View Poll Results: Should Australia be considering nuclear power as a reliable power source.

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  1. #51
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    I don't think there's a need for Nuclear (I'm ambivalent about the risks) given the advances in solar/wind/tide (no risks). I'd rather see the billions required for Nuclear put into the development (Australian IP), manufacture (jobs) and maintenance (jobs) of power storage (Batteries, pump hydro, whatever) to make solar/wind/tide work 24/7.

    I'm thinking long term which these days is not the Australian way I know..................
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    Itís not going to happen because it would take 10 years of debate to reach a decision

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    And at least seven years to build, at huge cost. It's a fantasy.

    Instead of exporting ore and buying it back as metal products, we should be using our copious reserves of wind and solar to manufacture cheap aluminium, steel and lithium products including batteries for export. That would create real jobs.
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    Quote Originally Posted by DiscoMick View Post
    cheap aluminium, steel and lithium products
    yeah. australia making anything cheap. that will be the day. wages will have to come down a long way for that to happen.
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    I dunno. Thereís still some expertise enthusiasm and hard work around that I havenít yet found elsewhere. That makes me want to pay high wages. Not to drive forklift but to recognise and tell someone forklifts broken and we shouldnít drive it anymore

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    Quote Originally Posted by Eevo View Post
    yeah. australia making anything cheap. that will be the day. wages will have to come down a long way for that to happen.
    We could be a renewables superpower if we had better leadership, instead of a 'dig it up and ship it off overseas' mentality.
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    Cheap wages aren't the answer. Chinese wages aren't cheap, but they rule the world in manufacturing now. Smart leadership and determination are the keys to success.
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    for those that are sucked in by the "when the wind stops blowing " syndrome , there are places in Australia where the anabatic and katabatic winds never cease.

    some windfarms are already being built in some of those areas , that gives 24 hour power from that source , some windfarms in other areas are not as efficient. this will all pan out over time.

    no single source of renewable or alternative energy is going to meet the worlds needs but combined and correctly distributed sources will.

    in a few years time when all us baby boomers have died and passed everything on to the millenials , everyone then will wonder what the fuss was all about.

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    It's amazing how little wind is actually needed to make a wind generator turn. I have stood unable to feel any wind, no sign of leaves even moving, yet the wind generator is turning. Of course, it is up higher than ground level, but it's still interesting.
    The wind is always blowing somewhere in Australia.
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    Quote Originally Posted by DiscoMick View Post
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    The wind is always blowing somewhere in Australia.
    However, the wind generators aren't always 'somewhere' to take advantage of it.
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