When the Federal Government have you in a squirrel grip …

Comment on Fracking OK, but under ‘strict laws’ – Gunner by Richard Bentley.

When the Federal Government have you in a squirrel grip what choice have you? Best hope is that the pace of developments of the alternatives and the cost of developing the resources means not much will happen.

Recent Comments by Richard Bentley

Is talk of gas hot air?
The cost of wind and sun energy is 0 and available forever if you accept the predicted five billion years planet life as for ever.
So if it can be captured efficiently it must outcompete oil and gas.
The rate of expansion of renewable technologies indicates to me that plenty of people have confidence in them.
Stories are emerging from USA particularly and many other locations of coal and gas fired power stations closing early and plans being cancelled.
So if infrastructure is built on the expectation it will be justified over 30+ years and it is redundant in 10 or 20, how can it be considered to have been a good investment?
That is the judgement that is being made around the world and it is clear to me that the pendulum is swinging rapidly to wind, sun, storage technologies, smart grids and the most cost effective, energy efficiency.

Tree death and the challenge of heatwaves
Suggest a google search of “paint the streets white” and you may find an article Apr 28, 2018.
Los Angeles is painting the streets white to combat the rising temperatures in the summer caused by the heat island effect. Closer to home in SA Salisbury Council is indicating they are pleased with initial trials of this concept. Could be good for trees and is sure to be goood for people.

Massive gas reserves close to being tapped
@ Dave Richards: “New data suggests the pipeline of wind, solar and storage projects in Australia is nearing 100GW – possibly enough for the country to go 100% renewables.”
Giles Parkinson, RenewEconomy 21-03-2019.

Massive gas reserves close to being tapped
I recently attended a seminar in Adelaide where an economist indicated the cost of transition to 100% renewable was one 7th of the loss of production and damages cost if we do not.
So yes, Dave Richards, I am suggesting we transition very rapidly.

Massive gas reserves close to being tapped
“There are still tensions, there’s still people yelling at each other, and the rest of it.” Alister Trier says.
When there are so many people across the world saying that any further development of carbon based energy is a very bad idea are you surprised?
It is not just that there are risks to water and disruption to the physical environment at a local level. There is clear evidence of increasing climate disruption – heavy rain and wind events in one part, droughts in another, acidification of the oceans everywhere.
When you – industry and governments – are not listening there is not much else we can do but SHOUT!

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