One of the key policies that the ‘climate change’ gang wants to implement is the elimination of fossil fuels and switching over to ‘green’ renewable energy sources.
So how is that working out for the Australians? Would it be about the same in the U.S.?
Australians once enjoyed affordable power, reliably delivered: the chaotic delivery of wind and solar changed all that. Australian power prices have rocketed out-of-control: its wind and solar power capital, South Australia pays the highest electricity prices, in the world.
Mass power cuts (aka load shedding and demand management) and mass blackouts are the new normal. And yet, the lunatics responsible are hell-bent on doubling down to deliver the final and fatal blow to Australia’s Eastern Grid (geographically, the largest interconnected power grid on the planet).
….electricity generation and delivery is a finely balanced thing; and the sudden massive surges and collapses that are part and parcel of wind and solar generation are taking their toll, with much worse to come.
…with a 50% annual growth in renewables, Australia is ramping up unreliable power faster than anywhere.
…per capita, Australia is installing unreliable generators in a blitzkrieg pace, more than twice as fast as Germany is, and 4-5 times faster per capita than the EU, USA, Japan and China. No other dummies are even in the race. The largest coal exporter in the world is working harder than anyone to destroy its largest export earner…
the net cost of adding renewables is zero according to the experts…Except, of course, they’re totally wrong on the cost. Australians have the most expensive electricity in the world for a reason.
The net cost is only zero if you ignore the glorious subsidies, the extra transmission lines, the rising FCAS bill, the blackouts, the emergency demand management, the damage from surging voltages, the wasted capital expenditure, the squads of flying diesels, synchronous condensors, and the burden that unreliable energy dumps on the whole grid….
Coal gave us 30 years of falling prices, and renewables wiped all those gains out.
The solution is to swell the ranks of bureaucrats administering the green energy retrofit and adding massive debt on the entire populace to finance it. Oh, and don’t be snippy about China or India not implementing the green energy fixes – just worry about the 15% of CO2 emissions by the U.S.. Gotta let the crew from the U.N. run things to benefit the global bankers and their retinue of parasites.
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