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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2022 Ford F-150 Lightning Pro: US$40,000 electric work ute breaks cover

420kW and 1051Nm Battery 120kWh with 318kW and 1051Nm, and cover up to 370km $51,200

Alternatively battery 180kWh with 420kW and 1051Nm, range 483km, $64,200
— Read on www.drive.com.au/news/2022-ford-f-150-lightning-pro-us40000-electric-work-ute-breaks-cover/

Buy yourself a truck and get big battery V2H storage for free!

Looks like Tesla Powerwall costs $14k or so, for 13kWh, so F-150 EV Standard amounts to 10 Powerwall at cost $140k, Long range amounts to 15 x 14 = $210k. There may, or may not, be inverter boxes to be added, for either input or output or both. More investigation needed.

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The world is hungry for solar panels. Why did we stop making them? – ABC News

Twenty years ago, Australia appeared set to be a global player in the solar panel manufacturing industry. Today, with panels in high demand, we hardly make any of them. Here’s how we lost our head start.
— Read on www.abc.net.au/news/science/2021-09-19/solar-panels-why-australia-stopped-making-them-china/100466342

He’s calculated roughly how big.

For Australia to produce enough energy that it won’t need coal or gas and can also meet the extra demand of mass electrification, it will need about 450GW of solar and wind generation, he says.

Of that, about 300GW would be solar, he estimates.

With about 20GW of installed solar already, it’ll need another 280GW.

“We’re going to be importing a lot of glass and a lot of panels with a little bit of silicon attached,” Professor Blakers says.

Australia will need hundreds of millions of standard-size solar panels to meet its energy needs in the next couple decades.

And that’s just domestic demand…

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Scott Morrison, the Murdochs and the crime of the century

Alan Kohler: Scott Morrison, the Murdochs and the crime of the century
— Read on thenewdaily.com.au/finance/finance-news/2021/04/26/crime-of-the-century-alan-kohler/amp/

Punching above his weight, a champion

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Paul Ehrlich reflects after 50 years – The Science Show

He said we were in trouble when world population was 3.7 billion. Now it has more than doubled.
— Read on www.abc.net.au/radionational/programs/scienceshow/paul-ehrlich-reflects-after-50-years/13577042

Imagine how antivaxers and fossil fuel fans will behave when they can’t run aircon any more and squeeze into vehicles with 10 other people.

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What’s in an electric car battery pack? – EV Central

What goes into the batteries of EVs, PHEVs and some hybrids? Lithium, obviously, but what else? The answer will surprise…
— Read on evcentral.com.au/whats-in-a-battery-pack/

Just 10kg lithium in 500kg battery pack!

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Electric Cars From Heaviest To Lightest

Today we will take a look at the weight of electric cars, which usually are much heavier than their conventional counterparts.
— Read on insideevs.com/news/527966/electric-cars-from-heaviest-lightest/

Surprisingly heavy EVs, especially for folks who insist on long range, an awful lot of lightweight lithium

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Electric vehicles weigh more and that has implications for safety – CNN

The Ford F-150 Lightning will weigh about 1,600 pounds more than a similar gas-powered F-150 truck
— Read on edition.cnn.com/2021/06/07/business/electric-vehicles-weight/index.html

over weight or morbidly obese?

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5 reasons why Morrison government needs a net-zero target, not just a flimsy plan

If the Morrison government does want to show it takes climate policy seriously, it must set a credible 2030 target.
— Read on reneweconomy.com.au/5-reasons-why-morrison-government-needs-a-net-zero-target-not-just-a-flimsy-plan/

is this something our Flim Flam PM man has any hope of doing?

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Liberal-controlled oversight committee says Taylor’s ARENA changes should be cancelled

Senate oversight committee says controversial regulations that push ARENA into funding non renewable technologies, including CCS – be cancelled.
— Read on reneweconomy.com.au/liberal-controlled-oversight-committee-says-taylors-arena-changes-should-be-cancelled/

Minister Taylor trying it on yet again

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Arctic Circle sees ‘highest-ever’ recorded temperatures

Temperatures are believed to have hit 38C (100F) in one Siberian town after a persistent heatwave.
— Read on www.bbc.co.uk/news/science-environment-53140069.amp

until now, 2016 has been hottest but 2020 may take the guernsey

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