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Australian news, and some related international items

Gas companies rank among largest funders of Australian political parties — RenewEconomy

Australia’s mining and gas companies named as by far the largest backers of Australia’s political parties, buying “deeply problematic” influence, new analysis shows. The post Gas companies rank among largest funders of Australian political parties appeared first on RenewEconomy.

Gas companies rank among largest funders of Australian political parties — RenewEconomy

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Solar hydrogen plant to power Queensland college, golf course, buses — RenewEconomy

Energy Estate to develop “campus-scale” renewable hydrogen plant at Hills International College – a Queensland school specialising in vocational training and golf instruction. The post Solar hydrogen plant to power Queensland college, golf course, buses appeared first on RenewEconomy.

Solar hydrogen plant to power Queensland college, golf course, buses — RenewEconomy

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Wave energy researchers test waters off Albany as renewable sweet spot — RenewEconomy

University of Western Australia researchers deploy second monitoring device off Albany coast, a region that could be an important showroom for wave energy technology. The post Wave energy researchers test waters off Albany as renewable sweet spot appeared first on RenewEconomy.

Wave energy researchers test waters off Albany as renewable sweet spot — RenewEconomy

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Industrial hub to host big battery in the heart of NSW coal country — RenewEconomy

The Steel River Eco Estate, in the heart of the New South Wales Hunter Region, has unveiled plans to host a 28MW big battery system. The post Industrial hub to host big battery in the heart of NSW coal country appeared first on RenewEconomy.

Industrial hub to host big battery in the heart of NSW coal country — RenewEconomy

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January 18 Energy News — geoharvey

Science and Tecnology: ¶ “Weird Asymmetry: Nights Warming Faster Than Days Across Much Of The Planet” • University of Exeter scientists studied warming from 1983 to 2017 and found  that days and nights have not warmed at the same rate. Areas where night-time warming is greater are about twice as large as those where days […]

January 18 Energy News — geoharvey

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Celebrate Nuke-free World, Jan. 22 — limitless life

Dear all, beatrice fihn of ICAN has noted there will only ever be one Treaty on the Prohibition of Nuclear Weapons, and that Treaty will only enter into force one time. that one time is friday, january 22, 2021. that’s the day the international community declares nuclear weapons illegal. the US and other nuclear powers have […]

Celebrate Nuke-free World, Jan. 22 — limitless life

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An important week in nuclear news

An eventful week coming up.  And from the point of view of nuclear issues, a good week!

On 22nd January the U.N. Treaty on the Prohibition of Nuclear Weapons will come into force.   Yes, nuclear weapons will still be there, but no longer respectable, acceptable, and no longer an attractive investment option. The humanitarian cause for ending nuclear weaponry is made clear and legal.

This week is good news, too, for the immediately more pressing problems, coronavirus and climate. The inauguration of President Joe Biden on 20th January means that the American government will suddenly take the pandemic seriously and take action. Equally important, it will take action on climate change, and will rejoin the world in the Paris climate treaty.

The new administration under Biden will not play nuclear war brinkmanship, as Donald Trump did  –  (remember ”fire and fury”).  There is hope for some rational negotiations internationally on arms control.

However, as Obama was, Biden will be firmly in the grip of the nuclear lobby.  You don’t get to be President of the United States unless you have the backing of the nuclear industry.

Some other bits of good news – Stories of change from children in the Asia-Pacific  .

AUSTRALIA.

How will Entry Into Force of the Nuclear Weapons Ban Treaty impact non weapons states parties, including Australia?

Why did ANSTO shut down National Medical Cyclotron, that made medical isotopes without nuclear waste?  ANSTO gets a blank cheque for its nuclear waste production at Lucas Heights?  Because ANSTO shut down cyclotron, Australia has the problem of importing a short-lived medical isotope.

Australia’s environmental scientists intimidated, silenced by threats of job loss.

INTERNATIONAL

Catholics welcome Treaty on Prohibition of Nuclear Weapons coming into force.

Global nuclear policy is stuck in colonialist thinking. The weapons ban treaty offers a way out.

Scientists must tell the truth on our consumerist, ecology-killing Ponzi culture.

Nuclear power, too inflexible, is in conflict with sustainable development goals.

Investigative journalism – ‘Mini-Nukes, Big Bucks: The Interests Behind the SMR Push.

Hydrogen from wind and solar systems could be the ultimate solution to the planet’s pollution problem..

 

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