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If the opposition wants a mature discussion about nuclear energy, start with a carbon price. Without that, nuclear is wildly uncompetitive

Renewed interest in nuclear energy will go nowhere unless we talk about carbon pricing. As energy minister Chris Bowen points out, nuclear is extremely expensive. — Read on theconversation.com/if-the-opposition-wants-a-mature-discussion-about-nuclear-energy-start-with-a-carbon-price-without-that-nuclear-is-wildly-uncompetitive-184471 Didn’t novelty wear off nuclear back in 1960s and 70s? It … Continue reading

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Cash for clicks: the Herald Sun model can’t be the future of journalism

Cash for clicks: the Herald Sun model can’t be the future of journalism — Read on theconversation.com/amp/cash-for-clicks-the-herald-sun-model-cant-be-the-future-of-journalism-119638 in a moment of exasperation, just searched about decline in newspaper circulation, worth a quick read before standards slip any further

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“You’ll make ridiculous amounts of money:” Snowy Hydro eyes more gas generators

Snowy Hydro is hiking contract prices and may build more gas fired generators, because they would make “ridiculous amounts of money”. — Read on reneweconomy.com.au/youll-make-ridiculous-amounts-of-money-snowy-hydro-eyes-more-gas-generators/ the Bozo hired by Scomo proclaims that, because gas generators save 10% emissions when compared … Continue reading

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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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Ban on new gas connections will help transition Victoria away from fossil fuels, inquiry finds | Renewable energy

Parliamentary committee also recommends cut-off date for sale of diesel and petrol cars — Read on http://www.theguardian.com/environment/2022/may/26/ban-on-new-gas-connections-will-help-transition-victoria-away-from-fossil-fuels-inquiry-finds Long overdue, let them know…

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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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The numbers game – Bass Coast Post

We all know the game, writes Bass Coast CEO Ali Wastie. It doesn’t matter whether you vote left or right but whether you vote marginal. Cartoon by Natasha Williams-Novak — Read on http://www.basscoastpost.com/point-of-view/the-numbers-game PLEASE READ – Bass Tas election funding … Continue reading

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Fossil gas market facing death spiral, says ACT energy minister | RenewEconomy

ACT energy minister warns gas companies face demand ‘death spiral’ and no future for hydrogen or biogas in residential gas supply. — Read on reneweconomy.com.au/fossil-gas-market-facing-death-spiral-says-act-energy-minister/ Shane Rattenbury has scored serious points in ACT, cancelling mandate to connect gas to new … Continue reading

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