Category Archives: technology

the biggest ever, set for the Kimberley Gas field near Browse island …

The Browse Basin off Broome is the destination for this lump of floating steel: Take the Empire State Building, lay it on the ground and add another 150 feet. Then put it out to sea. That’s essentially what Shell did … Continue reading

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battling the cold …

Conditions are very cold already in Antarctic waters (-8C) as the Australian resupply ship battles ice and heavy seas as the Aurora Australis begins the return trip to Tasmania. You can follow the voyage at the link above. Several Argo … Continue reading

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wilderness death traps …

Death traps,  forced on the public by pseudo-environmentalists:     It’s tragic how people have been conned by the left pocket-liners.  Matt Ridley has it right: Climate News Matt Ridley: Fossil Fuels Will Save the World (Really) There are problems … Continue reading

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frakking magic … Green dismay

Frakking away, the Green’s dismay. They will still find fault, probably the colour of the oil or something, just because. Bishop Hill: Magic wands and the greens Feb 25, 2015 Energy: gas Greens I think it was Bryony Worthington who once … Continue reading

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the miracle of sight …

These eye doctors perform miracles every day. The Fred Hollows Foundation needs your help. My Environmental Group donates monthly, a cause worth every cent. Dear Tom,My name is Ruth Hollows, and I’m one of Fred’s daughters. My twin sister Rosa … Continue reading

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busted and broken … solar power

In the not too distant future, expect to see solar panel carcases abandoned everywhere. Panels in Australia are dodgy, some broken after less than 12 months in some cases. Then one more big solar carcase to add to the dozens … Continue reading

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wind farms blowing cash, failing …

[…] Germany’s wind farms are failing to deliver much power. The country has more than 25,000 turbines with a rated capacity of nearly 40,000 megawatts. However, over the course of 2014 they delivered just 14.8 percent of their rated capacity … Continue reading

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the modern miracle of petroleum …

Back in the late 1800s, the horse-drawn carriage became a preferred mode of transportation in major cities. By 1890, the average New York citizen took 297 horse car rides per year. The 200,000 horses of New York deposited three to … Continue reading

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new subsidized artificial reef installation …

Perth, in Western Australia, is the home of this new, heavily subsidized*, wave generator, soon to be artificial reef, as the second unit gets installed off Garden Island. Carnegie installs second CETO 5 unit at WA wave energy project By … Continue reading

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the windy calamity …

Speaking of ‘calamities’, Wind Power is often touted by the Green ‘set’ as the next generation renewable power to help solar replace coal and gas. A Senate inquiry is soon to be held to study the real cost of wind power. Here, … Continue reading

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