New Inquisition: Renewable Energy Zealots Can’t Face Facts Like Sunset & Calm Weather

You know it’s a cult when …..


The Spanish Inquisition literally roasted heretics alive, these days it’s anyone who dares question the mantra that wind and solar power are our only salvation from imminent climate doom.

No country has ever powered itself on sunshine and breezes; no country ever will. The simple daily occurrence of sunset and calm weather provides the logical retort to those who suggest otherwise. Batteries are mythical pipe dream and pumped hydro a costly wet dream.

While Australia continues to merrily chug away on coal-fired electricity, those that inhabit the rarefied realm of Australia’s National Broadcaster, the ABC happily ignore the rocketing power prices and mass load shedding and blackouts that are the inevitable consequence of pinning your power hopes on the weather.

As the renewable energy rent seeker’s well-paid front man, Kane Thornton has been spouting nonsense about our ‘inevitable transition’ to an all wind and sun powered future, for years.

SkyNews’ Chris Kenny delivers a timely sideswipe over an ‘interview’ [read ‘propaganda opportunity’] with Kane on climate cult central, your ABC.

People blind to ‘inconvenient realities’ of climate debate
Sky News
Chris Kenny
9 September 2019

Sky News host Chris Kenny says “the trouble with religious zeal” around climate change is “it makes people blind to inconvenient realities”.

Mr Kenny pointed to ABC Radio National Breakfast host Hamish McDonald, who he said did not question what increased renewable energy target would do to prices and reliability of energy supply during an interview with Clean Energy Council Chief Kane Thornton.



Chris Kenny: Back over on the so called serious parts of the ABC, they have a great deal of trouble dealing with climate change and renewable energy. Despite their charter, there is a corporate view on global warming and it’s pretty straightforward and easy to summarise. Global warming is an alarming threat to all of us and renewable energy apparently can save the planet. It’s as simple and as silly as that and they broker no dissent.

This plays out in all kinds of ways such as an interview with Clean Energy Council Chief, Kane Thornton on Radio National on the occasion of Australia meeting its renewable energy target of 33,000 gigawatts. RN Breakfast Host, Hamish Macdonald was a bit like Oliver Twist. He just wanted more.

Hamish MacDonald: Isn’t there a lesson in that then that if you can actually get political agreement on a target, then the sector will probably deliver it? And that if you had have set the target at 41,000, kept it there rather than reduce it to 33,000, the market may well have delivered on that?

Chris Kenny: Yes Hamish. If you set a higher target that would provide fresh demand, guaranteed returns and effective subsidies for more renewable investment, the industry wouldn’t just meet it, they’d fall over themselves to soak up the risk-free cash. That’s how this sort of market intervention works.

The question is, what would that do to prices and the reliability of supply? And we’ve already seen that on the way to the current target with dispatchable coal and gas plants shutting down, forced out by wind and as a result, reliability and affordability have suffered big time. Yet Thornton, a spruiker of course for the renewable industry had this to say about getting more renewables into the grid.

Kane Thornton: What we know is that old coal generation is coming out, that there’s an inevitability about that and if we don’t ensure that we get a steady flow of new generation coming into the market, then reliability is going to be under threat and our prices are going to go up.

Chris Kenny: Extraordinarily, Macdonald did not challenge that. More renewables will help our energy, reliability and affordability, the exact opposite of our lived experience and the exact opposite of what logic tells us would happen. But thou shalt not challenge renewables or their advocates. That’s the trouble with religious zeal. It makes people blind to inconvenient realities.
Sky News

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  2. Son of a goat says:

    The ol’ Charismatic Kane has the demeanor of an undertaker and the way he’s been carrying on lately, one would think the wind industry has been administered it’s last rites.

    Scomo unlike the zealots is riding a wave of public adoration, his predecessor Malcolm and little boy Alex must be hurtin’ real bad.

  3. Jacqueline Rovensky says:

    ABC = Austalian Bulls…t Corporation.
    When did we elect this lot, including the Renewable’s industry, to Govern us?
    When people are given the truth about what is happening they look to this crowd for direction on how they should respond!
    That also includes many Politicians and people who through their education should know a LOT better – if they had read broadly about the subject.
    It seems today that all you need to do is choose a cause and only read and listen to what is said in its support.
    Balance and broadly reading on subjects to assess thoroughly one way or the other, or even sitting on the edge not falling to one side or the other, seems to have gone out the door – even Teachers and University Professors seem to have forgotten how to do it, and how important it is to do it.
    That very angry little girl who’s charging around screaming at people who do not believe her and ‘her’ cause will one day, hopefully, read beyond the ‘science’ she has been handed and come to understand there is a world of knowledge out there to explore – until then the poor child is not living but existing in a hell which appears to have been created to exploit her zeal to believe in something.
    This should be a warning to us all to ensure we keep up the pressure by exposing the lies and harm being done to humans, the environment and all that lives within it from this nightmare of toxic so called ‘renewable’ form of energy production.
    We know the wind and sun are the only continuous (not renewable) just continuously somewhere all the time, machinery has to be maintained and replaced, with some able to be recycled (at a financial and environment cost), but the toxicity it leaves behind stays there for ever or sometimes for many hundreds of years, destroying the environment and all that lived within it.
    We need to get this message across to children and those who behave like children.
    We cannot keep letting the doomsday spreaders continue to serve their lords and masters the Renewable’s’ industry.

  4. ‘The Conversation’ website has effectively pulled up the drawbridge to the Waco compound, by banning and locking out all opposing views to the climate change debate.

    And we know how that ended.

    Is the ABC headed in the same direction? The wind industry can seemingly walk in the front door of Ultimo as if they owned the bloody place, to advertise their intermittent technology. And anyone can proselytise climate change.

    We are now thinking of introducing a ‘climate change’ swear jar into the home.

    Oh bugger. That’s $3.00!

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