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World wilts beneath weight of e-waste and plastic | Climate News Network

13 July, 2020 – It’s the throwaway society: e-waste outweighs Europe’s population, plastic waste often ends in the sea. Recycling rates offer little hope. — Read on climatenewsnetwork.net/world-wilts-beneath-weight-of-e-waste-and-plastic/

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Coalition restates wish to axe CEFC, then unveils its largest program

How can more uncertainty and nonsense taking us anywhere other than backwards? “Of course, it’s been policy of federal Coalition to abolish the CEFC – along with ARENA, the CCA and the Climate Commission – ever since Tony Abbott was voted … Continue reading

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Was the renewables industry better off under Abbott than Turnbull?

“The result is confusion, concern and dismay. Despite all the talk of the “innovation economy”, the large-scale renewable energy target remains at a standstill, without a single wind farm or solar farm commissioned or built since the Coalition took power … Continue reading

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True or false – $60Billion claim by Abbott about cost Labor renewable energy plan?

Another foot-in-mouth disease outburst by PM, obvious, even to Blind Freddy that $60B is mistaken capital cost. Ageing power plants. More than 75% of our fossil-fuel power plants are past their use-by date. Assuming a 50-year lifetime, more than a third of … Continue reading

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NSW Farmers Association shifts position on climate change

Conference statement from last year was asking PM Abbott for Royal Commission to determine if human activity really is causing so much more CO2 and warming. This year could not be more different, a demand that Abbott get real, transition … Continue reading

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Does RET mean higher power prices? CHECK THE FACTS

Astonishingly – “The only scenario that had a lower electricity price than leaving the RET as is, was expanding the RET to 30%. You can see the impact of the various policies in the graph below which is taken directly … Continue reading

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How GDP growth makes essentials unsustainable

Unsustainable appears to be Mr GrAbbitt’s favourite word, along with growth but…”America ranks fifth according to HDI, below Norway, Australia, Switzerland, and the Netherlands. But when its score is adjusted for inequality, it drops 23 spots – among the largest … Continue reading

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Time for Tony Abbott to dump secret nuclear ambitions

“The second is the idea that nuclear is cheap. France is often held out as the prime example of this, but this façade is rapidly fading on the realisation that France will have to spend more in coming years on … Continue reading

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