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Renewables Disaster Sees Australian Power Prices Jump Another 20% – With Worse to Come

“In the ACT, ActewAGL customers face rises of 18.95 per cent, translating to $333 for the “typical household’’.

South Australian customers face rises of 18 per cent, about $350 a year, under new tariffs announced by AGL, which controls about 60 per cent of that market…”

‘The proof is in the pudding’ as AGL et al gleefully chuckle to themselves.

STOP THESE THINGS

Life coaches and self-help manuals talk about dreaming the life and living the dream.

In Australia, as elsewhere, wind and solar power were touted as promising not only an end to the pesky habit of the Earth’s climate to change (a selfish obsession that our planet has been hard at for 4.5 billion years), but constantly falling power prices, that would become so cheap we would never need to open our wallets again.

However, instead of living that dream, for Australian households and businesses, life has become little short of a nightmare.

The winning combination of skyrocketing prices, load shedding and blackouts is part and parcel of attempting to run modern economies on sunshine and breezes.

One of those responsible for Australia’s power market fiasco is AGL, which built a large chunk of South Australia’s wind farms, starting back in 2009, as well as Australia’s greatest wind power disaster…

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Heavy ice off East Coast 2017 caused by winds, cold temperatures, and icebergs

“Bottom line: I can only conclude that climate change researcher David Barber was grandstanding today when he told the media that global warming is to blame for Newfoundland’s record thick sea ice conditions this year. I suspect that because Barber’s expensive research expedition was scuttled, he simply had to find a way to garner media attention for his project — and the media obliged. Read to the end and decide for yourself…”

“Global Warming” to blame for multi-year think ice blocking his “Arctic Deat Spiral esq” taxpayer funded study ! LoL

Excellent post. Thanks, Susan!

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Heavy sea ice off Newfoundland and southern Labrador has been an issue for months: it brought record-breaking numbers of polar bear visitors onshore in early March and April and since then has hampered the efforts of fisherman to get out to sea.

Newfoundland fishing boats stuck in ice_DFO_May 26 2017 CBC

Let’s look back in time at how the ice built up, from early January to today, using ice maps and charts I’ve downloaded from the Canadian Ice Service and news reports published over the last few months.

The tour is illuminating because it shows the development of the thick ice over time and shows how strong winds from a May storm combined with an extensive iceberg field contributed to the current situation.

Bottom line: I can only conclude that climate change researcher David Barber was grandstanding today when he told the media that global warming is to blame for Newfoundland’s record thick sea ice conditions this year. …

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