UPDATE on “The end of coal, fossil fuels and the rise of unreliables – wind/solar.”
By Paul Homewood
China’s natural gas production surged to a record last month and coal output rebounded as economic growth accelerated power use in the world’s largest energy user.
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“To underline this insanity, there is actually little evidence of dangerous man-made warming, and even less evidence that anything Australia does to its emissions will make the slightest discernible difference. Nor is there the slightest evidence of real risk from gas fracking, let alone on conventional on-shore gas drilling.
These are fake scares creating huge damage. Once again, the scaremongering is more dangerous than the scare.”
A very important read for the health, wealth and prosperity, not only for Australian society and its environment, but a lesson for the entire world.
This green energy, virtue-signalling insanity must stop.
And to think China and India are opening a new coal-fired power station every week, with thousands in the pipeline. Germany, as well, reverting back to coal after its disastrous €Triliion green-energy experiment “Energiewende” failure.
By Andrew Bolt ~
Green energy and green bans on gas exploration are driving up power prices and killing business. Ten per cent of power generation has already been shut down and the Australian Energy Council now warns we risk “deindustrialising” Australia.
A decade of political dispute and government paralysis over energy policy is to blame for wholesale electricity prices spiking this year to the equivalent of a $50-a-tonne carbon tax, the power industry warns in a submission to the government’s energy security review.
Warning that the country is facing an investment crisis in new power generation, the submission says that more than 5000 megawatts of generation, representing 10 per cent of national capacity, has been decommissioned since 2012 and is not being replaced…
The [Australian Energy Council] submission to the government’s Independent Review into the Future Security of the National…
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A very powerful and important read by Steven Lyazi – a student and worker in Kampala, Uganda.
Excerpts that grabbed my attention:
“But it is also because callous, imperialistic people in rich countries use exaggerated, imaginary or phony environmental concerns and fake disasters to justify laws, regulations and excuses not to let poor countries use fossil fuels or nuclear power or develop their economies.
They tell us we should only use renewable energy. They say nuclear power is dangerous, and oil, gas and coal are dirty and cause dangerous climate change. They don’t seem to think or care about the poverty, diseases and starvation that we suffer because we do not have fossil fuels.
“But that does not mean we should accept more poverty. It does not mean these rich, powerful people should be able to take away our right to live. It does not mean they have a right to put make-believe scare stories in our papers, on our televisions and radios, and on the internet.
It does not mean they should invent claims that our planet is boiling and we are causing droughts and floods – and so we should throw away coal and other cheap energies that we need to survive.
“But getting rid of poverty and disease is also a big change that would be good for all of us, and cannot happen without fossil fuels.”
Read it all…
Paul Driessen from CFACT introduces this Guest Post ~
In his new article, my young Ugandan mentee Steven Lyazi makes a passionate appeal, asking that African and global leaders do much more to make fossil fuels and electricity available for poor families, nations and communities around the world. Only in that way, he convincingly argues, can the world’s poor improve their lives, living standards, health and life spans.
Poor countries have a right to use fossil fuels and will no longer let anyone stop us
By Steven Lyazi ~
Our planet is blessed with abundant resources that can generate enormous energy, provide raw materials for wondrous technologies, and build modern homes, roads and other structures – to support every man, woman and child on this earth. But can and will political powers make them available to the people who need them?
Of all these resources, energy is the most…
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“Unreliable” energy update…
By Paul Homewood
A timely article from Booker today, which picks up on two of my recent posts:
I must apologise for having last week mistakenly reported that, despite the drive of the US in the Obama years to build ever more heavily subsidised wind and solar farms, the entire contribution of wind and solar to US electricity consumption is still only “less than 14 percent”.
Foolishly, I cited that figure only after a quick internet trawl. where it is quoted on various websites, including Wikipedia. Only when I subsequently referred to a more reliable source did I find that the figure was in fact absurdly exaggerated. All the US was actually getting last year for all the billions of dollars it has spent on wind and solar farms was just 5.4 percent of its electricity. Most of the rest of course came from those CO2-emitting…
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Ironically, paradoxically and hypocritically, ideologically agressive “Green” Gemany is undergoing the biggest coal-fired power expansion in her history.
Cheap, reliable, efficient, hydrocarbon based energy apparently matters after spending ONE TRILLION EUROS on useless, costly, intermittent “unreliables” – wind and solar power.
And after all those billions upon billions of other people’s money, no politician or wind-zealot can answer the most pivotal (‘Bolt’) question: “by how much will these trillion dollar measures lower the temperature of the planet?”
STT has a ‘thing’ for the English language.
In the hands of adept practitioners, our mother tongue is capable of conveying all manner of complex concepts and ideas, and doing so with verve and wit. However, in the hands of the well-paid spin doctors and useful political idiots that run with, and run cover for, the wind industry, the English lexicon has been forced to suffer all manner of outrageous torments and abuses.
One such victim is the word “transition” and its derivatives. Politicians of all hues appear to throw that word around with gay abandon, whenever talking about their efforts to foist a heavily subsidised wind powered ‘future’ on their hapless constituents.
As South Australia’s power pricing and supply calamity unfolds, we are repeatedly told by State and Federal politicians alike that this is all part and parcel of “transitioning” to an all renewable powered future.
However, the question…
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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.”
By 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 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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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…
By 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.
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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