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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Light, flexible panel burns the rule book on where PV can be installed

These panels weigh in at an impressively lean 2.4 kg up to around 8.2 kg (5.3 – 18 lb). Comparative traditional glass solar panels, with similar output can weigh 20 kg (44 lb) or more. In addition, the eArche can be made semi-transparent, which will be of interest to many an architect
Dr. Shi has a long history in the solar industry, both in Australia where he earned his PhD and in China. Shi was an early solar innovator and leveraged his know-how to become one of the first solar billionaires, earning him the nickname, the Sun King.

NewAtlas

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Why everyone should know that ‘Baldies’ can help save the planet

It’s about other than renewables, Stupid. Why obsess about new sources of energy if our houses and infrastructure leak, as well as not storing?

Recharge

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Energy Vault Lands $110M From SoftBank’s Vision Fund for Gravity Storage

Like pumped hydro but hirise stacking of blocks to store energy, compact and distributed.

greentechmedia

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Climate Change “Contrarians” Get 49 Percent More Media Coverage Than Leading Scientists

Is blind faith belief really more convincing than fact?

IFLscience

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How plans for new coal are changing around the world

Our hard right are so positive about the future if coal but here’s proper analysis that planned and even approved new plants are not seeing daylight.

CarbonBrief

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Coalition government report predicts half new car sales will be electric by 2035

Here are major projections, from government commissioned report, for sales success with EV’s(electric vehicles) in Australia, as with solar, despite Federal Government.

How much longer will grifter Angus Taylor last as Minister for Energy(and emissions reduction(pretending))? Will he recognise, eventually, that EV’s are the most powerful kind of standby power station he can ever get? Or will he ban EV’s to prove that coal fired can do all that’s needed?

https://thedriven.io/2019/08/14/coalition-government-report-predicts-half-new-car-sales-will-be-electric-by-2035/

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Adani beware: coal is on the road to becoming completely uninsurable

Gautam Adani might claim he can go ahead on his own money and doesn’t need cooperation from financiers. But the mine will be breaking the law if operations get no insurance.

TheConversation

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Want to beat climate change? Protect our natural forests

In anticipation of release IPCC report about land use, natural forests and cleared forest regrowth proven far more productive, for emissions capture/storage and biodiversity, than plantations of seedlings.

TheConversation

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Pilloried for telling truth on renewable problems

How can the Strine claim to be a newspaper? Yet again, fairy tale insistence SA blackouts were caused by too much renewable energy from windfarms. Do they think folks have forgotten photos of transmission line pylons buckled like cooked spaghetti?

What’s the point in having Press Council if blatant disinformation not corrected by apology…on front page, big print?

TheAustralian

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Raise car fuel prices to fight air pollution, says UK rightwing thinktank

If right wingers can do it there, how about they do it here? Fuel excise was subject of annual indexation until John Howard. Another expensive legacy.

TheGuardian

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