On renewables

Adrian Jackson writes: Re. “Wonder why the Coalition dislikes renewables so much?” (yesterday). I am getting tired of the debate on what power generation sources Australia should use. As long as my heater, light or radio works when I turn it on I don’t care how the energy is produced. In the next 1000 years Australia will need to use it all be it coal, nuclear, wind, solar, hydro, wave and so on and the more diverse the better. Relying on one or two sources is risky if there is a disaster, natural or man made, too.

Roger Clifton writes: “Energy and coal”? Of course, you mean, “Coal, oil and gas”.  After all, our energy consumption is necessary, but we do want it to be coming from everywhere else than fossil carbon. Considering The Greens’ selective silence when they condemn coal alone, it does raise the question of whether they too, are accepting money from oil-and-gas, perhaps under a greenwashed label of “Energy”.

Peter Fray

Don't just sign a petition, buy a subscription.

You’ve probably read about Kevin Rudd’s petition for a royal commission into media diversity. He’s very angry about Rupert Murdoch’s media dominance – and rightfully so. We invite you to sign it yourself. But royal commissions take time. There is another way to stand up to Murdoch.

Support truly independent, Australian-owned journalism – and do it today. Subscribe to Crikey and get your first 12 weeks for just $12. Cancel anytime.

Peter Fray
Editor-in-chief of Crikey

Support us today