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Scientists call for incentives to help households transition away from gas use in homes – ABC News

Scientists are calling on Australian governments to provide incentives to enable households to transition away from using gas in the home because of its detrimental health effects. — Read on http://www.abc.net.au/news/2022-05-20/gas-use-in-homes-worsens-air-quality-report-says/101085224 Is it time yet to get rid of gas?

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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 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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Big Budget Bluff: how the Coalition conned its media allies and left 10m Australians in the lurch – Michael West

After two weeks of fawning leaks, the government’s media allies miss the Budget story. For ten million Australians, taxes are rising — Read on michaelwest.com.au/big-budget-bluff-how-the-coalition-conned-its-media-allies-and-left-10m-australians-in-the-lurch/ Mind boggling incompetence by Murdoch media, bungled benefit for #LNP

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Now we know the flaws of carbon offsets, it’s time to get real about climate change | RenewEconomy

85% of credits in the long-running United Nations carbon offset scheme did not actually reduce emissions as of 2017 — Read on reneweconomy.com.au/now-we-know-the-flaws-of-carbon-offsets-its-time-to-get-real-about-climate-change/ “85% of credits in the long-running United Nations carbon offset scheme did not actually reduce emissions as of 2017″ … Continue reading

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The Liberal Party wants us to ‘look at the facts’. But just whose facts?

Of nine claims in the Liberals’ new ad campaign, one is correct, two are deceptive and six are barefaced lies. — Read on http://www.crikey.com.au/2022/04/19/liberal-party-ad-facts-challenged/ Will be worth waiting for Integrity Commission. Will mainstream media be liable for publicising so many … Continue reading

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Chinese demand for Australian coal could collapse, experts say | RenewEconomy

ANU experts predict imminent collapse of Chinese market for Australian coal as it seeks energy security and lower emissions. — Read on reneweconomy.com.au/energy-experts-say-chinas-demand-for-australian-coal-could-collapse/ Say no more…

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Climate policy 2022 no longer political bin-fire – but remains smouldering issue for voters

Notwithstanding COVID, this political term has been framed by extreme events such as the Black Summer bushfires and floods – and it will show at the ballot box. — Read on theconversation.com/climate-policy-in-2022-is-no-longer-a-political-bin-fire-but-it-remains-a-smouldering-issue-for-voters-181058

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Dealers and owners offer “used” EVs at massive premiums to new car price

t is average Australians that are paying the price for Australia’s vehicle emissions policy vacuum, and — Read on thedriven.io/2022/04/19/dealers-and-owners-offer-used-evs-at-massive-premiums-to-new-car-price/ average Australians are paying the price for Australia’s vehicle emissions policy vacuum

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A Darwinian survival story: Barnaby’s northern port is more of a crazy boondoggle than thought – Michael West Media

It would appear the $1.5 billion gas port that Barnaby Joyce wants to build in the Port of Darwin doesn’t stack up on any measure. — Read on http://www.michaelwest.com.au/a-darwinian-survival-story-our-northern-port-is-even-more-of-a-disaster-than-first-thought/ The Beetrooter excels himself, again

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