superpower suffers the world’s highest power prices. And it reached that infamous status after it blew up its last coal-fired power plant.
The wind industry has had more than 30 years to get its act together. It was built on subsidies and wouldn’t last a minute without them. But, still, there are plenty happy to roll out the excuses and plead for more of the same.
When STT kicked off in December 2012, it was hard to find anyone with a harsh word to say about wind power. However…
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Posted: August 27, 2018 Filed under: Alarmism uncovered, Australia, Climate Change, Climate History, Climatism, Drought, Extreme Weather, Fact Check | Tags: Aboriginals, Carbon Tax, Climate Change, Climatism, drought, Energy Poverty, Extreme weather, Fossil Fuels, Global Warming, Mega Drought, NEG, Paris Accord, PARIS Agreement, Paris Climate Treaty, Rapid Climate Change, RET, unreliables
THERE is no doubt that signing The Paris Climate Accord, carpeting pristine landscapes with Industrial Wind Turbines and Solar panels, energy poverty c/o skyrocketing NEG/RET power prices, ending capitalism and sending jobs and industries offshore to China (with Australia’s coal and uranium packed in the carry-on) would have prevented the 1500-year-long ‘Mega Drought’ that killed off original Australians…
Study suggests 1500-year-long ‘mega drought’ killed off original Australians
AUSTRALIA’S original inhabitants may have died-off during a 1500-year-long ‘mega drough’, new research suggests.
JANUARY 3, 201311:07AM
Researchers investigating rapid climate change in the Kimberley region found the intense drought coincided with the disappearance of a pre-Aboriginal style of rock paintings about 7000 years ago.
Ancient rock art from the region is divided into two distinctive styles: Gwion and Wandjina.
The Gwion rock-art style lasted some 10,000 years before the final image was painted. Wandjina paintings only appeared about 4000 years ago.
The study, sponsored by the Kimberley Foundation of Australia, for the first time offers an explanation for this 3000 year gap.
“The likely reason for the demise of the Gwion artists was a mega-drought spanning approximately 1500 years, brought on by changing climate conditions that caused the collapse of the Australian summer monsoon,” says associate professor Hamish McGowan of the University of Queensland’s School of Geography.
MEANWHILE, Australia’s politicians and the Climate Crisis Industry are succeeding in destroying Australia’s economy through the stealth implementation of draconian climate change policy that they believe will future-proof Australia against bad weather and events like the current NSW drought, where some areas have not seen any decent rain for 2 years. 1,498 years less than when “rapid climate change” brought on Australia’s natural ‘Mega-Drought’ around 7,000 years ago.
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Posted: July 29, 2018 Filed under: Energiewende, Energy Poverty, Failed Green Schemes, Government Grants/Funding, Govt Climate Agenda, Green Energy, Renewables, Solar, Unreliables, Wind Farms | Tags: Climate science, Energy Poverty, Fuel Poverty, Global Warming, Government grants, Green Energy Failure, green energy scam, NEG, Renewable energy, Rent seekers, RET, Solar panels, Solar PV, Subsidies, unreliables, wealth redistribution, wealth transfer, Wind Energy, wind energy scam, Wind Farms, wind power, Wind Turbine Syndrome
“AT present, the combined subsidies to wind and solar exceed $4 billion a year, and the number of permanent jobs generated is completely trivial; the instant the subsidies go, so do the jobs briefly ‘created’: Cut the Subsidies and ‘Green’ Jobs Instantly Vanish: 80,000 German Solar Workers Sacked.
“The reason that we’re still talking about this nonsense is all political.
And the reason that it’s political is because there’s money in it. Serious money.
Being able to sell a product with no inherent value, takes audacity; but it can be done.
Here’s how: …”
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The hundreds of $billions paid in subsidies to intermittent wind and solar constitute the largest wealth transfer in economic history.
In Australia, the Federal Government’s Large-Scale RET gouges $60 billion from power consumers over the life of the scam, and redirects it to such worthy outfits as AGL and our favourite whipping boys, Infigen. In the history of the Commonwealth, no other single industry subsidy scheme comes anywhere near it in value.
When motor manufacturers, General Motors Holden and Toyota put their hands out for a measly $500 million to maintain their Australian operations, then PM, Tony Abbott told them would “not chase them down the road waving a blank cheque at them“.
A mere half $billion would have saved something like 20 or 30,000 jobs across the sector.
At present, the combined subsidies to wind and solar exceed $4 billion a year, and the number of…
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Posted: July 26, 2018 Filed under: Australia, Climate Money, Climatism, Eco-Activists, Fact Check, Global Warming Zealots, Government Grants/Funding, Green Energy, Renewables, Taxpayer waste, Unreliables, Wind Farms, Wind Turbine Syndrome (WTS) | Tags: climate, criminal, Government grants, Hepburn Wind, infrasound, NEG, RET, Simon Holmes a Court, Taxpayer Billions, Taxpayer waste, wind power, Wind Turbine Syndrome
HEPBURN WIND – Balance Sheet 2017
Sales : $571,630
Taxpayer Subsidies (Large-scale Generation Certificates) : $ 625,015
SOME Of Simon’s Innocent Victims :
ALL they wanted was a peaceful life in the beautiful Hepburn region. Then Simon Holmes à Court came to town with his virtue-signalling, symbolic ‘energy’, industrial wind turbine monstrosities.
NOW, their once innocent and idyllic lives are forever ruined.
WACTH the (genuine) tears and distress…
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Posted: July 26, 2018 Filed under: Australia, Energy Poverty, Failed Green Schemes, Government Grants/Funding, Green Agenda, Green Energy, Renewables, RET, Solar, Unreliables, Wind Farms | Tags: Climate Change, Craig Kelly MP, Energy Poverty, Fossil Fuels, Fuel Poverty, Global Warming, Government grants, Government Subsidies, Green Energy Failure, NEG, Nuclear, Renewable energy, RET, Solar panels, Solar PV, Subsidies, unreliables, wind, Wind Farms, wind power
“And with an environment like that, we have some of the highest power prices in the world. It would be like the Eskimos having some of the most expensive ice per kilo bag at the service station, ridiculous. Like the Saudis having the world’s most expensive petrol, ridiculous. And here we are in Australia. Well, you know the story…”
STOP THESE THINGS
Power prices matter: and they matter most to society’s poorest and most vulnerable.
In less than a dozen years, Australia went from enjoying the cheapest power in the world, to suffering the world’s most expensive.
In the last three years power prices have risen at double-digit rates: 20 to 24% last year and 13 to 20% the previous year in those states chasing renewable energy Nirvana: Subsidised Wind & Solar Driving Out-of-Control Power Prices: Business Hit With 24% Hike
It’s not just the $4 billion a year in subsidies and grants to wind and solar that are sending power prices through the roof – the subsidies in the form of Renewable Energy Certificates are added directly to retail power bills: Ticket to Oblivion: Australia’s $60bn Wind & Solar Subsidy Gravy Train Rolls Until 2031
The chaotic and intermittent delivery of wind and solar wreaks havoc to the orderly marketing of…
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Posted: July 22, 2018 Filed under: Alarmism uncovered, Alarmist media, Australia, BIG Government, Climatism, Club Of Rome, Eco-Activists, Ecofascism, Energy Poverty, Environmentalism, Fossil Fuels, Global Temperature, Government Grants/Funding, Green Agenda, Ideology, IPCC, Population Control, Propaganda, Pseudo-Science, Religion, UN, UNEP, UNFCCC | Tags: Activism, AEMO, agriculture, Alarmism, Beyond Blue, Chris Kenny, Climate Change, Climate Change Scam, club of rome, Crops, Ecofascism, Energy, Energy Poverty, fear-mongering, Food, Fossil Fuels, Global Warming, Global Warming Scam, Global Warming Scare, IPCC, Medicine, NEG, Population, Prosperity, RET, solar, Suicide, UN, UNEP, UNFCCC, Unreliabes, Virtue-Signalling, wind
Cheer up. If we keep our heads we are likely to deal with climate challenges the same way we got to where we are; innovation, markets, democracy and optimism. | The Australian
“Articles, tweets and interviews that deliberately lob personal tears into the public domain sound the alarm bells of sanctimony..”
― Chris Kenny
FIRSTLY, apologies for the use of “suicide” in the heading to all those who have been directly or indirectly affected by such a horrible and tragic event. I can personally sympathise.
THAT said, the use of the threat of “suicide” by those pushing the
global warming climate change agenda is indicative of the desperate, dishonest and disrespectful lengths that climate activists will go to in order to drive their latest fashionable eco-scare.
AUSTRALIAN columnist Chris Kenny with some much needed perspective, clarity and reason to parlay the constant rhetoric of climate change doom and gloom that the Climate Crisis Industry relies on in an attempt to remain relevant…
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Associate Editor // The Australian
WHEN people go public with private tears I am immediately suspicious. Not that I am against tears; as a physical reaction to emotion they are a fact of life best controlled in some circumstances but uncontrollable in others.
But articles, tweets and interviews that deliberately lob personal tears into the public domain sound the alarm bells of sanctimony. Telling the world about your saltwater reaction to this or that is perhaps the epitome of virtue-signalling.
“I cried two times when my daughter was born,” was the opening line in a New York Times piece this week. Those sanctimony warning bells rang loud. It was by Iraq veteran, English professor and climate alarmist Roy Scranton, promoting a new book of essays on war and climate change titled We’re Doomed. Now What? And yes, he claims to have shed tears for the planet.
“First for joy, when after 27 hours of labour the little feral being we’d made came yowling into the world, and the second for sorrow, holding the earth’s newest human and looking out the window with her at the rows of cars in the hospital parking lot, the strip mall across the street, the box stores and drive-throughs and drainage ditches and asphalt and waste fields that had once been oak groves. A world of extinction and catastrophe, a world in which harmony with nature had long been foreclosed. My partner and I had, in our selfishness, doomed our daughter to life on a dystopian planet, and I could see no way to shield her from the future.”
Where to start with such inanity? Perhaps with the good news. Max Roser’s work for Oxford University’s Our World in Data project shows that two centuries ago, 90 per cent of the global population lived in extreme poverty and now, even though the population has grown from less than one billion people to about 7.5 billion, those proportions have completely reversed so that only 10 per cent of the world’s population lives in extreme poverty.
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