Confused malcontents swilling Chardonnay while awaiting the Zombie Apocalypse.
First things first...
Miranda Devine is NOT a trusted source. She has an opinion column. Think of her as the love child of Sarah Palin and Rush Limbaugh. With a lobotomy.
They haven’t learned the lesson from SA’s extreme green experiment with renewable energy that has produced nothing but crippling blackouts and the highest electricity prices in the world.
No - it was a mixture of safety measures and failure of the AEMO - who were desperate to point the finger at anyone else.
In September last year some of the strongest winds in 50 years knocked down high voltage power pylons. The AEMO auto safety system kicked in and shut everything down in order to protect the network and prevent South Australians from being electrocuted - it was that serious.
The AEMO report: http://www.abc.net.au/news/2017-03-28/wind-farm-settings-to-blame-for-sa-blackout-aemo-says/8389920 itself says it was the control settings that failed, not the wind farms themselves.
You may have also noted that it was "silly Labor Premiers", as opposed to just "silly Premiers", who jumped on board the Cereal Train. Perhaps this is because she is a conservative columnist and strong Liberal advocate.
It is also worth noting that the more controversial her column, the more clicks she gets and the more money the Daily Telegraph gets in advertising revenue.
I've vented my spleen about Miranda in this forum before. But I cannot do it as well as the master.
Or if you have more time...
I value intelligent debate, but Miranda Devine does not qualify.
Attacking the messenger? What are you, an opinion denier? *chuckle*Greenie obsessions hurting a lot of people
Jenifer (Zarknorph) said:
I value intelligent debate
Attacking the messenger? What are you, an opinion denier? *chuckle*
I know, my bad. But Miranda Devine's job is to be divisive. She, Andrew Bolt and their ilk do nothing but stir up a shitstorm in order to get people to take sides.
Doesn't matter what the topic, someone's coming to murder you in your bed!
Now, you've changed the title of the column printed in the Australian. It's about soaring electricity prices.
Gee... if only they had solar panels to help them out...
It's only lunch time here.
Unless you have an intelligent point to run away from.
It seems we're all ignoring the elephant in the room.
Yep - Chernobyl and Japan.
It's either that or geothermal energy.
I agree, in order for Australia to be completely self sufficient on solar power alone the solar plant would need to be the size of the entire state of Victoria.
One clean energy source is not enough. Wind, sun and wave power are just additions to a bigger clean energy source.
But we're afraid of nuclear power stations - and with good reason.
And what happened to that poor little bird?
Actually, I'm all for the nuclear option - especially when fusion generators are a viable option, but that's the problem with alternative energy sources. They sound good, and make greenies feel good about themselves, but they aren't ever going to replace fossil fuels as low cost sources of energy.
In fact, they are already dismantling wind farms around the world as they discover that it takes more energy to keep them turning than they can produce.
As for that fried birdie, it was just one of thousands killed by California's massive Ivanpah solar array . . .