Posted by: Grant | April 3, 2017

Lies Damned Lies and Chas Licciardello Statistcs.

If you were dubious about this outrageous claim on “Planet America” that coal fired power “simply cost more”, you were right to be dubious, very dubious.


If you cover your roof with solar panels and wind turbines and plug them into a battery and go self-sufficient then you never have another power bill – BUT – the first power bill is a real killer. You are effectively paying all your power bills ahead for 20 years or more.
“Lazards Cost Of Energy Anaysis” that Licciardello cites above does exactly that. It spreads the huge cost of solar and wind power over decades and then calls the power they produce cheaper.

LCOEYou only need look at the above (wikipedia) definition of Levelized Cost Of Energy – LCOE – to realise that it is a classic “garbage in – garbage out” situation where, like climate models, you can keep adjusting your input until you get the desired output.

This author points out other issues with LCOE – – google it. 

“Lazards Cost Of Energy Analysis” misleads because it does not include the intrinsic cost of energy storage systems or Gas generators required by Solar and Wind generators. Energy storage considerably raises the needed capacity of these systems, and thus the cost, because high energy losses are incurred converting and storing the power. A large gas fired power station kept idling on standby is also not cheap and cannot be ignored.

Posted by: Grant | March 31, 2017

Trump’s New EPA

downloadGreenies beware – you can’t use “settled” science anymore – it now must be real science. This is very clever. It forces the Courts to look at “the science”. Science becomes an issue in all the litigation.

US Congress
House passes US EPA science transparency bill
30 March 2017 / United States

The US House of Representatives has passed a measure to bar the EPA from taking regulatory actions based on science that is “not transparent and reproducible”.

Sponsored by Lamar Smith (R–Texas), the Honest and Open New EPA Science Treatment Act (HONEST Act) passed the chamber on a 228-194 vote.

If it becomes law, it would block the EPA from proposing, finalising or disseminating regulations, assessments, guidance and other actions unless all scientific and technical information relied upon to develop them is:
the “best available science”;
specifically identified;
publicly available in a manner “sufficient for independent analysis and substantial reproduction of research results”.

Having invested so heavily in their star doomsday story, the mainstream media continue to ignore the debate we never get to see.
These are not rabid right wing politicians – they are all highly qualified scientists – over 2 hours of it.

US Congress
Full Committee Hearing- Climate Science: Assumptions, Policy Implications, and the Scientific Method
Date: Wednesday, March 29, 2017 – 10:00am
Location: 2318 Rayburn House Office Building
Climate Science: Assumptions, Policy Implications, and the Scientific Method Congressional Hearing

Posted by: Grant | March 29, 2017

Trump’s Environment Agenda

Where will he go on it? Its quite simple really – there it is in nutshell – “We will have safety, we will have clean water, we will have clean air” but that’s it – see video below.
So far he does what he says and they get what they voted for.
The days of the EPA treating the human race like a disease on the face of the Earth could well be over.

Posted by: Grant | March 29, 2017

Trump Coal Miners

Unlike greenies, I report what has happened on Cimate Change, not what “may” happen “if”.

trump coal miners

The USA has elected a President who “denies” “climate change” and yet we still do not see the debate we never had.
How rotten is the mass media?
You can find climate scepticism all over the internet all the time.
Yet they have never balanced their reporting on Climate Change and they wonder why they are becoming an anachronism.

Trump’s executive order takes a hammer to the moves President Barack Obama took to combat climate change.

It directs EPA to review Obama’s Clean Power Plan, rescind the moratorium on coal mining on US federal lands and urge federal agencies to “identify all regulations, all rules, all policies … that serve as obstacles and impediments to American energy independence.”
It also goes directly after Obama’s record, repealing at least six Obama-era executive orders aimed at addressing global warming, including a series of orders that instructed the federal government to prepare for the impacts of climate change.

Posted by: Grant | March 29, 2017

The Wrath Of Gaia is Upon Us

Why is Climate Change always bad? IF the globe warms slightly there will be good effects and bad effects.
All that extra rain and CO2 may make the outback bloom!
When did we EVER hear of a good effect of global warming – come on – waiting, waiting…
In fact there is NO repeat NO science for the Causes-causes-all-the-bad-weather-storms theory – you will not find it – they made it up as they went along and got away with it because it sounds plausible – hurricanes are caused by ocean heat therefore global warming will cause more hurricanes.

The only problem is there is no science for this – none. Tropical storms are unpredictable. It’s always like – oh look, surprise, there’s a new cyclone. Nobody ever says there will be a cyclone there in 3 days, because they can’t. 

Andrew Bolt, Herald Sun
March 28, 2017 7:01am

Greens MP Adam Bandt is an exploitative fear-monger.

He is also dead wrong on the science:

“If Malcolm Turnbull uses scarce public money to build a new coal-fired power station he’ll have blood on his hands. Because the more coal we burn, the more extreme weather events like Cyclone Debbie or Cyclone Yasi we will see.”

In fact, the Bureau of Meteorology show a dramatic fall in the number of cyclones in Australia in the period of alleged man-made warming. BOM – Tropical Cyclone Trends –

Even the UN Intergovernmental Panel of Climate Change, an alarmist body, admits in its most recent summary that there is no basis for Bandt’s kind of fear-mongering:

In summary, confidence in large scale changes in the intensity of extreme extratropical cyclones since 1900 is low…. Over periods of a century or more, evidence suggests slight decreases in the frequency of tropical cyclones making landfall in the North Atlantic and the South Pacific, once uncertainties in observing methods have been considered. Little evidence exists of any longer-term trend in other ocean basins… Several studies suggest an increase in intensity, but data sampling issues hamper these assessments… Callaghan and Power (2011) find a statistically significant decrease in Eastern Australia land-falling tropical cyclones since the late 19th century although including 2010/2011 season data this trend becomes non-significant (i.e., a trend of zero lies just inside the 90% confidence interval).

Actually to be fair, he is did not claim that this Cyclone was caused by global warming, just that more cyclones will be caused by global warming. A wise qualification since the globe is not warming yet – not significantly. By picking his starting point he can cite a little global warming, but nothing unusual. The globe has been warming all by itself anyway since the recent Little Ice Age. 

Posted by: Grant | March 24, 2017

Aussie Energy Crisis-More

How Renewables just went from a political asset to a political liability.
Mainstream Media – breakfast television –
Not much more comment needed really – he says it all.
Australian center left – Labor – State Governments have made the mistake of taking greenies seriously and believing their own propaganda and gone berserk on “renewables” which are not “alternatives” to baseload power.

The other mistake they made is to think that anybody cares.
There is no “Mass Media” anymore.
Pumping themselves up with verbal diarrhoea, sparing on the national broadcaster, is just not noticed by the average punter anymore who are too busy on their personal communicators to notice – until the lights go out and their energy bill jumps again.

Money Minute, Today Show, 23/3/2017

Posted by: Grant | March 10, 2017

Head Of EPA Calls For Debate.

Ivanka, Ivanka – Talk To Your Father
Seems that the hope that Ivanka is going to reason with Trump on Climate Change is in vain.
The new head of the EPA is an unwavering sceptic, but using much more diplomatic language now. 

Pruitt actually calls for debate – the debate we never had.
Global warming was pounded into the conventional wisdom by thousands of sensationalist “scientists say” media reports which were never balanced and never questioned – why spoil a good doomsday story?

As the CNBC interviewer says “when I heard “the science is settled” its like I’ve never heard that – science has got to the point that – that’s the whole point of science, is that you keep asking questions, you keep askin questions, but I don’t wanna be called a Denier, you know it scares me, its a terrible thing to be called, anyway, Administrator Pruitt you don’t want to be called that either… “

Real deniers of course, deny what has happened, not what will happen. What will happen is always deniable.
Bring on the debate.

Posted by: Grant | March 10, 2017

OOPSIE – Storage Now Needed

They got solar and wind horribly WRONG but don’t give up!

Get out your cheque books again to keep your power on in South Australia with a huge battery – or how a few thousand rich middle class trendies in Adelaide are going to save 1,200,000,000 Chinese from Climate Change.

A little postscript to the “Pay Up – Or Your Power Bill Gets It” Item below

Note the snarl on the rabid greenie opposite her – priceless

Posted by: Grant | March 10, 2017

Rabid Greenie

Australia, despite having huge reserves of the stuff, has run out of Natural Gas and prices are through the roof.

This is basically because grandstanding State Governments have banned “fraking” and the Gas companies are quite happy to have their product go from abundant to scarce domestically.

If you want to see what caused the problem just listen to this little rant on the Aussie National broadcaster from a rabid leftist.

BTW Natural gas is methane – CH4 – it produces four water molecules for every one carbon dioxide molecule when burned and thus is arguably much greener than any other carbon based fuel – but of course logic is never a factor in politics!!

ALSO – I defy you to cite any actual proven groundwater issues from fraking – like Global Warming and Nuclear it is a superstitious fear based on isolated incidents.

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