New South Wales

Apr 3, 2012

Sydney takes first steps to leave the grid

Sydney is taking a first step towards reducing its dependence on the electricity grid and centralised energy with the official launch of a city-wide low-carbon energy network, to be built via a series of tri-generation plants installed by Origin Energy subsidiary Cogent Energy.

City of Sydney is taking a first step towards reducing its dependence on the electricity grid and centralised energy with the official launch of a city-wide low-carbon energy network, to be built via a series of tri-generation plants installed by Origin Energy subsidiary Cogent Energy.

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  1. Tom McLoughlin

    This particular Allan Jones is dangerous for all the right reasons.

    If Clover Moore’s team deliver even half of this she will have done her job 5 times over.

    Where is the acknowledgment from the conservative wingnut dimwits?

  2. Peter Ormonde

    How shameful that a local government … not even recognised in the Constitution … should be showing the great and powerful how to do it. Great stuff.

  3. Jean

    Only a matter of time before the NIMBYS decide this equipment causes cancer … endangers the children … frightens the cat.

    And have you seen Clover’s new toy wind generator that has turned a former industrial site, Bicentenniel Park at Glebe, back into an industrial site?

    Token schemes and big announcements- welcome to Sydney.

  4. AR

    It seems that the Industrial Revolution is about to complete a circle. It began when coal fired steam produced unimagined amounts of motive power in concentrated areas which required equally unimaginable number of workers to utilise the energy to transform the raw materials of the vast Empire.
    Centralisation made financial sense but the dark, $atanic mill$ had other, less pleasant results, with which we have been living for over 2 centuries.
    Modern techniques (and who knows what may come from nanotech) have enabled many 3rdWorld countries to leap whole fields – rickshaw wallahs with mobiles don’t need to beg & bribe sclerotic bureaucracies to roll out copper wire.
    The Post Industrial West doesn’t need megacities coz they don’t nuttin’ no more, just consume the seed corn accumulated during three centuries of colonial dominance.
    Perhaps the West can lead the world again by decentralising, small scale electricity generation in situ doesn’t need the stride the country with pylons.
    Similarly with water & sewerage provision.
    All that would be required is a change of attitude by the general populace to decide to smell the flowers and enjoy life working half as much because living costs drop 2/3rd and for the rich and their wholly owned political subsidiaries in Parliament to pull their heads in.
    Ohh…
    Ohh

  5. AR

    Oops, apologies to Dylan, that should be “ they don’t MAKE nuttin’ here no more“.

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