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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.

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 http://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 … Continue reading

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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 http://www.abc.net.au/news/science/2021-09-19/solar-panels-why-australia-stopped-making-them-china/100466342 He’s … Continue reading

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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 http://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 … Continue reading

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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 … Continue reading

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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 http://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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