28 Dec 18
In Australia, the Greens have recently announced they want to make coal mining an illegal act, saying that coal kills. They have already called for the shutting down of all coal mining by 2030. Now they want to make miners into criminals for providing the coal used to generate 80%+ of NSW electricity.
Unless they are stopped, these activists will wreck the economy. Coal is the main export in Australia.
15 Dec 18
The UN further estimates that a carbon tax of $27,000 per ton (sic) is needed by 2100 ($240 per gallon)—to limit alleged man-made global warming to 1.5 degrees Celsius.
Obviously these enormous taxes are fantasy. If not, the UN has a problem with reality. Meanwhile, in Paris, people have been rioting and setting cars on fire in Paris in response to a 25 cents per gallon increase in petrol tax, and a 10 cents rise on diesel, to fight alleged man-made global warming.
This illustrates the chasm between ordinary people and the overpaid elite which makes the rules. Diesel vehicles are common in France, and private transport is usually necessary for anyone who lives in the countryside. The protests have been serious; 280,000 people on the streets, hundreds injured, and 8 deaths. The President has been forced to give way and has removed the tax increases, at least for the time being, but the riots are continuing.
15 Dec 18
However, Australia is the fourth-biggest coal exporter in the world, mainly to undeveloped countries.
It is unclear how sending coal abroad to be burnt will benefit the planet.
Here is Jo Nova explaining how to destroy a perfectly good electricity grid, in 3 easy steps, as illustrated by current Australian energy policy. Watch and wonder.
14 Dec 18
The companies are talking about 900MW of nameplate capacity, to be built between 2026 and 2030.
Electricity generated at sea would be brought ashore via an offshore grid and then used to generate hydrogen, which could be transported via the country's gas network.
12 Dec 18
Comment from ND:
Well done those that challenge the belief that renewables is the future. In its present form much of it is not fit for purpose. Even hydro has only a 30% deliverable capacity. Wind has zero when the weather is becalmed, and charging electric vehicles from solar cells over our long winter's nights is a nonsense.
Smart meters do not deliver savings unless the user sits glued to the dial rushing from room to room turning off lights and appliances whilst providing suppliers with data they have no right to.
The theory of balancing supply against demand with smart meters would require the populace to replace all white goods with compliant technology. I am not sure suuitable technology exists except in the corridors of some University. (JG, engineer)
15 Nov 18
16 Oct 18
Professor Lindzen, of the Massachusetts Institute of Technology, argued that it was totally implausible for such a complex ‘multifactor system’ as the climate to be summarised by just one variable, global mean temperature change, and primarily controlled by just a 1-2 per cent variance in the energy budget due to CO2.
Providing a much-needed antidote to the latest climate nonsense from the IPCC, Lindzen described how 'an implausible conjecture backed by false evidence repeated incessantly has become “knowledge,” used to promote the overturn of industrial civilisation’.
Directly criticising the extravagant models for which climate scientists have become famous, Lindzen likens them to ‘the formula for being an expert marksman: shoot first and declare whatever you hit to be the target.’ This cannot be evidence for anything.
The BBC says that all scientists agree on the need to limit warming to 1.5 degrees; Lindzen’s highly informed testimony refutes this absurd claim.
15 Oct 18
The black dots show CO2 concentration (right-hand scale) and the red line is temperature.
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4 Jul 18
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and a reminder from Josef Goebbels, Nazi Propaganda Minister:
If you tell a lie big enough and keep repeating it, people will eventually come to believe it. The lie can be maintained only for such time as the State can shield the people from the political, economic and/or military consequences of the lie. It thus becomes vitally important for the State to use all of its powers to repress dissent, for the truth is the mortal enemy of the lie, and thus by extension, the truth is the greatest enemy of the State.
A gas turbine can be self contained, dropped on simple foundations and up and running in no time.
You need maybe 40 large wind turbines to match the output of one large gas turbine requiring acres of land and miles of cable.
Gas trumps wind every time from an economic point of view.
19 Jun 2018
Some of the manufacturers are no longer trading. It won't be simple or cheap to do the repairs.
An email just arrived (thanks JG)...
[ The weather / daylight dependants, wind and solar can never take on the steady base load role or the demand response role on a power grid. They are the least efficacious types of energy yet subsidised more per MWh than more efficient forms of generation such as gas, coal or nuclear. - Ed]
20 May 2018
Data from the Transport Department in Hong Kong shows Tesla sales decreasing to 32 vehicles between April and December 2017, compared to nearly 2,000 sales over the same period in 2016. The removal of tax incentives in Hong Kong almost doubled the price of some models.
There was a similar fall in electric car sales in Denmark following the decision of local authorities to end tax breaks.
13 Feb 2018
"The most dangerous man to any government is the man who is able to think things out for himself. Almost inevitably, he comes to the conclusion that the government he lives under is dishonest, insane and intolerable."
13 Feb 2018
The data are from BM reports via Gridwatch and National Grid.
12 Feb 2018
The BBC has been broadcasting propaganda on certain topics for years. For example - in 2006 it said the arctic would be ice free by 2013. As for its relentlessly negative Brexit coverage, that's an ongoing joke.
The day the media become truly independent of any political party will be the day people start believing them.
Media credibility is now lower than it has ever been. Look at the ongoing attacks on Brexit voters, Trump supporters, climate sceptics, diesel car owners and others.
Orwell warned us against letting the government decide what was true and what was fake.
It is not surprising that people are now looking for alternative sources of news which they trust.
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A review by the Royal Society and the Royal Academy of Engineering says that fracking can be undertaken safely, as long as best practices are implemented and strictly enforced through regulation.
Robert Mair, chairman of the review's working group, says they found that the most common areas of concern, such as the causation of earthquakes or drinking water contamination, were very low risk.
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