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Environment minister Melissa Price and energy minister Angus Taylor lying to the public on Australia’s carbon emissions

Australia’s energy policy is a tangled mess built on a foundation of lies, Guardian, 

Last week, environment minister Melissa Price and energy minister Angus Taylor once again hit the airwaves, lying to the public on Australia’s carbon emissions, claiming that emissions are falling.

“Seasonally adjusted, weather normalised” emissions for the September 2018 quarter did fall by a little over 1%. However, this cherry-picked data point deceptively obfuscates the true message that Australia’s emissions have risen year on year since Tony Abbott and Greg Hunt gleefully despatched the carbon pricing mechanism in mid-2014 and replaced it with the emissions reduction fund (ERF) the next year.

The ERF, however, has demonstrably failed to arrest Australia’s growing emissions. Continue reading

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March 9, 2019 Posted by | AUSTRALIA - NATIONAL, climate change - global warming, politics | Leave a comment

Poll finds strong majority support for declaring a climate emergency — RenewEconomy

Overwhelming support for Melbourne to declare a climate emergency will be a shock to those climate advocacy organisations that have steadfastly refused to use such language. The post Poll finds strong majority support for declaring a climate emergency appeared first on RenewEconomy.

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The death of “baseload” power in Australia, and the rise of “cycling” — RenewEconomy

Baseload power is already under threat in Australia, with new data showing the scale of the transition in the NEM, and how radically different the supply mix will look in the decades ahead. The post The death of “baseload” power in Australia, and the rise of “cycling” appeared first on RenewEconomy.

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March 8 Energy News — geoharvey

Opinion: ¶ “Wind Farm Coming? Here’s What To Expect And How To Help Your Community” • Of all forms of electrical generation, windpower is the most environmentally benign we have ever managed to create, with solar a close second. But that does not mean that it is universally accepted by communities where wind farms are […]

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