(This article is being published from Australia. I hope to be able to publish an article each week while I am traveling overseas.)
Australia endured another blackout this week. As The Australian paper reported, the Australian Energy Market Operator said the blackout was due to “a lack of available generating capacity.”
How can a nation not have ample generating capacity?
Actually, the answer is fairly simple. Too much wind and solar generating capacity was put in place, and too much fossil fuel generating capacity was closed.
This is the second blackout caused by the inability of wind to supply electricity when needed.
Last month, the entire province of South Australia was in darkness when wind turbines had to be shut down due to storms, and the link to Victoria province broke.
This time only 40,000 people were in darkness in Adelaide.
The Australian, reported that Senator Birmingham said:
“It’s a demonstration that ad-hoc state-based renewable energy targets have gone too far.”
The left leaning current government of South Australia has imposed a renewable target of 50% by 2025.
The current Premier for South Australia, Jay Weathererill, has blamed both outages on the weather and the National Energy Market for the blackouts, but it’s becoming increasingly evident that wind and solar are incapable of providing reliable power when it’s needed most.
There is an ongoing battle between the left leaning Labor Party, and the Liberals i.e., conservative party, over energy issues.
Former Prime Minister Tony Abbott has said, unequivocally, that the global warming, i.e., climate change, hysteria is no more than a fraud being imposed on unwary citizenry.
Generally speaking, people want to do what’s right about the environment, but don’t realize the nature of the beast being imposed on them
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Nothing to Fear, Chapter 12, explains the futility of wind and solar generated electricity.
Nothing to Fear is available from Amazon and some independent book sellers.
Link to Amazon: http://amzn.to/1miBhXy
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