It is refreshing to hear you speak so highly of renewable energy at the Nats conference in Inverell recently.
It is a far cry from the scare mongering that we have seen from the coalition in the last two years.
Every time there has been a blackout in recent times Liberals and the Nationals scream bloody murder! And then blame renewable energy for the catastrophe whilst bellyaching all the while for us to burn more coal. But nobody seems to be willing to do anything about it!
Well let's do something!
Personally, I would call for all new buildings (not just homes) built from July 2020 to have solar panels fitted. This will alleviate pressure on base loads, help families and business with electricity bills, and through an increase in production and competition make the solar systems and battery storage more affordable for future generations.
Next, let's create those nuclear power plants. Let's start immediately on the infrastructure. One reactor for every state. We need to lift bans on exploration and mining uranium and we need to make this a ten-year project. By 2030 Australia could completely convert itself to nuclear power and take on more outrageous emissions targets.
We are living in the stone age when it comes to the generation of electricity and it is completely unacceptable. America, arguably the largest economy on the planet drew 28 per cent of its electricity needs from coal in 2018, in Australia we drew 60 per cent.
If we had one tenth of the nuclear power producing capabilities that the United States have, Australia would need no other means of electricity production. None. Think about that.
Can anyone else see the madness here?
Australia has almost 35 per cent of the world's accessible uranium which is triple the amount any other country can produce and we are selling it to China and the Russians. India use nuclear power, a country which has large swaths of the third world conditions use our uranium for their power generation. What are we thinking!?
We, Australians, should be at the forefront for nuclear research. We should be creating cutting edge technology and dictating to the rest of the world on how to use uranium.
NOT the other way around.
As a Leftist Greeny that you blamed the drought on recently I implore you to take nuclear power to parliament, make it the Nationals policy to push for nuclear power and bring Australia into the twenty first century when it comes to energy production.
Future generations of Australians will thank you.
Lucas Preston, Tamworth