A sensible person would slow down the implementation of renewables until storage was in place.
The world's rich and famous, plus an army of publicists, hangers-on and mendicants, are attending the COP28 meeting in Dubai, the ostentatious 7-star play-ground capital of United Arab Emirates where even the police drive luxury sports cars.
Australia's ALP/Green government and their media mates are using subsidies, taxes and propaganda in a suicidal attempt to move the whole country to 82% 'renewable' energy.
Thousands of school students took part in a climate action strike under the guise of 'A sick day for a sick planet'.
'There is no climate emergency. Therefore, there is no cause for panic and alarm.'
The Liberal Party's energy policies lack clarity, making them ill-suited to take to the next federal election (due by mid-2025).
In summary Australia is using a defective performance measure in its clean energy policy that completely ignores the total picture for eliminating fossil fuels by means of clean electricity.
Armies need manpower, weapons, ammunition, vehicles, tanks, planes, ships, fuel and lubricants.
The problem is the underlying assumption of the LCOE calculus – so obvious that it was never stated – was that any given power plant would run when needed and not run when not needed.
Geologists understand that, even with a 50% rise in CO2 since 1880, today's level of the gas is very low in comparison with most of the geologic record.
Of the 2,750 GL a year, SA is guaranteed a minimum of 1,850. This is a lot more than it needs: according to the SA EPA, SA’s total water consumption is just 1,000 GL per year.
Captivated by the UN climate emergency, our smug ruling classes happily endorse Albanese’s regressive population-housing emergency.