Save our rural surroundings

And our farmland and forests.

The Menzies Research Institute is hosting a webinar forum on the rising tide of protests from rural communities faced with the wreck and ruin inflicted by wind and solar factories and the transmission lines associated with them. Express interest here. The date is 15 December at 6.00 Sydney time.

These short films show you what is going on in north Queensland.

Upper Burdican, Caban, Chalumbin

We can applaud the efforts of the greenies in these instances while at some stage we might remind them about the way they fought tooth and nail to eliminate the sustainable timber industry and the jobs in the mills.

The Complete Footprint of Expensive, Unreliable and Unsustainable Energy from Wind and Solar Factories

See Bill Stinson’s survey of environmental impact from mining to the end of the road with disposal of the junk and the toxic waste.

The first chapter of Triggerwarming is a catalogue of the human, environmental, economic and social disasters caused by misguided climate-control policies, chiefly the dash for unreliable energy. And the second chapter points out that the green dream of the Energiwende in Germany was a dead duck by 2018 according to the official review of progress. Buy here before it is too late! The link has been updated to cater for Australian buyers.

The information starter pack for energy issues has been revised to include more short films


Recently AEMO added a “Renewable Penetration” tab to the Data Dashboard to show the increasing contamination of power in the grid by unreliable energy. Currently this stands at 68.7% on Friday October 20 at 12.30.

That is supposed to show the giant strides that have been achieved to get rid of cheap and reliable power from “dirty” coal which is claimed to generate “carbon pollution”. The problem is, apart from the “dirtyness” of wind and solar power, we have gone as far as we can to reduce the supply of coal power because the critical consideration is not the maximum generation from wind and solar, rather it is the minimum on windless or low-wind nights.

16 responses to “Save our rural surroundings”

  1. Roger Avatar

    Upper Burdekin.

    The problem is, apart from the “dirtyness” of wind and solar power, we have gone as far as we can to reduce the supply of coal power…

    Anna Palaszczuk says “Hold my Margherita.”

  2. Roger Avatar

    If the LNP in QLD had any nous, not to mention convictions (protecting the environment is meant to be a core Liberal belief according to their official statement) they’d be capitalising on regional community sentiment. Instead they’re kowtowing to greenies & teals in Brisbane.

  3. Vagabond Avatar

    That “renewable penetration” tab is a blatant, staggering and deceptive piece of propaganda. It appears to show the increase in nameplate ratings of those “renewable” devices without any regard to actual utilisation. They clearly think most viewers of their website are gullible idiots.

  4. mem Avatar

    Also AEMO chart on fuel mix for each state does not count in any electricity being imported. So you can look at SA for example and be fooled into thinking it is being powered by 80% renewables but it may be importing say 30% of its power from Victoria which at the time is primarily brown coal fueled.

  5. mem Avatar

    Rafe I don’t have facilities to zoom, can I still participate in the seminar?

  6. thefrollickingmole Avatar

    Im reminded of Taleb and his “black swan” theories.

    Eg (and simplifying a lot): A stock with a long term average growth will still wipe you out if its volatility has any chance of reaching zero.

    You can have wind providing “68.7% penetration” which is great, unless its providing zero at times.

  7. thefrollickingmole Avatar

    Gruinaid mocking Barnaby for having a shot at the junkies missus on channel nein this morning,.

    Tanya Plibersek:

    We’re working very hard with the gas companies and state and territory governments to do exactly that, to bring down the price of energy. We’ve really got to focus on gas in the short term, but in the longer term we know what the plan is. It’s to get cheaper, cleaner, renewable energy into the grid.

    We’ve got $20bn set aside to upgrade our transmission networks. We’re on a target of 82% renewable energy because we know that renewable energy is the cheapest form of electricity in human history.

    Barnaby Joyce:

    It’s not. It’s not. It’s just not.


    And that’s why three – it is, Barnaby – and that’s why 3 million people –


    It’s wrong. It’s not.


    … have put solar panels on their roof.


    It’s ridiculous saying it. It’s like …


    Because they know that it’s cheaper.


    Oh my God.


    It’s cheaper, Barnaby.


    Look at your power bill.


    Of course, it is.


    Look at your power bill. That is the reality of it. And covering the country with wind turbines. I’ll tell you what their plan is, they’re about to – AGL is about to blow up Liddell. So good luck. In June the grid almost fell over, and the power price, if you want the facts.

  8. Rafe Champion Avatar
    Rafe Champion

    A stock with a long term average growth will still wipe you out if its volatility has any chance of reaching zero.
    You can have wind providing “68.7% penetration” which is great, unless its providing zero at times.

    Spot on molie, We have to explain that several times a year there are prolonged periods with next to no wind and when these occur after sunset the lights will go out if we have to depend on the unreliable.
    Seriously, how many times a year do we want SE Australia go go black?

  9. Colonel Crispin Berka Avatar
    Colonel Crispin Berka

    A truck carrying an enormous wind turbine blade passed by on the highway last night. You don’t realise how huge these things are until you see one IRL.
    It was travelling south from Brisbane.
    On its way to slice up some bats and birds and raise my power bill.
    And the electricity price is expected to increase by 50% over the next 2 years as it is.

    If you oppose grid instability and high prices (i.e. renewables) you get media harassment and trade ostracism (and possibly a stab in the back from Mick Trumble depending on your position.)
    If you deploy grid destabilisers and price-raisers (i.e. renewables) you get green praise and an official traffic police escort to clear your path of obstructions.

    Do we need to unionise? Form a Truth of Renewables Union? Where “going on strike” means every body speaking the truth about renewables for one day.

  10. johanna Avatar

    One of the worst examples is the desecration of wild Scotland. Millions of hectares of land which previously had magnificent views and habitats are now scarred by hideous wind turbines and their associated access roads.

    There is literally nothing that these fanatics are not prepared to desecrate/destroy in pursuit of their belief in imminent Armageddon. There is nothing new about these cults, but this one is unique in being worldwide, and forcibly financed by punters who have no say, and no stake, in the destruction being done in their name.

  11. Rafe Champion Avatar
    Rafe Champion

    Thanks johanna, for some strange reason I find the desecration of Scotland to be particularly upsetting.

    mem, the Dispatch Overview page shows the flows between the states. I don’t know how to get to the seminar if you don’t have Zoom, it is faily easy to use Zoom if you boldly download and play around with it.

    The link that I provided to buy the book does not work, it must go to the US store and they don’t deliver to Australia because they have a depot here and you can get there with this link

  12. johanna Avatar

    Rafe, not least because people came from all over the world to see the extraordinary beauty of the Scottish wildlands. Yet, both the alleged carers for the planet and those who were interested in the Scottish tourist industry have teamed up to kill the goose that laid the golden eggs.

    That’s why I describe it as a doomsday cult, of which we have seen many throughout history.

  13. wal1957 Avatar


    Seriously, how many times a year do we want SE Australia go go black?

    In all seriousness I think that the powers that be that wanted this free energy should have made SA a ‘renewable’ state. Then sat back for a year or two to see the results. It would not have been pretty.
    Maybe then they would have seen that despite spending $$$billions, ‘unreliable nirvana’ will never happen.
    Considering that Australia had one of the cheapest and most reliable electricity grids in the world only 20 years ago is frustrating at the very least. Economically, it’s suicide.
    Well done Lieberal, Liebor,Greens…you are all well on the way to F’n up this country.

  14. Rafe Champion Avatar
    Rafe Champion

    What a great idea wal, we missed out on the chance to do a relatively cheap experiment, not cheap for SA but it would have been for the greater good of the nation:)

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