Adani beware: coal is on the road to becoming completely uninsurable

Gautam Adani might claim he can go ahead on his own money and doesn’t need cooperation from financiers. But the mine will be breaking the law if operations get no insurance.

TheConversation

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Want to beat climate change? Protect our natural forests

In anticipation of release IPCC report about land use, natural forests and cleared forest regrowth proven far more productive, for emissions capture/storage and biodiversity, than plantations of seedlings.

TheConversation

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Pilloried for telling truth on renewable problems

How can the Strine claim to be a newspaper? Yet again, fairy tale insistence SA blackouts were caused by too much renewable energy from windfarms. Do they think folks have forgotten photos of transmission line pylons buckled like cooked spaghetti?

What’s the point in having Press Council if blatant disinformation not corrected by apology…on front page, big print?

TheAustralian

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Raise car fuel prices to fight air pollution, says UK rightwing thinktank

If right wingers can do it there, how about they do it here? Fuel excise was subject of annual indexation until John Howard. Another expensive legacy.

TheGuardian

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This is what the Dyson electric SUV could look like

The rumour materialises, from vacuum cleaners, now to EV cars. But Dyson first product mainly forgotten, radio for folks in developing countries, not powered by mains or even batteries, clockwork power no less.

TheDriven

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Why Liddell is likely to close in 2022, and why you shouldn’t care

Why coal fired power doesn’t make sense any more, including 2 new projects, in the last decade, taxpayer funded and abandoned.

TheGuardian

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Sleek pay, oblique performance: Angus Taylor’s first government agency, the IPFA

As Angus is, again, saying no, no, no, to latest IPCC report, which includes concern, major, world in general, as well as Oz in particular, about over exploitation of land, here’s some background about how he came to be such an accomplished grifter:
“Nothing to see here,” said Scomo, following misconduct allegations over Angus Taylor allegedly trying to influence Josh Frydenberg to weaken laws to escape prosecution by a company he part owns.

Michael West.com.au

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What is Hyperloop? A Complete WIRED Guide |

That’s why the first hyperloop systems will likely target very specific use cases with built-in passengers and minimal political hurdles. They could connect an airport to a city center or public transit hub, or send cargo from a port to an inland distribution center, so trucks don’t have to crowd into already congested areas.

WIRED

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IPCC report findings threaten Australia’s food security

How sad is it that people like Minister for Energy and Emission Reductions insists that we must provide “choice” for folks to be able to consume as much energy as they like, in houses as big as, drive cars as big as, on freeways as big as….

This choice now means that, if the world consumed at rate of Australians, it would take 4 planets to regenerate resources.

Choice is no longer viable. More than 70% of agricultural land grows food for animals which are food for people. 25% of world emissions come from inefficiencies in food industry.

When will our Minister recognise he has no choice with reducing emissions from food/agriculture industry?

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Australia still plagued by destructive policies of John Howard, our worst prime minister

Adding just one more, Australia used to have SAA, Standard Association of Australia, until it got corporatised, divisionalised, privatised and now owned from Hong Kong. It used to be able to prevent imports of stuff as ordinary as flammable cladding for buildings. Organisations like EPA were just copied from USA but just copies, no power. And F35 fighter jets picked without any input from RAAF, can’t even manage a round trip from Sydney to Melbourne without refuelling.

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