Category Archives: Energy

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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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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Wind Turbine Syndrome

Everything you always meant to get around to investigating, a comprehensive collection of analyses about myths of health hazards at http://theconversation.edu.au/wind-turbine-syndrome-a-classic-communicated-disease-8318

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Energy/CST Solar – Big win in Las Vegas

Even the big gambling town now believes in CST(Concentrated Solar Thermal) for electricity 24 hours/day, as reported at: Las Vegas Solar

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Energy/Gas – not valid transition from coal

Here are some extracts from recent report from Climate Progress -Air sampling by NOAA over Colorado Finds 4% Methane Leakage, More Than Double Industry Claims … unless leakage rates for new methane can be kept below 2%, substituting gas for … Continue reading

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Energy/PV – amazing Germany

From BZE Matthew Wright, in a letter to rally us back up to speed after holidays: “Together we are building a groundswell of support that is getting harder for governments to ignore. Also, looking overseas, Germany has again showed itself … Continue reading

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Energy/Wind – Deniers say wind doesn’t work!!

Interviewed this morning on ABC RN, final point from Tim Flannery was that Climate Change Denialism is restricted to just USA, Canada and, of course, Australia. From the lofty heights of The Australian(heart of the Nation), to the least significant … Continue reading

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Energy/Distributed – Constraints

To reduce emissions caused by fossil fuelled electricity generation, one particularly important objective is to accelerate the installation of energy sources closer to where energy is needed. As well as roof top solar panels, this means industrial sized solar and … Continue reading

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