The ever expanding list of stuff we can blame on renewables received another contribution yesterday from Federal MP Craig Kelly. We’ve had some cracker ideas before but Kelly’s addition will make any top 10 list, for creativity alone.
And what is his contribution? Child drownings.
So how does this work?
> Renewables = expensive electricity
> Pools require electricity to filter and heat
> Electricity prices will rise to the point where pools will have to either cut swimming lessons or charge higher prices for them
> Less children have opportunity to learn to swim
Therefore, more children will drown because of renewable energy.
This doesn’t quite gel with statistics, which show that despite the surge in uptake of solar and wind in Australia, the number of drownings in 2015-16 is slightly down on the national 10-year trend.
But we’ll let Craig Kelly explain…
— Mark Di Stefano (@MarkDiStef) November 7, 2016