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‘For climate protesters, we are like filth’: the German village where coal is still king |The Guardian

Europe is going coal-free, but a vast lignite mine is expanding in eastern Germany and coronavirus has delayed new climate laws — Read on http://www.theguardian.com/world/ng-interactive/2020/jun/01/climate-protesters-german-village-coal-still-king

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ABC’s QandA: Old fossils versus smart advocates of clean energy transition | RenewEconomy

Highly recommended read: Two old fossils put the case for dirty, old, and incumbent technologies. Three smart women argued environmental, economic and engineering case for a clean energy transition. — Read on reneweconomy.com.au/abcs-qanda-old-fossils-versus-smart-advocates-of-clean-energy-transition-30759/

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AEMO pushes for minimum standards for solar, battery storage and EVs | RenewEconomy

AEMO seeks powers to impose minimum standards for rooftop solar, battery storage and EVs in an effort to create a single, nationally consistent set of rules. — Read on reneweconomy.com.au/aemo-pushes-for-minimum-standards-for-solar-battery-storage-and-evs-31845/amp/

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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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No rainforest, no monsoon: get ready for a warmer world | New Scientist

“Even under a low warming scenario, the frequency rises by 10 to 50 per cent,” says David Karoly of the University of Melbourne, who reviewed a range of wildfire projections. “We are unleashing hell in Australia” The world could become 4 °C … Continue reading

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Dutch official advice to single people: find a sex buddy for lockdown | World news | The Guardian

Those without a sexual partner asked to come to mutually satisfactory agreements — Read on http://www.theguardian.com/world/2020/may/15/dutch-official-advice-to-single-people-find-a-sex-buddy-for-lockdown-coronavirus

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Covert-19: Government stacks Covid Commission with oil and gas mates, cosy deals follow – Michael West

Investigation released today reveals sweetheart deals between Big Mining and the Government — all done under cover of COVID-19. 350.org. — Read on http://www.michaelwest.com.au/covert-19-government-stacks-covid-commission-with-oil-and-gas-mates-cosy-deals-follow/

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Nev Power Should Answer to Oversight Committee on Gas Agenda | The Australia Institute

Undemocratic bias, again, by Morrison government, more rorts for gas industry when renewables more cost effective. Nev Power Should Answer to Oversight Committee on Gas Agenda | The Australia Institute — Read on http://www.tai.org.au/content/nev-power-should-answer-oversight-committee-gas-agenda

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Morrison’s refusal to move on climate, and the “prosperity doctrine”

As he beats his meat over targets, does he feel delusions he’s headed for beatification or BBQ meatification? St #ScottyfromMarketing Morrison’s refusal to act on climate may not just be due to the denialists and the fossil fuel lobby that … Continue reading

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Australia has a credible path to a low carbon grid. Why won’t the Coalition embrace it?

Australia has been presented with a credible plan to reach 90 per cent renewables and slash emissions. Why is federal government so idiotically avoiding it? — Read on reneweconomy.com.au/australia-has-a-credible-path-to-a-low-carbon-grid-why-wont-the-coalition-embrace-it-72686/

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