Tuesday, 19 January 2021

COAL POWERS CHINA

 VIV FORBES

19th January 2021


COAL POWERS CHINA
while the west waits for winds to blow

 

To download this whole article with illustrations click:
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While the West wages war on coal, hydro-carbons power China’s industrial and military might.


China uses massive amounts of coal to generate electricity, smelt metals and manufacture cement - they generate almost twice as much electricity as the USA, and two thirds of that is coal-powered.


In China, wind power is a token 5% (probably earning carbon offsets from western shysters). But the stop-start power from wind/solar is not allowed to interrupt reliable base-load generators like coal.


In Australia, wind and solar are promoted, protected and subsidised. Their variable output requires quick-start electricity from gas, hydro or batteries to maintain supply. And the sudden surges of power from wind and solar send short-term electricity prices so low that steady reliable generators like coal become unprofitable. They will close prematurely.




To download this whole article with illustrations click:
https://saltbushclub.com/wp-content/uploads/2021/01/coal-powers-china.pdf

Once the coal generators are gone, what will keep the Australian electricity flowing when wind and solar fail? Zillion-dollar batteries may help for an hour or so, but what then carries the load AND recharges the batteries? And what happens when batteries fail? Prepare for blackouts and electricity rationing.


It is a green fantasy to expect cheap reliable power from wind or solar. 


And only UN climateers could believe that China will cap coal usage any time soon.



Viv Forbes

Washpool, Queensland, Australia

Viv Forbes has qualifications in applied science and financial analysis and experience in industry and government. He earns no income from coal, oil or gas but does have solar panels on his shed.

 

 

Read More?
China Loves Coal more than Wind:
https://saltbushclub.com/2021/01/12/china-loves-coal-more-than-wind/


Electricity generation in China:
https://www.iea.org/data-and-statistics?country=CHINA&fuel=Energy%20supply&indicator=ElecGenByFuel


China’s Coal output Surges:
https://www.nasdaq.com/articles/chinas-2020-coal-output-rises-to-highest-since-2015-undermining-climate-pledges-2021-01-17


U.S. electricity generation by energy source:

https://www.eia.gov/tools/faqs/faq.php?id=427&t=3


South Australia’s big battery cost:
https://www.abc.net.au/news/2018-09-27/tesla-battery-cost-revealed-two-years-after-blackout/10310680


The Green Road to Blackouts:

https://saltbushclub.com/2020/09/01/green-road-to-blackouts/

More Billion dollar Batteries for Australia: 
https://www.abc.net.au/news/2021-01-12/largest-battery-in-australia-to-be-built-at-nsw-coal-fired-plant/13050642

After Wind Speeds Dropped, UK Electricity Prices Rose 10,000%:
https://climatechangedispatch.com/wind-speeds-dropped-uk-electricity-prices-rose/

Tuesday, 12 January 2021

Federation Failures

 Federation Failures

by Viv Forbes

Colonial Australians voted for Federation for four key reasons – Defence, Foreign Affairs, Quarantine and the maintenance of Free Trade between States.

Our Federation is failing in all four areas.

In Defence, we send our soldiers into un-winnable foreign wars, and then spurn and short-change the veterans who come back. The media and some top brass have smeared all soldiers because a few have been accused of war crimes (probably while attempting to stay alive themselves). And while the Indo-Pacific prepares for war, we play gender games and climate games instead of war games and waste zillions on inferior submarines and fighter aircraft.

Our mis-management of Foreign Affairs has given China (our biggest foreign customer) an excuse for a bullying, costly trade war. And our cavalier signing of several UN “agreements” on climate and environment surrenders our sovereignty to unelected foreign bureaucrats and exports our jobs and industries.

Our futile attempts to lock out viruses that may be able to hitch-hike on migratory birds, bats, traders and tourists have just slowed the normal process of adapting to these pests. Summer warmth may have done more to curb Covid in northern Australia than all the lockdowns.

State Premiers, drunk on Covid-power, have made a mockery of Section 92 of our Constitution ("trade, and commerce… among the states, shall be absolutely free.") They have driven thousands into bankruptcy, leaving the feds to pick up the tab. With workers kept in paid idleness by state lockdowns and federal handouts, there is no labour for farm harvests. 

We should be free to lock or unlock our own homes or businesses. But politicians shut state borders with little warning, even creating locked-down mini-states. Police who should be fighting real crime are checking face masks and patrolling Covid prisons, while soldiers prepare for war against tourists and traders instead of focussing on our capacity to respond to threats in our region.

Our Federation is being destroyed by Centralism, state irresponsibility and green vandalism. The bloated federal and state bureaucracies are far larger and more costly than were ever imagined by the Fathers of Federation. Almost every state function is now duplicated by Canberra. A recent invention, the unconstitutional “National Cabinet”, is a harbinger of yet more centralisation and globalism as the Great Covid Reset merges with the Green Revolution.

We must restore the dreams of federation by:

·       restoring free trade with no bureaucratic locked gates.

·       restoring our industrial capability, based on cheap reliable coal, gas, hydro or nuclear power. 

·       repealing all green energy subsidies, mandates tax breaks and emissions targets and withdrawing from the Paris Climate Agreement.

·       ensuring emergency supplies of gas and liquid fuels. 

·       building a credible defence force and good alliances.

Viv Forbes
Washpool Qld, Australia.
Viv Forbes has science qualifications, industrial and pastoral experience and a long history of observing and participating in Australian politics.

Related Readings:


Afghanistan: The Fevered Imaginations of the REMFs:
https://wentworthreport.com/afghanistan-the-fevered-imaginations-of-the-remfs/

 

The F-35 Just Keeps Getting Worse:
https://wentworthreport.com/the-f-35-just-keeps-getting-worse/
https://wentworthreport.com/the-raaf-hornets-why-the-indecent-haste/

 

Australia’s looming submarine Disaster:
https://quadrant.org.au/opinion/qed/2019/10/australias-looming-submarine-disaster/

 

Dangerous Elites planning the great reset:
https://www.spectator.com.au/2020/10/dangerous-elites-planning-the-great-reset/

 

Make Australia Great Again:
https://www.spectator.com.au/2017/01/make-australia-great-again-2/

 

The New Federalism, 2013:
https://economics.org.au/2013/06/the-new-federalism/


“Diseases from Space ”- 1979 - Sir Fred Hoyle & Professor Chandra Wickramasinghe.
Sphere Books Ltd , 1981

We invite comments on this article. Go to: 
https://saltbushclub.com/2021/01/04/the-federation-cross/

 

Recent Energy and Environmental News January 11, 2021

 Recent Energy and Environmental News

January 11, 2021 in EnergyEnvironment / 


by John Droz, Jr.

 

Welcome to the first 2021 issue of our Energy & Environmental Newsletter.

(For all 2020 Newsletters, go here. To review the current issue, see below.)

 

 

COVID-19 

HCQ is effective for COVID-19 when used early: meta analysis of 190 studies

WHO Chief Scientist: No Evidence COVID Vaccine Prevents Transmission

Short video: Urgent Information on the CV19 Vaccine - Dr Carrie Madej

The 15 Trillion Dollar COVID Question 

 

Greed Energy Economics —

Wind Power Fined Measly $1 Million For Causing Statewide Blackout

Electric car driver discovers fast charge costs more than gas 

 

Misc Energy —

The Dark Side of Clean Energy

Jan 2021 Report on Wind Energy

China begins construction of second CFR-600 fast reactor

Looking forward: new technologies in the 2020’s

Natural Gas Bans Meeting Resistance from Reality

Biden should help clean up the developing world’s exotic mining tragedy 

 

Manmade Global Warming —

Study: Distorting the view of our climate future

Short video: Climate Censorship

Model estimates subsidence risks across the globe

Video: New Understanding of Earth's Paleoclimate

Alps ice-free 6000 years ago, when CO2 was much lower than today

Commentary: Rajendra Pachauri, 1940-2020 

 

US National Elections:

Report: Reclaiming a Superpower

Heaven Is Not Shaken

Election Change: Getting State to the Point

The Good Fight And We Lost—This Battle

Hansen: Our upside-down post-election world

An Open Letter to Congress about the 2020 Election

Exact Fallout of Presidential Election Predicted in 2019 War-Game Paper

What Happened on January 6th? 

A Window Into Who We Are Dealing With in Congress 

The U.S. Government is Hopelessly Corrupt 

 

US National Elections: Vote Integrity —

Short spot-on video: How It Happened

Judge allows Georgia Election Hearing

Cracking Dominion’s Source Code – A National Security Threat Since 2003

Voting Machine Impact

China’s Influence on the 2020 Presidential Election 

New Report shows an inventory of known vote and election fraud issues

Evidence of Vote Manipulation Explained

Statistical Analysis of 2020 Presidential Vote Dumps

Short video: This is how Biden got 13 million extra votes

 

Other US Politics and Socialism —

Parental Units

Moms For America Call For Americans to Stand Up, Reject Evil and Marxism

Media Have Hypocritical Double Standard on Trump vs BLM Protests

Internet Browsers Gearing Up to Silence Conservatives

The Realtors' new ban on "hate speech" extends beyond work activities

The Future of American Politics: The GOP After Trump

 

Religion Related —

A woman's Place Is in the House?

The Real Stakes of the War on Christmas

Dave Ramsey showed the love of Jesus in one extraordinary act of kindness

 

Education Related —

The Ways Colleges Legally Silence Non-Conforming Scholars

Leaving the Blight of Higher Education: Part II–Farewell, Faculty

Priceless lessons from my sixth-grade English teacher

 

John Droz, jr.

physicist & citizen advocate

 

 

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Sunday, 3 January 2021

Our Federation is Failing

 Letter-to-the-Editor/Opinion Piece

Austrslian Climate Sceptics Blog

3rd January 2021

Our Federation is Failing

Colonial Australians voted for Federation for four key reasons – Defence, Foreign Affairs, Quarantine and the maintenance of Free Trade between States.

Our Federation is failing in all four areas.

In Defence we send our soldiers into un-winnable foreign wars, and then spurn and short-change the veterans who survive. The media and some top brass have smeared all soldiers because a few have been accused of war crimes (probably while attempting to stay alive themselves). And while the Indo-Pacific prepares for war, we play gender games and climate games instead of war games, and waste zillions on inferior submarines and fighter aircraft.

Our mis-management of Foreign Affairs has given China (our biggest foreign customer) an excuse for a bullying, costly trade war. And our cavalier signing of several UN “agreements” on climate and environment surrenders our sovereignty to unelected foreign bureaucrats, and exports our jobs and industries.

Our futile attempts to lock out viruses that may be able to hitch-hike on migratory birds, bats, traders and tourists have just slowed the normal process of adapting to these pests. Summer warmth may have done more to curb Covid in northern Australia than all the lockdowns.

State Premiers, drunk on Covid-power, have made a mockery of Section 92 ("trade, and commerce… among the states, shall be absolutely free.") They have driven thousands into bankruptcy, leaving the feds to pick up the tab. With workers kept in paid idleness by state lockdowns and federal handouts, there is no labour for farm harvests. 

We should be free to lock or unlock our own homes or businesses. But politicians shut state borders with little warning, even creating locked-down mini-states. Police who should be fighting real crime are monitoring and imprisoning honest people, while soldiers prepare for war against tourists and traders instead of focussing on our capacity to respond to threats in our region.

Our Federation is being destroyed by Centralism, state irresponsibility and green vandalism. The bloated federal and state bureaucracies are far larger and more costly than were ever imagined by the Fathers of Federation. Almost every state function is now duplicated by Canberra. A recent invention, the unconstitutional “National Cabinet”, is a harbinger of yet more centralisation and globalism as the Great Covid Reset merges with the Green Revolution.

We must restore the dreams of federation by:

·       restoring free trade with no bureaucratic locked gates.

·       restoring our industrial capability, based on cheap reliable coal, gas, hydro or nuclear power. 

·       repealing all green energy subsidies, mandates tax breaks and emissions targets  and withdrawing from the Paris Climate Agreement.

·       ensuring emergency supplies of gas and liquid fuels. 

·       building a credible defence force and good alliances.

(430 words)

Viv Forbes
Washpool Qld, Australia.
Viv Forbes has science qualifications, industrial and pastoral experience and a long history of observing and participating in Australian politics.

Related Reading:

Afghanistan: The Fevered Imaginations of the REMFs:
https://wentworthreport.com/afghanistan-the-fevered-imaginations-of-the-remfs/

The F-35 Just Keeps Getting Worse:
https://wentworthreport.com/the-f-35-just-keeps-getting-worse/
https://wentworthreport.com/the-raaf-hornets-why-the-indecent-haste/

Australia’s looming submarine Disaster:
https://quadrant.org.au/opinion/qed/2019/10/australias-looming-submarine-disaster/

Dangerous Elites planning the great reset:
https://www.spectator.com.au/2020/10/dangerous-elites-planning-the-great-reset/

Make Australia Great Again:
https://www.spectator.com.au/2017/01/make-australia-great-again-2/


Saturday, 2 January 2021

Climate News - January 2021

 


Alan Moran

1 January 2021

A review and commentary on topical matters concerning the science, economics, and governance associated with climate change developments.

Politics

United Nations challenged world leaders to make 2021 the year that humanity ends its “war on nature” and commits to a future free of planet-warming carbon pollution.  “The state of the planet is broken,” UN Sec. Gen. Guterres claimed, “Humanity is waging war on nature. This is suicidal. Apocalyptic fires and floods, cyclones and hurricanes are increasingly the new normal”. Guterres said there’s no way the world can curb the climate change “without U.S. leadership” and urged Americans to do “everything you can” to get their government to curb emissions more quickly.

 

Presumed President-elect Biden is making key appointments with emission reduction zealots. “Climate czar” John Kerry is joined by Green New Deal co-sponsor, New Mexico Rep. Deb Haaland (who would stop all fracking on public lands) for the Interior Department, former Michigan Gov. Jennifer Granholm to the Energy Department, former Obama EPA chief Gina McCarthy to head the White House climate change office and North Carolina environmental regulator Michael Regan to head the EPA.

 

Justifying a global battle against climate change, "Folks, we're in a crisis," he claims this has brought wildfires, flood and drought. Biden has pledged to hold a climate summit in his first 100 days and to rejoin the Paris Accord.

 

Part of the US COVID package is $35 billion to promote renewable energy (wind, solar and other clean energy sources) over the next five years.

 

China plans to be “carbon neutral” by 2060 says Xi Jinping but for the next five years, at least, there is to be an expansion in the use of fossil fuels including a 10 per cent expansion of coal use. It plans to increase carbon emissions until 2035.

 

Japan aims to eliminate petrol vehicles in about 15 years, and to go carbon-free by 2050. This involves subsidising a $2 trillion growth in green business and investment, which PM Suga says will not be a constraint on the economy.

 

The European Council, the EU’s 27 national leaders, adopted a new greenhouse gas reduction target for 2030: 55% below 1990 levels, (the previous target was -40%). The Council also adopted gas as a “transition fuel” to new technologies with hydrogen being the hope.

 

Australia “over-performed” its Kyoto commitments because governments seized land from farming without offering compensation - Land use, land-use change, and forestry (LULUCF) in the chart below.

The Government is not to use the excess credits from this expropriation to meet the Paris Agreement targets.  Senator Canavan calls for them to be given to farmers. A better solution is to undo the land use sterilisation they entailed.

 

The Global Warming Policy Forum (GWPF) estimates the cost of the UK’s fantasy policy goal of net zero emissions at £3 trillion, which is a third greater than current GDP. GWPF estimates this will bring a resumption of the pre-Thatcher gradual decline in UK living standards.

Science

Arctic ice coverage this year is higher than it was four years ago, but remains below the 1891-2010 median level.

And Japanese scientists have discovered a flow of hot rocks, known as a mantle plume, rising from beneath central Greenland that melts the ice from below.

 

The Maldives Cabinet famously met underwater in 2009 to publicise their fate. The ploy must have worked since its area has grown!

 The World Meteorological Organization estimated 2020 was about 1.2 degrees Celsius warmer than the last half of the 1800s, which it said was due to the burning of coal, oil and natural gas. It claims 2020 to have been one of the three hottest years on record, though the satellite data appears to show 9 or 10 hotter years since 1979.  The Paris climate accord set a goal of not exceeding 1.5-degree warming since pre-industrial times.

 

Claims of increased hurricane activity as a result of climate change again failed to be corroborated in 2020. 

One of the new reports for the UN found countries would need to cut production of oil, coal and natural gas by 6% each year by 2030 to keep global temperatures from rising more than 1.5 degrees Celsius. Instead, a review of eight major fossil-fuel producing nations showed they plan to increase production by 2% annually. That means twice the amount of carbon-based fuel would come onto the market than feasible to keep the Paris goal within reach.

Economics

The Lloyd’s Corporation is to join AXA and Zurich in ending new investment in thermal coal-fired power plants, thermal coal mines, oil sands and new Arctic energy exploration activities from Jan. 1, 2022. U.S. and Asian insurers have mainly retained their exposure.

 

The IEA sorrowfully records that coal’s demise is premature.  China, India and other fast developing economies account for 75 per cent of use, a use that is declining in politically correct economies. 

The taxpayer funded California Public Advocates Office (CalPA) and the Sierra Club have joined forcesto continue pushing energy policies to eliminate gas and nuclear which have led to the state’s electricity prices to be 50-100 per cent above the US average.  

 

CEFC, Australia’s “green bank”, contrary to its charter, has made consistent losses.  The Australian opines, “Abandonment of investment norms appears to be a trait shared by many renewable energy enthusiasts, particularly when it is government money at stake.”

CEFC claims its government-backed investment of $8.2b has “unlocked” commitments of $24.3b since 2012; the CEFC’s sister agency, ARENA, has issued grants, totalling $1.63bn in grant funding, and is said to have “unlocked” a total investment of almost $6.69b.  Any such money subtracted from productivity enhancing investment.

Whimsy

Prince Harry suggests that coronavirus is nature's punishment to mankind for creating climate change.

 

Green left pseudoscientist Tim Flannery warns that one coal mine’s expansion would bring very serious deteriorations in key global climate systems, including destruction of the Great Barrier Reef and the drying of the Amazon rainforest. Meanwhile medicos are on the cart with Ying Zhang and 11 co-authors writing a special report focussing on the relationship between health, climate change and bushfires.

 

Junkscience examines 10 predictions made for 2020. Among them:

  • Temperatures will be 3C higher (reality 0.44C higher)
  • China’s emissions will be 40-45 per cent lower (reality 85 per cent higher)
  • Snow will disappear from Kilimanjaro (still there)
  • Pacific Islands will be ruined (actually experiencing strong economies)

 

Further evidence of some scientists’ remorseless pursuit of grants is a “finding” that dolphins are getting skin blotches more frequently. Yes, the cause is global warming bringing reduced salinity due to more freshwater run-off (wasn’t global warming going to lead to drought?)

 

Sweeping the pool on virtue signalling, Cambridge, Mass., is the first US city to require stickers on fuel pumps to warn drivers of the resulting dangers posed by the climate crisis.

 

Having reached a 30 per cent penetration of household roof-tops by PV subsidies, to protect the grid, the West Australian government is now offering further subsidies for customers to use the excess daytime power they generate!

Articles published in December relating to Climate Change: