Chris Bowen and John Kerry signing a CEDI letter of intent.

Aussie Climate Minister Celebrates the Signing a Letter of Intent

Essay by Eric Worrall

Have you ever seen John Kerry look less happy to be somewhere?

Bowen inks deal to bring big corporate bucks to Australian renewables

Anna Pradhan 23 September 2022

A CEDI Letter of Intent was signed between the US and Australian governments, as well as nine corporations – Akamai, Amazon, Cisco, Google, Iron Mountain, Lululemon, PepsiCo, Salesforce, and Unilever.

“By setting up a favourable market environment for investment, we are signalling to US companies that we welcome international partners to support our clean energy future,” he said.

“The Initiative also sends a signal to the world that Australia is open for business as a reliable investment as the world heads towards net zero emissions by 2050.”

Read more: https://reneweconomy.com.au/bowen-inks-deal-to-bring-big-corporate-bucks-to-australia-for-renewables/

The US government press release;

Australia Commits to the Clean Energy Demand Initiative’s Goals with Corporate Partners

MEDIA NOTE

OFFICE OF THE SPOKESPERSON

SEPTEMBER 22, 2022

Today in Pittsburgh, Special Presidential Envoy for Climate John Kerry joined the Government of Australia as it signed a Letter of Intent between the Australian government, represented by Minister for Climate Change and Energy Chris Bowen, and nine companies – Akamai, Amazon, Cisco, Google, Iron Mountain, Lululemon, PepsiCo, Salesforce, and Unilever – to support the clean energy transition by working to procure clean energy in Australia and around the world.  Together, these companies seek to unlock between $2.2-$2.8 billion in Australia’s clean energy infrastructure arising from commercial and industrial sector operations, working together with the Australian government as part of the Clean Energy Demand Initiative (CEDI).  Many of these firms are already working with their supply chain partners in Australia and confirm the desire to support their suppliers with clean energy procurement as more options become available.

CEDI serves as a platform for stakeholder engagement and country partnerships and creates a venue for companies and countries to signal investment potential in clean energy, share experiences, and support each other on policy reform that contributes to affordable and resilient energy systems that drive economic growth.  Globally through CEDI, 75 interested private sector partners, representing a wide range of sectors, including technology, manufacturing, retail, and health, have indicated interest in unlocking up to $100 billion in clean energy infrastructure across 14 countries, as a complement to broader sectoral investment.

The experience and expertise of Australia’s regulators, utilities, and private sector, and the Australian government’s active engagement on regional energy security, will be valuable additions to CEDI’s efforts around the world.  Australia’s policy actions – including large-scale generation credits, corporate power purchase agreements (PPAs), and renewable retail contracts – may serve as a model for other countries working to expand corporate procurement of renewable energy.  Australia is a committed partner of the United States in efforts to unlock these markets globally, and its participation in the CEDI platform will help institutionalize and amplify its expertise.

Today, Australia and corporate partners have clearly signaled their support for key principles to enable corporate renewable procurement, lending considerable weight to the ongoing effort to ramp up clean energy deployment and accelerate the energy transition in support of global climate goals.

A fact sheet on CEDI is available here.

For further media information, contact ENR-PD-clearances@state.gov.

Source: https://www.state.gov/australia-commits-to-the-clean-energy-demand-initiatives-goals-with-corporate-partners/

Can you imagine taking a commitment this vague to a bank, and trying to raise a loan based on the presented information?

I think a more accurate description of events is Aussie Energy and Climate Minister Chris Bowen breezed into town, got a photo opportunity with Kerry, then made a lot of vague statements about all the progress he’s making securing investment for Australia’s green future.

I doubt anybody in the USA is remotely interested in buying Australian green hydrogen exports. The USA already has its own large scale green hydrogen projects.

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Tom Halla
September 25, 2022 2:06 pm

Lurch has always been a bit off. Thank God he was never President.

HotScot
Reply to  Tom Halla
September 25, 2022 4:28 pm

The left are certifiable, but even they are not that stupid.

IanE
Reply to  HotScot
September 26, 2022 1:07 am

Are you sure?

Derg
Reply to  HotScot
September 26, 2022 5:31 am

How is Lurch any different than Biden or Obama? They are all birds of a feather.

Tombstone Gabby
Reply to  Derg
September 26, 2022 4:37 pm

G’Day Derg,

How is Lurch any different…”

He did serve in the US Army, Vietnam. ‘Wounded’, three times in five months, and sent home.

I don’t like the individual. If he were on fire I wouldn’t use the obvious nearest stream of fluid to extinguish the flame.

Scissor
Reply to  Tom Halla
September 25, 2022 4:41 pm

You’re not being fair.

To Lurch.

Jeff Alberts
Reply to  Scissor
September 26, 2022 12:17 pm

Lerch.

Steve Case
Reply to  Tom Halla
September 25, 2022 4:59 pm

Thank God he was never President.
_____________________________

What we have is worse.

mikee
Reply to  Tom Halla
September 26, 2022 4:03 am

The picture illustrates two of the most ignorant and arrogant buffoons exhaling CO2 on this planet.

Herbert
September 25, 2022 2:11 pm

I do not believe that Green Hydrogen is marketable at scale by Australia.
Despite former Chief Scientist Dr.Alan Finley writing an enthusiastic article promoting it in The Quarterly in April 2021 entitled Green Zero it remains a pipe dream.
Green Hydrogen requires the hydrolysis of water by renewables including nuclear.
Finkel argues Australia has ample wind and solar and ample water ( including sea water).
What we don’t have is nuclear.
For the negative argument see Dr. John Constable, “Hydrogen:Fuel of the Future?”

Herbert
Reply to  Herbert
September 25, 2022 2:30 pm

Typo- Dr.Alan Finkel not Finley. Hate auto correction.

Rich Davis
Reply to  Herbert
September 25, 2022 2:31 pm

If you’re going to have nuclear why wouldn’t you just size it for peak load and use the periods of peak supply to make your incredibly wasteful green hydrogen? Why do you need to despoil nature with bird choppers and slaver panels?

H.R.
Reply to  Rich Davis
September 25, 2022 2:45 pm

Why? To Save The Planet™ Rich.,


By the way, I have heard that there is a consensus among scientists that dinosaurs were much more intelligent than was thought. It seems they evolved to the point that they saw the need to save the planet.

Well, they did a good job because the planet survived. The dinosaurs, however, did not.

There’s a lesson in there somewhere, I’m sure.

embutler butler
Reply to  H.R.
September 25, 2022 10:09 pm

bats are flying mammals/birds are flying dinaos

H.R.
Reply to  embutler butler
September 26, 2022 5:15 am

T Rex is toast.

So the lesson is that in about 200 million years, the Earth will be swarming with 2′ tall flying vegans?
😉

ozspeaksup
Reply to  Rich Davis
September 26, 2022 4:43 am

we have NO nuke power and arent likely to have
so even though they admit greenhydro is pie in sky theyre trying to sell it as a real deal
bowens an utter spiv

HotScot
Reply to  Herbert
September 25, 2022 4:42 pm

The green morons don’t care if their insane schemes actually work or not, they are compelled to explore every ideological goal irrespective of what damage it causes.

Too many western politicians, some of them formerly rational, have been been sucked into an ideological cause they should recognise as dangerous.

We are approaching a point in Europe that some will be dragged from their ivory towers and made to pay.

I don’t want it, I don’t like it, but this ideological political ‘revolution’ will likely result in counter revolution on the streets of Europe over the coming months as people face fuel and food shortages.

Yirgach
Reply to  HotScot
September 26, 2022 1:35 pm

This winter they will learn the true meaning of “You’re Born, Life Sucks and then You Die”.

Chris Hanley
September 25, 2022 2:19 pm

Energy Minister Chris Bowen: “Australia is back” when it comes to climate change, telling world allies the nation could be a renewables powerhouse (SMH September 2022).
Boris Johnson: a “big bet” on renewables, turning the UK into the “Saudi Arabia” of wind power (BBC September 2020).
Boris who?

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Eng_Ian
Reply to  Chris Hanley
September 25, 2022 2:48 pm

Saudi Arabia, a country I’ve been offered to, but will never visit. I wonder why anyone would aim to be like that?

If the minister for blackouts believes that to be the future for Australia, is he planning on tourism to keep the foreign exchange positive?

I’m stuck in Oz and I am certain that behind the curtain lies some fools, calling themselves the government. No matter who gets elected, the problems continue. I’m wondering what the outsiders may think about traveling to the new SA, want to come and eats some bugs under the hot sun?

HotScot
Reply to  Eng_Ian
September 25, 2022 5:08 pm

I was seriously considering retiring to Aus before covid hit. My best friend (twice my best man) and my oldest friend since the 1960’s both live there, one on the Gold Coast the other in the Northern Territories, for the last 35+ years.

After witnessing the behaviour of Australian politicians during covid, I’m sorry, but I wouldn’t set foot in the place now and have utter contempt for a people I formerly admired for their courage and honesty.

The UK was bad but you guys take the biscuit. No wonder you’re bowing down to Greta, and it really pains me to say that.

Reply to  HotScot
September 25, 2022 8:28 pm

Being a rural resident of OZ I can only concur with your observations. A shell of itself diluted and weakened by so-called called multiculturalism. Still, there are many outliers.

ResourceGuy
Reply to  Glen MICHELL
September 26, 2022 10:49 am

soon to be marginalized outliers

Reply to  Chris Hanley
September 25, 2022 2:49 pm

re: “Boris Johnson: a “big bet” on renewables, turning the UK into the “Saudi Arabia” of wind power”

That worked out well.

Not.

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HotScot
Reply to  Chris Hanley
September 25, 2022 4:54 pm

That b*stard SOB Boris Johnson evidently dissuaded Zelensky from negotiating with Putin over Ukraine.

I don’t care what anyone’s beliefs or perceptions are on the progress of the conflict but we should all recognise that attempts to negotiate peace were scuppered by that low life, incompetent, dangerous scumbag.

We watched Bush and Blair preside over mass murder in Iraq and said ‘never again’. Yet here we are, Johnson and Biden have promoted the murder of innumerable people for the sake of their political malfeasance.

How the hell do we stop the persistent reptation of this bestial behaviour?

Peta of Newark
Reply to  HotScot
September 26, 2022 12:29 am

Aided and abetted by the BBC + obviously The Grauniad.
(Something I ‘don’t get’ for such a blatantly left-leaning rag)

I watched it unfold and Auntie B was simply gagging for the fight and couldn’t wait for it to begin.
There was never any balance, any scintilla of compromise, empathy or attempt at understanding. Every attempt was, and still is, made to insult Putin personally.

Just. Like. Climate. Change.
Pure childishness

Tom Abbott
Reply to  HotScot
September 26, 2022 5:46 am

“That b*stard SOB Boris Johnson evidently dissuaded Zelensky from negotiating with Putin over Ukraine.”

What’s the evidence?

September 25, 2022 2:59 pm

In other news – “Nancy Pelosi Booed At NYC Festival: ‘Doesn’t Bode Well For Dems Ahead Of Mid-Terms’ ”
https://www.zerohedge.com/political/nancy-pelosi-savagely-booed-nyc-festival-doesnt-bode-well-dems-ahead-mid-terms

toorightmate
Reply to  _Jim
September 25, 2022 4:25 pm

People are very kind.
They only booed her.

HotScot
Reply to  _Jim
September 25, 2022 5:16 pm

What’s more interesting than the mild booing she got from a largely leftist crowd is that Trump’s appearances at his events are accompanied by rapturous applause and cheering.

paul
Reply to  _Jim
September 25, 2022 6:03 pm

booing is a start, but only until they start throwing eggs & tomatos at her will I be cheering

Scissor
Reply to  paul
September 25, 2022 9:11 pm

I used to be pretty good at throwing things in my glory days. I was deadly with a slingshot though.

Reply to  paul
September 26, 2022 5:32 am

re: “but only until they start throwing eggs & tomatos”

Heh. But the cost! Eggs have only returned to under US $3 a dozen this past week (shopping at Aldi’s US $2.20/doz)!

John in Oz
September 25, 2022 3:26 pm

A quick troll for headlines about Aussie power prices:
3 Feb 2022 – Australian power prices now ‘among lowest in the world‘ as renewable energy drives costs down

29 Apr 2022 – Australia’s wholesale power prices double in a year as coal-fired power plants falter

26 May 2022 – Power prices to surge up to 18.3 per cent as energy market turmoil flows through to households
21/09/2022 – Average Electricity Prices in Australia per kWhVIC 21.14c/kWh
QLD 25.61c/kWh
NSW 28.54c/kWh
SA 36.13c/kWh (we have the most ‘renewables’ of any state)

Bowen bowing to the green gods will not save us

John in Oz
Reply to  John in Oz
September 25, 2022 3:31 pm

As an extra ‘incentive’ for us to place solar panels on our roofs, my current (pun intended) feed-in return is $0.05c/kWh

HotScot
Reply to  John in Oz
September 25, 2022 5:18 pm

How long to pay the price of your solar panels off at that rate?

And why did you do it in the first place?

John in Oz
Reply to  HotScot
September 25, 2022 11:58 pm

The savings come from using our own power through the day.

6.6kW system with 5kW invertor for A$2,200

toorightmate
Reply to  John in Oz
September 25, 2022 4:29 pm

Those prices are crap.
Actual prices in Oz are way above those.
Management fees and daily charges are all part of the power price – they are NOT separate.
I am in Brisbane and now pay 41c/kwh (when you divide the total bill by the kwh used).
And that does not include the renewables subsidies I am paying via income tax.

BobM
Reply to  toorightmate
September 25, 2022 6:15 pm

“41c/kwh”. Yikes!!!!!

Total bill divided by KWh here in New Jersey = 11.6 cents/kwh. Heat, cooking, hot water, clothes dryer, are all natural gas. In Tennessee (all electric) = 13.6 c/kwh.

John in Oz
Reply to  toorightmate
September 25, 2022 11:53 pm

The prices I quoted were from news articles

My rates are:
Shoulder (10AM to 3PM) 19.682c/kWh
Off Peak (1AM to 6AM) 24.451c/kWh
Peak (all other times) 40.701c/kWh
Daily supply charge is 89.2c/day

atticman
Reply to  John in Oz
September 26, 2022 2:52 am

Why is off-peak dearer than shoulder? Is this a mis-print or is it because all those solar panels ain’t working at night?

John in Oz
Reply to  atticman
September 26, 2022 7:20 pm

No mis-print, just the effect of solar through the day.

ozspeaksup
Reply to  toorightmate
September 26, 2022 4:51 am

victorian resident my plans ended and am now going to 24ckwh from 19c /18c water heat from 14c and charges rose from 99c a day to 1.27c in a hit

Chris Hanley
September 25, 2022 3:30 pm

Dumb and dumber.

toorightmate
Reply to  Chris Hanley
September 25, 2022 4:30 pm

Australia is rapidly becoming dumber and dumber also.

Craig from Oz
Reply to  toorightmate
September 25, 2022 6:21 pm

We have always been ‘The Lucky Country’.

The problem is that very few people realise that was originally being used as an insult.

It was never ‘Luck shines on you’ and more ‘You were lucky no one was seriously hurt’.

Fraizer
Reply to  Craig from Oz
September 26, 2022 4:13 am

An old joke:

Q: What’s the worst thing about being bit by a poisonous spider?

A: You probably live in Australia.

dk_
September 25, 2022 3:48 pm

ESG through diplomacy. Learn to kowtow.

Dave Fair
Reply to  dk_
September 25, 2022 4:27 pm

And speak Mandarin.

ozspeaksup
Reply to  Dave Fair
September 26, 2022 4:53 am

nannas apple pies etc and four n twenty and a few others just got flogged to China in the last week I read.

Tom Abbott
Reply to  ozspeaksup
September 26, 2022 5:51 am

I hear trouble is brewing in China. China watchers say something strange is going on. Xi hasn’t been seen lately.

And trouble seems to be brewing in Russia, too.

We live in interesting times.

Dave Fair
Reply to  Tom Abbott
September 26, 2022 8:40 am

Mankind has always lived in interesting times. I will, however, take Stalin’s forced collectivization, WWII, Mao’s Great Leap Forward and Pol Pot’s little experiment as particularly interesting times. Please note all of them were brought to us courtesy of socialism.

Anyway, we’ve always had border wars so those don’t count as significantly interesting to me. That is, until they spill over into general and serious conflicts. Mankind has a depressing tendency to allow politicians of the moment to drag us into unnecessary and expensive (in lives and standards of living) conflict. That tendency probably applies to Nut Zero, too.

Alec Rawls
September 25, 2022 4:02 pm

Makes about as much sense as Germany welcoming foreign investors to come partake of their green energy future, just as German companies are announcing en masse that Germany’s present 10x increase in energy prices is forcing them all to shut down and declare bankruptcy.

That doesn’t apply to us says Australia. We are going for a 20x increase in energy prices. Totally different scenario.

10x is still not enough of a price premium to make green energy viable you see. Super easy to fix.

20, 40, or 80x will do the trick. Doubling down on failure is the key to success.

Dave Fair
September 25, 2022 4:21 pm

“… as the world heads towards net zero emissions by 2050.” The world is not headed towards Nut Zero by 2050, or by any other date. Even the countries whose politicized leaders said they would reach Nut Zero by any particular date aren’t going to get anywhere near those insane goals.

Need I list all the social, economic and technical barriers? And governments don’t have the wisdom, knowledge nor ability to, in less than 28 years, fundamentally change the world’s approach to living and advancing itself. Knowledgeable leaders cannot be that unserious; it could be some sort of ploy by the one-world-government elites to reduce peoples’ freedoms and gain more control, wealth and power.

Steve G
Reply to  Dave Fair
September 25, 2022 7:14 pm

Yep. Nut-Zero is a green dream. And tell me Bowen how’s it going to happen without China? It’s a joke. My guesstimate is that in 2050 world will still be powered by 80% hydrocarbon based energy. Only thing that will change that in any substantial way is wide-spread adoption of nuclear….

ozspeaksup
Reply to  Dave Fair
September 26, 2022 4:56 am

its the sheep effect mate
one moron does it the rest look over and follow blindly “cos he did it”
some pratt says the worlds doing it and the rest get FOMO and rush to join in regardelss

Dave Fair
Reply to  ozspeaksup
September 26, 2022 8:51 am

Just as the deregulation and renewables crazes were peaking, I was interviewing for a CEO/GM job with an electric utility that was in the mouthing phase of that crap. I told them what the obvious problems were with those experiments. As I expected, it was not received well.

I kept the utility I eventually took over out of the insanity by and large. Rate decreases.

Dave Andrews
Reply to  Dave Fair
September 26, 2022 7:30 am

Naaah. Nut Zero is easy peesy. These are some of the things that the International Renewable Energy Agency (IRENA) say need to happen by 2050

*Renewable power generation capacity MUST grow from 2800GW today to 27,500GW by 2050 or by 840GW pa, 4 times the increase in annual capacity in recent years

*EVs must grow from 4% of all vehicles to 100% with the stock of EVs growing from 7m in 2020 to 1.8 billion in 2050

*Meeting the goal for hydrogen demand will require the addition of 163 GW of electrolysers a year between now and 2050 from a 2020 base of 0.3GW installed capacity

(IRENA World Energy Transitions Outlook 2021 – ask the ducks to find it -its very funny)

Felix
September 25, 2022 4:29 pm

Eric, just saw this video on Australia’s natural gas industry. No idea if it’s interesting or useful to you.

D.M. Anderson
September 25, 2022 4:33 pm

Either that picture was faked or Lurch is wearing the worst wig I’ve ever seen.

Scissor
Reply to  D.M. Anderson
September 25, 2022 5:03 pm

I wonder how much makeup it takes for someone to look like a corpse.

John Endicott
Reply to  Scissor
September 29, 2022 4:46 am

In Lurch’s case, zero! as that’s his natural look.

H B
September 25, 2022 4:47 pm

more companies to black list
– Akamai, Amazon, Cisco, Google, Iron Mountain, Lululemon, PepsiCo, Salesforce, and Unilever.
won’t be getting my business

Peter K
September 25, 2022 5:13 pm

Chris Bowen is a politician and has no electrical engineering knowledge what so ever. He continues to come out with stupid statements, that the greenies love.

Reply to  Peter K
September 25, 2022 8:33 pm

An unfortunate and intellectually disabled person. It has been said that he has the head not unlike a turtle. Turtles feed primarily on jellyfish.

Dennis
Reply to  Glen MICHELL
September 25, 2022 9:14 pm

The snapping turtle when he was minister for allowing illegal immigrant asylum seekers into Australia, ignoring the offshore detention rule for processing.

Chris Hanley
Reply to  Peter K
September 25, 2022 9:19 pm

Bowen’s answer to questioning by journalists:
“the rain doesn’t always fall either, but we manage to store the water – we can store the renewable energy if we have the investment” (June 16).
Apparently that answer was satisfying enough for the journalists present.

YallaYPoora Kid
Reply to  Peter K
September 26, 2022 2:42 am

Bowen has a namesake town in Queensland, Australia that is known for it’s persistent wind. And he certainly lives up to the saying ‘Blowin Bowen’ absolutely full of it. If ever there was a king of zealots he would have to be it.
No sane words ever come from his mouth.

mikee
Reply to  Peter K
September 26, 2022 4:11 am

Bowen is certifiable. His track record speaks for itself.

Andre Thomas Lewis
September 25, 2022 5:50 pm

Bowen is, without doubt, the most arrogant and intellectually challenged politician Australia has had the misfortunate to elect. An utter failure in every previous ministerial portfolio he has been gifted by the socialist green/left of his party and yet here he is planning to ruin the economy of the country as fast as possible.

Dennis
Reply to  Andre Thomas Lewis
September 25, 2022 9:21 pm

Many years ago a Vietnamese Australian former refugee was a Labor Party member who became a Local Government Council councillor, he wanted to be the Labor State Member of Parliament for his electorate but the sitting Labor Member refused to stand aside, so the Councillor arranged for him to be murdered, shot dead on the Members home driveway. While in remand awaiting trial another Labor Councillor Bowen arranged for his fellow Labor Coincillor to continue to receive full remuneration.

Phong Ngo was found to be guilty of organising the murder of John Newman and was given a long prison sentence. While in Long Bay Prison, a Sydney suburban facility, Phong Ngo was able to organises Chinese New Year parties inside and with over one hundred guests from outside attending, catering by a well known Chinese restaurant. When media exposed the parties the State Labor Minister for Corrective Services denied having any knowledge of the parties.

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Terry
September 25, 2022 6:06 pm

Are these companies doing this for free???

ozspeaksup
Reply to  Terry
September 26, 2022 5:15 am

no theyll be expecting handouts n tax dodges

RickWill
September 25, 2022 7:17 pm

Here is the man in a real man’s environment – but wearing a suit of course:
https://thedriven.io/2022/09/21/goes-like-you-wouldnt-believe-bowen-test-drives-ford-f-150-electric-ute/

I am staggered at the price and size of modern utes. But the E-F150 is in Dodge Ram territory as far as mass goes. The price is BMW 5-Series range. I know that any tradie willing to work can get work but they must also be well paid to afford these beasts.

The comments on that link gives an idea of how far things have to descend before people realise there is a real mess coming on the energy horizon. Part of the issue is that no government administrator actually needs to produce something to get paid.

Dennis
Reply to  RickWill
September 25, 2022 9:28 pm

A builder and member of my family has pointed out that parking spaces in Sydney CBD and suburbs are not long enough for one of the big US pick up trucks, even if in Australia they were affordable for most tradies.

The best selling trades utility truck is the Toyota Hi Lux and equivalents, they are usually fitted out with aluminium lockable tool boxes and an overhead rack for ladders and timber.

He also commented about buying a concrete saw recently and having demonstrations of 4-stroke petrol engine powered models and electric battery pack powered. The cost of electric including the several batteries needed as spares and recharging was far more cost than the petrol engine model he purchased. And far less convenient to use.

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RickWill
Reply to  Dennis
September 25, 2022 11:23 pm

One of the selling points of the E-utes apparently is that you transport your own power supply. Might get a bit concerned about getting home after a busy day on the tools though.

Dennis
Reply to  RickWill
September 26, 2022 12:08 am

One of the most recent craziest stories I have read was about Australian made and designed Bushmaster armoured and armed personnel transport vehicles, also available as ambulances and other transport modes.

A prototype “stealth” model electric drive with battery pack, normal diesel powered range 1,000 kilometres, all electric 200 kilometres claimed with 100 per cent battery pack charged. So how to recharge them? The plan is to install two diesel powered generators on board for recharging during parked periods.

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ozspeaksup
Reply to  Dennis
September 26, 2022 5:18 am

ah great they can hand the ukies the next 80 of them as E versions cos theyd be useless anywhere else

ozspeaksup
Reply to  Dennis
September 26, 2022 5:17 am

im near crippled and cant pullstart a linetrimmer now
looked at 2battery kit makita today
bare bones shell 2 batteries is?
try 1,800$

Dennis
September 25, 2022 9:10 pm

They look like they are closely related.

September 25, 2022 10:39 pm

This article is undeniable proof that it really is all and only about the money.

Ian McClintock
September 25, 2022 10:42 pm

t never ceases to amaze me that any Minister of the Australian Government can make such a laughably ignorant public fool of himself.

Both he and John Kerry are an excellent example of the scientific illiterati who expose their profound ignorance of the subject on which they are now making far reaching policy.

That the underlying goal of ‘net zero carbon (dioxide) emissions’ to ‘save the planet’ they advocate will never or can never happen, does not cross their minds, as does the absence of any understanding of how all natural climate change occurs, as of course it continuously does.

Their guiding light, the IPCC, carefully excludes an understanding of such knowledge from its ‘Terms of Reference’, so I guess that this is the understandable, probably inevitable result. 

Is this state of affairs conducive to a well rounded, sound, scientifically based understanding of the climate change issue on which to base policy? Clearly, absolutely and understandably not, but what else could we expect?

Australia once had one of the cheapest, most reliable energy supplies in the world, we now have one of increasing unreliability with the cost nearly the highest in the world.

However never content to be behind, Minister Bowen is now intent on achieving primacy on both counts.

What a man.

Chris Hanley
Reply to  Ian McClintock
September 25, 2022 11:27 pm

It is unfathomable.
Bowen and PM Albanese believe that wind and solar are the cheapest forms of energy intermittency notwithstanding, and all that is required to achieve ‘43% of 2005 level reduction’ in CO2 emissions (from ~360,000 KT pa to ~200,000 KT pa or the level in 1978 when the population was just over half the current population) in the next seven years is legislation, climate-wise achieving nothing.
Both have been career politicians most of their working lives.

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ozspeaksup
Reply to  Chris Hanley
September 26, 2022 5:20 am

article on abc online stating we need to spend mega Billions on grid ongoing cos of renewables
cant believe theyre getting away with this crap

Lrp
September 26, 2022 12:49 am

Two idiots

aussiecol
September 26, 2022 1:56 am

Hmmm, Two fools shaking hands. Only problem is, which fool is going to send their country broke first.

garboard
September 26, 2022 3:53 am

sounds like the creation of a huge money sucking mid management level bureaucracy . more climate billions disappearing into the ether .

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ozspeaksup
September 26, 2022 4:41 am

pic raised the thought that Kerry needs to find a better wig
the article response was…FOAD to the pair of them
third thought is oh great MORE greenscams WE pay for and they pay no tax as they screw us yet again, amazon especially and wtf? is lululemon in it for apart from handouts?os made overpriced crapclothes for yuppies

Quilter52
September 26, 2022 5:01 am

As an Australian, this is Tweedledumb and Tweedledumber from my perspective and I am not sure which is which.

observa
September 26, 2022 5:43 am

I’ll leave the final word on this hysteric occasion to one of their more intellectual climate club members-
‘Hilarious’: Radio host schools climate activist | Sky News Australia

Andy Pattullo
September 26, 2022 8:20 am

Great, so long as we’re only pretending to commit economic and energy suicide that’s fine. Let the pantomime continue.

Mike
September 26, 2022 8:57 am

Geez John, why the long face?

Dennis
Reply to  Mike
September 26, 2022 10:11 pm

Maybe like a dairy farmer explained to me after asking me why cows have long faces?

He said if a person had their mammary glands squeezed twice a day and intercourse once a year they would have a long face too.

Pflashgordon
September 26, 2022 10:26 am

Creepy. I wonder if he quickly washed up after shaking hands with Kerry.

ResourceGuy
September 26, 2022 10:46 am

Add this to the things you have sign to get nuclear submarines for defense against the climate change cheats having rising military superpower status.

September 26, 2022 3:53 pm

A few years in the future after a few Hindenburg scale explosions and disaster, green, blue and brown hydrogen will be back in the too-hard basket. The money wasted on these projects, however, will be long gone.

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