“BRAVE NEW WORLD”
by Viv Forbes, ©2019, Executive Director, The Saltbush Club
(May 14, 2019) — Most farm tractors run on diesel. And every day hundreds of diesel trucks deliver food from farms and feedlots to processing plants and city cold rooms.
In the brave new world of zero emissions, how do we power these trucks and tractors?
They talk boldly of electric trucks. When an electric road train makes a round trip to collect cattle from a feedlot west of Dalby headed for Brisbane, where do they charge the batteries?
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Viv Forbes has tertiary qualifications in science and financial analysis. He has experience in industry, government and politics but is not a member of any political party, and has no vested interests in mining, energy or bio-fuels. He and his wife breed meat sheep, drive a diesel car, ride petrol quad bikes, have roof-top solar panels and a diesel generator in the shed.
Sharon Rondeau has operated The Post & Email since April 2010, focusing on the Obama birth certificate investigation and other government corruption news. She has reported prolifically on constitutional violations within Tennessee’s prison and judicial systems.