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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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$5Tn fossil fuel divestment doubles in 1 year

UN secretary general Ban Ki-moon welcomes new total revealing concern over coal, oil and gas investments has entered financial mainstream  A demonstration demanding divestment from fossil fuel at the New York Stock Exchange, Wall Street, New York. Photograph: Dorothy Chi … Continue reading

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Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation divests entire holding in BP

Just in case you didn’t see it else where – World’s largest health charity sells its $187m stake in the oil giant in a move welcomed by fossil fuel divestment campaigners…Bill Gates has called the selling off of coal, oil … Continue reading

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Divest from fossil fuel campaign update by 350.org

So much recent action on Uni campuses in Australia has earned media attention, even internationally, with some success but setting the stage for more action with more members: https://www.facebook.com/plugins/video.php?href=https%3A%2F%2Fwww.facebook.com%2FFossilFreeUnis%2Fvideos%2Fvb.263740000427652%2F791212041013776%2F%3Ftype%3D3&show_text=0&width=560

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WA – new modelling shows renewable-based system cheaper than fossil fuels

At last, analysis premised on all fossil fuel assets needing to be replaced before 2030, which makes it a no-brainer that renewables win(unless our leaders make subsidies to fossil fuels even bigger than currently) >more> RenewEconomy

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Coalition subsidies increase for fossil fuels – new “growth centre”

National Energy Resources Australia, or NERA – will work closely with researchers from universities and the newly streamlined CSIRO, the irony of which was not lost on critics of the scheme…“Pouring millions of dollars into research for the fossil fuel industry … 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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China launches new measures to tackle air pollution

Targets including 30% reduction in emissions from heavily polluting industries are to be introduced. Does this take the shine off excessive Australian investment in fossil fuels? Another new measure – PM2.5 pollution,  fine particulates, less than 2.5 microns.  This pollution is … Continue reading

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