Bees ‘starving’ in South Australia as erratic weather takes heavy toll on hives, honey yields – ABC News

80% decline, despite feeding, concern for crop failure

https://mobile.abc.net.au/news/2018-12-24/bees-starving-in-sa-as-erratic-weather-takes-heavy-toll/10665656

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Coalition energy and climate policies hit rock bottom at year’s end

Check how many ways, how much deceit:

https://reneweconomy.us4.list-manage.com/track/click?u=37a8faee990290c21229d89ff&id=07f6cd75e6&e=51de6c4766

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Revealed: Australian solar-powered electric vehicle with swappable bodies | The Driven

Long established research shows pedestrian survivability is dramatically enhanced by restricting impacts to 40km/hr or less. For urban environments, AEV robotics both argue for, and apply, a 40km/hr maximum speed for their vehicles in an effort to make the urban environment safer. The vehicle is also lightweight at less than 1000kg, and engineered for low operating costs. The vehicle is not intended as a competitor to the ‘Swiss army knife’ that the modern EV has become.

https://thedriven.io/2018/12/11/revealed-australian-solar-powered-applied-electric-vehicle-aims-to-re-imagine-future/

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IEA: failure cheap prices for oil, don’t ignite demand | Carbon Brief

World trend GDP rising as oil price falls.

https://www.carbonbrief.org/iea-new-normal-for-oil-as-cheap-prices-fail-to-ignite-demand

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Murdoch media called out, yet again, as mainly political party, pretending news

https://theconversation.com/rudd-says-murdoch-media-is-a-political-party-108992#comments-container

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Why AEMO needs to update its 100 per cent renewable energy study | RenewEconomy

Despite squeals of denial from usual suspects, frantically blowing in Scomos “Canberra bubble”, it realply is likely that power demand can be met 100% by renewables, far more likely than CCS or continued band aid fixes to Liddel.

https://reneweconomy.com.au/why-aemo-needs-to-update-its-100-per-cent-renewable-energy-study-29092/

and previous AEMO ISP plan

https://reneweconomy.com.au/aemo-cheapest-way-to-replace-coal-is-solar-wind-storage-58961/

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Countries breathe life into the Paris climate agreement | RenewEconomy

Behind absence of news about UN climate conference in Poland, by mainstream media in Australia, useful progress has been made.

https://reneweconomy.com.au/countries-breathe-life-into-the-paris-climate-agreement-84550/

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COP24 Australia walks climate tightrope amid ‘Paris Rulebook’ deadlock

It’s obvious that coal will play a major role in a climate conference that’s held in Poland — I mean Poland is often described as the Australia of Europe. It’s the largest coal producing and coal consuming country in Europe,

https://www.abc.net.au/news/2018-12-15/australia-walks-climate-tightrope-at-cop24/10623558

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At last, divestment hitting fossil fuel industry where it hurts

History of success by 350.org initiative divestment of funds from fossil fuels, by major financial institutions, now as much as $8Tr. New campaign is attention to large insurance companies, counter productive to insure miners like Adani, without which they can’t operate.

https://www.theguardian.com/commentisfree/2018/dec/16/divestment-fossil-fuel-industry-trillions-dollars-investments-carbon?CMP=Share_AndroidApp_WordPress

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Australia turns back on allies as it refuses to cut emissions above Paris pledge

Minister Melissa Price, at COP24 climate change conference, in Poland, tells the world Australia isn’t convinced of need to adopt more ambitious emission reductions. What will it take for COALition to understand extent of climate risk to which they expose us?

https://www.theguardian.com/environment/2018/dec/13/australia-turns-back-on-allies-as-it-refuses-to-cut-emissions-above-paris-pledge?CMP=Share_AndroidApp_WordPress

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