09 Jan '12, 7am

Your burning energy questions answered

Your burning energy questions answered

What is the true life-cycle cost of clean energy such as solar and wind systems? Source: Treehugger Should governments invest in large-scale desert-based solar plants? And are manufacturers of solar and wind systems using dirty energy to produce these solutions? In the first part of the Global Energy Prize series, Australia’s environmental scientist Barry W. Brook, answers the questions by Eco-Business readers on renewable energy. Sophie Hughes, General Manager, CPR Sustainability, Sydney asked: As we battle with NIMBY (Not In My Backyard)-ism and planning issues, should international governments be focusing on building large scale renewable energy projects in uninhabited areas, such as central Australia or the edges of the Sahara? Is this feasible and does this mean that we need to focus more efficient infrastructure and storage capacities, rather than being dazzled by th...

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