Antinuclear

Australian news, and some related international items

Murdoch and the Nationals join forces against NSW and “renewable energy stuff” — RenewEconomy

“The one difference in this country, the massive difference between the Labor Party and the Liberal Party, is energy policy.” Thus, in one comment, did Sky News host Peter Gleeson neatly cut to the root of Australia’s crippling energy policy divide while also explaining the reaction of the nation’s far-right to the New South Wales……

Murdoch and the Nationals join forces against NSW and “renewable energy stuff” — RenewEconomy

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Autopsy on the nuclear industry

Energy Central 1st Dec 2020,   In 2020, every two days, wind and solar add more net capacity to the world than nuclear in a year. Fifteen years ago, the Nuclear Industry presented itself as the main solution to climate change; today, it is limping towards oblivion.
This carnage is mainly self-inflicted: disregard for capital discipline, appalling track record in term of innovation deployment and more basically wrong economics when every other source of energy was working hard to scale up and reduce costs.
To assist us in the Industry’s autopsy, we have invited Mycle Schneider, leading independent nuclear expert and coordinator of the internationally acclaimed World Nuclear Industry Status Report. We dissect the reasons why the industry is going from bad to worse, and why its last supports start to wane. Total tragedy.

https://energycentral.com/c/pip/39-nuclear-industry-autopsy-redefining-energy-podcast

December 4, 2020 Posted by | General News | Leave a comment

‘I’m not terrified of climate change’, Angus Taylor resists calls for zero carbon targets — RenewEconomy

Angus Taylor says there is nothing that ‘terrifies’ him about climate change, as he resists calls for Australia to set a 2050 zero emissions target. The post ‘I’m not terrified of climate change’, Angus Taylor resists calls for zero carbon targets appeared first on RenewEconomy.

‘I’m not terrified of climate change’, Angus Taylor resists calls for zero carbon targets — RenewEconomy

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New 200MW solar project with big battery approved for New South Wales — RenewEconomy

New South Wales planning commission green-lights new 200MW solar project in Inverell Shire, to be co-located with a big battery. The post New 200MW solar project with big battery approved for New South Wales appeared first on RenewEconomy.

New 200MW solar project with big battery approved for New South Wales — RenewEconomy

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“We have to act now:” Pacific Islands plea to Morrison on climate — RenewEconomy

Secretary General of the Pacific Islands Forum calls on Australia to set zero carbon target, saying climate change ‘single greatest threat’ to Pacific region. The post “We have to act now:” Pacific Islands plea to Morrison on climate appeared first on RenewEconomy.

“We have to act now:” Pacific Islands plea to Morrison on climate — RenewEconomy

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UN Paris Agreement Architect Blasts Australia’s “Lack of Integrity” on Climate Action —

UN Paris Agreement Architect Blasts Australia’s “Lack of Integrity” on Climate Action https://ift.tt/36DEryR Paris Agreement Architect Christiana Figueres. By International Maritime Organization – https://www.flickr.com/photos/imo-un/39536174340/, CC BY 2.0, Link Guest essay by Eric Worrall According to former UN climate chief and Paris Agreement architect Christiana Figueres, coal exporting Australia is not acting with integrity when it […]

UN Paris Agreement Architect Blasts Australia’s “Lack of Integrity” on Climate Action —

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The new Big Global HOAX – LITTLE Nuclear Reactors – a marketing triumph! theme for December 20

For a while, it was confined to the “nuclear nations” – USA, Russia, China, and some historic failed attempts in India and South Africa. Now these still non existent fantasies are being marketed to countries all over the world

The “peaceful nuclear industry’ with very big reactors, and less big “research” reactors,  has always been an expensive front for the nuclear weapons industry.

But, things have changed.  The big reactors have got massively expensive, and the toxic radioactive trash that they produce has become a global and unsolvable problem.  Shock horror –  people don’t like them!  Non nuclear cyclotrons can produce medical radioisotopes – no need for the research reactors, either.

The global nuclear weapons industry is in a panic, because:

It must somehow keep up that ‘peaceful’ mask of “commercial nuclear” , and “medical nuclear”.  and

more shock horror – people don’t want nuclear weapons, and the U.N. Treaty on the Prohibition of Nuclear Weapons will come into force on 22 January 2020 –   the nuclear weapons industry will become illegal, just like chemical warfare and land mines.

What to do to keep the nuclear weapons industry going?  Where to get money for it?  Where to get the essential nuclear personnel?  Where to get the money and training for these nuclear experts?

The solution – a new gimmick to enthuse the population yet again about the nuclear industry- the Small Nuclear Reactor

And those wonderful marketing minds raced around to find that solution, and to market it as the solution to some other grave global problem.  And there was a new  problem sitting there, waiting to be exploited. – CLIMATE CHANGE!

You’ve gotta hand it to these nuclear snake oil salesmen – they are doing a great job, worldwide – especially seeing that they know that Small Nuclear Reactors would be no use whatever against global heating.  And governments and media are swallowing their story.

December 4, 2020 Posted by | Christina themes | Leave a comment

December 4 Energy News — geoharvey

Opinion: ¶ “Slow And Steady Won’t Win the Climate Race” • Climate-related emergencies over the last two years have made it clear: the time for ambitious climate action in the US and abroad is now. NRDC’s Eighth Annual Energy Report digs into US energy trends over the last two years to understand what it all […]

December 4 Energy News — geoharvey

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