You really mean taxpayers wallets don’t you? Not content with conning Australia’s Labor Governments into (now mothballed) ‘gold plated’ expensive desalination white elephants, spiv Tim Flannery is pushing for massive subsidies for renewable power:
Guest essay by Eric Worrall Our old friend Tim Flannery, whose advice helped convince the Australian Government to squander billions of dollars on useless desalination plants, claims that renewables are a “huge economic opportunity”. IT IS being hailed as the next big boom that has the potential to revolutionise our economy. But unless Australia ramps…
It’s time Timmy stuck to his own area of expertise. (Ed. He has one?) Keep away from the energy sector. Tim, you’ve already done enough damage, just ask investors of your failed Geo-thermal Power adventure. Energy expert Tony at Jonova here comments on the Green’s fantasmical daydream:
Listen, this is a regular little comedy, …
… It’s that dreaded Greens plan for renewable power.
The more I look, the more laughable it becomes. It’s patently obvious no real thought went into it, just numbers on the page for new power plants, all of them renewable.
I’m just working on the figures they have there, and really, there’s no way they can even begin to do this, even if they WERE the Government with a mandate to implement it.
New wind power comes in at almost 16,000MW Nameplate and the current Australian total is just under 4000MW, so that’s the current existing total in new construction every four years. Can’t be done, even if they already have the sites, because surely they would have checked that eh!
New total for Solar PV for all Australia is 41,000MW. Umm, the current WHOLE OF WORLD total for Solar PV is 25,000MW.
New total for Concentrating solar (solar thermal) is 14,200MW of plants as yet not even designed in thought bubbles, let alone reality. The current WHOLE OF WORLD total for CSP is 4300MW, so that’s more than three times the current world total. Again, no sites.
Biomass, a new Nameplate of 4100MW, also as yet undesigned.
Geothermal, again problematic here in Australia, as proven, well their total for that is 2700MW Nameplate.
No thought to even costing ANY of this, and just a rough task from me, using existing costings, well, think around $8 Billion each year for the next 15 years, and that’s a conservative value, not just made up here, but calculated on current costings for these plants.
As I mentioned, all of this is just numbers on a page. No thought went into it at all.
Oh, and the whole transportation sector is also to be electrified, and that’s every private car, truck, bus, trains, etc.
Hmm, I wonder where shipping comes in, and air travel too.
All of that electrical power, using current Capacity Factors will generate around 160TWH for a proposed total power consumption of 360TWH, due to electrification of transport etc.
These people quite obviously thought no one would even bother to check.
By the way, I phoned them up (The Greens) and asked why they left WA out of their document. The fellow who answered the phone sounded very worried when I mentioned and he went and checked, and without even asking my return phone contact details, he said he’d, umm, get back to me.
Pity all of this will only ever be seen by those of you who read here at Joanne’s site.
These people are an utter joke.
You see Tim, it’s not warming, and more CO2 is a benefit to mankind in so many ways. NASA lied: SOURCE
[…] Using earlier NASA data, globe is in fact coolingThe veteran German journalist Ederer writes that the media reports of ongoing global warming are in fact not based on reality at all, but rather on “the constantly altered temperatures of the earlier decades.” Ederer adds:“Thus the issue of man-made global warming has taken on a whole new meaning: Yes, it is always man-made if the data are adjusted to fit the theory. The meticulous work by Ewert has predecessors, and fits a series of scandals and contradictions that are simply being ignored by the political supporters of man-made climate change.”Ederer also brings up the analysis by American meteorologists Joseph D’Aleo and Anthony Watts who examined 6000 NASA measurement stations and found an abundance of measurement irregularities stemming in large part from serious siting issues. According to Ederer the findings by Professor Ewert are in close agreement with those of Watts and D’Aleo.Ederer writes of the overall findings by Professor Ewert:“Using the NASA data from 2010 the surface temperature globally from 1940 until today has fallen by 1.110°C, and since 2000 it has fallen 0.4223°C […]. The cooling has hit every continent except for Australia, which warmed by 0.6339°C since 2000. The figures for Europe: From 1940 to 2010, using the data from 2010, there was a cooling of 0.5465°C and a cooling of 0.3739°C since 2000.”Ederer summarizes that in view of the magnitude of the scandal, one would think that there would be in investigation. Yet he does not believe this will be the case because the global warming has turned into a trillion-dollar industry and that that too much is tied to it.