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Holy grail of big batteries – first pilot for Gates-backed battery with 150 hours storage

Look out Snowy2.0, new battery storage may be lower cost as well as shorter lead time, less remote, less vulnerable to grid failure. US utility to pilot “acqueous air flow” battery – backed by group including Bill Gates and Macquarie … Continue reading

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Mythkonceptions_Qld coal

About many exaggerations, spun by proponents and politicians, crazy example being more revenue from vehicle rego than coal, such big exports but such small change paid back into Australia?  A5_QldCoalP

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Defeat of Green Army?

Link below is to printable brochure. How can LibNat Government understand climate change, or even function at all, when they’re so far out on basic arithmetic for Army? Of course this is only Green Army. Imagine size of errors for Brown … Continue reading

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Peak soil: industrial civilisation is on the verge of eating itself

New research on land, oil, bees and climate change points to imminent global food crisis without urgent action >read more> The Guardian

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Big list denialist furphies

From Skeptical Science, a big list, when confronted with endlessly repeated, nonsensical claims by climate change denialists, it’s great if you know the subject well enough to offer short and sharp rebuttal. Otherwise it’s safest to get back to them … Continue reading

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Pricing solar PV falling – global free trade NOT

Following on from USA imposing 30% tariff on Chinese solar PV  panels, EU is now considering 47%!! Is this another triumph of the fashion for free market economics, with proponents insisting that private sector should do everything and public sector … Continue reading

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Laying a myth to rest – geothermal energy in Australia

While it’s obvious that, from NZ to Iceland, geothermal can be a boundless energy source for much fantasised baseload electricity, a critical factor is that Mother Nature needs to provide the large hole(s) down to the hot stuff. After 10 … Continue reading

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Detailed survey shows 97% agreement human caused global warming

Skeptical Science excels again, with big update to previous survey, by Naomi Oreskes in book Merchants of Doubt. A new survey of over 12,000 peer-reviewed climate science papers by our citizen science team at Skeptical Science has found a 97% consensus in the … Continue reading

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Power demand drop, coal out, renewables in

Despite current loud rantings by the opposition, saying that Carbon Tax has done nothing to reduce emissions, here’s a report, based on latest NEM data, to show a decrease of more than 6% in last 12 months. Brown coal power … Continue reading

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Five things we learned this week …

from Renew Economy Premier Napthine more backward than Baillieu, ratings agencies now reflect downgrade of fossil fuel companies because most of it must stay in the ground; also antics to keep us using more energy because our building energy efficiency … Continue reading

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