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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.

Spanish city offers road map for future with far fewer cars

In 1999 the historic district of Pontevedra, a picturesque city of 85,000 residents in northwestern Spain, was clogged with traffic, its air filled with exhaust fumes and the cacophony of automobiles. Things are very different now. — Read on au.news.yahoo.com/spanish-city-offers-a-road-map-for-a-future-with-far-fewer-cars-205417140.html … Continue reading

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34% car sales are BEV in Uk in December

Past the tipping point. Most existing fossil burners become not wanted. http://www.facebook.com/681838430/posts/pfbid0bzy5oSyG6LoBispujUpuwUMbENeqGRagjq7viBuVifvhNcCgvPyGop3wmpkp2Pnil/

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What can possibly go wrong as Developing Countries aspire?

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Lab-grown food will soon destroy farming – and save the planet | Food | The Guardian

Scientists are replacing crops and livestock with food made in factories from microbes and water. It may save humanity’s bacon, says Guardian columnist George Monbiot — Read on amp.theguardian.com/commentisfree/2020/jan/08/lab-grown-food-destroy-farming-save-planet so no need to worry about adapting to meals of insect … Continue reading

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Renewable energy hits new record in SA, more milestones to fall soon – ABC News

South Australia became famous for a statewide blackout, but years on it’s had enough renewable energy to power the entire state for a week — and one expert predicts the technology could power it for a month by next year. — … Continue reading

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Liebreich: The Unbearable Lightness of Hydrogen | BloombergNEF

Rhetoric around hydrogen has become ever more overblown. — Read on about.bnef.com/blog/liebreich-the-unbearable-lightness-of-hydrogen/ All you ever wanted to know about NO FUTURE for hydrogen(except in brain ferment with politicians, sucked in by lobbyists and shonky financiers) https://about.bnef.com/blog/liebreich-the-unbearable-lightness-of-hydrogen/

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A Solid First Step to End Fossil Fuel Financing

Canada keeps its promise to end taxpayer subsidies for international fossil fuel projects by December 31. The next steps matter, too. But this is still a win. — Read on energymixweekender.substack.com/p/a-solid-first-step-to-end-fossil Australia, no news, = bad news If Canada can … Continue reading

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Deaths from heat waves can be prevented by community shelters – Pearls and Irritations

Australia has no national policy to prevent the rising death toll in heatwaves. A public health measure and not one for emergency services. — Read on johnmenadue.com/deaths-from-heat-waves-and-their-prevention-by-community-shelters/ Have tried so many times to get attention to this with Bass Coast … Continue reading

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Accelerating coal closures

twitter.com/alison_reeve/status/1603182918309793792 Animated graphic showing how life expectancy for coal has shortened, hopefully shorten further.

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Team New Zealand sets new wind-powered land speed record on South Australia’s Lake Gairdner – ABC News

Team New Zealand sets new wind-powered land speed record on South Australia’s Lake Gairdner – ABC News — Read on amp.abc.net.au/article/101761048

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