Want Reliable, Affordable CO2 Free Power? Then it’s Time to Grow Up & Go Nuclear

STOP THESE THINGS

Anyone still banging on about CO2 emissions in the electricity generation sector, ought to be banging on about nothing other than nuclear power.

Nuclear power is the only, stand-alone generation source that can deliver reliable, affordable power without generating CO2 gas, in the process.

The fact that politicians in this Country talk about anything but nuclear power as a solution to Australia’s unfolding energy crisis, speaks volumes.

If CO2 gas really is the existential threat it’s made out to be, then nuclear power is the only solution.

With power prices rocketing out of control and a grid on the brink of collapse, Australia’s PM, Scott Morrison is starting to sound like a grown-up, at long last.

Whatever it takes: ScoMo prepared to go nuclear if it cuts power prices
The Australian
Greg Brown
8 October 2018

Scott Morrison says he would overturn the ban on building nuclear reactors in Australia…

View original post 3,174 more words

Advertisements

The Hidden Cost Of Wind Power – Booker

NOT A LOT OF PEOPLE KNOW THAT

By Paul Homewood

Booker on the cost of wind power today:

image

In the past year or two there has been an extraordinary attempt by ministers, the renewables industry and green pressure groups to convince us that electricity from wind and the sun is now cheaper than that from fossil fuels. This issue has come up yet again with the refusal of the BBC to uphold a complaint from the Global Warming Policy Foundation about remarks made by Lord Deben (aka John Gummer), chairman of the Climate Change Committee, in an interview by John Humphrys on Today on Radio 4.

Although the BBC upheld one part of the complaint, it rejected another against Deben’s claim that onshore wind is now “the cheapest form of producing electricity”. It came up with Government figures to show that onshore wind is now marginally cheaper than any other power source.

What the BBC and the…

View original post 134 more words

The Easiest Way to Fix any Perceived Climate Change

Sort of an open letter to alarmists.... If you haven't noticed by now, the problem is quite obviously not CO2. Since climate is regional, and it's not likely to change to suit your whims, I would suggest that if you don't like the climate where you live......MOVE. Choose wisely. There is no climate heaven on … Continue reading The Easiest Way to Fix any Perceived Climate Change

BBC Mislead Again About Wind Power

NOT A LOT OF PEOPLE KNOW THAT

By Paul Homewood

Another highly misleading BBC report:

image

Green Party MP Caroline Lucas has said that energy generated from onshore wind is cheaper than other forms of renewable energy.

What are the figures behind the claim?

image

Renewable, or ‘green’ energy is generated from natural resources like the sun, wind and water, so they are restored and never run out – unlike fossil fuels.

The government’s Department for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy (BEIS) has published projections on costs for projects starting in 2020.

These include a breakdown of how much it could cost to generate a megawatt hour (MWh) of electricity according to different energy types.

Chart showing cost for producing energy broken down by different types of fuel sources.

The estimates by BEIS show that it will cost £63 to generate a megawatt hour of electricity using onshore wind energy, reinforcing Caroline Lucas’s claim.

It’s the cheapest renewable power source listed, in comparison with £106 for offshore wind.

These figures do account for…

View original post 271 more words

Eco-Fearology in the Anthropocene

Thongchai Thailand

SHOWN ABOVE IS THE DESCENT OF THE PLANET FROM ITS PRISTINE PRIMEVAL CONDITION TO ITS HELLISH END IN THE ANTHROPOCENE. THE FOUR STAGES OF DESCENT ARE SHOWN AS (1) THE ARRIVAL OF HUMANS, (2) THE NEOLITHIC REVOLUTION WHEN THE RELATIVELY HARMLESS HUNTER-GATHERERS SETTLED, CLEARED FORESTS, BUILT HOMES, AND BEGAN SETTLED AGRICULTURE, (3) THE INDUSTRIAL REVOLUTION WHEN THE USE OF FOSSIL FUELED MACHINES AND THE RISE OF CAPITALISM VAULTED MAN INTO HIS OWN GEOLOGICAL EPOCH CALLED THE ANTHROPOCENE, AND (4) THE FULLY FOSSIL FUELED ECONOMY.

  1. A clean and pure pristine primeval planet earth existed for a billion years in natural perfection, wholeness, and wholesomeness – unpolluted, untainted, untarnished and uncorrupted in the perfection of the harmony of nature. The geology, biology, and climatology were in a state of perfection. The climate was stable and unchanging with no extreme weather. Living creatures both plants and animals lived in peace and…

View original post 2,801 more words

Australian Court Finds Wind Turbine Noise Exposure a ‘Pathway to Disease’: Waubra Foundation Vindicated

STOP THESE THINGS

Sarah Laurie’s tireless efforts entirely vindicated by the AAT.

In a World first, Australia’s Administrative Appeals Tribunal (AAT) has declared that the “noise annoyance” caused by wind turbine generated low-frequency noise and infrasound “is a plausible pathway to disease” based on the “established association between noise annoyance and some diseases, including hypertension and cardiovascular disease, possibly mediated in part by disturbed sleep and/or psychological stress/distress.”

The AAT also held that “The dB(A) weighting system is not designed to measure [wind turbine noise], and is not an appropriate way of measuring it.”

The dB(A) weighting system is the basis of every wind turbine noise guideline in operation around the world.

The AAT’s finding means that every one of those noise guidelines is premised on an acoustic nonsense and, therefore, entirely irrelevant.

The decision, which we deal with below, came at a time when Australia’s self-appointed wind turbine noise health ‘expert’, Simon…

View original post 4,028 more words

Pointless Part-Time Power: Germany’s Readily Available Wind Power Capacity Less Than 1% of Total Installed Capacity

STOP THESE THINGS

Zephyr in a thimble: total German wind power
output March 2011 to October 2017.

When it comes to actually delivering wind power, the real and the ideal are a gulf apart. In Australia, the average capacity factor (the ratio between actual output and nominal capacity) is just on 28% across the Eastern Grid, where 1,800 turbines with a total capacity of 5,100 MW have been speared across four states.

Actual output depends, of course, on the attitude of the Wind Gods, on any given day. Then there’s mechanical failures, maintenance and downtime, which increases pretty rapidly as these things age.

In Germany, the total number of turbines is pushing 30,000, with a total capacity of 56,000 MW. However, it turns out that those thousands of units are rarely available, at all.

The Truth About Wind Energy: The Readily Available Wind Power Capacity in Germany is Less Than One Percent of…

View original post 682 more words

Unprecedented Warming of the Arctic

Thongchai Thailand

FIGURE 1: PALEO TEMPERATURE DATA FOR THE ARCTIC FROM 20 SOURCES

01campcentury02GISP203AUSTFONNA04NGTB1605NGTB11806NGTB2107NGRIP109CRETE10DYE11GRIP12DEVON13PENNY14RENLAND15NAUK16LOMONOSOV17PRINCEOFWALES18WINDYDOME19LAKEPIENI20LAKE408AGASSIZ

FIGURE 2: SUMMARY TABLE

SUMMARY-TABLE

FIGURE 3: GIF IMAGE CYCLES THROUGH ALL DATA STATIONS

paleo-gif

FIGURE 4: ARCTIC OCEAN GEOTHERMAL ACTIVITY   [JAMES KAMIS]

ArcticGeothermals

RELATED POSTDoes Global Warming Drive Changes in Arctic Sea Ice?

  1. In late 2017 and early 2018 a number of high profile news media sources cited a US Federal Government report to claim that “warming in the Arctic is unprecedented in 1,500 years”. Here are some examples:[DIGITAL JOURNAL, Scientists alarmed by unprecedented warming in Arctic: By Karen Graham, Feb 28, 2018 in Environment], [USA TODAY, The Arctic is warming faster than it has in 1,500 years: Doyle Rice, Dec. 12, 2017], [MASHABLE ASIA, Recent Arctic warming ‘unprecedented’ in human history, Andrew Freedman, DEC 13, 2017], [DISCOVER MAGAZINE, A major federal report about the Arctic released yesterday finds that…

View original post 5,939 more words

THE ARCTIC : Ground Zero For Anthropogenic Hubris And Climate Change Hysteria

Climatism

Polar Bears + Bertrand Russel.png

CLIMATE change alarmists conveniently ‘deny’ the existence of the 1970’s “global cooling” scare because such panic, a mere 40 years ago, threatens the legitimacy of the current “global warming” scare.

HOWEVER, climate experts and government agencies of the day were indeed warning of impending climate doom and that we must take immediate “action” to avoid catastrophe.

SOUND familiar?

WARMING alarmists rebut the 1970’s global cooling scare with claims that the phenomenon wasn’t “peer-reviewed” or that a “consensus” of “97%” of “scientists” didn’t agree. However, it doesn’t take Einstein to realise that the fashionable eco-scare of the day was indeed very real…

*

IN 1976 the CIA warned the cooling climate would bring – “drought, starvation, social unrest and political upheaval” :

CIA 1974 Global Cooling.jpg21 Jul 1976 – C.I.A. WARNING – Trove

C.I.A. WARNING
 
From a correspondent in Washington

MAJOR world climate changes were under way that would cause economic and political upheavals “almost beyond comprehension”, an internal report of…

View original post 1,189 more words