A Plague Of Green Elephants Is Stampeding Across Australia

Posted: September 1, 2022 by oldbrew in Batteries, climate, Critique, government, turbines
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Adelaide desalination plant [image credit: Acciona]

Monuments to green stupidity on the rampage.
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Legend says that if you displeased the King of Siam, he would give you a white elephant, writes Viv Forbes (via Climate Change Dispatch).

These rare and protected elephants were incredibly expensive to keep.

So a “White Elephant” came to mean a possession that is useless, troublesome, expensive to maintain, and difficult to dispose of – like a Sacred Cow, but much bigger.

Today, the deluded rulers of the Western world are gifting us and future generations with plagues of Green Elephants – useless, expensive, protected green rubbish.

The biggest green elephants in Australia are the five desalination plants built hurriedly when climate catastrophist Tim Flannery forecast that burning hydrocarbons would create perpetual drought.

He forgot La Nina with its cycles of rain and floods for Australia. Flannery’s complex, expensive de-sal plants have largely sat idle.

The sun powers the greatest desalination plant on earth, all for free. If we had spent all that desalination money on dams we could have moderated La Nina flood damage, insulated against El Nino droughts, and provided naturally desalinated water for many towns and industries.

Australia was also conned into a war on hydrocarbons by American climate catastrophist Al Gore and his animated cartoon.

This generated another epidemic of Green Elephants — solar panels, wind turbines, and spiderwebs of power lines that squander capital, uglify our landscapes and destroy grasslands, forests, and birdlife, as well as destroying our once-cheap and reliable electricity supply.

Future generations will be faced with the removal and disposal of these Green Monuments to Stupidity.

Another Green Elephant is being suckled in the Snowy Mountains – Snowy 2 Pumped Hydro. Its plant and transmission lines will cost $10 billion for a facility that is a net consumer of electricity.

More huge batteries are required to “solve” the chronic intermittency of wind/solar energy.

Full article here.

  1. The green elephant line is something should be used MUCH more

  2. Chaswarnertoo says:

    Not just Aus.

  3. Graeme No.3 says:

    Yes, the Adelaide desalination plant is a white elephant, although it does run (at low output) for a few hours a year. This is a condition inserted by the builders.
    It is powered by diesel generators, not the supposed renewables which aren’t reliable enough, but they also run more hours when South Australia is in danger of another blackout and it is “all hands to the diesel generators”.
    There was a report recently that the Victorian plant was restarted for its annual run and the water was going indirectly into the sea. (via a flooded river).

  4. tomo says:

    The Independent

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