Discussion in 'Politics' started by boyo, May 12, 2014.
People taking their lead from question time maybe?
Electoral reality bites.
Government increasingly divided over plan to scrap renewable energy target
Food for thought:-
Climate Change Authority's Bernie Fraser calls for renewable energy target to be extended
Read more: http://www.smh.com.au/federal-politics/political-news/climate-change-authoritys-bernie-fraser-calls-for-renewable-energy-target-to-be-extended-20140910-10eqsz.html#ixzz3CsX4xAgo
The conventional (fossil-fuel) energy producers would be shaking in their boots at the prospect:-
Printable solar panels, developed by CSIRO and Melbourne universities, one step closer to market
More "head in the sand" stuff from the Abbott government.
They ignore the fact that is an economic issue, as well as being an environmental issue.
Food production will be, and some say already is, affected.
Electricity prices will increase.
Australia: poor fella.
Weakening the RET would be economic vandalism
How to kill investment, and thereby protect the coal industry.
Renewable energy stall costs first job losses as 100 cut in Victoria
Read more: http://www.smh.com.au/federal-politics/political-news/renewable-energy-stall-costs-first-job-losses-as-100-cut-in-victoria-20141023-11addr.html#ixzz3Gx0b3EVm
Dick Warburton ignored the evidence that was gathered to write his report.
It must have been inconvenient evidence.
Shorten must step up to protect the RET
No, Australia can't have R&D earning income from within our borders and from exports.
Ian Macfarlane defends proposed cut to renewable energy target
Read more: http://www.smh.com.au/federal-politics/political-news/ian-macfarlane-defends-proposed-cut-to-renewable-energy-target-20141026-11bypd.html#ixzz3HDL62GBj
I was at Carcoar Dam today - near Blayney in the central tablelands.
Big wind farm across the way, and my brother and I took a short drive to get a closer look.
How the fuck anyone can say those things are too noisy or ugly is beyond me. What magnificent machines!
Check that shit out - can get within a couple of hundred metres of that sucker.
Ugly my arse. I think they are a thing of beauty, looking at man use his intelligence for something good and positive.
Joe Hockey is an idiot because they look a damn sight better than a coal pit.
And how good does that Tahs sticker look on the Pfitzymobile?!!
Just when I was starting to think you were a man of taste.
Me? I'm piss-elegant!
With the exception of that bloody Tahs sticker on your car.
I'm happy to accept that wind turbines aren't for everywhere, and aren't every ones taste. I think wind energy, up to about 30% of the total energy supply, is the best thing for Australia, and this means we can and should have a shit load more wind farms, they are going to inevitably be on many many hillsides around the country in the future. But they shouldn't be along the Great Ocean Road, or other places of outstanding natural beauty.
If you think they're ugly, well that's not the worst thing in the world, I can accept that, but they are a necessary consequence of using electricity without pollution. They are a LOT more attractive than a landscape devastated by bushfires or droughts, or even open cut coal mines.
And anyone that thinks they cause any health impacts whatsoever, well you are a nutter, a crackpot, a crank, a fool.
Beauty is in the eye of the beholder!
As the Europeans about the poor dead birds if they like them.
Runner, poor dead birds, what are you talking about? there are a few critical flyways for endangered species where it wouldn't be good to build a windfarm, but apart form that the whole issue is vastly overstated, and you wouldn't get a rational conservation biologist that didn't recognise the tradeoff that was occurring, and support any action to reduce climate change, which is going to do a fuck load more damage to avian populations than any turbine strikes.
Ah! But a frog colony can stop a highway which speed transport along and saves on C02 gas.
Sounds like selective ecological protection.
I don.t like a whole lot of the alternatives as I have said before and turbines are another classic example of an inefficient alternative being subsidies to make us all feel good.
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