Antinuclear

Australian news, and some related international items

USA local group works to remove investments from nuclear weapons making companies

The group had been examining “the ways in which (the Meeting) is complicit in the nuclear weapons industry, including the funding of those activities through our investments, purchases, or other business transactions, and to plan for ways to eliminate or reduce that complicity in order to be compliant with the treaty.”

Activists bring nuclear ban to local level, http://www.gazettenet.com/Editorial-Two-Northampton-residents-find-a-way-to-fight-nuclear-arms-and-apathy-18264994-26 June 18 There’s a certain malaise that can develop when one is bombarded by so many horrible headlines. R.E.M.’s song “It’s the End of the World and We Know It (and I Feel Fine)” comes to mind. But two Northampton residents are finding ways to fight nuclear arms — and apathy.

Timmon Wallis and Vicki Elson were the subjects of a May cover story, “Lay down your arms,” in Hampshire Life Magazine. Written by Emma Kemp, the piece focused on Wallis’ involvement with the International Campaign to Abolish Nuclear Weapons (ICAN). Headquartered in Geneva, Switzerland, ICAN won the 2017 Nobel Peace Prize for developing a treaty banning nuclear weapons.

Today, both Wallis and Elson work with ICAN, which initiated the Treaty on the Prohibition of Nuclear Weapons, also known as the Nuclear Ban Treaty, which was adopted by 122 countries on July 7, 2017. It prohibits the development, production, use and threat of nuclear weapons. As Kemp reported, “Once 50 countries have ratified the treaty, it will come into effect and be implemented into law in the respective countries. The United States is not one of the participating countries.”

But Wallis, 61, and Elson, 59, are hoping to change that. The two activists, who plan to marry this summer, launched the Northampton-based organization NuclearBan.US, to help people nationwide comply with the treaty. Continue reading

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How Australia will get to 33% renewable energy by 2020 — RenewEconomy

Despite best efforts by Coalition government to stop it, Australia will end up with 33% renewables by 2020, will likely get to 40% by 2030, and has enough in pipeline to reach 85%.

via How Australia will get to 33% renewable energy by 2020 — RenewEconomy

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Big business lobby declares war on wind and solar — RenewEconomy

In echoes of the mining lobby’s war on the mining tax, the Business Council vows to fight higher renewable energy targets, even as many big corporates turn to wind and solar and new data suggests that Australia will already have reached 33% renewable by 2030.

via Big business lobby declares war on wind and solar — RenewEconomy

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Japanese firms shift to clean energy despite state’s cling to nuclear power — Fukushima 311 Watchdogs

A 150-meter marine wind turbine is seen being towed off the coast of Awajishima Island. It is being used for an experimental study on offshore wind generation June 2, 2018 TOKYO – While Japan’s government clings to atomic power even after the Fukushima nuclear crisis, its private sector is moving ahead with more use of […]

via Japanese firms shift to clean energy despite state’s cling to nuclear power — Fukushima 311 Watchdogs

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June 26 Energy News — geoharvey

Opinion: ¶ “Microgrids are the future of U.S. energy security” • Puerto Rico serves as an alarming reminder of the increasing threat of disasters capable causing grid failure anywhere in the country. US Army Corps of Engineers officials are exploring the use of microgrids to reduce the risk of regional, state, or nation-wide power outages. […]

via June 26 Energy News — geoharvey

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Tidal power to be trialled in Queensland coal port — RenewEconomy

Sydney-based MAKO Tidal Turbines to undertake six month demonstration of its renewable energy technology at Gladstone Port.

via Tidal power to be trialled in Queensland coal port — RenewEconomy

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