Wind at 7 this morning. Across the NEM the wind is delivering 8% of demand at 20% of capacity (the average is 29%.). Victoria and Tasmania are deep in drought with practically no wind and Tasmania is burning diesel to protect the level of water in the dams.
SA is exporting power to Victoria while 40% of local generation is gas.
Three quarters of the power across the NEM is coming from coal and gas, with 16% from hydro and 3% from solar.
Urgent Alert from Jo Nova – the moulding of young minds by social media.
It’s like the West left their children alone in a room with The Chinese Communist Party
Karl Popper got a scare when he first saw populism in the US in 1950 during a presidential election. He delivered a talk to the Mont Pelerin Society on Public Opinion and Liberal Principles, warning that public opinion is not accountable and it can be manipulated.
As central banks obsess over far-off dangers, a tsunami of energy-price bankruptcies approaches.
Pan down the page to sign up for graphic updates on the European debacle of power policy under the influence of net zero fantasies.
Power prices in GB and the other European nations. Not a pretty sight!
Bias in The Australia Institute which poses as an independent think tank.
Throw enough mud and it sticks, and TAI’s partisan analysis of climate change and energy leaches into the public debate like a toxic sludge. TAI is often quoted by The Guardian Australia, and then regurgitated online in blogs such as Renew Economy, Crikey, The Saturday Paper and The Conversation. One could be forgiven for thinking TAI is an extension of the Greens political party; their anti-fossil fuel headlines touted by the likes of Zali Steggall on social media.
More Roundups from the archive – a blast from the ’90s
Roundup of partners and fellow-travellers (to be expanded)