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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.

How Australia can phase out coal power while maintaining energy security

The end of coal-fired generation in Australia is inevitable. But the federal government can do more to ensure an orderly transition to renewables – avoiding price spikes and supporting workers. — Read on theconversation.com/how-australia-can-phase-out-coal-power-while-maintaining-energy-security-152747 How about value of compensation for … Continue reading

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China’s electric car strategy’s implications for U.S. energy security

By 2030, McKinsey estimates more than a third to almost half of vehicles sold in China and Europe will be battery-powered and plug-in hybrid electric vehicles. The anticipated market share for the U.S. is far lower at roughly 17% to … Continue reading

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A Monster Wind Turbine Is Upending an Industry – The New York Times

G.E.’s giant machine, which can light up a small town, is stoking a renewable-energy arms race. — Read on http://www.nytimes.com/2021/01/01/business/GE-wind-turbine.html 13MW, 260m floor to top of turbine, 216m rotor diameter, NYT don’t bother to mention power output is function of … Continue reading

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The virus that shut down the world: The yawning gulf between rich and poor | | UN News

whole — Read on news.un.org/en/story/2020/12/1080682 By December, the UN was predicting that a record 235 Million people would require humanitarian assistance in 2021, an increase of some 40 per cent on 2020 which is almost entirely a consequence of the pandemic

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IEEFA Australia: Beetaloo is a sink-hole in which the gas industry itself isn’t even investing

Conservative think tank The Grattan Institute is saying that gas is finished as a fuel in the global economy. — Read on ieefa.org/ieefa-australia-beetaloo-is-a-sink-hole-which-the-gas-industry-itself-isnt-even-investing-in/

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AGL’s dirty gas import terminal: What we learnt from the expert testimony

Environment Victoria | AGL’s dirty gas import terminal: What we learnt from the expert testimony — Read on environmentvictoria.org.au/2020/12/22/exposing-the-impacts-of-agls-gas-import-terminal/

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Australia should hold auction to hasten coal closures, says conservative think tank

A Liberal-aligned think tank has called on the Morrison government to consider paying ageing coal plants to close early. — Read on reneweconomy.com.au/australia-should-hold-auction-to-hasten-coal-closures-says-conservative-think-tank-65096/

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‘Zero return’: government savaged over taxpayer grants to open up new gas basin in Australia

Coalition funding for gas exploration in Northern Territory labelled a costly plan ‘for a climate catastrophe’ — Read on http://www.theguardian.com/environment/2020/dec/19/zero-return-government-savaged-over-taxpayer-grants-to-open-up-new-gas-basin-in-australia Beyond disgraceful! $7.5 million PER WELL for gas mining, $2.5 BILLION for oil refineries, and a proposal to limit boycotts … Continue reading

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Power tool: How Nissan Leaf e+ played vital role in Japan’s disaster recovery

Japan efforts to recover from natural disaster helped by the two-way battery that powers the Nissan Leaf electric car. — Read on thedriven.io/2020/12/18/power-tool-how-nissan-leaf-e-played-vital-role-in-japans-disaster-recovery/ How about keeping power tools, even medical devices indoors, operational when disaster with loss of grid power

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China’s path to renewable superpower

Chinas path to renewable superpower — Read on http://www.theaustralian.com.au/business/business-spectator/news-story/chinas-path-to-renewable-superpower/9b89bf33035a8d7c61eb996041bdd9eb China romps along, clean and green and renewable, while Australia is dragged back, dirty and brown in fossil fantasy

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