by Viv Forbes, Executive Director, The Saltbush Club, ©2022
(Jun. 21, 2022) — Australia’s new ALP/Green/Teal government has a Zero Emissions plan, putting them on track to be world leader of the Green Lemmings.
John Kerry of USA was a strong contender to win the Green Lemming race. But he was given a stiff handicap by UN organisers because America has access to coal, oil, gas, hydro and nuclear power, plus cross-border pipelines and power lines. Biden is trying to close these loopholes.
Eight nations have withdrawn from the Green Lemming Games. Russia has joined China, India, Brazil, Indonesia, Mexico, Iran and Turkey in forming a powerful new G8. This hard-headed group ignores the net-zero dogma unless that suits their business plan. The G8 members have diverse reliable energy supplies – oil, coal, gas, hydro and nuclear. They use wind/solar for virtue-signalling or to earn billions making and selling millions of green toys to Net Zero Lemmings.
Europeans were disqualified in the Great Green Race – they were caught cheating. They pretend to run on intermittent energy from windmills and sunbeams but whenever these fail they quickly fill the power shortfall with reliable energy from French nuclear, Scandinavian hydro, Polish and German coal, Iceland geothermal, North Sea natural gas and (sometimes) Russian gas, oil and coal.
Australia has aging coal plants (marked for demolition), wildly unstable supplies of disruptive and intermittent green electricity, oodles of gas (but unwelcome in local markets), and abundant uranium for export (but none for local nuclear power). Australia is also a remote island with no extension cords to neighbours with reliable energy. They are a clear favourite in the big green race.
Sometime soon, at dinner time on a cold still night, the Aussie winners of the Great Green Lemming Race will be acclaimed by widespread blackouts and a failing economy.
Washpool, Qld, Australia
Russia and the new G8:
Labor Begs for Coal Power:
Adam Creighton “Net-zero target is pure fantasy”:
Western World being led by Idiots:
Labor commits to climate change ‘farce’ while ‘struggling to keep lights on: