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Managing energy use is key to transition to renewables

How good would it be if Australia had leaders prepared to understand this? Creating economic growth and jobs: Energy efficiency improvements increased global GDP by an estimated AU$2.8 trillion in 2017. In California alone there are an estimated 310,433 jobs … Continue reading

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Why waste incinerator for woodchip mill is a stupid idea

Looks like this now has approval with EPA but concise set of reasons, at link below, why garbage burning is now discredited in many countries. Only in Australia, going backwards again. Environment East Gippsland

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Loy Yang A failure highlights folly of Australian coal fantasy

Reliability not there any more, one unit at LYA out of action until December. Not good news for ScoMo and not even fixable with Angsty Taylor’s big stick. How good is that? RenewEconomy

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Even as Floods Worsen With Climate Change, Fewer People Insure Against Disaster

..property owners who have flood insurance is now 15 percent or less. The declines have persisted despite that standard home insurance policies typically don’t cover. The proposals included: automatically enrolling all homeowners in flood insurance when they get a mortgage, … Continue reading

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Delhi records all-time high of 48 degC, June, heatwave continues |

Such heat is a worry in remote areas, in major city it’s serious crisis, World Climate Emergency Action needed DelhiTimes

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More greenhouse gas than in headlines

Is mainstream news toned down to not scare the donkeys? Accounting by climate scientists includes other GHGs, just methane being 26 times more warming than CO2. Latest news is 414ppm CO2 but, including other GHGs it’s now more than 500ppm. … Continue reading

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Gupta secures China EPC contract for $350 million Cultana solar farm

Dr Shi “Many people talk about Australia losing talent and losing a lot of technology but my view is that Australia is more like a technology incubator,” he said. China has a Manufacturing Policy while Australia has Free Trade Policy, … Continue reading

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Latest data shows steep rises in CO2 for seventh year

What can we say, congrats to COALition? Guardian

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Mangroves shelter coastal economic activity from cyclones

Again simple…We provide global evidence that mangroves shelter economic activity during tropical cyclone exposure and that this sheltering prevents otherwise permanent losses to economic activity. These findings reveal that even modest mangrove forest coverage has the capacity to provide tremendous … Continue reading

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Top architects declare ‘climate emergency’

Say no more, simple as that. BusinessGreen

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