We dodged the experimental Solar Dawn Disaster, but we have our own aussie billion dollar monuments to Green folly in the form of huge useless and mothballed desalination plants.
Kurnell $1.9billion, Wonthaggi $4 Billion, Kwinana $0.4 billion, QLD Water Grid $9 billion – $15.3 billion wasted.
We could have had so many schools, hospitals, freeways, ports even a high speed rail!
THE AMERICAN INTEREST
September 22, 2013
Walter Russell Mead’s Blog
Norwegian Green Policy Collapse
” …One Norwegian green described the government’s decision to Reuters as “one of the ugliest political crash landings we have ever seen.” We’re of a mind to agree — the government has funneled roughly $1.2 billion to CCS projects since 2007, and it looks like much of that will be written off. The government still intends to fund a CCS research and development facility with a much smaller price tag. Solely funding this R&D center would have been the smart play from the beginning, rather than investing in a full-fledged facility for a fledgling technology. It’s just the latest green policy to collapse into expensive ruins.”