Blaming ScoMo is becoming their most promising renewable

I’m not blaming them for flooding and coal mines or the Ukrainian situation or coal supply issues. What I am blaming them for very clearly is a lack of a coherent policy. Renewable energy is the cheapest form of energy. With more storage and transmission we would have been very well placed to deal with this crisis.”

– Interviewed on Sky News this morning, low energy Energy Minister Chris Bowen lied about non-existent power sources and pretended it wasn’t his own party’s Luddite obsession with destroying electricity generation in Australia that brought on the Age of Blackouts

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17 Responses to Blaming ScoMo is becoming their most promising renewable

  1. Lee says:

    Renewable energy is the cheapest form of energy.

    Which is why power is so cheap now, and the cost is not continually rising.
    LOL.
    Do these conmen and liars really believe the BS they peddle?

  2. Bruce of Newcastle says:

    What’s he going to store it in. A bucket?

    Is he now going authorize a dozen dams like the ones he’s opposed his whole life? Pumped storage is the only remotely practical storage option. No one on Earth has enough batteries for even an hour of national grid back up, let alone three days.

  3. Tel says:

    If renewable energy is already the cheapest, we don’t need the LRET price transfer system, we don’t need any Green Loans, and other subsidies.

    We can do without Nett Zero legislation as well … it can all be left to the free market from here on in.

  4. Petros says:

    The idiots will believe him though. Them getting mugged by reality is a our only hope.

  5. Not Trampis says:

    Hang on what is going on.
    coal fired power stations costs have risen rapidly. two reasons. coal prices are up substantially since Russia invaded Ukraine plus over 30% of units have broken down. not only are they costly they are unreliable.
    Only a complete moron would attempt to say this is the results of renewables.

    If we still had a price on carbon renewables would be more part of the electricity sector instead of 30%, We would not have to worry that much about huge rises in either coal or gas.

    duh!

  6. Buccaneer says:

    If we didn’t have bans on exploration and fracking there wouldn’t be huge rises in coal or gas over the long term. Also the activists going after capital that supports investment in fossil fuels has limited the appetite to pursue risk in this area. All the government subsidies do is make renewables look like the low risk high return option.

    Who can argue with that when the worlds richest man largely got there on the back of significant government support.

    It’s all a fools errand though. Hard times are coming with the correction for the two biggest market distortions ever seen looking like they will come to a head at the same time. The fake market of China and their insane housing bubble which extends across national borders and the insane never ending debt of the US.

    Governments and populaces that think that more government can solve natural disasters and hardship will find out soon that they cannot. Their overspend in good times will come back to hurt the woke drones being pumped out of a broken public education system more quickly than I feel comfortable with.

  7. twostix says:

    coal fired power stations costs have risen rapidly. two reasons. coal prices are up substantially since Russia invaded Ukraine plus over 30% of units have broken down. not only are they costly they are unreliable.
    Only a complete moron would attempt to say this is the results of renewables.

    Like a pig at a trough, this imbecile lived his entire life feasting on $0.06 a kw/h (nearly free), 100% reliable coal fired electricity from the dozen power plants that his parents built in the 1950s, 60’s and 70’s and he did not bother maintaining or replacing since.

    As with everything else, another giant FU to the next generation will be to ensure that we don’t have any of what he enjoyed.

  8. twostix says:

    Clownworld: coal fired power that has reliably powered this nation for a century for near-free, is more expensive and less reliable than bizarre Rube Goldberg like systems of power generation that only operate 20% of the time, require triple redundancy, last ten years and rely on vast government subisidies and complex foreign supply chains and manufacturing to operate.

  9. Boambee John says:

    Non Mentis

    coal fired power stations costs have risen rapidly. two reasons. coal prices are up substantially since Russia invaded Ukraine plus over 30% of units have broken down. not only are they costly they are unreliable.
    Only a complete moron would attempt to say this is the results of renewables.

    Only a complete moron with no knowledge of either politics or economics would be completely ignorant of the recent campaigns to make investment in coal powered generation politically unpopular and difficult to finance. Only a complete moron with no knowledge of either politics or economics would be completely ignorant of the subsidies/penalties applied to coal powered generation when the “cheap” ruinables are unable to provide power.

    If we still had a price on carbon renewables would be more part of the electricity sector instead of 30%,

    Only an economic ignoramus would be unaware that the LRET is effectively a price on “carbon”. Only a scientific ignoramus would be unaware that the issue is carbon dioxide, not “carbon”.

  10. Boambee John says:

    Non Mentis

    From the AFR

    During the election, Labor claimed that its “Powering the nation” plan would create jobs, cut power prices, reduce emissions, and boost renewable energy. Yet it did not release the modelling that purported to show that spending $20 billion on new transmission lines connecting wind and solar generation to the grid would reduce household electricity bills by $275 a year.

    So, spending $20 billion (with a “b”) to connect the wind that you assured us is always blowing somewhere and the sun that is not always shining to the existing grid is going to reduce our electricity bills by $275 a year. Is the $20b coming from the sale of unicorn farts, or will it come from increased taxes, or will it show up as higher network access charges on the bill?

    Enquiring minds (unlike your set in concrete attitudes) would like to know.

  11. Not Trampis says:

    go talk to the company execs. Even the head of Origin has admitted they tried to get blood out of a stone instead investing more on renewables.
    Hang on it is the unreliable coal fired power stations that cannot provide power. That is because they have units breaking down. Usually this occurs in summer not winter.
    you must be a moron.
    If you ever worked in the private sector then you would know it is profits that guide the company. higher input prices and servicing costs ( units breaking down) makes it unprofitable. Duh.
    Renewables are not the problem fossil fuels are. Supply is not the problem, the prices are. Alas you merely want consumers to pay more.

    The LRET is not a price on carbon. It isn’t even close. If it were the prices of carbon based products would be higher to internalise the costs that should be in the price.

    the current transmission lines are based on old time electricity when you had centralised polluting and high emissions coal fired power stations.
    There will not be another coal fired power station so you have a drastic need to decentralise the power grid. The previous government knew this but ignored it.
    This will eventually occur here with much cheaper renewables.

    We only have a problem because morons like you have tried to ignore the problem. The high prices we have now are a courtesy of the deplorables and their ignorance together with their inherent ludditeism.

  12. Boambee John says:

    Non Mentis

    go talk to the company execs. Even the head of Origin has admitted they tried to get blood out of a stone instead investing more on renewables.

    Thanks for confirming my point about politics and propaganda, on which your responses are based.

    Hang on it is the unreliable coal fired power stations that cannot provide power. That is because they have units breaking down. Usually this occurs in summer not winter.

    Amazing! Make it difficult to finance maintenance, and maintenance declines, leading to less availability.

    Questions for the moron: Before ruinables came along, what was the reliability of coal fired generators? Were there regular periods (all night) when power was not available?

    the current transmission lines are based on old time electricity when you had centralised polluting and high emissions coal fired power stations.
    There will not be another coal fired power station so you have a drastic need to decentralise the power grid.

    The grid must be de-centralised, because large scale solar and wind require large areas of land (with subsequent clearing of huge areas of vegetation, reducing the uptake of CO2). The extra transmission lines are costly ($20 billion is cheap only in wankerdemic world), and are subject to transmission losses (Have you looked that up yet, or do your eyes remain shut and your fingers blocking your ears?)

    Still unaware of low emissions HELE generators? I am not surprised, closed minds tend to remain so.

  13. twostix says:

    Hang on it is the unreliable coal fired power stations that cannot provide power.

    Power generated by coal fired power stations for the last 100 years in Australia: 99.99%.

    You just want to blow up civilisation because you got old and want to burn it all down in a fit of rage. We see you.

  14. Buccaneer says:

    An example of how the poorly informed get sucked in to the circle of leftist deceit https://reneweconomy.com.au/electricity-sector-gold-plating-behind-sky-high-prices-not-renewables-14724/ not so long ago they were blaming Gillard for gold plating the network and that meant renewables are not the reason for huge price increases of electricity. Now the resident low wattage bulb tells us that a failure to invest in the network infrastructure is the problem.

    I think these guys might beg to differ. https://www.instituteforenergyresearch.org/the-grid/electricity-shortages-brace-for-impact/

  15. dover_beach says:

    Right now in Vic it’s as windy as Hell so wind power cannot safely operate and there is considerable cloud cover so solar is useless. It’s also dark and cold. How are we supposed to heat and light our homes and maintain commerce and industry without coal or gas?

  16. Boambee John says:

    dover_beach says:
    6 June, 2022 at 1:43 pm
    Right now in Vic it’s as windy as Hell so wind power cannot safely operate and there is considerable cloud cover so solar is useless. It’s also dark and cold. How are we supposed to heat and light our homes and maintain commerce and industry without coal or gas?

    Slavery (but only for the serfs, the so-called “elite”, actually parasites, will wish to exempt themselves).

  17. Ed Case says:

    It’s a Labor Government just like all the other Labor Governments ever.
    They want nyou to believe that Liberal Governments never encounter any headwinds, it’s all plain sailing, then trhe day after a Labor Government lies it’s way into Office, the whole world goes mad.
    See:
    Whitlam, 1972;
    Hawke & Keating; Rudd 2008, and now Albanarse.

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