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END of the Road for Petrol Cars ?

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Discussions Politics Today END of the Road for Petrol Cars ?

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    Hero42

    Mommabear
    Thank you for that clarification.

    Always good to get the facts.

    Shame you didn’t quote your source in the first place which offered more information than the report I read.

    Cheers 🙂

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    Hero42

    Halycon
    The issue is one of cost. The last time we had a serious issue was 1992, 26 years ago. Since then the public have been asked to save power in 2001, 2003 and 2006 because of low lake levels but each time rain headed off any serious problems.

    It costs money to keep thermal stations operational even if they are only ticking over and even more to mothball them and then reinstate them. Which is why the power companies prefer to decommission them all together. As such the power companies, who have to satisfy their shareholders, now 49% privately owned, don’t want to spend money just in case we get a dry year. They have the alternative of charging the customers.

    Hydro lake levels are constantly monitored so that we don’t get blackouts.

    The other side to the equation is the power companies have long term strategies to replace the thermal power stations with alternate energy sources but this takes time which they have as there is still gas and coal available and the government have given them a timeline to encourage them to advance their plans.

    Cheers 🙂

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