July 11th 2009


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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

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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.




























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