Wednesday, September 16, 2009

Our Nuclear Future

Letter to the Editor #7 "The Australian" 14th September 2009 (103 words)
by Allan Taylor of Adelaide SA

The Energy Supply Association of Australia lists 15,000 MW of natural gas-fueled power stations either under development or planned across the country ("Energy boom job bonanza", 12-13/09.

It says that new gas-fired plants will be needed to support intermittent supply from wind farms expected to gain the lion's share of RET investment.

Why build the wind farms in the first place? They are uneconomic, a bird hazard, a potential fire hazard and an unsightly blot on the landscape.

No mention is made of starting a nuclear power industry. Forget about renewable energy and obsolete windmills. The money saved is better put towards our nuclear future.