Australia’s ALP/Green government and their media mates are using subsidies, taxes and propaganda in a suicidal attempt to move the whole country to 82% “renewable” energy by 2030 and “Net Zero Emissions by 2050”. Canny Aussies are buying diesel generators.
If they persist in their rush to Net Zero, we have a few “Net Zero” suggestions for them.
Net Zero electricity by 2030 using wind and solar power is an impossible dream: the technologies and resources needed to carry it out don’t exist. (“Net Zero” means that we do not burn gas and coal for electricity generation except, maybe, in dry years.)
The report by the Interim Committee on Climate Change stated correctly that we would need fossil fuels for the foreseeable future to keep the lights on during windless nights and during dry hydro years. This report was shelved by the government and superseded by a Climate Commission report that had minimal (if any) input from experienced power system engineers.
According to the clerics of the Green Cult, once we blow up our last coal mine, send all diesel engines to the wreckers, stop using concrete, reinvent sailing clippers, cover the grasslands with solar clutter and the hills with wind machines and then slaughter all of our cattle. . . global climate will become serene – not too warm, not too cold. Wild weather will cease, and there will be no more droughts, floods, cyclones or snow storms and no more plant and animal extinctions.
But the records written in the rocks tell a far different story about climate changes. Even when nature was in full control, it was not a serene place.
Long before the first steam engine puffed along the first railway, earth was periodically battered by natural disasters – earthquakes, tidal waves, pole shifts, magnetic reversals, volcanic eruptions, wild weather and droughts. Huge areas were covered by suffocating continents of ice, desert sands, massive flows of mud and lava, beds of salt and thick coal seams. Thousands of species disappeared including dinosaurs, mammoths and Australia’s megafauna. Continue reading “Achieving Net Zero”
Renewable energy is not renewable, it is rebuildable. And the energy cost of building, rebuilding, and recycling means that renewable energy often does not provide enough electricity to sustain itself, let alone power civilisation.
The Australian Government has joined the global push to net-zero by 2050. Well, sort of global. But what does this really mean for us in practice? And is it even possible to achieve that goal?
No country on Earth relies entirely on wind/solar energy, but Australian politicians aim to achieve this miracle.
They are leaders in the Stampede of the Green Lemmings.
Solar energy has a huge problem. Even on sunny days almost nothing is generated to meet the demand peaks around breakfast time and dinner time – the solar energy union only works a six-hour day, goes on strike with little warning, and takes quite a few sickies. Continue reading “The Stampede of the Green Lemmings”
Brexit Leader Farage Launches Crusade Against ‘Net Zero Madness’
‘Mr. Brexit’, Nigel Farage, has launched a new campaign with Britain’s ‘net zero madness’ in his crosshairs, calling for ruinous green policies to be put to a referendum.
British political firebrand and Brexit pioneer Nigel Farage has turned his sights on what he calls the UK government’s “net zero madness”, and will now campaign for a referendum on green policies championed by Boris Johnson.
The Net Zero steamrollers are now flattening all in their path, driven by global business and financial interests, the Business Council of Australia, a future king of England and compliant media groups that include the unlikely bedfellows of the ABC and now News Corp. None of these would have the foggiest idea of any actual science. They parrot slogans that start with false claims of a globe on fire, and end with an equally false claim of a globe under water, spreading fear and exaggeration through an unknowing populace. But knowledge of actual science?? None really. Continue reading “Science and Anti-Science: the Net Zero debate”
Australia is spending some $19 billion a year in subsidies and subsidised private investment in wind and solar. This is close to 15 per cent of the private non-dwelling investment. Not only is this gross waste but it also has a negative effect of undermining the efficient energy supply we once had. More subsidies and assistance are piled on almost daily.
We have become a subsidy nation with politicians intent on fulfilling a death wish.
Read more from an article published by the Spectator: