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Federal government’s technology roadmap is a path we’ve already taken

How ridiculous sacking 20% CSIRO Energy staff in Feb!!! If the government is really serious about progressing technologies to reduce emissions, then they need to show us ARENA’s money and independence from political interference. — Read on http://www.canberratimes.com.au/story/6766928/federal-governments-technology-roadmap-is-a-path-weve-already-trodden/

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Direct CO2 capture machines could use ‘a quarter of global energy’ in 2100

paper says as much as a fifth of the CO2 removed using DAC or other negative emissions technologies could be offset by the oceans releasing CO2 back into the atmosphere, reducing their supposed efficacy.!!! — Read on http://www.carbonbrief.org/direct-co2-capture-machines-could-use-quarter-global-energy-in-2100/amp

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100% Renewables is doable, but when will we see it done?

..note acceleration of uptake of new product lines over time; smart phones being steepest… <Problem> is not just government attacks .. big three power retailers capital strike against RE … Power Purchasing Agreements (PPA)…paper that make wind farms bankable locking down a fixed … Continue reading

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Bizzaro World: Science Committee Pushing Exxon Agenda

The operative memes are “first amendment”, and “free speech” – the perverse application of which we saw when Tobacco industry executives defended their right to lie under oath to Congress – an interpretation that the energy industry defended at the time. – perhaps … Continue reading

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Malcolm Turnbull was right: Direct Action is a waste of money

Labor has sought to differentiate itself from Coalition by unveiling a much higher emissions reduction target by 2020 and recognising that some form of carbon price – even if only an adaptation of a “baseline and credit scheme” – is needed … Continue reading

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How Can Global CO2 Levels Soar When Emissions Are Flat?

One study .. found “most subjects believe atmospheric GHG concentrations can be stabilized while emissions into atmosphere continuously exceed removal of GHGs from it.” The author, Dr. John Sterman…notes that these beliefs “support wait-and-see policies but violate conservation of matter” and are … Continue reading

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The Paris climate agreement and implications for Australia

Improve initial post-2020 pollution reduction target and commit to net zero emissions before 2050; Expand domestic policies and, in particular, have a plan to replace existing coal-fired power plants; Increase “climate finance” investment to assist vulnerable countries; and Cancel our … Continue reading

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Charges laid following EPA investigation into Hazelwood mine fire

Companies charged are: National Power Australia Investments Limited Hazelwood Pacific Pty Ltd Australian Power Partners B.V. Hazelwood Churchill Pty Ltd. These charges allege that, as a result of the fire, the atmosphere in the region of the mine was so … Continue reading

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Hunt caught out on “peak emissions”, but he may have a cheap solution

Meanwhile, on ABC TV’s Q&A last night, Australia’s chief scientist Alan Finkel cited data from Hawaii, that the level of CO2 in the world’s atmosphere went up in 2015 by 3.05 parts per million – marking the largest annual increase in … Continue reading

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Australia sinks on ‘most credible’ environmental index in the world

The country’s worst performance, though, came in the climate and energy category, where Australia was ranked 150th for its trend in carbon emissions for electricity generation …Yale said that, among wealthy nations, only Saudi Arabia had a lower ranking than Australia for the … Continue reading

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