Energex offers glimpse of dystopian energy future

Revelations that Queensland’s state-owned electricity network, Energex, remotely throttled air conditioners in almost 170,000 homes and businesses six times in the past two months prompted strong comments in Parliament this week from Senator Malcolm Roberts about Australia’s dystopian energy future.

Senator Roberts noted that when the World Economic Forum told Australians “you will own nothing and be happy," it neglected to say socialist Labor governments would use your smart meter to turn off your air conditioner in an effort to shore up an increasingly fragile electricity grid seemingly always on the brink of collapse. 

“What’s appalling is the very idea that energy rationing is imposed on a state with the world’s best coal reserves and abundant natural gas reserves,” Senator Roberts said. 

“You’d hope we wouldn’t end up like third-world African nations where electricity is purchased ahead of its use, and is only able to be used at certain times. Yet this is already a reality in regional and remote Queensland, where households are put on ‘economy tariffs’ and can only use power for about eight hours a day.” 

Senator Roberts asked that with Labor, the Coalition, the Greens, the teals and David Pocock continuing to push Australia down the suicidal path of unreliable and expensive wind and solar in the pursuit of net-zero fantasies—nightmares, really—how long would it be before only the very wealthy had access to electricity 24 hours a day? 

Throttling air conditioners in Queensland was enabled through the so-called ‘PeakSmart’, which offers a small $400 rebate in exchange. Many people who accept the rebate are unaware they’re handing complete control of their electricity use to Energex but as Senator Roberts noted, Queenslanders can still say no to smart meters.

Showing 2 reactions

Please check your e-mail for a link to activate your account.
  • Peter Chatman
    commented 2024-02-27 23:52:53 +1000
    Your right on the button of true and correct.

    These ridiculous actions of the Albanese Government must stop. I have been Australian for 66 years now and have never seen such idiotic actions from any government as the current National one. It’s as though Albanese is hell bent on destroying the nation of ordinary Australians that made it what it WAS – great. Big Australia is destroying our people and putting a massive amount of homeless into parks in Tents, plus the Cost of Living is hurting all “average” Australians, which I believe is the biggest crisis of all time. We need a Sustainable Australia, not a Big Australia. We need ONE NATION, and of late I have voiced this Long and Loud.

    Net Zero is not far behind, it almost makes me cry to see our country peppered with Solar and Wind Farms, its a wanton destruction of our land, rain-forests and natural habitat, and eco system. Albanese is focuses on Cow and Sheep “farts” as MAJOR environmental negatives, WHAT A FRIGGEN IDIOT. His jet plane travel uses approximately 1 gallon (about 4 litres) of fuel every second. Over the course of a 10-hour flight, burns 36,000 gallons (150,000 litres), oh then the return flight = 300,000 litres. Then his team fly all over the place burning similar amounts of fuel, and spewing tons of carbon into the atmosphere. What a bunch of HIPPOCRITS. Electric cars are not environmentally friendly. They rely on electricity mainly generated by Coal Powered Generators, slow to charge, and short on range, but then he puts huge taxes on ERV cars and work cars, which is a sign of a man who is totally out of touch.

    How dare this idiot impose what parents decide them and their children eat – this is arrogance at its worst and a total insult. I’ll leave it at that, but the Cultural and Aboriginal aspect is huge and a whole story on its own which severely discriminates against white Australians. The bastard is even ignoring the Australia NO vote for Indigenous Voice to Government, and now renaming places that are known tourist sites across Australia. There are many more issues, but Albanese and Labor have to go.
  • One Nation
    published this page in News 2024-02-07 18:44:30 +1000