THE first and most important thing to understand about global warming true believers and the pushers of so-called “renewable energy” is that they lie...
Last month the Paris-based International Energy Agency issued its latest ‘World Energy Outlook,’ which contained a truly startling claim... “Renewables have surpassed coal last year to become the largest source of installed power capacity in the world.
”...Propagandists like the Climate Media Centre put out a press release headed: “Renewables overtake coal as world’s largest source of installed power;” making the claim even more emphatically in the first sentence of the release — “Renewables are now the largest source of installed power capacity in the world” — with the authority of an accompanying hotlink to the IEA report.
..The Economist’s editorial contained, yup, that same sentence: “Last year was the first in which renewable energy surpassed coal as the world’s biggest source of power-generating capacity.”
In all three places — and how many dozens if not hundreds of others? — the sentence was completely and ludicrously false.
IF we add in hydro which is 16.4 per cent, an over-estimate for “renewable” would be 22.7 per cent. It did not leap from there to more than 40 per cent in a single year.
Indeed, as the IEA report which contained the startling and completely wrong claim itself noted: total new renewable generation capacity added to just 153GW (gigawatts), including 66GW wind and 49GW solar.
That points you to the “explanation”; but in doing so, also why I explained how these people lie carelessly and even when they don’t realise it. The claim should have been about new or additional generation capacity. But even then, it would be an effective lie, because 1GW of coal or gas-fired (real) power generation equals about 3GW of wind and solar so-called “capacity”. Because as I keep reminding you: when the wind don’t blow and the shine don’t shine .
..That 115GW of new wind and solar — more realistically, perhaps 40GW of real capacity — equals less than 1 per cent of the more than 6000GW of electricity generation capacity in the world, the overwhelming majority of which is natural gas, oil and the biggest, coal: all CO2 producing fossil fuels.
Meanwhile in Australia: Last week gave Australians two huge wake-up calls: Their country is on the brink of an electricity disaster thanks to its global warming madness.
In South Australia, the wind farms failed again and helped to cause huge blackouts.
In Victoria, electricity prices will shoot up by around 10 per cent from January, thanks to the announced closure of the “dirty” coal-fired Hazelwood plant.
Business is now panicking.
BHP Billiton had its giant Olympic Dam mine shut down for the second time in two months by South Australia’s dodgy wind farms, and chief executive Andrew Mackenzie demanded urgent action by all governments.
“Olympic Dam’s latest outage shows Australia’s investability and jobs are placed in peril by the failure of policy to both reduce emissions and secure affordable, dispatchable and uninterrupted power,” he said.
The Way I See It.......unless we all wake up to this global warming cult, the price will become horrendous.
Thousands of blue-collar workers will lose their jobs, and the poor won’t be able to afford heaters in winter or airconditioners in summer.
Last week surely must be the last straw.
First example. South Australia, the state which boasts the most wind
Two months earlier, the whole state lost its electricity when six wind farms could not handle a storm and tripped the system.
This time the problem was not too much wind but too little.