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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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Economy grows and GHG emissions fall…not a choice between prosperity & planet.

world’s 7th-largest economy is on path to meeting 2050 goal of reducing emissions by 80% below 1990 levels…California’s progress is driven by its cap-and-trade system…first state to set economy-wide cap on greenhouse gas emissions…report notes lower emissions by doubling energy efficiency of existing … Continue reading

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Climate change to cause twice as many severe floods in Australia

From no less a source than The Strine, for Rupert to print, it must be true! “CSIRO scientists probed the future with 21 global climate models skilful at simulating extreme La Nina periods in the historical record. The work formed part of the … Continue reading

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Australia’s climate already changed: BOM-CSIRO

This comprehensive report and interactive database from our premier scientific and weather agencies should reset the climate debate in Australia. It shows how climate change is and will be slugging Australia,” said John Connor, CEO The Climate Institute. ..downright reckless … Continue reading

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World’s Oldest Direct Measure Of Atmospheric CO2 May Lose Its Funding

How desperate is this? >readmore> ThinkProgress

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4degC warming is mid range expectation by IPCC

…4 degrees is pretty much about the centre figure that is being projected by IPCC …that doesn’t mean that that’s when warming stops. Warming would continue to occur for some time, for some centuries after that…populations will move to try … Continue reading

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City-owned Texas utility already serves 40% renewable energy

We’ve heard of big banks with trigeneration power in the basement but what will it take before any local government takes ownership of generating electricity for the whole community? Also, In 2011, Boulder citizens voted to have their city take over the … Continue reading

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Greg Hunt “..rapidly decrease risk of climate change…by protecting global rainforests..”

International Energy Agency, without strong action to cut fossil fuel use, we cannot rapidly limit warming..From 2005 to 2010, Australia lost nearly 1 million Ha/year of forest, according to U.N. Food and Agricultural Organization. In 2007, the panel forecast energy-efficient buildings … Continue reading

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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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Australia – Energy Building Regulations, Standards and Policies

From Zero Carbon Australia Buildings Plan – p27 –  Despite the proliferation of measures, planned or in place, barriers to action remain and further opportunities to encourage energy efficiency in buildings exist. In particular, lack of a building emissions reduction target … Continue reading

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