Thought I would post some articles on energy.
I look at articles like these almost every day but rarely post them, but since its getting slow on here I thought I may as well.
vs Actual generation
This is something I find frequently when looking at wind-farms, the bigger they are the worse the general performance is, I guess as it gets bigger its harder to hide it.
https://www.masterresource.org/windpowe ... est-story/
https://alfinnextlevel.wordpress.com/20 ... to-growth/
I think the biggest flawed model the energy industry has at the moment is the LCOE model, because on it wind looks OK but the 'real model' of what the retail end user pays in their bills is massively different for states that rely heavily on wind-turbines for their energy.
In Australia, there are claims that coal-power is seriously subsidized. Which is a weird thing to claim unless you're mentally challenged as far as I am concerned, because governments wouldn't be tripling the coal taxes on a whim.
Just like this article well placed in history proves. They tripled the coal-tax for a coal-power station, about 1 month later the coal-power station announced its shutting down for good. And electricity prices doubled, the government was so clueless about the electricity market that when they tripled the coal tax they even had the gusto to rant to the public that it won't put up the price of electricity even a tiny bit.
https://www.theage.com.au/national/vict ... ocymk.html
Some numbers on renewable subsidies that get paid on for wind/solar farms
American politician talking about how silly carbon taxes are.
Saskatchewan families and businesses have made it clear: they’re not on board with the carbon tax shell game.
https://twitter.com/PremierScottMoe/sta ... 0078233601
Since Twitter started supporting larger video embedding, its taken away youtube embedding on the forum, same with Facebook. Both of these platforms are out to take a large chunk of Youtubes market share, for smaller videos at least.
If Renewables Are So Great for the Environment, Why Do They Keep Destroying It?
https://www.forbes.com/sites/michaelshe ... 5ce3333a1c
This article above is deep in whats in my mind with renewables, the huge land footprints means killing the environment its meant to save.
If only polar bears etc weren't at record high numbers maybe somehow I could support cutting down all the trees to install solar panels and wind-turbines.
'They're everywhere': has the decline of the seal hunt saved the polar bear?
https://www.theguardian.com/world/2018/ ... are_btn_tw
This is why I wish folks would ask what its all for? and get some perspective... Why not wait for next gen Nuclear as the only clear proof environmental destruction from climate change is from the roll out of huge renewable-energy projects, as the polar bears etc are in record numbers.
For me its the Gympie solar farm in Australa thats going to be one of our biggest, it sits in between solar koala state forests. I understand why they put it there, simply because the builders of it want the renewable energy susbsidies, because once the solar farm is built its a licence to print money (by the recorded MWh at least).
Putting the solar farm in a location thats green already means you don't have to clean off the dust from the solar panels and its right next to the main transmission towers in Gympie so you don't need to build very long power-lines to carry the power out. But its all at the cost of the environment.
These renewable energy subsidy farmers are the next generation above ugly apartment block towers that were built simply for the return on investment and no thought what so ever about how it affects everything else.
Finally, I have always wondered how the Greens party Australia must feel about nuclear power and CO2. I am absolutely sure they know that France emits 20 times less co2 then the average other country that doesn't have mountains for unlimited Hydro etc.
Compared to other countries France could almost be thought of as co2-less on eletricity generation.
Because The Greens party is about better environment they wouldn't be doing their job / if not the core of their knowledge that nuclear energy kicks arse in low co2 emissions, and its the only technology that can perform well and have it anywhere you want and not rely on the geology of the area.
But I know why the Greens hate nuclear, merely because they know the average folk doesn't know anything about Nuclear and are fearful of it. Its all about the votes/political power for them, as well as the monetary gain that power provides, literally nothing else matters.
I can't believe most Greens voters haven't turned to https://www.sustainableaustralia.org.au/
, I guess because mainstream media continues to do a terrible job informing people there are other environmentally caring political parties out there, that are about more than gaining power.