Posted by: Grant | November 5, 2010

“Small-scale Technology Certificates” – Oh My

SYDNEY MORNING HERALD
Solar blow-out may cost $600m in electricity rises
Phillip Coorey CHIEF POLITICAL CORRESPONDENT
November 5, 2010
http://www.smh.com.au/environment/energy-smart/solar-blowout-may-cost-600m-in-electricity-rises-20101104-17fv5.html

” …The small-scale renewable energy scheme will begin on January 1. Renewable energy certificates, known as Small-scale Technology Certificates, worth $40 each, will be issued to encourage the installation of photovoltaic cells and solar hot water systems.

Original modelling showed that up to 11 million of these certificates would be issued next year. But EnergyAustralia, backed by other business and industry groups, claims this will blow out to about 30 million because the take-up rate of solar energy will be greater than anticipated…. “
A royal commission into “the science” really would staunch the bleeding.

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“Scientific American” Poll

THE HOCKEY SCHTICK
Scientific American Poll: 81% think the IPCC is Corrupt, with Group-think & Political Agenda
Thursday, November 4, 2010
http://hockeyschtick.blogspot.com/2010/11/scientific-american-poll-81-think-ipcc.html

“‘Scientific’ American may regret taking their recent opinion poll (sic http://www.scientificamerican.com/blog/post.cfm?id=taking-the-temperature-climate-chan-2010-10-25 ) on the state of climate science given the eye-opening results cast by their “scientifically literate” readership. With a total of 5190 respondents, a consensus of 81.3% think the IPCC is “a corrupt organization, prone to group-think, with a political agenda” and 75% think… ”

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Oh The Perils Of Believing Your Own Propoganda!

With all the self-assurance of fanatical zelots, NASA GISS (I’m-being-supressed-by-deniers, Hansen) have been “correcting” the falling global temperatures, believing they will soon rise.

Déjà vu all over again –
Climategate Email – “Why should I show you all my data and calculations – you’re only trying to prove me wrong”!

WUWT
NASA GISS being sued over FOIA failures
Posted on November 4, 2010 by Anthony Watts
http://wattsupwiththat.com/2010/11/04/nasa-giss-being-sued-over-foia-failures/

 

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Proposition 23 – You win some, You Loose some

Very disappointing.
Here is the right wing spin on the defeat…

THE FOUNDRY
California Climate Vote More about Protecting Investments
Posted November 4th, 2010 at 12:00pm
http://blog.heritage.org/2010/11/04/california-climate-vote-more-about-protecting-investments/

“California voters overwhelmingly rejected Proposition 23, the ballot initiative that would have suspended the 2006 Global Warming Solutions Act (AB 32) until the state’s unemployment level dropped below 5.5 percent for four consecutive quarters…. “

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