Category Archives: Events National

US pays rising costs for climate’s flood damage

21 January, 2021 − America’s rainfall patterns are changing with the global climate − and making catastrophic flood damage even more costly. — Read on climatenewsnetwork.net/us-pays-rising-costs-for-climates-flood-damage/ Who ever would have guessed, more severe droughts in some parts, increasingly severe rainfall … Continue reading

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We don’t need a pandemic to #MoveTheDate! – Earth Overshoot Day

We do not need a pandemic to #MoveTheDate! – Earth Overshoot Day — Read on http://www.overshootday.org/appeal-2021/

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03 | Hot Mess — Party lines – RN Presents – ABC RN

There’s more to our climate politics than the circus of losing a succession of Prime Ministers. Export earnings, donations, access, revolving doors between politics and industry mean that both sides of politics are close to the fossil fuel sector. In … Continue reading

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Electrified sales overtake diesel in Europe – EV Central

Electrified cars overtake diesels in European market for first time ever. EVs, plug-in and plain hybrid sales up 139 percent year-to-date. — Read on evcentral.com.au/electrified-sales-overtake-diesel-in-europe/ say no more, nudge, wink

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How Australia can phase out coal power while maintaining energy security

The end of coal-fired generation in Australia is inevitable. But the federal government can do more to ensure an orderly transition to renewables – avoiding price spikes and supporting workers. — Read on theconversation.com/how-australia-can-phase-out-coal-power-while-maintaining-energy-security-152747 How about value of compensation for … Continue reading

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IEEFA Australia: Beetaloo is a sink-hole in which the gas industry itself isn’t even investing

Conservative think tank The Grattan Institute is saying that gas is finished as a fuel in the global economy. — Read on ieefa.org/ieefa-australia-beetaloo-is-a-sink-hole-which-the-gas-industry-itself-isnt-even-investing-in/

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Australia should hold auction to hasten coal closures, says conservative think tank

A Liberal-aligned think tank has called on the Morrison government to consider paying ageing coal plants to close early. — Read on reneweconomy.com.au/australia-should-hold-auction-to-hasten-coal-closures-says-conservative-think-tank-65096/

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‘Zero return’: government savaged over taxpayer grants to open up new gas basin in Australia

Coalition funding for gas exploration in Northern Territory labelled a costly plan ‘for a climate catastrophe’ — Read on http://www.theguardian.com/environment/2020/dec/19/zero-return-government-savaged-over-taxpayer-grants-to-open-up-new-gas-basin-in-australia Beyond disgraceful! $7.5 million PER WELL for gas mining, $2.5 BILLION for oil refineries, and a proposal to limit boycotts … Continue reading

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The climate this week – 15 Dec 2020

The UN Secretary General calls for a worldwide state of climate emergency. Meanwhile, the PM is refused the chance to speak at the Climate Ambition Summit. — Read on au.citizensclimatelobby.org/the-climate-this-week-15-dec-2020/ A review of major clangers in 2020 Greta Thunberg released a video … Continue reading

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Climate change worrying more Australians than ever before, Australia Institute report reveals – ABC News

An Australia Institute survey shows the COVID-19 pandemic has not distracted from climate concerns. Rather, Australians are more concerned about the future of the planet than ever. — Read on http://www.abc.net.au/news/2020-10-28/australia-institute-2020-climate-change-report-concern-growing/12764874

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