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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.

World has six months to avert climate crisis, says energy expert

Climate crisis headed for runaway worsening, no way back. International Energy Agency chief warns of need to prevent post-lockdown surge in emissions — Read on amp.theguardian.com/environment/2020/jun/18/world-has-six-months-to-avert-climate-crisis-says-energy-expert

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Government takes unprecedented steps to build emergency fuel reserves

What a wasted opportunity, with no attempt to reduce dependency on oil, replacing with policy to encourage EVs. Government takes unprecedented steps to build emergency fuel reserves — Read on amp.smh.com.au/politics/federal/government-takes-unprecedented-steps-to-build-emergency-fuel-reserves-20200614-p552hm.html

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Why demand response is crucial to smart, renewable grids: the view from California

Could this Kind of Demand Response be another option to save nukes from being taken offline? Why demand response is crucial to smart, renewable grids: the view from California | One Step Off The Grid — Read on onestepoffthegrid.com.au/why-demand-response-is-crucial-to-future-renewable-grids-the-view-from-california/

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Nuclear power uses market fix to stifle wind energy

As with coal power in Oz, UK nuke proponents claim, after adding in compensation they must pay to renewables,taken offline for nuke benefit, that renewables not viable!! 18 June, 2020 − UK wind energy is forced to shut down to … Continue reading

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Norway v Australia: crisis makes the case for a sovereign wealth fund incontestable

And Norway provides 2 licences for petrochemical, one for exploration, then if any find worth production, separate licence and joint venture with State as major partner. Everybody said transnationals wouldn’t stand for it but they did. Australia is under-funded despite … Continue reading

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Viva spruiks job, energy gains as it floats Geelong refinery overhaul

Another LNG import for VIC? Viva spruiks job, energy gains as it floats Geelong refinery overhaul — Read on amp.theage.com.au/business/companies/viva-spruiks-job-energy-gains-as-it-floats-geelong-refinery-overhaul-20200615-p552vr.html

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It’s time to end climate wars, says ANZ

Business leaders want it and now bankers; time Angus to be found new job. The bank’s chief economist says whether or not you accept the science, climate change is a grave financial risk and time is running out to deal … Continue reading

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Markets reel as oil major opts to downgrade itself

Believe it or not…. 16 June, – It’s all change as one oil major writes down its assets, seeing a possible 30-year slump ahead in global demand. — Read on climatenewsnetwork.net/markets-reel-as-oil-major-opts-to-downgrade-itself/

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Delaying Energy Market Reform to Increase Costs, Slow Transition to Renewables:

Delaying Energy Market Reform to Increase Costs, Slow Transition to Renewables: Think Tank, Industry Leaders | The Australia Institute — Read on http://www.tai.org.au/content/delaying-energy-market-reform-increase-costs-slow-transition-renewables-think-tank-industry

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Taylor allows jet fuel conversion to diesel, as oil offered lifeline and EVs ignored

Taylor allows refiners to convert excess jet fuel into diesel for vehicles as part of a broader oil industry package that once again ignores electric vehicles. Australia was singled out for criticism from the International Energy Agency for allowing its … Continue reading

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