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Australia involved in French wave power project

Carnegie signs deal with EDF…

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Australian firm Carnegie Wave Energy has signed a Memorandum of
Understanding with its Northern Hemisphere joint venture partner EDF
EN and French marine defence contractor DCNS.

The Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) outlines a new 15 MW wave power
project to be built on Reunion Island in the Indian ocean.

The project will be jointly owned and financed by Carnegie and EDF EN
via a special purpose vehicle, with the companies contributing 49 per
cent and 51 per cent respectively.

The project will be built in three stages.

The first stage due to be completed within the next twelve months,
will consist of the deployment of a single, autonomous CETO wave power
unit, followed by grid connection and possible expansion of the unit
to 40MW, depending on further consultation with the French government,
which administrates the island.

The government will provide a third of the funding for the project.

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Re: Have you gullible Abbott lapdog dunces watched Paul Keating on Lateline?

On 17/07/2011 1:32 PM, Vox wrote:

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> B J Foster wrote:
>> On 17/07/2011 8:07 AM, Vox wrote:
>>> B J Foster wrote:
>>>> On 16/07/2011 10:48 PM, Vox wrote:
>>>>> With a price on carbon, the Steal and the Aluminium industries will
>>>>> refine the way they do their business and cut down on CO2, (which
>>>>> otherwise they would not have done).

>>>> How the *fuck* do you produce steel(correct spelling) and aluminium
>>>> without burning carbon? Kooky idiot.

>>> As Keating has said you ARE ALL "obscurantist", selectively quoting
>>> what I wrote to propagate your blinkered views.

>>> Read what I wrote not what you think I wrote, it’s NOT about STOPPING
>>>    "steel" production, it’s about cleaning up CO2 pollution in the
>>> process. Read the Crikey article it outlines how the government will
>>> "feather beds" the "steel" industry.

>>> How much cushier can the government make it for them?!


>> Only a bloody moron votes *for* a tax which has no purpose other than
>> to control people.

> "it’s about cleaning up CO2 pollution"

> "it’s about cleaning up CO2 pollution"

> "it’s about cleaning up CO2 pollution"

> "it’s about cleaning up CO2 pollution"

> "it’s about cleaning up CO2 pollution"

> "it’s about cleaning up CO2 pollution"

> "it’s about cleaning up CO2 pollution"

"If you tell a lie big enough and keep *repeating* it, people will
eventually come to believe it".
Source: An infamous propagandist

"The lie can be maintained only for such time as the State can shield
the people from the political, economic and/or military consequences of
the lie".

"Most people will find that when all is said and done, they are not a
cent behind"

"It thus becomes vitally important for the State to use all of its
powers to repress dissent, for the truth is the mortal enemy of the lie,
and thus by extension, the truth is the greatest enemy of the State"

Refuses to resign despite having *no* *mandate* to implement ‘carbon’
tax and presses ahead with support of kooky Greens in the Senate to
implement the *opposite* of what people voted for.

About to launch major advertising (aka propaganda) campaign to sell her
scam to voters.

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Why Hasn't The Earth Warmed In Nearly 15 Years?

Why Hasn’t The Earth Warmed In Nearly 15 Years?
Jul. 15 2011

There is no statistically significant warming trend since November of
1996 in monthly surface temperature records compiled at the University
of East Anglia. Do we now understand why there’s been no change in
fourteen and a half years?

If you read the news stories surrounding a recent paper in the
Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences by Boston University’s
Robert Kaufmann and three colleagues, you’d say yes, indeed. It’s China’s
fault. By dramatically increasing their combustion of coal, they have
increased the concentration of fine particles in the atmosphere called
sulphate aerosols, which reflect away solar radiation, countering the
warming that should be occurring from increasing atmospheric carbon

Further, if this is true, then (as is usual in climate-world), "it’s
worse than we thought."  After all, China will eventually reduce their
sulfate emissions as their population becomes affluent enough to demand
something better than miasmic air. Indeed, they are already beginning to
clean things up, and when they finally do, all the cooling particles
will be gone and the earth will warm substantially.

Reality may be a bit simpler, or much more complicated.  But the reason
this is all so important is that if there is no good explanation for the
lack of warming, then an increasingly viable alternative is that we have
overestimated the gross sensitivity of temperature to carbon dioxide in
our computer models.


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Should Labor supporters pay more tax?…

Fair enough – she bought two tickets.

When will the Labor gubbermint go on a fiscal diet? The problem is that
we have to pay for the pigs’ excesses.

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Major threat of extinction due to carbon…


One million workers’ jobs threatened by Gillard’s irrational carbon tax:…

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BER: Gillard's baby

"In News(sic) South Wales the report found 75 per cent of all of the
state’s projects failed the value-for-money tests".

Meanwhile, can it be said that ‘Nationally, 100% of NBN projects failed
the value-for-money tests’. No, most definitely not – because
Australia’s biggest ever infrastructure ‘project’ has no business case
and the term ‘value’ doesn’t exist in the Labor lexicon.

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High levels of moronium found in Canberra beef

Oops, sorry – typo!
"High levels of caesium found in Fukushima beef"

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Re: Australian miners beg government for more workers

On 11/07/2011 9:54 AM, Eunometic wrote:

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> On Jul 11, 9:10 am, "Torpedo"<gu…>  wrote:
>> …Time to headhunt them from old-age homes and intensive-care units:


>> Miners beg government for more workers

> Elites will always try and find ways of underpaying Australians.
> Immigraion is part of their stratagey of creating an over supply of
> labour, along with avoiding as much tax as possible.  When the bust
> times come they’ll cut back and dump people as quickly as they wanted
> to hire them.

> My inner city cafe cook left his job to work in the minning industry
> as a greaser and latter fitter, he wants good money and something to
> help him fullfill his dreams and that of his family.

> The minning boom will reduce unemplyment, raise wages.  However an
> immigraion program will ruin that for Australians and give us more
> overcrowding instead.

> It’s time the industry learned to invest in traineeships, cadetships
> and helping people make carear changes from the talent pool in the
> hard stressed manufacturing industry.

Totally agree.

They can mine human resources from the public service.

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"It [carbon tax] is 'Labor' to the bootstraps"…

…sez the Wet Lettuce.

ROTFL – and they have green toes!

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Q: is the carbon tax on CO2 or only on the carbon component of the emission.

CO2 has a molar weight of 44 consisting of 12 for the C and 32 for the

ie burning 1KG of Carbon should produce 3.66kg of CO2.

So is the tax only on the 1KG of or on the whole 3.66kg of CO2

If only on the C how are emissions of methane from coal mining
opperations taxed?

$23/ton on CO2 is about 2.3c/kg would be a heavy tax as it takes about
9kg of carbanaceous coal to produce the 24kW.Hr of electricity an
Australian needs per day.  This 9kg of coal would produce 33kg of CO2
costing about  0.75c/capita for electricty (about the same per
household) worth about $270/year/capita.

concret, bricks, fertiliser, would all tend to go up as will natural

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