Aerial Dreams

By Viv Forbes

Entrepreneur Barrie Rogers is planning to import and then manufacture electric aircraft in Australia which he says “. . . don’t rely on fossil fuels.” The Australian 21 Feb 2020.

Where will he get steel, aluminium, lithium, copper, nickel, graphite, cobalt, rare earths, plastics and lubricants for his motors, batteries, aircraft bodies and recharging stations without the hydro-carbons so necessary to mine, refine and manufacture them?