RE Regrets: Germany Laments its ‘Transition’ to Wind & Solar

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When it comes to wind and solar, no country went harder or faster than Germany. As they say though, act in haste, repent at your leisure.

A grid on the brink of collapse and rocketing power prices is all that Germans have to show for their obsession about powering themselves with daily sunshine and occasional breezes.

Now, their economic leadership is taking a different approach to the debacle.

The latest wheeze is that as soon as one country (ie Germany) sets out to destroy its once reliable and affordable power supplies, every other country is bound to join the circus.

Working on the basis that every country should suffer from a costly and inefficient electricity supply, it’s a little like being forced to run in a three-legged race; the sporting spectacle where competitors are hobbled together in order that they all might fail together. No one gets ahead, so everyone…

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Renewables Rejected: Modern Coal-Fired Plants Powering Asian Prosperity

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Australia’s enviable prosperity is the product of reliable and affordable energy. The path out of poverty starts and ends with cheap and readily available electricity.

A bit over a generation ago China determined to leave behind its agrarian misery and to modernise, with a view to becoming an industrial superpower. It’s achieved that status, thanks to an enormous investment in reliable coal-fired power plants.

In that respect, China is not alone. Over the last 20 years, the most rapid increase in coal-fired power plant capacity occurred in Indonesia; India’s hopes of dragging its people out of grinding poverty depends on a program of the same magnitude. And Japan – which still dominates in high-end manufacturing (the world’s most popular motor vehicle brand remains Toyota), as well as high-tech kit – is building a fleet of High Efficiency Low Emissions coal-fired power plant to ensure it remains in that position.

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Australia’s Self-Inflicted Renewable Energy Crisis: 200,000 Families Can’t Afford Power

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Relying on subsidised, intermittent and unreliable wind and solar results in rocketing power prices. Rocketing power prices results in a cycle of grinding, daily misery for the poorest and most vulnerable.

More than 100,000 Australian families had their power cut off last year, and a further 100,000 are on payment plans with their power retailers – all thanks to Australia’s diabolical obsession with wind and solar power.

South Australia tops the list above, for one reason, and one reason only: its ludicrous attempt to run on sunshine and breezes.

Craig Kelly heads up the Monash Forum, a group of 30 Liberal and National MPs determined to arrest the disaster. Here’s Craig.

Energy policy as shameful as the Soviet’s
The Spectator Australia
Craig Kelly
21 May 2018

“I told myself it was beneath my dignity to arrest a man for pilfering firewood. But nothing ordered by the party is beneath the…

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Looking for Reasons Why Wind Power Can Never Work? Here’s the Top 21

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It doesn’t take a genius to work out that wind power is the greatest economic and environmental fraud of all time. All it takes is a little cognitive power and a sense of inquiry.

Once people work out that they’ve been conned, they never turn back.

In our travels we’ve met plenty who’ve started out in favour of wind power and turned against it; we’ve never found an example of the reverse.

STT dishes up the facts on a daily basis, much to the annoyance of the wind cult. Anyone looking for a solid set of reasons as to why wind power can never work, need look no further than this cracking little list put together by John Droz.

Twenty-One Bad Things About Wind Energy — and Three Reasons Why
Master Resource
John Droz
22 March 2018

Trying to pin down the arguments of wind promoters is a bit like…

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Distortions, Misdirections, and Lack of Accountability Continue to Plague Climate Science

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Guest Opinion: Dr. Tim Ball

Many problems plagued climatology since climate science took over in the 1980s. Each specialist in a different area suddenly became an expert in climate and climate change. They brought their different perspectives, sometimes helpful, but usually unhelpful and even distorting. Most came for funding opportunities, but many for the political objectives. They all lack awareness that climatology is a generalist discipline. It involves putting together, in a systems approach manner, all the studies from specialists who, because they get involved in climate studies, call themselves climate scientists. This piecemeal approach reflects the problems of creating computer climate models. Modellers assemble as many facts as they think apply, or will achieve their result and then, with improper or inadequate connecting mechanisms, put together what they think represents global climate. It is as Henri Poincare said,

Science is built of facts the way a house is built…

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Affordable Energy Wars: Australian MPs Determined to End Subsidies to Wind & Solar

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Pro-progress General: Monash lit up Victoria.

The solution to Australia’s self-inflicted energy calamity involves a battle between deluded zealots and pragmatic realists.

In the former camp sits Audrey Zibelman (head of AEMO) and Kerry Schott (head of the Energy Security Board), along with a band of equally deluded fellow travellers. In the latter, it’s the 30 or so Liberal and National MPs in the Monash Forum who are leading the charge, at least at the political level.

STT hears that the members of the Monash Forum ripped into PM, Malcolm Turnbull and his hapless sidekick, Josh Frydenberg during last week’s Liberal/National party-room meeting.

Some of what was dished up is laid out in the article from The Australian below.

Tony Abbott blasts Turnbull’s ‘anti-coal’ energy chiefs
The Australian
Greg Brown
22 May 2018

Tony Abbott, a leading member of the Coalition’s pro-coal ­Monash Forum, has lashed out at Malcolm Turnbull’s…

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Wind Farm Neighbours Forced to Sign Away All Legal Rights in ‘Good Neighbour Agreements’

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Remember all those glowing stories about wind power outfits being welcomed into rural communities with open arms? You know, tales about how farmers are dying to have turbines lined up all over their properties? How locals can’t wait to pick up some of the thousands of permanent, high paying jobs on offer? How developers are viewed with the kind of reverence reserved for Royalty?

No?

We’ve forgotten them too.

If such a place ever existed? – it was probably just a case of one too many Single Malts, causing the usual senses to take an unscheduled break.

After years of being lied to, bullied, berated and treated like fools (at best) and “road-kill” (at worst), for most, the ‘gloss’ comprising wind industry PR efforts to ‘win hearts and minds’ has well and truly worn off.

These days, the communities aren’t so gullible; they aren’t so welcoming; and…

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