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Who just gives away billions? Is this what the Collaery case is all about? – Pearls and Irritations

theft of multi-billions in revenue would be rich pickings for an Australian ICAC. Running at over $200 million per annum since 2009, the loss to Australia and Timor-Leste from this surreptitious change to the definition now nears $3 billion — … Continue reading

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World’s plastic pollution rate set to double by 2060, OECD warns – edie

The rate at which plastic pollutes the environment globally is on track to double by 2060, with efforts to scale recycling unlikely to keep pace with increased plastic production, a major new OECD report is warning. — Read on http://www.edie.net/worlds-plastic-pollution-rate-set-to-double-by-2060-oecd-warns/Continue reading

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Australian scientists discover ‘biggest plant on Earth’ off WA coast

Genetic testing has determined a single 4,500-year-old seagrass may have spread over 200 sq km of underwater seafloor – about 20,000 football fields — Read on http://www.theguardian.com/environment/2022/jun/01/what-the-hell-australian-scientists-discover-biggest-plant-on-earth-off-wa-coast

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Critical climate indicators broke records in 2021, says UN | Climate crisis | The Guardian

World Meteorological Organization says extreme weather wreaked heavy toll on human lives — Read on http://www.theguardian.com/environment/2022/may/18/critical-climate-indicators-broke-records-in-2021-says-un some critical elements already out of control

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Netherlands to ban fossil heating from 2026, make heat pumps mandatory – EURACTIV.com

The Dutch government intends to ban new fossil fuel-centric heating system installations as of 2026, while introducing the mandatory use of heat pumps or connections to heat networks. — Read on http://www.euractiv.com/section/energy-environment/news/netherlands-to-ban-fossil-heating-by-2026-make-heat-pumps-mandatory/ Good news from Holland, how about same initiative … Continue reading

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Fossil fuel companies dodging the PRRT are stealing from Australians

In an election where we face a trillion-dollar debt, why is there no talk about taxing the profits of offshore gas companies? — Read on http://www.crikey.com.au/2022/04/20/prrt-could-be-biggest-theft-in-history/ Will this ever be a clever country?

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“Dangerous radicals:” UN takes aim at Australia over fossil fuels and climate lies

Investing in new fossil fuels infrastructure is moral and economic madness. Such investments will soon be stranded assets — a blot on the landscape and a blight on investment portfolios.” — Read on reneweconomy.com.au/dangerous-radicals-un-takes-aim-at-australia-over-fossil-fuels-and-climate-lies/ And no sign of any improvement.

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“Dangerous radicals:” UN takes aim at Australia over fossil fuels and climate lies

“Climate activists are sometimes depicted as dangerous radicals. But, the truly dangerous radicals are the countries that are increasing the production of fossil fuels,” Guterres said. “Investing in new fossil fuels infrastructure is moral and economic madness. Such investments will … Continue reading

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Australia plans to be a big green hydrogen exporter to Asian markets – but they don’t need it

New research finds Japan has 14 times more solar and offshore wind energy potential than needed to supply all its current electricity demand. It doesn’t need Australia. — Read on theconversation.com/australia-plans-to-be-a-big-green-hydrogen-exporter-to-asian-markets-but-they-dont-need-it-179381 do we trust blind faith in COALition that export … Continue reading

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Airbus flies A380 passenger jet on 100% biofuel for the first time

As part of a broader push on part of the aviation industry to reduce its carbon footprint, Airbus has conducted the first ever flight of its giant A380 jumbo jet using 100 percent biofuel, made up of primarily cooking oil. … Continue reading

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