World makes haste too slowly on cutting energy use

16 October, 2020 – The annual report card on the global energy industry says progress towards lower energy use must be much faster.
— Read on climatenewsnetwork.net/world-makes-haste-too-slowly-on-cutting-energy-use/

“bad news is that emissions of methane – among the most potent of greenhouse gases – are rising, says the report.

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Electric Vehicles: Australian Electric Vehicles Can Deliver 5x Snowy 2.0s – What’s Required to Realise This Potential

The opportunities and barriers of vehicle-to-grid services in Australia

— Read on www.all-energy.com.au/en-gb/virtual-conference/electric-vehicles-session.html

How cool is this compared to such monster expense, so remote, old fashioned idea of Snowy2.0?

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Australia must prepare now for climate-related disasters or pay more later, insurance regulator says | Australian economy | The Guardian

The cost of responding to bushfires, storms and cyclones after the fact is likely to be 11 times greater, Apra warns
— Read on www.theguardian.com/business/2020/oct/14/australia-must-prepare-now-for-climate-related-disasters-or-pay-more-later-insurance-regulator-says

in response and recovery costs, he said covering those losses would require the community to invest about $3.5bn a year to prevent the worst impacts. “That’s an enormous sum, but it’s much smaller than the $39bn cost,” he said.

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SSE backs 2030 ban on petrol and diesel company cars and vans

EXCLUSIVE: As the government deliberates on bringing forward its ban of new sales of fossil fuel cars into the first half of the next decade, the Scottish energy company has called for a separate rule mandating corporate fleet decarbonisation by 2030
— Read on www.businessgreen.com/news/4021646/sse-backs-2030-ban-petrol-diesel-company-cars-vans

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Fossil fuels are rapidly losing favour with investors

15 October, 2020 – From leading the market 20 years ago the big fossil fuel companies are plunging in value, as investors turn to renewables.
— Read on climatenewsnetwork.net/fossil-fuels-are-rapidly-losing-favour-with-investors/

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Breaking New Ground

For five generations, Charles Massy’s family rode on the sheep’s back and nearly destroyed their land in the process.  When drought in the 80s and 90s almost sent him broke, the Cooma farmer switched to regenerative agriculture and watched his overgrazed land recover. 
— Read on www.abc.net.au/austory/breaking-new-ground/12697330

Remarkable story, wrecked by industrial style farming, sold off machinery and chemicals, reduced stock and more profitable, happily ever after.

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CSIRO report questions Morrison’s faith in soil carbon due to warming climate

CSIRO report questions Morrison’s faith in soil carbon due to warming climate | RenewEconomy
— Read on www.google.com.au/amp/s/reneweconomy.com.au/csiro-report-questions-morrisons-faith-in-soil-carbon-due-to-warming-climate-65935/amp/

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Fuel’s paradise

Australia lags by more than a decade in tackling the health effects of low-quality petrol
— Read on insidestory.org.au/fuels-paradise/

How smugly is this, after 5 years investigation to 2018…

…”environment minister, Josh Frydenberg, declared that “Australia’s petrol quality is the lowest in the OECD or seventieth in the world.”

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International Energy Agency: coal has surrendered to solar

For the first time since the industrial revolution, coal-fired power will constitute less than 20 per cent of the world’s energy by 2040, according to the annual report by the International Energy Agency.
— Read on www.theage.com.au/environment/climate-change/old-king-coal-has-surrendered-to-solar-says-global-power-report-20201013-p564q4.html

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Energy Renaissance names Hunter region for Australia’s first battery “gigafactory”

Energy Renaissance says it will start building $28m, solar powered Renaissance One lithium-ion battery plant within weeks in Tomago.
— Read on reneweconomy.com.au/energy-renaissance-names-hunter-region-for-australias-first-battery-gigafactory-66924/amp/

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