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AEMO’s coal power retirement plans under fire from AER

The Australian Energy Regulator is locking horns with the Australian Energy Market Operator over phasing out coal-powered electricity. — Read on http://www.afr.com/companies/energy/aemo-told-to-reassess-death-of-coal-power-20220109-p59mvd Blah, blah, blah, why does this endless sermon disregard that big old coal fired power can only be … Continue reading

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Forest people offer the best hope of saving them

23 August, 2021 − Trees are vital for solving the climate crisis. But there’s nothing simple about the forested world, as forest people know. — Read on http://www.theenergymix.com/2021/08/23/forest-people-offer-the-best-hope-of-saving-them/ A must read, extra context, next time drought in Murray Darling is … Continue reading

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WA gas supply worries as 2025 shortfall looms

Western Australia is facing potential shortages of domestic gas starting in 2025 due to downgrades to reserves at fields, the Australian Energy Market Operator warns. — Read on http://www.afr.com/companies/energy/fresh-alarm-on-wa-gas-as-2025-shortfall-looms-20211214-p59hc2 “prices of about $7 a gigajoule, up from about $4.50/GJ last … Continue reading

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New ARENA funding round to help plug one of last gaps to 100% renewables grid

Grid forming inverters – mostly likely hosted in battery storage installations – are seen as crucial to supply the system strength and other key grid services traditionally delivered by coal, gas and other spinning machinery. — Read on reneweconomy.com.au/new-arena-fund-to-help-plug-one-of-last-gaps-to-100-pct-renewables-grid/

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There’s an enormous geothermal pool under the Latrobe Valley that can give us cheap, clean energy

It’s 650 metres below the surface, across 6,000 square kilometres – and has been overlooked for far too long. — Read on theconversation.com/theres-an-enormous-geothermal-pool-under-the-latrobe-valley-that-can-give-us-cheap-clean-energy-166829 But will there be any approval to develop big project like this if there’s nothing to create … Continue reading

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Revealed: Europe and the UK’s vast shipments of banned, bee-killing ‘neonics’

Revealed: Europe and the UK’s vast shipments of banned, bee-killing ‘neonics’ – Unearthed — Read on unearthed.greenpeace.org/2021/11/18/revealed-europe-and-the-uks-vast-shipments-of-banned-bee-killing-neonics/ Of course, they couldn’t destroy these bee killing chemicals, not when ignorant folks in “global south” haven’t yet banned and can make money, … Continue reading

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Power bills up? Appliances burning out? You may have a voltage problem – ABC News

Power bills up? Appliances burning out? You may have a voltage problem – ABC News — Read on http://www.google.com.au/amp/s/amp.abc.net.au/article/10460212 if you’ve suffered any problems with burnt out appliances or rooftop solar PV shutdown, here’s the explanation

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CEC – submission on distributed network tariffs

“Twenty years(!) after the standards changed, some distribution networks have still not caught up from the shift to the new 230V standard. Networks should not be allowed to charge solar customers to fix up problems that have existed for decades. … Continue reading

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Planes, trains and automobiles – how is Europe’s transport sector curbing its emissions?

Rail has lowest carbon footprint out of all major means of transport – it has only an eighth of the carbon footprint of air travel and a third that of road. 2021 has been declared the “European Year of Rail”, … Continue reading

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Climate change: Planting new forests ‘can do more harm than good’

Climate change: Planting new forests ‘can do more harm than good’ – BBC News — Read on http://www.google.com.au/amp/s/www.bbc.com/news/science-environment-53138178.amp obviously a perfect rort for big $ handouts to big hectare landholder mates but failing to capture expected carbon, from mono culture … Continue reading

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