A worry for the future of Steel?
TIMBER company Gunns Ltd has entered voluntary administration, blaming the refusal of its banks to allow it to keep the proceeds of asset sales to keep the company afloat.
Read the full article here "Gunns enters voluntary administration". Timber - a basic competitor of steel in the construction industry - but who's next? Even though Gunns are into the woodchip industry and the Greens in Tasmania virtually forced the closure of this iconic company. Jobs and export revenue gone from Tassie.
|Gunns woodchip plant.|
Gunns is an iconic Australian company built up in Tasmanian and now closed which is a result of the new GREEN pressure being exerted on all manufacturing. How long do we LEAD the world by being GREEN? Will $23 per tonne of CO2 emissions that the government collect really solve the alleged dangerous Global Warming? What are they spending it on? Well timber is not one of these as Musselroe Wind Farm (why call it a farm?) is all steel and concrete. See the video here:
Musselroe Wind Farm First Concrete Pour. And yet they call this GREEN - 1,000 cubic meters of concrete and 500 plus tonnes of steel each turbine - not counting the transmission lines, control centres, roads, manufacturing plants and maintenance facilities? All to produce 82 Mwh if you're lucky! Check out the cost of a new coal fired power station that can actually deliver baseload power 24/7 to rollformers and steel works. Windmills can't do this yet this wind farm has decimated hundreds of square kilometers of beautiful natural wilderness.
No timber to build, no woodchip for papers, no tissues, no toilet paper etc - but the steel rollformers may survive this madness currently being proposed by these nuts in Canberra and Tasmania.
The biggest campaign was run by the group Get Up - and this is one of their ads:
|Anti timber campaign by Get up?|
What is the future of the manufacturing industry in the next 5, 10 or even 50 years?