Thursday, 14 June 2012

Biggest Carbon polluter

Seems that the National Radio is running an article complaining that an aluminium smelter uses 10% of one of the States power. Equivalent to a million homes.


Well shut it down and then see how many homes also go dark due to no jobs.

What stuns me in this pathetic idiocy is that the focus is never on how can we shift the demands to other sources or how important industry is to a healthy society.

In the past the solution to meeting carbon targets has been shift production to China and then point to them as polluters. The Chinese leaders must be laughing.

What instead we should be doing is to keep production here and work out how to make it more effective. That way we keep the benefits and keep control of doing it right.

There are 3 pillars to sustainable development.
* environment
* economy
* society

All must be in balance.

Stop blame gaming and think about integrated plans.

1 comment:

Charles Maclauchlan said...

Shift production to China & blame them as polluters.
Borrow their money to provide social services for displaced aluminum workers.
When China shifts THEIR aluminum plants to OZ they will be heroes for the jobs they provide.

Hmmm. Makes perfect sense.