Tuesday, 18 July 2017

Finkel Fails

Viv Forbes and Helpers

The Carbon Sense Newsletter, July 2017.
To view or print the whole newsletter plus images click: 

Dr Finkel, grandly titled as “Australia’s Chief Scientist”, was paid by tax payers to produce:
“A Review into the Future Security of the National Electricity Market”.

This report has been studied and is rated “FAIL”.
        It Fails in Science
        It Fails Electricity Consumers
        It Fails Australia

But Green Energy Promotors are Delighted.
To view or print the whole newsletter plus images click: 

Substantiation of this “FAIL” assessment can be found here in this magnificent Open Letter by Dr Michael Crawford.

Read All about it

The Climate of Confusion:

Electricity Hopes Lost:

Even Visiting Americans can see the foolish mess Australian politicians have created:

Australian Engineer, Bob Brock, puts it clearly: “the solution to Australia’s growing energy crisis is blindingly simple:

1.  Defer until 2030 the implementation of the UN Climate Agreement.

2.  Cancel all Renewable Emissions Targets (RETs) and Clean Energy Targets (CETs).

3.  Cancel all Federal subsidies for Renewable Energy.

4.  Advocate 99.98% availability targets for all energy suppliers to ensure reliability of supply.

5.  Advocate building only traditional coal-fired power stations in the future for base load.

6.  Do not support the use of gas as a base-load fuel as it is more expensive than coal.

7.  Do not advocate High Efficiency Low Emission (HELE) power stations unless the economics justify their more expensive construction costs. The extra CO2 that conventional coal-fired power stations emit is neither dirty nor a pollutant – despite advice from the Green Coalition which dominates the Labor, Liberal and Green Parties.

8.  If, in the face of scientific evidence, you still want to believe that CO2 is a problem, commit to a concurrent long term plan for developing a Nuclear Industry.

If these policies were implemented, we would not need expensive interconnecting transmission lines, or the costly, parasitic Energy Marketing Operator (States would be responsible), or PM Turnbull’s energy recycling scheme, Snowy Mk 2.0.”

To comment on anything said in these articles please go to our site:http://carbon-sense.com/2017/07/15/finkel-fails/

Biggest Iceberg Evaah?

More on Mann

The History of the Climate Scare:
A nice overview of the history of the global warming scare since 1988

The Carbon Sense Coalition

Prepared by
Viv Forbes & Helpers
17 July 2017
“Carbon Sense” is an independent newsletter produced for the Carbon Sense Coalition, an Australian based organisation which opposes waste of resources, opposes pollution, opposes the baseless war on carbon fuels and promotes the rational un-subsidised use of all energy resources including wind, solar, nuclear and carbon energy.

Literary, financial or other contributions to help our cause are welcomed. 
We get no government grants and unlike many of our opponents, we do not pose as a charity and in fact pay GST and income tax on our operations. We live on subscriptions alone.

For more information visit our web site at 
If you would like to keep Carbon Sense operating, send subscriptions to 
Carbon Sense Pty Ltd, by post to the address below, or direct deposit to: 
Acct No: 553 077 331
BSB: 334-040

Please spread “Carbon Sense” around.Authorised by: Viv Forbes, Chairman,

To Unsubscribe send a reply with “Unsubscribe” in the subject line.

How great are the CO2 emissions of South Australia’s world’s biggest lithium ion battery?

Lithium-ion batteries and CO2 emissions

How great are the CO2 emissions of South Australia’s world’s biggest lithium ion battery?

Master Resource recently published an article:

“Based on calculations using the Swedish study’s various battery CO2 emissions estimates, as well as the methodology described by the EPA, I estimate that the carbon emissions sinkhole would equal between three and 5.4 years of driving an ICE car.” 
“The Swedish study showed substantial CO2 emissions coming from the manufacture of the EV batteries. Importantly, the volume of pollution rises in a linear relationship with battery size, a trend driven by EV manufacturers working to extend their EVs’ range to ease consumer “range anxiety” concerns.” 
“What the study concluded was that there were 150-200 kilograms (330-440 pounds) of CO2 emissions for every kilo-watt hour of battery storage. “ 
An important question the study addressed was the pollution related to the scaling of EV batteries. The data shows that pollution increased directly with battery size.