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Scott Morrison refuses to commit to net zero emissions target by 2050

PM says he’s ‘more interested in the doing’ as he walks back amount of new generation needed to replace Liddell coal plant from 1,000MW to 250MW — Read on http://www.theguardian.com/australia-news/2020/sep/20/scott-morrison-refuses-to-commit-to-net-zero-emissions-target-by-2050 Still saying he won’t commit until he knows how much … Continue reading

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New Zealand minister calls for finance sector to disclose climate crisis risks in world first

Green party makes electoral pledge that would make it mandatory for large financial institutions to reveal exposure to climate-related risks — Read on http://www.theguardian.com/world/2020/sep/15/new-zealand-minister-calls-for-finance-sector-to-disclose-climate-crisis-risks-in-world-first This is more remarkable than first impressions

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“We cut through the politics:” Zibelman says rapid transition to RE “not a choice”

What Audrey also said was SA will soon be seeing days of 100% supply from rooftop solar PV, zero from grid. Zibelman says renewables share will approach 70 per cent “regularly” by 2030, but engineering and economics has and will … Continue reading

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Welcome | Local Power Plan

Brilliant webinar to launch just now…visit this site ASAP Welcome | Local Power Plan — Read on http://www.localpowerplan.com/

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Committee on Climate Change chair Lord Deben on why it would be ‘stupid’ not to use the coronavirus recovery to go for net zero

“The rich countries, even after COVID-19, have got to recognise that we have benefited from the pollution that has caused climate change. “It’s our fault. And we’ve become rich on its back. We have an absolute responsibility.” — Read on … Continue reading

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Barnaby Joyce cries poor on salary of $211,250

Barnaby Joyce — who this morning declared he is struggling to get by on his salary — earns a package of more than 280,000 a year, including his electorate allowance and his fee for being the chair of a parliamentary … Continue reading

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Angus Taylor works to undo Finkel, as key institutions struggle with change

A government with Keith Pitt as resources minister, Angus Taylor in charge of energy, and a rump of hardline Queensland MPs, will give short shrift to the experts. — Read on reneweconomy.com.au/angus-taylor-works-to-undo-finkel-as-key-institutions-struggle-with-change-46985/

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Scott Morrison’s climate curse hasn’t gone away

“Brussels is moving ahead with a tax on imports from countries with lower carbon emissions standards than Europe’s.” Covid-19 might have rescued the Coalition from criticisms of its climate policies, but it can’t dodge them forever — Read on insidestory.org.au/scott-morrisons-climate-curse-hasnt-gone-away/

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Leadership on climate needed: CSIRO report |

Research on climate change has plummeted over the last decade,” Australian National University Climate Change Institute director Mark Howden said. — Read on http://www.canberratimes.com.au/story/6861114/csiro-calls-for-leadership-on-climate-change-amid-low-levels-of-public-understanding/

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Ireland’s Supreme Court damns climate policies

“There was “no legal basis for a lack of political will” on the issue, said Daly.” 4 August, 2020 – The country’s highest judicial authority, Ireland’s Supreme Court, says the government’s climate policy is not up to the job. — … Continue reading

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