CCP says "wind and solar power are intermittent and unstable"

With the CCP producing 57 per cent of the world’s steel supply, it’d be prudent to take notice of their undeniably successful energy policies.

However, Australia’s establishment media, along with its bureaucratic and political classes have done the very opposite, continuing to assert “green energy is the cheapest form of power on offer”.

This week, the deputy secretary-general of the CCP’s National Development and Reform Commission, Su Wei, declared:

“China’s energy structure is dominated by coal power. This is an objective reality… because renewable energy (sources such as) wind and solar power are intermittent and unstable, we must rely on a stable power source”.

No wonder the CCP has 92 more coal-fired power plants under construction and 42 times more coal-fired power generation than Australia; on top of its rapidly expanding fleet of nuclear power plants which increased from only three twenty years ago to 49, with 17 more under construction.

It appears they’ve just learned from the failure of renewable energy in Germany, Texas, the United Kingdom and our home Australia.

Afterall, just last Wednesday we saw thousands of wind turbines go offline, producing as low as 1.2 per cent of total power in the National Energy Market from between 10am to 1pm, meaning they were only working at a mere 9 per cent capacity.

As a result, energy prices during the same period were 35 per cent higher on the April average price, while energy prices throughout the entire day were 57 per cent higher than the monthly average.

Even more concerning was what picked up the slack.

Between 10am and 1pm last Wednesday, it was solar power which filled the gap derived from the failure of Australia’s wind turbines.

So, what will happen next time there’s a low-wind period during peak-time after the sun sets?

Energy prices will rise even higher, blackouts may occur, and the blame no doubt will be placed on coal-fired power plants which would be forced to scale-up at great cost.

All the while, every wind turbine in Australia receives around $600,000 in renewable energy certificates a year as a result of the Renewable Energy Target our politicians signed us up to.

How fair is that?

This is the state of affairs the Labor Party, “modern Liberals” and corporate Australia have left us with, and it looks like it will only get worse.

Last week Dictator Dan’s government announced it will cut emissions by almost double the level of the Morrison government by 2030, with acting Premier James Merlino saying Victoria would aim to reduce emissions by 28-33 per cent by 2025 and 45-50 per cent by 2030, nearly twice the 26-28 per cent target made by the federal government by the end of this decade.

According to Victorian Energy Minister, Lily D’Ambrosio, “the Commonwealth government cannot continue to abrogate its responsibilities on a global stage when it comes to climate change.

“Nothing was more embarrassing than the display from the Prime Minister in Joe Biden’s climate summit that was held two weeks ago. That is appalling. It is not where Victoria wants to be.”

What a joke.

One would think that after Victoria so monstrously failed in its hotel quarantine efforts, they’d be a tad more apprehensive about going at it alone.

Or perhaps the Victorian government expects New South Wales, Queensland and South Australia to pick up their slack via the National Energy Market state interconnectors when their renewables fail on a windless cloudy day – meaning higher prices for those who never voted for Dictator Dan.

It’s time the Morrison government did something about Australia’s increasingly rogue green-left state governments.

Just as Ben Chifley and Sir Robert Menzies created the federal Snowy Hydro Corporation in 1949 to build 16 dams and 9 hydroelectricity facilities transcending state borders, Scott Morrison should consider mechanisms to reduce power prices via investment in proven forms of cheap, reliable baseload power.

Only then will Australia have a shot at competing against the CCP – a regime committed to ignoring its obligations to the World Trade Organisation by subsidising its energy and steel industries as part of its national security strategy.