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Australia could be the long-term winner worldwide : Comments

By Peter Bowden, published 24/11/2021

'We could power the entire world five times over from the Australian sunů It's a good measure of how large our country is, and how much great sun we have.'

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First of all, we need to re-define who or what is an Australian Aboriginal. There are too many part breeds who have usurped the title and in doing so many also seem to have gained a hatred for their non-aboriginal antecedents. Until this ceases, there will always be an "aboriginal problem".
David
Posted by VK3AUU, Wednesday, 24 November 2021 9:31:19 AM
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What a load of political propaganda! As for the claim that Australia could "power the entire world five times over from the Australian sun", the reality is that we never will be able. Solar struggles to be economic because of its intermittency, and the distribution costs would be prohibitive.
Posted by Bren, Wednesday, 24 November 2021 9:43:07 AM
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We could grow bananas in the Simpson Desert if only we had the imagination or maybe cost has something to do with it. Grand plans to send desert solar to cities have gone astray in the past such as the Desertec project in north Africa. There's also the problem of low light conditions for example where I live was fogbound July 1st to the 14th.

Four hour lithium batteries will have a storage cost of $150 or more per megawatt hour assuming there's enough lithium then there's subsidies, new transmission lines, solar panel washing and so on. Mr Cannon Brookes will ensure it is other people's money that finances his projects.
Posted by Taswegian, Wednesday, 24 November 2021 9:49:03 AM
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Well, at least the author is honest enough to get straight into the nonsense in his first paragraph.

He goes on to quote a multi-billionaire who is going to get even richer on producing unreliable energy - at our expense and to our disadvantage.

Then, he goes to the really wild side: 62% are into multiculturalism and same sex marriage, which apparently makes us 'moral'. Note that a similar percentage of Victorians also like being slaves to Comrade Andrews. All the statistics tell us is that a majority of Australians are servile, and have apparently learned a lot from a Stone Age society that ceased over two centuries ago. And we must do 'more' for their descendants, despite the obvious fact that everything we have done, all the money we have sent, has seen their situation get worse.

And, not surprisingly from this author, we have to rid ourselves of conservatives, presumably including Scott Morrison (who is not conservative), but who is apparently a liar because a Frenchman and known Leftists (e.g failed politician, Malcolm Turnbull) said so. No mention of the politicians who are PROVEN liars.

Peter should try writing for Marvel
Posted by ttbn, Wednesday, 24 November 2021 9:57:58 AM
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Tasweigan, re the batteries;
No one ever asks the question; "After you have used the batteries to
fill in the loss of sun and or wind where & when do you get the power
to recharge them ?".

It turns out that you need to duplicate a couple of times the number
of turbines and solar that generates a full day's demand.

errr, catch 22 big time; What if the next day is cloudy and windless ?
errr, a third cloudy windless day ? Oh that would NEVER happen !
Would it ?
Posted by Bazz, Wednesday, 24 November 2021 10:33:39 AM
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Australia certainly has potential due to its size.

But it would cost a lot of money to set up, including vast water infrastructure.
Posted by Chris Lewis, Wednesday, 24 November 2021 10:37:45 AM
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