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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.

Giant offshore turbines set to drive plummeting cost of wind power

The cost of wind power could drop by half or more over the next 30 years, allowing wind to play a bigger role in future electricity networks. — Read on reneweconomy.com.au/giant-offshore-turbines-set-to-drive-plummeting-cost-of-wind-power/

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San Francisco just banned gas in all new buildings. Could it ever happen in Australia?

Last week San Francisco became the latest city to ban natural gas in new buildings. The legislation will see all new construction, other than restaurants, use electric power only from June 2021, to cut greenhouse gas emissions — Read on … Continue reading

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Species continuing migration to cooler habitat

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Saudi solar plant locks in new record low price for power: 1.04c/kWh

A 600MW solar project recently signed up to a power purchase agreement in Saudi Arabia has locked in a record low price of just over $US10/MWh ($A13/MWh). — Read on reneweconomy.com.au/saudi-solar-plant-locks-in-new-record-low-price-for-power-1-04c-kwh/amp/ For 20 year supply contract, no bids from gas … Continue reading

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Mexico’s cactuses find novel path to cooler climate

14 April, 2021 − Rainforests are prized for storing carbon, but Mexico’s cactuses are also vital to climate cooling, and provide leather too. — Read on climatenewsnetwork.net/mexicos-cactuses-find-novel-path-to-cooler-climate/

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BRIEFINGS | Breakthrough

— Read on http://www.breakthroughonline.org.au/ 2026 our expiry date for absolute, not net zero, hate to steal punchline but wonderful analysis combined from world’s most reputable climate science organisations, just regular domestic extravagance, mega coal and LNG exports not included, usual … Continue reading

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Government accused of pressuring experts who questioned its gas-fired recovery plan

Government accused of pressuring experts who questioned its gas-fired recovery plan – ABC News — Read on amp.abc.net.au/article/100055730 How can Scomo & Co even think of asking us to trust them when they’re so ridiculous?

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Rich world’s demands fell poorer world’s forests

9 April, 2021 − The tropical forests maintain global climate and nurture the riches of nature. The rich world’s demands are destroying them. — Read on climatenewsnetwork.net/rich-worlds-demands-fell-poorer-worlds-forests/ demand from the well-heeled for chocolate, rubber, cotton, soy, beef and exotic timber … Continue reading

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Invasive alien species exact huge ecosystem cost

8 April, 2021 − At last, a global price on invasive alien species: it runs to billions of dollars and doubles every six years. — Read on climatenewsnetwork.net/invasive-alien-species-exact-huge-ecosystem-cost/

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Rowley Shoals: thriving Australian reef shows what’s possible when ecosystems are untouched by humans

New study shows fishing restrictions across the archipelago helped sustain threatened species and biodiversity during a time of ‘unprecedented’ decline — Read on http://www.theguardian.com/environment/2021/apr/07/rowley-shoals-thriving-australian-reef-shows-whats-possible-when-ecosystems-are-untouched-by-humans

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