In north Queensland the useful idiots of the not-so-green environmental movement have been mugged by reality at Chalumbin. After spending years closing down forest-related industries and putting their neighbours out of work they find that the not-so-green wind industry is coming to get their trees and wildlife. You could say it serves them right.
Short films of environmental destruction in Queensland.
Saving the planet?
Kaban film particularly instructive.
Upper Burdekin https://vimeo.com/706882264
SURVEY OF THE FULL RANGE OF GREEN POLICIES
Not for the faint-hearted.
AND ALL OF THAT WILL NOT REPLACE CONVENTIONAL POWER
Due to the Iron Triangle that locks conventional power in place ( if you want to keep the lights on.)
The triangle, three laws of power supply.
1.There has to be continuous input, like the unbroken fence if you want to keep stock in (or out).
2. Due to wind droughts there will be “breaks” in the fence and on nights with little or no wind there is effectively no wind and solar power.
3. There is no feasible and affordable, grid-scale storage in sight.
Until that changes all our conventional power will have to be maintained and supplemented by nuclear power.
End of story.
South Australia is indeed the wind-leader because it regularly demonstrates the failure of wind and solar to replace conventional coal and gas. For example this morning at sunrise SA was importing 44% of its consumption from Victoria where over 80% of the power was being generated from brown coal.