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“Too late for gradual transition”: Quiggin calls for coal exit by 2030 | RenewEconomy

A new research paper spells out benefits of a rapid coal phase-out and calls on governments to develop a plan for the transition. — Read on reneweconomy.com.au/too-late-for-gradual-transition-quiggin-calls-for-coal-exit-by-2030/

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Shell buys into carbon offsets market, adding to solar and battery purchases

If owners of previous energy supply now put big $ into renewables, is the zero carbon transition actually imminent? Shell expands its Australian push into businesses beyond the fossil fuel sector with the acquisition of carbon offset firm Select Carbon. … Continue reading

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Renewable energy versus nuclear: dispelling the myths

Highly recommended analysis by Mark Diesndorf UNSW – This article, a sequel to one busting the myth that we need base-load power stations such as nuclear or coal, examines critically some of the other myths about nuclear energy and RE. It … Continue reading

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Paris COP21: Climate talks may not matter, because coal and oil will be redundant anyway

There’s concern in Paris – and elsewhere – about whether the deal negotiated at UN climate change conference will be strong enough to drive global decarbonisation effort that everyone recognises is needed…Tony Seba, a leading academic from Stanford University, says … Continue reading

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Bass Coast Shire Council partners with People’s March

Last night Bass Coast Shire Council voted, unanimously, would you believe,  to become Partners with People’s Climate March. Can we publicise/leverage that other councils should also sign up? Can enough initiative by Local raise hopes for success with more commitment with … Continue reading

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It’s Not Too Late To Stop Climate Change, And It’ll Be Super-Cheap

Humanity’s choice (via IPCC): Aggressive climate action ASAP (left figure) minimizes future warming. Continued inaction (right figure) results in catastrophic levels of warming, 9°F over much of U.S. 2014 IPCC report finds annual cost of avoiding that catastrophe is cheap, … Continue reading

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78% US economy operates with mandatory renewable standards – Chu

From ABC RN Science Show, also ABC1, appearance at National Press Club last week – “All US states with strong demands for renewable power make in total 78% of the US economy covered by mandatory renewable standards”. So says Steven Chu, President … Continue reading

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Demise of gas in one chart

Fuss about gas being cheap is over. LNG export is predicted to triple price to our homes. But guessing gas price makes no sense until it’s compared with alternatives. For space heating, reverse cycle heat pump systems are now more than 600% … Continue reading

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Zero Carbon Aust Launch with Bob Carr & Malcolm Turnbull

Stumbled across this item from just before 2010 election, exuberant proclamations totally absent in recent times. >readmore> BZE

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High Speed Rail better than flying Tiger

Government-commissioned HSR Phase 2 report from AECOM released earlier this year, reported high capital cost and marginal viability. Review by Zero Emissions reveals that modified routing can reduce high capital cost of tunnelling and that poor viability is fixed when … Continue reading

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