The Best Pollution Money Can Buy
Fact 1: Victoria has a bunch of wind farms generating a significant amount of clean, green electricity.
Fact 2: Victoria uses very dirty brown coal in its electricity generators for their baseload supply.
Fact 3: Victoria exports the electricity generated by the wind farms to South Australia and New South Wales. Both SA and NSW use cleaner (but more expensive) black coal in their generators for their baseload supply.
If it was about making the biggest impact on reducing carbon pollution, you'd think Victoria would use their wind turbines to allow them to reduce the output from their very dirty brown coal generators, wouldn't you?
So why do they export it instead to SA and NSW? "D'oh...it's the money, stupid!" They get a bit more money from generators who can reduce the amount of black coal they consume.
Carbon targets be damned! It's about money!
And that reminds me of THIS >>>