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by marcopolo
Thu, 19 Aug 2010, 09:30
Forum: The Lounge
Topic: emissions trading / carbon trading
Replies: 94
Views: 11238

emissions trading / carbon trading

Good Greif, No sooner said, than Tony Abbott makes it Lib election policy! Actually it infrastucture Bonds have been a part of Joe hockey's wish list for some time. Such an easy political way to balance the books. Unfortunately, it appears Tony doesn't understand or disregards the huge boon this con...
by marcopolo
Thu, 19 Aug 2010, 07:13
Forum: General EV Discussion
Topic: CSIRO Ultrabattery should be made in Oz
Replies: 33
Views: 1561

CSIRO Ultrabattery should be made in Oz

The only person I admired in politics was Thomas Jefferson There is much to admire in the writings of Thomas Jefferson. In his deeds, there is also much to praise. Unless you happen to be Black, a Tory,or even an unfortunate American Indian! Oh and also some one who lent him money! He was a convinc...
by marcopolo
Thu, 19 Aug 2010, 06:11
Forum: General EV Discussion
Topic: CSIRO Ultrabattery should be made in Oz
Replies: 33
Views: 1561

CSIRO Ultrabattery should be made in Oz

You know Marco, I wouldn't mind having a go at politics. I am bloody sure I could do a better job than the nitwits we currently have. I am a damned site more qualified and experienced than most of them! I certainly wouldn't waste my time gallivanting around the world on needless junkets, I would do...
by marcopolo
Wed, 18 Aug 2010, 19:26
Forum: General EV Discussion
Topic: CSIRO Ultrabattery should be made in Oz
Replies: 33
Views: 1561

CSIRO Ultrabattery should be made in Oz

There is no sect or party just community support and activities that interest me and goodness I see nothing or read nothing from your deluded spiels. I think the Hockey issue hit right at home and you happily started the abuse in the first place (if you look back at your post its not hard sunshine)...
by marcopolo
Wed, 18 Aug 2010, 08:22
Forum: The Lounge
Topic: emissions trading / carbon trading
Replies: 94
Views: 11238

emissions trading / carbon trading

Yeah, EVs are still very much in their infancy so we should scrap the whole idea and drive nuclear powered hummers Hey, that's great! But how about nuclear powered Hummers that glow in the dark? The Monty Burns Special? Sell government infrastructure bonds on market,I'd buy some! Me too! I absolute...
by marcopolo
Wed, 18 Aug 2010, 07:19
Forum: General EV Discussion
Topic: CSIRO Ultrabattery should be made in Oz
Replies: 33
Views: 1561

CSIRO Ultrabattery should be made in Oz

Develop a sense of humour when retards are pretending to run a country?Who are you trying to fool? Polies are just pawns for the decisionsmade by Banks and big business, we are supposed to choose between two polished turds?People like you and me? maybe a real estate agent or a car salesman but Im n...
by marcopolo
Wed, 18 Aug 2010, 06:29
Forum: The Lounge
Topic: emissions trading / carbon trading
Replies: 94
Views: 11238

emissions trading / carbon trading

How practical it is to setup a solar thermal plant in Gippsland I am not sure about but it is certainly worth reviewing? I am a firm believer in doing something that will benefit future generations (long term), continuing on this path with fossil fuel burn is not helping, it is ok that we did it in...
by marcopolo
Tue, 17 Aug 2010, 22:37
Forum: General EV Discussion
Topic: CSIRO Ultrabattery should be made in Oz
Replies: 33
Views: 1561

CSIRO Ultrabattery should be made in Oz

Obviously yes the founder of the Tri-lateral commission, bilderberg group etc. At 96 years of age? Elder respect? From the Bilderbeurg group? incredible! (I'll drink what ever he's having!) William Lane was a unique Utopian for if he had power in this country instead of choosing to create utopia el...
by marcopolo
Tue, 17 Aug 2010, 05:51
Forum: General EV Discussion
Topic: CSIRO Ultrabattery should be made in Oz
Replies: 33
Views: 1561

CSIRO Ultrabattery should be made in Oz

Correction as for the big wigs most of them are bold :))David Rockefeller (is still alive and significant) 2002- Er, you are talking about David Rockefeller Snr, Right? Well, yeah, David Rockefeller Snr is still alive, but considering he's over 96 years old, the term 'significant' might be a bit ha...
by marcopolo
Tue, 17 Aug 2010, 00:33
Forum: EV Motoring
Topic: Mitsubishi Electric Car lands in Australia
Replies: 73
Views: 10051

Mitsubishi Electric Car lands in Australia

However, I also have real problems with some of the things that Ross Blade is doing (likely because he has to). If he were able to buy gliders off the Hyundai production line sans all of the ICE paraphernalia, I'd feel much more comfortable with what he's doing. I struggle with the idea of supporti...
by marcopolo
Tue, 17 Aug 2010, 00:12
Forum: The Lounge
Topic: emissions trading / carbon trading
Replies: 94
Views: 11238

emissions trading / carbon trading

A bit like an evangelical preacher advocating chastity but saying there is no point practicing it himself (even a bit) till he has convinced everyone else that that is what they should do. That's the bit that worries me. Evangelical Preacher! This suggests that the preacher has already determined t...
by marcopolo
Mon, 16 Aug 2010, 23:03
Forum: The Lounge
Topic: emissions trading / carbon trading
Replies: 94
Views: 11238

emissions trading / carbon trading

Let's take this concept to its logical conclusion. "Per Capita" is irrelevant in Australia, because we have so few heads and the amount of CO2 we produce overall is miniscule I as an individual produce a tiny amount of CO2 compared with the whole of Oz, so my contribution is even less important tha...
by marcopolo
Mon, 16 Aug 2010, 22:37
Forum: General EV Discussion
Topic: CSIRO Ultrabattery should be made in Oz
Replies: 33
Views: 1561

CSIRO Ultrabattery should be made in Oz

Rockefeller has stated his intentions and views not to mention other Big Wigs. Which Rockefeller do you refer to? The last relevant Rockefeller died many years ago. Oh, Unless you mean Jay Rockefeller, the Senator from West Virginia, but he's a Democrat Senator, and very much to the left of his par...
by marcopolo
Mon, 16 Aug 2010, 21:56
Forum: The Lounge
Topic: emissions trading / carbon trading
Replies: 94
Views: 11238

emissions trading / carbon trading

So, if I live a profligate lifestyle, heat the house so warm in winter that I can wear shorts, use a big car to do trivial tasks, spawn lots of children who grow up to do the same thing etc that would be OK in Australia where I would be part of a small per country emission but if I did the exact sa...
by marcopolo
Mon, 16 Aug 2010, 07:08
Forum: The Lounge
Topic: emissions trading / carbon trading
Replies: 94
Views: 11238

emissions trading / carbon trading

What action, simple, plant sh*t loads of trees. Replace the 80% of world forests we have destroyed in the last 200 years!! Yes, a very good idea! But it's not that easy. Ordinary forrests, mono cultures, don't reduce CO2, and recreating rainforest's is very difficult and most land is being cleared ...
by marcopolo
Mon, 16 Aug 2010, 06:56
Forum: General EV Discussion
Topic: CSIRO Ultrabattery should be made in Oz
Replies: 33
Views: 1561

CSIRO Ultrabattery should be made in Oz

Also few people would know Afghanistan has Lithium reserves that will help the US against Bolivia's Anti-USA stance. There is evidence the “real reason” for the ongoing and escalating U.S. and ally involvement (U.S.A.s longest war) is due to Lithium reserves they already knew about long before they...
by marcopolo
Mon, 16 Aug 2010, 06:34
Forum: The Lounge
Topic: emissions trading / carbon trading
Replies: 94
Views: 11238

emissions trading / carbon trading

Australia 9th, China 121nd, looks rather damming and clearly not an urban myth!(it pays to google before you post). My goodness, a quote from Wikkipedia! Ok, you're right no longer an urban myth but an international cyberspace one as well! I note by the same token that NZ is another heavy polluter!...
by marcopolo
Sun, 15 Aug 2010, 22:42
Forum: General EV Discussion
Topic: CSIRO Ultrabattery should be made in Oz
Replies: 33
Views: 1561

CSIRO Ultrabattery should be made in Oz

I did wonder why you ignored the Lithium varieties so much Dave. lifepo4 is 3% lithium by weight, so 15kg of lithium is good for 2-3 cars. nimh is still very much available, but that chemistry isn't really viable where its warm. AGM lead acid gives acceptable power, just range and service life leav...
by marcopolo
Sun, 15 Aug 2010, 22:28
Forum: The Lounge
Topic: emissions trading / carbon trading
Replies: 94
Views: 11238

emissions trading / carbon trading

. The dirty, energy hungry process of smelting is done in places like China for our (and their) products and we have the hide to criticise them for pollution, yet we still have the worst per capita C02 emissions. There's still scope for us to tidy up our own back yard. Without a stick. If we can se...
by marcopolo
Sun, 15 Aug 2010, 20:47
Forum: EV Motoring
Topic: Mitsubishi Electric Car lands in Australia
Replies: 73
Views: 10051

Mitsubishi Electric Car lands in Australia

western Power head office in Wellington street had a visit from an iMiEV on Friday 25th June. Yes - it's small but effective and extremely presentable. Great for suburbia. I know I say this a lot, but having driven 7 production and or prototypes from the major manufacturers, I am baffled why anyone...
by marcopolo
Fri, 13 Aug 2010, 07:29
Forum: General EV Discussion
Topic: Government EV Policy
Replies: 35
Views: 4470

Government EV Policy

I agree it's difficult to hold someone to something that's vaguely written. I also agree that at least the Libs have been clear and concise. They think climate change is "crap" and that nothing needs to be done and they're happy to assassinate anyone in their ranks who is silly enough to try and up...
by marcopolo
Fri, 13 Aug 2010, 06:54
Forum: The Lounge
Topic: emissions trading / carbon trading
Replies: 94
Views: 11238

emissions trading / carbon trading

Yes, I do imagine that the world's largest producer of PVs and wind generators will only make even more for themselves and others with the Australian orders rolling in as well. Well, yes indeed, both the PRC and India do produce Wind Turbines and Solar panels. But sadly these two nations are the la...
by marcopolo
Fri, 13 Aug 2010, 04:42
Forum: General EV Discussion
Topic: Government EV Policy
Replies: 35
Views: 4470

Government EV Policy

Nice find, Leighf! I agree that campaign promises these days are pretty worthless, but at least one party has actually said something concrete and if they are re-elected, it will be up to us to pressure them to carry out their promise. Oh Dear, concrete? What exactly is in that highly qualified amb...
by marcopolo
Wed, 11 Aug 2010, 17:12
Forum: The Lounge
Topic: emissions trading / carbon trading
Replies: 94
Views: 11238

emissions trading / carbon trading

Well some people will only turn to a sustainable future if they are beaten with a big stick. Others will be lucky and find it trendy and satisfying to work for the future. Yes well, when you say a big stick, you are ignoring the democratic process. How to you beat people with a big stick, if the ma...
by marcopolo
Wed, 11 Aug 2010, 06:23
Forum: The Lounge
Topic: emissions trading / carbon trading
Replies: 94
Views: 11238

emissions trading / carbon trading

Ditto, but doesn't government policy require you to buy greenpower in order to have an export capable CGI solar system connected in your area ? (should do)..... I am not aware of any requirement to buy Greenpower beyond the Federal Renewable Energy Target, ramping up to the 20% by 2020, currently u...