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New South Wales Labor leader sticks up for the right of school students to strike over climate change

Michael Daley says NSW schoolchildren have right to strike over climate change, Guardian, Anne Davies

State Labor leader says education is ‘bigger than the classroom’ as he applauds students for ‘standing up and taking action’

The New South Wales opposition leader, Michael Daley, has backed the state’s schoolchildren striking and attending rallies on climate change, saying it was a democratic right to protest and “an important way to realise their own personal power”.

Speaking at a National Press Club event in Sydney, Daley said he supported the rallies on Friday, even though he might soon be the premier and responsible for ensuring children attend school.

“Education is also bigger than the classroom. It is based on life experience. That is, in part, the importance of being confident and passionate enough to form beliefs and being prepared to stand up for them,” he said.

“They don’t have a microphone or money like the big end of town. But they do have their democratic right to assembly. I support that right to protest especially when it comes to climate change and our fragile environment.

“And more importantly in this inert digital age, of acting on that belief. Of standing up and taking action for what you believe in – it is called leadership.”

Labor has sought to distinguish itself from the Coalition by promising more rapid action on climate change, including installing seven gigawatts of regional solar farms and establishing a rebate scheme to encourage households to install a further two gigawatts of rooftop solar……… https://www.theguardian.com/australia-news/2019/mar/13/michael-daley-says-nsw-schoolchildren-have-right-to-strike-over-climate-change

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March 14, 2019 Posted by | climate change - global warming, New South Wales, politics | Leave a comment

Climate Demonstrations – Students Protest this Friday — GarryRogers Nature Conservation

You may wish to join in the “. . . upcoming global day of public demonstrations on March 15th, with details available at fridaysforfuture.org.

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3 decades later, many believe that this horrendous murder was done to protect the nuclear industry

Robert isn’t alone. He has documented the harassment and even murder of other whistleblowers who spoke out about contentious nuclear issues, or attempted to supply him with sensitive information.  

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Crikey.com devotes an entire edition to climate change

Today, Crikey dedicates an entire edition to covering climate change. The world has reached a tipping point on this issue. Voters now overwhelmingly accept the science, and denialists have increasingly been pushed to the fringes. Among other things, today’s edition looks at what the military is doing to prepare for climate change, and how environmental catastrophe could soon make the insurance industry redundant. This is the slow burn of climate change.

We believe climate change is an issue that needs to be talked about more.

 

CRIKEY SAYS
The climate has changed next
POLITICS
Winds of change leave climate denialists isolated next
POLITICS
The growing list of Australia’s climate realists next
ENVIRONMENT
Fire and floods: the impacts of climate change in 2018 next
ENVIRONMENT
‘We are already feeling the effects of global warming’ next
DEFENCE
Climate change is a threat to national security. How is the military preparing for the fight? next
BUSINESS
Not waiting for Canberra: how powerful investors are taking on climate action next
BUSINESS
Climate change could make the world ‘uninsurable’ next
MEDIA
How climate denialism was mainstreamed in Australia next
MEDIA
A snapshot of News Corp’s loudest climate change denialists next
ENVIRONMENT
Against hope: the global environmental catastrophe has already occurred next
ENVIRONMENT
Morrison’s facile climate claims no match for the grim reality facing Australia next

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Angus Taylor, Energy Minister, confirms that the Morrison government considering supporting new coal projects

Morrison government has not ruled out supporting coal, energy minister says, Guardian,Katharine Murphy Political editor @murpharoo, 12 Mar 2019 

Angus Taylor says Coalition assessing new projects despite pushback from moderate Liberals, but says taxpayers will only support ‘viable’ projects

The energy minister Angus Taylor has confirmed the Morrison government is continuing to assess new coal generation projects despite pushback from moderate Liberals, but he says taxpayers will only support projects that are “viable”.

In a statement to Guardian Australia, Taylor confirmed the government was continuing to consider 10 coal projects through its power generation underwriting program, as well as new gas and pumped hydro proposals……

Taylor’s confirmation that new coal generation projects remain on the table for consideration comes as an open brawl is continuing within the Coalitionabout energy policy.

Queensland Nationals and the former deputy prime minister Barnaby Joyce are demanding the government commit taxpayer support to new coalregardless of whether or not the projects stack up economically, and city-based Liberals, under pressure from their constituencies, are pushing back against that offensive….. https://www.theguardian.com/australia-news/2019/mar/12/morrison-government-has-not-ruled-out-supporting-coal-energy-minister-says

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Energy Insiders Podcast: Why pulling down poles and wires is a good idea — RenewEconomy

Horizon Power’s Mark Paterson explains why replacing poles and wires with solar and batteries is a great idea. The post Energy Insiders Podcast: Why pulling down poles and wires is a good idea appeared first on RenewEconomy.

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Who should hold “hot potato” of connection costs for wind and solar farms? — RenewEconomy

Developers and contractors want more clarity, and fewer last minute changes, to connections for wind and solar projects. The post Who should hold “hot potato” of connection costs for wind and solar farms? appeared first on RenewEconomy.

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March 13 Energy News — geoharvey

Opinion: ¶ “Wyoming’s Coal Plants Are So Unprofitable Republicans Turned To A ‘Socialist Program’ To Save Them” • Wyoming recently enacted a law that forces utilities seeking to shut down unprofitable coal plants to try to sell them first, and then to buy back the power from the new owner, even if cheaper power is […]

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NSW approves new 165MW solar farm
 near Gunnedah — RenewEconomy

NSW commission approves 165MW solar farm to be built near Gunnedah. The post NSW approves new 165MW solar farm near Gunnedah appeared first on RenewEconomy.

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 near Gunnedah — RenewEconomy

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Queensland approves new 240MW wind farm for Western Downs region — RenewEconomy

A $450m wind project by UK-based developer RES Group has won Queensland state planning approval and may add solar. The post Queensland approves new 240MW wind farm for Western Downs region appeared first on RenewEconomy.

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RBA turns Dorothea Mackellar’s “My Country” right back on climate deniers — RenewEconomy

RBA deputy governor uses “My Country” – a favourite poem of climate deniers – to highlight climate threat to Australia’s financial stability, and opportunities in wind, solar, battery technologies. The post RBA turns Dorothea Mackellar’s “My Country” right back on climate deniers appeared first on RenewEconomy.

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