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Carmichael mine jobs need ’21 times the subsidies’ of renewables, says lobby group

 Solar panels. The Clean Energy Finance Corporation has announced a $20m investment in the Ross River solar farm in Townsville, a 116MW project expected to deliver 150 jobs. Photograph: Lukas Coch/AAP Federal funding for Adani project amounts to $683,060 a … Continue reading

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100% renewable grid within reach-Turnbull right to fund energy storage

Pixabay/Wikimedia Commons An ACIL Allen report to the Australian Governmentlists the technical lifetime of each power station, and shows that two-thirds of Australia’s fossil fuel generation capacity will reach the end of its technical lifetime over the next two decades. The practical … Continue reading

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With the Rise of Trump, Is It Game Over for the Climate Fight?

One goal of our fight must simply be to break the power of Trumpism and all that it represents. If you want good news, here it is: Trump and his crew have pushed all their bets onto fossil fuel. There’s … Continue reading

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Hewson – Liberals denying climate change

Howard stated that he was an “agnostic” on climate, and preferred to rely on his “instincts”. This, of course, ignores the fact that none of us non-climate scientists would even know that there was an issue except that some 97 per … Continue reading

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Chief Scientist report on energy corrects Madness

…you couldn’t dream up a crazier set of events that have driven fears that South Australia is a sign of the threats to come to power supply reliability and price from lots of renewable energy…The Chief Scientist’s report provides a rational discussion about … Continue reading

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Iceland’s volcanoes to power UK

Energy minister, Charles Hendry has already met the head of Iceland’s national grid about the plan. The web of sea-floor cables – called interconnectors – planned for next decade would link the UK to a Europe-wide supergrid, which is backed by the … Continue reading

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How “Emissions Intensity” works

PHOTO: Carbon tax supporters  message on lawns of Parliament House. (AAP: Lukas Coch) “Emissions intensity” with baseline set at 1 tonne of CO₂ for every megawatt hour (MWh) of electricity. A brown coal generator produces electricity at 1.3 tonnes CO₂ per MWh. For every MWh … Continue reading

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Australia blowing carbon budget

Australia has emitted about twice what is allowed by CCA’s carbon budget since 2013. In the three years and nine months to September 2016, the country emitted 19.8% of its share of what the world can emit between 2013 and … Continue reading

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Australia isolated carryover credits cancelled by developed nations from Kyoto

Note – early Christmas media gap has COALition “emptying its garbage” on climate change claiming, over and over, that targets are already met, not revealing deceitful accounting: Five nations announce they will not use emission reduction credits they are entitled to, and on … Continue reading

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LNG $Billions tax avoidance

While government agonises over 2 bob taxation for backpacker fruit pickers, PRRT receipts are in freefall and any meaningful contribution from the industry could be decades away, according to briefings to the government of Western Australia. The numbers begged not to be … Continue reading

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