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Cutting: The Politically Incorrect Guide to Climate Change, by the evil planet killer Marc Morano!

Marc Morano, Godfather

“…a central cell of the Climate-denial Machine”

In the climate debate, few men are more central, more loathed and feared than Marc Morano. In the flesh, few men are more warm, witty and polished — an absolute gentleman and a delight to be around. He’s so effective he’s been rated one of the top 17 “planet killers”, and according to the Daily Kos, “Evil Personified”. Thank goodness he’s on our side.

Not surprisingly, with so much going for him, he was the villain of the Merchants of Doubt documentary. Newsweek called him “King of the Skeptics” and Esquire Magazine devoted six thousand words to trying to unpack and investigate his key role in climate politics.

For a few years Morano worked for Senator Inhofe, who at the time was virtually the only Republican standing up to the media, academia and the UN on climate change. When Leonardo DiCaprio and National Geographic released their top ten list of climate deniers, Inhofe was number one, and Morano, number two.

Finally the man behind all this and Climate Depot — who is probably the closest to politics without being a politician — has written  The Politically Incorrect Guide to Climate Change.

Like a bullet it is now the #1 New Release in Environmental Science books. Let’s help keep it there. Right now, Leonardo’s worst fear is that you will buy this book and give it to people on the fence, impressionable teens,  and any decent, deplorable teachers. Ask your local library to get a copy.

The Politically Incorrect Guide to Climate Change

Click for the link to the Kindle Version

From the great Richard Lindzen:

With his book “Politically Incorrect Guide to Climate Change”, Marc Morano vies to be the Thomas Paine of the movement to save the world from the tyranny of climate catastrophists. He exposes the seemingly infinite number of absurd claims, and the almost unbounded hypocrisy and venality of the proponents of this clearly inhuman and scientifically implausible attempt to control mankind by controlling and, more importantly, restricting access to energy. This book is an unrelenting polemic of the best kind.

— Emeritus MIT climate scientist Dr. Richard Lindzen

The book has been endorsed by Nobel Prize Winning scientist Dr. Ivar Giaever. (see below)

Rush Limbaugh praised Climate Depot’s Morano in 2009:

“Morano’s probably single-handedly, in a civilian sense, the guy (other than me, of course) doing a better job of ringing the bells alarming people of what’s going on here.” – November 20, 2009

This book is the ultimate reference guide to climate change and no parent should be without a copy as their kids under climate education at school from elementary through college!

Marc Morano

Marc talks to Andrew Bolt, July 2017

The Weather Channel Founder, the late, great John Coleman, Anthony Watts, and many others praised Morano’s new book.

“…today anybody who defies the prevailing “climate change” scare puts his career and his reputation into extreme danger. That is where we find Marc. He is living life behind the eight ball. He has been there for decades. But whatever you may hear from his enemies in the climate change establishment, he is no crazy denier or shill for Big Oil. The explanation is simple. He is so certain of his data that he is quite comfy there…

This book is exactly what parents need to counter the indoctrination our children are now being subjected to…

Read this book and Marc will become your hero.”

– John Coleman.

Marc Morano

Marc discovers he is Wanted in Paris, 2015

The book synopsis:

Less freedom. More regulation. Higher costs. Make no mistake: those are the surefire consequences of the modern global warming campaign waged by political and cultural elites, who have long ago abandoned fact-based science for dramatic fearmongering in order to push increased central planning. The Politically Incorrect Guide to Climate Change gives a voice — backed by statistics, real-life stories, and incontrovertible evidence — to the millions of “deplorable” Americans skeptical about the multibillion dollar “climate change” complex, whose claims have time and time again been proven wrong.

The new book is also available at:

    

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74 comments to Cutting: The Politically Incorrect Guide to Climate Change, by the evil planet killer Marc Morano!

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    Marc talks about ‘global warming’

    My latest article just up at climate etc demonstrates that CET has been on a downwards route all this century

    https://judithcurry.com/2018/03/03/the-rise-and-fall-of-central-england-temperatures-part-ii/#comment-867596

    Similarly many American stations are showing a pretty long term decline.

    Judging from reading this site it is by no means certain that everyone in Australia believes it is warming throughout its landmass.

    Richard Muller told me a few tears ago that around one third of all global stations were showing a cooling not a warming. It is by no means an open and shut case

    So perhaps we ought to query the term ‘global’ when we talk about warming?

    I will see what the reviews say about Marc’s book. Has anyone here read it yet?

    tonyb

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      David-of-Cooyal-in-Oz

      No, tonyb,
      I’ve not read it yet. But I have just downloaded the Kindle versio, which costs $13.99 here in Oz.
      Cheers,
      Dave B

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      David-of-Cooyal-in-Oz

      No, tonyb,
      I’ve not read it yet. But I have just downloaded the Kindle version, which costs $13.99 here in Oz.
      Cheers,
      Dave B

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      glen Michel

      Our bookshop is run by an enviro-internationalist.I should pique him somewhat.

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        Glenn

        I often go to Cambridge. A favourite pastime is to go into the right on Cambridge university book shop in the high street surrounded by all the ancient colleges and ask for the crrent climate sceptical book.

        I am not sure if the look on the assistants face is scorn, contempt or shock

        Tonyb

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      Russell

      Is there now or will there soon be an epub version of this book? I don’t have a Kindle device but I can happily read epub books via my Firefox browser.

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        Roger Knights

        There’s a free app from Kindle/ Amazon that lets you read Kindle books that you’ve bought on a PC or Mac.

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      AndyG55

      Just ordered the print version :-)

      And tonyb, you are totally correct,

      … there are MANY parts of the world that are either COOLING, or NOT warming.

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      PeterPetrum

      Yes, Tony B – I have downloaded it and started reading, see my comment way down below.

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      sophocles

      it seems to be Northern Hemisphere warming, with most of the temperature change in the Arctic zones.
      Most of the climate scientists are in the northern hemisphere. To them that is the world.

      They seem to have assumed that that which happens in their half of the world is duplicated in this half of the world. That ain’t necessarily so.

      NZ has had a pretty constant annual average temperature for the last 150 years. (see De Freitas et al 2015)

      “Global” Warming?

      Nah.

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    Mark D.

    My wife and I are off to Barns & Nobel to get one before they are gone.

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    Ruairi

    We skeptics could never agree,
    With climate-change idiocy,
    So the stalwart M.M.,
    Wrote a skeptical gem,
    Which the warmists will not find P.C..

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      Geoffrey Williams

      Gorden, thanks for the link to a very important topic.
      Have to read more of it to try and grasp some of the implications regarding the significance of carbon and Co2 in the world today. Even the authers are unsure of all the possibilities that may be occurring.
      GeoffW

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    Popeye26

    Just ordered a paperback version from Amazon.

    Cheers,

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    Popeye26

    This is an interesting link for anyone who is interested in power generation in Australia and the breakdown by type.

    https://www.energymatters.com.au/energy-efficiency/australian-electricity-statistics/

    This provides live usage figures which I’ve just spent five minutes breaking down to percentages as per below.

    Black coal – 61.50%
    Brown coal – 19.87%
    Gas – 10.35%
    Hydro – 3.30%
    Wind & solar – 4.98%

    Look at the graph at the link and look at the percentages above for each type of generation.

    So wind and solar (irrespective of the $Billions already spent and the eyesores they create) can’t even manage 5%. This IS a joke isn’t it? From all the hype we hear about how good renewables are and how successful they’ve been (particularly in South Australia) one would think there use would be mandatory!

    This highlights the complete idiocy and/or hypocrisy of ANYONE who says we’re “Getting out of coal” (Andrew Vesey perhaps?)

    Won’t be happening in my lifetime or the next few generations either unless the lights go on (or OUT as the case may be :-) ) and we adopt NUCLEAR!!

    Cheers,

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      Peter C

      Thanks Popeye26,

      An interesting thing to me was the high proportion of wind energy in the WA market. Even higher than SA.

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        Chad

        How did you conclude that Peter, ?
        WA has only 400MW of wind , for a typical demand of 4000MW .
        SA has 1790 MW of wind ..with a typical demand of 1600 MW
        ???

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          Peter C

          Popeye’s graph showed about 40% of WA electricity coming from wind power (when I looked at it).

          It might have been a momentary aberration. I certainly did not expect to see that.

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      Chad

      Here is something else interesting…
      Where is the missing solar power going ..?
      Wiki states that Australia has over 7 GW (nameplate) of total solar
      PV installed as at the end of 2017., including 450 MW of utility connected solar farms.
      Anero confirms there are 450MW of commercial solar farms.
      So we can deduce there is approx 6.6 GW of roof top solar installed nationwide.
      However…
      Opennem only records a maximum total solar rooftop generation of 4.0 GW , peak, at any time during Dec or Jan ?
      So, what is happening with the other 2.6 GW of rooftop solar power ?
      Is the NEM data that far off ?…IE ..missing 40% of PV generation !
      Or is the installed PV capacity wrongly stated ?
      Anyone have other sources of data, or suggestions why the numbers do not add up ?

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        Chad makes a good point here, one which is never explained when they put up those (seemingly) huge totals for solar power, mainly for rooftop solar.

        It has everything to do with what is called Insolation, the amount of sunlight ‘getting’ to the panels to generate electrical power, to reduce the explanation to its simplest and most easily understood.

        What will always be quoted is that Nameplate, and no matter what, at no time will that Nameplate EVER be reached, not even closely approached really. It currently stands (for rooftop solar anyway) at around 6000MW, and when said as Nameplate, that is a pretty large number.

        The impression that they would like you to believe is that it is actually generating that total.

        Nothing could be further from the truth.

        It doesn’t even get close in the middle of Summer, when it should be highest, and barely even approaches 3000MW at absolute best at around Midday in mid Summer, and perhaps around an hour and a half either side of Midday a best.

        Spread across the whole of Australia, as it is, then there will always be areas where there is overcast, and that’s not an excuse, but the facts of the matter. Check out the ‘Widget’ and see for yourselves. I cannot include the link, as (for some reason or other) my Comment just vanishes into the ether, so, type the following into your search engine and the first link that comes up on the first page is the one you need to go to.

        Live Supply & Demand Widget, sponsored by RenewEconomy

        Once there, look at the totals for Small Solar at the columns under that live power generation coloured bar graph there.

        Not that here we are now, at around Midday when it should be at its highest and the total there is only 2200MW.

        I don’t have firm totals for each State but I do know that the total for Queensland is 1800MW and the total there is now just over 500MW, so it’s only generating at around 27% of its Nameplate, at the optimum time and Season.

        That’s the point here. It’s not in the one place but spread across the whole State.

        The same applies for all States, and on the wider picture, the whole of Australia.

        Even so, especially on weekends, most of that power is being consumed by the homes with the panels and very little is being fed back to the grids in any State.

        A good ‘handle’ on Insolation can be seen at the following link, and again, just type in this title into your search engine.

        UQ solar photovoltaic data

        When you get to the site, just click onto the ‘Live Feed’ link on the Menu.

        Fool around yourself with it, (select a day on the menu) and you can see how power is generated, and how it only ever approaches its best at around Midday, and never actually reaches Nameplate total at all, even on the best of days.

        It’s obvious why they use Nameplate, because it gives such large numbers, but the actual power being generated is virtually useless.

        Now. some might say that even the total at the live widget of 2200MW is large, but even so, it’s only around 6 to 8% of total power consumption, and only for a couple of hours at best, and that’s in Summer when it should be at its best. In Winter, it barely manages 2% at best for an hour or so.

        While ever they use Nameplate, they will always gain traction, but if explained correctly, people will see that it’s a tiny amount of power that is only being used in the homes which have panels, and even then only supplying part of the power for those homes.

        The amount fed back to the grid is so tiny as to be actually not even counted, and it makes no difference whatsoever to the AEMO when looking for power to supply actual Demand.

        Tony.

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          Chad

          Tony, I guess i was fooled by the data from the utility solar farms on the Anero site and the openNEM widget wich shows most of those commercial solar systems hitting 100% of their rated output when conditions are favourable. But that capacity is trivial (450 MW) compared to the 6600 MW of rooftop solar alledgedly installed.
          So i was expecting those same levels of performance from the rooftop solar data on the same sites, ..but it looks like 60% is about the max expected.
          Thinking about it i suspect i can see why..(apart from the factors you mentioned.)….age, temperature, cleanliness, and system components, can all reduce useful output by 10-20%..
          Also, Rooftop solar data is compiled from a nationally distributed array of individual installations, so its highly unlikely you can ever get all of those to generate peak output all at the same time given the possible weather variations, and time differences,

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        epemble

        I support solar electric generation but it is only produced during the day. Power is needed 24 hours a day. Industrial size storage batteries to store up solar power to serve the national grids are probably not viable, so we must have fuel based generation to keep that constant power supply.

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      PeterS

      There is a lot of misleading and often invalid data being pushed out by governments at all levels hell bent on telling us we must reduce our reliance on coal. For example, SA is so drunk on renewable targets they actually believe they can survive on 50-75% on renewables. In that case why do they so often still rely on the interconnect? If a company produced reports with such consistently misleading targets and performance statistics the directors would be fined heavily and very likely behind bars very quickly. Then again the voters (stakeholders) don’t appear to be too concerned about all this, especially about paying higher electricity costs. We haven’t even reached the stage yet when governments will have to respond to whining voters with something like “let them eat [yellow] cake”. Part of the problem is the majority of voters are still too well off and so are not so concerned. They might murmur a little when they receive their power bills but that’s about it – they forget about it after a day or so and move on to their favourite sport or TV show. Don’t blame the governments when they continue to raise taxes and levies on coal fired power, and continue to subsidise renewables as if it’s the cure to all evil in this world. They are only doing what they think is best and will continue to do so unless and until the voters say otherwise.

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      Bobl

      This is nameplate, effective generation for Solar is about 5% of nameplate, for its about 4%, for coal it’s 95%.

      No I’m not talking about annual average or capacity factor, I’m talking about how much reliable generation can be permanently replaced by the unreliables, or alternatively the inverse, how much overbuild is required to make the unreliable reliable 20x and 25 times respectively. Not 1kg of Co2 has ever been saved by grid-scale wind or solar.

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        PeterS

        In other words, if renewables are to replace coal we will need to have something like a 300% renewable target using their own metric, right? I wish someone of authority, like the scientists would expose the fact the governments are misleading the public. Then again I’ve lost the respect of scientists a long time ago when they replaced the scientific method with an approach to science more akin to Voodoo.

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          Geoffrey Williams

          Correct Peter,
          But remember that even with 3×nameplate value for renewables, if the wind don’t blow we still get get zero output.
          Personally I have lost respect for both scientists and politicians.
          Regards GeoffW

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            PeterS

            True but at least they would closer to the truth if they announced their targets in the hundreds of percent. Oh well we just have to wait for the crash and burn scenario to be played out before enough people wake up. History repeats.

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          Bobl

          Not 300% more like 3000% the problem is that you need sufficient diversity of supply so that statistically somewhere you are always generating what you need. So to have 1GW of wind at coal equivalent reliability you need 25x 1GW wind plants at statistically unrelated wind zones, (IE. Where the wind velocity is random with respect to each other).
          The Co2 debt created by building this can never be repaid operating them. Useless for CO2 abatement and always have been.

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      Bodge it an scarpa

      Shared your post on a Wind Power company’s spruiking post on Facebook, Popeye.where they claim that “with 83 Wind farms around AUS, Windpower already supplies a reasonable amount of energy”. Cheers.

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        Popeye26

        Sweet – thanks for doing that Bodge – much appreciated.

        All those companies push marketing solar on FB are guilty of a fair to HUGE amount of BS.

        They don’t care though – it’s all about the money as it always has been with ALL the true believers. I include “scientists who are on the take in this statement as well.

        Cheers,

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    That whole Mediterranean thing isn’t fooling me. He’s Russian.

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    Chad

    Weekend Unthreaded ????

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    RickWill

    This is a link to book depository:
    https://www.bookdepository.com/The-Politically-Incorrect-Guide-Climate-Change-Marc-Morano/9781621576761?ref=grid-view
    AUD27.39 including mail.

    I like hard copy as it is easier to hand around.

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    PeterS

    We need a similar book written with perhaps a title like “politically Incorrect Guide to Russian Influence on US Elections” because the so called Russian troll bots have been revealed here: FINALLY Russian troll bots reveal themselves! They are Americans, as I suspected all along given my memories of the heated debates played out on all social media outlets during the 2016 US elections.

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      Dennis

      Comrade Clinton & Comrades.

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        PeterS

        Yes them too but I was referring to Trump supporters who carried out heated debates with Clinton supporters over Twitter, blog sites and YouTube in particular. Both sides happen to be Americans so the last time I looked the US was not part of Russia (not yet perhaps) and the so called Russian influence on US elections is a classic misdirection.

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          Geoffrey Williams

          Correct; Russian influence in USA politics is minor only.
          A classic case of fake news.
          Geoff W

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      Bobl

      It was very interesting, there was overt Russian discussion on the very pro democrat Bloomberg, when they allowed comments, almost all of it was PRO HILLARY if memory serves. Methinks the democrats are projecting….

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    Geoffrey Williams

    Marc is a great Trojan in the fight against the biggest the hoax of our time. ie alarmist man-made global warming.
    GeoffW

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    pat

    what we’re up against:

    15 Feb: ABC: Tasmanian Labor’s energy policy sets ’120 per cent’ renewable target
    By state political reporter Rhiana Whitson
    “We’ve seen what South Australia has done, Tasmania could have been been leading the charge here,” (Labor leader Rebecca White) said…

    22 Feb: ABC: SA election: Xenophon demands lower power prices, modelling says that is already likely
    By political reporter Nick Harmsen
    Modelling from the Australian Energy Market Commission shows prices are already expected to fall substantially in SA over the next two years, largely due to renewable energy projects coming online…
    The Liberal Party said the SA Best leader (Xenophon) had come up with another uncosted thought bubble, while Premier Jay Weatherill said Labor already had a plan to provide households with rooftop solar and batteries, which would potentially lead to a 30 per cent reduction in power prices.

    word is Weatherill will win the upcoming election.

    Sloan’s article is behind paywall, bit read it here:

    3 Mar: CatallaxyFiles: Open Forum: March 3, 2018
    SCROLL DOWN TO:
    Comment: OldOzzie:
    ABC staff campaigns fail to serve public interest – JUDITH SLOAN
    My guess is that Emma Alberici has had better months. She has become the emblem of what many perceive to be the central weakness of the ABC — its unceasing and lopsided advocacy of left-wing positions.
    But we should be clear about one thing: it’s not just Alberici…

    Let me identify three other commentators whose contributions it would be hard to describe as “accurate and impartial”.
    They are all men: Ian Verrender, Stephen Long and Michael Janda. Each has waged long campaigns on issues they personally regard as important…

    Then there is Long’s lengthy campaign against the Adani coalmine in northern Queensland. It just beggars belief that his supervisor hasn’t told him to move on to other topics. His campaign to ensure that the mine never goes ahead has been relentless and completely bizarre at times.

    Adani is a crook; the environmental conditions can never be met; Adani has already violated its environmental obligations; the project doesn’t stack up economically; the market for thermal coal is about to tank; the project will never get finance; the Chinese government would have to approve any loans; and the number of jobs that will be created is trivial. His blocking reasons, many imaginary, just go on and on.

    This isn’t journalism; it’s just plain advocacy using the ABC platform.

    Again, what have his supervisor, the editor-in-chief and the board been doing while this campaign has been unleashed on taxpayers who have no choice but to contribute to the funding of the ABC?

    Consider also the economic commentators who are regularly invited on to ABC Radio National and local radio. They are almost all cut from the same cloth: old-fashioned Keynesians, supporters of government intervention and distrustful of business…READ ALL
    http://catallaxyfiles.com/2018/03/03/open-forum-march-3-2018/comment-page-1/

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      Bobl

      The Liberal Party said the SA Best leader (Xenophon) had come up with another uncosted thought bubble, while Premier Jay Weatherill said Labor already had a plan to provide households with rooftop solar and batteries, which would potentially lead to a 30 per cent reduction in power prices.

      Huh?

      Basic economics says that if you give people free solar panels then you reduce the number of energy consumers in the market place which result is the infrastructure costs being borne by fewer consumers, which drives prices UP!

      This brainwave clearly has left wing NBN economics written all over it! It will cost us a fortune and might lead to the collapse of the market though substitution.

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    pat

    comment including Judith Sloan piece has gone into moderation.

    2 Mar: UK Telegraph: Jillian Ambrose: Electricity prices hit 10-year high as cheap wind power wanes
    The UK’s electricity market has followed the lead of surging wholesale gas prices this week to reach weekend highs not seen in a decade.
    The power market has avoided the severe volatility which ripped through the gas market this week because strong winds helped to supply ample electricity to meet demand.
    But as freezing winds begin to wane this weekend National Grid will need to use more gas-fired power plants to fill the gap, meaning the cost of generating electricity will surge.

    Jamie Stewart, an energy expert at ICIS, said the price for base load power this weekend has already soared to around £80 per megawatt hour, almost double what one would expect to see for a weekend in March.

    National Grid will increase its use of expensive gas-fired power by an extra 7GW to make up for low wind power, which is forecast to drop by two-thirds in the days ahead.
    Wind speeds helped to protect the electricity system from huge price hikes on the neighbouring gas market on Thursday, by generating as much as 13GW by some estimates.
    However, by the end of Friday this output will fall by almost half to 7GW and slump to lows of 3GW by Saturday, Mr Stewart said…

    A string of gas supply outages this week cut supplies to the UK just as freezing conditions drove demand for gas-heating a third higher than normal for this time of year.
    It was the first time in almost ten years that National Grid was forced to warn the market that supplies would fall short of demand unless factories agree to use less…
    https://www.telegraph.co.uk/business/2018/03/02/electricity-prices-hit-10-year-high-cheap-wind-power-wanes/

    3 Mar: Financial Times: Siberian gas delivery to UK offers relief after cold blast
    LNG arrival highlights fragile state of British energy security
    by David Sheppard and Andrew Ward; Additional reporting by Sylvia Pfeifer in London and Henry Foy in Moscow
    The UK’s cold snap this week may have blown in from Siberia, but now Russia’s far north is set to provide some relief to Britain: a cargo of liquefied natural gas to replenish the country’s stretched energy supplies.
    However, the LNG cargo coming from Russia’s Yamal energy project in Siberia will not arrive in the UK without controversy, partly because it will highlight the fragile state of British energy security amid declining gas production.

    UK gas prices have soared this week as the extreme weather dubbed the “Beast from the East” generated huge demand for energy. Wholesale “same-day” prices more than quadrupled at one point to reach their highest level in at least 12 years…

    The shortage warning was withdrawn on Friday ***after some companies were paid to reduce their consumption of gas, but National Grid said demand remained high and it was “continuing to monitor developments closely”…

    The LNG cargo is being brought to the UK by Royal Dutch Shell, according to two people familiar with the shipment.
    Shell is expected to collect the cargo this weekend from a Russian LNG icebreaker with its own chartered vessel, executing a ship-to-ship transfer of the super-cooled fuel off the coast of western France…
    Shell is then due to deliver the cargo on March 6 to an LNG terminal at Milford Haven, which will regasify the shipment and pump it into the UK network. Shell and Novatek, the Yamal operator, both declined to comment…
    This week’s ***cold snap has highlighted Britain’s growing dependence on imported gas…

    ***Meanwhile, as the UK remained in the grip of low temperatures on Friday, the country’s energy regulator, Ofgem, was among organisations facing disruption. The heating at its London headquarters failed on Friday morning because of frozen pipes, causing some chilly employees to go home. A spokesman said the problem was later fixed.
    https://www.ft.com/content/31e076e2-1e28-11e8-956a-43db76e69936

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    pat

    behind paywall:

    2 Mar: UK Telegraph: UK is storing up energy troubles for the future
    By Christopher Williams, Deputy Business Editor
    Thanks to energy minister Claire Perry for her advice yesterday to “carrying on using your gas heating and cooking meals as normal” yesterday. Millions of Britons must have been moments away from smashing up the chest of drawers for firewood…
    https://www.telegraph.co.uk/business/2018/03/02/uk-storing-energy-troubles-future/

    4 Mar: UK Express: Here comes the sun! Met Office says UK will be up to 14 degrees WARMER in just THREE days
    BRITAIN can finally look forward to some warmer weather with temperatures set to soar as we enter next week, according to the latest Met Office forecast.
    By Will Kirby
    VIDEO: Met Office: Weather will turn ‘less severe’ across south of UK

    Well, Britain’s erratic weather looks set to continue with temperatures set to hit 10°C just three days after they reached lows of -4°C.
    The fallout from the Beast from the East and Storm Emma is expected to be felt for several days, with travel disruption set to frustrate commuters at the beginning of the week.
    On Saturday night there were 16 flood warnings in place across England and a warning for further snow in northern England and Scotland remains in place…

    Met Office Chief Meteorologist Dan Suri, said; “After the severe cold weather and snow we’ve had this week the good news is that temperatures will slowly increase from the south, generally up to around 4 or 5°C quite widely by the end of the weekend and we could even see up to 9 to 10°C in southern areas.
    “It will remain coldest in the north as well as the east of the UK and over the deepest snow cover.
    “As we head into next week the weather will return to something more typical for the time of year, with any snow showers gradually becoming confined to high ground in northeastern Scotland and the Northern Isles.
    “For most of us southwesterly winds will return and we can expect rain at times.”…

    London Fire Brigade said it took 375 flooding calls in London on Friday night – many for pipes that had frozen.
    Those experiencing the problem in Yorkshire were urged to use a hairdryer to gently thaw the blockage…
    https://www.express.co.uk/news/weather/926801/uk-snow-weather-forecast-met-office-warning-flood-alert-warmer-temperature-latest-update

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    pat

    2 Mar: BBC Scotland: Oil and gas production predicted to increase
    The oil and gas industry regulator has raised its forecast of what can be recovered from the waters around the UK over the next three decades.
    Changes in the way the sector operates are thought to have unlocked the potential for a further 2.8 billion barrels of oil or the gas equivalent.
    It is now estimated that 11.7 billion barrels could be recovered between 2016 to 2050…

    The Oil and Gas Authority’s increased estimate for the offshore industry partly reflects new investment…
    The new report suggests that spending was greater than previously reported. It also shows operating cost per barrel of oil produced has halved since 2014, at least in US dollars, reaching just above $15.
    Some of this spending was for developing so-called brownfield sites, where fields were mature and new technology was required to pump more from the rock formations…
    Most expenditure was in new fields, many of them to the west and east of Shetland. The last of that phase of new fields is expected to come on stream in the next few months…

    Andy Samuel, chief executive of the OGA, commented: “The extra 2.8 billion barrels identified shows the future potential of the basin which could be boosted further through investment and exploration successes.
    “Last year, 2017, continued to be a productive year and production levels are set to rise in 2018 as more new fields come on-line.”
    http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-scotland-scotland-business-43254085

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    PeterS

    So now we learn Barnaby Joyce believes he may not be the biological father of Vikki Campion’s baby. My opinion of him was already low well before all this stuff hit the news weeks ago. Now it’s much lower. He is a dill and explains why he followed Turnbull’s agenda so easily on climate change instead of standing up and forcing him to change. He has no brains. Regardless of who wins government from now on, this nation is doomed because voters have given the rubber stamp on the economic suicide note. The only way to change it is to have the AC party have a strong influence on climate change policy. Of course the likelihood of them winning enough votes to achieve that goal is slim because most voters don’t want to use their brains and think things through. We get the government we deserve.

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    PeterPetrum

    I downloaded the Kindle version about 3 hours ago, and am well into it. Mark has a very easy to read writing style and he is working his way through the history of climate scares, going back into the 1700’s and 1800’s – yes we had then then too. He has spent a fair bit of time on the “ice age” fears in the 1970’s and very clearly pointed out that Hanson (him of the overheated room for the Senate inquiry) was behind the ice age scare too. Follow the money! Anyway, the book is a great read – get it.

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      Richard111

      Got my copy about and hour ago. Hoping to find some mention of the science of so called ‘greenhouse gases’.

      The characteristics of radiative gases in the atmosphere are well documented and show quite clearly that carbon dioxide molecules in the atmosphere can’t heat the surface of the world anywhere. Those molecules can and do cool the atmosphere.

      The thing to do is discus it with your children so when they eventually learn what is really happening they will move into top gear to ensure their futures.

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    Serp

    Snowy Hydro II (which appeared from nowhere) is going to be a large scale version of Weatherill’s battery and showcase The Windbag’s fiscal arbitrage techniques.

    The ghost of Babcock and Brown walks among us and there’s nobody, short of a resurrected John Monash, who’ll end the orgy of profiteering which has befallen the Australian economy.

    Populate your national legislature with self-seeking parasites and expect a fair go, hardly. There’s been a five year trend of steeply descending GDP per capita in Australia but parliament spent last year focused on same sex marriage as though it had nothing of national importance to concern it. On the bright side they haven’t got around to talking about augmenting the RET but this can’t be far away.

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    John

    Good read. About halfway done with it. I’ll recommend it, and might even gift it to some friends and family.

    Keep up the good work.

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    John

    Good read. About halfway done with it. I’ll recommend it, and might even gift it to some friends and family.

    Keep up the good work.

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    Stonyground

    I would be interested to know just how it is that I am harming the planet by being sceptical of climate alarmism. Presumably I am somehow preventing action on climate change with my unbelief, but I’m unsure how this can be since the alarmists seem to have 99.9% of the politicians in their pockets. As I see it, this supposed lack of action is mostly down to the alarmists only wanting to apply “solutions” that don’t work.

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    tom0mason

    A book worth buying 2 or 3 copies and leaving a copy on the train, or cafe, or bus, or doctor’s and dentist’s waiting rooms.

    :-)

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    Bruce Imrie

    Chad asks where the missing MEgabytes of solar power are. Solar installations have a rated capacity but the sun does not shine for 12 or more hours per day. Cloud cover greatly reduces the power generated. I have a small installation that can produce 10 Mb on the best days but in cloudy weather this is reduced to around 3 Mb

    [surly you mean Megawatts?] ED
    [On second thought, surly you are a troll? Megawatts from a "small solar installation?]ED

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      Chad

      Bruce, you are correct that weather variation across the country is part of the explanation, but that is not the whole answer.
      Basicly, a PV solar system will never generate its full nameplate power,..80% more likely.
      Read my reply at #6.2.1 above for more detail
      PS…Electrical power is measured in Watts, kW, MW , etc

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