How Australia can phase out coal power while maintaining energy security

The end of coal-fired generation in Australia is inevitable. But the federal government can do more to ensure an orderly transition to renewables – avoiding price spikes and supporting workers.
— Read on theconversation.com/how-australia-can-phase-out-coal-power-while-maintaining-energy-security-152747

How about value of compensation for early closure be % reduced when cost cut maintenance causes old coal fired power to fails, causing peak demand tocost us up to $14,500/MWh?

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China’s electric car strategy’s implications for U.S. energy security

By 2030, McKinsey estimates more than a third to almost half of vehicles sold in China and Europe will be battery-powered and plug-in hybrid electric vehicles. The anticipated market share for the U.S. is far lower at roughly 17% to 36%, up from 3% this year.     
— Read on www.cnbc.com/2020/10/23/chinas-electric-car-strategys-implications-for-us-energy-security.html

and guesstimates like this are usually exceeded

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A Monster Wind Turbine Is Upending an Industry – The New York Times

G.E.’s giant machine, which can light up a small town, is stoking a renewable-energy arms race.
— Read on www.nytimes.com/2021/01/01/business/GE-wind-turbine.html

13MW, 260m floor to top of turbine, 216m rotor diameter, NYT don’t bother to mention power output is function of cube of rotor diameter eg twice diameter is 8 times power.

GE has deals to supply 276 turbines to what is likely to be the world’s largest wind farm at Dogger Bank off Britain.

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The virus that shut down the world: The yawning gulf between rich and poor | | UN News

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— Read on news.un.org/en/story/2020/12/1080682

By December, the UN was predicting that a record 235 Million people would require humanitarian assistance in 2021, an increase of some 40 per cent on 2020 which is almost entirely a consequence of the pandemic

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IEEFA Australia: Beetaloo is a sink-hole in which the gas industry itself isn’t even investing

Conservative think tank The Grattan Institute is saying that gas is finished as a fuel in the global economy.
— Read on ieefa.org/ieefa-australia-beetaloo-is-a-sink-hole-which-the-gas-industry-itself-isnt-even-investing-in/

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AGL’s dirty gas import terminal: What we learnt from the expert testimony

Environment Victoria | AGL’s dirty gas import terminal: What we learnt from the expert testimony
— Read on environmentvictoria.org.au/2020/12/22/exposing-the-impacts-of-agls-gas-import-terminal/

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Australia should hold auction to hasten coal closures, says conservative think tank

A Liberal-aligned think tank has called on the Morrison government to consider paying ageing coal plants to close early.
— Read on reneweconomy.com.au/australia-should-hold-auction-to-hasten-coal-closures-says-conservative-think-tank-65096/

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‘Zero return’: government savaged over taxpayer grants to open up new gas basin in Australia

Coalition funding for gas exploration in Northern Territory labelled a costly plan ‘for a climate catastrophe’
— Read on www.theguardian.com/environment/2020/dec/19/zero-return-government-savaged-over-taxpayer-grants-to-open-up-new-gas-basin-in-australia

Beyond disgraceful! $7.5 million PER WELL for gas mining, $2.5 BILLION for oil refineries, and a proposal to limit boycotts of fossil fuel companies.

#ClimateEmergency

#ExistentialThreat

#FederalICACNow

#BrokenPoliticalSystem

#ExtinctionRebellion

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Power tool: How Nissan Leaf e+ played vital role in Japan’s disaster recovery

Japan efforts to recover from natural disaster helped by the two-way battery that powers the Nissan Leaf electric car.
— Read on thedriven.io/2020/12/18/power-tool-how-nissan-leaf-e-played-vital-role-in-japans-disaster-recovery/

How about keeping power tools, even medical devices indoors, operational when disaster with loss of grid power

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China’s path to renewable superpower

Chinas path to renewable superpower
— Read on www.theaustralian.com.au/business/business-spectator/news-story/chinas-path-to-renewable-superpower/9b89bf33035a8d7c61eb996041bdd9eb

China romps along, clean and green and renewable, while Australia is dragged back, dirty and brown in fossil fantasy

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