Nothing in this blog can be believed. If you think that anything in this blog is true or factual, you'll need to verify it from another source. Do you understand? No? Then read it again, and repeat this process, until you understand that you cannot sue me for anything you read here. Also, having been sucked into taking part in the mass-murder of more than 3 million Vietnamese people on behalf of U.S. Big Business "interests", I'm as mad as a cut snake (and broke) so it might be a bit silly to try to sue me anyway...

Thursday, October 26, 2006

why we're not doing solar power...

Running up to the elections next year, Orstraya's Prime Monster, tWee Johnnie HoWARd, has announced a 75 million dollar government contribution towards the establishment of THE WORLD'S BIGGEST SOLAR POWER PLANT.

(Eat shit, Texas !!!)

So what, you say?

Well, for matters to become clear you'll first need to digest this.

OK so far?

Good, now if you'd kindly go here and digest this.

So what?

Well, it seems Ian Campbell can see no advantage to Australia in this plant other than a trial for implementation in China.

Campell dismisses Tony Jones's suggestion (that just 178 of these solar power plants could meet ALL of Australia's power needs) as merely a "Silver Bullet" pipe dream and then immediately redirects our gaze to China (about the solar thing) and in the next breath he lauds the "clean coal" process for power generation.

And that's the game.

In the foreseeable future, if the HoWARd government gets its way, solar power is a going to be a mere appeasement project to shut the greenies up (and maybe to export it to places like China), whilst the real emphasis here is still going to be coal first, coals second, coal third, and then (maybe) nuclear.

Not surprisingly, BHP Billiton and Rio Tinto are BIG in coal and uranium... Much is said here about the power of the coal lobby on shaping our enegry policies, but what seems to be overlooked is that our biggest coal interests are also our biggest uranium miners. So now you know why the HoWARd government's order of play vis-a-vis energy is as follows:

Coal first, second and third.
Nuclear fourth.
Solar fifth (but only if Rio Tinto and BHP Billiton say it's ok.)

Welcome to Realpolitik.

As I said elsewhere, this is only happening because not enough of them are getting shot. (I also mentioned there that shooting the bastards is wrong and that you mustn't do it.) But since so few of you can be bothered to support peaceful people power protests, I guess the "shoot them" idea will find an ever greater resonance among the madmen who think it's their job to save mankind from these madmen.

I look for sanity, but Ifind none...

8 Comments:

Blogger Kurt Reply said...

Well, it seems Ian Campbell can see no advantage to Australia in this plant other than a trial for implementation in China.

Campell dismisses Tony Jones's suggestion (that just 178 of these solar power plants could meet ALL of Australia's power needs) as merely a "Silver Bullet" pipe dream and then immediately redirects our gaze to China (about the solar thing) and in the next breath he lauds the "clean coal" process for power generation.


I saw this immediately, too, Gerry, even tho I am reading it as an outsider. I don't understand why they can't be satisfied to do it simply because it's the right thing to do.

Period.

October 27, 2006 3:05 AM  
Blogger Gerry said...

Well, Kurt, (and I'm no expert) I think it's because the coal industry lobby (i.e. BHP Billiton and Rio Tinto) have a stranglehold on the government's energy policy making process. I might add that I doubt it would be any different if the Labor opposition party got into power. Laber has no guts or intention to buck The System either. We're phuqued by megabucks.

"It's capitalism, Jim, but not as you know it, not as you know it..."

October 27, 2006 11:38 PM  
Blogger phil said...

Well you're not allowed to incite anyone to shoot anyone else. But a conversation last week turned 'interesting' when a mate admitted that his good lady wife often harboured thoughts of vi*l*nce towards our duly elected government. So I told him to tell her about what I dream about, which involved D*wner and a bear. Mind you, I need to give up the nightcaps so he dreams don't occur quite so often....

October 29, 2006 8:32 PM  
Blogger GreenSmile said...

I saw report yesterday that US investment, despite all the lipservice given, in alternative energy technology is declining.

that is unbelievable or at least unbelievably stupid.

November 01, 2006 3:17 AM  
Blogger Gerry said...

I think the coal/oil/gas/nuclear lobby own our governments.

November 01, 2006 2:51 PM  
Blogger Gerry said...

Phil, you keep dreaming that dream. Dreams can come true... ;-)

I've given up drinking (again).

November 01, 2006 2:54 PM  
Blogger phil said...

Mate, there isn't enough drink in the world to compensate for a dream with that buffoon in it, even if he is being rooted by a grizzly.

"Wishing will make it so."

I was mightily relieved to learn that other people harbour such thoughts, though.

November 02, 2006 11:53 PM  
Blogger Gerry said...

Phil, I'm one of those people.. :-)

November 07, 2006 12:53 AM  

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