No doubt electricity consumers will pay for these. We’re told by environmentalists solar and wind power is cheap. That hasn’t shown up in my power bills, in fact they’ve skyrocketed, and I have a solar array.
There was a time power was a reasonable price. Not anymore.
In winter we are lucky to have nine hours of usable sunlight, so for 15 hours a day solar farms are basically inoperable. If wind speeds are too high, wind farms are shut down. Not bad for part-time systems costing billions of dollars.
We need a system operating 24/7. The only good options are geothermal — requiring volcanoes we don’t have — and nuclear.
Things have come a long way since Chernobyl, an outdated plant, and Fukushima, which was poorly positioned facing an active seismic fault line.
It is sad when a family is faced with paying its power bill or putting food on the table/buying medicine. Unfortunately, power companies will always come first. Environmental groups don’t want to know about it. Their silence is deafening, shame on them.
Recently six environmental groups took out a half-page advert in The Advertiser opposing changes to marine parks. The Weatherill Labor government had no mandate to introduce these parks, they were formulated so the government could get its selfish way. Remember the stupidity proposed for Wardang Island? I do!
The Marshall Liberal government has a mandate for change. I support the changes, but they don’t go far enough.
Kym Bray, Port Victoria