Thanks for raising relevant issues Erwin. I am confident there …

Comment on The hidden costs in the switch to solar by Richard Bentley.

Thanks for raising relevant issues Erwin. I am confident there are plenty of answers out there with some of them coming in the pathway to renewable energy due for release soon.
As more enrgy is generated at homes or business the demands on TG generators will reduce thus reducing operation and maintenance costs.
If transport moves to electric power there will be an increased power demand thus balancing the solar that has been installed.
If gas generators are determined to be redundant they may be saleable to other locations requiring gas back up.
The gas generators have been reported to require substantial rebuilds after as little as 10 years.
This may be a good time to determine if we require less gas generation. Hopefully this report will encourage beneficial debate.

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One day rainwater, grey water recycling and road catchment might fill the gap. Always seemed there are so many overlooked opportunities in the communities.


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If SA can handle greater than 50% why can’t the NT?
Sort it out and stop making excuses.
Electrifying transport is one good way to soak up any excess generation.


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An army is not a bad idea. They do not have to be armed with guns.
Robyn and Dale could lead from the front and recognise that this needs to go beyond politics.


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By coincidence on almost the same day as this event a gathering of police chiefs in America were considering the matter of police shootings in the USA.
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The article concluded that nobody wins in these circumstances.
Hopefully any inquiry will draw on the American experience in making recommendations to avoid any repetition.


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