Debate fires up between greenies and pollies
With environmentalists showing their true colours of shameful bias, mixed ‘‘facts’’ and lack of empathy for the gradual demise of one of our most important and efficient food producing regions, I must give credit to politicians showing interest in balancing this water tug-of-war and attempting to save some of our diminishing food producers.
On the other hand, the ‘Save the Rivers’ people are forcing the propaganda to expand from the chief executor of the MurrayDarling Basin Plan in continued attempts to justify the triple bottom line theory to the public.
Let’s hope some commonsense will emerge to enable the ample stored water to assist with food and fodder production at this critical time. — William Morgan, Invergordon Perfect site for solar To save farming land from solar farms, why hasn’t the site bounded by Goulburn Valley Hwy, Verney Rd, No 14 Channel and Grahamvale Rd been considered?
It appears to only be used for large aerials (475 Verney Rd, Grahamvale) and the land around these would be ideal for solar panels as it does not appear to be used for anything but growing weeds.
— Mike Duffett, Numurkah Face up to facts It is hard to believe we find the nation crippled by energy policy once again.
From my perspective the following logic applies:
■ Global warming is causing enormous damage to the planet;
■ Carbon dioxide (CO2) created by human activity is a major contributor to global warming;
■ CO emissions must be reduced without2 delay to minimise global warming;
■ Rapidly reducing the CO2 emissions of our electricity industry is the cheapest way to reduce our CO emissions and meet our current international obligations;
■ Wind and solar photovoltaic are now the cheapest form of electricity generation and can be built in a fraction of the time required to build other generating facilities; and
■ The storage of electricity in small and large-scale batteries and modernisation of electricity distribution and transmission networks are already improving electricity reliability and will continue to do as coal-fired power stations reach the end of their economic life.
Why is it that some politicians cannot accept the facts and get on with securing our energy needs and the future of the planet?
— Terry Court, Tatura