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Murdoch media, Nine Entertainment, mining lobby, busted for record bullartistry, go into hiding – Michael West

The Minerals Council of Australia, a foreign-controlled mining lobby, has duped Australia’s major media in an $80bn PR scam — Read on http://www.michaelwest.com.au/murdoch-media-nine-entertainment-mining-lobby-busted-for-record-bullartistry-go-into-hiding/ So is anybody keeping the bastards honest in Australia?

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Automotive industry welcomes cleaner petrol, paves the way for fuel miser cars

Fuel-miser motorists will soon get broader access to the latest petrol engine technology – as world-class premium unleaded is set to become the new normal – after the Federal Government pledged a $2 … — Read on http://www.caradvice.com.au/953496/automotive-industry-welcomes-cleaner-petrol-paves-the-way-for-fuel-miser-cars/ What will … Continue reading

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Australian taxpayers could save $7.8B a year if diesel fuel rebates scheme was wound back

Energy experts believe weaning fossil-fuel industries off the rebate would push heavy industry towards using renewables — Read on http://www.theguardian.com/australia-news/2021/may/09/taxpayers-could-save-78bn-a-year-if-diesel-fuel-rebates-scheme-was-wound-back

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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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