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Australia ranks last for climate action among 193 nations in UN report

The United Nations Sustainable Development Solutions Network has ranked Australia last among 193 members for its level of climate action — Read on ieefa.org/australia-ranks-last-for-climate-action-among-193-nations-in-un-report/ say no more, nudge, nudge

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An offset loophole could be the saviour for high emissions fossil hydrogen

Will hydrogen be a blessing or a curse? Probably a bit of both, but the fossil fuel industry is fighting for much more of the second. — Read on reneweconomy.com.au/an-offset-loophole-could-be-the-saviour-for-high-emissions-fossil-hydrogen/ Don’t we already have enough dodgy accounting to pretend cuts … Continue reading

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Political ploys and an ocean jewel: what’s behind the UN’s ‘in danger’ warning for the Great Barrier Reef

It’s not the first time the reef has faced the threat of an ‘in danger’ listing. But what does it mean and why is this time different? — Read on http://www.theguardian.com/environment/2021/jun/23/political-ploys-and-an-ocean-jewel-whats-behind-the-uns-in-danger-warning-for-the-great-barrier-reef “its global warming stupid” as they insist they finally … Continue reading

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Australia’s policy recipe for expensive and unreliable electricity | RenewEconomy

In 2021 we are learning that relying on a few old coal generators, owned by an oligopoly, makes electricity expensive and unreliable – and how AEMO and China aren’t helping. — Read on reneweconomy.com.au/australias-policy-recipe-for-expensive-and-unreliable-electricity/

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Murdoch media, Nine Entertainment, mining lobby, busted for record bullartistry, go into hiding – Michael West

The Minerals Council of Australia, a foreign-controlled mining lobby, has duped Australia’s major media in an $80bn PR scam — Read on http://www.michaelwest.com.au/murdoch-media-nine-entertainment-mining-lobby-busted-for-record-bullartistry-go-into-hiding/ So is anybody keeping the bastards honest in Australia?

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The frontline of koala conservation

The koala is listed as one step below endangered so why aren’t we saving them? The Australian Koala Foundation’s Deborah Tabart and specialist koala ecologist Dr Steve Phillips discuss all things koala: their personalities, their history and how a broken political system … Continue reading

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A call for strengthened environmental legislation

Detailed discussion about exactly why Tasmanian salmon farms are doing so much harm to other marine life, including what’s known as snot, which devours things like eggs of small fish like sardines, without which… Despite five vertebrate extinctions in 1999, … Continue reading

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Military leaders, security chiefs demand action on climate threat

The problem is we don’t have an action plan, so we are wandering around in circles trying to figure out what to do.” Admiral Barrie said he believed United Nations climate talks in Glasgow in November will be the last … Continue reading

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As battery costs tumble, Coalition puts Australia on most expensive energy path

The gas price is likely to be higher, and the sort of gas projects proposed by the likes of energy minister Angus Taylor at Kurri Kurri assume a capacity factor of just 2 per cent. Which means they will be … Continue reading

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NSW looks to EVs to (save coal?) ease economic pain of vanishing coal markets

NSW coal mining industry could disappear entirely by as early as 2042, while EV take-up could hit 5 million registered vehicles by 2050s. — Read on reneweconomy.com.au/nsw-looks-to-evs-to-ease-economic-pain-of-vanishing-coal-markets/ How to shoot your self in both feet, crazy story EVs to prolong … Continue reading

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