Our future in the West is a continuous shortage of fuel and electricity because these politicians and elites are in their hearts atheistic “Communists”! God has provided an abundance of oil, gas and coal but these climate scammers are following their “father the devil“. Think about it! There’s no other explanation for all this that I can think of. God said in Genesis 8:22 While the earth remaineth, seedtime and harvest, and cold and heat, and summer and winter, and day and night shall not cease and I will believe God above Biden and the UN.
This climate scam is robbing the poor to make a few very, very rich. Nevertheless, this nonsense is here to stay at least for awhile. It seems the West has swallowed the lie and there is no turning back at least for now.
Anyway, I read this article in a magazine and thought I would share it with you. Read the article and let me know what you think. Oh, by the way right after the Noahic flood the Creator said in Genesis 8:22 While the earth remaineth, seedtime and harvest, and cold and heat, and summer and winter, and day and night shall not cease.
They would all be fired if working for a profit seeking company.
‘After a decade of denial and delay, Australia deserves a better future – one with cheaper power, more jobs, and less emissions,’ said Energy Minister Chris Bowen, in his last media release prior to gaining government.
Mr Bowen advocated replacing coal generators with wind and solar, with their shares of electricity supply to increase from 30 per cent to 82 per cent by 2030. To facilitate this, he proposed spending $80 billion on transmission, thereby quadrupling its present costs.
He also ridiculed a Morrison government that ‘does not believe renewables are the cheapest form of energy, or that the world’s climate emergency is Australia’s jobs opportunity’.
Following the May election – the ALP, along with Greens and Teals – received all their Christmas presents at once with an energy supply shortage where a third of the coal generators were out of action, bringing an eight-fold increase in wholesale prices.
After two weeks in office, the new government is now silent on its ludicrous claim that its replacement of coal with high-cost wind/solar generation will save households $275 a year.
The June 8 meeting of energy ministers endorsed the transmission part of the ALP plan only to see this undermined the very next day with the announcement of delays in a crucial element – the conversion of the Snowy Hydro system into a renewables-supportive pumped hydro facility.
Panicked by the tenfold increase in electricity prices, the energy ministers announced measures to patch up the wounds in the market caused by the very political controls they were amplifying. These included giving regulators powers to trade gas, with no consideration of the effects of this on other suppliers’ actions.
Energy ministers also announced replacing the existing ‘energy only’ market with a UK-style ‘capacity market’. Such a system ostensibly offers more funding to controllable supplies like those from coal, gas, and hydro. But it is less effective and more expensive than having decisions on supply reliability made by retailers who need to balance contracts between many different sources. Western Australia operates with a ‘capacity market’ and it has added costs without improving availability.
The recent bankruptcy of half of the UK’s energy retailers demonstrates that a capacity market does not give greater security.
Fundamental harm has been done to the energy system as a result of politicians meddling in commercial matters. The creation of the National Electricity Market and privatisations two decades ago has brought to Australia the world’s most efficient, lowest-cost electricity supply.
There are two reasons why it has since gone pear-shaped.
First, governments have subsidised wind and solar, making coal and gas generators unprofitable and forcing their closure. Governments made it clear that coal generators, which supply 60-70 per cent of our electricity, have a very limited social license to operate. They inhibited access to new coal supplies, accepted activists’ attacks on coal, and closed their eyes to policies of banks that refused loans and of insurance companies that refused cover.
Secondly, governments have foreclosed exploration and development of abundantly available gas in South Australia, Victoria, and New South Wales. Astonishingly, in face of consequent shortages, the Victorian energy minister, Lily D’Ambrosio, advocated diverting Queensland gas to Victoria. In response to criticism of this policy, Premier Daniel Andrews suggested it was only possible for Victoria to supply gas if we ‘frack up the joint’ which he claims (contrary to all the evidence) will harm our prime agricultural land. The state Liberal Party shares the same policy to the great detriment of the people the politicians supposedly represent.
The industry has been treated as the playground of politicians. They have compounded their own errors in subsidising renewables that undermine the whole system by funding the will-o’-the-wisp (which is hydrogen power) and by appointing activists to bloated regulatory agencies and to their own departments.
Creating the damage is easier than repairing it.
The subsidies to wind and solar will continue to poison efficient supply for many years to come. But as a start, governments must abandon all subsidies, free up regulatory restraints, and disengage from controls over retailers and generators. Efficient electricity supply, like that of groceries, telephony, and cars, requires market – not government – control. As has been demonstrated, the latter brings especially perverse outcomes when it seeks to specify particular technologies.
Rectifying the damage also requires restoring the social licence to build new coal power stations and nuclear power. This involves correcting an environment whereby financiers have joined regulators and activists in preventing new investment.
Government leadership is required to undo this damage, including by upholding laws that prevent trespass, abandoning requirements on firms to conform to concocted environmental pressures, and making all businesses aware that discrimination against energy suppliers is alien to government policy.
This will not be easy.
Ministerial statements demonstrate an ignorance in blaming the cause of the current crisis on gas and coal. Both Labor and Coalition politicians have, for the most part, listened to activists and subsidy-seekers and drunk the kool-ade that wind/solar is not only necessary to save humanity but is also cheaper. It seems the situation will need to deteriorate even further before there is a realistic chance of policy reversals.’https://www.spectator.com.au/2022/06/politicians-have-sabotaged-the-energy-market/
The climate scammers are trying to save the earth but while they are doing that the products produced to save the earth are going to do more harm than good. https://twitter.com/StopTheseThings/status/1492385601924042760?s=20&t=vg3mq4uBASZa4waRcxhQAQ
How can you tell if a politician is lying? If they have their mouth open. Well, here’s a BIG ONE!
‘In the make-believe world of politics, in which all utilities can be maximized simultaneously, and yes we’re going to keep saying it until everyone goes yeah yeah we get it, you can price fossil fuels out of reach without it hurting anyone. Thus from Australia, and more particularly The Australian, we read that the opposition Labor Party leader finally coughed up a climate plan that “will help to create jobs, cut power bills and reduce emissions.” Specifically “The Opposition Leader has pledged to reduce greenhouse gas emissions by 43 per cent by 2030 if Labor wins the next election” and yet “Electricity prices will fall from the current level by $275 for households by 2025 at the end of our first term if we are successful”. There’s that all-important “if” again.
There is a rule, long familiar to us yet we cannot now lay our hands on the original version, that if enough people of intelligence and good will have looked for something long enough in a great many places and have not found it, the chances are good that it’s not there. Which brings us to the magic plans to make gasoline, natural gas and coal unaffordable without increasing the cost of living, thus saving us all from the climate crisis without any pain.
We do not wish to mock Anthony Albanese any more mercilessly than he deserves, since the Australian Labour leader is just the latest in a long parade of people across the political spectrum who have made vague promises of great things to come, spent a suspiciously long time getting the details together, then come up with something clearly impossible. On the other hand, he deserves as merciless a mocking as the others, and a bit more, because of the question: If they couldn’t, why can you?
Now they may object that they can. As we pointed out last week, when Canada’s federal environment commissioner gave the incumbent Liberals the knuckle-bone shampoo over their consistent failure to accomplish anything meaningful on climate and their fixation on sending words to do the work of deeds, they responded by saying yes, thank you, we are great. But here’s the mystery.
If they are, if their plan really is working, why didn’t the Australian Labour Party copy it? Why is everyone reinventing the wheel? You may recall that Naomi Oreskes raised eyebrows by saying, from the heart of the alarmist camp, that if the science is settled we should stop studying it and do what we know we should. And that we said she had a point.
If the science isn’t settled, stop saying it is. If the policy isn’t obvious, stop saying it is. And if it is settled on the one hand, and obvious on the other, stop prattling, delaying and promising and get to it.
Of course Albanese can’t do it unless and until his party wins power. Fair enough. But if you look at the climate policies of every nation from Britain to Germany to China to Japan to Ghana to Brazil to Saudi Arabia to Malaysia, and go around the globe again adding France and Thailand and Tunisia and Iceland and Eswatini, only two things can happen.
One is that you discover that a fair number of them found a plan that delivers painless gain so you should just copy it. And the other is that nobody did and there isn’t one.’https://climatediscussionnexus.com/2021/12/08/magic-from-down-under/
‘Yet another Australian activist judge, usurping the role of parliament in a democratic society, has given Lawfare’s economic saboteurs a new lease of life. If you thought that environmentalists’ abuse of the legal system in their mission to destroy fossil fuels, whatever the economic costs, was already excessive, you ain’t seen nothin’ yet. Federal Justice Mordecai Bromberg’s incredible 27 May determination that the Morrison government has a duty of care to protect Australian children from climate change devastation and death, requires that duty to be met before approving any further fossil fuel developments that add to CO2 emissions. It ushers in an unlimited round of legal battles aimed at destroying Australia’s biggest export earner (fossil fuels – coal, oil, LNG – together exceed iron ore) that are a key element in our post-Covid economic recovery. From now on, every governmental approval can be actionable under the common law for negligence on the basis that the ‘catastrophic climate change’ interests of children (unspecified as to age!) ‘have not been adequately taken into account’.’https://spectator.com.au/2021/06/business-robbery-etc-70/
Here in Australia ‘Now that it’s high summer, you might see a lizard, sunning itself on a rock. Lizards don’t just get their energy from food, but also from the sun. Humans are warm-blooded creatures who generally get their energy from food, not solar-power. However, there are some cold-blooded creatures amongst us.
In the New South Wales parliament, the summer started with Environment Minister Matt Keane who, with little public warning and possibility of public debate, passing legislation for net zero emissions in NSW. This committed public funds—our money—to benefit green spiv renewable funds.
Bankers, lobbyists and Liberal moderate politicians have realised that the public will not only accept this, but actually thank them for it. Thank them for making power expensive and making them richer.
In a recent public statement, Keane was been positively evangelical about the need for the Liberal party to support renewable energy. But there were some very strange things that went along with this. He did not seem across some basic facts about renewables.
Does Keane realise that worldwide over 2,000 HELE coal powerplants are operated at present, or are in the development pipeline worldwide, and mostly in our geographic region? Or to translate, does he realise that Indo-Pacific nations, such as India and China, are investing in this cheap power generation, much of which is fuelled by Australian coal, to electrify a manufacturing powerhouse boom? Whilst at the very same time making any of our ‘clean’ energy commitments meaningless? Oddly, he seems not to have considered this in calculations.
Why is Minister Keane in public critical of energy entrepreneur Trevor St Baker as someone benefiting from these changes? St Baker bought one of NSW’s coal-fired power-stations for a mere $1 million now valued at over $700m – but because the state Liberal government was selling it. This is actually a story about the impropriety of actions of those in state government, in charge of our energy policy. It appears the NSW Liberal government classified the Vales Point power station as ‘worn out’ so it could be replaced, when it was worth alot more than that. Why would they do this? About $700m of public money thrown away. It appears they want to make us pay for a hugely more expensive and inefficient solar energy plants and their power — while ordinary electors have no choice but to pay for it.
Here we reach the intersection of incompetence and impropriety.
Many members of the political and media class of New South Wales are also aware of speculation surrounding factional ideological and personal alliances, astroturfing, and a revolving door between parliaments and plush corporate suites of high paid, high powered consultancy and lobbying roles. Mark Latham has alleged on Twitter a NSW Liberal MP told him that Kean’s net zero legislation “is really about setting up the finances of the Moderate Faction, on a permanent basis”. These cold-blooded animals are indeed solar-powered.
The most serpentine are the green spiv renewables funds. They are profiting by moving us to expensive, unreliable power. Here is their simple 3-step formula.
- Replace-plants. Our coal plants are being torn down so that we have to build new power plants. The more money it costs us to build them, the more the GSRFs get as their cut (as their fees are a proportion of the funds they arranged). For the GRSFs, the more expensive these plants, the better.
- Push-up prices. These expensive solar-power plants also make more expensive and unreliable electricity, and Aussies have no choice but to pay. For the GRSFs the margin gets juicer, on this higher amounts as electricity becomes more expensive.
- Privatise -plants. Next, governments tend to sell the asset to private investors. Investment banks love energy investments because it is very low risk. It is not hard to know that people will buy electricity. Often, these deals are protected even further from risk by government-guarantees. So the funds they arrange to buy these investments are comparatively cheap and then they get access to those juicy margins these new ritzy and expensive plants they have funded us to build.
Replace plants. Push-up prices. Privatise production. That’s the GSRF formula.
For us, it means extraordinarily expensive—and unreliable—electricity. For them, the merchant bankers and their allies, it means easy and growing money whilst doing very little. They are simply taking from us. It’s not unlike the energy a lizard gets from sitting on a rock.
It is cold-blooded. They are being predatory to our polity.
There are clear alternatives to solar-power. HELE Coal-fire is very popular elsewhere and makes a lot of sense with all the coal we export. Highly-efficient nuclear power, is also an obvious option. But these are too efficient and cheap to benefit these serpentine predators.
Now, there’s another feature of serpents. As we are told in the Bible, they tend to twist words–they make bad seem good, and good seem bad. This move to change our electricity production is moving our politics into dangerous territory, where a woke-elite alliance obscures poor policy. The financial-elite profit, while the woke-brigade power their political arguments into the mainstream. The woke-brigade even shaming and standing-over normal people who question it and the financial-elite who profit from it. While the financial-elite are profiteering from us, we are supposed to say ‘thank you’. The woke-elite alliance is doing bad and calling it good.
Expect to see plenty even more ritzy Range Rovers cruising around Sydney with ‘Stop Adani’ bumper-stickers.’https://www.spectator.com.au/2021/01/todays-cold-blooded-political-animals-are-solar-powered/
Politicians have either been in the sun too long or are just lying charlatans out to fleece the citizens. Here in New South Wales the Liberal/National government has gone stark raving mad in the renewables. Hopefully, someone with sense will be elected before it is too late!
‘The Net Zero Plan Stage 1: 2020-2030 is the foundation for NSW’s action on climate change and goal to reach net zero emissions by 2050. It outlines the NSW Government’s plan to grow the economy, create jobs and reduce emissions over the next decade.
The plan aims to enhance the prosperity and quality of life of the people of NSW, while helping the state to deliver a 35% cut in emissions by 2030 compared to 2005 levels. The plan will support a range of initiatives targeting electricity and energy efficiency, electric vehicles, hydrogen, primary industries, coal innovation, organic waste and carbon financing.
Under the plan, businesses will be supported to modernise their plant and increase productivity, while farmers will have access to new markets and technologies. The plan will also help to drive down the cost of living and provide consumers with more information to help them make more environmentally and financially sustainable choices.
The implementation of the Net Zero Plan, together with the NSW Electricity Strategy, will result in more than $11.6 billion of new investment for NSW, including $7 billion in regional NSW. This will support the creation of almost 2400 new jobs, including 1700 jobs located in the regions.’https://www.environment.nsw.gov.au/topics/climate-change/net-zero-plan
This government has swallowed the climate scam poison!
The supposedly conservative Coalition Federal government of Australia is selling its citizens into financial poverty through its belief that it can change the climate! Billions of tax dollars thrown down the renewable hole while electricity prices go through the roof and the grid ruined. It wasn’t that long ago that the present PM took a lump of coal into Parliament to prove some point but has not since pushed for the building of even one new coal power station. Rather than waking up to the climate scam lie the make believe conservatives take the nation with them to ruin by taking a ‘…strong domestic and international action to reduce emissions and build resilience to the impacts of climate change. Our Foreign Policy White Paper recognises the challenges that climate change will increasingly present in the coming years, and the economic opportunities in the transition to a low emissions global economy. Given the growing challenges to sustainable development presented by climate change, the White Paper also highlighted that responding to climate change will continue to be a priority for Australia’s development assistance.
An effective response to climate change requires collective action by all countries and sectors. Recognising this, Australia contributes to action under multilateral platforms including the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change (UNFCCC), the Montreal Protocol, the International Civil Aviation Organization and the International Maritime Organization.
As chair of the “Umbrella Group” of countries, Australia played a constructive role in negotiations under the UNFCCC to reach the historic Paris Agreement in 2015, and the package of rules for its implementation at Katowice, Poland in 2018. Under the Paris Agreement, Australia has committed to reduce emissions by 26-28 per cent below 2005 levels by 2030. This builds on our target under the Kyoto Protocol to reduce emissions by five per cent below 2000 levels by 2020. Independent economic modelling for Australia’s 2030 target, led by Professor Warwick McKibbin.
Australia’s targets will be met through a comprehensive policy suite to reduce emissions, encourage technological innovation and expand our clean energy sector. Australia will complete a Long Term Greenhouse Gas Emissions Reduction Strategy in 2020. More information about Australia’s domestic mitigation efforts can be found at the Department of the Environment and Energy. Information about Australia’s adaptation efforts can be found at the website of the Department of Agriculture, Water and the Environment.
As well as taking action at home, Australia is supporting other countries to reduce their emissions, build resilience and adapt to the impacts of climate change. The Government will achieve its 2015 commitment of providing at least $1 billion in climate development assistance for developing countries from 2015–2020 from the Australian aid program, including$300 million over four years for climate change and disaster resilience in the Pacific. In August 2019, Prime Minister Morrison announced a further $500 million over five years from 2020 to help Pacific nations invest in renewable energy and climate and disaster resilience. Australia’s support for climate action through our development program over 2020-25 will be guided by our Climate Change Action Strategy, released in November 2019.
Australia is leading global partnerships to protect rainforests such as the Asia-Pacific Rainforest Partnership and marine ecosystems, including the International Coral Reef Initiative and the International Partnership for Blue Carbon. We are also building capacity in measurement, reporting and verification of greenhouse gas mitigation, and support for the development of blue carbon inventories.
Australia’s world-leading climate research capabilities continue to make globally recognised contributions to climate science, helping the world to understand the way the climate is changing and the impacts we need to manage.’https://www.dfat.gov.au/international-relations/themes/climate-change/Pages/climate-change
The Australian Federal Government along with every state is driving the cost of electricity beyond what the average person can afford. What is the Government’s answer to the high cost of electricity? Take note this is from an Australian Federal Government web site!
- ceiling, pedestal and personal fans (low to medium cost)
- electric reverse-cycle air conditioners (medium to high cost)
- electric evaporative cooling (medium to high cost)
- intake of cool night air (free)
- purging of hot air (free)’https://www.energy.gov.au/households/heating-and-cooling
So, to save money on electricity the cheapest way is NOT to USE IT!! Now, I am old enough to remember what it was like living in Iowa in the middle of summer in the early 50’s without air-conditioning. That’s EXACTLY what these climate scam politicians want us to live like in 2020! I would say we can let them know what we think at the ballot box but I think the recent Presidential election in the USA gives an idea of where that would go.
Now, take time to read the following.
So-called smart meters are a very dumb response to intermittent wind and solar, even dumber energy sources. Wherever governments attempt to run on sunshine and breezes, the push to control and micromanage household power use, quickly follows.
Over the last few Australian summers, we’ve been treated to power rationing on a grand scale – which the Market Operator euphemistically tags “demand management”.
‘Demand management’ is not about supplying power consumers with what they need, it simply means shutting off power to industry, businesses and households – and even forcing hospitals to switch their lights and air conditioners off – among other indignities, whenever the sun sets and/or calm weather sets in. That’s what our ‘inevitable transition’ looks like at the macro level.
At the micro level, there’s the push to have smart meters installed in every home or business premise, in order that the grid manager can literally hold consumers to ransom, whenever renewable energy output collapses.
Now that the choice is between paying through the nose or freezing or boiling in the dark, a few are starting to wake-up to what’s really going on behind the meter.
The Critics Of ‘Smart Meters’ Were Right All Along
The Daily Telegraph
19 September 2020
Once electricity companies have established the principle that they can cut off consumers in order to cope with shortages of supply, they are bound to come back asking for more.
Imagine that you do as the Government wants you to do and buy an electric car. Then you replace your dirty old gas boiler with an electric heat pump and install a smart meter. You think you have done your bit to help the environment.
So what is your reward? To have your electricity company use your smart meter to turn off your power because there is not enough juice in the grid. Suddenly, you find yourself sitting in a cold home and your plans to drive to Birmingham tomorrow are scuppered because your car won’t be fully-charged.
Smart meters have been sold to us as part of a green future where we can manage our homes via mobile phone, switching appliances on and off remotely so as to cut our bills. But it is the cynics, so often denounced in the past few years as paranoid and backward-thinking, who have worked out the real reason why electricity companies are so keen to install them in our homes: they want to ration our electricity.
It isn’t just us who will enjoy the convenience of being able to access our appliances remotely. Scottish and Southern Electricity Networks has proposed a system in which it will be able to turn off certain devices in our homes, such as electric vehicle chargers and heat pumps, when the supply of electricity is too small to meet demand.
For the moment, the company says it will only do so with consumers’ permission and that it will only be for two hours at a time. But I don’t expect that promise to last. Once electricity companies have established the principle that they can cut off consumers in order to cope with shortages of supply, they are bound to come back asking for more. And at the current rate, they will have to do this, because we simply don’t have enough storage in the electricity grid to cope with the switch to renewable energy.
Here’s the problem. Yesterday afternoon, Britain was using 34 GW worth of power. It was a sunny and windy day across much of England – ideal conditions for renewable energy. Wind was producing 5.3 GW and solar 7.6 GW, with most of the rest being produced by gas (12.1 GW) and nuclear (4.7 GW). We were also importing 1 GW from the Netherlands.
But what happens when the wind stops blowing and the sun stops shining, as it all-too-frequently does in cold, anticyclonic conditions in midwinter, when demand for power is at its greatest? Moreover, what happens when electricity demand has been boosted by the switch to electric central heating and electric vehicles?
It ought to be obvious that if we are going to rely on intermittent sources of energy we are going to need massive investment in energy storage. Quietly over the past few years, large battery installations, housed in rows of shipping containers, have indeed popped up across Britain. At present, however, there are only enough of them to meet 1 GW worth of demand – and even then only for an hour or two. The Government is desperately trying to encourage more batteries by speeding them through the planning system. Even chuck in proposed capacity, however, and it would only supply another 4 GW of electricity for an hour or so.
But don’t expect even these batteries to get built. The Government is trying to solve the problem of a lack of energy storage through what is calls “capacity auctions”. The bids for batteries, however, are losing out to something called Demand Side Response. If you haven’t heard that jargon before, it means exactly what Scottish and Southern Electricity Networks is proposing to do: persuading people to turn off appliances when electricity demand is too high.
In other words, the electricity industry has worked out that it is going to be cheaper not to bother building batteries but instead to cut us off when the sun isn’t shining and wind isn’t blowing. As far as the Government’s capacity market is concerned, a kilowatt-hour of energy saved is the equivalent of a kilowatt-hour stored.
For the consumer, however, there is every difference. Cutting off our electricity threatens seriously to interfere with our lives – especially if we are going to have to rely on electric cars and heating systems in future. It doesn’t matter too much if our heating goes off for a few minutes, but if electricity companies try to plug the enormous gap between supply and demand on a still winter’s night entirely by cutting off our electricity supply to demand, we are going to find ourselves sitting in the dark rather a lot.
Unless the Government acts quickly on this problem and invests in a proper energy storage infrastructure – either that or finds another way to back up supply from intermittent wind and solar – we are going to be back in 1973 and the three-day week, when homes had to take it in turns to go without electricity. Then, it was the miners’ unions who were to blame; now it is a failure to plan properly for a green future.’https://stopthesethings.com/2020/11/04/held-to-ransom-smart-meters-shut-off-power-whenever-renewable-energy-output-collapses/