It is 7pm on a cold, still night in the city which boasts “100% Green Energy”.

Thousands of electric cars are plugged into chargers; electric lights, heaters and TVs are running; electric stoves are cooking dinner, electric trains and lifts are moving late commuters and early revellers, and the pubs and clubs are busy.

The hills bristle with turbines, but there is no wind and not one is turning. Every roof is covered with solar panels, but there is no sunshine and the panels are fast asleep. The green city is facing peak electricity demand . . . on batteries.

But for several days, clouds have shaded the solar panels and there has been no wind to turn the turbines – the battalions of batteries are running out of juice. One by one they drop out. The street lights fade and the city goes dark.

In this green energy utopia all the wicked coal-powered generators have been demolished, exploration for gas is forbidden, no one dares to mention nuclear, hydro schemes have gone (replaced by “Wild Rivers”), new hydro developments are stalled by green lawyers, and diesel generators are banned.

There is only one problem with this green perfection.

When the city wakes to another cloudy windless day, where will its electricity come from?

 

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vecchio21
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vecchio21

Divide your total electricity bill by the KWH used t produce cents per KWH, mine is about 23 cents, not the 39.1 cents they were talking about.

Pablo
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Pablo

Should be renamed, Black Energy, not Green Energy…..Just do what the Homosexuals did when they called themselves Gay to become less offensive….We need the Climate change Realists to find positive, progressive sounding names for our natural resources in order to change public opinion and undoing all the Lies that have been thrown at them by Gore and co….Stop defending and Attack….

Gazman
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Gazman

The ultimate irony of the cartoon is that watt-for-watt, the candle produces a lot more carbon dioxide emissions than coal.

Elsa
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Elsa

Do you think we ever owned anything ?

Elsa
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Elsa

Would it not be cheaper to buy a second hand nuclear powered sea going vessel and tie it up at a pier somewhere and plug into shore power to support SA ?

Elsa
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Elsa

The exhaust could be used to turn 4 inch turbines producing more electricity .

@screwedtenancy
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@screwedtenancy

Which will no doubt leave shed-loads more pollution that coal fired generators of the same out-put. The Greens are living in a deluded reality.

AnnieMac
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AnnieMac

Monckton is a very intelligent man who could see what was coming. He foretold Abbott’s demise, and the reason why. Also Steve Palmer’s defeat in Canada.

Ademup
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Ademup

BKengineering check this out I used to work on English Electric Jet generating sets. 10 MW with a single AVON MK V jet. Fuel consumption is very high. Like an A/c on take off. The also installed 20 MW sets with two AVONS and are only suitable for emergency supply.

Dynamite
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Dynamite

This scenario would not arise if most of the greenies were somehow ded. Hohoho, what a bottle of wine does to a person’s thinking! Not to be taken seriously.

Matt12
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Matt12

Hearing those Chinese aircooled engines running at 3000 rpm will drive you bonkers after a few hours.

chrisk
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chrisk

I can imagine the command from the captain of our new to be delivered in 50 years with the help of this Energy Utopia state SA. After being submerged for 5 hours the Captain will say “Take us Up, we need to run topside for 8 hours, deploy the wind turbines” First Mate what time is it? 2200hhs sir OK then don’t bother with the solar panel deployment” “continue on present course to oblivion” i i Sir.

aggie
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aggie

Connect their wanking hand to a generator….!
Problem solved.

stringybark
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stringybark

I’ve always thought the country system of ETSA superior to Victoria. They have those indestructible stobey poles that will last forever and run three phase power to country areas. Go to the Vic side of the border and you’ll find single phase and a variety of too old wooden poles. Those towers that blew over were an intermediate type pylon you don’t see in Victoria.

GregDeane
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GregDeane

Maybe South Australia will be one of the libtard experiments that proves useful because the madness will stop in Adelaide, not like multiculturalism that has us on an unstoppable path to Doomsday.

vecchio21
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vecchio21

I love my electric conveyance, it’s called a mobility scooter. It’s all I can get to drive these days, air conditioned of course, conditioned to the prevailing conditions, f—ing freezing!

ejada
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ejada

Well said.

stringybark
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stringybark

Electric cars were once common. Edison is pictured with an electric Studebaker. Grandma Duck drove an electric. Women liked them because they didn’t have to be crank started. Milburn were a big maker of electrics and Woodrow Wilson’s Secret Service detachment used electric Milburns. Range was the problem and they disappeared in the 1920’s. Revived in wartime France. Stella made a passable electric in Lyon for Vichy Govt service.

JeffofFNQ
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JeffofFNQ

I’m like you Grumps………..have a 6.5 kva generator plugged in. Just have to throw several isolation switches and have power to keep the house going.

aretee
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aretee

I just read an opinion piece on this very subject in the Washington Times about the real cost of renewable energy and also the enviormental concerns associated with the making of wind turbines and the disposal of old solar panels also the loss of more coal and nuclear power stations putting up the price of electricity, sounds familiar dosen’t it, the greens should read this article and wake up to themselves and get out of fairyland.

GeorgeofMagpie
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GeorgeofMagpie

Great article Viv. Commonsense as always. Thanks

TonyH
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TonyH

Right on que the leftards, Greens come out and demand that the Government cap electricity prices. What to disguise their stupidity with their renewable rubbish? Not satisfied with destroying our industry and driving us back to the stone age, their hypocricy is boundless. Hey fucktards stop blowing up our coal fired power stations!! ;
http://www.dailytelegraph.com.au/news/breaking-news/greens-want-electricity-price-regulation/news-story/7629ad346f0a5ddd90e8ec4ca734745b

TonyH
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TonyH

South Australian Electricity, batteries sold separately. But wait theres more! Blackouts and power failures will be blamed on delcons and deplorables, no steak knives available.

AlterEgo
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AlterEgo

…..batteries are for toys …..

Trueblueinfidel
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Trueblueinfidel

Home gensets are a short term, localised solution only. 1. Be careful how much fuel you store as you will void your home insurance. 2. Fuel these days goes ‘stale’ very quickly. 3. No service stations have stand-by power …. so after a while no fuel can be pumped.

Elsa
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Elsa

Are kero refrigerators still available ?

Elsa
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Elsa

He will go down the same path as those who gave us their GFC , we suffer from their profit .

vecchio21
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vecchio21

Pedal powered submarines from SA! Yeah!

vecchio21
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vecchio21

Those “battery powered” cars wouldn’t run unless they were charged with, coal fire generated electricity, they’re an expensive wank!, Keep buying them, you fools.

MathewBrown
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MathewBrown

Agreed, completely. Monkton is excellent.

oldskankhidinginTheShadow
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oldskankhidinginTheShadow

Elon Musk is attempting to float a $1.5Billion , 8 year bond to finance the Model3 production. What a Snake Oil salesman! How long before they figure him out?

LxL
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LxL

Yes, but there are still 455,000 orders current. Not from me.

MathewBrown
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MathewBrown

A great sum-up Viv. Wish it wasn’t so realistic.

OldCodger
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OldCodger

Trouble is you need a zillion litres of fuel on hand to run the damn things.

jackass99
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jackass99

The clever ones in the know bought candle factories and kerosine lamp tooling and today in 2019, they are multi millionairs with stores Australia wide. H.O. is in Adelaide of course.

Marco-eloco
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Marco-eloco

Diesel generators banned? Too bad if that were true because Fkwit Weatherboard and co are installing Cat powered diesel generators and trying to pass this off as their new power station. I had to refuel one of these every shift for a couple of months years ago and the amount of diesel they use is unbelievable. To be converted to gas in a couple of years? where are we going to get the gas?
Yes this the intelligence level of our politicians.

jackass99
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jackass99

As long as it keeps the beer cold eh?

Grumps
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Grumps

I have a 6.25 Kva as stand by for outages here in SE Qld, runs the whole house.

stringybark
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stringybark

There are several websites that give real time generation from different sources and individual wind farms. I put up links once but they were removed so you’ll have to find them yourselves.

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manfromOZ

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