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Snowy 2.0 hit by another blow out in costs, and consumers will foot the bill

New report questions assumptions over costs and benefits of new transmission link for Snowy 2.0, and why consumers will be lumped with the cost. — Read on reneweconomy.com.au/snowy-2-0-hit-by-another-blow-out-in-costs-and-consumers-will-foot-the-bill/ Yet another Koolaid fuelled cost/benefit cockup by Scomo & Co

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Australia on track to become one of the world’s major climate polluters

Latest / Climate Analytics — Read on climateanalytics.org/latest/australia-on-track-to-become-one-of-the-worlds-major-climate-polluters/ If rest of world enacts their climate plans, while Australia shirks, then by 2030 our share of world emissions on track to be 17%!!

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Offshore wind farm projects in the pipeline to accelerate new renewable energy sector – ABC News

Offshore wind farm projects in the pipeline to accelerate new renewable energy sector – ABC News — Read on amp.abc.net.au/article/100446630 Australia lucky or unlucky country? As offshore wind is taking off around the world, we obviously won’t be at the … Continue reading

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Extreme sea levels could soon become annual events

7 September, 2021 − Extreme sea levels are inevitable. Researchers now know more about their scale. Prepare for high tides almost every year. — Read on climatenewsnetwork.net/extreme-sea-levels-could-soon-become-annual-events/ Still not erring on the side of caution, Aussie, Aussie, Gurgle…

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The dubious modelling behind Energy Security Board’s capacity market proposal

Angus Taylor’s claims of a $1.3 billion saving from a capacity market for fossil fuel generators are based on a model that doesn’t exist. — Read on reneweconomy.com.au/the-dubious-modelling-behind-energy-security-boards-capacity-market-proposal/amp/ How low can they go and still get away with it? “September … Continue reading

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Turf wars in the energy transition over who gets to own battery storage

Networks and generators are in the midst of a turf war over who gets to own battery storage, which straddles both their business models. — Read on reneweconomy.com.au/turf-wars-in-the-energy-transition-over-who-gets-to-own-battery-storage/ Could this stimulate more community owned local retailers to make sure energy … Continue reading

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Sussan Ley approves first coal project since court rules she owes children duty of care

Environment minister’s decision on Wollongong Coal expansion follows finding she has a duty to protect children from climate crisis — Read on amp.theguardian.com/australia-news/2021/sep/03/sussan-ley-approves-first-coal-project-since-court-rules-she-owes-children-duty-of-care How unlucky is Australia with Sussan?

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Global health journals warn on climate and nature

6 September, 2021 − The world’s major health journals say the climate and nature crisis is an emergency demanding we transform our societies. — Read on climatenewsnetwork.net/global-health-journals-warn-on-climate-and-nature/ …if it’s not too late

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Australia COVID: Scott Morrison’s reopening plan is as easy as A, B or C

Australia COVID: Scott Morrison’s reopening plan is as easy as A, B or C — Read on amp.smh.com.au/politics/federal/morrison-s-election-plan-it-s-as-easy-as-a-b-or-c-20210825-p58ln6.html “Morrison has also sought to mask his failures by saying “we” have saved 30,000 lives since the beginning of the pandemic, a … Continue reading

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Australia is ‘more and more isolated’ on climate, former EU trade commissioner says

Cecilia Malmström warned climate change is an urgent global crisis and Australia, as a big economy and big emitter, needs to do more — Read on amp.theguardian.com/environment/2021/aug/25/australia-is-more-and-more-isolated-on-climate-says-former-eu-trade-commissioner The goal is to prevent “carbon leakage” – or the movement of emissions-intensive … Continue reading

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