This highlights what I have been writing about for the last two and a half years, of how the ramifications of this mindless adherence to the false premise that CO2 emissions from power plants are causing Climate Change/Global Warming, and the misguided, mainly politically based efforts to alleviate the alleged problem will be causing pain to virtually everyone. Those ramifications are now starting to be felt in the wider community. The cost of electricity is now starting to rise, and to rise exponentially. Now that people are starting to feel it in the hip pocket, questions are being asked. The stock answers are still that we need to do something to stop those emissions. So far, the only thing that is happening is that those costs are rising. There are no cutbacks in emissions, and in fact those emissions are rising, and will continue to rise…..TonyfromOz.
Noticed your power bills going up already? Wait until these uncosted government green schemes really kick in:
THE chief executive of one of the country’s biggest energy retailers has warned that power prices are set to increase dramatically.
Origin Energy boss Grant King said that complying with the mandatory renewable energy target (RET) and network spending would put upward pressure on energy prices.
“That’s not of our making, or anybody other than policymakers,” Mr King told The Australian…
His comments follow both federal Resources and Energy Minister Martin Ferguson and his opposition counterpart Ian Macfarlane warning in separate interviews with this newspaper that power prices were likely to double in the next five to seven years…
Wind farms would cost between $100 and $125 per megawatt hour, compared with $30 to $40 per MWh for coal. Moreover, the intermittent nature of wind means that it would need to be backed up with big-ticket investment in gas turbine power plants.
Mr King said he suspected that policymakers “didn’t truly know the cost” of policies that had been introduced.
No kidding. And the difference all this makes to the climate is…?
This is the link to the original post at Andrew’s Blog, and as with all his posts, he has comments attached, and sometimes it’s well worthwhile reading through those comments, to see the variety of opinions that do accompany posts like this. In this case, most of those comments highlight the aspect that the populace hasn’t really been informed of what those ramifications really are.
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