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An Enlightened View on Carbon Emissions
The following letter was sent to the The Editor of “The Morning Bulletin” in Rockhampton, QLD. It is a really good read and is in the process of being sent to all our so-called Green, LNP and ALP politicians. The comments made have direct relevance to the ‘Carbon Tax’ and ‘Emissions Trading Scheme‘ fiasco.

The facts and conclusions presented counter any argument presented by the so-called climate change experts – and they obviously do not know anything about coal driven power stations.

Please – if you are motivated by this story – take the time to contact your State and Federal Member – to make this easier the following links are provided for you to look up your members e-mail address and contact phone numbers including their FAX number.

This story is represents an excellent piece of factual data for anybody and everybody to send to their politicians – or to anybody who needs to be educated about Australia’s Coal driven power houses.

The AUTHOR – Terence CARDWELL – is now retired and is in excellent health at age 69.  Nobody paid him to write the article which was, (to their credit), published by the local press.  Terry has given permission that this story can be distribute as deemed necessary to help deliver his message.

Please feel free to do likewise if you want this travesty of natural justice to not go unchallenged.

This is your chance to have your say directly – if you agree with the comments below – or have any doubts as to the proveability of Climate Change and the reasons for the CARBON TAX and ETS – please have your say.

Spend an hour or so drafting your letter – e-mails can be sent to JUNK mail and never read – sent a fax as well – the Members numbers are provided via the links above – make the phone call and don’t be put off by Electoral office staff – pound them if calls are not returned.

It is time to make your MP earn his salary and perks – you have a voice … let it be heard.

To….
The Editor
The Morning Bulletin.
Rockhampton.

Written By Terence Cardwell

I have sat by for a number of years frustrated at the rubbish being put forth about carbon dioxide emissions, thermal coal fired power stations and renewable energy and the ridiculous Emissions Trading Scheme.

  • Frustration at the lies told (particularly during the election) about global pollution. Using Power Station cooling towers for an example. The condensation coming from those cooling towers is as pure as that that comes out of any kettle.
  • Frustration about the so called incorrectly named man made ‘carbon emissions’ which of course is Carbon Dioxide emissions and what it is supposedly doing to our planet.
  • Frustration about the lies told about renewable energy and the deliberate distortion of renewable energy and its ability to replace fossil fuel energy generation. And frustration at the ridiculous carbon credit programme which is beyond comprehension.
  • And further frustration at some members of the public who have not got a clue about thermal Power Stations or Renewable Energy. Quoting ridiculous figures about something they clearly have little or no knowledge of.

First – coal fired power stations do NOT send 60 to 70% of the energy up the chimney. The boilers of modern power station are 96% efficient and the exhaust heat is captured by the economisers and reheaters that heat the air and water before entering the boilers. The very slight amount exiting the stack is moist as in condensation and CO2. There is virtually no fly ash because this is removed by the precipitators or bagging plant that are 99..98% efficient. The 4% lost is heat through boiler wall convection.

Coal fired Power Stations are highly efficient with very little heat loss and can generate massive amount of energy for our needs. They can generate power at efficiency of less than 10,000 b.t.u. per kilowatt and cost wise that is very low. The percentage cost of mining and freight is very low. The total cost of fuel is 8% of total generation cost and does NOT constitute a major production cost.

As for being laughed out of the country, China is building multitudes of coal fired power stations because they are the most efficient for bulk power generation. We have, like, the USA, coal fired power stations because we HAVE the raw materials and are VERY fortunate to have them. Believe me no one is laughing at Australia – exactly the reverse, they are very envious of our raw materials and independence. The major percentage of power in Europe and U.K. is nuclear because they don’t have the coal supply for the future.

Yes it would be very nice to have clean, quiet, cheap energy in bulk supply. Everyone agrees that it would be ideal. You don’t have to be a genius to work that out. But there is only one problem—It doesn’t exist. Yes – there are wind and solar generators being built all over the world but they only add a small amount to the overall power demand.

The maximum size wind generator is 3 Megawatts, which can rarely be attained on a continuous basis because it requires substantial forces of wind. And for the same reason only generate when there is sufficient wind to drive them. This of course depends where they are located but usually they only run for 45% -65% of the time, mostly well below maximum capacity. They cannot be relied for a ‘base load’ because they are too variable. And they certainly could not be used for load control. The peak load demand for electricity in Australia is approximately 50,000 Megawatts and only small part of this comes from the Snowy Hydro Electric System (The ultimate power Generation) because it is only available when water is there from snow melt or rain. And yes they can pump it back but it cost to do that. (Long Story). Tasmania is very fortunate in that they have mostly hydroelectric generation because of their high amounts of snow and rainfall. They also have wind generators (located in the roaring forties) but that is only a small amount of total power generated. Based on an average generating output of 1.5 megawatts (of unreliable power) you would require over 33,300 wind generators.

As for solar power generation much research has been done over the decades and there are two types. Solar thermal generation and Solar Electric generation but in each case they cannot generate large amounts of electricity. Any clean, cheap energy is obviously welcomed but they would NEVER have the capability of replacing Thermal power generation. So get your heads out of the clouds, do some basic mathematics and look at the facts not going off with the fairies (or some would say the extreme greenies.)

We are all greenies in one form or another and care very much about our planet. The difference is most of us are realistic. Not in some idyllic utopia where everything can be made perfect by standing around holding a banner and being a general pain in the backside. Here are some facts that will show how ridiculous this financial madness the government is following. Do the simple maths and see for yourselves.

  • According to the ‘believers’ the CO2 in air has risen from .034% to .038% in air over the last 50 years.
  • To put the percentage of Carbon Dioxide in air in a clearer perspective; If you had a room 12 ft. x 12 ft. x 7 ft. or 3.7 mtrs x 3.7 mtrs x 2.1 mtrs, the area carbon dioxide would occupy in that room would be .25m x .25m x .17m or the size of a large packet of cereal.
  • Australia emits 1% of the world’s total carbon Dioxide and the government wants to reduce this by 20%t or reduce emissions by 0.2 % of the world’s total CO2 emissions.

What effect will this have on existing CO2 levels? By their own figures they state the CO2 in air has risen from .034% to .038% in 50 years. Assuming this is correct, the world CO2 has increased in 50 years by .004%. Per year that is .004 divided by 50 = .00008%. (Getting confusing -but stay with me). Of that because we only contribute 1% our emissions would cause CO2 to rise .00008 divided by 100 = .0000008%. Of that 1%, we supposedly emit, the governments wants to reduce it by 20% which is 1/5th of ..0000008 = .00000016% effect per year they would have on the world CO2 emissions based on their own figures.

That would equate to an area in the same room, as the size of a small pin.!!!

For that they have gone crazy with the ridiculous trading schemes, Solar and roofing installations, Clean coal technology. Renewable energy, etc, etc. How ridiculous it that. The cost to the general public and industry will be enormous. Cripple and even closing some smaller business.

T.L. Cardwell

To the Editor I thought I should clarify. I spent 25 years in the Electricity Commission of NSW working, commissioning and operating the various power units. My last was the 4 X 350 MW Munmorah Power Station near Newcastle. I would be pleased to supply you any information you may require.

Published with the permission of the Author – Terrence L Cardwell.

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If you want to send an e-mail message to any or all Australian Federal MP’s and Senators, you can use the e-mail address’ provided below.  Copying and pasting the E-Mail address’ into your BCC address block will send a broadcast message – don’t forget to add a Subject and your Name and COntact details – this will hopefully ensure you receive a response.

A word of warning – messages with a lot of included recipients quite often end up in the recipients JUNK MAIL folders – whilst we would hope and believe that our MP’s and their staff are meticulous when sorting messages that are real as opposed to JUNK – messages sent in this format with a subject heading that has relevance should get through.

I have sent several messages in this way – and am yet to receive any written response from any MP … that is purely a reflection that they don’t like receiving messages that make them question their role and creates the need to respond.

However – if we stop sending the messages then we become like many of our HOP Members and Senators – full or apathy and contempt for constituents trying to voice their concerns on issues  Members should be responding to.  They are your Members first – the Party they represent should be a distant second if a true Democracy exists in this Nation.

These are not linked E-Mail addresses’ – copy and paste the number you want to send with each e-mail – recommended limit is 70 unless you are using a program where unlimited address’ can be used:

All Senators:

Senator Nicholas Xenophon (senator.xenophon@aph.gov.au); Senator Alan Eggleston (senator.eggleston@aph.gov.au); Senator Anne McEwen (senator.mcewen@aph.gov.au); Senator Annette Hurley (senator.hurley@aph.gov.au); Senator Barnaby Joyce (senator.joyce@aph.gov.au); Senator Carol Louise Brown (senator.carol.brown@aph.gov.au); Senator Catryna Louise Bilyk (senator.bilyk@aph.gov.au); Senator Christine Milne (senator.milne@aph.gov.au); Senator Christopher John Back (senator.back@aph.gov.au); Senator Claire Mary Moore (senator.moore@aph.gov.au); Senator Concetta Fierravanti-Wells (senator.fierravanti-wells@aph.gov.au); Senator Cory Bernardi (senator.bernardi@aph.gov.au); Senator Dana Wortley (senator.wortley@aph.gov.au); Senator David Christopher Bushby (senator.bushby@aph.gov.au); Senator Douglas Niven Cameron (senator.cameron@aph.gov.au); Senator Fiona Nash (senator.nash@aph.gov.au); Senator Gary Humphries (senator.humphries@aph.gov.au); Senator Gavin Mark Marshall (senator.marshall@aph.gov.au); Senator Glenn Sterle (senator.sterle@aph.gov.au); Senator Guy Barnett (senator.barnett@aph.gov.au); Senator Helen Kroger (senator.kroger@aph.gov.au); Senator Helen Polley (senator.polley@aph.gov.au); Senator John Reginal Williams (senator.williams@aph.gov.au); Senator Judith Adams (senator.adams@aph.gov.au); Senator Julian John James McGauran (senator.mcgauran@aph.gov.au); Senator Kerry O’Brien (senator.obrien@aph.gov.au); Senator Louise Clare Pratt (senator.pratt@aph.gov.au); Senator Marise Ann Payne (senator.payne@aph.gov.au); Senator Mark Lionel Furner (senator.furner@aph.gov.au); Senator Mary Josephine Fisher (senator.fisher@aph.gov.au); Senator Mathias Cormann (senator.cormann@aph.gov.au); Senator Michael George Forshaw (senator.forshaw@aph.gov.au); Senator Michaelia Clare Cash (senator.cash@aph.gov.au); Senator Mitchell Peter Fifield (senator.fifield@aph.gov.au); Senator Patricia Margaret Crossin (senator.crossin@aph.gov.au); Senator Rachel Siewert (senator.siewert@aph.gov.au); Senator Russell Trood (senator.trood@aph.gov.au); Senator Sarah Coral Hanson-Young (senator.hanson-young@aph.gov.au); Senator Scott Ludlam (senator.ludlam@aph.gov.au); Senator Scott Michael Ryan (senator.ryan@aph.gov.au); Senator Simon John Birmingham (senator.birmingham@aph.gov.au); Senator Stephen Parry (senator.parry@aph.gov.au); Senator Steve Fielding (senator.fielding@aph.gov.au); Senator Steve Hutchins (senator.hutchins@aph.gov.au); Senator Suzanne Kay Boyce (senator.sue.boyce@aph.gov.au); Senator the Hon Alan Baird Ferguson (senator.ferguson@aph.gov.au); Senator the Hon Brett Mason (senator.mason@aph.gov.au); Senator the Hon Christopher Vaughan Evans (senator.evans@aph.gov.au); Senator the Hon David Ian Feeney (senator.feeney@aph.gov.au); Senator the Hon David Johnston (senator.johnston@aph.gov.au); Senator the Hon Donald Edward Farrell (senator.farrell@aph.gov.au); Senator the Hon Eric Abetz (senator.abetz@aph.gov.au); Senator the Hon George Henry Brandis (senator.brandis@aph.gov.au); Senator the Hon Helen Coonan (senator.collins@aph.gov.au); Senator the Hon Ian Douglas Macdonald (senator.ian.macdonald@aph.gov.au); Senator the Hon Jacinta Mary Ann Collins (senator.collins@aph.gov.au); Senator the Hon Jan McLucas (senator.mclucas@aph.gov.au); Senator the Hon John Joseph Hogg (senator.hogg@aph.gov.au); Senator the Hon John Philip Faulkner (senator.faulkner@aph.gov.au); Senator the Hon Joseph William Ludwig (senator.ludwig@aph.gov.au); Senator the Hon Judith Mary Troeth (senator.troeth@aph.gov.au); Senator the Hon Kate Alexandra Lundy (senator.lundy@aph.gov.au); Senator the Hon Kim John Carr (senator.carr@aph.gov.au); Senator the Hon Mark Victor Arbib (senator.arbib@aph.gov.au); Senator the Hon Michael Ronaldson (senator.ronaldson@aph.gov.au); Senator the Hon Nicholas Hugh Minchin (senator.minchin@aph.gov.au); Senator the Hon Nicholas John Sherry (senator.scullion@aph.gov.au); Senator the Hon Nigel Gregory Scullion (senator.scullion@aph.gov.au); Senator the Hon Penny Wong (senator.wong@aph.gov.au); Senator the Hon Richard Colbeck (senator.colbeck@aph.gov.au); Senator the Hon Ronald Leslie Doyle Boswell (senator.boswell@aph.gov.au); Senator the Hon Stephen Michael Conroy (senator.conroy@aph.gov.au); Senator the Hon Ursula Stephens (senator.stephens@aph.gov.au); Senator the Hon William Heffernan (senator.heffernan@aph.gov.au); Senator Thomas Mark Bishop (senator.bishop@aph.gov.au);senator.dinatale@aph.gov.au; senator.rhiannon@aph.gov.au; senator.waters@aph.gov.au; senator.wright@aph.gov.au;

Independent and Green MP’s :

Mr Adam Paul Bandt Mr (Adam.Bandt.MP@aph.gov.au); Andrew Damien Wilkie Mr (Andrew.Wilkie.MP@aph.gov.au); Antony Harold Curties Windsor Mr (Tony.Windsor.MP@aph.gov.au); Hon Robert Carl Katter Mr (Bob.Katter.MP@aph.gov.au); Mr Robert James Murray Oakeshott Mr (Robert.Oakeshott.MP@aph.gov.au);

Labour MP’s:

Dr Andrew Keith Leigh Dr (Andrew.Leigh.MP@aph.gov.au); Hon Alan Peter Griffin Mr (Alan.Griffin.MP@aph.gov.au); Hon Anthony Michael Byrne Mr (Anthony.Byrne.MP@aph.gov.au); Hon Anthony Norman Albanese Mr (A.Albanese.MP@aph.gov.au); Hon Anthony Stephen Burke Mr (Tony.Burke.MP@aph.gov.au); Hon Chris Eyles Bowen Mr (Chris.Bowen.MP@aph.gov.au); Hon Dick Godfrey Harry Adams Mr (Dick.Adams.MP@aph.gov.au); Hon Gary Gray Mr (Gary.Gray.MP@aph.gov.au); Hon Gregory Ivan Combet Mr (Gregory.Combet.MP@aph.gov.au); Hon Jason Dean Clare Mr (Jason.Clare.MP@aph.gov.au); Hon Jennifer Louise Macklin Ms (JMacklin.MP@aph.gov.au); Hon Joel Andrew Fitzgibbon Mr (J.Fitzgibbon.MP@aph.gov.au); Hon John Paul Murphy Mr (John.Murphy.MP@aph.gov.au); Hon Julia Eileen Gillard Ms (Julia.Gillard.MP@aph.gov.au); Hon Katherine Margaret Ellis Ms (Kate.Ellis.MP@aph.gov.au); Hon Kevin Michael Rudd Mr (Kevin.Rudd.MP@aph.gov.au); Hon Maria Justine Elliot Mrs (Justine.Elliot.MP@aph.gov.au); Hon Mark Christopher Butler Mr (Mark.Christopher.MP@aph.gov.au); Hon Martin John Ferguson Mr (Martin.Ferguson.MP@aph.gov.au); Hon Nicola Louise Roxon Ms (Nicola.Roxon.MP@aph.gov.au); Hon Peter Robert Garrett Mr (Peter.Garrett.MP@aph.gov.au); Hon Richard Donald Marles Mr (Richard.Marles.MP@aph.gov.au); Hon Robert Bruce McClelland Mr (R.McClelland.MP@aph.gov.au); Hon Simon Findlay Crean Mr (S.Crean.MP@aph.gov.au); Hon Stephen Francis Smith Mr (Stephen.Smith.MP@aph.gov.au); Hon Tanya Joan Plibersek Ms (Tanya.Plibersek.MP@aph.gov.au); Hon Warren Edward Snowdon Mr (Warren.Snowdon.MP@aph.gov.au); Hon Wayne Maxwell Swan Mr (Wayne.Swan.MP@aph.gov.au); Hon William Richard Shorten Mr (Bill.Shorten.MP@aph.gov.au); Mr Bernard Fernando Ripoll Mr (Bernie.Ripoll.MP@aph.gov.au); Mr Christopher Patrick Hayes Mr (Chris.Hayes.MP@aph.gov.au); Mr Craig Robert Thomson Mr (Craig.Thomson.MP@aph.gov.au); Mr Darren Leicester Cheeseman Mr (Darren.Cheeseman.MP@aph.gov.au); Mr Daryl Melham Mr (D.Melham.MP@aph.gov.au); Mr David John Bradbury Mr (David.Bradbury.MP@aph.gov.au); Mr Edham Nurredin Husic Mr (Edham.Husic.MP@aph.gov.au); Mr Geoffrey Raymond Lyons Mr (Geoffrey.Lyons.MP@aph.gov.au); Mr Graham Douglas Perrett Mr (Graham.Perrett.MP@aph.gov.au); Mr Harry Alfred Jenkins Mr (Harry.Jenkins.MP@aph.gov.au); Mr Kelvin John Thomson Mr (Kelvin.Thomson.MP@aph.gov.au); Mr Laurie Donald Thomas Ferguson Mr (Laurie.Ferguson.MP@aph.gov.au); Mr Mark Alfred Dreyfus Mr (Mark.Dreyfus.MP@aph.gov.au); Mr Michael Danby Mr (Michael.Danby.MP@aph.gov.au); Mr Michael Stuart Symon Mr (Mike.Symon.MP@aph.gov.au); Mr Nicholas David Champion Mr (Nicholas.Champion.MP@aph.gov.au); Mr Peter Sid Sidebottom Mr (Sid.Sidebottom.MP@aph.gov.au); Mr Shayne Kenneth Neumann Mr (Shayne.Neumann.MP@aph.gov.au); Mr Stephen Patrick Jones Mr (Stephen.Jones.MP@aph.gov.au); Mr Stephen William Gibbons Mr (Steve.Gibbons.MP@aph.gov.au); Mr Steven Georganas Mr (Steve.Georganas.MP@aph.gov.au); Mrs Yvette Maree D’Ath Mrs (Yvette.D’Ath.MP@aph.gov.au); Ms Amanda Louise Rishworth Ms (Amanda.Rishworth.MP@aph.gov.au); Ms Anna Elizabeth Burke Ms (Anna.Burke.MP@aph.gov.au); Ms Catherine Fiona King Ms (Catherine.King.MP@aph.gov.au); Ms Deborah O’Neill Ms (Deborah.O’Neill.MP@aph.gov.au); Ms Gai Marie Brodtmann Ms (Gai.Brodtmann.MP@aph.gov.au); Ms Janelle Anne Saffin Ms (Janelle.Saffin.MP@aph.gov.au); Ms Jill Griffiths Hall Ms (Jill.Hall.MP@aph.gov.au); Ms Julie Maree Collins Ms (Julie.Collins.MP@aph.gov.au); Ms Julie Owens Ms (Julie.Owens.MP@aph.gov.au); Ms Kirsten Fiona Livermore Ms (Kirsten.Livermore.MP@aph.gov.au); Ms Laura Smyth Ms (Laura.Smyth.MP@aph.gov.au); Ms Maria Vamvakinou Ms (Maria.Vamvakinou.MP@aph.gov.au); Ms Melissa Parke Ms (mparke.mp@aph.gov.au); Ms Michelle Anne Rowland Ms (Michelle.Rowland.MP@aph.gov.au); Ms Sharon Joy Grierson Ms (Sharon.Grierson.MP@aph.gov.au); Ms Sharon Leah Bird Ms (Sharon.Bird.MP@aph.gov.au); The Hon Dr Craig Anthony Emerson Dr (Craig.Emerson.MP@aph.gov.au); The Hon Dr Michael Joseph Kelly Dr (Michael.Kelly.MP@aph.gov.au)

There are three (3) Labour MP’s who do not have independent E-Mail addrress’s registered via the Government Web Site …

LNP MP’s:

Dr Andrew John Southcott Dr (Andrew.Southcott.MP@aph.gov.au); Dr Dennis Geoffrey Jensen Dr (Dennis.Jensen.MP@aph.gov.au); Hon Alexander Michael Somlyay Mr (Alex.Somlyay.MP@aph.gov.au); Hon Andrew John Robb Mr (Andrew.Robb.MP@aph.gov.au); Hon Anthony David Hawthorn Smith Mr (Anthony.Smith.MP@aph.gov.au); Hon Anthony John Abbott Mr (Tony.Abbott.MP@aph.gov.au); Hon Brendan Patrick John O’Connor Mr (Brendan.O’Connor.MP@aph.gov.au); Hon Bronwyn Kathleen Bishop Mrs (Bronwyn.Bishop.MP@aph.gov.au); Hon Bruce Craig Scott Mr (Bruce.Scott.MP@aph.gov.au); Hon Bruce Fredrick Billson Mr (B.Billson.MP@aph.gov.au); Hon Christopher Maurice Pyne Mr (C.Pyne.MP@aph.gov.au); Hon Gregory Andrew Hunt Mr (Greg.Hunt.MP@aph.gov.au); Hon Ian Elgin Macfarlane Mr (Ian.Macfarlane.MP@aph.gov.au); Hon John Kenneth Cobb Mr (John.Cobb.MP@aph.gov.au); Hon Joseph Benedict Hockey Mr (J.Hockey.MP@aph.gov.au); Hon Judith Eleanor Moylan Mrs (J.Moylan.MP@aph.gov.au); Hon Julie Isabel Bishop Ms (Julie.Bishop.MP@aph.gov.au); Hon Kevin James Andrews Mr (Kevin.Andrews.MP@aph.gov.au); Hon Malcolm Bligh Turnbull Mr (Malcolm.Turnbull.MP@aph.gov.au); Hon Peter Craig Dutton Mr (Peter.Dutton.MP@aph.gov.au); Hon Peter Neil Slipper Mr (Peter.Slipper.MP@aph.gov.au); Hon Philip Maxwell Ruddock Mr (philip.ruddock.MP@aph.gov.au); Hon Robert Charles Baldwin Mr (Bob.Baldwin.MP@aph.gov.au); Hon Sharman Nancy Stone Dr (S.Stone.MP@aph.gov.au); Hon Sussan Penelope Ley Ms (Sussan.Ley.MP@aph.gov.au); Hon Teresa Gambaro Ms (Teresa.Gambaro.MP@aph.gov.au); Hon Warren Errol Truss Mr (W.Truss.MP@aph.gov.au); Hon Warren George Entsch Mr (Warren.Entsch.MP@aph.gov.au); Mr Alan Edward Tudge Mr (Alan.Trudge.MP@aph.gov.au); Mr Albert John Schultz Mr (Alby.Schultz.MP@aph.gov.au); Mr Alexander George Hawke Mr (Alex.Hawke.MP@aph.gov.au); Mr Andrew Laming Mr (Andrew.Laming.MP@aph.gov.au); Mr Anthony John Crook Mr (Anthony.Crook.MP@aph.gov.au); Mr Barry Wayne Haase Mr (Barry.Haase.MP@aph.gov.au); Mr Craig Kelly Mr (Craig.Kelly.MP@aph.gov.au); Mr Daniel Thomas Tehan Mr (Daniel.Tehan.MP@aph.gov.au); Mr Darren Chester Mr (Darren.Chester.MP@aph.gov.au); Mr Don James Randall Mr (Don.Randall.MP@aph.gov.au); Mr Ewen Thomas Jones Mr (Ewen.Jones.MP@aph.gov.au); Mr George Robert Christensen Mr (George.Christensen.MP@aph.gov.au); Mr Jamie Edward Briggs Mr (Jamie.Briggs.MP@aph.gov.au); Mr John Alexander Forrest Mr (J.Forrest.MP@aph.gov.au); Mr John Gilbert Alexander Mr (John.Alexander.MP@aph.gov.au); Mr Joshua Anthony Frydenberg Mr (Joshua.Frydenberg.MP@aph.gov.au); Mr Luke Hartsuyker Mr (Luke.Hartsuyker.MP@aph.gov.au); Mr Luke Xavier Linton Simpkins Mr (Luke.Simpkins.MP@aph.gov.au); Mr Mark Maclean Coulton Mr (Mark.Coulton.MP@aph.gov.au); Mr Michael Francis McCormack Mr (Michael.McCormack.MP@aph.gov.au); Mr Michael Keenan Mr (Michael.Keenan.MP@aph.gov.au); Mr Patrick Damien Secker Mr (P.Secker@aph.gov.au); Mr Paul Christopher Neville Mr (P.Neville.MP@aph.gov.au); Mr Paul William Fletcher Mr (Paul.Fletcher.MP@aph.gov.au); Mr Rowan Eric Ramsey Mr (Rowan.Ramsey.MP@aph.gov.au); Mr Russell Evan Broadbent Mr (Russell.Broadbent.MP@aph.gov.au); Mr Russell Glenn Matheson Mr (Russell.Matheson.MP@aph.gov.au); Mr Scott John Morrison Mr (Scott.Morrison.MP@aph.gov.au); Mr Stephen James Irons Mr (Steve.Irons.MP@aph.gov.au); Mr Steven Michele Ciobo Mr (Steven.Ciobo.MP@aph.gov.au); Mr Stuart Rowland Robert Mr (Stuart.Robert.MP@aph.gov.au); Mr Wyatt Roy Mr (Wyatt.Roy.MP@aph.gov.au); Mrs Joanna Gash Mrs (Joanna.Gash.MP@aph.gov.au); Mrs Karen Lesley Andrews Mrs (Karen.Andrews.MP@aph.gov.au); Mrs Karen Lesley Andrews Mrs (mcpherson@lnpqld.org.au); Mrs Louise Elizabeth Markus Mrs (Louise.Markus.MP@aph.gov.au); Mrs Natasha Louise Griggs Mrs (Natasha.Griggs.MP@aph.gov.au); Mrs Sophie Mirabella Mrs (Sophie.Mirabella.MP@aph.gov.au); Ms Kelly Megan O’Dwyer Ms (Higgins@aph.gov.au); Ms Nola Bethwyn Marino Ms (Nola.Marino.MP@aph.gov.au); Scott Buchholz MP (Scott.Buchholz.MP@aph.gov.au)

There are also three (3) LNP Members who do not have independent E-Mails …

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The EYE-BALL Opinion …

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  1. Herman
    July 30, 2011 at 11:00 am

    Thank you Mr Cardwell for an enlightened and enlightening insight.

    You express what most feel and believe very succinctly. You do it with eloquence. It should be run in all national papers, and I am sure talk back radio will be wanting to interview you as an expert.

    If there is any element of the debate left out, it might be the classic dilemma of how much of recurrent income should be spent on research and development. Alternative fuels. That is a classic question. How much of BHP’s revenue should be efficiently spent on mining and exploration? How much can a bank bear on developing risk or computer applications? The same holds for manufacturing or distribution. Each dollar has to be wisely and approriately spent.

    That is where the politicians seem to be getting it so wrong. They appear to be on a power trip, if you don’t mind the pun. Why is it left to government to decide this. The only economic argument is; “is it in the national interest?” Maybe. Does private entreprise do this naturally without incentive, maybe. Given the selling of the concept against massive opposition from the electorate (Government advertisements and the PM’s ownn words “we have to sell the policy”), it appears to be just another evil revenue raising concept, by a prolifigate spending and out of order government, who have lost sight of consensus, and the will of the consensus.

    Again I must congratulate you Mr Cardwell, if all voters were as educated and as eloquent as you in expressing what they really believe, the debate would be more robust, and maybe other tensions within all society might start to correct simultaneously. We might increase faith in our leaders, our media, our collective civilisation.

  2. July 30, 2011 at 11:39 am

    Excellent letter with excellent facts by a knowledgeable person.

    Terrance is exposing a number of very good facts, if only the electorate could or be willing to distinguish between facts, half truths and lies.

    The problem lies with the electorate. They have significantly sucumbed to the new false religion: “through our greed we are destroying the planet”.

    The hidden agenda to attain emission reductions commensurate with the IPCC demands is population reduction. (Not that the people promoting the idea are volunteering).

    Unfortunately, or by design, AGW exhortations of sacrifice to the general population (how much sacrifice actually needed is another well kept secret) somehow fit in with the general western slide to socialism and the left.

    “Tax us more, rule us and fix the problem” is the cry of the electorate that the politicians are choosing to hear. Music to their ears I would say!

    Can the basic problem be one of lack of pride in ones country?

    With democracy comes freedom, pride in ones country and responsibilities to society.

    Socialism sacrifices democracy, every incursion into social engineering, interference with the market cuts into our freedom and the only reward is that we can transfer our responsibilities to the state who tax us dearly for that privilege.

    Perhaps our problem is a grass roots one, have the people of today lost their direction? Saving the planet is a great direction and the idea is very seductive. Just a pity it will kill our society before we notice any actual (un needed) cooling.

    It is unfashionable to band together to make ones nation the “greatest”.
    What is needed is a new direction that people the world over can embrace.

    In the mean time, I came across this academic study about the problems of Spain and we should remember that Ireland, Italy are also in the firing line as are UK and the EC itself.

    http://rogerfromnewzealand.files.wordpress.com/2011/07/090327-employment-public-aid-renewable.pdf

    Cheers

    Roger
    http://rogerfromnewzealand.wordpress.com

  3. July 30, 2011 at 11:49 am

    Well Said Herman – and as another inciteful argument flies across the eyeline of our illustrious and morally indicisive Leaders … what can we expect Duchess Julia to do …

    Please contact your Local Members – phone , fax and e-mail – lets create a pestering aray of facts and figures alerting them to these facts – yell from your rooftops – ‘we’ve had enough and we’re not gonna take in anymore’

  4. July 30, 2011 at 11:51 am

    Thanks Roger …

    You speak as if you know Terrence …

    If so please say hi …

    Appreciate the comments – please pass them onto your local MP –

    regards … EYE-BALL

  5. Herman
    July 31, 2011 at 2:18 am

    Roger thanks for that link.

    You described it as an academic study. I find your words very appropriate. By page 5 I had perceived quite a bias and had to stop reading for other reasons. Since then what I read has not stop resonating.

    In economics it is very easy to prove that any subsidy or tariff will skew rational allocation of resources. Then mathematically it is hard to actually measure the total cost, the economic cost, because you can perceive but not quantify, a social science.

    Our Green leader Bob Brown has been saying for years that going green will create jobs. This academic study highlights the questionability of that claim. It gives number to dollar cost, then ratio of jobs created to jobs destroyed. Again I struggle with that.

    Where we can not fully fathom universal laws, there is some type of alchemy. Japanese manufacturing and technology is a good example. To re build after WWII, Japan decided to pick winners in industries. They have done it extremely well, in Sony and Toyota, both industry leaders. Others might call it faith, belief or simply application. The concept of application could be obsession and that kind of sums up the Japanese malaise over the last 2 decades.

    Back to what the study calls photo voltaics, in NSW they were selling electricity at 17.9c a kilowatt hour and then started buying at 60c from solar producers. That disequilibrium saw an immediate price hike for all consumers of nearly 10%. Thankfully the nonsense has been arrested somewhat. This is where Mr Cardwell has stated that coal fired electricity is 99.96% efficient, and the envy of many of our competitors.

    Anyway thanks again for your contribution to intelligent debate.

  6. August 2, 2011 at 6:04 pm

    Herman,

    Im glad you found my link of some interest.

    To be honest, the outcome and conclusions of that study never surprised me as they are consistent with my economics training and incidently consistent with the writings of Milton Friedman (Nobel prize winner in economics).
    If you are an avid reader I recommend his book, “Free to Choose” ISBN 0 14 022363 0

    Over the years, I believe Friedman has been proven correct. Not only Spain, but for example, witness the decline in the USA and the phenomonal growth of PRChina who are embracing the free markey concept with a vengeance.

    All the best

    Roger
    http://www.rogerfromonewzealand.wordpress.com

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