Monday, 22 October 2007

It's just a jump to the left and a step to the right ...

So here's an Oz politics political inclinations (in beta testing) result for moi. Surprise surprise, NOT! Good to see an Aussie version. Now go have some fun of your own. ;-)

Solar Energy in Australia

Some men see things as they are and ask why,
I dream of things that never were, and ask why not?

Sorry Kermit, now it's easy being green

At the National Press Club last week, Senator Bob Brown GRN, announced (among other things) that he'd use some of the 34 billion dollars slated by Liberal and Labor parties for tax cuts, to put a solar hot water system on every residential household roof in Australia, all 7 million of them. If the carbon emissions from my off peak hot water bill is anything to go by (about 3000 tonnes per year, or a third of my total electricity bill carbon load before I had a grid connect solar power station put on my roof recently), this would make a huge dent in Australia's greenhouse emissions and targets straight away. Not to mention lower household electricity bills, especially for families with members who like long showers. Why then, has there been absolutely no coverage of this in the mainstream media, while the PMs Road to Damascus (I'm not a climate change skeptic anymore) announcement mid leaders' debate last night, that he'd use money from a carbon credit auction to "do something", get kudos this morning? Can't remember what it was, something vague about reducing the impact of the increased cost of electricity for low income earners. What ever it was, it sure didn't ring my chimes the way the prospect of finally seeing a solar hot water system on every roof in Australia, did! Go figure ....