Back to the Dark Ages
Australian voters are being taken for a ride when it comes to energy policy. While other countries are developing coal and nuclear power stations Australia is closing down coal, rejecting nuclear and becoming over-reliant on renewables.
Two things are certain here: we will continue to pay high prices for our energy, and our energy sources will become unreliable.
I laugh out loud when people are being told to use blankets to keep warm in winter. Memo to renewable proponents: we no longer live in the Dark Ages, but we might soon be back there as the summer approaches. How do we keep cool in summer, especially old folk and those in hospi- tals? Not all of us have the capacity to go swimming or find a tree and a cool breeze. I suggest that our politicians who seem to be hopeless on this issue turn off their heating and cooling and resort to blankets and ice packs. Peter D. Surkitt, Sandringham, Vic