Tim Flannery’s Climate Commission tells yet another preposterous untruth:
Utter rubbish. From the South Australian Demand and Supply Outlook put out by the Australian Energy Market Operator:
In 2009-10, South Australia relied on coal for around 32% of generation, gas for 46%, and wind for 18%.
Nothing the Climate Commission says in pushing renewable energy or the global warming scare can be taken on trust. Nothing.
And, not surprisingly, South Australia’s green power just adds to the bills:
A report released today by the Energy Users Association of Australia, which compares 2011 household electricity prices in 92 countries, states or provinces, shows South Australian prices are the third highest behind Denmark and Germany.
Association executive director Roman Domanski, however, said it was only a matter of time before SA would have the world’s most expensive power prices.
The Climate Commission is a shameful outfit that has betrayed taxpayers by propagandising, not informing. But “mistakes” go even further, are utterly unforgivable. A public apology and explanation should be offered.
(Via JC, sdog and Nanuestalker at Catalaxy, and reader JC.)
Reader Chistery says this is the source of the false claim:
The Premier is particularly proud of South Australia’s track record in embracing wind energy and pointed out the state already has 54% of Australia’s wind power capacity…
Got that? The Premier announces that 54% of Australia’s wind power comes from South Australia and the Climate Commission converts that to: “In South Australia 54% of the state’s power comes from renewable sources”. They’re very good at twisting statistics for their own benefit.
Wait! South Australia’s renewable energy power show up last year to nearly 40 per cent ! That is, nearly 40 per cent of what Flannery’s Commission claims. Notes reader Patrick:
The capacity of wind generation in South Australia continues to grow. Wind energy has now reached 20 per cent of energy production.
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