Open Letter to the Prime Minister of Australia


We are a group of retired scientists and engineers in Queensland, and we are alarmed at the direction our country is being taken through your respective policies, which are virtually identical, on renewable energy. Our names are listed here. We have studied this issue for years now, and we have here outlined the serious defects in your energy policy, and asked some questions which have thus far remained unanswered.

Energy Policy. By far the greatest risk to Australia’s electricity supply is the false belief that renewables (wind and solar) can be a like-for-like replacement for dispatchable fossil fuelled generators. They are not, and can never be. A one-MW wind or solar plant does not replace a one-MW coal plant. Not even close. Solar plants will produce electricity on average at 20% of their installed capacity. They produce power for little more than eight hours per day and none at all at night or on rainy days. Wind plants can be expected to produce electricity on average 25% to 30% of installed capacity, but output can be as little as 2% or as much as 70% with little warning.

Media reports in June this year referred to a “wind drought” across Southern Australia resulting in wind production being “40% below the previous corresponding period”. This is a problem but masks an even more intractable false belief; that an energy grid can run on averages. It can’t, because energy consumed has to be generated in real time. Just one example of that wind drought: at 2.20 PM on 5 th May this year, all the wind farms in Australia (4400 MW installed capacity in WA, SA, Vic, Tas and NSW) were producing just 121MW. (That’s 4400 MW capacity generating only 121MW). In fact for May and June this year this was not uncommon. Large high pressure systems over southern Australia meant little or no wind for weeks at a time.

The grid has to meet demand every minute of every day. AEMO can and does order fossil fuelled plants to produce electricity. Clearly it cannot do so for wind or solar. Just imagine Australia with a largely renewable energy system — it is night time so no solar power is being generated, and the whole of Southern Australia is dominated by high pressure systems (this is not unusual) and wind is producing at only 2% of installed capacity! To date dispatchable fossil fuelled generators have been able to shoulder the load but as dispatchable capacity is retired this may no longer be possible, with disastrous consequences.

On the face of it the answer is storage, either battery, pumped hydro or molten salt. This brings us to the next false belief; that storage is some sort of magic pudding. The capacity of current storage technologies is miniscule compared with daily demand. Australian grid demand varies between 18,000 MW minimum and 30,000 MW maximum. Over 24 hours this works out to about 600,000 MWh per day. The Tesla battery being installed in South Australia is said to be the world’s largest and to hold 129 MWh fully charged. This may be enough to support the local grid for a short time until dispatchable capacity can be started, but an unimaginable number of Tesla batteries would be necessary to maintain grid supply for a day or a week, or even longer in the worst case.

Shadows over Greentopia

Blackouts Stalk Green Energy Utopia

It is 7pm on a cold still night in the city which boasts “100% Green Energy”.

Thousands of electric cars are in their garages plugged into chargers; electric lights,
heaters and TVs are running; electric stoves are cooking dinner, electric trains and lifts
are moving late commuters and early revellers, and the pubs and clubs are busy.

The hills bristle with turbines, but there is no wind and not one is turning. Every roof is
covered with solar panels, but there is no sunshine and the panels are fast asleep. The
green city is facing peak electricity demand… on batteries.

But for several days, clouds have shaded the solar panels and there has been no wind
to turn the turbines – the battalions of batteries are running out of juice. One by one
they drop out. The street lights fade and the city goes dark.

In this green energy utopia all the wicked coal-powered generators have been closed
or demolished, exploration for gas is forbidden, no one dares to mention nuclear, hydro
schemes have gone (replaced by “Wild Rivers”), new hydro developments are stalled
by green lawyers, and diesel generators and petrol cars are banned.

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There is only one problem with this green perfection.

When the city wakes to another cloudy windless day, where will its electricity come

And when all the stoves and fridges, computers and TV’s, lifts and trains, traffic lights
and water pumps, checkouts and ATM’s, heaters and coolers – – – all stop working,
there will soon be an angry mob seeking the nearest politician to punish.

Further Reading:

The Blackout Next Time:

Ecocity madness:

A Looming Disaster in Energy Security:

Keep a diesel in the Shed:

Rolling Blackouts Loom in Britain:

Green Germany facing power blackouts:

Wind Turbines are neither clean nor green and provide zero global energy:

South Australia (the green energy state) copes by shutting industries:

Is the Green Energy Story Sustainable?:

While the Babblers Bleat about Global Warming, our Huge Heater in the Heavens gets Weaker:

Gore’s Latest Alarmist Movie Flops:

Al Gore’s Inconvenient Sequel:

Phony Sequel Rejected:

Gore Debunked:

Trump on the Paris Agreement:

How They Pulled Off the Great Global Warming Conspiracy (Satire):

Wind Farms killing Whales now?

A Personal Explanation

We received the note below recently, and there have been several others asking similar questions:

Hi Viv

Haven’t heard from you for a while.
I hope you have not resigned from the “Cause” out of disgust.
The man-made energy crisis is a disgrace and the political class worse.
If only we could delete all reference to emissions from the Black Board of Climate.
I still have a hope that Trump will do what he promised in election-speak.
Any chance you could be induced to consider a political role?
The money is unbelievably good.
Best Wishes

The Explanation: After 27 years at “Sherana” at Rosevale, Judy and I decided it was time to downsize. It is 9 months since that decisive decision, but at last we have almost achieved it. We went from 700 acres to 40 acres and sold all of our cattle, 70% of our sheep, had a huge clearing sale of machinery, tools, stock equipment, office furniture and assorted stuff. Prior to that we had to empty 16X4 drawer filing cabinets of a lifetime of work and political agitation as well as a hay shed full of boxes of files and paper. (I even found my letter of resignation from the Liberal Party in 1974. What I said to them then still applies now, only more so.) I threw out files on Workers Party, Progress Party, The Foundation for Economic Education, Tax Payers United, The Council of Resources and Energy, the Grasslands Protection Society, Common Sense and thousands of words in speeches, letters and articles. Also threw out a life- time of working files starting with my first job on the public payroll at the Geological Survey of Queensland to my last job as a non-executive director of Stanmore Coal Ltd. We now have no regular income apart from savings, but we do produce our own lamb, eggs, dairy products and citrus and will work on a garden.

The whole long arduous process felt like I was throwing our life away, but we could store it no longer. Yesterday I got my new office working at the new place, so now am preparing more “Carbon Sense”.

And, if our patient supporters return, we will continue the fight for Carbon Sense, Clexit, and sensible energy policies.

Viv Forbes

New Book by Ian Plimer: “The Climate Change Delusion & the Great Electricity Ripoff”

Click the image for a PDF version.

Energy & Environmental Newsletter: July 24, 2017

By John Droz, Jr.

The Alliance for Wise Energy Decisions (AWED) is an informal coalition of individuals and organizations interested in improving national, state, and local energy and environmental policies. Our premise is that technical matters like these should be addressed by using Real Science (please consult for more information).

A key element of AWED’s efforts is public education. Towards that end, every three weeks we put together a newsletter to balance what is found in the mainstream media about energy and the environment. We appreciate MasterResource for their assistance in publishing this information.

Some of the more important articles in this issue are:

Finkel Report Fails Science, Fails Consumers, and Fails Australia

Dr Finkel, grandly titled as “Australia’s Chief Scientist”, was paid by tax payers to produce A Review into the Future Security of the National Electricity Market.

This report has been studied and is rated “FAIL”.

It Fails in Science
It Fails Electricity Consumers
It Fails Australia

But Green Energy Promotors are Delighted.

Substantiation of this “FAIL” assessment can be found here in this magnificent Open Letter by Dr Michael Crawford.


Open Letter to Dr Alan Finkel

Dr Michael Crawford has written a response to the Finkel Report.

From the introduction:

“I have read your recent report with interest. Over about half a century I have observed that government reports are sometimes dishonest, ideological, obfuscatory, authoritarian, bureaucratised, wanting in courage, illogical and sometimes downright stupid.

“I have to salute you sir. Your recent report appears to have set new heights in this respect.

“Let me take some time to explain why your report so qualifies.


“Under section 137.1(1) of the Criminal Code Act 1995, a person commits an offence if they give information to (i) a Commonwealth entity, or (ii) a person who is exercising powers or performing functions under, or in connection with, a law of the Commonwealth, AND the person (the source of the information) does so knowing that the information (i) is false or misleading; or (ii) omits any matter or thing without which the information is misleading.

“As will be seen below, your report appears to meet all of these conditions. Now I know that holding government officials to the same legal standards as apply to other citizens is considered, in official circles, to be unsporting. I also appreciate that the Prime Minister and sundry Ministers and other officials would find it enormously embarrassing were the author of your report to be taken before the courts. So I suspect the chance of you actually having to face charges is pretty slim.

“That does not alter the fact that your report appears in breach of section 137.1(1) of the Act in
a way that would lead to penalties for less privileged mortals.

“So as to the details…”

Read the full open letter: [PDF, 304 KB]

Dr Michael Crawford has a BSc and an MD in management from ANU and a BA and PhD in organisation theory and management from UNSW. He has undertaken research and teaching on the Executive Programs at the Australian Graduate School of Management.

He is co-author of the book Changing Power: Capabilities That Drive Corporate Renewal, based on a six year study of Australian and New Zealand corporate change.

After graduation Dr Crawford spent 11 years in the Australian public service and two years in the Australian Army including one year in Vietnam.

His consulting activities have covered major projects across a wide range of industries including food processing, mining, banking, IT, community services, healthcare and the public service.

He maintains an interest in the failings of government administration and policy.

Climate of Confusion

By Keith Orchison

By coincidence I have come across the new “Climate of the Nation” report from the strongly green-leaning Climate Institute on the same day I have been reading the latest Essential Report polling and just after looking at a pre-dawn snapshot of east coast market capacity on a pretty standard winter’s day.

Taking the latter first, at 6.30am today 97.6 per cent of the New South Wales load was being met by black coal generation as the State’s population was getting up and its substantial factory sector was gearing up. If you take NSW, Victoria and Queensland together – they represent 90 per cent of the east coast market – at this point 88.9 per cent of the three-State load was being met by brown and black coal generation with wind power providing 0.4 per cent and solar (naturally as the sun wasn’t yet up) 0.04 per cent.

(Eight hours later, I see, at 2.30pm, black coal generation is still bearing 89.7 per cent of NSW load and coal is accounting for almost 82 per cent of required capacity in the three largest States of the market – with hydro power providing 7.5 per cent and wind/solar 4.3 per cent.)

The question that comes to my mind when I look at data like this is what would be required to replace even half this coal power (let alone all of it) with mostly wind power and solar PVs? What would the total system cost be in a set-up where supply is assured and how would this translate in to retail bills?

Climate Hustle – Movie Launch in Australia


U.S.-based CFACT, along with its Australian partners, is hosting a showing of its new ground-breaking documentary, Climate Hustle, and you’re invited!  Following each event, join film director CFACT Executive Director, Craig Rucker and film host and publisher of Marc Morano, for a question and answer session.  Get the behind the scenes scoop on both the film and the US decision to withdraw from the Paris Climate Accord.
We are pleased to be working with the following Australian organizations:

Australian Institute for Progress
Galileo Movement
Australian Environment Foundation
Australian Taxpayers’ Alliance
Carbon Sense Coalition
Clexit Australia

The film will be shown in three locations: Melbourne, Brisbane & Sydney.

July 12 – Melbourne, Australia
Village Roadshow Theatrette- State Library of Victoria
Doors open at 5:30 PM, film to start at 6:00 PM
Reception and Q/A session to follow
Event is Free, Get Melbourne Tickets Here

July 15 – Brisbane, Australia
Sponsored by the Australian Institute for Progress
New Farm Cinema
Doors open at 4:30 PM
Get Brisbane Tickets Here

July 18 – Sydney, Australia
Club Five Dock
Doors open at 7:00 PM
Get Sydney Tickets Here

For more information about Climate Hustle, or to buy DVD, Blu-ray, or stream click here.
For more information about CFACT, click here.

We hope to see you at one of these great events!


Scorching temperatures. Melting ice caps. Killer hurricanes and tornadoes. Disappearing polar bears. The end of civilization as we know it!

Are emissions from our cars, factories, and farms causing catastrophic climate change? Is there a genuine scientific consensus? Or is man-made “global warming” an overheated environmental myth being used to push for drastic government control and a radical “Green” energy agenda?

This film, hosted by award-winning journalist Marc Morano of CFACT’s, features interviews and comments from no fewer than 30 renowned and well-regarded scientists and experts.

These include a number of individuals who were former global warming believers or came from the political Left but were compelled to speak out after re-examining the evidence or watching the debate about global warming degenerate into absurd political demagoguery.

These are people like:

Dr. Judith Curry, former chair of the School of Earth and Atmospheric Sciences at the Georgia Institute of Technology

Ivy League geologist Dr. Robert Giegengack of the University of Pennsylvania

Former Greenpeace co-founder and ecologist Patrick Moore

UN IPCC lead author and economist Dr. Richard Tol of the Netherlands

and the late Dr. Bob Carter of James Cook University.

Viewers of Climate Hustle will get an informative and entertaining look at the media hype stoking the climate fires, along with the science refuting the outlandish claims of activists and alarmists who want to blame every strange weather event – and bizarre societal evil – on man-made global warming.

Ninety-Seven Percent Nonsense:

Finally, Please Promote this Petition:
Sign this Petition for an Australian Clexit (withdrawal from the Paris Climate Treaty):

PDF version of this: [PDF, 250 KB]

Signs of Sanity Shock the Green World

President Trump’s Clexit (Climate Exit) from the Paris agreement is a great step towards recovery from the global warming hysteria.

With thanks to Josh:

Coming soon after the UK Brexit which rejected the EU green octopus, the US Clexit will encourage Clexit efforts in places like central Europe, Canada and even in the decaying green swamp-lands in Germany and France. UK may even get the courage to “cut the green crap”.

This US Clexit follows the first step taken in 2010 when the canny Japanese refused to extend the Kyoto Protocol. And then Tony Abbott killed off Australia’s Carbon Tax.

The final step will be UN-CLEXIT – withdrawal from all UN climate agreements and obligations, and defunding the government climate “research” and propaganda industry.

Further Reading:

Full Text of President Donald Trump’s Clexit Speech:

Why the US Clexit was the Inevitable result of a Fatally Flawed Process:

Trump leads the way and pops the Paris bubble:

Who actually paid into the Green Climate Fund?:

Western climate change alarmists won’t admit they are wrong:

Losership vs Leadership on Paris deal:

Trump was right to dump Paris:

The Paris Deal – Few benefits at Enormous Cost:

An Open Letter to All Australian Politicians, by Bob Brock, LNP member:

Standing up to the Climate Bully:

We get no help from the government toadies like the GreenBC’s, and little from the main stream media, so please also patronise the blogosphere (the media of tomorrow) especially the sites that help us. Here are some:

Now they want to “inoculate” us Sceptics:

The Wonderful World of Bi-carbonate and CO2:

Finally, the first Clexit Book has appeared:

PDF version of this post: [PDF, 67 KB]

Use FaceTime App with your iPhone, iPad or iPod

FaceTime generally is a video calling service that enables you to connect one user to another provided both should be having the same FaceTime application in their devices. FaceTime application is compatible with devices like iPhone, iPad or iPod touch. FaceTime video call will enable you to connect with your friends and family instantly for free absolutely through the Wi-Fi connections.

However, FaceTime is the best way of connection between miles of km away from each other through the video calls as it will run smoothly as long as you’re Wi-Fi and data remains connected. The user interface of FaceTime is so simple and easy to use and understands and has lots of cool features that make the application favorable for every iPhone, iPad, iPod users.

Features of FaceTime application

Amazingly FaceTime application has lots of cool applications that make the users very enjoy it without facing any complications.

  • FaceTime application is compatible with devices like iPhone, iPad, iPod, etc.
  • FaceTime works as long as your devices get connected with Wi-Fi as well as it works on a cellular data plan that works without Wi-Fi.
  • FaceTime enables to connect with your friends and family instantly and for the free of cost. Provided the person should have the same application with his or her iPhone, iPad, iPod devices.
  • FaceTime lets you choose whether you want to make an audio call or video call.
  • The User interface is very simple and easy to understand and navigate.
  • Through FaceTime, you also get the features to block any unknown who tried to FaceTime with you.

How to Use FaceTime with your iPhone, iPad, or iPod touch?

It is very simple and easy to use FaceTime with your devices like iPhone, iPad or iPod touch. Follow the uses process instructions carefully that is mentioned below:

  1. First of all, you need to launch the application from the above Home Screen of your devices like Facetime for iPhone, iPad, or iPod touch.
  2. Next, on your devices of right side screen, you will see all your entire contacts which you have to save on your address book. So simply click on anyone whom you want to make a FaceTime call.
  3. Now you will see that specific person’s contact card and details, so you have an option to select either through their email address or by the phone number. Make sure that the person has an active FaceTime application else the FaceTime won’t work.
  4. Wait for some time while the FaceTime call is getting access or connecting to the person.
  5. When the person whom you make a call accepts your video call his or her image will be shown on the right side of the screen.


So this is all about how to use FaceTime application on your devices like iPad, iPhone, and iPod touch. You will simply love the application once you know the value of it especially when you are miles away and get a chance to see your parents face through this FaceTime.

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