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» 28/01/2019 10:58:56 PM Great article, Vivien. Couldnt have put it better myself. To estimate your carbon footprin.....
» 15/06/2017 11:39:21 AM I agree that border taxes on the embodied emissions of imported goods will have to occur, .....
» 28/04/2017 3:46:51 PM Hi Doog, Good question re cost of PV. Check out this article http://www.apricum-group.com.....
» 28/04/2017 1:13:46 PM Hasbeen you continue your usual egregious trolling without any substantiated arguments. Re.....
» 28/04/2017 11:38:33 AM Yes Viv, electricity grids powered by wind and solar will require a 'diesel in the shed' -.....
» 18/01/2017 5:24:52 PM Thank you Peter, for a sensible, accurate and well referenced article. To add to your poi.....
» 25/07/2016 8:08:38 PM I think both 'The Drum' and On Line Opinion' are good for democracy both in the articles p.....
» 6/07/2016 8:54:19 PM Luciferase, Methane leaks is a very important issue with significant global warming impac.....
» 6/07/2016 4:42:52 PM That's right Bazz, some form of fast response fueled standby generation will always be nee.....
» 6/07/2016 1:33:12 PM Bazz, You are right to focus on those cloudy cold winter periods as they are the crucial .....
» 5/07/2016 11:54:20 AM Shadow You are making more attempts to fudge figures and tell untruths. 1/ Expenditure on.....
» 5/07/2016 1:01:01 AM Bazz, Yes there will be significant new 330 kV AC transmission needed in the renewable en.....
» 4/07/2016 12:32:12 PM Bazz, The economic amount of storage is about 30,000 MWh for CST/molten slat or 50,000 MWh.....
» 3/07/2016 10:53:35 PM Hi Bazz, You have raised a few good points: 1/ You are correct - renewable energy (RE) ge.....
» 3/07/2016 4:31:13 PM Ah Shadow - 'The modelling in in your link is a complete joke?' You have not read it throu.....
» 2/07/2016 2:46:14 PM Shadow Your statement "Any system that could supply an average of 85% renewables woul.....
» 1/07/2016 5:55:28 PM Aidan You are quite correct in saying that gas stand-by is cheap. To be more precise the f.....
» 1/07/2016 5:39:48 PM Shadow The $95 for nuclear (EIA report) is in $US. Also they claim a capacity factor of 0......
» 1/07/2016 11:48:37 AM The latest study on generation technology http://www.co2crc.com.au/wp-content/uploads/2016.....
» 30/06/2016 2:19:25 PM In answer to the comment about SEN's assumed discount rates being too high. Yes, good poin.....
» 30/06/2016 12:01:38 PM Alan, Yes, electric cars are the future for transport; already happening. Geoff (and Alan.....
» 24/06/2016 7:07:57 PM Tombee (Tom) From your article it appears we agree on the 'bleeding obvious' - energy eff.....
» 24/06/2016 3:02:18 PM Tombee et al My typo acknowledged. I meant electrical energy not total energy. Although .....
» 24/06/2016 11:40:13 AM Tombee Germany currently derives 12.9% of its energy from wind.http://phys.org/news/2015-1.....
» 23/06/2016 11:41:49 PM This article is full of lies, half truths and omissions. For example: 'Germany ... derives.....
» 31/05/2016 12:19:01 PM Australia's electricity grids can indeed be powered by wind and solar, for a price increas.....
» 24/03/2016 11:22:56 AM Good article Bruce. Yes you've hit on a common problem with some not all medical practices.....
» 12/07/2015 10:44:40 AM The usual bleating from the usual strawmen denialists who frequent this website including .....
» 10/07/2015 11:20:31 PM Mark, your predictable conclusion is "it is difficult to see how, from a purely price.....
» 1/07/2015 12:02:25 AM 'We love our ABC - but we'd like it to be a bit more reflective of all the people of Austr.....
» 16/01/2015 4:47:56 AM Sorry Graham, here is the link: http://www.tai.org.au/content/mining-age-entitlement If y.....
» 15/01/2015 9:09:40 AM (cont.) I'd also like to know what you think about Poirot's post from an article in the A.....
» 15/01/2015 8:58:55 AM Graham, I really recommend that you read this report on state govt ASSISTANCE to the minin.....
» 14/01/2015 10:17:46 AM Graham, Good government does not invest in transport infrastructure for mines, except whe.....
» 14/01/2015 1:29:50 AM Graham, this is a clear case of your conservative idealistic lense versus my progressive o.....
» 14/01/2015 1:09:55 AM Brilliantly stated Steele! In other words both holy books use metaphor extensively. Anoth.....
» 13/01/2015 11:24:53 AM Graham, ships are fine until one runs aground or spills bunker oil. I counted 22 huge ore .....
» 13/01/2015 2:04:12 AM Thanks SteeleRedux for you wisely chosen quotes; also Susieonline and others for pointing .....
» 12/01/2015 9:32:17 AM Graham, you seem to see the Qld LNP government through 'rose coloured glasses'. You've lis.....
» 12/01/2015 9:21:22 AM I'm with both the author and Halduell - Islam does need a revolution and of course it has .....
» 9/01/2015 1:04:04 PM Well spoken BJelly and Divergence. The more said about fair tax the better. The Coalition .....
» 29/12/2014 1:43:22 PM JohnBennetts - Good point about number plate recognition. Re large trucks - shifting lice.....
» 25/12/2014 2:47:43 AM Great to see there's general support here for making license/ insurance costs payable on f.....
» 24/12/2014 9:16:08 AM I'm really glad you've written this article Paul. It's really a 'no brainer' - if ever the.....
» 16/12/2014 10:08:50 AM My sentiments re plain packaging or alcohol and cigarettes are similar to yours David; wou.....
» 11/12/2014 2:38:07 AM Good points McReal. The Bush/ Howard tax cuts/ breaks for the rich 1% were installed in a.....
» 11/12/2014 12:42:40 AM Jardine, 'Untrue, stupid, liar' - words you have repeatedly used in response to my posts,.....
» 10/12/2014 10:39:49 AM Nonsense about Australia being high taxed. It is low taxed; second lowest of 22 OECD count.....
» 4/12/2014 11:12:22 AM David, some of your 'libertarian' ideas are the most radical in the Senate, but you have t.....
» 25/11/2014 9:36:18 AM This article highlights the rot that is destroying the future of young Australians- high c.....
» 15/11/2014 1:50:38 AM Peter Lang, I agreed early in this 'debate' that nuclear is cheaper on an LCOE basis - up.....
» 14/11/2014 11:29:59 AM Peter Lang, I have answered your 12 questions using true facts. You have refused to answ.....
» 14/11/2014 8:27:43 AM OK Rhosty, your last calculation seems near the mark......
» 14/11/2014 3:03:13 AM Rhosty Transmission losses 0.6% per mile?!! That computes to 70% of the electricity produ.....
» 14/11/2014 2:22:35 AM (continued from previous post) 9/ It has been 60 years since the first nuclear reactor wa.....
» 14/11/2014 2:20:18 AM Peter Lang Futher to establishing what we agree and disagree on, I put to you my list of q.....
» 13/11/2014 5:55:20 AM Plantagenet and Steven - I agree; good comments. If you want to read my responses to Peter.....
» 13/11/2014 5:51:33 AM (continued) 8. Transmissions costs for renewables are much higher than for nuclear (at h.....
» 13/11/2014 5:18:56 AM Peter Lang I will address your last post because the questions are relevant. I will not a.....
» 13/11/2014 1:15:55 AM Peter Lang This post will be entirely on the issue of personal attacks by you on me - i.e.....
» 12/11/2014 11:40:09 AM I agree with the general sentiment that R and D for energy needs to be increased and the c.....
» 11/11/2014 10:02:27 AM Continued, from the data in the previous post: 1/ 10% of the reactors failed due to catas.....
» 11/11/2014 9:31:35 AM Peter, if you think that $2-3 per MW for insurance (which I am not disputing) is the sum t.....
» 7/11/2014 10:41:52 PM Peter you say I've lost. If it's on the criteria of LCOE alone without costing in the risk.....
» 7/11/2014 12:55:16 PM CSIRO’s costs for ’clean coal’ (CCS) would be at least as high as $130/ MWh for the solar .....
» 7/11/2014 12:41:54 PM OK Peter, here’s two last posts from me for the sake of keeping us both ‘intellectually ho.....
» 6/11/2014 12:04:32 PM Peter just to make it clear what should be obvious to you and all readers. I have NOT CONC.....
» 6/11/2014 9:48:06 AM Peter: 1/ " Comparing a mostly nuclear v as mostly renewables NEM, the nuclear would.....
» 6/11/2014 6:06:09 AM Peter, you claim that I have not been doing sufficient research on nuclear, while at the s.....
» 6/11/2014 2:04:15 AM Peter, For this to be fruitful, we need to debate constructively and avoid being aggressiv.....
» 5/11/2014 5:57:35 AM Bazz, 1/ You are quite right - steel, plastics, glass, fibreglass etc can't be made with .....
» 5/11/2014 3:03:53 AM Peter (and Bazz) Peter, do you really understand EROI or are you using biased, poorly subs.....
» 4/11/2014 10:40:43 AM Bazz, I agree with you about the futility of arguing global warming and that on fuel secu.....
» 4/11/2014 9:53:49 AM Peter, My correct title is Ben or Ben Rose (not Roses). If you give me the courtesy of us.....
» 2/11/2014 10:29:52 PM Peter, No I have not conceded. CSIRO calculator has problems - does not show a scenario .....
» 1/11/2014 11:52:26 AM Jardine: Thanks for your suggestion re debate.org. I'll look at it but would need to be co.....
» 1/11/2014 11:37:22 AM Peter, I'll address your conditions, admitting any worries I have; I hope you'll do the sa.....
» 1/11/2014 1:28:27 AM Peter, As for dot points that would persuade me nuclear is an option for the future: - Wea.....
» 1/11/2014 1:23:57 AM Peter: OK so your main criterion is to find the alternative(s) to coal that are least cost.....
» 31/10/2014 2:24:02 AM Peter, I believe you and I can and should have continuing constructive discussion on this .....
» 30/10/2014 9:15:31 AM Peter: You will see from the link I posted that nuclear is far more expensive than land ba.....
» 30/10/2014 8:58:33 AM Peter: Nobody is denying the fact that we have got to a technological society and high pop.....
» 30/10/2014 3:01:52 AM Peter, Jardine, Mark you are missing the elephant in the room: Coal fired electricity is m.....
» 29/10/2014 10:44:32 AM Mark and your curmudgeonly mates - with your usual negative diatribes against anything thr.....
» 28/10/2014 4:19:14 AM Geoff you read the AETA graph differently to me. For 2025 I see onshore wind and solar PV .....
» 25/10/2014 12:02:49 AM Geoff I'll summarize in my last post on this. The optimum energy mix to replace coal and.....
» 24/10/2014 11:54:27 PM Jardine - Getting back to Jim's article - By your 'no government intervention' argument, i.....
» 24/10/2014 10:26:35 AM Geoff - What is it I don't I like about nuclear? Here are 7: - Firstly there's the nuclear.....
» 24/10/2014 8:23:52 AM So if there were a 'level playing field' where all power stations were new and their owner.....
» 24/10/2014 8:22:45 AM Jardine, Prompete, Rhian: Yes I was waiting for your protest - "why indeed do wind an.....
» 23/10/2014 11:42:41 AM Jardine, you've taken us right off topic but I feel I have to address your misconceptions......
» 23/10/2014 11:22:32 AM Yes Jim, I have discussed with Geoff other aspects of his article: http://forum.onlineopi.....
» 23/10/2014 11:03:34 AM Another point Geoff (I sometimes check your figures!) You mentioned 2200 Gemasolar sized p.....
» 23/10/2014 10:22:28 AM Yes Geoff, solar farms do have a big footprint and they are materials intensive - as you s.....
» 23/10/2014 12:42:45 AM The good thing about this is that we are starting to have the essential debate on what ene.....
» 22/10/2014 1:39:20 AM India - population 1.26 billion - 55 times Australia's population in a smaller land area. .....
» 22/10/2014 12:33:59 AM Geoff - Please be rigorous and honest in this debate - it is you who should have researche.....
» 21/10/2014 4:11:50 AM I must say I'm glad we're having this sensible debate on OLO with Geoff making the point t.....
» 20/10/2014 11:03:05 AM Geoff, while your points abut the relatively large area footprint of the solar CST plants .....
» 2/10/2014 1:07:56 AM Taswegian, many thanks for pointing to the article by J.Bull on the 'Resilience' website; .....
» 1/10/2014 11:20:20 AM This article: http://www.clca.columbia.edu/241_Raugei_EROI_EP_revised_II_2012-03_VMF.pdf e.....
» 1/10/2014 9:25:16 AM Good to have an article highlighting the importance of EROI. But once again, do some bette.....
» 1/10/2014 9:07:25 AM Too many vague unsubstantiated assertions Don. You havent spent much time on research. Re .....
» 19/09/2014 8:38:48 AM Jon J you are of course correct to point out that technology such as audiovisual has chang.....
» 18/09/2014 8:53:52 AM "People need the news. It's as vital to democracy as sunlight is to crops". Aye .....
» 18/09/2014 8:35:48 AM Graham, the principle of voters (individuals) being able to donate to political parties or.....
» 15/09/2014 12:57:53 PM 'Changing received evidence to fit a preferred storyline' is what the author of this artic.....
» 1/09/2014 10:00:13 AM I am an Australian; been in the US for several months. I notice a bigger tendency to ambig.....
» 5/08/2014 10:06:07 AM Thanks for an informative article Joe. I think the key point you made is 'one graduate in .....
» 17/07/2014 7:16:52 AM I am in the US and traveled along the western part of California - Chicago Line (Santa Fe .....
» 11/07/2014 10:57:53 AM Yes, Incomuicardo. What I particularly like about your proposal is "There is no 'part.....
» 11/07/2014 3:37:58 AM OK Rhosty and Incomunicado, you are suggesting replacing the Senate with a 'jury' of 150 r.....
» 10/07/2014 12:00:11 PM Carrying on from my previous post, Australia is not much different to the US; we now see w.....
» 10/07/2014 11:46:23 AM Hi Peter; glad you're still doing some very pertinent commentary. You've hit on some real.....
» 2/07/2014 11:27:57 AM Divine msn - good points you have made and thanks for the stats you cited, which I am assu.....
» 2/07/2014 3:25:21 AM Susie, I think the spiritual side of counselling is not a matter of being qualified or pas.....
» 1/07/2014 8:45:17 AM I think you have highlighted a relevant issue Brian - that chaplains should be trained on .....
» 1/07/2014 6:57:23 AM So David, with all the millions being spent on parliamentarians' pensions, you be the firs.....
» 24/06/2014 10:31:23 AM Thanks Fred for an optimistic article. All I can say is the coal peak had better happen so.....
» 24/06/2014 10:07:33 AM Don, ' Given that they (the orthodox, who accept the science) have had virtually a monopol.....
» 22/01/2014 12:24:55 PM Your conclusions indicate to me that 'trickle down' generally doesn't work.Average income .....
» 10/01/2014 10:22:03 AM You should rally stick to law Anthony. Pick little bits of evidence that support your case.....
» 30/12/2013 1:29:21 PM Truly appalling; this degree of secrecy; this degree of shoring up the interests of big co.....
» 13/12/2013 12:51:32 PM David, I think there is some merit in your drift; wages are too high in Australia. But the.....
» 21/11/2013 4:19:49 PM I'm glad you've highlighted this problem. It's time for a new political party - 'Affordabl.....
» 18/09/2013 12:37:26 AM Hasbeen, it's you who need to start talking sense. In case you hadn't realized, money spen.....
» 17/09/2013 12:06:02 PM Agree with you Ludwig; godd article John. All of these projects should also require inde.....
» 12/09/2013 10:23:33 AM Yes good questions indeed: 'Will the carbon price be abolished?' Abbott has no more 'lies.....
» 11/09/2013 10:56:31 AM Thanks Lyn for an accurate synopsis of Abbott. 'Abbot has relentlessly without any consc.....
» 29/08/2013 11:57:57 AM Hell Richard, I already have to manage my anxiety and you're not helping. Yes politics ha.....
» 26/08/2013 11:18:18 AM I agree with your sentiments Sophie and have voted Greens for a long time for the reasons .....
» 13/08/2013 1:12:19 PM Good article Lyn. I ask the same questions and lament your point "Rudd urged us to ce.....
» 30/07/2013 12:33:18 PM Thanks for the information on how the NZ 'smack ban' is going and for a 'voice of reason'......
» 30/07/2013 12:01:47 PM Thankyou for reminding us of some the the real problems the world faces, Ben. I agree wit.....
» 29/07/2013 10:52:39 AM Good work Alan; we increasingly rely on the work of free-lance and 'citizen' journalists l.....
» 23/07/2013 3:08:11 PM Thanks for an informative article on technologies about which we lay 'oil consumers' know .....
» 22/07/2013 2:48:04 PM Most sensible analysis of the refugees issue I have read yet Mirko. Yes we should be help.....
» 18/07/2013 11:23:53 AM Good article Graham; encapsulates my feelings about Abbott to a tee. I was very frustrat.....
» 17/07/2013 11:42:34 AM 'Totally sustainable' - wish you were right David but it needs to be qualified by 'for how.....
» 4/07/2013 11:55:24 AM I agree with the the thrust of your article Peter. Curm, have you traveled through any of .....
» 27/05/2013 2:07:45 PM Yes Rhosty I agree pure electric (not hybrid) is ultimately the way to go and gas fired fu.....
» 27/05/2013 11:29:23 AM It would be a bad thing for the world if the US price of petrol goes down; they waste far .....
» 2/05/2013 12:03:39 PM Great article Rosie. Thanks for pointing us to the BudgetAus website......
» 2/05/2013 12:01:19 PM Yes I agree with main point of your article Everald - this minority government has legisla.....
» 29/04/2013 11:40:05 AM Thankyou John for reminding us of the heinous acts of Thatcher, or rather the Reagan-Thatc.....
» 22/04/2013 1:12:18 PM To add to salient comments by Rhosty, Taswegian and Geoff. NASA states: "In spite o.....
» 18/04/2013 11:39:42 AM Yes housing is absurdly unaffordable and it's even more absurd that governments have done .....
» 14/02/2013 5:51:09 PM A good article; expresses what the majority of voters think about today's politics. Yes, b.....
» 31/01/2013 3:53:31 PM The Lib-Labs pander to monied interest groups, don't involve the membership in policy maki.....
» 23/10/2012 12:33:12 PM Yes I totally agree that PBS is essential in these days of constant market propaganda, whi.....
» 19/10/2012 7:29:53 PM I agree (as would Blind Freddie) with the author's point that location and type of dwellin.....
» 4/10/2012 12:13:59 PM Thanks for an informative article Daniel. Bankrolling of politicians by big corporations t.....
» 27/09/2012 8:28:56 AM Thanks Paul for a window into that vast region with so few people and so much coal. I liv.....
» 24/09/2012 9:19:09 AM A fine attempt to summarize the multiple problems of the Globe, Peter. The Internet brings.....
» 21/09/2012 3:40:51 PM Some good points made there Nicholas. Yes pigs and other farms animals are not much differ.....
» 17/09/2012 8:18:49 AM Good article thanks Graham. I have long hoped that Obama would end the US' blanket support.....
» 17/09/2012 8:03:45 AM Thanks for reporting on this case, and the fact that the denialists lost( though you certa.....
» 13/09/2012 7:55:47 AM A informative article about the political landscape, thanks Matthew. I'd love to see the N.....
» 5/09/2012 7:06:41 PM My own taxes pay for my medical bills Hasbeen, though I do try to minimize them by living .....
» 5/09/2012 9:33:58 AM Entertaining travelogue. In the '70's I stayed in in a shack where the Cable Beach resort .....
» 5/09/2012 9:15:28 AM You've 'hit the nail on the head' with article Victoria; got to the very crux of nearly ev.....
» 3/09/2012 2:32:52 PM Good good article Geoff (if a bit disjointed). I think that all major emitting nations wil.....
» 3/09/2012 2:03:39 PM Yes Alan I think politicians can definitely be classified as those who often lie (e.g Abbo.....
» 3/09/2012 1:30:50 PM Thanks James; an informative, measured interview from one who knows a lot about the subjec.....
» 31/08/2012 6:38:38 PM I totally agree that Leigh Sales did a great job and it's a shame such good quality interv.....
» 22/08/2012 7:44:26 PM Thanks Shadow, you've shone a bit of light for me on the questions of steam turbine perfor.....
» 20/08/2012 7:26:13 PM Shadow my apologies if I lumped you in with the denialist pillocks. Now they've shown thei.....
» 20/08/2012 7:11:30 AM Cohenite - and denialism is not a cult? I suggest your ego and delusion has lead you and a.....
» 19/08/2012 7:28:00 PM Cackie: I acknowledge that as you say those who have got rooftop PV to date have got middl.....
» 19/08/2012 7:10:11 PM Of course CO2 is a pollutant, Cohenite, the same way salt can be a pollutant. Salt, the st.....
» 19/08/2012 3:38:50 PM Killarney I agree with your statement: 'If the 'free' newsmedia were doing its job, the pu.....
» 18/08/2012 6:34:33 PM Good synopsis Peter. 'the dominance of political debate by ever more powerful media inter.....
» 18/08/2012 5:14:46 PM Thanks for your links cohenite. Re the article by Miskelly and Quirk, it has some interest.....
» 17/08/2012 9:34:22 PM (sigh) Thanks Curm, I'll look up your link to this 'contribution factor' term. And cohenit.....
» 17/08/2012 2:25:02 PM OK Curm; can you give me a link to AEMO paper describing their 3-7% capacity factor. Rega.....
» 17/08/2012 7:03:18 AM Curm: OK now I get your meaning "its not the price of the RECs that will go up, but .....
» 16/08/2012 4:53:54 PM Thanks for validating my figures Curm; they were from http://reneweconomy.com.au/2012/five.....
» 16/08/2012 9:59:59 AM The PM is correct in finally seeing that 'gold plating' of networks is happening. The comp.....
» 15/08/2012 3:05:07 PM 'Turn' - point taken re difference in wealth of the governing elites of China and the US. .....
» 14/08/2012 7:19:04 PM In many ways the US is not the paradigm of liberal democracy it once was. Geoff says 'The.....
» 7/08/2012 7:52:15 AM It is true the the PPP model for transport is proving unsuccessful. The obvious solution .....
» 6/08/2012 7:33:08 PM I'm glad you wrote on this subject Michael. Yes it is good that the ACCC is on the watch f.....
» 1/08/2012 1:28:19 PM Fascinating insight into the politics of this huge, populous and resource rich region. The.....
» 30/07/2012 10:07:21 AM Thanks John for reminding us as you often do of these evil connections. Dow Chemicals (age.....
» 30/07/2012 9:02:40 AM Great little potted history Nicholas. I'm looking forward to reading your book on economic.....
» 24/07/2012 9:19:39 AM Anthony, thanks for stating your credentials as a 'climate denialist'. I'll do likewise -.....
» 9/07/2012 9:58:31 AM A thought provoking article but it's really an issue for the whole of society not just boo.....
» 6/07/2012 7:26:02 PM Of course bailing out the Alcoa smelter - keeping a non-viable, maximally polluting indust.....
» 4/07/2012 1:13:34 PM Thanks for a very enlightening article Nicholas. The global financial system in the form .....
» 2/07/2012 9:41:57 AM Good article Tom. Yes peak oil (and gas!) has always been the other big reason for my supp.....
» 28/06/2012 9:20:26 AM I do agree with you Bruce that the truth and justice lovers in their 'scattered habitats' .....
» 28/06/2012 9:17:19 AM Interesting brief and rather grim summary of modern Australian political history, Bruce. I.....
» 27/06/2012 10:33:24 AM Great article; thanks for focusing us on these facts James. The CEFC does indeed need the .....
» 22/06/2012 12:45:47 PM 'Governments and not-for-profit organisations complement rather then compete with each oth.....
» 18/06/2012 12:15:14 PM This talk of using plutonium is hair raising. The reality that the nuclear industry has pr.....
» 12/06/2012 8:33:45 AM Thanks Noel for an informative article on the little-known technology of Integral Fast Rea.....
» 11/06/2012 1:31:29 PM John Muscat you blame the Greens, carbon price and investment in clean energy for all of A.....
» 6/06/2012 10:33:22 AM G'day Duncan. I'm another one from Perth spending 6 months in NZ. Totally share your dism.....
» 6/06/2012 9:16:57 AM I think you've summarized the state of the popular western media in a nutshell, Brian and .....
» 31/05/2012 8:18:20 AM Many thanks Kathy for a reminding us of the realities of life at the 'coal face' where the.....
» 30/04/2012 8:46:19 AM Good article Mark and pertinent comments, Taswegian. Governments are occupied with 'urgent.....
» 27/04/2012 12:23:41 PM Mark, you may by right that the floods will cause some who don't respect real science and .....
» 24/04/2012 10:24:07 AM Good article thanks David. I agree with most of your points, and those of Squeers. These e.....
» 22/03/2012 3:07:15 PM Thanks for a thought-provoking article David. I think we're all agreed that governments wi.....
» 16/03/2012 11:55:26 AM Good article, Kellie. Your paragraph says it all"Greece stands conquered by fraud. No.....
» 15/03/2012 6:48:20 PM To add to the excellent contributions by Rhosty and others re biomass energy. Yes, fuels .....
» 15/03/2012 11:23:45 AM The burning of coal and other fossil fuels will have to reduce sooner or later. The sooner.....
» 13/03/2012 11:19:41 AM Very informative article, thanks James. I think your idea of museums depicting the full st.....
» 8/03/2012 11:11:23 AM Cunningly written but generally nonsensical article, to be expected from the climate scept.....
» 7/03/2012 9:49:18 AM Thanks Alan for this exposure of yet another slanderous and misleading propaganda article .....
» 21/02/2012 2:16:27 PM Hasbeen and Spindoc I see you are not only deniers of man-made global warming but also (no.....
» 20/02/2012 11:50:00 AM You have a good way with words Bruce; summed it up very nicely. History does repeat itsel.....
» 15/02/2012 11:15:56 AM Good article, Matthew. Aluminium smelting in Victoria is the 'carbon dirtiest' industry in.....
» 1/02/2012 11:04:19 PM Well written article thanks Bruce and I totally agree with all of it. We've had state pre.....
» 1/02/2012 10:45:22 PM Interesting article thanks Helen. I think Government should be doing much more to help se.....
» 16/01/2012 11:58:25 AM Yes Peter, good summary of the issues to face us in 2012 and the state of politics. I too .....
» 12/01/2012 1:29:15 PM Good article summarizing the problems human civilization faces Peter. Mayan analogy I thin.....
» 12/01/2012 12:10:47 PM Thanks for the thought provoking piece Liz; you have hit the issue of 'sustainability of t.....
» 6/01/2012 12:15:59 PM Thanks John for throwing the spotlight on India. The Neoliberal brand of capitalism is par.....
» 6/01/2012 11:50:46 AM The points you make should be warrant much more public discussion Bryan. Those who seek mo.....
» 23/12/2011 10:47:23 AM The fracking boom is all about the big resources corporations extracting as much profit as.....
» 19/12/2011 1:28:02 PM I agree with your overall sentiment about the defence forces, Bruce They need to be brough.....
» 19/12/2011 12:53:17 PM Hilarious and very clever Merv. I'll be cross if you don't write the next episode. But I.....
» 14/12/2011 11:30:01 AM Yes Graham your sentiments ring true to me. But I think the emphasis should be on the fact.....
» 9/12/2011 4:17:23 PM Thanks 'MiLord' - at least your post has generated some thoughtful blog reponses - thanks .....
» 9/12/2011 2:44:14 PM Lord Christopher you tell us poor commoners what we really want to hear - that it'll all b.....
» 8/12/2011 2:01:54 PM Very informative article Tom; thanks. Your points about shipping, rail and pollution cause.....
» 8/12/2011 1:30:44 PM Thanks John for the informative article and the link to that 'think tank' - I will read th.....
» 30/11/2011 12:25:04 AM Refreshingly frank look at the 'warts and all' truth of our economic and financial situati.....
» 30/11/2011 12:05:54 AM Sober article reminding us of how our political system really works.I'm sure glad it is th.....
» 18/11/2011 10:39:20 AM Thanks for throwing some light on India-China Graham. I was in India in 1981 and was surpr.....
» 7/11/2011 10:45:17 AM Yes Ross there are plenty of examples of the type of 'intensive cottage development' you r.....
» 4/11/2011 8:28:49 PM Thanks for your observations of the Summit, Everald Totally agree with you and the majori.....
» 3/11/2011 11:57:59 AM An interesting 'potted history', thanks Sylvia; such writings help us non-historians put r.....
» 28/10/2011 11:43:55 PM Are you deaf and blind 'individual'? Carbon price - cheapest way to reduce emissions, for.....
» 28/10/2011 3:23:05 PM Some stimulating points here Gary. My responses to a few of your questions: - Is Westmins.....
» 26/10/2011 11:46:51 AM Liked your summary of management tiers and remuneration multiples John. Also the statement.....
» 25/10/2011 10:35:25 PM Glad you've said this about leaders Stuart; don't need a PhD to know it's true. Maybe Bish.....
» 24/10/2011 12:53:11 PM Agree with Adam's closing comment ' massive pay increases to politicians and senior public.....
» 24/10/2011 12:31:05 PM I think it's great to see Germany making this commitment. My question is what form will th.....
» 17/10/2011 12:09:23 PM I'd say your article is generally a sensible analysis Saul; the tax forum was worthwhile. .....
» 4/10/2011 4:00:14 PM Good article Malcolm, also thanks to the positive bloggers; your especially Shamus. What .....
» 30/09/2011 2:29:41 PM Thought provoking article Saul. Agree with your comments Taswegian. Re taxing of mining I.....
» 30/09/2011 1:39:25 PM An intelligently written article that summarizes the situation well thanks Nicole. Yes the.....
» 26/09/2011 12:44:31 PM I reckon your analysis is pretty spot on James. Totally agree with your statement: 'The p.....
» 26/09/2011 12:25:26 PM A (Western) world going mad with consumerism - obesity, suicide and road trauma, while the.....
» 21/09/2011 11:37:33 AM I agree with your statement 'To assume that completely free trade is feasible, and that pr.....
» 13/09/2011 6:28:33 PM Tim, you have stated in your introductory and concluding paragraphs that you are a global .....
» 12/09/2011 11:21:33 AM This issue should be debated more widely; I believe it's a huge issue for Australia with o.....
» 7/09/2011 11:23:49 AM I'm gald you've started an even handed discussion on this improtant issue David. There is.....
» 2/09/2011 10:24:23 AM Sensible article. One could go on to list the many things that governments over the past 3.....
» 25/08/2011 2:09:50 PM Yes email etiquette is a real issue and we've all been snubbed at times. It's quite comple.....
» 11/08/2011 2:53:46 PM A common sense article; some good points made James. I think you are right that the main .....
» 15/07/2011 11:21:53 AM So the inhabitants of Antarctica should receive even more 'carbon absorbtion bouquets' tha.....
» 7/07/2011 11:15:52 PM Thankyou Saul; an eloquesnt summary of economists' views on carbon price and also of Abbot.....
» 28/06/2011 10:22:56 AM I agree with Rich2 and Tombee. Your statements about the carbon intensity of Australia's i.....
» 21/06/2011 11:37:56 AM Sobering article Fiona; we need more of this analysis and more lateral thinking as to how .....
» 17/06/2011 3:00:44 PM Thanks for your contribution Chris. Don't call yourself a 'flat earther' though as you do .....
» 7/06/2011 12:49:54 PM First, thanks Mark / Curm for the information (graphs) about sea level rise, reference (Je.....
» 6/06/2011 1:31:01 PM Thankyou Brad; contributions from industry people such as yourself are essential to an inf.....
» 6/06/2011 12:37:13 AM Shadow minister Points taken on current bagasse thermal generation being seasonal only. I.....
» 6/06/2011 12:23:29 AM To answer some good points raised: Curm et al - this table is only an example of a hypothe.....
» 1/06/2011 6:35:29 PM Curm : The two columns in the table refer to biomass combustion entirely for energy and bi.....
» 1/06/2011 4:31:22 PM Thanks for this Jonathon; just what we've been looking for. Having been mislead by a denta.....
» 1/06/2011 12:45:10 PM To answer some of the better comments : Shadow Minister (can I assume by your non de plume.....
» 1/06/2011 11:56:50 AM Spindoc I will ignore your childish rant about ‘The government should go to jail for fraud.....
» 26/05/2011 12:11:38 PM Good article Mike; sane summary of the the issue which the majority would agree with. Of c.....
» 24/05/2011 10:52:58 PM I agree with Raptor's and some of Tombee's comments and reiterate what I have written befo.....
» 20/05/2011 12:41:59 PM Totally agree with the article's conclusion "We must move to full dependence on renew.....
» 17/05/2011 11:16:39 PM Thanks for highlighting this issue Diana. I believe it's related to a lot of things happen.....
» 17/05/2011 11:02:39 PM Appreciate your article John and your tireless investigative journalism exposing injustice.....
» 16/05/2011 10:14:28 PM Whilst I agree with 3 points made by the Author: - that payroll tax is a regressive tax on.....
» 10/05/2011 12:49:08 PM The Author touts tight gas as a panacea; does not seem to think carbon pollution / global .....
» 10/05/2011 12:27:40 PM Oh Curm, just when I thought you were displaying some even handedness you have put your he.....
» 6/05/2011 12:54:37 PM I respect anyone who will get out on the streets to deomonstrate for their convictions,Jen.....
» 2/05/2011 1:51:33 PM Thankyou for posting this good sense and truth Mark. I too have studied this and know that.....
» 28/04/2011 11:57:59 PM Many thanks Nicco for some balanced responses and thanks also for introducing me to the re.....
» 16/04/2011 12:00:55 AM Thanks for informed contributions by Bazz, Pest, Taswegian and Popnperish and others. Part.....
» 4/04/2011 3:07:33 PM I commend you on this article,Saul. These regressive forms of tax deductions for speculati.....
» 8/03/2011 12:54:13 PM Shadow Minister A carbon price is not 'subtly' different to the GST in terms of rebates/ .....
» 7/03/2011 7:27:53 PM We are in agreement, Philo and others, that the world has warmed and cooled for many reaso.....
» 7/03/2011 4:53:59 PM OK Shadow Minister a carbon price is a tax; it is a tax reform, in much the same way as yo.....
» 7/03/2011 3:35:55 PM Philo states isolated facts to try and shore up his view that there is no man-made global .....

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