For Like minded people who like to see-
The Greens will push energy costs much higher with policy to leave coal in the ground until there is a non polluting use for it and all energy from renewables by 2020.
But typical of the Greens they have no idea of how to achieve it. When there is no wind and no sun the coal fired generators must keep burning coal to energize the grid to light our world.
Renewable's? Well, there's whale oil, that was popular years ago and that's renewable. Then there's sugar alcohol and grain oils but so much is needed to replace coal that huge area of forest habitat would have to be cut and burnt to grow the crops with millions of tonnes of carbon returned back into the
atmosphere. Not to mention the loss of oxygen for life itself.
OK so the coal gasification in situ is being tried. But the complete enviro energy answer really lies in the hot rocks to provide steam to drive existing technology but don't tell the Greens, it would be quite beyond any of them. Google Ormat for a simple explanation to this vexing issue for the Labor/Greens carbon tax and you will know more than Combet or Garnaut or indeed,any of them
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