Australia’s self-inflicted renewable energy calamity has its Federal Coalition government in a state of perpetual panic.
Sometimes panic is warranted, either by the gravity of the threat or the limited time within which to respond to the threat.
In this case, time really is a factor. The AEMO has released a report that shows Australians will be scrambling to obtain reliable power supplies this coming summer.
In Australia, things heat up from the end of November and, with an uptick in temperatures, comes an increase in the demand for power, used to cool homes, offices and businesses.
By early December, it’s not unusual to have experienced a widespread heatwave across South Australia, Victoria and New South Wales with temperatures up in the 40°C range. With a serious shortfall in available baseload generation and increasing reliance on the weather for power, blackouts are guaranteed across the entire Eastern Grid.
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