Undermining reliable electricity supply is deemed to be sound policy by many governments. Their only escape route is to be out of office before the full force of such folly becomes only too clear to all.
The wind and solar industries were built on lies, run on myth and are fuelled by subsidies, so the only way forward is more of the very same.
It took politicians and punters around a decade to cotton on to the hopeless unreliability and chaotic intermittency of solar and wind power. Which required an altogether new approach from the rent seekers’ spin doctors.
Over the last year or two, mythical mega-batteries have been pitched as the perfect answer.
But the economics clearly don’t stack up: the biggest battery in the world – that cost taxpayers a cool $150,000,000 – sits in a sheep paddock near Jamestown in South Australia’s mid-North and would power that purportedly wind and solar ‘powered’ state for all of four minutes when the sun sets and calm weather sets in.
Hardly bang for buck, particularly…
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February 7, 2021 at 05:36AM