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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.

“Ludicrous:” Snowy 2.0 contractor has zero working capital, but denies dispute | RenewEconomy

Contractor for Snowy 2.0 and Project EnergyConnect reveals liquidity problems with zero working capital, but denies dispute over costs and delays with Snowy Hydro. — Read on reneweconomy.com.au/ludicrous-snowy-2-0-contractor-has-zero-working-capital-but-denies-dispute/ Believe it or not? Where the bloody hell is mastermind Morrison this … Continue reading

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Fossil Fuel Subsidies to Consumers Nearly Doubled in 2021

Despite pledges to phase out inefficient fossil fuel subsidies, the world’s major economies moved to offset rising consumer energy prices in 2021 by nearly doubling consumer supports rather than investing in renewable energy. — Read on http://www.theenergymix.com/2022/08/31/fossil-fuel-subsidies-to-consumers-nearly-doubled-in-2021/ How sickening is … Continue reading

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Solar squeezes out coal to set new record low for demand on national grid | RenewEconomy

June 2022 quarter found black coal-fired generation at its lowest second-quarter output since the NEM commenced in 1998, driven by outages, bidding changes and fuel supply constraints. — Read on reneweconomy.com.au/solar-squeezes-out-coal-to-set-new-record-low-for-demand-on-national-grid/ June 2022 quarter found second-quarter coal-fired generation at its … Continue reading

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Electric on-demand public transport is making a difference in Auckland – now it needs to roll out further

On-demand public transit can rival car ownership in convenience, while cutting emissions and cost, and simultaneously encouraging a mode shift towards public transport. — Read on theconversation.com/electric-on-demand-public-transport-is-making-a-difference-in-auckland-now-it-needs-to-roll-out-further-189438 How cool is this? Let’s do it in regional towns too.

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Market operator still not told of Snowy 2.0 delays, but it won’t be missed much

Snowy Hydro’s owner and its contractor have both said Snowy 2.0 is delayed, but the market operator has not been told. Turns out it won’t make much of a difference. — Read on reneweconomy.com.au/market-operator-not-told-of-snowy-2-0-delays-but-it-wont-be-missed-much/ @turnbullmalcolm never ending white elephant

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Contra-rotating floating turbines promise unprecedented scale and power

Norway’s World Wide Wind has a radically different take on offshore wind power. These floating, vertical-axis wind turbines feature two sets of blades, tuned to contra-rotate – and they promise more than double the output of today’s biggest turbines. — … Continue reading

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Exxon had evidence of climate change since 1981 – funded deniers for 27 years

Exxon first got interested in climate change in 1981 because it was seeking to develop the Natuna gas field off Indonesia,” wrote Lenny Bernstein in the email. “This is an immense reserve of natural gas, but it is 70% CO2,” or … Continue reading

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Possible Utilisation of CO2 on Natuna’s Gas Field Using Dry Reforming of Methane to Syngas (CO & H2)

Possible Utilisation of CO2 on Natuna’s Gas Field Using Dry Reforming of Methane to Syngas (CO & H2) | One of the major natural gas reserve in Indonesia is found in the Natuna “D-Alpha” gas field. This is not only … Continue reading

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Facts must rise above the gas if Australia is to deal with the climate crisis

In a political system long captured by fossil fuel interests, there is a disconnect between the arguments and the evidence — Read on http://www.theguardian.com/commentisfree/2022/aug/08/facts-must-rise-above-the-gas-if-australia-is-to-deal-with-the-climate-crisis Parliament – what a gas chamber.

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Trees and fungi are the ultimate friends with benefits – ABC News

Trees and fungi have been friends for millions of years, but scientists are only just beginning to unravel the secrets of their partnership. — Read on http://www.abc.net.au/news/science/2022-08-03/trees-and-fungi-how-they-communicate/101276836 Fascinating results new tree research. Previously assumed trees sucked water up from roots. But … Continue reading

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