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Angry Voice turned on anti-dragway activists

By johnboy - 8 March 2006 21

The dragway refusniks have done themselves no favours by seriously ticking off Mr. Stanhope to the point the angry voice has been let out of the box in a fiesty media release.

The Canberra community was entitled to ask just how genuine the complaints of certain anti-dragway groups really were, after revelations that one group planned to invite the ACT Government to a non-existent meeting, solely for the purposes of issuing an angry press release if the invitation was refused

And our brave leader is no stranger to the angry media release.

UPDATED: Our Brave Leader has kinder words for the North Canberra Community Council after what would appear to have been some hurried bridge building.

Chief Minister Jon Stanhope said he was pleased to learn that an email to members of the North Canberra Community Council suggesting that he be invited to a meeting on the proposed dragway and then attacked in a press release if he refused, had been the work of a single member and did not reflect the tactics or intentions of the council as a whole or its executive committee.

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Mr_Shab 9:14 am 10 Mar 06

Johnboy – yep, they’re growing cotton thanks to your distorted market. But only with huge inputs of energy (fertiliser, fuel, pesticides, herbicides, etc) in the form of oil.

Biodiesel suffers from the same problems. You need a whopping oil input to get the stuff out. Putting aside the usual arguements about environmental degredation, it doesn’t make a huge amount of sense in pure economic terms.

Your return on investment for oil (energy in for energy out) is about 30:1 (in a good, profitable well, anyway). For biodiesel, it’s about 3:1. For ethanol it’s 0.8:1 (i.e, it’s an energy sink).

If you think we can replace oil with biodiesel, this stat may give you pause; to grow enough oilseed to meet current demand you’d need a farm the size of Africa.

Then you might have a problem with water…

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