The Stampede of the Green Lemmings

By Viv Forbes

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”

Net Zero Madness

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.

Read More: https://climatechangedispatch.com/brexit-leader-farage-launches-crusade-against-net-zero-madness/

Net Zero Checklist for Australia

Based on the article Logistics and Costs for Australia to Achieve Net Zero Carbon Dioxide Emissions by 2050 by Kenneth Schultz (at https://wattsupwiththat.com/2021/07/10/logistics-and-costs-for-australia-to-achieve-net-zero-carbon-dioxide-emissions-by-2050/), G.M. Derrick has developed a checklist for the progress. Click the image to see the PDF version.

Science and Anti-Science: the Net Zero debate

By G M Derrick

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”

Energy Destruction and Waste

by Alan Moran

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:

https://saltbushclub.com/wp-content/uploads/2021/10/net-zero-moran.pdf [PDF, 278 kB]

China’s Strange Endorsement of ‘net zero’

The Chinese path to supposed decarbonization starts with a lot more coal

By Duggan Flanakin

You have to hand it to Xi Jinping. The Chinese “president for life” schmoozed United Nations royalty last September with his unexpected pledge that his country aims “to have CO2 emissions peak before 2030 and achieve carbon neutrality (Net Zero) before 2060.”

Xi also urged other nations “to pursue innovative, coordinated, green and open development for all” through rapid deployment of new technologies, to “achieve a green recovery of the world economy in the post-COVID era and thus create a powerful force driving sustainable development.”
Continue reading “China’s Strange Endorsement of ‘net zero’”

Zero Emissions

By Viv Forbes

“Zero emissions” requires no diesel, petrol or gas-fuelled cars, trucks, tractors or dozers and no burning of coal or gas for electricity generation. But without nuclear power or a massive increase in hydro-electricity, green energy will not support metal refining or manufacturing, and domestic electricity usage will be rationed. “Zero emissions” will also force closure of most cement plants, mechanised farms and feed lots and will demand nuclear or wind-powered submarines, destroyers and bulk carriers. Continue reading “Zero Emissions”

Net-Zero by 2050? Albanese Goes for Broke

From: https://quadrant.org.au/opinion/doomed-planet/2020/02/net-zero-by-2050-albanese-goes-for-broke/

There’s no great mystery about what Opposition Leader Anthony Albanese’s net-zero-by-2050 emissions announcement last weekend will cost. The answer: trillions galore. How do I know? Because Dr Brian Fisher, former head of the Bureau of Agricultural Economics, who has no political allegiance and no vested interest, last May in the run-up to the federal election costed a much weaker version of Albanese’s plan. These costs were astronomic: a maximum $540 billion by 2030. Continue reading “Net-Zero by 2050? Albanese Goes for Broke”