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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Enova: How Australia’s best green retailer became victim of fossil fuel energy war

Who killed Enova Energy? A market designed for big fossil fuel companies, and by rule makers who don’t understand that small can be beautiful.
— Read on reneweconomy.com.au/enova-how-australias-best-green-retailer-became-victim-of-fossil-fuel-energy-war/

Land of the fair go is long gone, again, locals undermined by foreign organised crime(plus our own Fed Govt) unless @albomp…

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Vale Philip Sutton: Big picture strategist, courageous thinker, climate activist | RenewEconomy

Australia is mourning the loss of a trailblazing climate activist and strategist, who made the case for emergency action more than a decade ago in Climate Code Red.
— Read on reneweconomy.com.au/vale-philip-sutton-big-picture-strategist-courageous-thinker-climate-activist/

Phillip raised hope that humanity might not entirely self destruct, a wonderful bloke, he will be missed

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Market failure: Why no one trusts fossil generators to “do the right thing”

What makes Matt Kean think fossil fuel generators would start to do the right thing now? For the past two decades or more, they have done everything but.
— Read on reneweconomy.com.au/market-failure-why-no-one-trusts-fossil-generators-to-do-the-right-thing/amp/

Coal and gas the cause of chaos. Energy is not a market, it’s a mafia.

Oil and vehicle mafia cause transport chaos.8

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Why Biden declared heat pumps and solar panels essential to national defense

Clean energy is indeed essential to mitigating the risks posed by climate change and volatile markets. But generating demand for it will be essential.
— Read on reneweconomy.com.au/why-biden-declared-heat-pumps-and-solar-panels-essential-to-national-defense/

If only @peterduttonmp had proposed this instead of 1 gallon per mile Abrams tanks, much needed for households to reduce power demand from grid, so it’s available for Defence

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If the opposition wants a mature discussion about nuclear energy, start with a carbon price. Without that, nuclear is wildly uncompetitive

Renewed interest in nuclear energy will go nowhere unless we talk about carbon pricing. As energy minister Chris Bowen points out, nuclear is extremely expensive.
— Read on theconversation.com/if-the-opposition-wants-a-mature-discussion-about-nuclear-energy-start-with-a-carbon-price-without-that-nuclear-is-wildly-uncompetitive-184471

Didn’t novelty wear off nuclear back in 1960s and 70s? It might have assumed critical mass if all of weapons, navy, merchant navy and civilian power got on board. It was huge infatuation but too dangerous for long term relationship for any other than just a few obsessives. USA subs with claimed 30 year life depend on recycled weapons grade uranium, recycled into big stockpile in 1960s, very much depleted. USA next gen sub will use less dangerous fuel, safely replaced every 20 years, during regular refit, as per French nuke.

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Cash for clicks: the Herald Sun model can’t be the future of journalism

Cash for clicks: the Herald Sun model can’t be the future of journalism
— Read on theconversation.com/amp/cash-for-clicks-the-herald-sun-model-cant-be-the-future-of-journalism-119638

in a moment of exasperation, just searched about decline in newspaper circulation, worth a quick read before standards slip any further

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“You’ll make ridiculous amounts of money:” Snowy Hydro eyes more gas generators

Snowy Hydro is hiking contract prices and may build more gas fired generators, because they would make “ridiculous amounts of money”.
— Read on reneweconomy.com.au/youll-make-ridiculous-amounts-of-money-snowy-hydro-eyes-more-gas-generators/

the Bozo hired by Scomo proclaims that, because gas generators save 10% emissions when compared with coal, you just need 10 gas power stations to get to zero carbon! How good is that for gas led recovery? Even more of a loony than Shadow Treasurer –

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Who just gives away billions? Is this what the Collaery case is all about? – Pearls and Irritations

theft of multi-billions in revenue would be rich pickings for an Australian ICAC. Running at over $200 million per annum since 2009, the loss to Australia and Timor-Leste from this surreptitious change to the definition now nears $3 billion
— Read on johnmenadue.com/who-just-gives-away-billions-is-this-what-the-collaery-case-is-all-about/

Federal ICAC now….

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World’s plastic pollution rate set to double by 2060, OECD warns – edie

The rate at which plastic pollutes the environment globally is on track to double by 2060, with efforts to scale recycling unlikely to keep pace with increased plastic production, a major new OECD report is warning.
— Read on www.edie.net/worlds-plastic-pollution-rate-set-to-double-by-2060-oecd-warns/

“amount of plastic waste produced globally is likely to almost triple by 2060, against a 2019 baseline.

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Australian scientists discover ‘biggest plant on Earth’ off WA coast

Genetic testing has determined a single 4,500-year-old seagrass may have spread over 200 sq km of underwater seafloor – about 20,000 football fields
— Read on www.theguardian.com/environment/2022/jun/01/what-the-hell-australian-scientists-discover-biggest-plant-on-earth-off-wa-coast

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