Flat White

Old King Coal doesn’t mind the cold

8 July 2020

4:02 PM

8 July 2020

4:02 PM

Before sunrise on Sunday, the grass temperature in Washpool, in the south-east of the supposed Sunshine State, was minus 1.7 deg.

There was no wind or sunshine. Wind turbines were becalmed and not even moonbeams energised our solar panels.

In that still, frosty darkness, green energy failed again. Not a watt came from windfarms or from subsidized solar panels cluttering many roofs (including ours). But we didn’t need our diesel in the shed. We were saved by trusty Old King Coal, with maybe a dash of gas or hydro.


Reliable 24/7 coal-fired generators provided pre-dawn power-by-wire for lights, heaters and coffee before we checked the frosty flats for new-born lambs.

Yet politicians, academics and the(it) ABC relentlessly push unreliable “green” energy, promising it will promote global cooling.

They should be careful what they wish for.

Neither sheep nor shepherds like frosty darkness.

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