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Discussion > Lights out in Australia

BOLT: The lights are going out, and watch the politicians who sold us their dud green schemes crack. The Bolt Report is live now on Sky News Australia
NotALotOfPeopleKnowThat: The Bolt Report
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Mar 16, 2017 at 11:20 PM | Registered CommenterRobert Christopher

Robert Christopher
The sad thing is that no politician, including Donald Trump, seems aware of the connection between unreliable supply, subsidies and approaching nemesis.

Mar 31, 2017 at 10:01 AM | Unregistered CommenterSandyS

Mar 31, 2017 at 10:01 AM by SandyS

In what way does DJT not understand?

Mar 31, 2017 at 11:21 AM | Registered CommenterRobert Christopher

There is an energy crisis in the world’s largest exporter of coal, the second largest exporter of gas and a major exporter of uranium. We need real solutions. Unless we make decisions really quickly, and I mean in the next 12 months, that re-establish base load capacity then we have no chance of sustaining the economy in the shape that it is in now.
JoNova: “Demand Destruction”: How to destroy national economy [Queensland's]

May 8, 2017 at 11:47 PM | Registered CommenterRobert Christopher

"It’s hard to believe Turnbull could fall for this one twice."

No, not at all. :)

JoNova: Surely not: Climate revolt and another Australian PM?

Jun 13, 2017 at 11:33 PM | Registered CommenterRobert Christopher

Picking out 'interesting' articles, it's like picking candy, from a baby, yet our MSM appear incapable of doing something similar.

Look out Denmark, you are soon to be toppled!
"South Australia will overtake Denmark as having the world's most expensive electricity when the country's major energy retailers jack up their prices this Saturday."
ABC: South Australia power prices to rise to highest in the world on Saturday, energy expert warns

This isn't supposed to be funny:
"The power crisis that has plagued South Australia for the greater part of the past year has been temporarily resolved, but officials have drafted a new set of proposals they think will improve the stability of energy supply in that State.
Chairman of the Australian Energy Markets Commission, John Pierce, said the State would become increasingly reliant on wind and solar energy, adding that it would be the only way to help stabilize the country’s power supply.

The string of proposals come in the wake of warnings on gas shortfalls and soaring energy prices. The transition towards renewable energy is expected to complicate the running of the national grid and that carries with it significant risks.Managing those risks is critical."
SABreakingNews: Australia drafts new energy rules to avoid more blackouts

Jun 28, 2017 at 1:39 PM | Registered CommenterRobert Christopher

Hmmmm, so the wind generators that failed due to the 'great storm' will be bolstered by more wind generators which they hope will prevent the failure of wind generators when the next 'great storm' comes along.

I get it!!

Who said Aussies had an odd sense of humour?

Jun 29, 2017 at 3:32 PM | Unregistered CommenterSteve Richards

Robert Christopher, from Jo Nova's thread this demonstration of the actual cost to consumers of having wind.

"Hmm — odd coincidence of Price with Wind Energy Penetration:

Wind energy is “free” but countries with the most wind power are also the most likely to get to the top of the Prize Pool for exorbitant electricity. Wind energy penetration is highest in  Denmark (1st), Portugul (8th), Ireland (6th), Spain (11th), Germany (3rd). Conversely, renewable energy penetration is low in places at the tail end of the price curve like Luxemburg 6%, Estonia 15%, Hungary 7%, Lithuania 15.5%. In the low mid price range is France with 80% nuclear generation, and Finland which is 47% Nukes and Hydro.

Could be a message there?"

The UK has too much wind, and not enough gas.

Aug 17, 2017 at 9:51 PM | Unregistered Commentergolf charlie

JoNova: BOM Scandal: One second records in Australia — how “noise” creates history and a warming trend
Instrument errors, noise, may account for a quarter to one half of our national warming trend in the last century.
When the newspapers run a headline with Sydney hits, say, 44.4 degrees and that number gets engraved in history, who realizes that the extreme heat may have only lasted one second? You might think the maximum temperatures were above 44 for at least ten minutes, but the BOM will write it into the record books even if that heat lasts one second, and if the temperature a minute before was more than a whole degree cooler.

Sep 3, 2017 at 8:34 PM | Registered CommenterRobert Christopher

Financial stress pushing millions of Australians into food insecurity:
JoanneNova: In Australia, even some people with jobs are struggling to pay bills and put food on the table

The comments are of interest too.

Oct 16, 2017 at 6:29 PM | Registered CommenterRobert Christopher

We have the tipping point, in the Australian Political World, at least:
JoanneNova: Politicians “shocked” at the power crisis waiting in the Australian electricity grid
Did some politicans just wake up? The news today is that our Energy Minister may realize Australia is conducting a wild experiment with our electricity grid, and may have managed to convince other Australian federal politicians of the risk.

Coalition MPs shocked by energy threat
The Australian: Robert Gottleibsen (even Gottleibsen gets it).

When Energy Minister Josh Frydenberg walked into the Coalition party room with his energy policy earlier this week he faced a sea of hostile faces. But they left the room shocked. At last, the government politicians understood that Australia faces a long term blackout power crisis the like of which has never been seen in modern times.

It’s one thing to read commentaries warning of what is ahead but another to see a minister use confidential information from independent power authorities and regulators to show the desperate state of affairs that is looming for the nation. And then Frydenberg went to the ALP and showed them the same material.

Frydenberg was, if anything, even more alarming than me … [says Gottleibsen who wrote about how the "Energy crisis risk is criminal. March 2017"].

Oct 19, 2017 at 4:12 PM | Registered CommenterRobert Christopher

JoanneNova: Turnbull’s “game changer” — $2 a week savings next decade that most Australian don’t believe
A few dismal facts that won’t go away:
* Malcolm’s NEG plan to reduce electricity prices aims pathetically low ($2 a week) and will fail anyway. The country already knows that.
* The world still awaits the glorious discovery of a single nation powered by lots of wind and solar that has cheap electricity.
* Australia’s 1.5% of global carbon emissions are irrelevant. Australia may be the only nation on Earth that is even trying to meet the Paris accord.
* More than half of Australians don’t buy the blame for the climate. Who speaks for them?

Today’s Sydney Morning Herald Readers Panel quiz asks if people believe the main promise behind the “Game Changer”:

Do you feel confident that the Prime Minister’s energy policy will cut electricity bills?”.

The responses: Yes: 9%
Don’t know: 16%
No: 75%

Oct 21, 2017 at 1:00 PM | Registered CommenterRobert Christopher

Climate Science is starting to ruin political careers, so politicians won't care about ruining Climate Scientists careers.

Climate Scientists and Politicians never figured out that people want affordable reliable power.

Oct 22, 2017 at 11:41 AM | Unregistered Commentergolf charlie

JoanneNova: 60% of Australian’s are OK with dumping Paris if they can cut their Electricity Bill
Nearly half of Australians are already paying more than they want to for the Paris Agreement. Sixty percent of Australians wouldn’t mind us dumping it if it meant getting cheaper electricity. That fits with most other surveys for the last four years. It’s a stable slab of the population — despite the ABC and Fairfax running prime-time adverts for renewables constantly pushing the line that renewables are cheap, inevitable, and that only stupid “deniers” would want us out of Paris.

In Australia, no major party represents these voters. Instead, both sides of the establishment are competing on how to meet an agreement that, if the truth were known about the costs, at least 60% of Australians either oppose or couldn’t care less about.

When will the Liberals and Nationals figure this out?

Oct 31, 2017 at 2:44 PM | Registered CommenterRobert Christopher

An opportunity for Australia, but it hasn't been blessed by the green Blob:
JoanneNova: Laser Boron Fusion — What if it works? (Forget “climate change”)

Dec 15, 2017 at 7:48 PM | Registered CommenterRobert Christopher