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Australia’s trilemma of providing good, fast and cheap energy finally has a clear solution

We now know that we can have an affordable, reliable and low emissions power system – and it needs a lot less coal and fossil gas — Read on http://www.theguardian.com/commentisfree/2020/jul/31/australias-trilemma-of-providing-good-fast-and-cheap-energy-finally-has-a-clear-solution

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We now know gas is far from the clean fuel it’s claimed to be

We now know gas is far from the clean fuel it’s claimed to be — Read on amp.smh.com.au/national/we-now-know-gas-is-far-from-the-clean-fuel-it-s-claimed-to-be-20200715-p55c7g.html In Australia, gas use in our national electricity market over the past five years is down 60 per cent because renewables beat … Continue reading

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Australia has become the world’s biggest exporter of fossil fuels

Australia has become the world’s biggest exporter of fossil fuels — Read on thenewdaily.com.au/news/2020/07/09/australia-export-fossil-fuels/amp/ “The poor performance of fossil fuel companies is probably surprising to most Australians, who are routinely told by industry and political leaders that coal is the … Continue reading

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Government takes unprecedented steps to build emergency fuel reserves

What a wasted opportunity, with no attempt to reduce dependency on oil, replacing with policy to encourage EVs. Government takes unprecedented steps to build emergency fuel reserves — Read on amp.smh.com.au/politics/federal/government-takes-unprecedented-steps-to-build-emergency-fuel-reserves-20200614-p552hm.html

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Carmichael mine jobs need ’21 times the subsidies’ of renewables, says lobby group

 Solar panels. The Clean Energy Finance Corporation has announced a $20m investment in the Ross River solar farm in Townsville, a 116MW project expected to deliver 150 jobs. Photograph: Lukas Coch/AAP Federal funding for Adani project amounts to $683,060 a … Continue reading

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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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Time to stop BigBiz undermining democracy, public money only for election funds

Now that PM Turnbull needs to be seen to actually do something, especially since losing front bench colleagues because of shonky “donations”, will he prove to be big enough to get serious about the whole thing, no donations at all, … Continue reading

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Time to cut the crap about “clean coal”

Here’s a review of accumulated mythology of  “clean coal”, old and new. Minister for unEnvironment Greg Hunt has recently been proclaiming, yet again, that he’s confident of breakthroughs in the next 5years. What he’s taking about is the DICE engine, a … Continue reading

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Russian big business heavily subsidised in Australia

As Abbott demonises Russia about MH17-“…Oleg Deripaska…Russia’s richest man for 2008…wrote to Department of Climate Change in Canberra…dire warning: oligarch’s considerable investment in Australia was being threatened by plan to tackle global warming being advanced by the Rudd Government.” Thanks … Continue reading

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Would Coalition states tax the sun to protect utilities?

An update on how much States are subsidising fossil fuel power from big mobs and contemplating taxing rooftop solar PV to balance budgets. Of course, as they do this, it just makes economics more attractive for us all to go … Continue reading

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