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AEMO’s coal power retirement plans under fire from AER

The Australian Energy Regulator is locking horns with the Australian Energy Market Operator over phasing out coal-powered electricity. — Read on http://www.afr.com/companies/energy/aemo-told-to-reassess-death-of-coal-power-20220109-p59mvd Blah, blah, blah, why does this endless sermon disregard that big old coal fired power can only be … Continue reading

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PMs gigs rort$

twitter.com/scottludlam/status/1477825677252460545 His handout priorities which prevent free RATs…

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The marketing of Scott Morrison | The Shot

Nothing normal. — Read on theshot.net.au/general-news/the-marketing-of-scott-morrison/ a useful autopsy…

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Early exit for coal as National Electricity Market prepares for renewable future

Coal-fired power generators are expected to shut down nearly three times faster than previously anticipated and exit the National Energy Market entirely by 2043, according to an updated plan that follows widespread consultation with the sector. — Read on http://www.abc.net.au/news/2021-12-09/early-coal-exit-national-electricity-market-renewables/100687644 “Large-scale … Continue reading

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Scott Morrison attacked over ‘secrecy’ after documents reveal cyclones and floods set to pummel Australia |

National cabinet documents obtained by Rex Patrick reveal increased risk of extreme weather events — Read on http://www.theguardian.com/australia-news/2021/dec/04/scott-morrison-attacked-over-secrecy-after-documents-reveal-cyclones-and-floods-set-to-pummel-australia

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There’s an enormous geothermal pool under the Latrobe Valley that can give us cheap, clean energy

It’s 650 metres below the surface, across 6,000 square kilometres – and has been overlooked for far too long. — Read on theconversation.com/theres-an-enormous-geothermal-pool-under-the-latrobe-valley-that-can-give-us-cheap-clean-energy-166829 But will there be any approval to develop big project like this if there’s nothing to create … Continue reading

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Dumping ground: Labor rejects car emissions standards to avoid another scare campaign

Australia will continue to be a dumping ground for dirty and inefficient vehicles that are expensive to run with Labor reportedly about to dump its policy. — Read on thedriven.io/2021/12/01/dumping-ground-labor-rejects-car-emissions-standards-to-avoid-another-scare-campaign/ she’ll be right mate, no new tail pipe emissions regs … Continue reading

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Conservatives want Australia’s cricket captain to shut up about climate

Conservative commentators have discovered there is one thing worse than a prime minister championing climate action – an Australian cricket captain doing the same. — Read on reneweconomy.com.au/conservatives-want-australias-cricket-captain-to-shut-up-about-climate/ Short version is new cricket captain convinced and speaking out about climate … Continue reading

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Morrison and Taylor outline vision for more fossil gas fields, and more pipelines | RenewEconomy

The Morrison government’s new gas infrastructure plan would expand fossil gas extraction, and push Australia into fossil hydrogen. — Read on reneweconomy.com.au/morrison-and-taylor-outline-vision-for-more-fossil-gas-fields-and-more-pipelines/ Shortage of gas supply was not shared in analysis by Audrey Zibelman, ex CEO of AEMO, now quit … Continue reading

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‘Vandals’: Victoria, Queensland fume over federal climate intervention

The commonwealth has used new powers to cancel states’ participation in global climate action — Read on http://www.theguardian.com/australia-news/2021/nov/29/vandals-victoria-queensland-fume-over-federal-climate-intervention State governments were succeeding despite Federal until intervention to cancel State climate initiative, sickening.

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