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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.

AEMO’s coal power retirement plans under fire from AER

The Australian Energy Regulator is locking horns with the Australian Energy Market Operator over phasing out coal-powered electricity. — Read on http://www.afr.com/companies/energy/aemo-told-to-reassess-death-of-coal-power-20220109-p59mvd Blah, blah, blah, why does this endless sermon disregard that big old coal fired power can only be … Continue reading

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Ultra-low cost solar “stretch goal” gets federal funding boost

ARENA opens up to $40m in funding to expressions of interest from projects that promise to materially reduce the levelised cost of solar. — Read on reneweconomy.com.au/ultra-low-cost-solar-stretch-goal-gets-federal-funding-boost/ “ARENA said the R&D funding program would be aligned with the Agency’s own … Continue reading

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Forest people offer the best hope of saving them

23 August, 2021 − Trees are vital for solving the climate crisis. But there’s nothing simple about the forested world, as forest people know. — Read on http://www.theenergymix.com/2021/08/23/forest-people-offer-the-best-hope-of-saving-them/ A must read, extra context, next time drought in Murray Darling is … Continue reading

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Climate reality: A realistic path to a brighter future

Climate reality: A realistic path to a brighter future — Read on johnmenadue.com/climate-reality-a-realistic-path-to-a-brighter-future/ https://johnmenadue.com/wp-content/uploads/2021/12/climate-change-sign-2.jpg

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PMs gigs rort$

twitter.com/scottludlam/status/1477825677252460545 His handout priorities which prevent free RATs…

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Shipping Liquid Hydrogen Would Be At Least 5 Times As Expensive As LNG Per Unit Of Energy – CleanTechnica

Projects proposing to make hydrogen where sunshine and wind are constant & ship it to where energy is needed are based on hand-waving, ignorance or larceny.  — Read on cleantechnica.com/2021/12/20/shipping-liquid-hydrogen-would-be-at-least-5-times-as-expensive-as-lng-per-unit-of-energy/ Originally, advantage here was so much land space for onshore … Continue reading

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WA gas supply worries as 2025 shortfall looms

Western Australia is facing potential shortages of domestic gas starting in 2025 due to downgrades to reserves at fields, the Australian Energy Market Operator warns. — Read on http://www.afr.com/companies/energy/fresh-alarm-on-wa-gas-as-2025-shortfall-looms-20211214-p59hc2 “prices of about $7 a gigajoule, up from about $4.50/GJ last … Continue reading

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Biden Tax Credit Could Boost America’s Budding E-Bike Industry – The Energy Mix

Biden Tax Credit Could Boost America’s Budding E-Bike Industry – The Energy Mix — Read on http://www.theenergymix.com/2021/12/15/biden-tax-credit-could-boost-americas-budding-e-bike-industry/ “United States may soon offer tax credits for e-bikes, “the world’s best-selling and fastest-growing form of electric vehicle” that is “a dynamic people-mover … Continue reading

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New ARENA funding round to help plug one of last gaps to 100% renewables grid

Grid forming inverters – mostly likely hosted in battery storage installations – are seen as crucial to supply the system strength and other key grid services traditionally delivered by coal, gas and other spinning machinery. — Read on reneweconomy.com.au/new-arena-fund-to-help-plug-one-of-last-gaps-to-100-pct-renewables-grid/

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Scott Morrison says there are only four countries in the G20 with a better emissions record than Australia. Is that correct? – ABC News

Coal is likely to be completely gone from Victoria’s electricity system by 2032 with most other parts of Australia not far behindPrime Minister Scott Morrison says Australia’s emissions have come down 20 per cent, a record he says is beaten … Continue reading

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