“I am very pleased to announce today the upcoming launch of the report Zero Carbon Options – Seeking an economic mix for an environmental outcome. The report will be launched in Adelaide on December 5, and I need your help.”
We have all felt it. The frustration; that dumbfounded feeling as our country and our world drives full speed toward climate breakdown while fear and prejudice hold back our most potent and far-reaching solution.
What I have heard from many of you, over email or face to face, is this:
We understand this problem. We want to do something, urgently.
We now have the chance to make something happen.
I am very pleased to announce today the upcoming launch of the report Zero Carbon Options – Seeking an economic mix for an environmental outcome. The report will be launched in Adelaide on December 5. Tickets (free) are available here.
We need your help.
The value of this report will be tied to what we can do with it. Our first stage is to fund a major launch in Adelaide, capital of South Australia. We are seeking $6,680.
If we exceed this budget, we will promote this work much more extensively, beginning with videoing and editing the launch event, funding launch events in the other capital cities of Australia, and printing more copies of the report for distribution.
In a first-of-its-kind effort, this report will directly compare two very different zero-carbon generation options (hybrid renewable and nuclear) against one very specific task: the replacement of the Northern and Playford Coal fired power stations in northern South Australia.This report will build understanding of the benefits of nuclear power as an electricity generation option in Australia, and my intention is that this report will be a major talking point, and reference, for 2013 and beyond.
The solutions will be compared across 13 economic, environmental and social criteria:
- Capital cost
- Levelised cost of electricity
- Greenhouse gas abatement
- Land use
- Water consumption
- Material inputs
- Operational waste
- Job creation
- Capacity factor
- Requirement for network enhancement
- Existing global and national generating capacity
This report provides a chance to demonstrate the need and level of public support for a properly informed discussion on nuclear power.
5 November update: 50% funded! Over 50 tickets taken! Fantastic, keep it coming