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Australian news, and some related international items

South Australia’s new Liberal MP Dennis Hood will push for nuclear dump

Defecting Lib MP to push for nuclear dump
New Liberal MP Dennis Hood will agitate for the State Government to revive plans to store high-level nuclear waste in SA, after he abandoned Cory Bernardi’s Australian Conservatives in a shock post-election move…. 

Joining the Liberals enhances Mr Hood’s chances of securing another eight-year term at the 2022 state election. The Conservatives had a poor showing at this month’s election and it appears unlikely their Upper House candidate, Rob Brokenshire, will be returned.

Mr Hood said his old party’s 3.5 per cent Upper House vote “is not going to get anyone anywhere”.

“If you want to stay with something that’s heading down that path, then pretty soon you will find that they have no members in parliament and no impact,” he said.

Mr Hood said still supported the expansion of nuclear industries in SA, despite Mr Marshall rejecting the proposal over fears it would expose taxpayers to high risk.

“One of the great things about the Liberal Party … is it is okay for individual members to disagree on policies,” Mr Hood said. “I do support a nuclear waste repository in SA. “I will support the party position.

“That doesn’t mean that I won’t agitate internally for that position. In fact, I will.  http://www.adelaidenow.com.au/news/sa-election-2018/australian-conservatives-south-australian-upper-house-member-dennis-hood-to-join-liberals/news-story/98314affd5cba34c71ea63b0654543b0

March 27, 2018 Posted by | Federal nuclear waste dump, politics, South Australia | Leave a comment

Support for nuclear power waning in China?

Is China losing interest in nuclear power?  China Dialogue Feng Hao  19.03.2018  Slowing demand for electricity and competition from renewables have halted new reactor approvals.Globally, the outlook for new, large nuclear reactors is gloomy, according to the International Energy Agency’s (IEA) World Energy Outlook. A lot of countries have backed away from nuclear power in recent years due to concerns over public safety, cost and the complex challenge of getting plants built.

 

March 27, 2018 Posted by | General News | Leave a comment

Marine heatwave recorded in Tasman Sea breaks records. #auspol #qldpol #StopAdani — jpratt27

Marine heatwave recorded in Tasman Sea breaks records, prompts joint climate report By Carla Howarth yesterday at 6:08pm Photo: Warm water events have taken their toll on Tasmania’s kelp forests. (Mick Baron: Eaglehawk Dive Centre) The Tasman Sea experienced a “marine heatwave” over summer that pushed the surface temperature to a record high, climate scientists […]

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Good climate policy is beyond the Australian government – and maybe it should be — RenewEconomy

Climate policy is a fiendish problem for governments, which is why we need a powerful independent body to call the shots.

via Good climate policy is beyond the Australian government – and maybe it should be — RenewEconomy

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How renewables trumped brown coal and gas over Australia’s summer — RenewEconomy

Renewables are making an important contribution to meeting peak demand and therefore addressing reliability, as this data from summer shows.

via How renewables trumped brown coal and gas over Australia’s summer — RenewEconomy

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This is how baseload gets replaced by renewables and storage — RenewEconomy

Report from global renewables agency REN21 highlights just how dramatic the global energy transition will be, as the cost of wind and solar continue to fall, and storage continues its rapid adoption.

via This is how baseload gets replaced by renewables and storage — RenewEconomy

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Victorian government backs push for solar on all new-build homes — RenewEconomy

Vic govt unveils $2.18m plan to partner with land developers and home builders to supply zero net carbon homes – rooftop solar included – around Melbourne.

via Victorian government backs push for solar on all new-build homes — RenewEconomy

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Hong Kong will not lift post-Fukushima ban on some Japanese food

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In meeting with Tokyo’s foreign minister, Chief Executive Carrie Lam says restrictions will stay in place for now, while government reaffirms commitment to enforcing sanctions against North Korea
 
Hong Kong leader Carrie Lam Cheng Yuet-ngor on Sunday rejected for the time being Tokyo’s official request that the city lift restrictions on Japanese food imports brought in after the Fukushima nuclear disaster, citing public safety.
 
The chief executive also reaffirmed that the city had been strictly enforcing sanctions against North Korea, during her meeting at Government House with Japanese foreign minister Taro Kono, as he wrapped up his two-day visit to Hong Kong on Sunday.
 
Lam expressed her reluctance to lift the food ban, after Kono raised the possibility during the meeting.
 
In the wake of the 2011 earthquake and nuclear disaster in Fukushima, Hong Kong banned the import of fresh produce and milk from the…

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Write-downs and rebates: What states can do about gold-plated grid — RenewEconomy

State governments now have an opportunity to reset the clock – to pay off the mistakes of the past and let consumers guide choices about our future grid.

via Write-downs and rebates: What states can do about gold-plated grid — RenewEconomy

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