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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EV Range Breakthrough As New Aluminum-Ion Battery Charges 60 Times Faster Than Lithium-Ion

The graphene aluminum-ion battery cells from the Brisbane-based Graphene Manufacturing Group (GMG) are claimed to charge up to 60 times faster than the best lithium-ion cells and hold more energy.
— Read on www.forbes.com/sites/michaeltaylor/2021/05/13/ev-range-breakthrough-as-new-aluminum-ion-battery-charges-60-times-faster-than-lithium-ion/

how can this get a fair go in AU gas led recovery?

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Oil companies don’t deserve reparations for fossil fuel bans. They’ll still want them

Energy conglomerates have recourse to special courts and legal regimes that they helped design – and they won’t go down without a fight

— Read on www.theguardian.com/commentisfree/2021/apr/19/oil-companies-dont-deserve-reparations-for-fossil-fuel-bans-theyll-still-want-them

we did already know they were bad but…!

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Drastic methane cuts are both urgent and possible

13 May, 2021 − It’s a very potent greenhouse gas, and very short-lived. So drastic methane cuts should be a priority for rapid action.
— Read on climatenewsnetwork.net/drastic-methane-cuts-are-both-urgent-and-possible/

evidently methane causes 20% of GHG warming, so worth attention

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Japan’s SMFG to halt all new financing of coal-fired power plants | Reuters

While SMFG had not previously ruled out funding projects considered to be more environmentally friendly, such as so-called ultra-supercritical (USC) power plants that burn coal more efficiently than older designs, it removed the exception from its updated lending policy.
— Read on www.reuters.com/article/japan-smfg-climate-change/update-1-japans-smfg-to-halt-all-new-financing-of-coal-fired-power-plants-idUSL1N2MZ049

these are HELE(high efficiency low emissions) coal power stations, favourite rants with Angus bigot brigade

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Tide of climate refugees swells as Earth heats up

11 May, 2021 − Prepare for the arrival of more displaced persons, climate refugees, Millions, driven from their homes by global heating.
— Read on climatenewsnetwork.net/tide-of-climate-refugees-swells-as-earth-heats-up/

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Installing solar panels over canals could yield water, land, air and climate payoffs

Building smart solar developments on canals can make power and water infrastructure more resilient while saving water, reducing costs and helping to fight climate change.
— Read on reneweconomy.com.au/installing-solar-panels-over-canals-could-yield-water-land-air-and-climate-payoffs/

How good could this be in Australia?

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ALAN AUSTIN: Job participation rate highlights burden on seniors and students

Australia’s high job participation is not the cause for celebration the Morrison Government and the mainstream media want voters to believe it is, reports Alan Austin.
— Read on independentaustralia.net/

Oh what wicked webs they weave, when they try so hard to deceive

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AGL takes Greenpeace to court over climate campaign

Coal industry giant AGL attempts to silence Greenpeace for exposing its devastating ongoing damage to the environment and human health.
— Read on independentaustralia.net/

Imagine AGL disputing they’re biggest polluter in Oz?

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Canberra is restricting Victoria’s emissions cuts by weak policy

Canberra is restricting Victoria’s emissions cuts by weak policy
— Read on thenewdaily.com.au/finance/finance-news/2021/05/07/victorian-emissions/amp/

What a cockup that they plagiarised USA 28-30% emission reduction but didn’t bother to tea leaf the target date of 2025, not 2030!

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Coalition government spent just 16 cents on climate crisis out of every $100, analysis finds

Australian Conservation Foundation calls for reform to tackle Australia’s declining environment funding ahead of this year’s budget

— Read on amp.theguardian.com/environment/2021/may/10/coalition-government-spent-just-16-cents-on-climate-crisis-out-of-every-100-analysis-shows

Don’t risk holding your breath for any good news in the budget.

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