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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.

The world is hungry for solar panels. Why did we stop making them? – ABC News

Twenty years ago, Australia appeared set to be a global player in the solar panel manufacturing industry. Today, with panels in high demand, we hardly make any of them. Here’s how we lost our head start. — Read on http://www.abc.net.au/news/science/2021-09-19/solar-panels-why-australia-stopped-making-them-china/100466342 He’s … Continue reading

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Scott Morrison, the Murdochs and the crime of the century

Alan Kohler: Scott Morrison, the Murdochs and the crime of the century — Read on thenewdaily.com.au/finance/finance-news/2021/04/26/crime-of-the-century-alan-kohler/amp/ Punching above his weight, a champion

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Paul Ehrlich reflects after 50 years – The Science Show

He said we were in trouble when world population was 3.7 billion. Now it has more than doubled. — Read on http://www.abc.net.au/radionational/programs/scienceshow/paul-ehrlich-reflects-after-50-years/13577042 Imagine how antivaxers and fossil fuel fans will behave when they can’t run aircon any more and squeeze … Continue reading

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What’s in an electric car battery pack? – EV Central

What goes into the batteries of EVs, PHEVs and some hybrids? Lithium, obviously, but what else? The answer will surprise… — Read on evcentral.com.au/whats-in-a-battery-pack/ Just 10kg lithium in 500kg battery pack!

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Electric Cars From Heaviest To Lightest

Today we will take a look at the weight of electric cars, which usually are much heavier than their conventional counterparts. — Read on insideevs.com/news/527966/electric-cars-from-heaviest-lightest/ Surprisingly heavy EVs, especially for folks who insist on long range, an awful lot of … Continue reading

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Electric vehicles weigh more and that has implications for safety – CNN

The Ford F-150 Lightning will weigh about 1,600 pounds more than a similar gas-powered F-150 truck — Read on edition.cnn.com/2021/06/07/business/electric-vehicles-weight/index.html over weight or morbidly obese?

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5 reasons why Morrison government needs a net-zero target, not just a flimsy plan

If the Morrison government does want to show it takes climate policy seriously, it must set a credible 2030 target. — Read on reneweconomy.com.au/5-reasons-why-morrison-government-needs-a-net-zero-target-not-just-a-flimsy-plan/ is this something our Flim Flam PM man has any hope of doing?

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Liberal-controlled oversight committee says Taylor’s ARENA changes should be cancelled

Senate oversight committee says controversial regulations that push ARENA into funding non renewable technologies, including CCS – be cancelled. — Read on reneweconomy.com.au/liberal-controlled-oversight-committee-says-taylors-arena-changes-should-be-cancelled/ Minister Taylor trying it on yet again

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Arctic Circle sees ‘highest-ever’ recorded temperatures

Temperatures are believed to have hit 38C (100F) in one Siberian town after a persistent heatwave. — Read on http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/science-environment-53140069.amp until now, 2016 has been hottest but 2020 may take the guernsey

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South Australia Hasn’t Lost One Hour Of Electricity In 5 Years Thanks To Renewables & Batteries | CleanTechnica

South Australia Hasn’t Lost One Hour Of Electricity In 5 Years Thanks To Renewables & Batteries | CleanTechnica — Read on cleantechnica.com/2021/09/29/south-australia-hasnt-lost-one-hour-of-electricity-in-5-years-thanks-to-renewables-batteries/ reprinted in USA from RenewEconomy

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