Posted by anthony.dunk on January 10, 2007, 6:24 am
Germany is apparently planning to phase out all nuclear power reactors
by 2020 (or so) and replace them with renewable energy sources.
Australia (my home country) on the other hand is planning to build
nuclear reactors instead of investing serious money in renewables.
I know that I'd prefer some solar farms and wind farms to a nuclear
power legacy which is going to cause problems for 1000's of years!
Posted by Anthony Matonak on January 10, 2007, 12:35 pm
It may not be as mad as it appears at first glance. If I recall
correctly, Australia has a lot more uranium mines than Germany.
Posted by Solar Flare on January 11, 2007, 12:14 am
Ever watch the wind turbines on one of those sweltering hot days where
you can hardly breathe and the A/C is running full blast everywhere?
Yup the wind turbines mostly all stop. There is no wind.
Posted by anthony.dunk on January 11, 2007, 12:28 am
Yeah, so what. There's bucketloads of sunlight on hot days usually!
My point about the madness of Australia not investing more in solar
power infrastructure is that we have more solar energy than most places
in the world - certainly more than Germany which is phasing out nuclear
Solar Flare wrote:
Posted by Geoffw on January 11, 2007, 1:20 am
And even if the wind doesn't blow or sun doesn't shine 100%
of the time, the greenhouse saving overall would be massive.
More government mandating is required as industry is not too
keen to invest in a technology that uses a free fuel.
Coal and nuclear just like to keep writing cheques against
my kids future
than most places
phasing out nuclear
hot days where
planning to build