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Towards a simple and sustainable lifestyle

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Simple (adjective)

not elaborate or artificial; plain: a simple style.

unaffected; unassuming; modest: a simple manner.

not complicated: a simple design.

not grand or sophisticated; unpretentious.

Sustain (verb)

to keep up or keep going, as an action or process: to sustain a conversation.

to supply with food, drink, and other necessities of life.

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Sustainable? Did someone say sustainable?

The Coal industry blackmails Australia:

http://www.theaustralian.com.au/news/generators-threaten-ets-legal-action/story-e6frg6n6-1225801890979

COAL-FIRED power companies are warning of price volatility, threats to future power supply, a collapse in the electricity market and even a multi-million-dollar lawsuit against the government unless they win a big increase in compensation under the emissions trading scheme.
Treatment of the electricity generation industry remained one of the final points under contention as Senator Wong met Coalition spokesman Ian Macfarlane again yesterday, with options including making any new funding conditional on new investment in cleaner generation capacity. The Coalition has demanded the five-year compensation scheme for the generators be extended to 10 or 15 years.TRUenergy managing director Richard McIndoe last night wrote to all federal politicians, warning them of the "dire consequences of the current Carbon Pollution Reduction Scheme", which meant it was "irresponsible" to pass the bills without significant amendment.

Phil Adams has an interesting analogy:

http://www.theaustralian.com.au/news/opinion/saddle-up-for-the-coal-war/story-e6frg7fx-1225798569915

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Sustainable? Did someone say sustainable?

Phil Adams has an interesting analogy:

http://www.theaustra...x-1225798569915

Phillip Adams is probably closer to the truth than many Australians care to admit.

But we will probably never know for decades.

The deals will all be done in the back rooms, to keep coal on the menu for the 50 years Warren Buffet suggests.

There will be reasons, of course.

Nuclear too dangerous still.

Wind and thermal too inefficient.

Gas too volatile.

How much revenue is at stake???

And then of course there is the car industry.

Surely they should be exempt from a carbon emissions tax, as they are the life-blood of Australia's transport system.

Imagine an Australia where no one owns their own private vehicle.

After all electric cars will play right into the hands of the coal industry.

I can't see petroleum companies taking it lying down.

Wind-up cars might be the only safe alternative in the future.

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Forgot to mention RE.

I like the changes to the front page.

Maybe we should keep the capsicum though, just to remember our roots.

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