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.“
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?
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.
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
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/
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.
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.”
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
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/