Hypocrites Playground: Australian Renewable Energy Policy Driven By Virtue Signalling Halfwits


Reading this in Australia? Then you’re doing so, thanks to coal. You might be doing so thanks to nuclear power, if only the dimwits that profess to run this country hadn’t banned it.

On any given day, between 70 and 80% of what flows through Australia’s Eastern Grid comes from coal-fired power plants.

Of course, there will be plenty of occasions when wind and/or solar are adding absolutely nothing. But the reverse is never true: if coal-fired power plants started behaving like solar panels and windmills, Australians will be sitting freezing or boiling in the dark, more than half the time.

Common sense and virtue signalling don’t mix. The modern idea that the world will soon be shot of fossil fuels is two parts childish nonsense and three parts hipster hypocrisy. The same class that pontificate about the evils of carbon-based fuels, quite happily jet around the world ramming their…

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