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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Climate change protesters are telling us the deadly truth

from Financial Times:

https://amp.ft.com/content/6b044d08-61cb-11e9-9300-0becfc937c37

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World first: All Oslo taxis will be electric and charging wirelessly from 2023 | The Driven

If only … will our lot be more likely to sponsor coal powered taxis?

https://thedriven.io/2019/03/25/world-first-all-oslo-taxis-will-be-electric-and-charging-wirelessly-from-2023/

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Coalition says no plans for electric vehicle strategy until mid-2020

Deciding to not decide, again, just like wait until they’re re-elected before no decision about energy, or climate change, or…

Up front rebates for electric vehicles cannot be considered as subsidies( in no way equivalent to massive diesel excise subsidies). Rebate for new EV recognises 15 years or so lifecycle, during which no foreign exchange liability to import petrol/diesel, with further savings of global warming emissions especially as climate emergency hastens transition to renewable electricity for charging EV batteries.

TheDriven

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Antarctic mission reveals Totten Glacier secrets, along with rethink on sea level rise – ABC News

Validation of melt water under glacier, 300m tall and twice the size of Tasmania. When will major increase in sea level rise be taken into account for new and old assets that will suffer?

https://www.abc.net.au/news/2019-03-25/totten-glacier-antarctica-research-using-seismic-study/10936998

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Cyclones Trevor and Veronica loom over northern coasts stirring up a storm of questions

Comprehensive discussion about what, why, how, when, where for cyclones.

ABC

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Hyundai unveils Kona pricing, as first compact electric SUV launched in Australia

recharge at a top rate of 100kW using a DC fast charger.

…kWh(kilowatt hours per km) real world:

0.153a (ADR 81/02 & NEDC)
0.131b real-world range (WLTP)

…= 600km top up per hour from 100kW fast charger, 10km per minute!

theDriven

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It’s time Australia got serious about shift to 100% renewables

No reason why this can’t happen by 2030, so many jobs ‘n growth, and essential for electricity to do heavy lifting, to make up for lack of action in other big emitter sectors, make your vote count.

RenewEconomy

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Australia renewables share rises to 21.2%, but transport emissions soar | RenewEconomy

Good and bad news, despite lack of policies.

RenewEconomy

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Wise words by David Suzuki

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Eastern Victoria electricity company Ausnet bans Tesla Powerwall 2

Sydney have always restricted our adoption of renewable energy, not getting any better for rooftop solar PV with battery storage, such a big deal with everybody else.

pure-electric

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