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These are the latest 30 comments posted on this site on any thread:

  • dp: Pumped storage is a net consumer of electricity and as such competes with consumers for energy. It translates, by...
  • Rowjay: Snowy Hydro 2 (SH2) is there to take the belly out of the “duck curve” created by future excess...
  • David Maddison: Thank you Peter.
  • Gerry, England: The UK has only one aluminium smelter left as the others have closed due to energy costs and...
  • Peter: [Duplicate]AD
  • Peter: as the existing 1800 megawatt Tumut 3 pumped hydro station can provide most of the forecast output from both...
  • TomR: Strongly disagree about the negativity of “wasting 20-30%” concept. The economic idea behind all...
  • RickWill: There have been thousands of small scale coastal pumped hydro sites identified but the environmental...
  • John R Walker: Precisely – Dinorwic PS kicks in most afternoons around 1600hr when the kids come home from...
  • RickWill: What happens if Gladys’s dream then comes true and lots of new renewables are installed near Dubbo? Where...
  • Bright Red: Because of the expense of the maintenance crews and support equipment the servicing and repairs are done...
  • Kalm Keith: Peter, that’s a very open and generalised statement. Models are what you make of them. When done...
  • el gordo: ‘I also believe that land owners should receive royalties as per the U.S.’ That won’t...
  • PeterS: Computer modelling is a lot like psychology. Both are not sciences.
  • Graeme No.3: I think the Falkland system is better. Even the Shetland method that smooths the contribution from wind...
  • Peter C: Ok, They had better build some pumped hydro ASAP. Sea water pumping up a nearby hill might be their best...
  • el gordo: They are paying top dollar for our agriculture and resources, there is no reason to think anything is going...
  • John PAK: While much energy is lost during the pump-storage and hydro generation cycle it did work with the Dinorwic...
  • Analitik: Because the energy they produce isn’t “free”
  • Serp: Frequency fluctuation is what engrossed my attention and I wondered how the lifetime of the Lion processing...
  • Peter C: Also you have partly answered my question about how much subsidy the King Island Integrated Renewable Energy...
  • PeterS: Graeme#4, it therefore appears we are locked into a spiral of never ending disputes, debates and...
  • Peter C: Thanks David, I liked your suggestion that “renewable” sources should be used exclusively to...
  • el gordo: Restrictions and a non-existent flu season bring decline in overall death rates in NSW. ‘Mortality...
  • Serp: Apropos of beowulf September 19, 2020 at 9:19 am Lt Gen Riley noted in his article of May 20 that “The EU...
  • David Maddison: As Australia sinks further into dictatorship and self-imposed economic ruin due to complete wastes of...
  • Graeme No.3: RickWill: Good news? Heavy black clouds over Adelaide from 4 p.m. If only they stay we will be OK (until...
  • Graeme#4: From a pragmatic viewpoint, nuclear is still some years away and coal has fallen out of favour, so gas...
  • el gordo: Nuclear power plants are too expensive to build and we don’t need that much power. Same goes for the...
  • David Maddison: SH2 is yet another example why politicians shouldn’t be allowed to make engineering decisions.

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SITE NEWS:

16 Jan 2010: I’ve added the “Social Events” link to the Navigation List on the top right to go back to the post on meetings and events. Perth event next Wednesday night. Sydney every Thursday evening. Names from France, Germany and others coming in.

August 2010: I’ve added an email support AT joannenova.com.au, that goes to all the volunteer moderators. Please use it if your comment disappears into the spam filter, or if you see an offensive comment. Thanks…

24 Nov 2010: I’ve added an option to “subscribe to comments” for people who want to get email comments coming in, but haven’t made a comment.

May 2013: Yes I am trying to fix this page!

About this page

Comments are not everyone’s cup-of-tea, but if that’s what works for you, then this page is a gift. It’s also a way for me to say thanks to all the informative useful comments that come in and to encourage this open-source form of education and mental-tennis.

Sometimes several threads are active simultaneously on this site, and some of the latest comments are hidden under 300 others, or in a year old post, so it seemed worth dedicating a page just to the most recent comments. (The sidebar is so small.) This is where you’ll find an automatically updated list of the latest comments.

I don’t know if this type of “comments” page has been done on other sites. Let me know if you find one!

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