@Jo Nova: German wind industry “threa­tening to implode” as subsidies end wiping out half or more of new plants

In Germany as 20 years of wind subsidies comes to an end in 2020, half to three quarters of the industry may disap­pear.

So many parallels with Austr­alia. The Germans have had wind subsidies for 20 years, but even after two decades of support, the industry is still not profi­table on a stand-​alone basis. In 2016, some 4600MW of new wind plants were insta­lled, but that may drop to one quarter as…

2017-10-18 05:22

@Climatism: CLIMATE CHANGE – The Most Massive Scien­tific Fraud In Human History

THIS brilliant piece of research and writing by, Leo Golds­tein. Defeat Climate Alarmism, repre­sents a truly defin­itive guide to what is, undoub­tedly, the greatest pseudosc­ientific fraud ever perpet­rated upon mankind – the empiri­cally unproven theory of man-​made “Global Warming” aka “Climate Change” aka “Climate Disrup­tion”… SUCH an important and pivotal (quick) read that needs to be…

2017-10-18 12:18

@Jo Nova: Politi­cians “shocked” at the power crisis waiting in the Austr­alian electr­icity grid

Did some polit­icans just wake up? The news today is that our Energy Minister may realize Australia is condu­cting a wild exper­iment with our electr­icity grid, and may have managed to convince other Austr­alian federal politi­cians of the risk.

Coalition MPs shocked by energy threat

The Austra­lian: Robert Gottle­ibsen (even Gottle­ibsen gets it).

When Energy Minister Josh Fryde­nberg walked into the…

Today: 07:35

@Real Science: Maximum Size Doesn’t Matter – Except When It Does

In 2012, the Arctic sea ice extent maximum was high, and climate experts told us that maximum extent didn’t matter. The only thing that mattered was minimum extent. Charctic Intera­ctive Sea Ice Graph | Arctic Sea Ice News and Analysis …

Today: 09:13

@Climatism: Fast regrowth in Arctic sea-​ice outpaces recent years

Origi­nally posted on Watts Up With That? : Ron Clutz writes at Climate Change Dispatch: Arctic Sea Ice Surges Back During First Half of October Consider the refre­ezing during the first half of October through yeste­rday, adding an average of 96k km2 per day. On the left side, the Laptev Sea has filled in, and just…

2017-10-17 22:37

@Paul Homewood: Ex Hurricane Ophelia

By Paul Homewood Ex Hurricane Ophelia has now rapidly weakened and is moving away from the UK. It has been reported as the worst storm in Ireland since Hurricane Debbie in 1961, but there the simil­arity ends. As we shall see, Debbie was a different beast entirely. As we can see below, Debbie brought gusts

2017-10-17 19:55

@Watts Up With That?: 60 scien­tists call for EPA endang­erment finding to be reversed

PRESS RELEASE October 17, 2017 Electr­icity Consumers Fully Support Sc­ientists’ Letter to EPA Calling for Immediate Reopening of its GHG Endang­erment Finding  Key Points:  This Letter from over 60 highly creden­tialed scien­tists states that: “We the unders­igned are indivi­duals who have technical skills and knowledge relevant to climate science and the GHG Endang­erment Finding. We each…

2017-10-18 06:30

@Watts Up With That?: Fiji to Issue 100% Clean Energy Climate Change Bond

Guest essay by Eric Worrall Fiji hopes to raise $US 50 million by selling sovereign climate bonds, to fund its trans­ition to 100% renewable energy. Fiji has announced it will issue a sovereign green bond of US$50 million to raise funds for the Pacific nation to tackle climate change. Fiji hopes to raise US$50 million…

2017-10-18 10:25

@Paul Homewood: Wind Power In India

By Paul Homewood     From the “Wouldn’t it be nice if we were all like China and India” Dept:     India has ranked consis­tently in the top 5 markets globally in terms of total installed wind capacity for most this decade. During 2016, India set a new national record with 3.6 GW of

2017-10-18 17:26

@Watts Up With That?: Intens­ifying Typhoon Lan threatens Japan – but may miss mainland

Dr. Ryan Maue, now of weath­er.us has been tracking Typhoon Lan, which is predicted to become a “super” typhoon in the next two days. Here in a recent model output for Saturday: He notes: HWRF develops conce­ntric eyewalls — massive size Typhoon Lan. Research Maps page: http://wx­.graphics­/models/h­wrf/hwrf.­php … He adds: HWRF 18z hurricane model convinced that…

2017-10-18 20:00

@Paul Homewood: Disas­trous fire manag­ement wreaks havoc on California

By Paul Homewood   From CFACT:   Like swarms of locusts devouring every­thing in their path, the wildfires that struck Califo­rnia’s fabled wine country and surrou­nding areas have left behind death and destru­ction on an unimag­inable scale. With no warning, the blazes began spreading rapidly on the evening of Sunday, Oct. 8th, and by the

2017-10-18 11:29

@Paul Homewood: The Real Story Behind the Calif­ornia Wildfires

By Paul Homewood   Meteoro­logist Cliff Mass has the real story behind the recent tragic wildfires in Northern Califo­rnia: There has been a huge amount of media coverage regarding the tragic northern Calif­ornia fires, docume­nting the terrible loss of life and billions of dollars of damage to build­ings, infrastr­ucture, and the economy.  As I write

Today: 12:36

@Jo Nova: Austra­lia’s new NEG National Energy Plan hides a carbon tax, interna­tional carbon credits

Graham Lloyd points out we are back where started — a national plan involving interna­tional carbon credits:

RepuTex analyst Hugh Grossman says the NEG, in effect, ­will establish a de facto price on green­house gas emissions from the power sector.

The gover­nment already has indicated that the electr­icity companies may be able to purchase interna­tional or domestic carbon credits to cover any…

Today: 06:47

@Real Science: NOAA Ramps Up Their Climate Fraud In September

NOAA claims global land temper­atures were third highest on record in Septe­mber. NOAA claims record warmth in central and southern Africa. Global Climate Report – September 2017 | State of the Climate | National Centers for Environ­mental Inform­ation (NCEI) https://ww­w.ncdc.noa­a.gov/sotc­/service/g­lobal/map-​perce­ntile-​mntp/2­01709-​t.gif …

Today: 13:04

@Tallbloke's Talkshop: UK grid power balance to get support from 10MW battery

As the advance of subsi­dised renew­ables makes new gas or coal fired power stations ever less economic to build and operate, one of the supposed answers to the artifi­cially created reliab­ility problem is to add batteries to help ‘balance’ the grid. Of course this will also be expen­sive, and only margi­nally useful as batteries don’t

Today: 16:13

@Watts Up With That?: U.S. Winter Outlook: NOAA foreca­sters predict cooler, wetter North and warmer, drier South

Drought likely to persist in northern Plains Foreca­sters at NOAA’s Climate Predi­ction Center released the U.S. Winter Outlook today, with La Nina potent­ially emerging for the second year in a row as the biggest wildcard in how this year’s winter will shape up. La Nina has a 55-​65 percent chance of devel­oping before winter sets…

Today: 16:14

@Watts Up With That?: Greenland ice stream retreated during a cold period of climate

From the UNIVE­RSITY OF HELSINKI Ice stream retreats under a cold climate Why did the Jakob­shavn Isbræ ice stream in West Greenland retreat under a cold climate period called the Younger Dryas? A research article, published in Nature Communic­ations, shows that a warmer ocean surface in central-​eastern Baffin Bay triggered the ice retreat during this cold…

Today: 18:28

@Watts Up With That?: Al Gore at Rice Univer­sity: More Climate Alarmism, Political Bias in Houston

By Robert Bradley Jr. — reposted from Master Resource at sugge­stion of the author “Former Vice President of the United States Al Gore will speak at Rice Univer­sity’s Tudor Field­house at 6:30 p.m. Oct. 23. Gore, who is chairman of the Climate Reality Project and a board member of Rice’s Doerr Institute for New Leaders,…

Today: 19:09

@Real Science: New Video : NOAA Record Warmth With No Thermo­meter Data

Today: 13:45