On the back of the news that “Geothermal energy developer Geodynamics is preparing to put its technology to the test and power up the South Australian town of Innamincka”, I question if there’s a serious future for this technology. To me it makes much more sense than being held to ransom by OPEC who, despite the world’s financial problems, are planning to cut production. Surely it makes more sense to put some serious efforts into this form of technology rather than developing nuclear power stations. If there is a future for geothermal lets put some effort into developing it now.
We recently sold my car to my nephew and I plan to just use a bike as transport until at least the end of the year. As I’m full time at Uni I figure that I don’t have to worry about helmet hair, it takes me only a few minutes longer to get to school, I don’t need to worry about parking, and I’m doing my bit for the environment. Besides that, I don’t have to worry about paying car insurance, rego, or fuel and servicing costs. All up, my bank balance is better off, I’m better off, and the world is better off by me not having a car. We’re getting on fine without it too.
Who knows, I might decide this is a permanent arrangement.