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#41 Pietro

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Posted 23 September 2018 - 09:02 AM

Anyone for solar panels?

Sunday Herald Sun. Your Say.

WE installed solar panels three years ago at a cost of over $5000 and last year the feed-in tariff resulted in a $133.02 total credit to our electricity bill. At that rate we will have an investment payback in approximately 37 years, when unfortunately I will be dead.

However he does not say whether he got any free electricity at noon or whether he indeed needed any at noon?
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#42 Pietro

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Posted 04 February 2019 - 12:38 PM

Hi GG.

I am interested in your take on this article by Andrew Bolt.
I know you are not his number 1 fan.

He is explains to plebs like me about the hypocrisy of the Green movement. (Here in Aus.).

It looks longer than it actually is!

This article is from the February 4 issue of The Herald Sun Digital Edition. To subscribe, visit http://www.heraldsun.com.au/.


EVEN Greens members eventually realise the Greens are hypocrites — the same evil they pretend to fight.

No wonder Victoria’s Greens lost a third of their paid members in just two years.

The latest to see through them is Alex Bhathal, who last week quit the party for which she’s been a candidate at six federal elections.

Bhathal said she’d suffered “relentless organisational bullying” , adding: “The Labor Party’s culture is highly factionalised and brutal but I feel like the Greens have grown another culture which is just as brutal, but also sanctimonious.” Brutal? Sanctimonious? And Bhathal sees this only now in a party that demands tough laws against free speech and freely abuses opponents as racist, sexist, homophobic deniers? The last straw for her was when this notoriously secretive party prepared to censure her for “allowing herself to be quoted” in the media after being branded a bully by 18 members (which she denies). Mind you, the Greens have plenty they’d want kept under wraps — like former Victorian leader Greg Barber secretly paying out a staffer who accused him of sexual harassment. Barber has since denied the claims against him. Then there’s NSW MP Jeremy Buckingham, who quit the Greens after being accused in parliament by a fellow Greens MP of engaging in an “act of sexual violence” (which he denies). This, from the party loudest in denouncing sexism. But Bhathal forgot to mention related characteristics of the Greens that help make them dangerous — their irresponsibility and self-obsession .

No party is so wilfully blind to the consequences of their policies, and so obsessed with appearing good rather than doing it.

This week, we’ll see the Greens back to their worst as federal parliament returns.

They will back a private member’s Bill, along with Labor and independents, that sweetly claims to “require the temporary transfer of all children and their families from offshore detention to Australia for the purpose of medical or psychiatric assessment” .

Like many Greens’ claims, this is as false as it is reckless.

There are in fact no children left on Nauru to save. The last four will soon fly to the United States.

This Bill will instead apply to more than 1000 illegal immigrants

— all adults, mostly men — who are left on Nauru and Manus Island and won’t go home.

Nor will they be brought here “temporarily” . Any two activist doctors will be able to fly in any illegal immigrant claiming an illness, and once here, legal action will stop them being sent back.

Example: last year, an illegal immigrant was medically evacuated to Brisbane for tests on stomach pains. She was simply constipated, but is now here to stay.

This Bill is actually meant to destroy offshore processing of all illegal immigrants — a key policy the Liberals used to stop the boats that under the Gillard Labor government brought in 50,000 people, with another 1200 drowning at sea.

But what did the Greens care about those consequences of the open-door policies of the Labor government it then backed?

Greens Senator Sarah Hanson-Young was once asked if the Greens shared responsibility for those 1200 drownings, and shrugged: “Tragedies happen; accidents happen.”

Yes, it seems it’s more important to Greens to scream “racist!” at Liberals than to stop even children from drowning. It’s always about them.

Nothing makes that clearer than the Greens’ demand that Australia be 100 per cent powered by renewable energy by 2030.

This is an insanity based on a deceit.

The deceit is that global warming is a huge danger, when the world has had little warming and apparently benefited from it, with record grain crops, fewer cyclones, and no increase in droughts.

The insanity is the Greens claiming that scrapping our coalfired generators would improve our weather.

In fact, Chief Scientist Alan Finkel admits that even shutting down Australia completely would make virtually no difference, but this policy goes to the essence of being Green.

See, there’s the abuse: the Greens can now pose as pure and call everyone else “climate deniers” .

There’s the bullying: the Greens can heckle and blockade, and dream of forcing millions to sacrifice.

There’s the untruths, with the Greens last year blaming manmade warming for a minor cyclone off Darwin, when warming has instead produced fewer cyclones.

And there’s the total indifference to the consequences, which would include soaring power bills and blackouts in a country already dangerously short of electricity after shutting nine coal-fired generators in five years.

It’s amazing Bhathal took so long to see through such a reckless, self-righteous and selfish party. What stops the rest?


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Posted 04 February 2019 - 01:02 PM

1200 drowning at sea...

 

Andrew Bolt doesn't know how many people drowned at sea.

 

So he's talking BS.


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Posted 04 February 2019 - 02:15 PM

Hi PZ!
No one knows how many drowned at sea.
1200 will be a very conservative number.
Talk about BS artist, try Flannery he predicted Sydney foreshore would flood last century.
Doh!
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Posted 04 February 2019 - 02:26 PM

Why would 1200 be a very conservative number ?


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Posted 05 February 2019 - 09:44 AM

Hi there PZ.

DOH!
In any big disaster the number of lost or dead is always higher than the actual count.
One wonders how many boats sank before anywhere near Aus waters, well I can tell you it was an unknown number.
1200 drowned is a conservative number.

Mr. A. Bolt has access to more stuff than the hoi poli.

Hmmmm nothing to report about the accuracy of Flannery's stunning predictions I see!
A bit selective I think!
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Posted 05 February 2019 - 10:26 AM

I'd suggest Mr. A. Bolt has too much access to more stuff than the hoi poli and now would be a good time to stop smoking it.

 

609 is the official number reported by the Australian Border Services.

 

1200 is the number used by people who are either crossed eyed, myopic or full of last nights' dinner.

 

Or a bit selective :)

 

 

As for "DOH!" - feel free to elaborate us mind-readers (not) on this Flannery thingy you find fascinating...


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Posted 05 February 2019 - 04:28 PM

Well that figures... we haven't had rain here since last time we had rain here.


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Posted 05 February 2019 - 05:05 PM

Hi there PZ.

As I am prone to say:
Doh!

And as the other great 21 century mind would say:
Please explain!
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Posted 05 February 2019 - 05:13 PM

Easy.

 

Doh, Ray and Me haven't seen decent rain here since they were forced to switch on the desal plant.

 

NSW is about as dry as Margaret Thatcher was.


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Posted 05 February 2019 - 05:39 PM

Hi PZ.
Shoulda spent half the desal cost on a north south pipe line.
Terminate it somewhere near the Murray.
The other half in paying off debt.
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Posted 05 February 2019 - 05:56 PM

NSW doesn't have any debt.

 

What we really need is an East West line.


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Posted 05 February 2019 - 09:11 PM

It's Parramatta road with gaffa tape - I'll give 'em that :D


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Posted 06 February 2019 - 07:59 AM

So Melbourne really is the world's most liveable city!
If yes, then Sydney must be crap!
No! I did not say I hate Sydney or Sydnysiders.
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Posted 28 February 2019 - 09:08 AM

For PZ.

Looks like another giant stride for pumped hydro!
Tasmania is aiming high with it’s "Battery for the nation".
I have never heard about it, but it sounds good. Plus 2500MW of instant capacity how good!
Lower energy prices? Maybe, but only after everything is paid for.

This article is from the February 28 issue of The Herald Sun Digital Edition. To subscribe, visit http://www.heraldsun.com.au/.


ROB HARRIS

VICTORIA’S future energy supplies will be bolstered through a massive new investment in Tasmania’s Battery of the Nation project.

The federal government has pledged to underwrite the Apple Isle’s ambitious project to harness and dispatch more renewable energy to the mainland .

Three pumped-hydro sites earmarked for development have a combined storage capacity of up to 40GWh — equivalent to more than 300 of South Australia’s Tesla batteries — and Battery of the Nation could supply up to 2500MW of new, dispatchable power.

The Tasmanian government , through Hydro Tasmania , has committed up to $30 million to take the first phase of the project to investment stage by 2021. It will hope to harness the second interconnector between Tasmania and the mainland.

Prime Minister Scott Morrison said the project would help cut power prices and put an end to blackouts.


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Posted 26 March 2019 - 07:23 AM

Nice find Peter :)

 

We have around 20 stations either planned or u.c.

 

Pumped hydro to triple electricity storage

The 20 pumped hydro projects in the works will triple the nation's electricity storage capacity, research from the Australian National University suggests.

 

There are enough pumped hydro projects being planned across Australia to triple the nation's electricity storage capacity, research has revealed.

 

There are 20 projects in five states at various stages, with some in initial assessment phases while others are being constructed.

 

Australian National University researcher Jamie Pittock says this will dramatically change the electricity grid for a number of reasons.

 

Not only will it see more renewables added to the system, Professor Pittock says, but the projects will increase the resilience of the grid as the pumped hydro facilities are peppered around eastern Australia.

 

"The scale of the investment in pumped storage is a game-changer," he told AAP on Monday.

"It means we can continue to add in solar and wind and retire coal fired power stations, and keep the lights on."

Prof Pittock says other research has shown these 20 projects could be enough to support the whole National Electricity Market.

 

Pumped-hydro schemes have two water reservoirs at different heights joined by a pipe.

 

When power prices spike, water is released from the upper reservoir to flow through turbines and make electricity, getting up to full capacity within a minute.

The water can be pumped back up when costs fall again.

 

The federal government has recently announced $1.38 billion to support an expansion of the Snowy Hydro scheme in NSW.

Tasmania is also spending $30 million on feasibility studies to investigate three pumped hydro storage sites as part of the Battery of the Nation project.

 

Prof Pittock says Snowy 2.0 is so large it could run the eastern grid for a day, whereas other projects would be able to store enough for peak power needs.

 

Household battery storage complements pumped hydro but has a higher environmental impact, he added.

 

https://www.news.com...c607febc9a814dc

 

Can't wait for it all to be completed.


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Posted 26 March 2019 - 11:55 AM

Hi PZ.
I would rather see the money spent on real hydro first, then the backup.
The real hydro has enormous over capacity at night, so use it alongside the real stuff.
Pumped hydro should compliment real hydro not the other way around.
Who is going to gaurantee price spikes and drops?
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Posted 22 May 2019 - 07:04 AM

Bring on the reliable coal fired latest generation, green power stations!

Those inner city laptop lovin greenies need reliable twitter time.
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Posted 22 May 2019 - 07:08 AM

You might get your wish Aloy.

 

John Kunkel was ex RIO Tinto - ScoMo promised a meeting with him next Tuesday :P


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Posted 22 May 2019 - 01:19 PM

Fyi guys This written from the mater hospital in Bris.

All good so far.
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