Beyond Dogmatic Presumptions
|Greenhouse Gas Study|
Matthew Wright, executive director of Beyond Zero Emissions says:
'Gas is dirty and dangerous. Not only will it increase emissions both here and in China if this unsustainble boom continues but it will delay the inevitable switch to renewable energy sources such as wind power, rooftop solar photovoltaic and baseload solar thermal with storage.'
Not necessarily -
Consider this example
- Suppose Option 1, replacing every coal-fired power station in Australia with gas power stations costs $10 billion, and this investment cuts CO2 emissions by 50%.
- Suppose Option 2, replacing every coal-fired power station in Australia with solar thermal power stations costs $100 billion, and this investment cuts CO2 emissions by 100%.
Assume with each option, the rate of investment is the same - $1 billion per year.
- Option 1 cuts CO2 emissions by 50% after 10 years.
- Option 2 cuts CO2 emissions by 50% after 50 years.
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Beyond Zero Emissions can contribute to the rapid reduction of CO2 emissions by remaining receptive to ideas Beyond Dogmatic Presumptions
There are many ways to increase clean energy production that deliver the same environmental benefit.
What is most important is to obtain the environmental benefit at the lowest cost - so each $ invested reaps the greatest benefit.
Read more at "Negative CO2 emissions - Climate protection opens new business areas" and "Doubling Energy Production with No Increase in CO2 Emissions"