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Never-Ending Green Disasters

Viv Forbes

Viv has a degree in Applied Science Geology and is a Fellow of the Australasian Institute of Mining and Metallurgy

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Newton’s 3rd law of motion, if applied to bureaucracy, would state: “Whenever politicians attempt to force change on a market, the long-term results will be equal and opposite to those intended”.This law explains the never-ending Green energy policy disasters. 

Greens have long pretended to be guardians of wild natural places, but their legislative promotion of ethanol biofuel has resulted in massive clearance of tropical forests for palm oil, sugar cane and soy beans.  Their policies have also managed to covert cheap food into expensive motor fuel and degraded land devoted to bush, pastures or crops into mono-cultures of corn for bio-fuel. This has wasted water, increased world hunger and corrupted the political process for zero climate benefits.

Greens also pretend to be protectors of wildlife and habitat but their force-feeding of wind power has uglified wild places and disturbed peaceful neighbourhoods with noisy windmills and networks of access roads and transmission lines. These whirling bird-choppers kill thousands of raptors and bats without attracting the penalties that would be applied heavily to any other energy producers - all this damage to produce trivial amounts of intermittent, expensive and blackout-prone electricity supplies.

Greens have long waged a vicious war on coal, but their parallel war on nuclear power and the predictably intermittent performance of wind/solar energy has forced power generators to turn to hydro-carbon gases to backup green power. But Greens have also made war on shale-gas fracking – this has left countries like Germany with no option but to return to reliable economical coal, or increase their usage of Russian gas and French nuclear power.

Their war on coal has lifted world coal usage to a 44 year high.

Greens also say they support renewable energy, but they oppose any expansion of hydro-power, the best renewable energy option. For example, they scuppered the Gordon-below-Franklin hydro-electric project, which would have given Tasmania everlasting cheap green electricity. But they never mention their awkward secret - the Basslink under-sea cable goes to Loy Yang power station in Victoria and allows Tasmania to import coal-powered electricity from the mainland.

Robbie Burns warned us over 200 years ago:

"The best laid schemes of Mice and Men
Gang aft agley,
An' lea'e us nought but grief an' pain,
For promis'd joy!"



Comments

You need to substantiate your quoted data with references - other wise your statement becomes irrelevant. I could give you names and addresses of 'real' persons whose health has been seriously affected by the subsonic underground pulse of these turbines...but there are court cases running currently on these issues. I believe the main point is that the power generated by turbines at a huge expense, does not alter the fact that we need base-load power - very effectively supplied by hydro and coal at a much cheaper rate. I, as a consumer, want value and quality for my money - no matter what I am buying.

they both are - and laughing all the way to the bank!

Thank You Mr Forbes, for being You kindest respectful , regard sent.

Megaloo, the Albino hump back whale has skin cancer

Wouldn't it be more apt for old Prune Face to be with Gore???????

Christine Prune Face has been full'a'wind these days! Fewwwwwwwwwwwwwh!

Did Prune Face get Botox or just a new head job?

What's Palmer got on Gore??????

Didn't any of you pick up how Palmer introduced Gore -------- Vice President, and he has all this power, WOW.

In his tiny mind DJ

Shows over. the gig is up, we are on to them.

Europes' ETS has slid to 30cents, it's worth all of that.

Silly old Prune Face is experiencing relevance deprivation as the ever growing flatulent Clive is now the clown prince and not old Prune Face Christine.

Time they started having an enquiry into this global warming fraud and locking these liars up.

I WAS LISTENING TO PRUNE FACE IN PARLIMENT TODAY, ARE THESE PEOPLE FOR REAL! They haven't a clue. She should be deported to Challenger Deep with a 30 minute air tank.

Well done , Clive, Goodbye Shortdick, Hello Plebisick

Al Gore looks like an unpleasant, moody snake in the grass if today's footage is anything to go by.

Ditto.

Ditto.

Yes - let's hope he manipulates his fork down his throat tonight.