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Your car air-con is consuming half your fuel in heavy traffic

….using the transport calculator developed for EPA Victoria Greenhouse Calculator… assumed ‘small’ car (Corolla size), 10 km/h average speed, with stops every 50 metres and  Darwin climate…results are only approximate, as the model is fairly basic and changes in environmental and … Continue reading

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Energy content, where is the heat – atmosphere -vs- ocean

As deniers persist in denying evidence of warming, here’s  a useful explanation about where most of the energy goes, with variability to atmosphere temperature during the journey. >more> WattsUpWithThat  

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REBOUND IN CLEAN ENERGY INVESTMENT IN 2014 BEATS EXPECTATIONS

This list shows just how ridiculous Coal-ition government looks… China up 32% to a record $89.5bn, the US up 8% to $51.8bn (its highest figure since 2012), Japan up 12% to $41.3bn, Canada up 26% at $9bn, Brazil up 88% at $7.9bn, India … Continue reading

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Search for a source: Contemplating Australia’s energy future

From comments – “6kW PV system with 4kWh Li battery pack from LG is size of bar fridge. So, off grid, with ROI of about 25%. Yes, this means 4 years to get your money back…Now, battery pack is $5500, but giant Tesla factory … Continue reading

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Double or nothing: Australia’s G20 energy challenge

The US Alliance to Save Energy report estimated that doubling energy productivity in the US could save a staggering US$327 billion per year by 2030. Meanwhile Coal-ition government deregulates, so we can burn more, which halves energy productivity!! >readmore> TheConversation

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‘Illegal UK state aid’ probe hits nuclear plans

Recent news about go ahead for new nuclear plant in SW UK looks like it breaks EU competition law, where all different energy sources must compete on the proverbial level playing field. Such enormous investment, with 10 years lead time, … Continue reading

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Zero Carbon Aust Launch with Bob Carr & Malcolm Turnbull

Stumbled across this item from just before 2010 election, exuberant proclamations totally absent in recent times. >readmore> BZE

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Greg Hunt’s embarrassing carbon splurge

Direct Action would either fail to meet the emissions reduction target or slug a huge bill to taxpayers. It’s a slapdash excuse for a policy that the Coalition can’t present seriously on the world stage. >readmore> ClimateSpectator

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South Australia heads to 50% renewables within a decade

South Australia could become the first industrialised economy in the world to source 50 per cent of its energy needs from variable renewable sources. >readmore> RenewEconomy

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Atoll nations at cutting edge of climate and clean energy

OTEC runs off the difference in ocean temperatures, which can be leveraged to produce power. Warm surface sea water passes through a heat exchanger, vaporizing a low boiling point working fluid to drive a turbine generator, producing electricity. And it … Continue reading

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