OBJECTIONS TO RE PROJECTS (RC)


WRITTEN FOR AN OBJECTION TO GLENELLEN SOLAR BUT APPLICABLE TO ALL WIND, SOLAR AND TRANSMISSION PROJECTS

1. The transition from coal is impossible without nuclear

Simple as ABC.

A: Input to the grid must continuously match the demand.

B: The continuity of wind and solar input is broken when there is little or no wind overnight.

C: At present there is no feasible or affordable large-scale storage to bridge the gaps.

Consequently it is suicidal to depend on wind and solar power unless reliable backukp (firming) power is available or power can be sourced from some other grid, which is not the case in Australia. 

2. The cost

The cost of the net zero pogram is prohibitive for three reasons, first because gas and coal power will have to be kept on standby until nuclear is on line and we will be stuck with two power systems, second because tens of billions of dollars will be required to rewire the nation and thirdly, all the RE plant will have to be replaced in 20 years unlike the 50-60 life span of coal and nuclear facilities.

3. Environmental impact

This is not just a matter of local impact which arouses people who are infavour of net zero and unreliable energy in principle but NIMBY!

Principled environmentalists, unlike NIMBYs and outright fakes, object to wind a;nd solar facilities becuase they leave a trail of environmnetal and human damagae all the way from mining in distant places to local landfil.

A gentle reminder from Bill Stinson, The Dark Side of RE!

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Rod Stuart
Rod Stuart
November 18, 2023 10:57 am

A,B,C and D.
D for DECEIT.
The entire “transisition” nonsense is founded on the hypothesis that human activities increase the concentration of CO2 in the atmosphere which in turn causes air temperature to be higher than normal.
ALL LIES!
a) there is no evidence of any “warming”. Temperatures continue their erratic but steady decline sinc the Holocene Optimum 9,000 years ago.
b) CO2 has NO SIGNIFICANT effect on the weather.
c) Human activities have NO EFFECT on the proprotion of CO2 in the atmosphere.
d) The surface air temperature of all heavenly bodies (including Earth) with an atmospheric pressure at sea level of at least 10 kPa is higher due to the copmosition of the atmosphere and the Ideal Gas Law.

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