Study says coal generated power here to stay
MELBOURNE, May 16 – A study from the Melbourne Water Research Laboratory has found that the number of household homes being built with coal power for electricity generation has been on the rise in Victoria for the past four years.
“We found there were 7,650 buildings with more than one-third of th해운대출장안마 해운대출장샵em using coal,” said study co-author Professor Michael Dukes.
This number rose to 15 per cent across Victoria from the previous survey conducted in 2014, with about 1,500 homes using coal for their power output.
“For a long time, I didn’t realise that we had this high number of houses with coal powered electricity generation,” Professor Dukes said.
According to the report, there were nearly a fifth of all households building their homes with coal for electricity generation and they accounted for 8 per cent of all new dwelling builds in Victoria.
The report also found that more than 50 per cent of all the coal generating projects were being built on federal land.
Professor Dukes said he expected the increase in coal-powered projects would continue.
He said he was particularly pleased to see that the government was now consid용인출장샵ering the national building of more small nuclear power stations, a topic he would have wanted to bring up in the Senate if there were a proposal to do that.
“There’s a bit of a lull at the moment in building nuclear, particularly at the power station level,” Professor Dukes said.
“There’s been some movement there over the past few years, particularly with that discussion around the ‘Clean Energy Target’, with the government looking at the National Power Plan, but there’s still much more work to be done, particularly with the Federal government.
“This has also happened in Melbourne, in Sydney, in Brisbane where there’s a similar conversation of a national discussion about energy, including about the nuclear option, but it’s just stalled for now.”
In 2013, the Victorian government proposed the expansion of coal fired power statio퇴폐 마사지ns to help reduce greenhouse gas emissions from burning coal and other fossil fuels.
During the 2013-2014 Energy Policy Review and the 2014-2015 energy policy review, there were 19 major power station builds and a further 14 small nuclear projects which included a few coal burning projects as part of Australia’s plans to be renewable energy nation-wide.
Australia ranked fifth in the world in energy efficiency, according to the World Bank. The government now intends to expand coal fired power stations to 30% of it