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Living in electric dreams : Comments

By Tristan Prasser, published 13/5/2019

Electric vehicles may be the next big thing, but the ALP's policy will do little to help the environment and will do more to waste taxpayers money and hurt consumers.

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So we have the ridiculous situation that the planners have been pushing high rise apartment living as their ideal form of living.

Now the idiots, having got a couple of million of these apartments built, & having failed to enthuse Ozzies to take to bicycles as a desirable form of transport, they have now totally lost the plot.

With no facility to charge electric cars in any of these millions of apartments basement, they go off at a new ridiculous tangent of electric cars. We have the crazy situation where the only people likely to find electric cars capable of supporting their inner city transport needs, live in accommodation where recharging the things is currently impossible.

To retrofit these buildings with the capacity to charge hundreds of residents cars over night would cost hundreds of billions, & that is before considering the huge addition needed to a mature inner city grid to supply the power.

I have been wondering which discipline planners or economists are the most stupid in modern society, but then I realised these fools are simply the product of their education.

So now we all know, it is the idiots teaching these "professionals" who causing the problems. Yes it is academia that is the most stupid, obvious really when you look at their products.

Stop Press. This boils down to having real idiots like Bill Shorten believe the rubbish.
Posted by Hasbeen, Monday, 13 May 2019 8:40:56 PM
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Dear Tristan (the author),

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For all the reasons, of which I am sure you are aware costs: enormous initial construction and development costs, high kilowatt hour cost; environmental problems: catastrophe risk, extraction of uranium, CO2 emissions, discharge of hot water, long term storage of nuclear waste, etc. I doubt that the Australian population would accept the introduction of nuclear power as the principal source of electricity with any great enthusiasm.

The transition to renewable energies would seem to be the best solution possibly backed-up and completed by small nuclear plants if there is no more acceptable alternative.

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Posted by Banjo Paterson, Monday, 13 May 2019 11:20:53 PM
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If you're not starting to see conspiracy theories, I reckon now would be the best time to pull all of those lurking in the dark out. It's not a secret that there are a lot of people with hidden agendas trying to stop electric vehicles. We just need to make sure that people are going to talk louder than the dirty politicians if we want to make a difference to the planet at some point..
Posted by EdwardThirlwall, Wednesday, 15 May 2019 3:03:43 PM
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Hasbeen,

You forget that people can dangle extension cords from their windows to their cars below.
Extension cord making will be a growth industry as will be the nicking of said cords; further growth, by job creation, will come about by the raising of special local police forces dedicated to thwarting Cord Nickers.

Times of high wind may cause some problems.
Posted by Is Mise, Wednesday, 15 May 2019 4:33:52 PM
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