Col Pot's Killing Fields

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Re: Col Pot's Killing Fields

Postby Gordon-Loomberah » Tue Oct 08, 2013 11:46 am

rsuth789 wrote:Lets see - Barnett blew $330 million dollars trying to refurbish the 50 year old Muja power station


They haven't stopped throwing money at fossil fuel generation yet, even though some of it will never be used!
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Re: Col Pot's Killing Fields

Postby Quokka2 » Wed Oct 09, 2013 11:29 pm

Thanks Gordon - a very interesting article, that. Should be of concern to all, not just sandgropers.

This is the Government that is crying poor five minutes after the end of the biggest mining boom the Country has ever seen; hasn't got enough money to pay teacher's assistants and police or put another floor on the new childrens' hospital, but finds enough to build a new super-stadium for the local footy clubs and a new inlet on the Swan river for no evident purpose other than to create some expensive real estate and a thrombosis on one of Perth's primary traffic arteries.

No doubt Barnett wants to be remembered for both; I suspect he will be gone and forgotten long before either is finished. :lol:
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Re: Col Pot's Killing Fields

Postby Privatteer » Tue Oct 15, 2013 11:57 am

Talking about another 60MW unit at Bunbury and Albany that will use 15000L an hour of diesel as well for peak.
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Re: Col Pot's Killing Fields

Postby Tracker » Tue Oct 15, 2013 12:26 pm

Privatteer wrote:Talking about another 60MW unit at Bunbury and Albany that will use 15000L an hour of diesel as well for peak.


Mind Boggling Scary stuff 360,ooo Ltrs a day..
and THEY will say that the transport industry needs to be more efficient.
How is burning oil, THAT much better than coal..?
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Re: Col Pot's Killing Fields

Postby Quokka2 » Wed Oct 16, 2013 12:53 am

Tracker wrote:How is burning oil, THAT much better than coal..?

Only better than coal because you an start it up quicker when the peak power load comes on. Unfortunately the natural gas pipeline from Dampier is fairly chokka to squeeze much more into Bunbury, and a pipeline to Albany is only ever mentioned in election campaigns. Besides, Albany has a wind farm so they are NEVER short of power - are they??? :lol:
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