South Australia

One of Australia’s premier ­sporting venues is considering generating its own baseload power, amid skyrocketing electricity prices and fears of further widespread blackouts.

Wonder where it is?

Obviously it will be in a ALP/Greens controlled state totally dedicated to running down the power grid in a move to deindustrialize the state.

Yep. You guessed it.  South Australia.

The Australian understands energy issues were discussed at a meeting of Adelaide Oval’s eight-member ­Stadium Management Authority board, chaired by ­former premier John Olsen, last week.

Well yes, a responsible board would have to consider their own power source.  A night power loss would make the evacuation of tens of thousands of cricket fans a nightmare.

ALP/Greens, a movement that just keeps on stuffing up the country.

We’re going down the gurgler

Victorian government workers are being discouraged from using “heteronormative” terms such as “husband” and “wife” in a new guide to communicating with the LGBTI community. Instead, the workers are being schooled in adopting gender-neutral pronouns “zie” and “hir
Victorian Equality Minister Martin Foley (pictured above) says the government’s responsibility is to keep people safe, including the LGBTI community.
Yes, a Minister in an elected government in a first world country actually think this is important. The same government closes down coal power generation thus following the Greens/Left Wing plan of driving manufacturing out of the state. Over in South Australia the Greens/Left Wing deindustrialization plan is well advanced as their dependence on wind and solar has virtually brought the state to an industrial standstill. Ore processing plants are tallying up the costs of molten metal cooled in their plants as power blackouts stop the process. An overseas think tank on oil and gas investment releases a timely report on our fall from grace. Southeastern Australian states, already facing a looming energy supply crisis, are among some of the least attractive for oil and gas investment and are ranked worse than some of the world’s most dangerous countries, ­according to an annual survey published by a Canadian think tank.
Victoria has fallen from Australia’s most attractive destination for investment in 2011 to its second worst, while Queensland has also recorded the largest drop in any jurisdiction in Oceania.
Over in the US, Andrew Liveris, Trump’s nominee to head the Manufacturing Council nominates tax cuts, cheap energy, elimination of red tape, worker reskilling and integrated supply chains as the keys to reviving US manufacturing and jobs. In Victoria and SA the ALP are busy closing down cheap power sources and telling me I should refer to my wife as “hir” as they roll around the floor laughing at how dumb Trump is. The irony…it hurts.

Greens still stuffing up economy

Pictured above. Former Obama White House  and Hillary Clinton campaign Advisor John Podesta  …… Wikileaks drops the bombshell that foreign activists are stuffing up Australia’s economy with their anti coalmining campaign.  Foreign, as in American, to be precise and there is also also a suggestion that one of Obama’s advisors is involved. From The Australian
A highly orchest­rated, secretly foreign-funded group of Australian environ­mental activists ­oppos­ing the $16 billion Adani coalmine in Queensland has “dampened” ­Indian investment interest in Australia and received heated criticism from the federal Coalition and Queensland Labor governments.
Heated criticism doesn’t create jobs or wealth.  It wont drag the poor Indians who currently heat and cook with animal dung into the 21st century. The Weekend Australian revealed that “progressive” US foundations were funding opposition to the Adani project and passing reports from Sunrise Australia, which was using legal challenges and advice to indigenous groups against the mine, to Mrs Clinton’s campaign chairman, Mr Podesta.
The leader of a foreign-funded, highly orchestrated group of Australian activists working to stop the $16 billion Adani coalmine in Queensland has confirmed links with the Hillary Clinton 2016 Presidential campaign and warned a Clinton administration will “embarrass” the Turnbull Government over coal
That’s pretty clear but Anastacia misses the point, most probably deliberately.
Ms Palaszczuk, who was in Prosperine yesterday to talk about the benefit of Adani’s project, for which the company began seeking approval seven years ago, said the US groups should look after their “own backyard”. “US-based and funded organisations worried about political decisions anywhere in the world should be working to keep ­Donald Trump out of the White House,’’ the Premier said.
Keep Trump out of the Whitehouse! For heaven’s sake concentrate Annastacia. While you need Green votes to stay alive we know you aren’t going to do anything about the activists but at least try and appear interested in the economy of the state you lead…well sort of lead. Oh, and can we improve on “heated criticism from the Federal government?” Maybe some legislation that restricts activists activities to pointless but less dangerous street marches. If the courts of the land can stop development because some Greenie activists planted a skink in the region and then take the developer to court funded by anti-develoment foreign activists then the laws need changing. NOW! UPDATE!
Malcolm Turnbull will revive Tony Abbott’s proposed laws to block environmental activists seeking to stymie major projects.  Another example of Tony Abbott getting it right and Turnbull doing nothing about it until he’s forced to by the media.
The Abbott government proposed the laws to stamp out “legal sabotage” of major projects after the Federal Court last year upheld a challenge to a massive Queensland coalmine brought by environmental groups.   The proposal – rejected by senators in the last parliament – would restrict access to the courts to individuals with a direct interest in the project, such as local farmers and townspeople, and shut out climate change activists who often live hundreds of kilometres away.
And, it’s not an answer, just a suggested answer that has no relevance until passed by the Senate.  Greens and left wing nutjobs still hold sway but maybe Hanson’s troops will help this time. Here’s hoping.

Green sparks indeed

windtowerburningGreen Sparks Flying says Queensland’s Sunday Mail reporter Steven Wardill and  sub heads the article Alternative energy revolution hits Queensland. OK, you got my attention.
A large scale solar and wind revolution has been sparked in Queensland with 17 proposed projects capable of powering more than a million homes.
Sounds impressive!
Valued at more than $2.4 billion the new Queensland based investments would halt the the exporting of green energy jobs to southern states.  Premier Annastacia Palasczuk said the government’s policies were helping to attract investment, create jobs and combat climate change.
So far, so good.
Combined, the projects would deliver 1000 megawatts of baseload power.
Oops Solar an wind can’t deliver  baseload power for very obvious reasons and the $2.4 billion costs of the project are going to cost $10.8 billion worth of subsidies to reach the target. Oh, and the 17 projects are not going to happen at all, at least not in the near future.
And the government will have to attract significantly more investment as well as provide financial support to meet the 50% target to prevent significantly pushing up power prices.
Just in case you thought the article might still have some legitimacy the energy Minister Mark Bailey closes:
While Queensland led the world in household solar installations, the state was behind it’s southern counterparts.
Which to me says we don’t lead the world at all, our southern counterparts do. Do people really read and understand what these left wing Green idiots are on about. An Alternative energy revolution isn’t going to hit Queensland any time soon If your hanging in there for a Telsa storage battery then start saving. At the moment Australians gearing to add battery-stored solar energy to grid power can buy Elon Musk’s long-awaited Tesla Powerwall system from today. You’ll pay $15000 or more for a full system. Yeah…right.  I’ll check my piggy bank.

GM foods now OK

Leading Anti GM activist apologises.
By Mark Lynas – I want to start with some apologies. For the record, here and upfront, I apologize for having spent several years ripping up GM crops. I am also sorry that I helped to start the anti-GM movement back in the mid 1990s, and that I thereby assisted in demonising an important technological option which can be used to benefit the environment.
Full report here

Greens leader Richard Di Natale questions party’s GM food ban

Federal Greens leader Richard Di Natale has partially broken with his party’s policy, saying that he does not believe genetically modified crops pose a significant risk to human health.
Full report here So, after millions of dollars lost in production and untold numbers of poor people dead from starvation that could have been averted, the insane Greens now say they were wrong. They need to be a billed for the damage they cause. Coal mining could be next…nah…they’ll maintain their impracticable stance and cost the country billions. Should be open season on the bastards.

Bill Leak in trouble

bill leakI don’t know an associate professor of sociology at Macquarie University called Amanda Wise, but she knows me. She knows me so well, in fact, that she’s not only able to tell me what my cartoons mean, but she’s also able to tell me what I was thinking while I was drawing them. There I was, naively thinking that if I drew a group of poor Indian people trying to eat solar panels contained in parcels sent to them by the UN anyone seeing the cartoon would assume it meant the people in it were hungry. But, no. What I thought I was thinking wasn’t what I was thinking at all. According to Ms Wise, my “unequivocally racist” cartoon drew on “very base stereotypes of third world, underdeveloped people who don’t know what to do with technology”. leak The Twitter verse went ballistic with people claiming the cartoon was racist. The cartoon is ridiculing Climate activists, not Indians, but the Left don’t get it so I’ll leave it up at the masthead for a day or two.  Maybe it will eventually dawn on them. But somehow I doubt it. They will maintain the right to be perpetually outraged at things they don’t understand. Go here to Twitter to witness the insanity of the Twitterverse.

Climate change flavour of the month

The ABC are flogging Climate Change for all it’s worth. If you aren’t a paid up member of the Church of the Latter Day Alarmists who will never get a gig on the ABC. And…I’m wary of Turnbull. It’s no accident that the polls are siding with him.  He’s a Lefty, believes in radical measures to stop nature as she warms and cools and has ascendancy in the polls simply because he isn’t a conservative.  The media, the insane Greens and rusted on ALP prefer him because he is one of them.  Doesn’t mean they will vote for him come election time however. Which leaves us with an outsider leading the Conservative Liberal Party. Unless something changes between now and the elections I will be faced with voting for a Left wing led LNP, the ALP or the insane Greens. Hobson’s choice indeed.

Wotif you are called to order

Here’s a thought.  If you use Wotif you are helping to close down the coal mining industry and by extension, lowering our standard of living and ability to help those in need.  You are also helping to stop millions of Indians escape poverty. An indigenous group trying to block Adani’s $16 billion Car­michael mine in central Queensland has abandoned claims of racism by the National Native Title Tribunal over its approval this year of a mining lease on its traditional lands. Ahead of a Federal Court challenge later this month to the tribunal’s decision in April, native title claimant Adrian Burragubba has also been dealt a blow, being ordered to pay court costs over changes to his original wide ranging legal suit to block the mining leases. Mr Burragubba, of the Wangan and Jagalingou people, originally had accused Adani of improper conduct in giving misleading analysis of future jobs and revenue from the megamine. However;
Earlier this year, it was revealed that Wotif founder Graeme Wood and former Greenpeace employee John Hepburn were involved in setting up a company, The Sunrise Project, to help Mr Burragubba fight Adani. Documents obtained by The Australian detail an offer of a $325,000 payment over one year “to initiate a community development program and explore their alternatives to mining on their country”. A “heads of agreement’’ between The Sunrise Project and a family council of the group, convened by Mr Burragubba, warned that assistance was contingent on continued opposition to the mine.
There should be a law against this type of radicalism and if there isn’t, one should be tabled in the house soonest and backed by LNP and the ALP.

Green hypocrisy

GREENPEACE is calling on the Institute of Public Affairs to donate any money it wins to a climate change charity, if it’s awarded a prize for its role in killing the carbon tax. THE environmental group has hit out at the right-wing think tank after learning that it was a finalist for the $US100,000 ($A142,680) Templeton Freedom Award for its anti-carbon tax campaign.
“Since its removal following the lies and smear campaign by the IPA and others, emissions have massively increased, polluters are largely free to pollute again, and Australia is further isolating itself from almost every other economy on the planet who are doing the exact opposite, and there’s a prize for that?” Greenpeace Australia chief executive David Ritter said.
I’m calling on Greenpeace and their Australian subsidiary, the Greens, to donate any money received in their lies and smear campaign to the Australian treasury to start paying back the billions of dollars they have cost the nation.   They could start by donating the $1.6 million they got from WOTIF owner Graeme Wood. They played a major part in the development of Desalination plants that cost billions to build but now mostly sit idle costing millions a year in maintenance; they have stopped mining development all over Australia as part of their campaign to close down the coal mining industry and that has cost the nation billions; they have stopped the building of dams effecting  agricultural and city water needs and generally do their best to stuff up the economy. They owe Australia big time  

Green Filth

A SHY lizard and a threatened snake have brought plans for Australia’s largest mine to a halt. How can this be allowed to happen!  As if it wasn’t bad enough that during the Rudd/Gillard/Rudd government, when Greens collected for their preferences and cost the country billions, we are still hamstrung by their insidious Green tape. Australia is currently a terrible place to do business and the dominant noise in the background is investors withdrawing their capital. Along with their capital goes thousands of jobs and billions of dollars in taxes and royalties all because of a skink and snake that are so far down the food chain, that they are lower than Greenies. Until the government gets control of Green tape investment will be minimal and we will all suffer Queensland Resources Council chief executive Michael Roche comments;
The red carpet rolled out for the Indian prime minister at the G20 had been replaced with red  green tape,
If the Federal Court can make a decision based on Green submissions that attempts to destroy the nations economy then the law needs to be changed. In today’s Australian even the ALP, who do all they can to stymie development, says the ALP would support a change to the regulations.
A legal loophole that overturned approval for the biggest proposed coalmine in Australia could be closed after Labor indicated ­yesterday it would support the ­resurrection of an aborted 2013 amendment to the Environmental Protection Act.
The Greens have a world wide program under way that attacks all aspects of coal mining.
Environment groups have vowed to step up pressure on major banks to stop lending to fossi­l-fuel projects­ after the Commonwealth Bank this week ended its role as lead adviser to Adani’s $16 billion mega Carmichael coalmine in Queensland.
Green campaigners said the CommBank decision to withdraw from the projec­t could be a turning point in a long-running global­ campaign to starve fossil-fuel developm­ents of funding.
In other terrifying news, the ALP’s plan to have the country dependant on 50% renewables by 2030 is exposed as insanity.
Bill Shorten faces a renewed Coalition attack over higher electricity prices from his 50 per cent renewable energy goal, after Environment Department analysis found achieving it by 2030 would cost a “ballpark’’ $85 billion.
Yep, that’s what it says – $85 billion! I am furious that organizations within Australia are doing their level best to totally stuff the economy. With the hype of Climate Change being accepted as real by the media and the ABC/SBS/ALP left wing cartells, people actually believe that we have an urgent problem. We don’t.  We just need to support R & D on renewables and sometime in the future, they will become viable.  Until then we need to act to protect our way of life. Laws must be enacted to stop this insidious attack on our country.  Radical Green groups need to have their tax free status removed and the public told exactly how dangerous they are. UPDATE:  A comment from Catallaxy Files by Stevem;
It’s not even as if the skink would be destroyed. The problem is that amongst the hundreds of submissions on impacts on species in the area the skink and snake were not specifically addressed. It is more than probable that the actions taken to address other species would also protect these two. What is currently occurring is that an extensive survey is done and the mining company addresses every species found in the survey. Once the work is completed it is made public and submitted to the authorities. The green groups then do an even greater survey until they find one or two species not mentioned in the EIS. If approval is given it all goes to court and the cycle repeats. So far it seems Adani has spent a billion dollars to fight a group hell bent on destroying industry in Australia. There has to be a line drawn at some point.
Tony Abbott, you have a big job ahead of you but you need to stop this rot.
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