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ACTEW’s carbon abatement strategy

By johnboy - 5 June 2009 7

Our power and water overlords at ACTEW have marked world environment day by announcing their “strategy to reduce and offset greenhouse gas emissions”.

    The strategy, developed by Exigency Management for ACTEW, includes the use of biodiesel to reduce greenhouse emissions, the planned construction of a hydro generator for energy recovery and a commitment to purchasing permanent carbon sink forestry offsets in Australia.

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ACTEW’s carbon abatement strategy
monomania 5:01 pm 05 Jun 09

Kramer said :

Seriously though, why don’t ACTEW make some moves towards building infrastructure for green energy sources?

ActewAGL have dabbled with wind energy through a partnership that came to nothing and appears likely to bid for the industrial scaled solar farm being proposed. The electricity from this plant will not be as cheap as the green energy ActewAGL currently sources and so it will require either direct subsidy, a feed-in tariff or an increase in green energy charges, probable all three. Inevitable increases in electricity prices.

Kramer 2:42 pm 05 Jun 09

The EU has been making noises about banning outdoor heaters for some time now – how about Australia beats them to it! I guess out dorr heaters keep some smaller Canberra restaurants going through winter, but maybe they could provide large puffy jackets and bearskin hats to customers sitting outside in winter 🙂

Seriously though, why don’t ACTEW make some moves towards building infrastructure for green energy sources?

monomania 2:35 pm 05 Jun 09

ex-vectis said :

Yet another ‘climate change’ vote inducing load of rubbish.

How can anyone take it seriously

+1

caf said :

I wonder where the planned hydro generator is going to be located? (There’s already one at Stromlo, on the end of the gravity main from Bendora). Maybe at the new enlarged Cotter Dam?

Possible, but since water will still needed to be pumped from there up into Canberra’s Reservoirs, via Stromlo, it would only operate when there was excess water or high environmental flows like the one at Googong.

Abatement of carbon Sullivan says will cost $25 a tonne. Figures I have seen say that we electricity users pay $500 for every ton of carbon saved by using solar generators on peoples roofs. 20 times as much?

ex-vectis 2:10 pm 05 Jun 09

Yet another ‘climate change’ vote inducing load of rubbish.

How can anyone take it seriously when every year thousands of Outdoor Heaters get turned on outside restarants, pubs and in folks backyards. All burning gas to heat up the great outside where the heat is lost straight away.

chewy14 1:15 pm 05 Jun 09

LG said :

I wonder if the funding for this will come from the 6.4% increase in power costs to come into effect next month?

No it will come from the magical funding fairy where ACTEW get all of their money from.

LG 12:59 pm 05 Jun 09

I wonder if the funding for this will come from the 6.4% increase in power costs to come into effect next month?

caf 12:18 pm 05 Jun 09

I wonder where the planned hydro generator is going to be located? (There’s already one at Stromlo, on the end of the gravity main from Bendora). Maybe at the new enlarged Cotter Dam?

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