Cockburn Gazette - - OPINION -

DO SOME peo­ple re­alise that re­new­able en­ergy is much more than just wind and so­lar en­ergy?

I'm sick of hear­ing the pa­thetic old ar­gu­ment that re­new­ables are in­ter­mit­tent, un­der pow­ered and un­re­li­able be­cause ap­par­ently that's all re­new­ables are, wind and so­lar. There are a mix of re­new­ables that are not fully de­pen­dant on the wind or sun­shine.

Re­new­ables like tidal, hy­dro elec­tric, wave, so­lar ther­mal chim­neys, salt ponds and my per­sonal favourite, geo­ther­mal hot rocks tech­nol­ogy. This is 24-7, con­stant solid en­ergy from the vast heat source of the planet’s core.

This re­new­able source blows away ev­ery other re­new­able. This alone could do it all. We are pretty good at drilling very deep wells for oil and gas. You can't sell the hot rocks as a fuel – that's the prob­lem. BRAD CAPES Cool­bellup

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