Finkel Fails Carbon Sense

Dr Finkel, grandly titled as “Australia’s Chief Scientist”, was paid by taxpayers to produce: “A Review into the Future Security of the National Electricity Market”. This report has been studied and is rated “FAIL”. It Fails in Science, It Fails Electricity Consumers, It Fails Australia. But Green Energy Promotors are Delighted.

Australian Engineer, Bob Brock, puts it clearly: “the solution to Australia’s growing energy crisis is blindingly simple:

1. Defer until 2030 the implementation of the UN Climate Agreement.

2. Cancel all Renewable Emissions Targets (RETs) and Clean Energy Targets (CETs).

3. Cancel all Federal subsidies for Renewable Energy.

4. Advocate 99.98% availability targets for all energy suppliers to ensure reliability of supply.

5. Advocate building only traditional coal-fired power stations in the future for base load.

6. Do not support the use of gas as a base-load fuel as it is more expensive than coal.

7. Do not advocate High Efficiency Low Emission (HELE) power stations unless the economics justify their more expensive construction costs. The extra CO2 that conventional coal-fired power stations emit is neither dirty nor a pollutant – despite advice from the Green Coalition which dominates the Labor, Liberal and Green Parties.

8. If, in the face of scientific evidence, you still want to believe that CO2 is a problem, commit to a concurrent long term plan for developing a Nuclear Industry. If these policies were implemented, we would not need expensive interconnecting transmission lines, or the costly, parasitic Energy Marketing Operator (States would be responsible), or PM Turnbull’s energy recycling scheme, Snowy Mk 2.0.”

Even Visiting Americans can see the foolish mess Australian politicians have created:

Substantiation of this “FAIL” assessment can be found here in this magnificent Open Letter by Dr Michael Crawford.


Viv Forbes is a geologist/pastoralist who has walked along or been flooded by many rivers of Qld and NT. He and his wife have fed starving stock in the droughts and carted water for them. They have built, deepened or repaired at least 23 farm and station dams and managed construction and operation of mine dams. When Viv was employed by the Queensland State Government as a field mapping geologist they inspected the Nathan Gorge Dam site in 1964, 60 years ago. This dam was first proposed in 1922. It is still undeveloped over 100 years later.