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Posted 10 Apr 2021 18:15 in The Lounge by arctic

[quote=Aaron][quote]The Wikipedia article on renewable energy production shows a dozen countries that get more than 90% of their energy from renewable sources. None are in the top half of your list. I ...

Posted 30 Mar 2021 15:41 in The Lounge by arctic

For the Texas bit, since I work in the Power industry in a global role, I was able to get some first hand accounts of one fossil plant affected by the weather. Field instruments completely frozen, pla ...

Why is this news? Each and every generating source can be curtailed due to low demand. Absolutely nothing new here.

Price spikes were a feature of the grid long before renewables came along.

Posted 17 Mar 2021 17:24 in Operators by arctic

[quote=Lockspike][quote]Agree it is an interesting appointment. None of the past roles to me look like lots of lots of innovation and growth.[/quote]Remember that PN is not here to run trains for gun ...

Posted 12 Mar 2021 22:57 in The Lounge by arctic

Australia needs a Bełchatów, something to give the greenies a decent source of protest.
We had Hazelwood. That was close enough right?
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[quote=hairylegs2][quote][quote][quote][color=#000000][size=3][font=Calibri, sans-serif][size=2][font=Calibri Light]I must clarify that I wholeheartedly agree that track standards are higher now than ...

[quote=hairylegs2][quote][color=#000000][size=3][font=Calibri, sans-serif][size=2][font=Calibri Light]I must clarify that I wholeheartedly agree that track standards are higher now than they were in t ...

[quote=hairylegs2][quote][quote]First of all, I'm glad the crew is alright!

What I'd like to know is why didn't ARTC track inspection crew check the corridor before allowing the freight train throu ...

Maybe we should have a military coup in Australia, in order to advance our favorite rail projects. That`ll teach them nimbys Smile

Well, those who complain get the most press and air time. Right now its those who oppose. Its an unfortunate fact. If the project was cancelled then I suspect there would be a lot of coverage of that  ...

Inland Rail is funded differently from roads, a cancellation of Inland would not mean any new dollars for roads from that source. I dont even know why this is a topic - it was not long ago the announc ...

Posted 12 Jan 2021 19:23 in The Lounge by arctic

[quote=don_dunstan][quote]It'll be interesting to see if Indonesia aligns itself more with China rather than the USA in the coming years.

That could make life even more complicated for our ADF...[/ ...

Just amazing footage. Well done Spacex, despite the (expected) loss of the test article. Roll on the already complete SN9.

There is more information as to "why" in the L2 area of Nasaspaceflight.com, but you have to join to find out, sorry Sad. Probably Elon will tweet it anyway, if he hasn`t already.

The bits that are the same are the cheap bits.

[quote=simstrain]Arctic the type 26 and hunter are not completely different ships at all. There are differences but not in any significant way to make it nearly twice the cost. I was forgetting that t ...

[quote=simstrain][quote]I think you missed my point - thats its possible, feasible and desirable to invest in infrastructre you dont own. Your patronizing comments on "spare cash" are not correct and ...

[quote=simstrain][quote]Nope, except for Australian State vs Australian Fed pig-headedness this is quite possible as demonstrated in perhaps similar circumstances where an operator funds infrastructur ...

Posted 24 Nov 2020 20:25 in Railpage Australia™ by arctic

[quote=BigShunter][quote]Mind you, on one of my retirements from the rail industry, I was described on a framed certificate by a group of workmates as being both 'recalcitrant' and 'recidivist' (among ...

Posted 24 Nov 2020 18:45 in The Lounge by arctic

[quote=Greensleeves]Wow, The Australian really must be grasping at straws. Around a thousand bot signatures on a petition that got over 500 thousand signatures? That's only about 0.2% of the total sig ...

[quote=simstrain]Disagree as much as you want but NSW isn't going to put any money in to any line that the ARTC operates. The feds wanted the line and so they have to fund the line. If you ask might t ...

[quote=simstrain]Well again RTT we will have to disagree. That high speed rail link is an official nsw government page and I have no idea if it will happen but what it points out to me is that they ar ...

Yes for CRR and MM1 - but not in NSW.

I used one stark example. Where I am they also pull time out of suburban trips, every project has this aspect, whereas all I see in NSW is lengthening times, e ...

What amazes me about this expenditure, is that no one seems to be getting from one place to another place more quickly than before - metro excepted perhaps. No realignments, no faster trains. Speed is ...

[quote=RTT_Rules][quote]Space-X is obviously more reliable than the ESA Vega rocket. Yet another failure - this time due to wires crossed within the 4th stage. 2x expensive science satellites render ...

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