Want Cheap & Reliable Power? Then Stop Voting for Deluded RE Obsessed Lunatics

Voters get the governments are to serve, so it’s said, which means that sympathy for their current energy woes runs thin. Voters who walked into a booth thinking they would save the planet by backing candidates and parties who promised to go all in on the grand wind and solar ‘transition’, might be suffering a little buyer’s remorse, right now. Particularly as they struggle to pay power and gas bills that have shot into orbit, and particularly so the next time they’re boiling (or freezing) in the dark, when the sun sets and/or calm weather sets in and there aren’t enough coal-fired plants left to meet their immediate power needs.

Sooner or later, we all sit down to a banquet of consequences.

As Stuart Ballantyne outlines below, if voters keep ticking the box in favour of deluded lunatics who are hellbent on destroying Western civilisation from within (see above), they only have themselves to blame.

Be Careful Who You Vote For in a Federal Election
Stuart Ballantyne
16 April 2022


Stuart Ballantyne: Hi. I’m Stuart Ballantyne. After seven years at sea as a navigator on passenger cargo ships, I studied ship design and for the rest of my career ran a ship design group. Imagine this magnificent ship is yours and you have designed it, and it’s being built, but we need to power it. All ships over the last 2000 years, were designed and built around their propulsion systems. As a ship designer, my power source choices at the moment are wind, diesel, LNG, methanol, hydrogen or nuclear. In 2022 today, my recommendation to the owner is to go nuclear. Using only 22 kilogrammes of uranium, the equivalent of a loaded suitcase, this will propel a ship of this size at 20 knots around the world 14 times with no emissions. Tied up in a port, this ship can also power a small city of 5,000 to 7,000 houses. No other power system comes close.

But if the owner says that some of the passengers and crew would like the ship propelled with renewable energy, I will remind the owner about those resources. Wind for instance, was popular for hundreds of years, but as you can’t control the wind speed or direction, many vessels end up on the rocks.

Many sailing vessels sitting idle in calm conditions were ideal targets for pirates who would gleefully kill everyone on board, and steal all the valuables including the ship. For defence, history records that sailing warships were absolutely no match for powered warships. Check for yourself, renewable energy warships are a total nonsense. Now, we have to manage your vessel with a competent, experienced captain and experienced crew, and train up people to continue the ship’s future. No ship’s crews are selected on the base of gender, race or religion. It is all about people with certificates of competency.

Let’s compare this nation to a ship. If we have to responsibly take it into the future, we have to embrace a steady power source, ideally with minimal emissions. The options again, are coal, diesel, hydrogen, LNG, wind, solar or nuclear. My recommendation as an experienced design engineer is for the nation to use nuclear.

A whole series of small modular reactors, SMRs, will power the nation with no emissions. The next important issue is defence. A nation with ample nuclear power can economically power steel mills, aluminium refineries, building of ships, aircraft and manufacturing. Renewable energy for industrial manufacturing is a total nonsense and leaves the nation weak and isolated, an easy target for modern day pirates or potential invaders.

What about management? Should we elect people to leadership because of their race, religion or colour or their belief in unproven science, global warming, sea level rises or the man in the moon? No. We need to elect someone with spine, experience.

If you see any political party with the headline policies including, nuclear power for the nation, tackling the nation’s huge debt boosting defences manufacturing, implementing nation-building schemes, consider voting for them. However, if you are always angry and unhappy about this nation, generally, please do us a favour and leave the place. Also, if you have the urge to vote for the greens, I strongly suggest you run your head into a brick wall until that urge subsides.

About stopthesethings

We are a group of citizens concerned about the rapid spread of industrial wind power generation installations across Australia.


  1. Couldn’t agree with you more but there are not enough of us who KNOW this nonsense is all lies and therefore we have no way of stopping our hard-earned cash going to fund these morons’ dreams !!!!!!

    • Rafe Champion says:

      There are soon going to be a lot more of us because the rising price of power will wake people up and make many of them receptive to what we are saying. This is very different from the climate war that could not be won in public debate because practically everyone ignored it and could not understand the science anyway.
      We can now speak to people about something that matters to them in language that they can understand using incontrovertible evidence – wind droughts, no big storage, must have continuous input, no nuclear, no extension cords etc.
      The Energy Realists of Australia have two websites and we are rolling out the NIN National Information Network to get information to the masses that the mainstream media do not provide.

      If you want to be part of the network contact rafe.champion@gmail.com

  2. Shawn Connors says:

    Comparing the fuel sources for a country with that of a ship is an excellent metaphor. There is a common statement being made by politicians and media personalities regarding climate change. They say, “We need to do all of the above.” When I hear that I think they do not have a clue on how terrible the physics are for wind and solar technologies. I thought the same thing years ago, but have come to the same conclusion as this author, nuclear power is a silver bullet. The simple reason is, it’s by magnitudes more dense than all of the alternatives. For my dubious friends who think nuclear is too difficult and expensive I explain that it is politics that make that so,not technology. It would actually be much easier to accomplish the visions laid out in this article than it was for SpaceX to make self-landing, reuseable rockets. SpaceX is a technology that was developed without the extreme interference of over regulation that nuclear power has to clear. I am grateful for this insight and plan to use the same metaphor in advocacy for nuclear power. Also here is one of my favorite quotations about nuclear power from the book, Power to Save the World, the truth about nuclear energy, by Gwyneth Cravens (2007); “One day God could say to us: I gave you the brainiest men and women in human history to come up with an understanding of the atom and its nucleus. I gave you uranium and thorium to last you for a thousand years. I gave you an understanding of how when uranium decays it releases energy. You didn’t need to invent anything else. You had everything you needed to provide energy for yourselves and your descendants without harming the environment. What else did you want?”

    • Rafe Champion says:

      Spread this around!
      . https://youtu.be/9Oottmvak7c

    • If we keep building Disabled Energy Wind (DEW) systems by 3000 we will have endless supplies of wind power when the 1000 year supply of uranium runs out so we need to keep building way beyond 2030 when the Chicken Little cult promises to stop running for office, but of course, by then there will be no where to live as the Wind Energy Power Plants (WEPP) consume 100X MORE LAND than any efficient energy power plant and all the Earth’s minerals, resources, and land to build the entire fleet unless we just went back to using wind to grind grain and sail boats where they then have trouble navigating as the wind then throws them into rocks (note many shipwrecks from centuries past) and are hijacked by pirates that do the same with our other savior those crypto fake currency scams that aren’t based on anything solid either.

      Also what if the slow release and decay of uranium is part of the natural process of ecological balance in the world and our use of it seriously disrupts it at such full scales? What if our use of these uranium sources seriously upset the balance of the entire planet by forcing a new widespread rapid decay of the mineral which of course by doing so creates massive quantities of heat “that cannot escape Earth” due to the CO2 blankets of insulation?

      Reacting out of fear and falling into the propaganda of climate doom end of life on Earth I couldn’t help myself, I had to do my part so I just bought some of those carbon blankets to insulate my entire house. All I have heard the past 22 years is how well they insulate!

      Will have to see how those layers of air with a minuscule amount of carbon 1/7500 ratio will “insulate” since all it is is movable air. Still doesn’t make sense to me but hey if the climate cult says something insulates we know it insulates. Let you know by spring if I survive the cold.

  3. Rafe Champion says:

    Wind illiteracy has enabled the biggest peacetime policy blunder in our history – connecting intermittent energy sources from sun and wind to the grid. That mistake has been compounded by subsidising these providers and mandating the use of the product.

    The result is a mortal threat to the electricity supply which is the lifeblood of modern society since the horse and buggy days. At the very least the price of power will rise sharply, crippling energy-intensive industries, wrecking household budgets, and feeding inflation in every sector of the economy where electricity is an input.

    The root of the problem is the combination of extensive and protracted wind droughts, the need for continuous input to the grid to match demand, and the lack of grid-scale storage to fill the gap in supply on windless nights.


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