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The power of one . . . a big load of chook poo
Graham Mason

HE's certainly not the first man from Kentucky to seek his fortune from chickens.

But unlike the more famous Colonel, Charlie Abner is not interested in chicken products - only their by-products. As chief executive of independent electricity retailer WA Consolidated Power, Mr Abner has signed an agreement to purchase power from Australia's first large-scale, chicken-droppings-fuelled, renewable-energy power station to be built in WA.

The agreement was signed this week with the Blair Fox project which hopes to better use 100,000 tonnes of chicken droppings produced in WA every year.

Mr Abner said both the federal and State governments were encouraging electricity producers to find new renewable energy sources.

"I think reusable fuel is a market that has passed Western Power by," he said.

"(State Energy and Resources Minister) Colin Barnett made a point when he announced the green policy that private enterprise was going to have to solve the renewable energy issue.

"Blair Fox has put three years into trying to get Western Power to participate and couldn't get a deal done.

"We came in and it took us three weeks to do a deal where Western Power had been working with them for about three years."

The station is proposed to be built on 65ha of land at Muchea, opposite the Tiwest plant.

More than 50 chicken farmers throughout the State have committed to provide the fuel.

The power plant will generate enough renewable electricity to power 13,000 homes and reduce WA CO2 emissions by 70,000 tonnes a year.


Charlie Abner, err, Chuck Abner, sheesh you Yanks have odd names. What's doing with all this Kentucky chook business? Is that the only thing that's from there? Chooks? Anyway, I just want to thank you Kentucky Fried Chook Freakz for enhancing a wonderfully droll summer cricket season by your frequent commercial breaks of fingerlicking MSG fried 13 spices held together by an apology of chook that any self-respecting chook lover would have difficulty in identifying under a microscope. Not content to only punish us OZ sport lovers once, you then proceed to force that jigging-n-jiving colonel to repeated bungee jumps from a hatch door that clunks shut with a Grand Canyon echo. This is a multi-national pollution that is most visually distressing!!! That colonel should be in an old persons home for retarded fried chooks...

Regards from OZ

-- Pieter (, March 11, 2000


Pieter...most yanks don't even know what chooks are!!! But I do and I am waiting for my tickets to your chook raffle. ROTFLMAO


-- Taz (, March 11, 2000.

excuse me, but could you tell me what that white stuff is in the middle of chicken poo?

-- private sanders (chickiedoodle@OT.ed), March 11, 2000.


-- .... (, March 12, 2000.

By the time you've finished piping every chicken, cow, sheep, and elephant on earth to produce gas for the stoves, what'll be left to cook anyway? Prudence suggests you probably shouldn't eat your primary energy source. (And since Prudence once hit me with a two-pound block of tofu, I tend to listen to her.)

-- I'm Here, I'm There (I'm Everywhere@so.beware), March 12, 2000.

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