Contender wind turbine for Star of South wind farm

#Vestas V236-15.0 height 286 metres

Check size of people inside one half of one blade. It takes more than 100 people to run a line of this size.

Is Federal Government still shouting free overseas university degrees for chaps aspiring as nuke experts? Or RAN submariners striving for expertise in nuke subs.

Why not quit pretending nukes for funds to start training teams for manufacture this class of turbine blade?

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“Ludicrous:” Snowy 2.0 contractor has zero working capital, but denies dispute | RenewEconomy

Contractor for Snowy 2.0 and Project EnergyConnect reveals liquidity problems with zero working capital, but denies dispute over costs and delays with Snowy Hydro.
— Read on reneweconomy.com.au/ludicrous-snowy-2-0-contractor-has-zero-working-capital-but-denies-dispute/

Believe it or not? Where the bloody hell is mastermind Morrison this time?

Snowy 2 in faraway nowhere, does it make any more sense across Australia than EU sourcing gas from Russia? Isn’t it extreme weather damage to long damage prone grid causing most problems?

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Fossil Fuel Subsidies to Consumers Nearly Doubled in 2021

Despite pledges to phase out inefficient fossil fuel subsidies, the world’s major economies moved to offset rising consumer energy prices in 2021 by nearly doubling consumer supports rather than investing in renewable energy.
— Read on www.theenergymix.com/2022/08/31/fossil-fuel-subsidies-to-consumers-nearly-doubled-in-2021/

How sickening is this, especially our ex-Finance minister now at OECD? Just imagine, if COALition had not cut excise on petrol, even without sensible tail pipe emission regulation, we could now be saving, with less consumption, cleaner exhaust, better performance cars.

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Solar squeezes out coal to set new record low for demand on national grid | RenewEconomy

June 2022 quarter found black coal-fired generation at its lowest second-quarter output since the NEM commenced in 1998, driven by outages, bidding changes and fuel supply constraints.
— Read on reneweconomy.com.au/solar-squeezes-out-coal-to-set-new-record-low-for-demand-on-national-grid/

June 2022 quarter found second-quarter coal-fired generation at its lowest Q2 output since NEM start 1998, driven by outages, bidding changes and fuel supply constraints.

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Electric on-demand public transport is making a difference in Auckland – now it needs to roll out further

On-demand public transit can rival car ownership in convenience, while cutting emissions and cost, and simultaneously encouraging a mode shift towards public transport.
— Read on theconversation.com/electric-on-demand-public-transport-is-making-a-difference-in-auckland-now-it-needs-to-roll-out-further-189438

How cool is this? Let’s do it in regional towns too.

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Market operator still not told of Snowy 2.0 delays, but it won’t be missed much

Snowy Hydro’s owner and its contractor have both said Snowy 2.0 is delayed, but the market operator has not been told. Turns out it won’t make much of a difference.
— Read on reneweconomy.com.au/market-operator-not-told-of-snowy-2-0-delays-but-it-wont-be-missed-much/

@turnbullmalcolm never ending white elephant

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Contra-rotating floating turbines promise unprecedented scale and power

Norway’s World Wide Wind has a radically different take on offshore wind power. These floating, vertical-axis wind turbines feature two sets of blades, tuned to contra-rotate – and they promise more than double the output of today’s biggest turbines.
— Read on newatlas.com/energy/coaxial-vertical-floating-wind-turbines/

Totallybdifferent!

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Exxon had evidence of climate change since 1981 – funded deniers for 27 years

Exxon first got interested in climate change in 1981 because it was seeking to develop the Natuna gas field off Indonesia,” wrote Lenny Bernstein in the email. “This is an immense reserve of natural gas, but it is 70% CO2,” or carbon dioxide, the main driver of climate change.
— Read on www.zmescience.com/ecology/environmental-issues/exxon-had-evidence-of-climate-change-since-1981-funded-deniers-for-27-years-U

By now world has realised so little time left, so methane is bigger problem 100 times more warming in 10 year time frame

Stop Methane now, from wells and agriculture, immediately if not sooner

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Possible Utilisation of CO2 on Natuna’s Gas Field Using Dry Reforming of Methane to Syngas (CO & H2)

Possible Utilisation of CO2 on Natuna’s Gas Field Using Dry Reforming of Methane to Syngas (CO & H2) | One of the major natural gas reserve in Indonesia is found in the Natuna “D-Alpha” gas field. This is not only a large gas deposit (222 TCF) but…
— Read on www.researchgate.net/

This is not only a large gas deposit (222 TCF) but is also interesting because it is composed predominantly of CO2 (71%)!!!!!”

Stop methane ASAP – close to 100 times more warming than CO2 in 10 year term

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Facts must rise above the gas if Australia is to deal with the climate crisis

In a political system long captured by fossil fuel interests, there is a disconnect between the arguments and the evidence
— Read on www.theguardian.com/commentisfree/2022/aug/08/facts-must-rise-above-the-gas-if-australia-is-to-deal-with-the-climate-crisis

Parliament – what a gas chamber.

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