I have started this post in the hope readers can dig up more information about the history, projected cost vs final cost – claimed performance at announcement vs actual performance (if you can ever find out) – for various solar electricity generating projects. Overseas examples are welcome too.
I was prompted by Canberra GreenLabor Govt [...]
Seen on a beach near Wellington – the Kapiti coast. Residents of south east Australia would not be surprised to see an Emperor Penguin lately.
The ABC has this online poll asking for three words to describe your views on how Ms Gillard’s minority Government has performed.
I am trying to think of any previous PM who may have got a worse result – any ideas ? I realise some of these entries are from GreenLeft ABC readers to [...]
This jaw dropping quote from an unspecified GNS seismologist, is in an article in the New Zealand Herald by John Roughan. “Tell Christchurch whole story”
As a now ancient geologist I am somewhat gobsmacked that in over a hundred years of logging earthquakes up and down the Alpine Fault – there apparently has not been [...]
At 8am Sunday 12 June we have ABC 24hr TV news reporting that New Zealand has cancelled some Trans-Tasman flights due to volcanic ash from the eruption in Chile. Not a word about ash affecting our skies – then at the end of the news a mention that Tasmanian flights are now affected – is [...]
Garnaut’s Attack on Business and Industry Oversteps the Mark
07 June 11 Media Release – Ross Garnaut’s credibility as an independent expert adviser on Climate Change is seriously in question following his latest report and attack on business and industry, writes Graham Kraehe, Bluescope Steel Limited Chairman.
See also Bluescope Steel – 03/05/2011 ASX [...]
The Australian Minister for Climate Change and Energy Efficiency, The Hon Greg Combet AM, MP, appeared on TV last night – interviewed on the ABC flagship current affairs program the 7.30 Report.
About two thirds of the way through the presenter Leigh Sales asks him
“Australia is heavily dependent on coal production. The Australian Coal [...]
While compiling the Autumn Temperature Outlooks piece – I noticed what looked like an aberration in the contouring of the Australian Bureau of Meteorology (BoM) Autumn minimum temperature anomaly maps here – features that were repeated in the monthly minimum anomaly maps for March – April – May 2011.
I am talking about the area [...]
Once again 3 months of real weather has shown the Australian Bureau of Meteorology (BoM) Outlook predictions produced every month looking ahead three months – are mostly wrong.
In the first panel I compare the Maximum Temperature Outlook on the left with real world weather result to the right. The SE and Tasmania was predicted [...]