Monthly Archives: August 2011

Why do we need large, coal-power based, energy grids? Can’t a local, Green solution of Solar Panels and Biomass replace this antiquated system?

I work in Renewables and am proud to do so.    In particular, I work in the costing of new, energy plant.  I have always had a hunch that biomass generation was a no go with respect to being a … Continue reading

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What’s the relative cost of energy production?

The relative cost of energy production is a golden nugget of information that should permeate any debate on energy planning.  Should we decommission, “dirty” coal power stations and replace them with only slightly less “dirty”, gas-fired stations?  Why not go … Continue reading

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Australia joins the fight against Global Warming and gets a Carbon Tax – is it worth it though?

So, after much rhetoric and, sadly, very little, informed debate, Australia has a Carbon Tax.  We have stepped up and joined the European Union’s, pioneering, tax-raising, err planet saving, party.  What does this really mean for us, the taxpayers? On … Continue reading

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