Would there be a better place for solar, wind and pump hydro than the east coast of Australia and Tasmania? It's only Vested interests in Coal and Gas preventing the inevitable. The longer we delay the more cost we will pay. We could have been profiting from this new opportunity instead of procrastinating. and pushing up costs. Nev
Boycott all Merd-ock media. Tell your LNP mhr that lies about carbon reduction schemes will result in picketing of their electoral offices. Tell your priest that you support women's rights over their bodies.
No it does not Yenn. If it did, the figure would be 3 times higher. We would be the biggest polluters on the planet, except maybe for the Saudis.
But note that the pollution from imported oil is , likewise, NOT attributed to the Saudis but to Australia where it is used.
I believe White Cliffs north of Broken Hill was the place. After a few years the solar station needed an upgrade, which the electricity Minister vetoed. Instead, he ordered the construction of an expensive power line to link the little community to the grid. Transmission losses were huge, probably making the electricity more expensive than solar. That untalented politician was eventually packed off to the lucrative job as High Commissioner in London.
If we ever get a list of the most incompetent and costly politicians, he'd be right up there.
There was a place in the Daintree area where they made a subdivision all off-grid systems to avoid cutting a swathe of rainforest to run power in.
What they proved is that "normal" families can't operate off-grid systems.
I can believe that, as the one guy I know who lives off-grid had his woman leave years ago.
Don't let that get out . It's another unfair advantage of going solar. You usually have to give her all your money. It's not proof positive though. He might have had other problems even if he had owned a Coal mine..
Solar can be used to make hydrogen and ammonia cheaply., fuels of the future and can run steel and copper and aluminium refineries. Hydrogen can reduce iron oxide same as carbon does.. it's ALL possible.. Nev