The Australian electricity market has become a stinking swamp covered with a tangled net of treaties, laws, rules, obligations, prohibitions, targets, taxes and subsidies. The swamp conceals the rubble of demolished coal generators; another plant destined for destruction (Liddell) is gradually sinking into the green ooze.
The swamp is slowly claiming paddocks of subsidised solar panels that, at best, only work for six hours per sunny day. The scene is uglified by spec-built regiments of ailing wind turbines that are often idle, but sometimes whirling madly. To distract the gullible media from this mess, big diesel generators charge a gigantic battery which pumps water uphill and then lets it run down again. A garbage dump of dead lithium batteries fills a nearby gully and the swamp is fenced by locked green gates.
The stagnant water is stirred on sunny days by luxury launches carrying academics-with-models, green media evangelists, climate alarmists, emissions inspectors and power regulators. Speculative sharks constantly patrol the swamp snapping up every smelly subsidy morsel scattered by politicians in posh yachts fishing for votes.
Beware the Yellow Vests, Green Shirts and Steel-Capped Boots
By Viv Forbes
For decades now we have watched Green-ants destroy Australia’s backbone industries.
Their incessant attacks on hydro-carbon energy have vandalised our electricity grid, destroyed heavy industry, inflated power costs and made blackouts inevitable.
Continue reading “Time to Crush the Green Ants”
Here’s a small sample of how many coal plants there are in the world today.
- The EU has 468 plants building 27 more for a total of 495
- Turkey has 56 plants building 93 more total 149
- South Africa has 79 building 24 more total 103
- India has 589 building 446 more total 1036
- Philippines has 19 building 60 more total 79
- South Korea has 58 building 26 more total 84
- Japan has 90 building 45 more total 135
- AND CHINA has 2363 building 1171 total 3534
Here come our AUSTRALIAN politicians that are going to shut down our 6 remaining plants and save the planet!!
The Great Heatwave of 1896 by Dr John McLean.
This heat wave has the dubious honour of being the hottest EVAH.
From the document:
South-eastern Australia’s 2014 heat wave in perspective
“Anything under 110 [43.3C] is now beginning to be looked at as contemptibly cool.” – 1896
In January 2014 parts of south-eastern Australia experienced a sever heat wave. For several locations the heat wave started around January 11 and lasted about a week then with just a few days pause returned and extended into the first week of February. Temperatures in Melbourne exceeded 40C (104F) on four successive days during the first period and temperatures were lower during the second period. In contrast Bourke, in northern New South Wales, experienced 21 successive days above 35C (96F) and seven successive days above 40C (104F) in the second period.
As hot as these conditions were they were still lower than during January 1896 when a hot spell gripped New South Wales.
Read the whole document:
http://mclean.ch/climate/docs/Aus_Heatwave_1896v2014.pdf [PDF, 370 KB]
by Travis T. & the Missing Heat
This is a song adapting a poem from Clive James. The song is sung monotone, because failed doomsday global warming is just plain boring, and a boring subject for a song. The brass section is supposed to sound like someone laughing. And lastly, my name is derived from a famous quote of the climategate emails.
Source, lyrics and acknowledgement:
Jo Nova reports on previous heatwaves in Australia:
Dr. Patrick Michaels, director of the Center for the Study of Science at the Cato Institute, provides insight into the debate over climate change and the political games played to create policy. A revealing explanation of the climate models.
By Maximilian Silverton (nom de plume)
Experience over many years working as a consultant with large funds management and global financial services firms have given me a useful education in gravy trains.
The world now resounds with dire warnings about what might happen if the ‘independent expert’ advice on Climate Change, from the UN especially, is not followed. We hear that the very survival of the planet is at stake. Well, maybe it is, or maybe not – but it does no harm to remember that we’ve heard this mournful song before.
Forty years ago, it was called the ‘Energy Crisis.’ More recently there was something called Peak Oil. Now the world is awash in hydrocarbons. No matter, the message always seems to be the same: the workers of the wicked West must be made to pay for their sins with billions of dollars in higher prices and new taxes.
Continue reading “Why we Need Saltbush”
“The Climate Study Group” published this advertorial in “The Australian”, December 3rd, 2018: