About GroundSwell Bass Coast

Escalator500We’re a community group concerned with understanding the many dimensions of climate change, located 120km SE of Melbourne. We meet at San Remo pub, at 7.30PM on alternate Tuesdays, everybody welcome. Please click Climate Emergency Petition to help make climate a big election issue.

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Old fossils: What’s at stake if Australia ignores global EV transition : RenewEconomy

Not just cars… BYD in Shenzhen are building 2,000 electric buses per week. Shenzhen has replaced its whole diesel fleet with electric buses in just 2-3 years. Last time I was in Hong Kong (last April) I saw the city of Shenzhen’s skyline from Lantau Island for the first time in 5 years. Coincidence or less diesel fumes? BYD have recently opened an electric bus factory in California. Here’s a link…..


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Australia imports almost all of its oil, and there are pitfalls all over the globe

IEA directive we should construct 90 day buffer stock of vehicle fuels is not recent, as long ago as 1972, she’ll be right mate, plan by Minister F promised for Christmas


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Can Canberrans really live without fossil fuels

This is leadership, not just PV panels but reducing energy consumption, especially disconnecting from gas and conversion of transport to electric. Great leadership.


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Unions have plan to help close coal dinosaur Liddel, still Feds without any plan(s)?


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COALition no analysis damage to renewables investment after 2020 from feeble 26% emission reduction target

Check out @Mark_Butler_MP’s Tweet: https://twitter.com/Mark_Butler_MP/status/998868671110918144?s=09

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Analysis: Negative emissions tested at world’s first major BECCS facility | Carbon Brief

Ethanol digester plant not so carbon neutral


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Sea of life

We’re bringing on a mass extinction in the ocean and all life on Earth is in jeopardy.


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Storage Will Be Energy’s Next Big Thing

Future of coal priced out of market by renewables, only possible life support by government mandated bail out, totally abandoning precious market.


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Corporate figures to help decide Great Barrier Reef priorities under $444m grant

COALition providing their big band aid funding via 6 person company owned by fossil fuel folks, of course, how responsible and accountable!


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Car ferry to attract(not detract) visitors


If Phillip Island car ferry lobby really is too big to fail, previously suggested possible to get this developed but here it is, already done, even including imprimatur of Siemens.
?Could go ahead be conditional on ferry being this kind of EV(Electric vehicle) power version?
Key components are super super T3 Tesla type chargers, also perfect as contributor to stand alone power for Phillip  Island, to stop appliance damage from grid transients and brown outs, provide emergency supply to intelligent grid, quick charge EV buses and cars(slow chargers useless when hogged for long time). Could this even fit with State and Fed current pork barreling, to broaden Phillip Island appeal, properly in pole position for tourist interest?
Norway’s first all-electric ferry, capacity for 360 passengers and 120 vehicles, has reduced CO2 by 95%, operating cost by 80%, resulting in 53 further orders for shipbuilder Fjellstrand. Electric #mobility turns into success story for country’s #maritime industry. #NordicEVS #EV https://t.co/G5TVTcWZPm
Here’s descriptive techno detail how it’s done by Siemens, with super super chargers, like T3 Tesla on steroids, for fast charge, ship size,
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