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 Everyone wants renewables—but unwilling to pay—Must see!

13.10.21.  To describe climate change in glowing terms the cliches are many. They simply roll off the tongue. Until the acidic reality of cost smacks the consumer right between the eyes with a force hitherto unknown. The statistics of cost that Paul Murray exposes herein are staggering. One trillion dollars!
Sky News host Paul Murray says three things are now certain in Australia: death, taxes, and net zero by 2050.
“Just as important as the three words of death, taxes, and net zero by 2050, is the cost of transition,” he said.
“That’s what matters to Australians.”Death, taxes, and net zero by 2050 are now ‘certain’ in Australia

According to a report from the CSIRO, Australia’s electricity system will require expenditure of almost $1,000 billion by 2050 to become completely renewable.
“One trillion dollars for the electricity changes alone,” Mr Murray said.
“But the people who run the world have decided that this is going to happen.”

Source: Sky News

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  • Thunder 13/10/2021, 5:32 am

    Thank God I won’t be here in 2050 !!

    • Aktosplatz 13/10/2021, 9:41 am

      I think the mature rational adults of the year 2050 will make the right decisions for themselves, without the help of these greedy globalists of the 2020s.

      In other words they will do what it takes (in 2050) to keep their lights on.

    • DT 13/10/2021, 1:50 pm

      Consider the SA position since disposing of coal fired power stations and supporting “renewables”.

      It only took a few years before the intermittent unreliability of wind and sun caused their grid to destabilise and they desperately started drawing more electricity from Victoria via the interconnecting transmission line, brown coal fired power station generators that still supply most of the electricity from Victoria.

      But soon even with imported electricity the SA grid was in trouble and back up generators were urgently installed, including huge diesel-gas turbines in the old GMH factories at Elizabeth near Adelaide. But that was not enough at times so the big battery was installed to deliver short bursts of stabilising energy as needed and then a long time recharging from wind turbines when the wind was blowing and the energy was not needed for the grid.

      Still not enough and the Turnbull Government agreed to fund diesel generators for the submarine factory to keep the power on there. And “spinning machines” as the wreck economy website calls them (renew economy) were installed at more high cost, stabilisers that work the same as power station generators at a constant speed (rpm) that keeps the grid stabilised. So another reason why power stations are the best option.

      And now the SA Government is constructing a new interconnecting transmission line to NSW to obtain electricity when (often) needed.

      Meanwhile Germany has realised that their wind revolution is a failure, an economy busting failure, and are constructing a gas pipeline to Russia to obtain natural gas to power generators of electricity. The UK is changing one major power station from wood chips (biomass) back to coal and other coal fired power stations being recommissioned.

      I once read a technical articles explaining how complicated engineering could achieve a renewables only reliable grid supply but the cost would be prohibitive and the complications many and varied. In short much more than nuclear power stations and therefore a huge amount more than coal fired power stations and gas fired generators. Hydro is reliable but Australia does not have a lot of water.

  • Ian 13/10/2021, 6:29 am

    Imagine all the things that will go wrong between now and then. $1T is a guesstimate, add union fees and pay rates and watch this number go north, well north.

    And then you have the on-going replacement costs. Solar panels, probably the longest lasting of the RE stock, good for 25 years. Windmills, good for 10, 15 at a push if the environment is not too damaging, (strangely promoting their longest lifespans if not set up where the wind blow). Batteries, 5 years, maybe 10 at half capacity. Compare that to a thermal fuel plant, good for 50+ years.

    That old tech sure knows how to work and keep on working. Even when the wind doesn’t blow or the sun doesn’t shine.

    And apparently the people want to pay more and receive less or more than likely, often nothing as the blackouts roll in, it’ll be just a few hours in summer to start with and then it’ll be a day or two as they have to reset things, and then days at a time as the system goes black and refuses to come back on line.

    I’ll be pissed at the groceries getting dearer and the lack of transport fuels but at least I’ll be laughing at the government and their many advisers swinging from the lamp posts after they blame coal for the lack of wind and the darkness of the night.

    • robp 13/10/2021, 7:25 am

      Ian, remember what happened in Adelaide a few years back after the coal fired power stations were closed down and they went to renewables and a backup feed from NSW, a big storm hit and broke the transmission feeder towers and Adelaide was without power for a few weeks….no government advisor was punished…

  • luk1955 13/10/2021, 6:59 am

    Objects used to generate renewables are not recyclable, and consume large amounts of concrete, cadmium, and rare earth elements that are purified by toxic waste generating processes even worse than uranium. the sights of the windmills occupy large amounts of land, whereas a power plant fired by coal or gas can be blended in with the general lay of the area it sits in. Solar panels are not recyclable, and inhibit firefighters in the event of a fire in the structure housing the panels. And the panels fry lots of birds. Renewables kill 2 billion birds each year in the US alone.

    • Disgruntled 13/10/2021, 7:57 am

      Hey luk now that the sciene is settled >Snoring ‘Worse Than Wind Farms’<. It is time for Zali to push for these things in highly populated areas, especially hers; would save huge money not needing to build expensive infrastructure to connect up all these things as well as all the cost of destroying all the valuable "pristine enviornment" needed. refer to https://southburnett.com.au/news2/2021/10/12/snoring-worse-than-wind-farms/

      No doubt you have read crankykoala's comment @8:48 at https://morningmail.org/renewable-energy-is-snake-oil/
      Haha; BTW when I saw the article I sent it to a local councillor who is surrounded by the bloody things and asked for his opinion; he replied by saying he has his personal view but has to have one as a Councillor; I guess he was saying that his personal view and his "council view" could be quite different.
      This is not uncommon in Govt circles, anywhere!

      • Maryanne 13/10/2021, 8:05 am

        Gutless wonders. They’re elected to serve the people, not to be ambitious ‘team players’.

  • Disgruntled 13/10/2021, 7:25 am

    Murray had a bloody good show last night; The stupid daylight saving has meant that in Qld real time Murrays show is on one hour earlier; I was getting ready to go to bed when the list of his guests was given and I then wasn’t going to miss anything.

    Nigel Farage really gave all the lefties a good spray and then some; He would make a good leader here in Aussie.

    David Crisafulli had a good say; he is busily beavering away. He has the BIG job ahead but he still shows good enthusiasm.

    Then we had the panel of four including Mark Latham and the jerk Nicholas Reece as well as Rita Panahi; Reece again showed and proved beyond doubt that he has lost it, he has been going downhill almost forever and now he can only be described as fully deranged. You just have to watch the total exchange to understand what transpired.
    Deranged is Crazed, insane, demented, unbalanced, and unhinged as well as describing someone whose thoughts are not in order. Reece to a T.

    This Glascow thing now is being fully done or overdone with Dill Charlie in the UK (that a-hole thinks he is gonna tell US what to do) and a huge number of people here are piling on big time to poor old SlyMo (I am really feeling for he poor guy as he is being railroaded big time). Even a lot of the once reasonable commentators are joining the pile on.

    Here in Qld we have 2 dicks (some of us have more). A Federal Dick and a State Dick. Yesterday arvo I heard the Qld Dick having a big rant; He suffers with the Reece disease.

    This “zero emissions” thing, no matter what date is used for it’s arrival is nothing but a DREAM. They talk about offsets; wooptydoo, the only people that can offset are the very very rich and the offset thing is buying credits, not stopping emitting.
    Somebody has to pay and it’s us; always us and the us of the world are at present being led like lambs; One day hopefully there will be an uprising and then the phrase “build back better” will be utilised to it’s right meaning.

    • Pensioner Pete 13/10/2021, 7:53 am

      Dis, nicely put. Quoting you: “Somebody has to pay and it’s us; always us and the us of the world are at present being led like lambs; One day hopefully there will be an uprising and then the phrase “build back better” will be utilised to it’s right meaning.”

      Build Back Better, such a term has much meaning. For me, to actually realign society via Build Back Better may only ever be achieved if the 1% so called ‘Elite’ were completely exterminated, thus leaving the way clear for a fair dinkum ‘Build Back Better’ to occur which will be of benefit for most people as the 1% Elite will no longer exist.

      Lee is ready, willing and able, to provide the assistance required to bring change about.

      • Disgruntled 13/10/2021, 8:09 am

        Pete; I do like your pluck; hopefully more and more people will eventually wake up; Don’t hold your breath though.

        The whole bloody world has gone mad! so mad that I fear that we have already passed “the point of no return”.

        Perhaps old age and the experience that comes from lived events brings commonsense and is what floats our boats. This only pertains to the conservetive thinkers and it is an empirical fact that the leftie types can’t work this way. Examples everywhere too.

  • Graham Richards 13/10/2021, 8:17 am

    Government will make the decisions we’re all used to, senseless, the most expensive (read submarines) not fit for purpose(read submarines) ,cumbersome, insufficient capacity ( read Snowy 2). Generally decisions lead to last minute panic change of mind, which sets them up for a second round of bad decisions totally bereft of common sense.
    One $$Trillion will by several Nuclear power plants which will solve the emissions problems but more importantly will immediately give a vaccination against many problems of confidence & economic prosperity for all far into the future. What an advantage while Europe,USA & many others commit slow painful suicide!!
    It’s what is known as a “no brainer”! Even the Frogs are now talking of expanding their nuclear generation capacity. The devious Macron can see a huge profit in selling energy to the rest of Europe as their renewables fail!!

  • Sir Peter 13/10/2021, 9:23 am

    China burns 50% of the world’s coal, and is planning a 10% increase. As well makin all the cheap tat we buy from them, they sell us the windmills, solar panels and lithium batteries we instal as we destroy our manufacturing base.

    Fiendish orientals. The are laughing all the way to the bank

    To add insult to injury, it’s OUR coal , our iron ore, our alumina that supplies their manufacturing

    Oh, and I forgot. They use the profits from this scam to also buy up all our real estate and primary industry.

    Disengage NOW. Let’s ban Great Wall cars and trucks for a starter. I’m sure there are multiple quality and safety issues to justify the ban to the WTO.

    We laugh about environmentalists being ‘watermelons’ but it’s actually no joke. They are just communist stooges, and you know my attitude to communists – kill them wherever you find them.

    “Net zero” is just latest tactic to destroy us, and our PM is in it up to his eyeballs.

    • Sir Peter 13/10/2021, 10:26 am

      And I could have added, we EVEN TRAIN the bloody scientists and engineers that create their industrial capacity.

    • Disgruntled 13/10/2021, 1:55 pm

      Sir Peter; here is a good vehicle description that is a must watch right till the end; It has cynical humour also, a real goodie!
      DON’T BUY WARNING: The truth about owning an LDV in Australia and proves that “the bitterness of poor quality remains long after the thrill of cheap price is gone”.


      • Sir Peter 13/10/2021, 2:39 pm

        Wow! Thanks for that Dis. How can we get this clip sent to EVERY aussie buyer of Chinese shot bixes so they too can take the devious little mongrels to the cleaners.
        Even better, make it known to ALL Australians so that the CCP ( cunning, cheating psychopaths) never sell another vehicle here.

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