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Powering Australia

Back after the break, here’s an outstanding review/debate/Q&A of what’s looking realistic for power options, solar, wind, nukes, the lot. Particularly like prospect of driverless car, booked like Uber, comes to you, details already on board. At destination, it takes itself away to … Continue reading

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What’s the point of plants? Producers of O2 from CO2? No!

Gem from this episode, mingling botanists and quantum physicists is that plants don’t actually convert CO2 to O2. 90% of time since earliest life forms has been marine. As oceans retreated, gadgets responsible for O2 production, cyano-bacteria, embedded themselves in chloroplasts, the … Continue reading

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Energy Futures

Final of this 3 part series evaluation our options for electricity, especially as all of our coal fired power stations, on which we’re almost 90% dependent, are approaching or past their 50th birthday!! They obviously need to be replaced but … Continue reading

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Energy futures part 1: Geothermal and nuclear

This week we begin the first of a 4-part series in which Carl Smith looks at Australia’s energy options beyond fossil fuels. Today, he investigates geothermal and nuclear power. The energy stored below Australia is immense. But it’s not just … Continue reading

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