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Nasty weather: renewable energy poses a national security threat

24 October 2023

1:09 AM

24 October 2023

1:09 AM

The least efficient way to handle energy is to store it. Imagine a bucket with a mosquito net for a base. Now try using that to bail out the Titanic and you have some idea of the task Australia is undertaking with its ‘green energy’ agenda built on batteries.

If everything in the world were to go perfectly for the next 50 years… If material costs remained stable, local communities kept quiet about land acquisition, and production lines in China rolled along indifferent to neighbouring conflict zones – renewable energy would fail catastrophically long before it managed to replace coal as Australia’s baseload...

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