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A Kalibr Missile just hit Net Zero: Germany wakes old coal plants, UK talks of backflip on gas, oil, fracking too

It’s was the last chance to save The Planet, but nevermind?

Get ready for the Great Reenergize-ment, we’ve reached a tipping point. Even the elite believers know a real threat when they see one. The ruling class, sitting on cushy taxpayer salaries, weren’t threatened by higher fuel prices and carbon taxes, but Russian missiles are another thing.  Only a few months ago we had only “ten years til the next mass extinction”. Now, everything coal is good again, and years of pompous energy policies are on fire.

In normal times these would be monster headline backflips with mass protests in the streets from fifteen-year-old school-skippers.

Hat tip to NetZeroWatch

Germany to fire up mothballed coal power stations

German FlagOne of Europe’s biggest energy companies is preparing to bring a string of German coal power stations out of retirement as part of efforts to wean the country off Russian gas.

These include plants that have been decommissioned, those that are scheduled to go off-grid this year and others that are currently kept on standby.

Robert Habeck, Scholz’s economy minister, has insisted there will be “no taboos”, throwing into doubt plans for the country to ditch coal by 2030.

Nothing bar anything is cheaper way of making electricity than waking up a dead coal plant. Shame Dan Andrews blew up Hazelwood.

Meanwhile the UK rethinks everything, and considers a last minute stay of execution for fracking wells

The only two viable fracking wells in the UK sit on 50 years of gas, but were due to be concreted to oblivion, starting any day now. These were the wells closed for fear of seismic activity so small people can’t even feel it.

UK Flag

Net zero rules for the North Sea are to be watered down under proposals aimed at freeing the West from its reliance on Russian fossil fuel in the wake of the invasion of Ukraine.

Officials are examining a plan that would allow new oil and gas drilling to go ahead on national security grounds, even if it violates a ban on schemes that could damage Britain’s bid to go carbon neutral by 2050.

Anyone remember Glasgow?

The move – which would be a major policy reversal just months after Boris Johnson pledged to lead the fight against climate change at the Cop-26 conference – comes as the Prime Minister pushes for more energy imports from Saudi Arabia and weighs up ending a ban on fracking.

The rumours from the UK have been released to soften up the news when it comes.  Sadly, if Boris just carves out national security excuses, the UK will still have a mess of carbon rules the plebians won’t be able to carve themselves out of.

Politico on those rumours:

SCOOP — NET ZERO CARVE-OUT: Johnson’s hotly anticipated energy strategy is not expected this week, raising questions over what exactly is holding it up. Playbook is told much of the work that has taken place on the strategy so far has centered on the government’s legal net zero climate change commitments. In order to accelerate licensing for new North Sea oil and gas fields, a key expectation of the PM, government lawyers are having to redraw the so-called climate checkpoints imposed by ministers, which block new licenses if they don’t align with Britain’s net zero pledges. Ministers are looking at adding a “national security” or “geopolitical consideration” clause that would allow them to bypass net zero red tape and quickly drill for more oil in emergency circumstances. A Whitehall source told Playbook that this was one of the main areas of focus in terms of North Sea oil and gas, with much of the rest of the package centered around accelerating renewable energy such as onshore wind and solar. There is also talk the PM could unveil the strategy in a major speech later this month.

Nothing sharpens the mind like a cruise missile.

Tactical exercise with the withdrawal of the Topol mobile ground-based missile system in the Serpukhov branch of the Strategic Missile Forces Military Academy

It’s not a Kalibr Missile, but it probably wrecks Green policies too. Photo by mil.ru

Vladimir Putin’s cruise missiles ‘could reach UK in an hour’ if Nato enters Ukraine war against Russia

Putin’s warships and submarines are capable of launching Kalibr cruise missiles at UK cities and vital infrastructure from more than 1,000 miles from the east coast of Scotland.

Dr Sidharth Kaushal, a research fellow for sea power and missile defence at the Royal United Services Institute, said: “Do the Russians have missiles capable of reaching the UK? Yes, absolutely.”

Vladimir’s intention might not have been to unite and awaken the loopy West. Though the West has dug itself a big hole it didn’t need to jump into, and still needs to get out of.

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98 comments to A Kalibr Missile just hit Net Zero: Germany wakes old coal plants, UK talks of backflip on gas, oil, fracking too

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    Curious George

    “Do the Russians have missiles capable of reaching the UK? Yes, absolutely.”
    It sounds like NATO does not have any missiles. Pure alarmism.

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    paul courtney

    German greens are evidently so hard-headed, they are forcing coal-burning, when they could install NG burners in the old coal boilers and frack German NG. Here, the irony burns- and it leaves an ash pile!

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    Jojodogfacedboy

    My assessment…

    The monetary system is about to change drastically in a couple weeks to a new currency being backed by China, Russia, Saudi Arabia and other countries in this Alliance group.
    This US Dollar has been weaponized that if you don’t follow the United States, you’ll be punished by a variety of options.
    So many countries agree in principle to avoid the wrath of the US Government’s punishment.
    So we have a huge disconnection of reality to political promises and unlimited funding which can’t keep it’s promise by reality restrictions or materials needed as inflation makes it impossible. Currency debasement can’t be reversed or changed, just increases.

    Interesting times coming if you see how this is playing out.
    Now, what to do?
    What to do?

    When it breaks, it’ll be Trump Derangement Syndrome on steroids.

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    Erasmus

    It’s time the governments here saw sense and took back any coal fired power station slated for closure by the perfidious companies that own them under false pretences.

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      Klem

      I just can’t believe you used the word perfidious.

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        Ted1

        Actually, the energy companies represent only half of the perfidy. The other half is the politicians.

        The energy companies know and well understand that the economics of energy are corrupted y politics.

        They know that coal fired power is the cheapest there is, and that ‘renewables” are subsidised by coal.

        They also know that their business plans, built around the political corruption of the energy market, depend on high prices for electricity.

        They know that the political corruption of the energy market could change at any time with a change of or in government.

        So, when shutting down a coal fired power station they immediately commence demolition, to ensure that the power station cannot be reopened to generate cheap power. Because in a cheap power regime their business plans cannot make a profit.

        The Australian federal government should do whatever is necessary to ensure that coal fired stations are not demolished on the current schedule. If there is no other way, have the military take over their management for national security.

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          Bruce

          The fuel-handling of the various comustibles is also studiously ignored.

          Coal? Dig it out of the ground. Stockpile it out in the open in huge heaps, in all weathers. Scoop it up and dump it into open hopper wagons in vast trains. Rail it to ports, power stations, etc. Sort out the “ash” problem.

          Try the same “no-frills”‘ caper with gas and oil.

          Yes, you can pump oil and gas along vast, expensive, high maintenance pipeline networks. Gas storage is a bit of an issue. Storing crude oil is pretty straightforward if you have good, clean tanks. Lighter fractions? Different storage regimes.

          Interestingly, if you pulverize the coal and mix it with water, it can also be pumped, pretty much straight to a fluid-bed furnace under the power-house boiler.

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      David Maddison

      The companies are only closing the coal power stations because the Government has given them a perverse incentive to do so.

      They can make more money forcing consumers to buy expensive intermittent wind and solar.

      Remove the incentive and market forces will clearly dictate that cheap, reliable, clean, coal fired powered stations (or gas or nuclear or proper hydro, not SH2) will be the superior and cheaper option.

      Wind, solar, and “green hydrogen” will not survive in a free market once consumers are stopped being forced to buy the fundamentally defective product.

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      Hasbeen

      Who’d have thought, Putin, the savior of the west!

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    Peter Fitzroy

    Germany will have to import the coal for those soon to be restarted plants.

    It’s energy security problem remains unchanged.

    That was a major factor in going the renewables path.

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      b.nice

      Germany has large deposits of coal. Do try to use facts if you can.

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        Peter Fitzroy

        the plants which were mothballed use imported coal, you could have checked like i did, but straight to insults

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          b.nice

          Several lignite power stations were also mothballed. These would be the logical ones to restart.

          If you could bother researching, you would find that Germany has plenty of lignite and hard coal, should it choose to mine it.

          Facts that you missed. Try harder next time.

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          paul courtney

          Mr. Fitzroy: I don’t doubt that greens closed german coal industry before closing coal fired plants, so OK germans imported coal. Did they use the same company that delivered to Newcastle?

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      David Maddison

      Peter, my reply to you went to the wrong place, see below.

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      Disco Stu

      The energy security problem is changed in that it will need to seek another supplier. There was never enough wind or solar power to supply all of Germany’s needs, they always relied on importing energy from France etc.

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    PeterS

    It goes to show the inconsistencies we have been and still seeing by the West on many issues, not the least of which CAGW are just lies.

    As for saying nothing sharpens the mind like a cruise missile, it is interesting to note that Russia has been practising the use of tactical nuclear weaponry for the past few years. Make no mistake about it, they will use them if necessary if NATO keeps pushing eastward. What we really need now is a leader in the West to hand over an olive branch, not sanctions and threats, to start engaging in some peace talks, not war. The hatred by the West, including by the MSM against Russia has gone on for too long and too much. What they don’t realise is if we continue the way we are going, China will join forces with Russia to push back the West. Biden might go down as the first POTUS to bring us to the brink of a nuclear war. In the past it was Russia that had done that via the Cuban missile crisis. The solution is the same as before but in reverse, and it has already started. Putin has warned the West that he will not put up with their nonsense. Now its the West’s turn to answer back. Will we go for war or go for peace? Time will tell.

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      David Maddison

      Germany will have to import the coal for those soon to be restarted plants.

      It’s energy security problem remains unchanged.

      That was a major factor in going the renewables path.

      Germany holds 39,802 million tons (MMst) of proven coal reserves as of 2016, ranking 6th in the world and accounting for about 3% of the world’s total coal reserves of 1,139,471 million tons (MMst). Germany has proven reserves equivalent to 154.6 times its annual consumption.

      https://www.worldometers.info › coal

      Germany Coal Reserves and Consumption Statistics – Worldometer

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        David Maddison

        That was meant to be a reply to Peter, #5.

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        Peter Fitzroy

        as for mr nice, check first then comment, those mothballed plants use imported coal – the coal reserves are region specific, and the plants in those regions were not shut down.

        “Due to unfavourable geological conditions, German hard coal is not competitive on the international market, and subsidised hard coal mining ended in 2018. Germany now has to import all the hard coal it uses, mainly by the energy sector and for steel production. (See the CLEW factsheet on coal for more details). In 2020, Germany imported all of the hard coal it consumed with 31.8 million tonnes. Its leading coal suppliers were Russia (45.4%), the United States (18.3%) and Australia (12.3%). Hard coal covered nine percent of Germany’s primary energy use in 2021. Most is burned for power generation (9% of gross electricity in 2019).”

        hope this helps you

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          David Maddison

          Well, I guess Greens have shut down German coal mining but they still have plenty of reserves.

          In any case, what’s wrong with importing coal? It is an energy-dense product for which a little goes a long way. Albeit it is not as convenient as oil or gas which can be transported by pipeline but bulk transport of coal is economical and effective.

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            el+gordo

            Its a question of economics.

            ‘In the midst of the Energiewende, Germany still relies still heavily on imports of fossil fuels as its domestic resources are largely depleted or their extraction is too costly.’ (CEW)

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            Ted1

            “bulk transport of coal is economical and effective.”

            If you have the infrastructure to do it.

            Note that that includes ships and loading and unloading facilities.

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            Peter Fitzroy

            David here is an example – Australia has good reserves of crude, bass strait is well known. But it is sent to Singapore fore processing and Australia buys a cheaper product in return- do you see the problem in relation to energy security?
            If Australia was to process the oil itself it would be immune to international supply constraints. It is said that it is cheaper to do it the way I outlined, but I don’t agree.

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          First check your facts eh Peter.

          In 2018 when the German coal mines were uneconomic the price of coal was $100/ton. Today it’s $350.

          It’s a different world now, and if everyone wants coal again, then reopening German coal mines may make unsubsidized good sense.

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            Peter Fitzroy

            Due to unfavourable geological conditions, German hard coal is not competitive on the international market, and subsidised hard coal mining ended in 2018.

            Germany provided about €4 billion in production relevant subsidies in 2000. (science Direct) with my maths, there would still need to be a subsidy as production costs have also increased. (ie subsidy vs tonnage)

            It does make sense on a energy security viewpoint though

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              b.nice

              Thanks for confirming that Germany has plenty of hard coal reserves , when it become viable and necessary to mine them…
              Like now. !

              Thanks for reinforcing what I said in #5.1. 🙂

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          b.nice

          Yep, you have told us that Germanyhas plenty of hard coal reserves if they decide they need to use them.
          High prices will allow mining of hard coal, rather than importing from “unfriendly” countries like Russia.
          Mining their own hard coal and lignite certainly does make sense from a security point of view.
          But so does keeping their nuclear powered station open and not wasting money on wind and solar.
          Don’t expect leftist governments to make sane rational choices, though.

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          b.nice

          “I hope this helps you…. “
          Yes. It confirms exactly what I said in #5.1, that you whinged about…
          Germany has plenty of hard coal reserves.

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        Similar to the UK. Britain is built on coal. The only trouble is the economics of mining the stuff. Then there is shale gas in Lancashire and North Sea Oil and Gas. Probably plenty of that around the whole British Isles too waiting to be discovered. There is no Energy Crisis only the crisis in Political Will which has been hijacked by the Climate Change (Warming) Mob…………..

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          b.nice

          The root cause of any “energy crisis” in western countries, is absolutely and completely the implementation of marxist/leftist/greenie politics.

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      “What we really need now is a leader in the West to hand over an olive branch, not sanctions and threats, to start engaging in some peace talks, not war.”

      Trump was the one who could have done this, but Clinton’s fake Russian collusion hoax prevented any rational dialog and as a result, Russia was further isolated.

      It’s too late for this now, since Putin has already far exceeded the threshold for war crimes and any kind of olive branch would condone such behavior when it must be condemned in the strongest terms possible.

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    David Maddison

    Germany to fire up mothballed coal power stations

    At least Germany was smart enough to mothball their prematurely closed down proper power stations.

    Australia makes a media spectacle of blowing them up as though it was something to be proud of.

    In reality it is an act of Luddites.

    The urge for self-destruction is strong among Australian “leaders”, the Elites and their slave army of useful idiots of the Left.

    BTW, a few months ago I visited the site of the Hazelwood Power Station. They have wasted no time destroying that. It is well beyond any hope of recovery so forget about using that to address the forthcoming Australian power crisis.

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      Robber

      The Hazelwood site would be an ideal place for a nuclear power station.

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      Ross

      At one stage I think a buyer could have purchased Hazelwood Power Station for around $200m. That is so cheap!!! That was years ago now. A buyer back then could have razed the site, built a modern technology coal fired plant and had it up and running by now. Probably for about twice the purchase price. An absolute bargain!! Would have been way more efficient and at the same time probably still reduced Victoria’s net CO2 emissions. Not that any reasonable person thinks Australia’s or even Vic’s emissions make 2/3 of 4/5 of SFA difference anyway to the world’s climate. Victoria has at least 500 years supply of readily available brown coal. Rather than exporting industry, the state could have been importing industry with the lure of cheap power. Much like our forefathers ( and mothers) did post WWII.

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    David Maddison

    At the glacial rate Australia gets anything done, if it gets done at all, even if we got rational governments into power, it would take a least a decade and probably two, to build another proper power station such as coal, gas or nuclear.

    Australia has to brace itself for years of expensive power and probably grid-down events. Many people will generate their own power with generators or off-grid solar, at great expense.

    Australia has been partially spared from some of the problems of power shortages because of the shut down of industry which reduced power consumption.

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      PeterS

      I sometimes had visions of life being somewhat like that of Omega Man. Now all I need is a basement to house my own large petrol or diesel powered generator that can run for days on end.

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      David Maddison

      Europe is waking up.

      America has an evil demented puppet as “President” but even some American Leftists are waking up.

      Surely there must be someone in a position of power somewhere in Australia that can see the insanity of where Australia’s fanatical obsession with unreliable energy is taking us?

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        PeterS

        Too bad it’s too little too late for us here. We have an election soon and it looks like we’ll have our own version of Biden as PM to replace a weaker version if Biden. Hobson’s choice. Then again there is a way out but I won’t hold my hopes too high as most people are still asleep. We have no clear winner and some of the minor parties negotiate with the new government to scrap the net zero emissions, scrap the ban on nuclear power and subsidises coal fired power over renewables. It may be too late to save the nation but it’s worth a shot.

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        Lawrie

        There are current politicians who know that GW/CC is absolute crap but Morrison ensures that they are nowhere near a microphone sitting as they are in the furthest recesses of the back bench. Likewise in the NSW Liberal Party where Matt (Green) Kean is minister for the Environment and Energy with Treasurer thrown in. Dom Perottet got his gig only if Matt got his which shows the destructiveness of the faction system.

        I agree with other here that the ridiculous situation we find ourselves in could be corrected overnight by scrapping the subsidies. The Spanish did it and I am sure that after the left had their little tissy fit we would all be far better off.

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        Tarquin+Wombat-Carruthers

        His name is Matt Canavan.

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        Ronin

        I doubt OZ will wake up until there are some serious blackouts.

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      So how come the Chinese can build new “high tech” Coal Fired Power Stations faster than us? Are they smarter than us? No. They just have a “can do” philosophy…………….Australia had one once too which is how the Snowy River Project got done………..

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    PeterS

    Nothing new about Putin’s warships and submarines capable of launching cruise missiles at UK cities and vital infrastructure. They now can do it from a greater distance than before. So what does the West want to do? Place missiles as close to the Russian border as possible. Anyone see the problem here? The MSM and governments are spreading a fear campaign against Russia. Sound familiar? Ought to be as it wasn’t that long ago they did the same thing with the COVID-19 virus. In any case it’s interesting to know some of the events prior to the Russian invasion….Democracy Now Pushes For War & Peace In Ukraine?

    Then again perhaps it’s all a ruse for a much bigger agenda, just as the COVID-19 rant was all about – NWO, and that Ukraine, the West and Russia are playing with us, just as China, Russia and the West colluded to promote a fear campaign against the virus. Stranger things have happened before. We just need to be aware and watch as things develop to try and uncover the truth behind the fog.

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    Neville

    The world is now in a perilous state and OECD countries have weakened their response against aggressors because of their future reliance on the unreliable TOXIC S & W disasters.
    Russia, China etc have chosen to rapidly increase their use of of Coal, Gas and Nuclear energies and yet up to COP 26 none of this seems to have worried our MSM or mostly stupid pollies or so called scientists at all.
    But now perhaps the EU are belatedly starting to wake up, but I’ll believe it when I see it and I can’t wait until the November mid terms in the USA to gauge how the voters respond to Biden’s + DEMs disastrous handling of their energy problems.
    Hopefully the Republicans will then have the numbers to limit any more ruinous energy disasters from the clueless DEMs and help to refocus on proven, reliable energy for the future.

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    David Maddison

    What is deeply disturbing is that there is no one in power in Australia who even has the slightest niggling doubt that the obsession with random energy generation might be wrong. The policies are never reviewed, the belief is that “the science is settled”, an expression no real scientist would ever use.

    And the dumbing down of the education system also means that the “engineers” being produced today are clueless. As I mentioned yesterday, I spoke to a recently graduated mechanical engineer who had never heard of a Carnot cycle heat engine. Staggering!

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    Salome

    If the world survives this war, energy security could be Putin’s gift to us all.

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    PeterS

    Uber and others applying fuel surcharges, even on electric vehicles. What the?!

    The photo here says a lot about what Biden is doing and how he is getting away with it thanks to the MSM. Back in the days of true journalism if a POTUS did that sort of thing the MSM would be all over him like a cat on a mouse.

    Uber and Lyft Charging Gas Surcharge Fees

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    another ian

    “No Amount Of Incremental Wind And Solar Power Can Ever Provide Energy Independence”

    https://wattsupwiththat.com/2022/03/16/no-amount-of-incremental-wind-and-solar-power-can-ever-provide-energy-independence/

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      PeterS

      The really stupid part is that Russia and China know all that and they must be laughing at us. If only we could join them and laugh at our leaders too but we can’t because we would be treated as terrorists. How ironic. We have virtual terrorists in charge who have no problem tearing down Western civilisation by way of net zero emission policies, and we are supposed to feel threatened by the Russians and Chinese? What the?!

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    Neville

    We know we have very stupid blog donkeys who want to BELIEVE the extremists, so let’s hear it from the Chief Scientist about our Aussie co2 emissions.
    Here he agrees that if we stopped all Aussie co2 emissions it would have ZERO impact on their so called climate change.
    But over the next 2 months you’ll be told every lie in the book about why we have to REDUCE our co2 emissions, to reduce the impacts of floods, droughts,fires, cyclones, on GBR, sea level rise, all extreme weather events etc.
    And the so called scientists, most of the MSM, most of the pollies and every state govt will all agree that we must have more TOXIC S & W ASAP to help mitigate their so called dangerous Climate change.
    Unfortunately most of the voters will agree and the Labor / Greens will then happily WASTE billions $ for ZERO change to any of the above so called problems. Over to Dr Finkel.

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=JJY8xKknpms

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      PeterS

      It’s just one of many inconsistencies we have been and still seeing by the West on many issues. Surely they can’t all be mistakes or simply errors of judgement. Clearly they are deliberate so as to implement their NWO. Of course they might have a problem with that as Russia and China might want to implement their own version.

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    yarpos

    Its encouraging to see green alarmist dogma finally colliding with reality. Its sad that it took a war to trigger it.

    We have encouraging talk emerging but still seem to be going down the death of a 1000 cuts path, unless we finally trigger an eastern Stated blackout.

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      PeterS

      Yes but what will change without a change in government policies? Will our governments admit they got it wrong? I doubt it just as they won’t admit they got it wrong on the COVID-19 saga and stop the vaccines. Me thinks they rather go to war with Russia and China than admit they got it wrong on those two fronts. It would be a good way to burn the evidence.

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      PeterS

      I would be happier if all sides just called a truce and decided to form a NWO instead of what appears to be a battle raging to see who can implement their own version first. I know, I know – it’s prophesied in the Scriptures and it’s not good how a NWO will function for a short while before it’s done away with. However, at least we would avoid a potential world war with far more disastrous consequences. We shall see.

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    el+gordo

    ‘ … a NWO will function for a short while before it’s done away with.’

    Not necessarily, it may remain in place for thousands of years. Geopolitically, Russia joins NATO and China embraces American democracy. The warring states period is over and peace should prevail.

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    Old Goat

    I think Churchill’s quote might apply here :Now this is not the end. It is not the beginning of the end . But it is perhaps the end of the beginning . Return to reality has been due for some time and current events are finally exposing it.

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      Binny Pegler

      On that note the people of Ukraine, can be described as the ‘few’. If they had’ve roll over, Putin would have been slapped with a wet feather, and it would have been ‘business as usual’. This wasn’t supposed to happen.

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    Ross

    Slight correction ( which I don’t really want to point out)- Andrews didn’t blow up Hazelwood. That was that Weatherill loon from South Australia, when he blew up their last coal fired plant.

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    Neville

    Willis has looked at their so called climates models and of course they are a disaster.
    Yet they’re happy to WASTE endless TRILLIONs of $ until 2050 and beyond? And all for a guaranteed ZERO return. Russia and China will be pleased.

    https://wattsupwiththat.com/2022/03/16/climate-models-dont/

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    RightOverLabour

    All this discussion on coal power etc could be a bit moot if there are a few Mushroom clouds keeping Europe warm at least temporarily, until the nuclear winter sets in. I’d be very nice to Mr Putin, Sir….

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      PeterS

      That’s actually an interesting point. We ought to be nice(er) to Putin just as we have been nice with Xi but the MSM is much nicer with Biden who is doing his level best to destroy the West on three major fronts; vaccine mandates, climate change and goading Putin to see how he reacts if pushed too far (not nicely I bet).

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    https://www.bitchute.com/video/zTlekvX6ozqo/

    PRO-UKRAINE REDDITORS GET ANNIHILATED BY AIRSTRIKE, FOX NEWS SAYS WAR IS OVER, PUTIN WON

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    Ruairi

    Let the coal be dug from each seam,
    Burnt clean to generate steam,
    Through the turbines for power,
    As each kilowatt-hour,
    Gives a constant supply, it would seem.

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    Ronin

    Gotta love it when good old pragmatism overcomes dreamy idealism.

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    DOC

    If politicians want a way out of the mess by declaring themselves scientific experts and declaring the ‘science’ behind AGW IS ‘in’, then maybe it’s time to say ‘we need to relook at ‘the science’ of AGW and have a full and open debate between all appropriate true scientists on this matter, with full and due application of the scientific method by which we made decisions before activism on the control of the earth’s climate.

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    DOC

    Boris needs to be mindful that, by going for ff’s as the saviour for Britain, he may lose the support of those guiding his energy policy since he got married.

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    Gerald the Mole

    Smart thinking of the Scots to blow up the chimney of a coal fired power station a couple of months ago. )sarc off

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    Gerry, England

    ‘Britain’s net zero pledges’

    More correctly described as ‘the British Government’s net zero pledges’ since we – the people – haven’t been asked if we would like Net Zero. The Tories have refused a referendum as they claim a few lines of waffle in the 2019 election manifesto prove that they have the backing to go ahead and destroy our economy and lives. I doubt there is a single voter who was drawn to vote Tory by this given that the issues at that election were keeping a Marxist nutter Corbyn out of becoming a Prime Minister who would destroy our economy and lives, and would ignore the only democratic vote the UK has had in decades by keeping us in the EU. So we voted instead for a fascist lying oaf who is intent on destroying our economy and lives while pretending – and convincing many – that he is a right wing conservative.

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    Philip

    Yep, crisis and they come running for reality.

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