Rushing to poverty!
There’s a new definition of insanity: trying to satisfy net-zero carbon dioxide gas emissions targets without nuclear power. Australia’s PM, Scott Morrison’s energy policy falls well within that definition, which probably makes this country one of the largest lunatic asylums, on earth.
Morrison headed off to Glasgow to join 25,000 virtue signallers, crony capitalists and rent-seekers and signed Australia up to a 2050 net-zero carbon dioxide gas emissions target, simultaneously rejecting a nuclear-powered future for Australia, out of hand.
Instead, he and his Energy Minister, Angus Taylor have been trying to seel the ‘merits’ of squandering $billions on subsidies to ‘green’ hydrogen and CCS – capturing carbon dioxide gas from the flu stacks of coal-fired power plants and storing it; presumably, so it can be redirected into greenhouses to improve photosynthesis and thereby help plants grow better. Neither have worked at scale, anywhere in the world; and the costs…
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