More carbon emissions will obviously result - despite claims that it is somehow "clean".
We should only be building solar thermal power stations with molten salt energy storage, and wind farms.
Update 17 September 2010
Marius Kloppers, the CEO of BHP, today called for Australia to bring in a carbon tax to put a price on carbon and to plan for a transition off coal [link]
In California, the world's largest solar power station has just been given approval to proceed. It will cost US$6b and provide 1000 MW of power. [link]
- Coal station deal raises eyebrows, Adam Morton, The Age, September 13, 2010
- Zero Carbon Australia Stationary Energy Plan
- Move on climate, BHP Billiton urges
- Calif. solar plant, to be world's largest, wins key approval