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John Pilger: Silencing the lambs. How propaganda works | Green Left

John Pilger asks: “Isn’t it time those who are meant to keep the record straight declared their independence and decoded the propaganda?” — Read on http://www.greenleft.org.au/content/john-pilger-silencing-lambs-how-propaganda-works As pandemic of acceptance of AUKUS dissolves our collective conscience and infects Mental Health … Continue reading

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“Ludicrous:” Snowy 2.0 contractor has zero working capital, but denies dispute | RenewEconomy

Contractor for Snowy 2.0 and Project EnergyConnect reveals liquidity problems with zero working capital, but denies dispute over costs and delays with Snowy Hydro. — Read on reneweconomy.com.au/ludicrous-snowy-2-0-contractor-has-zero-working-capital-but-denies-dispute/ Believe it or not? Where the bloody hell is mastermind Morrison this … Continue reading

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Fossil Fuel Subsidies to Consumers Nearly Doubled in 2021

Despite pledges to phase out inefficient fossil fuel subsidies, the world’s major economies moved to offset rising consumer energy prices in 2021 by nearly doubling consumer supports rather than investing in renewable energy. — Read on http://www.theenergymix.com/2022/08/31/fossil-fuel-subsidies-to-consumers-nearly-doubled-in-2021/ How sickening is … Continue reading

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Solar squeezes out coal to set new record low for demand on national grid | RenewEconomy

June 2022 quarter found black coal-fired generation at its lowest second-quarter output since the NEM commenced in 1998, driven by outages, bidding changes and fuel supply constraints. — Read on reneweconomy.com.au/solar-squeezes-out-coal-to-set-new-record-low-for-demand-on-national-grid/ June 2022 quarter found second-quarter coal-fired generation at its … Continue reading

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Electric on-demand public transport is making a difference in Auckland – now it needs to roll out further

On-demand public transit can rival car ownership in convenience, while cutting emissions and cost, and simultaneously encouraging a mode shift towards public transport. — Read on theconversation.com/electric-on-demand-public-transport-is-making-a-difference-in-auckland-now-it-needs-to-roll-out-further-189438 How cool is this? Let’s do it in regional towns too.

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Market operator still not told of Snowy 2.0 delays, but it won’t be missed much

Snowy Hydro’s owner and its contractor have both said Snowy 2.0 is delayed, but the market operator has not been told. Turns out it won’t make much of a difference. — Read on reneweconomy.com.au/market-operator-not-told-of-snowy-2-0-delays-but-it-wont-be-missed-much/ @turnbullmalcolm never ending white elephant

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Facts must rise above the gas if Australia is to deal with the climate crisis

In a political system long captured by fossil fuel interests, there is a disconnect between the arguments and the evidence — Read on http://www.theguardian.com/commentisfree/2022/aug/08/facts-must-rise-above-the-gas-if-australia-is-to-deal-with-the-climate-crisis Parliament – what a gas chamber.

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Gulf mangrove dieback discovery – JCU Australia

Gulf mangrove dieback discovery – JCU Australia — Read on http://www.jcu.edu.au/news/releases/2022/july/gulf-mangrove-dieback-discovery doesn’t this sound like evidence of tipping point? Mangroves usually capture and store more CO2 than anything else, protect against coastal erosion and nursery for all kinds of marine … Continue reading

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CSIRO reminds our leaders that it’s the climate science that counts | RenewEconomy

If Australia legislates its climate targets and then misses them, what happens? The CSIRO “future world” report reminds us the outlook is grim. — Read on reneweconomy.com.au/csiro-reminds-our-leaders-that-its-the-climate-science-that-counts/ CSIRO warns, again, will we ever learn?

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Celebrating Charles Todd and the overland telegraph – ABC Radio National

The Australian overland telegraph was a 3,200 km line connecting Port Augusta in South Australia to Darwin. It was completed in 1872 and allowed communication between Australia and the rest of the world. It was one of the great engineering … Continue reading

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