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Awesome about 3% of the population. Seriously, what do the other 24,000 people think?

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Alice wants substantial increase in solar: survey
@ Hunter Trolle: Thank you for confirming my opinion that this survey was/is as I described it:
Your statement “Laurence obviously has no idea about statistical surveys and voluntary participation in them. I filled in my survey at the Show, and saw them approaching people at the markets regularly” confirms this: Hand picked respondents do not make a random sample, so any “evidence” gained from this exercise is flawed from the start.
It seems to be a common practice to use statistical evidence to suit your purpose with either “Dorothy Dixer” questions or cherry picked statistical results. Neither of these options will give true evidence.
As I stated previously I like many others DO want a sustainable, reliable source of renewable energy but as I also said not at the cost of my first and second born.
I’m so glad this cheap form of energy is just on the horizon, so is regular space travel, world peace and the Wallabies winning back the Bledisloe Cup.


Alice wants substantial increase in solar: survey
@ Richard Bentley: Sorry, it’s a rubbish survey, it’s a survey of those who have/had a vested interest in the topic.
What it really tells me is that only 3% of the population could be bothered to reply to the questionnaire. That does not make it a good sample size.
Perhaps the other 24,000 are looking south of the border at the flagship state for renewable energy and are horrified at their cost of renewable energy.
SA currently has the most expensive and unreliable power generation in Australia.
I have a belief that most people actually do want a sustainable, reliable source of renewable energy but not at the price of selling their first and second born children to afford it.


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