July 11th 2009


  Buy Issue 2807
Qty:

Articles from this issue:

EDITORIAL: Boat people: Labor's policy backfires

CANBERRA OBSERVED: Malcolm Turnbull's reckless gamble

COVER STORY: Behind the turmoil in Iran

ECONOMIC AFFAIRS: Economic crisis parallels the Great Depression

NATIONAL AFFAIRS: Limit foreign ownership of key industries: NCC

INTERNATIONAL TRADE: Promised benefits from free trade fail to materialise

NATIONAL AFFAIRS: Rudd's emission trading scheme hits roadblock

SRI LANKA: Defeated, friendless Tamils face annihilation

MEN'S HEALTH: Male suicide - the silent epidemic

ENVIRONMENTALISM: Green doctrine spells death to humanity

CIVILISATION: The battle we are still fighting

Tasmania's sources of renewable energy (letter)

Justin Madden, a man for all seasons? (letter)

Euthanasia I (letter)

Euthanasia II (letter)

AS THE WORLD TURNS: Europe's political realignment / Marginalisation of fatherhood

BOOKS: WHY DON'T STUDENTS LIKE SCHOOL? by Daniel T. Willingham

Books promotion page
FONT SIZE:

Tasmania's sources of renewable energy (letter)


by Harry Roberts

News Weekly, July 11, 2009

Sir,

There is an inconvenient truth being hidden about Tasmania's positive contribution to reducing greenhouse emissions. Tasmania has a competitive advantage in producing renewable energy from wind, wood biomass and hydro-mass and hydro-electricity.

Yet some green groups oppose wind farms due to their adverse impact on wedge-tailed eagles and orange-bellied parrots. They oppose the burning of residues from sustainable forest-harvesting in a clean, modern and efficient wood-fired power station.

They stopped the Gordon-below-Franklin dam and oppose even small hydro schemes.

The Australian Greenhouse Office (AGO) estimates that each megawatt produced in Victoria and imported by Basslink emits 1.3 tonnes of carbon dioxide (CO2) while each megawatt of power produced in New South Wales emits about 1 tonne of CO2.

Tasmania by contrast emits only 130 kg of CO2 per megawatt.

We must ignore the outrageous claims of green groups and invest in hydro, wind and renewable wood-fired power.

Harry Roberts,
Huonville, Tas.




























Join email list

Join e-newsletter list


Your cart has 0 items



Subscribe to NewsWeekly

Research Papers



Trending articles

COVER STORY Don't grieve dumped TPP; rather, thank Trump

ENVIRONMENT U.S. Congress to investigate shonky climate report

COVER STORY Money flows freely to fuel anti-coal campaign

ENVIRONMENT Ignore claims that Antarctic ice sheet will melt away

EDITORIAL What future has Senator Cory Bernardi?

EDITORIAL Commission report demonstrates old saying about statistics

ELECTRICITY Green policies threaten energy security and jobs



News and views from around the world

Scientists criticise "hottest year on record" hype (James Varney)

States, territories slash school funding by $100 million (Stephanie Balogh)

Confirm Judge Gorsuch to the Supreme Court (Stephen Mosher)

Rescuing Governor Ahok (Bob Lowry)

Future shock: What happens when robots take our jobs? (Adam Creighton)

President Trump: Protect religious freedom (Ryan Anderson)

China to crack down further on "cult" activities (Ben Blanchard)

Polish president rules out gay marriage (Radio Poland)

U.S. state legislatures sign 334 laws in five years to restrict abortion (Micaiah Bilger)

Clinton, Trump and the politics of the English language (Ben Reinhard)



























© Copyright NewsWeekly.com.au 2017
Last Modified:
March 16, 2017, 10:40 am