Originally posted by GradyPhilpott
We have many kinds of mushrooms here in the US, some of which sprout from cow patties and are highly prized by those who seek to enlighten themselves
through introspection and a supposed enhanced communication with the spiritual world, but I have never heard of these biodiesel mushrooms.
Oh! Wait a minute. I got confused there for a moment.
It is interesting to note that a recent study claiming that biodiesel is a dead-end because it is not cost effective has been alleged to be seriously
That is interesting you say that as I was reading the other day here on ATS someone saying that biodiesel is expensive and not cost effective. Why are
these people Poo Poo'ing a good idea that solves agricultural problems and is more environmentally friendly
The way I understand it and I am no expert, the biodiesel is made from a process using sugar to make methane and seed crop to make the diesel (by the
way a side note, has anyone looked a using hemp seeds which are prolific when grown natural). Here in Australia our sugar inductry is having over
supply problems. It wasn't included in the free trade agreement with the USA for some strange unknown to me reason.
We have vast areas available to plant seed crops and I have heard biodiesel can be made from a variety of seed crops. So here in Australia we have the
ideal conditions to begin this process and yet our government insists on playing the "crude" game and saying that biodiesel is too expensive. No i
disagree, it may just be that the government will lose the import taxes and so on from the ultimate consumer. I mean here is a country that pays 1.13
to 1.30 a litre for crude produced diesel. 59 cents of that price goes to tax and not only that gst is placed on top of that tax, being another ten
percent. Thats a whopping tax margin for a product. So I can see why the detracters are pushing the idea onto the backburner.
This issue is in serious need of open public debate. More studies need to be done, tax breaks given to potential producers and farmers and the
government needs to get green.
Malcr your reply stunned me. Utter madness to use crops instead of crude oil reaped from the depths of the earth
? .....Crops are sustainable
and can be planted year after year to replace without much damage to the environment. The government could go the whole hog and get more with the
ideas of desalinization plants and reusing refuse water to sustain these crops.
Yes we should be going solar, once again though I can see our local electricity companies not being too happy about the cuts to their massive profits
*insert sarcasm here.
Its all big business. Our government is talking selling off Telstra to get some cash in their pocket and the company made 4.4 billion dollars of that
cash in profit last year alone. Instead of selling the government should be holding it's asset and using the profit for these tax breaks and to
further development of green energy.
We are slaves to a greater power though. Free trade agreement with the USA is not so.
We as a nation have ceased to speak for ourself and to go our own way. We have given those rights over to nations like the USA. We do not do anything
that might displeasure our masters.
Children are starving in africa, children are also starving here while the sale of Telstra takes money out of every Australian's pocket and puts it
into the pockets of the few elite rich shareholders.
What do we do, stand back and let it happen? It seems so, now even native title laws so hard fought for ten years ago are being changed in legislation
quietly quietly and fast fast before anyone sees whats going on.
All the laws and ideals we fought hard for over the past twenty or thirty years is being arrogantly changed by our liberal government who has control
of both houses of parliament, privatization of government assets, industrial relation and unfair dismissal changes, uranium mining in the northern
territory, free health scrapped and the native titles.
The government has really made the last 30 years of moving forward and fight for rights worthless. The opposition which is really the right hand of
the left hand is making mouse whimpers of pretend opposition. members speaking out are quickly silenced into agreeing with these changes.
When are people going to wake up and see their rights stripped to nothingness.
Australia, the lucky country.....where the rich get richer and the poor are expendable.
This just doesn't go for Australia though, it is happening in other nations to as we march in tune to The New World Order.
I started reading about the NWO in the 80's when I was young and free and I could never believe back then that it would happen. It was even more
underground and hushed up than it is today. Throughout the 90's it was quiet but now I find with the dawn of the New Century upon us, " the big
bang". It exists, it's here alive in 2005.
[edit on 16-8-2005 by Mayet]