Sunday, August 13, 2017

South Australia: The World's Renewable Energy Crash Test Dummy -- August 13, 2017

I didn't want to clutter the blog with these short, little stories, but this item was too good to bury as an update to an older post.

Unless you've been under the Geico Rock for the past year, you are aware that energy-rich South Australia has an energy crisis due to non-sensical decisions to pivot away from coal and natural gas to wind and solar energy. See the tag for further stories on this debacle.

Elon Musk promised the Australian government he can solve "the problem" in 100 days. Australia, apparently came up with its own solution to solve this crisis.

From a reader: how is Australia meeting its crisis?
South Australia is now being referred to as the world's renewable crash test dummy for good reason. Set aside Saint Elon's battery backup plan for the moment. 
The SA government has now committed to leasing 9 GE TM2500 generators that burn almost 2,000 gallons of diesel fuel per hour.
Well, for GE investors, good news. The effort will probably be duplicated across the entire African continent over the next century. 

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Notes to the Granddaughters

The Wall Street Journal led me here:

2 comments:

  1. I think I'll stick to the traditional cut and keep the cream cheese on the bagel and not on my sleeves up to my elbows!

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    1. I have to agree. It was a clever trick but using paper is perhaps a bit more elegant and certainly much simpler.

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