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by claybro
Thu Jul 02, 2020 8:35 pm
Forum: Infrastructure/Transport Development
Topic: [U/C] Flinders Rail Link
Replies: 125
Views: 27539

[U/C] Re: Flinders Rail Link

Anyone advocating replacing rail.. light or heavy with Obahn style buses, I would strongly recommend you stand near the Obahn track in the linear park near StPeters. 1. The noise of a high revving diesel bus trying to maintain 80kph is very unpleasant. 2. Add to that the "roar" of rubber on concret...
by claybro
Wed Jul 01, 2020 3:05 pm
Forum: Infrastructure/Transport Development
Topic: [U/C] Flinders Rail Link
Replies: 125
Views: 27539

[U/C] Re: Flinders Rail Link

Anyone advocating replacing rail.. light or heavy with Obahn style buses, I would strongly recommend you stand near the Obahn track in the linear park near StPeters. 1. The noise of a high revving diesel bus trying to maintain 80kph is very unpleasant. 2. Add to that the "roar" of rubber on concrete...
by claybro
Wed Jul 01, 2020 10:40 am
Forum: Infrastructure/Transport Development
Topic: News & Discussion: Adelaide Metro Trains
Replies: 4588
Views: 795218

Re: News & Discussion: Adelaide Metro Trains

Wouldn't the reduction in seats just mean more people need to stand up making them stand in closer proximity to eachother? I don't understand what difference removing seats will make? Most people will refuse to sit next to other people, so you generally find 3 or 4 people sitting in a 6 seat bay. T...
by claybro
Sun Jun 28, 2020 11:51 pm
Forum: Infrastructure/Transport Development
Topic: News & Discussion: Electricity Infrastructure
Replies: 774
Views: 155054

Re: News & Discussion: Electricity Infrastructure

here is no contradiction between renewable power and industrial development.....Sanjeev Gupta is about to build a large solar farm to power his incredibly hungry Whyalla steelworks. He also plans a pumped-hydro plant in the Middleback Ranges and a large battery in Port Augusta. My money is on the b...
by claybro
Sun Jun 28, 2020 3:51 pm
Forum: Infrastructure/Transport Development
Topic: News & Discussion: Electricity Infrastructure
Replies: 774
Views: 155054

Re: News & Discussion: Electricity Infrastructure

What??!! Source....Opinion masquerading as fact....my guess is that between midnight and 6am wind provides 30-40% of power in SA. Not at all. A quick search of freely available information on the net shows power generation mix for the various states. Over the last month, wind has rarely achieved th...
by claybro
Sun Jun 28, 2020 3:51 pm
Forum: Infrastructure/Transport Development
Topic: News & Discussion: Electricity Infrastructure
Replies: 774
Views: 155054

Re: News & Discussion: Electricity Infrastructure

What??!! Source....Opinion masquerading as fact....my guess is that between midnight and 6am wind provides 30-40% of power in SA. Not at all. A quick search of freely available information on the net shows power generation mix for the various states. Over the last month, wind has rarely achieved th...
by claybro
Sat Jun 27, 2020 10:45 am
Forum: Infrastructure/Transport Development
Topic: News & Discussion: Electricity Infrastructure
Replies: 774
Views: 155054

Re: News & Discussion: Electricity Infrastructure

But the fact these companies CAN run a night shift highlights the fact that there ISN'T an issue providing 24/7 power. No one is advocating for there to be no power generation between 10pm and 5am. That's ludacris. The fact these companies are able to run 24/7 is due to fossil fuel generation still...
by claybro
Fri Jun 26, 2020 4:27 pm
Forum: Infrastructure/Transport Development
Topic: News & Discussion: Electricity Infrastructure
Replies: 774
Views: 155054

Re: News & Discussion: Electricity Infrastructure

By that argument, nearly every rooftop solar panel in the state should be disconnected, as they don't provide reliable electricity to the grid 24/7. There is already talk of disconnecting rooftop solar during times of high generation as it overloads the grid. Rooftop solar is now getting to the poi...
by claybro
Fri Jun 26, 2020 4:16 pm
Forum: Infrastructure/Transport Development
Topic: News & Discussion: Electricity Infrastructure
Replies: 774
Views: 155054

Re: News & Discussion: Electricity Infrastructure

I find that a really stupid argument......why would you want to get rid of sources that provide cheap electricity 50% of the time for South Australian consumers? Nowhere did I suggest getting rid of renewables. Claybro you perpetuate this notion "24/7 power" as though there is some sort of issue pr...
by claybro
Fri Jun 26, 2020 4:15 pm
Forum: Infrastructure/Transport Development
Topic: News & Discussion: Electricity Infrastructure
Replies: 774
Views: 155054

Re: News & Discussion: Electricity Infrastructure

I find that a really stupid argument......why would you want to get rid of sources that provide cheap electricity 50% of the time for South Australian consumers? Nowhere did I suggest getting rid of renewables. Claybro you perpetuate this notion "24/7 power" as though there is some sort of issue pr...
by claybro
Fri Jun 26, 2020 1:39 pm
Forum: CBD Development
Topic: [U/C] 269 North Terrace | 118m | 36 Levels | Student accommodation
Replies: 439
Views: 110683

[U/C] Re: 269 North Terrace | 118m | 36 Levels | Student accommodation

CMB01 wrote:
Thu Jun 25, 2020 4:47 pm
From today.
Wow, that swimming pool is not going to get too much sun for 6-8 months of the year. 😮
by claybro
Fri Jun 26, 2020 1:34 pm
Forum: Infrastructure/Transport Development
Topic: [U/C] M2 North-South Motorway
Replies: 4656
Views: 776354

[U/C] Re: M2 North-South Motorway

They have no need to can the NSC.. they just keep pretending to be doing something, without actually doing anything. Don't forget, we have the feasibility study of the preferred option to go, then the public consultation, then the request for funding, then the planning.. I have my doubts I will be d...
by claybro
Fri Jun 26, 2020 1:25 pm
Forum: Infrastructure/Transport Development
Topic: News & Discussion: Electricity Infrastructure
Replies: 774
Views: 155054

Re: News & Discussion: Electricity Infrastructure

Why should renewables subsidise gas? That's absurd to me, presupposing both the continuing cost of gas and the absence of other options? In any event, we (emphasised, because we own it) have an abundance of gas; it's only expensive because we haven't reserved it for our use first, exports second. E...
by claybro
Thu Jun 25, 2020 8:05 pm
Forum: Infrastructure/Transport Development
Topic: News & Discussion: Electricity Infrastructure
Replies: 774
Views: 155054

Re: News & Discussion: Electricity Infrastructure

There is no way they will be selling electricity at that price interstate when solar/wind is going at about $50 on average weekdays. (Obviously summer heatwaves are a different kettle of fish but how many days a year does Australia have those...10..12?) A daily check on the Energy Matters website i...
by claybro
Wed Jun 24, 2020 9:02 am
Forum: Infrastructure/Transport Development
Topic: [U/C] M2 North-South Motorway
Replies: 4656
Views: 776354

[U/C] Re: M2 North-South Motorway

I don’t think many people are calling for a tunnel the full remaining 11km stretch. The inner west section from the river to Anzac highway is a different story, loads of character houses and a very vocal action group that would be immediately mobilised if there is mass disruption. Worst case a cut ...