Author: Rafe Champion

  • Deindustrialization in Australia

    How many firms have been driven under by the rising price of power? Help wanted! The crisis in the power supply has been deferred for several years after Hazelwood closed in 2017 and the head of AEMO at the time, pre Audrey Zibelman, warned that we were travelling with a very thin reserve to handle…

  • Nuclear power and the foundational lie

    The demonisation of CO2 is the foundational lie that underpins climate alarmism and the suicidal net zero ponzi scheme. Lets hear no more talk about nuclear power as clean energy. Most protagonists of nuclear power like to say it is clean, meaning no CO2 is released, as though this is a massive benefit. Certainly it…

  • Projects impending

    Please distribute to your network those sections which may be relevant. Regards, Bob King There is a dam of perhaps 1,000 projects waiting to burst upon us, now that fast track processing is coming in, and as soon as the Capacity Investment Scheme, CIS, payments are sorted out, and if the investment case still holds up…

  • Unreliable Energy projects

    Please distribute to your network those sections which may be relevant. Regards, Bob King OPEN FOR SUBMISSIONS:-LOCATED or ADVISED THIS WEEK NOW       Punches Creek, Millmerran, Solar unstated Whaleback Ridge Wind, Zeehan, TAS HUGE declared 6Mar 21/3/24 Humelink changed circumstances, Transgrid 3/4/24   Humelink, Changed Circumstances, CER 4/4/24   Restart of Redbank Power Station with woodchip 11/4/24 Smart Meters 15/4/24 S.A. Hydrogen and Renewable Energy…

  • Wind drought June 2020

    This was a “killer month” when the Capacity Factor of the entire wind fleet was 10% or less for several periods – This submission to an inquiry in NSW in 2020 contains a day by day account of the drought in SA, Victoria and NSW during the longest “dry” spell, over 30 hours through the…

  • Global Stilling

    Late in the day, supporters of unreliable intermittent energy discovered that there can be a problem with the wind supply. They speculate that this could be caused by global warming and the term global stilling has been invented to make it look new and cover up their delinquency in failing to report wind droughts when…

  • Wind Droughts: Who Knew?

    HELP WANTED Can you tell me in the comments when you first encountered the term “wind droughts?” It came up in the second briefing note from the Energy Realists but not in the first which was written to convey the idea of sudden death if wind is not available all the time. The choke point…

  • Bob King’s list of RE submissions

    Please distribute to your network those sections which may be relevant. Victorian renewable projects are particularly difficult to identify – see note Three QUICK SUMMARY OF WHAT IS OPEN FOR SUBMISSIONS:- LOCATED or ADVISED THIS WEEK 8/3/24   Offshore Storage – another enquiry 13/3/24 Stratford PHES, Hunter Valley 15/3/24 Euston Wind, Balranald 18/3/24 Gippsland Basin CCS 18/3/24 S.A. Hydrogen Hub,…

  • We are breaking the Paris Agreement

    Taking over farmland to build facilities to produce intermittent energy is a violation of Article 2(b) of the Paris Agreement. Article 2 of the 2015 Paris Agreement states: “This Agreement… aims to strengthen the global response to the threat of climate change, in the context of sustainable development and efforts to eradicate poverty, including by: “(b)…

  • How many green jobs can we afford?

    Keith Pitt, a Queensland MP, compiled a lists of green projects, most in Qld, with the capital cost, the number of workers involved in the construction and the number of permanent jobs. The projects included the Kaban wind plant, costing $37M with 250 construction workers and 5 permanent staff, Clarke Creek wind, 1.5Bil, 350 construction…