Bill Shorten, Labor and the Unions have few worries.
Trade union royal commission: Federal Government to release findings almost two years after hearings began We need an effective standing Trade Union Royal Commission to sit for years.
It must cruelly piss them off that global wind plus solar electricity generation in 2014 tallied only 3.8%
This is the yarn repeated five times – Are we witnessing a turning point in the future of coal?
Here is a chart of global electricity generation –
data from BP Statistical Review.
And amazingly 8.6% voted Green at the 2013 Federal Election.
We all know that the world crude oil price crashed starting mid 2014 – from levels around $100 per barrel it is now ~$35. Obviously fracking in the USA has boosted oil production but an additional reason for the price crash is the Saudis economic warfare to minimise the power of Iran post sanctions. I posted on that subject about a year ago. Saudis oil pumping crashes oil price kneecapping the Iranian economy – how do the Teheran Mullahs pay to build those nukes now? Anyway – back to the subject today. The ABC reports – Peak oil losing credibility as renewables shift accelerates and Fairfax chimes in – The price drop that’s really worrying big oil –
To put renewables on scale with global oil consumption I have made this chart using data from the BP Statistical Review of World Energy – get the XLS file and explore for yourself. Oil consumption has been converted to Terrawatt Hours to compare with solar and wind global electricity generation. It is crystal clear that the microscopic quotas of heavily subsidised renewables in the bottom right corner of my chart could not possibly be having any serious influence on the massive global consumption of oil.
If you want to add global coal consumption on for 2014 that is another 17,000TWh equivalent and global electricity consumption all sources in 2014 totals 23,536TWh. I wonder where this Green/Renewables fantasia originated.
Just saw on ABC TV News24 a fire official state that some Otways bush had not been burnt for 40 years – I think he meant where the fires started. When was the last hazard reduction burn campaign around Lorne I wonder?
Out of March 2012 – Environmentalist slams Otways burns
France seeks to strip dual nationals of citizenship in terror cases – Similar to the Abbott Govt proposal – which was opposed by the GreenLeft Glitterati – Stripping citizenship of dual nationals will ‘erode cherished freedoms’: Australian Bar Association – yeah the freedom to be attacked by savages.
This pre-Christmas news out of France has been mostly ignored by the Australian MSM – main stream media.
I see the ACCC reports petrol margins at highest level – The ABC reports – Petrol price gouging at highest level on record – Fairfax says Motorists are getting pumped on petrol prices: ACCC – the AFR says – Petrol retailers fail to pass fall in crude oil price on to motorists.
World oil price chart West Texas Intermediate
Caltex Australia Ltd (CTX.AX) share price since start 2011.
Amazing how Australian motorists – who are also voters – put up with this. The Australian retail petrol market is worth about $75Billion PA which is about $3,000 per head of population. I do not know what the figure is for average households but many would spend $100 per week. Must be a big slice of many families costs. Yet the ripoff is way below political radar. How well the Oil Co’s have played Australia for decades.
MichaelSmithNews.com has this story ACT Police Minister resigns amid investigation into alleged CFMEU briefing and the ABC has Joy Burch resigns as ACT Police and Emergency Services Minister as police investigate former chief of staff. Last year I posted on the subject of the Kill Climate Deniers arts grant issued under her ministership.
‘Kill Climate Deniers’ – upcoming new theatre funded by the ACT Govt (Canberra) and It gets worse – the “Kill Climate Deniers” play funded by the ACT Govt is specifically portraying an armed siege of the Australian Parliament then followup 2
HT Anthony Watts – new satellite maps from NASA – I have enlarged these and can not see any red pixels over cities across the wide brown land.
and last year
If anybody sees a source @ NASA – please pass on.
So soon after COP21 – This AFR piece is an entertaining must read for those of us following the South Australian expansion of wind farms and the Labor Government’s seeming expectation that somehow electricity would appear as if by magic to keep their grid viable. SA government in energy market crisis talks with industry, suppliers 14 Dec 2015
A must listen just under 7mins – clear speaker packs a lot in nailing point after point – works without breaks on my not-so-hot Virgin wireless connection.
Paul also has a video – Islam is NOT a Religion of Peace – also very well delivered. Many other videos too.