"It doesn't matter how beautiful your theory is, it doesn't matter how smart you are. If it doesn't agree with experiment, it's wrong." Richard P. Feynman

Thursday, July 21, 2011

Gillard's White Elephants!

In a preview of where Australia is heading with the twits that govern us the illustration on the Government Clean Energy website is of a graveyard of solar generators that are not being used.

 Solar collector dishes

Australia has an abundance of solar, wind, wave and other clean energy sources. Driving innovation in clean technologies is a major element of the Clean Energy Future Plan.
From Andrew Bolt

The Gillard Government shows a wonderful solar power facility at White Cliffs to symbolise our future.

Problem is:
The solar plant is now closed but it has earned a national award that will see it preserved as a piece of alternative energy heritage.
Reason for the closure? The town got connected to the grid, and coal-fired power is cheaper. And it stays on at night.

Is this our future - wind generator graveyard in Hawaii . It seemed like a good idea at the time.


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