Antinuclear

Australian news, and some related international items

Renewable energy score – Australia’s election

Here’s how the parties stack up in terms of their major national commitments to renewable energy and climate.

Australia’s Election 2010 – Renewable Energy And Climate Change : Renewable Energy News, 19 August 21 is nearly upon us …Australia’s 2010 Federal Election. While climate change and renewable energy were major platforms in the last election and appeared to have top billing again from the two major parties during the initial stages of the 2010 election campaign; it has somewhat taken a back seat to other issues, leading some to ask – where’s the green? Continue reading

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Continued low demand, low profit for uranium

Cameco profit falls as it cuts uranium sales forecast -. Steel Guru , 18 Aug 2010, Cameco Corporation reported a weaker Q2 operating profit as results were hurt by lower uranium sales volumes and a lower realized uranium selling price. The top Canadian uranium producer also lowered its 2010 uranium sales forecast to 30 million pounds from a range of 31 million pounds to 33 million pounds as some customers deferred deliveries into 2011.Cameco said that it expects 2010 uranium revenues to fall 10% to 15% below 2009 levels compared with its prior forecast of 5% to 10% decline….

Steel Guru : Cameco profit falls as it cuts uranium sales forecast – 160993 – 2010-08-18

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Nuclear power raised at Brisbane politicians’ forum

The issue of nuclear power as a clean energy fuel source stirred the candidates….Mr Bartlett explicitly rejected the idea

No debate dramas for Brisbane candidates, Brisbane Times, Tony MooreAugust 18, 2010 –  Julia Gillard and Tony Abbott may have spent days bickering about another election debate, but there were no such problems for the three major candidates for the seat of Brisbane. Continue reading

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Australia’s politicians hold back investment in renewable energy

“Australia has adopted a posture of being a follower rather than a leader,”

Australia’s `Depressing’ Clean Energy Policies Deter Investors – Bloomberg, by : James Paton // Aug 18, 2010 , The Arkx Clean Energy Fund’s managers are Australians who don’t have a dollar invested in Australia, a stance that’s unlikely to change after the Aug. 21 election. Continue reading

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Australian scientist world leader in solar energy research

Professor Green holds the world record for solar cell efficiency – 25%, a level thought to be impossible.

Solar Scientist Takes Out Australia’s Eureka Prize : Renewable Energy News, 18 Aug, 2010, Some have hailed Professor Martin Green as the “father of photovoltaics”. That label has now been justified with Professor Green taking out the 2010 CSIRO Eureka Prize for Leadership in Science. Continue reading

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Northern Territory Labor MP says Muckaty nuclear dump far from certain

Labor’s Mr Snowdon says he is standing up for Territorians and there is no guarantee the dump will be at Muckaty.

Muckaty nuke dump not a done deal: Snowdon, ABC News (Australian Broadcasting Corporation), By David Coady, 17 Aug 2010. Federal Member for Lingiari Warren Snowdon has suggested that building a nuclear waste dump at Muckaty Station in the Northern Territory is not a done deal. Continue reading

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A noisy minority: Australia’s Climate Sceptics

It seems that the opinions of a noisy minority have been amplified by the media because of a love of conflict, the need to promote a false balance and partisan zealotry (the last one refers to you, Mr The Australian).

Australian politicians overestimate the electorate’s skepticism about global warming : Deltoid, August 14, 2010 , by Tim Lambert The University of Queensland has surveyed Australian politicianson their attitude to climate change: “Labor politicians are more influenced by scientists than Liberal/National politicians – 85 per cent of Labor politicians are highly influenced by this group compared to 44 per cent of Liberal/National politicians,” Dr Fielding said. Continue reading

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Australia in the round the world electric vehicle race

Zero Race, for electric vehicles powered by renewable energy, will take competitors 30,000km across 16 countries in 80 days of driving…..”We expect our car to be by far the most energy efficient,”

All eyes on Trev in electric-powered race  Jennifer Foreshew: The Australian  August 17, 2010 IT has three wheels and a top speed of 120km/h, and it’s Australia’s entry in the first zero-emission around-the-world electric vehicle race. Continue reading

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Australian Labor against nuclear power, Liberals vacillate

“For a few minutes after the election they said they were opposed to nuclear energy, now they are saying once again they [the Liberal Coalition]  are in support of nuclear power,” she [Prime Minister Gillard] said.

Govt stands firm against nuclear power mygoodblog.com  August 17th, 2010 Continue reading

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