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This is on behalf of local climate change group. Material is selected by Bernie McComb and does not necessarily represent opinion of whole group.

ABC’s Uhlmann gets it wrong on renewables. Again

About ABC news items, biased against large scale renewable energy, in favour of fossils, corrections by people who definitely know what they’re talking about, >more> RenewEconomy

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100% renewable energy possible says CSIRO

The Australian government’s chief scientific body says there is no apparent technical impediment to reaching 100 per cent renewables for the national electricity grid, and levels of up to 30 per cent renewable energy should be considered as just “trivial” … Continue reading

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Unviable for years-second gas-fired turbine at Adelaide’s Pelican Point power plant: operator

Updated yesterday at 5:28pm  PHOTO: The second turbine at Pelican Point was sitting idle as blackouts were ordered. (ABC News) After so many ridiculous claims, by COAL-ition and shock jocks, that renewable energy has been the cause of blackouts in SA, needing more coal … Continue reading

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Pollution in Deepest ocean trenches, high levels

PHOTO: Pollution levels in amphipods in the Mariana Trench were higher than in estuaries of polluted rivers in China (Wikimedia Commons: Daiju Azuma) An interesting item which reminds of reference by Tim Flannery in book Atmosphere of Hope, about worries that emissions … Continue reading

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Republican supremos proposing carbon tax?!?

Here’s a follow up from previous reference to item in Washington Post. It’s always good to hear audio as well as read print and it elaborates on why Emission Trading Scheme(s) are such a crock(except for benefit of merchant bankers). Republican Bob … Continue reading

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Solar record low bids – India – its vast commercial viability

Goyal’s target to cease thermal coal imports into India looks like a commercial certainty—imported coal-fired power generation is the risky, high cost option. Renewable energy capacity is targeted to increase fivefold to 258GW, and investment in other zero emission technologies … Continue reading

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Coalition’s “clean” coal plan revealed to be an “idiotic” fantasy

Nationally, spending of more than $62 Billion on these new coal plants would lock in not just much higher energy prices but also achieve just a 5 per cent cut in national emissions by 2030. The Coalition’s push to build more … Continue reading

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Carbon tax to replace Obama’s climate policies – Senior Republican statesmen!

James A. Baker is a member of the Climate Leadership Council. (Jae C. Hong/Associated Press) Representatives from a coalition of veteran Republican officials — including five who have either served as treasury secretary or as chairman of the Council of … Continue reading

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Carmichael mine jobs need ’21 times the subsidies’ of renewables, says lobby group

 Solar panels. The Clean Energy Finance Corporation has announced a $20m investment in the Ross River solar farm in Townsville, a 116MW project expected to deliver 150 jobs. Photograph: Lukas Coch/AAP Federal funding for Adani project amounts to $683,060 a … Continue reading

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Limit car emissions

When Australia finally adopts up to date standard for car tail pipe emissions, how about maximum limit gCO2/km? Mercedes big donk guzzler performs much better than others but Europe is now down as little as 115 g/km, so how about max … Continue reading

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