The end of coal is coming, fast. Governments must urgently support a “just transition’

Continuing to deny the impending end of coal-fired generation is simply not in the interest of coal workers and their communities.
— Read on reneweconomy.com.au/the-end-of-coal-is-coming-fast-governments-must-urgently-support-a-just-transition/

“Coal is likely to be completely gone from Victoria’s electricity system by 2032 with most other parts of Australia not far behind”

Anybody yet seen any actual Plan for just transition?

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The marketing of Scott Morrison | The Shot

Nothing normal.
— Read on theshot.net.au/general-news/the-marketing-of-scott-morrison/

a useful autopsy…

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Early exit for coal as National Electricity Market prepares for renewable future

Coal-fired power generators are expected to shut down nearly three times faster than previously anticipated and exit the National Energy Market entirely by 2043, according to an updated plan that follows widespread consultation with the sector.
— Read on www.abc.net.au/news/2021-12-09/early-coal-exit-national-electricity-market-renewables/100687644

Large-scale renewable generators like wind and solar farms will need to increase nine-fold, while smaller scale solar (such as rooftop and community solar panels) will need to grow five-fold.

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Scott Morrison attacked over ‘secrecy’ after documents reveal cyclones and floods set to pummel Australia |

National cabinet documents obtained by Rex Patrick reveal increased risk of extreme weather events
— Read on www.theguardian.com/australia-news/2021/dec/04/scott-morrison-attacked-over-secrecy-after-documents-reveal-cyclones-and-floods-set-to-pummel-australia

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There’s an enormous geothermal pool under the Latrobe Valley that can give us cheap, clean energy

It’s 650 metres below the surface, across 6,000 square kilometres – and has been overlooked for far too long.
— Read on theconversation.com/theres-an-enormous-geothermal-pool-under-the-latrobe-valley-that-can-give-us-cheap-clean-energy-166829

But will there be any approval to develop big project like this if there’s nothing to create export income? (joking! seriously)

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Dumping ground: Labor rejects car emissions standards to avoid another scare campaign

Australia will continue to be a dumping ground for dirty and inefficient vehicles that are expensive to run with Labor reportedly about to dump its policy.
— Read on thedriven.io/2021/12/01/dumping-ground-labor-rejects-car-emissions-standards-to-avoid-another-scare-campaign/

she’ll be right mate, no new tail pipe emissions regs until “our oil refineries” have spent $2Billion gift from Frydenberg, allowed until 2027, when petrol extreme taxed to compel extreme emission reduction

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Conservatives want Australia’s cricket captain to shut up about climate

Conservative commentators have discovered there is one thing worse than a prime minister championing climate action – an Australian cricket captain doing the same.
— Read on reneweconomy.com.au/conservatives-want-australias-cricket-captain-to-shut-up-about-climate/

Short version is new cricket captain convinced and speaking out about climate change while RWNJs like Tom Elliott reckons we should listen to him, tried it once but….

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Morrison and Taylor outline vision for more fossil gas fields, and more pipelines | RenewEconomy

The Morrison government’s new gas infrastructure plan would expand fossil gas extraction, and push Australia into fossil hydrogen.
— Read on reneweconomy.com.au/morrison-and-taylor-outline-vision-for-more-fossil-gas-fields-and-more-pipelines/

Shortage of gas supply was not shared in analysis by Audrey Zibelman, ex CEO of AEMO, now quit 12 months ahead of contract, head hunted to mastermind next generation energy provider concept for Google, Australia good for proving trial, to show direction we should have taken.

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‘Vandals’: Victoria, Queensland fume over federal climate intervention

The commonwealth has used new powers to cancel states’ participation in global climate action
— Read on www.theguardian.com/australia-news/2021/nov/29/vandals-victoria-queensland-fume-over-federal-climate-intervention

State governments were succeeding despite Federal until intervention to cancel State climate initiative, sickening.

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A unity ticket to challenge the integrity vacuum in Canberra

A unity ticket to challenge the integrity vacuum in Canberra
— Read on johnmenadue.com/a-unity-ticket-to-challenge-the-integrity-vacuum-in-canberra/

Barry Jones and John Hewson join forces to combat Canberra craziness e.g. Morrison:

“What is the issue I am asked about today? It doesn’t matter what I said yesterday. I don’t even remember what I said then, but right here and now this is the truth for me. It may be a different truth tomorrow.”

“Did it work? If it did, it must be true. If it didn’t, I’ll try something else.”

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