Dear Magpie .Based on a conversation with a head energy honcho in Oz. He agrees the alternates are better but they will not be a realistically online - Comment - Israel News | Haaretz Daily Newspaper
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    • PETER SM
    • 09.07.10 | 02:52 (IDT)

    replacing coal for some time to come,costs and the maturity of the alternate technology does not allow it now. He does NOT carry a brief for coal,it just happens to be the most practical solution right now. I said clean coal is the ideal,not that is here..It can be achieved if we are prepared to pay the extra costs.Let's be honest,most people want clean energy but not enough are prepared to pay a large premium to achieve it. Kevin Rudd and Malcolm Turnbull found that out the hard way . Realpolitic can be very nasty sometimes.See what is happening to Julia Gillard,the boat people beat up is a disgrace.

    from the article: Three Greenpeace activists arrested after commandeering African coal ship
    First published 10:18 08.07.10 | Last updated 10:18 08.07.10
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