“Geothermal is the best alternative, as solar and wind are not cheap, and they cannot supply energy twenty four hours a day, seven days a week, but these three are all safe, clean, no carbon footprint, viable and extant technologies.
No solar, geothermal or wind station has ever melted down, destroying a huge part of the Earth for thousands of years.
Geothermal is cheaper in the long run, than nuclear power, and we can do it almost anywhere now, especially if you factor in the cost of a nuclear incident in a residential area, and the cleanup of the contaminated nuclear site when it is too old. If the government were to invest our carbon tax in supplying solar panels, to every house in Australia that does not have them yet, then there would be no problem, as the residents would simply continue to pay the same electricity prices, until the loan was repaid, and then they would have no more electricity bills. The government would get it's carbon tax back again, thus making it the cheapest solution for everyone in the long run, as it would cost everyone involved nothing, and the residents would then get an income for their oversupply, once it is paid off. Is it really sensible to trust in the promises of the nuclear industry that it is safe, when this is the same argument, from the same people, that led to the construction of Fukushima. Anyway to my question, do you think that the Australian government would be well advised to immediately pay for the installation of solar power panels to the roof of every house in this country?”