[LINK] NBN and Batteries

Richard Chirgwin rchirgwin at ozemail.com.au
Wed Feb 23 15:21:36 AEDT 2011


Only if they didn't pull the fibre through already-crowded ducts. 
Otherwise, the copper gets de-comissioned.

Also, who is going to assume responsibility for running the batteries 
now in the exchanges?

And a final point: the NBN moves the backup; what is now a bunch of 
lead-acids (I suppose) in exchange buildings becomes (probably) gel 
batteries at homes. The net effect is that for X number of batteries 
added to the environmental load, another bunch of batteries are 
*removed* from it.


On 23/02/11 3:11 PM, Tom Koltai wrote:
> Interestingly enough, if they left the copper in the ground, it could
> provide a back up current for the NBN so that in the event of a power
> failure at the local suburb level, Power could be supplied to the fibre
> (kerbside MDF Node) and the home via the copper....
> What a revolutionary idea...
>> -----Original Message-----
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>> [mailto:link-bounces at mailman.anu.edu.au] On Behalf Of
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>> See
>>> Senate Question No.315
>>> Senator Ludlam asked the Minister representing the Minister
>> for Sustainability, Environment, Water, Population and
>> Communities, in writing, on 6 December 2010:
>>> With reference to the Government's National Waste Policy
>> and the proposed Product Stewardship legislation under which
>> national recycling policies for products such as electronic
>> waste can be regulated - a scheme which was to start in 2011:
>>> (1) What is the timetable for the Product Stewardship legislation.
>>> (2) What is the timetable for e waste recycling.
>>> (3) What expenditure has been earmarked for the e waste scheme.
>>> (4) What budget allocations have been made to implement e
>> waste collections.
>>> (5) To date, what progress has been made towards
>> implementing the scheme.
>>> (6) Will the e waste scheme start in time to help recover
>> disposed televisions, resulting from the current digital switchover.
>>> Senator Conroy: The Minister for Sustainability,
>> Environment, Water, Population and Communities has provided
>> the following answer to the honourable Senator's question:
>>> (1) The Product Stewardship bill is expected to be...
>> <http://greensmps.org.au/content/question/proposed-product-ste
>> wardship-legislation-and-e-waste-recycling>
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