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When the market for news fails… | Inside Story

How to organise some real news: Journalists keep losing their jobs, but politicians on all sides are refusing to face the consequences — Read on insidestory.org.au/when-the-market-for-news-fails/

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Federal government’s technology roadmap is a path we’ve already taken

How ridiculous sacking 20% CSIRO Energy staff in Feb!!! If the government is really serious about progressing technologies to reduce emissions, then they need to show us ARENA’s money and independence from political interference. — Read on http://www.canberratimes.com.au/story/6766928/federal-governments-technology-roadmap-is-a-path-weve-already-trodden/

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Cheap electricity is back, and the next casualty will be a coal fired generator | RenewEconomy

The recent decline in electricity prices is astonishing. And with 6GW-plus wind and solar about to enter the grid, the next big casualty will be a coal generator. — Read on reneweconomy.com.au/cheap-electricity-is-back-and-the-next-casualty-will-be-a-coal-fired-generator-72294/

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Covert-19: Government stacks Covid Commission with oil and gas mates, cosy deals follow – Michael West

Investigation released today reveals sweetheart deals between Big Mining and the Government — all done under cover of COVID-19. 350.org. — Read on http://www.michaelwest.com.au/covert-19-government-stacks-covid-commission-with-oil-and-gas-mates-cosy-deals-follow/

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Nev Power Should Answer to Oversight Committee on Gas Agenda | The Australia Institute

Undemocratic bias, again, by Morrison government, more rorts for gas industry when renewables more cost effective. Nev Power Should Answer to Oversight Committee on Gas Agenda | The Australia Institute — Read on http://www.tai.org.au/content/nev-power-should-answer-oversight-committee-gas-agenda

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Fossil fuel incumbents push to delay another crucial energy market reform

Disgraceful big commercial advantage, again, to big vested interest, opposing reform to firm up renewable energy. Crucial National Electricity Market reforms face delays under pressure from large incumbent fossil fuel generators using Covid-19 as a cover to stymie progress. — … Continue reading

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States so far ahead of Australia government, it’s as if they are in a different industrial era | RenewEconomy

Huge news, even optimism about options for recovery from COVID19. A tri-partisan mix of Liberal, Labor and Greens energy ministers show that states and territories are so far ahead of federal Coalition government on climate and energy, it’s as though … Continue reading

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ARENA funds feasibility study into renewable hydrogen-to-ammonia plant | RenewEconomy

ARENA is approaching the end of its funding allocations and Angus Taylor has flagged that a future decision about any further extension of ARENA funding would “be addressed in the most appropriate budget context.” — Read on reneweconomy.com.au/arena-funds-feasibility-study-into-renewable-hydrogen-to-ammonia-plant-37445/

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Five ways for governments to green airline bailouts

The pandemic has exposed the vulnerability of airlines to disruption, forcing a reboot of the sector. This is what a green recovery for aviation would look like — Read on http://www.climatechangenews.com/2020/05/05/five-ways-governments-green-airline-bailouts/

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Renewable energy projects create jobs, save money, say top economists

Stimulus spending on new green energy projects creates twice as many jobs per dollar than investments in fossil fuel projects, according to a new study by researchers including the Nobel prize winner Joseph Stiglitz and leading climate economist Nicholas Stern. … Continue reading

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