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“Woke Billionaire Capitalists” in Cleantech (Cowboys?)

That’s what the right-wing, Murdoch press is looking the board of Origin Power after they determined to shut the Eraring coal generator in New South Wales (NSW) early. Mike Cannon-Brookes’ shocking bid for Australia’s worse emitter (AGL) intensified their concern. Appears to be like like he’s one other woke billionaire capitalist. One wonders how lengthy the marketing campaign of misinformation (FUD) can proceed earlier than the truth overwhelms Murdoch and his cronies. Electrical energy costs aren’t going up, Australia will not be struggling blackouts. South Australia’s renewable revolution continues to set data and the opposite Australian states are following quickly.

Sure, the solar doesn’t at all times shine and the wind doesn’t at all times blow — however that’s the reason so many batteries are being put in. Maybe we have to construct one outdoors Murdoch’s window.

Right here’s the actual situation: “An excessive amount of intermittent, weather-dependent energy damages the economics of baseload energy, particularly from coal,” states Peta Credlin within the Australian Newspaper. Coal-fired energy stations can’t compete on value. On a humorous observe, Federal Minister for Power Angus Taylor was not informed of the early closure of Eraring — negotiations had been as a substitute performed at a state stage. He was not impressed.

And it’s solely going to worsen. New South Wales (residence to Origin’s Eraring energy station and AGL’s Bayswater energy station) is establishing a Renewable Power Zone within the Central West area of the state. Final 12 months, in response to a name for expressions of curiosity to construct 3 gigawatts (GW) of renewable energy capability, affords poured in to construct practically 10 instances greater than that.

NSW is now planning to place in place the transmission infrastructure to hold that energy to the place it’s wanted.

Observe: Woke refers to being conscious or effectively knowledgeable in a political or cultural sense. Conservatives assume possessing this information and consciousness is a really, very unhealthy factor, in order that they use it as an insult.

Since authorities has determined to not lead us to a climate-friendly renewable way forward for electrified domesticity, thank God for woke billionaire capitalists like Elon Musk, Mike Cannon-Brookes, and Twiggy Forrest. Trip ‘em cowboy!

Featured image of Mike Cannon-Brookes by TedXSidney (CC BY-NC-ND 2.0 license).


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