Industry heading into a brick wall of blackouts

Chairman of the Saltbush Club, Mr Jerry Ellis, today warned that Australia needs more reliable baseload power.

“With the population and the economy growing, but with electricity availability and reliability in decline, we are racing headlong into a brick wall of blackouts.

Australian industry on-line to run out of base load power which only new generation coal- fired or the less desirable nuclear power stations can provide

“Recession and disruption will probably follow, bringing to mind those memorable 1990 words of Paul Keating: ‘This is the recession we had to have’. Except in this case the recession will be self-inflicted.

“Much of my working life was in the steel industry in the 1970s and 1980s. It operated 24×7, with large numbers of electric motors requiring a continuous supply of low-cost electrical power. Un-planned interruptions were rare, but when they occurred they were very costly.

“Now we face the prospect of planned and unplanned loss of power due to the rundown of base-load power capacity. It must be a nightmare for today’s steelmakers and aluminium refineries facing this growing crisis.

“It is essential that Australia rebalances economic imperatives against populist ideas regarding the release of carbon dioxide to the atmosphere.

“A strong Australian economy is crucial to Australia’s welfare and will also make a valuable contribution to world prosperity.

“Australia produces a tiny proportion of the world’s carbon dioxide. Even total closure of our industry would have no detectable impact on carbon dioxide emissions or global climate.

“We urgently need new supplies of reliable energy from coal, gas, hydro or nuclear.”

Echoing Mr Ellis’ comments, Sir Rod Carnegie, former Managing Director, CEO and Chairman of CRA (Rio Tinto) said Australia must regain its manufacturing industries.

“It is essential that Australia regains its reputation for cheap reliable electricity or we will lose our manufacturing and refining industries, returning only to our backbone industries of agriculture and mining,” Sir Rodney said.

 

 

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Posted on February 20, 2019, in General. Bookmark the permalink. 3 Comments.

  1. With a global cooling on the cards. wouldn’t you think that the socialists would realise that we will need more heating, therefore more electricity, which renewables are NOT going to be able to supply. Renewables need to have coal fired power stations as back up.
    I can hear the greenies (no respect, no capital) screaming when the weather is bitterly cold and they have no power…but wait a minute…they will blame the Liberal government for not building them!

  2. That’s the way go Nuclear and leave the filthy coal in the ground.

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