This blog is concerned with carbon and carbon dioxide, which includes the topics of climate change, global warming, global cooling, greenhouse gases, carbon footprint, energy policy, water policy, geochemistry and the politics involved from an Australian perspective.
How can Australia realise its full potential, or any potential, when it's life's blood is being bastardized by the secret Energy Australia organization with its anti-carbon ideology? It's CEO, Catherine Tanna, seems to be a raving Green loonie, having unspecified qualifications. Who the hell are they, that they think that can manipulate a "clean energy transition" that includes useless windmills and large solar plants, all of which are PARASTIC to base-load electricity, and consist of dribbles of intermittent energy that we DON’T want, and that buggers up our National Grid network if allowed to be accepted..
The only sensible way ahead for Australia is to SCRAP the RETS, or Renewable Energy Targets, which are an impost from the United Nations. We don't believe their anti-carbon mythology and the idea that CO2 gas is a pollutant. This is a nonsense. CARBON is the most the wonderful element in the chemical Periodic Table. It forms MORE compounds than ALL the other elements put together. Shame on you trying to demonize carbon and its hydrocarbon fuels and carbon dioxide. You are quite MAD and ignorant to do so.
Australia is rich in energy resources. It must develop its power from COAL, GAS and HYDRO power stations, and develop a NUCLEAR power industry. We don't need, or want, any crap renewable energy sources thank you, or to transist towards them. What we have experienced of them so far has been a FAILURE. Yes, repeat after me: FAILURE, FAILURE, FAILURE, FAILURE, FAILURE, FAILURE, FAILURE and I would include in this failure, the Ministry of Energy, and the Prime Minister's Office., and NEG, and Energy Australia, whose CEO hasn't got clue on the matter.
In place of the ridiculous RETS, or Renewable Energy Targets, I suggest each region has a US average domestic price target, which is about Aus 20 cents/kwhr. If the Americans can produce electricity at that price then so can we. It is just a matter of getting rid of our raving Green loonies and charlatans that infest our power industry. Regards from Allano
RETS or the Renewable Energy Targets , are ridiculous targets promoted by the United Nations for countries, or States, to achieve in order to lower Green House Gas Emissions. It is ridiculous because the UN's anti-carbon ideology is a mythology based on false anti-carbon propaganda. The UN promotes this idea to LOWER the CO2 in the atmosphere, whereas in actual fact we need MORE CO2 gas in the atmosphere, to foster better plant growth in the biosphere, for our crops, plants and forests.
RETS must be abolished. Instead, we must consider CO2 as good stuff and not be alarmed about it increasing in the atmosphere. The plants love it and so should you.
Market gardeners use their glass houses with atmospheres having well over 1000ppm, ditto in submarines.and space craft. If we are going to have a goal, let's have a new GOAL, that being a PRICE of electricity GOAL to strive for. Let that be the average domestic price for electricity in the USA, which is about 15 cents/kwhr. The present price in Australia is 2 to 3 times this, and so is the highest in the World.
So this is our new PRICE OF ELECTRICITY GOAL. No subsidies allowed. If the USA can do it, so can Australia. Fire the silly buggers who say we can't. They mostly work in the Ministry of Energy and the Prime Minister's Office.
Regards from Allano.
I have heard of "Peak Oil" and now we have to deal with the concept of "Peak Climate Change" which all stems from the ACT's version of climate change and sustainability, which is what they call their Ministry….to me they operate on another planet.
The problem seems to originate from the Rudd - Gillard era when Labor ruled the roost and climate change was considered to be the greatest threat to mankind. So we got enslaved by the "Climate Change and Greenhouse Gas Reduction Act 2010". What has happened since then is bureaucracy has blossomed and the then newly formed Climate Council has regularly submitted reports to the Minister of Climate Change, ACT, and Greens. Apparently, no one has bothered to inform them that this is no longer the case i.e., that climate change has, let's say, receded into the background as a serious threat to human beings.
Therefore, it is high time to abolish this "CC and GHG Reduction Bill 2010" because in actual fact we need to INCREASE the level of CO2 in our atmosphere, and so allow the healthy and more vigorous growth of plants, crops and forests etc, known as the biosphere by scientists.
Sorry, pollies, but you got it wrong. We no longer require your UN inspired anti-carbon propaganda. We don't believe your mythology to do with global warming. Please return this bunkum to the sender. Also, take with you your RETS, or Renewable Energy Targets, for they are not wanted either. We must have Australia FREE to pursue its own course for a prosperous future.
Regards from Allano.
Use coal today for energy. Trees and plants growing millions of years ago stored carbon in their structures, so that now we can release its energy by burning its carbon and thus converting it to electricity. It is much more economical to use coal, which is concentrated fossil sunlight, than try to use dilute sunlight today.
Josh Frydenberg, the Minister of Energy, looks intelligent but looks are deceiving. Nothing will change with your power bill until the Government rejects its UN directed RETS, or Renewable Energy Targets, and tells the Wind Industry to get lost. Support the Monash Group of pollies who are promoting coal-fired power stations.
It's time we fired these raving loonies in Josh Frydenberg's Ministry of Energy. We must get rid of the RETS (Renewable Energy Targets) promoted by the corrupt UN, and move to more coal, gas and hydro power sources. Support the Monash Forum of pollies who want to expand our coal fired power stations.Let's see if we can REDUCE our electricity price to at least what it is in the USA. At present it is the highest in the WORLD.
The latest news from New Zealand is not good news for the oil and gas industry which generates a revenue of about $NZ 2.5 billion/year. No more off-shore exploration permits will be granted. There are currently 22 permits off shore. Onshore permits will be reduced. Most production is in the Taranaki province. The reason for this move is to combat "Climate Change" by reducing emissions of Greenhouse gases, or CO2, and enhance New Zealand's green image.
Ardern is following the anti-carbon mythology of the UN and which is also promoted by GreenPeace NZ......it is all a load of unscientific hogwash. CO2 is NOT a pollutent, but is a desirable component of the atmosphere. CO2 is a plant food. The more CO2 the better. Trust me for I am not from the Government. We don't have to reduce our emissions of CO2. We don't have to worry about climate change. CO2 is good stuff. Don't worry..don't worry your little self about it.... all will be well. Uncle Allano will see that the blue sky doesn't collapse on you.
Ardern's move to stifle the oil and gas industry in New Zealand gives further emphasis to the wise quote of the American writer H.L. Mencken, (1880-1956), who said: "The whole acm of politics is to keep the populous alarmed (and hence clamorous to be led to safety) by menacing it with an endless series of hobgoblins (CO2, climate change, global warning etc), all of them imaginary". We don't need to worry about climate change in New Zealand, nor do we need to stifle the oil and gas industry by chasing after hobgoblins. Regards from Allano
by Allan Taylor: Watch out, Global warming is coming to Los Angeles. They are painting the streets white to prevent global warming and combat climate change. The Green PM Ardern of New Zealand would feel at home here amongst all these Californian Greens....she has only stopped future oil and gas exploration in NZ. Will she paint Wellington city streets white, too?