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Supply chains generate massive carbon emissions

25 September, 2020 – When it comes to cutting carbon emissions, think global. Think multinational. Think Coca-Cola, or Total. But don’t fly. — Read on climatenewsnetwork.net/supply-chains-generate-massive-carbon-emissions/

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Trump Reverses Obama Methane Rule Despite Opposition From Big Oil : NPR

The rule ends Obama-era restrictions on emissions of methane, a potent climate-warming gas. The move could make it harder to argue that natural gas is a cleaner-burning fossil fuel than coal. — Read on http://www.npr.org/2020/08/13/901863874/trumps-methane-rollback-that-big-oil-doesn-t-want

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Australia has become the world’s biggest exporter of fossil fuels

Australia has become the world’s biggest exporter of fossil fuels — Read on thenewdaily.com.au/news/2020/07/09/australia-export-fossil-fuels/amp/ “The poor performance of fossil fuel companies is probably surprising to most Australians, who are routinely told by industry and political leaders that coal is the … Continue reading

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Clean ships needed now to cut polluting emissions

25 June, 2020 − The vessels plying the world’s oceans release huge volumes of polluting emissions. Existing fleets badly need a clean-up. — Read on climatenewsnetwork.net/clean-ships-needed-now-to-cut-polluting-emissions/

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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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