Monthly Archives: June 2014

Standing up for Morwell

Hi. My name is Dan Caffrey and I am standing as your Greens candidate for the seat of Morwell in this years state election. I am a VCE teacher in the Science, Maths and Technology areas and this background has given me … Continue reading

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Victorian Energy Efficiency Target funding axed by Victorian Government

  The recent announcement by the Victorian Government of the axing of the Victorian Energy Efficiency Target (VEET) scheme, which provides free energy efficient light bulbs and smart timers to households, is just another example of this Government’s unwillingness to … Continue reading

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Is there such a thing as clean coal? Is that all that needs considering?

On the 18th of November, the Herald Sun newspaper printed an article titled “Clean Power: Research a Bonanza for the Latrobe Valley. The technology being promoted was called DICE – Direct Injection of Coal Engine. The promoters of this technology … Continue reading

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Managing baseload energy demand

  In reply to David Camilleri’s letter to the Latrobe Valley Express on Feb 13th 2014 titled “Power Stations Here to Stay”. He scoffed that wind dropped out when it was most needed in the recent heatwave, I would like to … Continue reading

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We’re creating new clean energy – let’s keep going in this direction

During the summer of 2014 we had an extended period of days over 40 degrees. In those recent heat waves, our electricity supply did not fail once due to lack of supply. With a growing population and no additional coal … Continue reading

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How cheap and clean is coal powered energy?

  The recent fires in the open cuts of Morwell and Yallourn have again brought to attention some of the real issues we as a community need to be considering in how we provide for our energy needs into the future. In … Continue reading

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Spain’s solar powered power station – the future of energy

It is with a sense of deja vu, that I write once again to correct a few colourful statements made by Pat Lane about renewable energy. Regarding his statement that the Gemasol concentrated solar thermal power station in Spain is … Continue reading

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