Let’s get real about power generation
According to the U. S. Department of Energy figures, Nature deposits 97 per cent of carbon dioxide into the atmosphere each year. Human action produces about three per cent.
Countless thousands of on shore and undersea volcanoes contribute to additions of CO2.
Yet we have this great political panic about closing down efficient coal driven power houses in Australia and elsewhere. Power houses in Australia are among the world’s most efficient. Harmful particulates are filtered out and the great clouds emerging from power house chimneys are steam.
Wouldn’t you think that people who put themselves up for election to help lead this nation would know some of the simple facts of coal powered generation?
But they do not. In particular Kevin Rudd and the Opposition Leader Malcolm Turnbull. Both are mad keen to impose an ETS for which, in the end, the taxpayers and consumers will pay an immense unnecessary tax.
Now there is talk about a carbon card. When we shop, our plastic card will be inserted and the carbon allowance will be recorded on our carbon account in Canberra.
Even the cat food will be recorded. I told my puss, “Pussy, the Carbon Cat police will come around here and weigh you and demand that you lose half a kilo, as you are over your carbon allowance.”
As Penny Wong and Bob Brown promised, there will be a dramatic increase in jobs. These people are serious.
Ron Kitching is the author of Understanding Personal and Economic Liberty.