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Even at 30% penetration, the high estimate for nuclear (US$192 / megawatt-hour (MWh)) is far higher than the high estimates for coal ($144), solar PV ($88), onshore wind ($84), and gas ($75).
by Jim Green - 11/07/2019 - 13 comments
Promoting favoured causes by ignoring inconvenient truths and/or alternative views is not true investigative journalism.
by Mark Poynter - 11/07/2019 - 26 comments
Scientists like Lindzen, Happer, Curry, Kininmonth and Paltridge in our country, and many others around the world, cannot be dismissed as ignorant, so the orthodoxy simply takes no notice of them.
by Don Aitkin - 28/06/2019 - 19 comments
ndeed, if we look at the best proxy for long-term climate-change - the Central England Temperature record - we see that the end of the 20th century is very far from unusual with several periods of similar scale change.
by Don Aitkin - 26/06/2019 - 31 comments
If the world is going to get the energy revolution it requires, it needs realistic energy policies that are scientifically sound and promote a fuel that provides plentiful energy on demand, while doing the least harm to nature. That fuel is nuclear.
by Wade Allison - 20/06/2019 - 42 comments
The consequence of turning formerly estuarine lakes into man-made fresh water lakes is that annually 900GL of precious fresh water evaporates from the lakes, instead of sea water.
by Max Rheese - 18/06/2019 - 12 comments
Despite the dam’s present low water level, media is being swamped with contentious arguments about Sydney Water’s proposal to raise the height of Warragamba’s wall by a further fourteen metres.
by Ian Nance - 17/06/2019 - 12 comments
Plastic in all its various forms has transformed our world.
by Ken Calvert - 6/06/2019 - 15 comments
Obviously it would cost money and it’s likely the Commonwealth would have to assist the state government, which is seriously indebted.
by David Leyonhjelm - 5/06/2019 - 1 comment
The scenario technique identifies three possible futures to aid critical thinking about climate change. Will basic social and political values survive?
by Peter McMahon - 23/05/2019 - 15 comments
The utopian renewable future promised by Labor and the Greens is based on more fiction than fact, underpinned by faux moralism and will come with an undetermined price tag for little environmental benefit.
by Tristan Prasser - 21/05/2019 - 32 comments
In 2018, total deployment of renewable energy stood at about 180 gigawatts (GW), which was the same as the previous year.

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