Author: Rafe Champion

  • Cost of offshore wind

    RUPERT DARWALL ON THE BRITISH EXPERIENCE Offshore wind was never going to happen here due to the real cost and also the wind droughts at sea demonstrated by King Island which still draws half its power from diesel despite megabucks spent on wind, solar and batteries.

  • Rafe’s Roundup 20 Dec

    WHAT THE DEPLORABLES ARE UP TO Something a bit different, not new, but topical, sadly. An account of a guided tour of Israel organized by the Centre for Progressive Judaism to provide three points of view on the complex historical, social and political situation. http://www.the-rathouse.com/mem/Israel2010.html THE REGULAR RASCALS Quadrant The Energy Realists   IPA Net Zero…

  • The Packham Williams Medal

    The press cover of energy issues is deplorable and consequently it is practically impossible to have an informed public debate. This is no small thing. A functioning democracy must have some fairly high proportion of voters who are well informed about the most important. On energy maters, sins of commission abound when unhelpful information is…

  • Rafe’s Roundup 18 Nov

    The latest additions Australians for Science & Freedom AND Free Speech Union Launch Melbourne Monday Nov 27 THE FREE SPEECH UNION OF AUSTRALIA Quadrant The Energy Realists   IPA Net Zero Aust Spectator    Jo Nova Centre for Independent Studies Conservative Vagabond      The Monarchists    The Free Press    Bettina Arndt    Menzies Research Centre The…

  • 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…

  • EVs RIP

    Look out for cheap second hand EVs From Rafe You were warned, look at Briefing Note 21.11 The list of problems is so long that you need to read the note to appreciate them. Consider the social injustice of subsidies for well-off people who can afford evs, the human rights of workers in the supply…

  • Bob King’s Summary

    WIND AND SOLAR PROJECTS OPEN FOR SUBMISSIONS:- LOCATED or ADVISED THIS WEEK NOW and until 2024 FNQ regional plan 20/11/23 Mount Piper BESS, Wallerawang 20/11/23 Tarong West Wind, South Burnett 23/11/23 Capricornia Energy Hub (CEH) Transmission Project 1/12/23  Sustainable Finance Strategy 11/12/23 and 1/3/24 Accounting Standards for Climate change 19/2/24   Offshore Petroleum and Greenhouse Gas Storage Act 2006 amendments PREVIOUSLY 13/11/23 SA’s transmission and…

  • Wind & solar roundup

    Please distribute to your network those sections which may be relevant. Regards, Bob King.  QUICK SUMMARY OF WHAT IS OPEN FOR SUBMISSIONS:- LOCATED or ADVISED THIS WEEK 7/11/23   Richmond Valley Solar NSW 7/11/23   Woodstock Energy Hub QLD 7/11/23   Cethana PHES Tas 8/11/23   Darlington Wind VIC 13/11/23 Future Gas Strategy 23/11/23 Glenellen Solar, Cessnock, IPCN 23/11/23 Armidale BESS 31/1/24   Offshore…

  • Bob King’s report

    QUICK SUMMARY OF DESTRUCTIVE WIND AND SOLAR SCHEMES OPEN FOR SUBMISSIONS:- LOCATED or ADVISED THIS WEEK 31/10/23 Junction Rivers Wind, Balranald, formerly Burrawong 8/11/23   Extended Period,CWO REZ Transmission 15/12/23 Climate Active program DCCEEW survey PREVIOUSLY 22/10/23 Woodland BESS, Darlington Point 23/10/23 Victorian Offshore Terminal 24/10/23  &14/11/23 Guarantee of Origin 25/10/23 The Plains Solar and BESS, Hay 25/10/23 Oxley Solar, Armidale, currently at IPC…

  • Unreliable energy news

    Please distribute to your network those sections which may be relevant. Regards, Bob King.  QUICK SUMMARY OF WHAT IS OPEN FOR SUBMISSIONS:- LOCATED or ADVISED THIS WEEK 23/10/23 Victorian Offshore Terminal 24/10/23  &14/11/23 Guarantee of Origin 25/10/23 The Plains Solar and BESS, Hay 6/11/23   Paling Yards Wind, Oberon 13/11/23 SA’s transmission and distribution infrastructure  15/11/23 extended period Illawarra Offshore…