Tag Archives | Energy & Nuclear

The Musselroe Wind Farm Travesty: Keith H.

Hi Jennifer. Following is a request for help! Tonyfromoz kindly did an excellent article titled Wind Power Australia – The Musselroe Wind Farm Travesty in Tasmania http://papundits.wordpress.com/2012/01/18/wind-power-australia-the-musselroe-wind-farm-travesty-in-tasmania/ It is a very good summary of the situation from both the viability and value claims for the energy and the obvious hypocrisy of The Greens, other environmentalists […]

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Wind farms are useless, says Duke of Edinburgh

OLD style windmills dot the Australian rural landscape. They were once critical for pump watering from bores, creeks and dams to tanks to water sheep and cattle. Wind turbines are a variation on the old theme. There are apparently 3,421 wind turbines in the UK mostly build for electricity generation; two-thirds of these are owned […]

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Universe Getting Colder: New Nobel Laureates

The Nobel Prize in Physics has been awarded to three US-born scientists for overturning fundamental assumptions about the universe.   According to the Nobel Physics Committee their research on supernovae implies the universe will get increasingly colder as matter spreads across ever-vaster distances in space. [1] According to Oliver K. Manuel, who occasionally emails me, their […]

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Exceeding the Speed of Light

I can’t find confirmation at the CERN website, but various media reports indicate new experimental work has found subatomic particles that travel faster than light. The speed of light is considered the Universe’s ultimate speed limit.  The foundation stone for Einstein’s special theory of relativity was the constancy of the speed of light. More here: […]

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Much Revealed in Government’s New Carbon Tax TV Advertisements: Thomas Barlow

ADVERTISING campaigns are not often celebrated for their honesty. But the Gillard government’s media campaign to “illustrate a vision for Australia’s clean energy future” has a refreshing candour. The advertisements parade various beneficiaries of the government’s energy policies. With surprising authenticity, most of these ventures are small, parochial and inconsequential… writes Thomas Barlow in The […]

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Asking Difficult Questions of the Environmental Establishment

Hi Jennifer, As you probably know, we have been annoying lots of people by daring to practice journalism and ask difficult questions of the environmental establishment. We’ve rounded up for you some of the highlights of the last few months. The third installment of our Hypocrites series – with a look at Prince Charles’s eco-Hypocrisy […]

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Give Me Nuclear Power: George Monbiot

IN an article entitled ‘Why Fukushima made me stop worrying and love nuclear power’ environmental activist and Guardian columnist, George Monbiot, explains why he favours nuclear over many renewable… “A crappy old plant with inadequate safety features was hit by a monster earthquake and a vast tsunami. The electricity supply failed, knocking out the cooling system. The […]

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Fears Over Fukushima Radiation Overblown: Lawrence Solomon

“The immense suffering that the Japanese are enduring in the aftermath of their earthquake and tsunami is now compounded by torment over radiation releases from the Fukushima nuclear plant. “While the torment is understandable, based on the reported amounts of radiation released, it is uncalled for. The evidence from Japan’s populace — inadvertent guinea pigs […]

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