How can we grow our energy and mining sector in SA?

We have developed an Energy and Mining strategy consultation paper to bring together existing government initiatives to guide the ongoing expansion of the energy and mining sector in our state. It proposes ambitious new growth targets and potential initiatives to achieve them.

Read the consultation paper and provide your feedback below.

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Allan Taylor

14 Oct 2019

So far I have seen no consultation paper on WATER and the MDBasin Plan, and the management of the Lower Lakes. I am hoping that the topic of WATER MANAGEMENT has not been "swept under the carpet", because the SA Government sure needs some help there and I am willing to provide it.
Regards from Allan Taylor PhD (Penn State), MSc, BCA, FGA

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Allan Taylor

13 Oct 2019

In order to develop the Energy and Mining in South Australia effectively and in the RIGHT direction it is necessary to have the right personnel and the right advisers, neither of which the SA Government seems to have. Its energy policy is a disaster, and is a FAILURE as shown by the FACT that the domestic price of electricity is amongst the HIGHEST in the world, thus causing much hardship to the consumers, The FIRST priority must be an affordable priced and reliable, weatherproof supply of electricity, and we are not getting it.

I have already explained how to get affordable electricity, by phasing out reliance on the unreliable renewables viz., windfarms/SCAMS and large solar plants. Obviously you need sound advice on energy matters and I can recommend consulting with the following groups:
(1) The Saltbush Club run by Viv Forbes; see www.saltbushclub.com This is a group of Australian professionals who are devoted to seeing that the country is on the right track for sound development. It includes Gina Reinhart who was recently awarded the honour of "Miner of the Year" by the Sydney Mining Club, in recognition of the successful development of the Roy Hill iron ore mine in WA; Gina is also the richest woman in Australia, if not the World.
(2) The Lavoisier Group; www.lavoisier.com.au A group of mainly academics who specialise in the economics of energy, climate change, global warming etc, and the role of Government in these matters.
(3) The Heartland Institute: www.heartland.org An American group of scientists, similar to the Lavoisier Group
(4) The NIPCC or Nongovernmental International Panel on Climate Change, who will advise Governments on these matters (independent of the United Nations and their bunkum).
So there is no shortage of organizations from which to get sound advice. It is very important to stop this love affair with the unreliable renewables viz., wind mills and large solar plants (which don't operate at night time).
Another thing you need NEW personnel who can think logically. You can't reform the organization using people who caused mess in the first place. They will have to be either (1) fired (2) retired or (3) retrained; the latter being probably wishful thinking. I hope I have been of some help in solving your problems.
Regards from Allan Taylor PhD, MSc, BCA, FGA

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Allan Taylor

10 Oct 2019

Regarding the continuity of electricity supply in Australian States which is being discussed on Facebook today I have posted my views on the matter, as shown below:
This coming summer we have at least three States, Queensland, Victoria and SOUTH AUSTRALIA, which are very likely to FAIL in the supply of electricity and so be plunged into darkness, BECAUSE of their foolish decision to rely and promote unreliable renewable energy, in the form of wind farms/SCAMS and large scale solar plants. The solution to this supply problem is to stop this idolization of renewables and return to developing our COAL, GAS, HYDRO and (nuclear) resources ASAP, as a TOP PRIORITY. This means TOP PRIORITY, and not something to disregard and perhaps comment on at coffee break.
Allan Taylor PhD, MSc, BCA, FGA

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Allan Taylor

10 Oct 2019

Here is the gist of my comment on Facebook today 9 Oct 2019
The SA Government needs a good shake up.....promoters of windfarms/SCAMS must be shown the door........we want COAL and GAS power stations, and NUCLEAR ones ASAP. We want an affordable, and reliable, and a weatherproof power supply, which MUST be a first priority. This means a WIND MILL - FREE STATE. Do you understand this? It means no more fooling around with wind turbines and batteries. Get your priorities right.
With regard to power supply and energy policy, South Australia is the laughing stock of the World. SA has one of the HIGHEST domestic prices for electricity which has caused a failure of our manufacturing industries and much hardships among the populace. It is caused by the stupid promotion of unreliable renewables, viz., windfarm/SCAMS and large scale solar plants, both of which should be outlawed. This activity must be stopped and a new direction taken to develop the power production by PROVEN METHODS involving COAL and GAS-fired power stations, with NUCLEAR (smrs) ASAP. For more details of what I am talking about I suggest you refer to the Saltbush Club, qv. www.saltbush.com.au
Allan Taylor PhD (Penn State), MSc, BCA, FGA

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10 Oct 2019

Hi Allan,

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Allan Taylor

08 Oct 2019

How to grow the energy and mining sector of SA to achieve a prosperous Australia? Well, you certainly don't do what you are doing now. Your current efforts are a disaster. SA has the highest domestic price for electricity in the WORLD, close to that found in Germany and Denmark. That means the current policy is a FAILURE. i.e., your promotion of renewables, wind farms and large scale solar plants is the cause of this and should cease immediately. The energy goal for South Australia should be to phase out and eliminate all wind farms (SCAMS) and large scale solar plants which only produce an intermittent and unreliable dribble of electricity, and in so doing destabilize our National Grid. The focus must be on establishing a reliable power supply using our COAL, NATURAL GAS, HYDRO and NUCLEAR resources. South Australia has one of the world's largest uranium deposits at BHP's at Olympic Dam and is totally ignored. It is imperative that the SA Government pressurize the Federal Government to allow the development of nuclear power in Australia (How crazy can the Feds get???). In our energy supply mix we need NUCLEAR POWER ....(NOT windmills). We are only about 50 years behind the times, because we have had the foolish Premiers Rann and Weatherill promoting useless wind farms (SCAMS). South Australia must become a leader in developing a nuclear power industry, initially by building SMRs (small modular reactors), suitable for powering outback mining regions. A goal of 25% NUCLEAR power in the supply mix would be appropriate. The Adelaide universities and/or TAFE must develop teaching of nuclear technology for training of technicians to run the power stations. Only by phasing out this inappropriate emphasis on unreliable renewable energy and replacing it with what I have outlined above, will the future prosperity of South Australia BE RESTORED.
Allan Taylor PhD(Penn State), MSc, BCA, FGA

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Allan Taylor

07 Oct 2019

Yes, we want to grow our energy and mining sector in SA, but first you need the right personnel to do it, and who know how to think,and are properly qualified in geology and engineering. (check out your Minister of Energy, and of Water to see if they might be useful). Your consultation paper contains much waffle and UN propaganda that demonizes carbon and CO2. There is no such thing as low cost reliable renewable energy. Nor is there, or going to be, "a transition to a low carbon future". This idea is UN promoted bunkum and we don't want this nonsense propagated in South Australia. If you want a prosperous Australia I suggest you eliminate all UN influence on this part of the report. AllanTaylor PhD (Penn State) MSc, BCA, FGA)

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Richard Hill

02 Oct 2019

To grow our mining sector in the state we need to make exploration easier. The reforms to the Mining Act in 2011 and associated regulations were supposed to "Cut Red Tape" and form a "One-Stop Shop". Exploration now is more difficult than ever due to ever tightening restrictions on land access, both farmlands and pastoral lands. Some areas of our state are "locked Up" by Native Title squabbles, with native title claimants refusing to even negotiate a NTMA. Other groups do not recognise "Early Exploration Activities", stating that ALL exploration activities affect Native Title. Fear-mongering, scare tactics and outright lies among the "Lock The Gate" campaigners have made access to farmlands much more difficult over the last 10 years. Mind you, some farmers and some Native Title Groups are very cooperative.
It is all very well having ambitious growth targets, but at the moment, the exploration industry is finding it tough (and expensive) going just getting onto the ground to do some basic exploration. It is not all about big machines drilling and blasting, excavators, bulldozers and dump trucks destroying vast areas. The emphasis with early exploration is for minimal impact, minimal ground disturbance and for rehab of exploration sites (e.g. drillpads) to as near as practical to pre-activities state.
For small exploration companies it is expensive enough doing just the early exploration, it is becoming more and more expensive as everyone wants their slice of the $$$.
Without basic mineral exploration there are no new discoveries. Without new discoveries there are no new Growth Targets being reached.

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10 Oct 2019

Hi Richard,

Thank you for your comment which will be taken into consideration when developing South Australia’s Energy and Mining Strategy.

Your feedback is very much appreciated - if you would like to provide further comment you are welcome to complete the online feedback survey.

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