Monday, July 14, 2008

Clean Energy by 2040??

According to an ABC article, experts such as Professor Ian Lowe say the Government's renewable energy targets are too weak to have much impact.

"We should be getting 30 per cent of our electricity from renewables by 2020, 50 per cent by 2030, virtually all of it by 2040 [..] it's economically feasible," said Prof Lowe. "In fact it's probably the best possible investment in our future. All it requires is the political will."

2 comments:

Neil said...

I love throw away lines such as the above "All it requires is the political will". It's like political will is something that grows on trees (renewable resource pun intended).

david said...

Thanks Neil - i love a good renewable pun :)

I think the comment is mainly to expose the two favourite excuses for inaction.

Pointing out that it is both technologically possible and economically feasible, it's a polite way of saying the only thing holding us back is politicians.

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