[LINK] Carbon Tax
rchirgwin at ozemail.com.au
Sat Feb 26 10:56:58 AEDT 2011
On 26/02/11 8:44 AM, Tom Koltai wrote:
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>> [mailto:link-bounces at mailman.anu.edu.au] On Behalf Of
>> Marghanita da Cruz
>> Sent: Friday, 25 February 2011 3:14 PM
>> To: mike at bystander.net
>> Cc: link at mailman.anu.edu.au
>> Subject: Re: [LINK] Carbon Tax
>> Compensation will be counterproductive.
>> Reducing emissions through providing energy from alternative
>> sources - solar, wind, gas Better designed buildings -
>> insulation, good ventilation and shade - reduce heating and
>> cooling requirements Expand<http://www.basix.nsw.gov.au>
>> Subsidise Retrofit energy generation:
>> Karl Auer wrote:
>>> My last electricity bill was well over $200 in credit, thanks to
>>> 12x140W solar panels on my garage. Unsubsidised, too. Along
>> with solar
>>> hot water, we don't use that much leccy.
>> Better design of transport - discourage private car use -
>> better land use (don't expand cities) Stuff along the lines of>
> Electricity transmission loss = 2KW per kilometre. So the largest usage
> of Coal generated electricity are by the transmission lines.
The loss factor, while unacceptably high, is about 10% of electricity
generated, according to the Australian Energy Market Operator, which has
to work out the losses as part of getting everybody paid.
This is discussed in various documents - just Google
electricity transmission loss factors australia
...for a host of documents.
> How about, convert all Coal burning power plants to CNG
> Install distributed Capstone (or equiv) CNG powered Turbines in every
...That way, we can instead destroy practically all the groundwater in
the country just to frack out enough CNG. Wonderful.
> Convert all Petrol utilisation vehicles to CNG and alter roadtax to
> Vehicle Miles Travelled.
> Like this home conversion...
> Immediately, the Carbon footprint of Australia would be lowered by 71%.
> The economy would be inflated by approximately 12% and nearly 420,000
> jobs would be created.
> I keep saying it's not about lowering the Carbon footprint, it's about
> adding another form of currency that ultimately is just another indirect
> Everything upto the point of decriminilising the import of stuff to
> convert your car to CNG is hogwash.
> Why you peeple no rissin ?
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