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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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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Democracy – will school kids come to its rescue before it’s completely ripped off?

Will ScoMo agenda for G20 include scrapping tax write offs for shonky loans to/from transnationals?

But imagine how much money they save us, as they pay our political parties, to privatise more and shrink the size of always inefficient government sector?

thenewdaily

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Australia’s top 10 tax dodgers: EnergyAustralia

Assets previously owned by SECV, Gas and Fuel etc, Energy Australia paid $0 tax in last 4 years. Expect they’re generous enough in donations to help privatise government. Wasn’t democracy an interesting experiment?

TheNewDaily

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The Supreme Court is about to kick America’s democratic death spiral into overdrive

Now that political donations are unlimited, as well as being anonymous, the 1% of 1% of population have bought themselves never ending tax reductions and exemptions. More importantly, with Supreme Court now swung to far right, latest news is that Washington can’t change State authority over gerrymandering electoral boundaries, which is why George W and so many others win, thanks to “college system”, when they don’t have more votes.

Forecast is 50% of population expected to live in 8 States, and 80% in 16 States. There might be proportional representation in Congress but 2 Senators for each State no matter how few folks still there. Least populated States are dominated by Republican. So democracy might get sensible bills through balanced lower house but ways get blocked at Senate. So look forward to more guns, wars, nukes etc.

ThinkProgress

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Coalition ramps up scare campaign against climate action, renewables

Minister Angus Taylor – COALition scare campaign just too silly for words:

RenewEconomy

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