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Australian news, and some related international items

Thousands of litres of sulphuric acid leaks from tanker as it travels through South Australia 

Thousands of litres of sulphuric acid leaks from tanker as it travels through South Australia   https://www.abc.net.au/news/2021-08-04/truck-leaks-sulphuric-acid-smelter-uranium-mine-south-australia/100348628
ABC North and West SA / By Declan Gooch  South Australia’s Environment Protection Authority (EPA) says a manufacturing fault is likely to blame for the leakage of thousands of litres of sulphuric acid from a tanker truck.

Key points:A tanker has leaked 4,500 litres of sulphuric acid across regional South AustraliaIt was on its way from Port Pirie to the outback Beverley uranium mine
The EPA says the spill had caused no apparent environmental damage, possibly thanks to rain
The truck was loaded with sulphuric acid at the Nyrstar lead smelter in Port Pirie on July 22.

According to the EPA’s director of regulation Andrew Pruszinski, two days later, the truck left for the Beverley uranium mine in the state’s north-east, and was about 70 kilometres north of Yunta — or about 270 km from Port Pirie — when the driver was alerted to a problem.”On the way to the mine site … [a] driver, who was in the truck behind the tanker, noticed something wasn’t right with the truck in front,” Mr Pruszinski said.

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Technology won’t be enough to tackle climate emergency, researchers say — RenewEconomy

Researchers say relying on technologies alone will not be enough to avoid a climate emergency, and question the viability indefinite economic growth. The post Technology won’t be enough to tackle climate emergency, researchers say appeared first on RenewEconomy.

Technology won’t be enough to tackle climate emergency, researchers say — RenewEconomy

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Taylor’s contentious ARENA regulations survive after tied senate vote — RenewEconomy

Angus Taylor’s second attempt at introducing controversial ARENA regulations narrowly survives an attempt by the Australian Greens to cancel them out. The post Taylor’s contentious ARENA regulations survive after tied senate vote appeared first on RenewEconomy.

Taylor’s contentious ARENA regulations survive after tied senate vote — RenewEconomy

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Beyond the Burn: A photographic essay of Australian solar farms — RenewEconomy

Beyond the Burn is a photographic essay to capture the solar farms powering Australia’s clean energy future, and the people behind them. The post Beyond the Burn: A photographic essay of Australian solar farms appeared first on RenewEconomy.

Beyond the Burn: A photographic essay of Australian solar farms — RenewEconomy

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Amazon contracted solar farm gets registration from AEMO in western NSW — RenewEconomy

NSW solar farm with large contract with Amazon obtains registration and will be in full operation by the end of the year. The post Amazon contracted solar farm gets registration from AEMO in western NSW appeared first on RenewEconomy.

Amazon contracted solar farm gets registration from AEMO in western NSW — RenewEconomy

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Net zero target for 2050 is too slow, and a strategy for climate failure — RenewEconomy

Long-term targets are an excuse for “procrastination”, and even targeting net zero by 2050 will only lock in fossil fuel use, Australian think tank says. The post Net zero target for 2050 is too slow, and a strategy for climate failure appeared first on RenewEconomy.

Net zero target for 2050 is too slow, and a strategy for climate failure — RenewEconomy

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Edward Snowden and Julian Assange’s warning about the Security and Surveillance Industrial Complex — Rise Up Times

This video was released today (August 3, 2021) to show that journalists and whistleblowers warned us years ago about the recent revelation of the Pegasus spy software developed by the Israeli cyberweapons company NSO Group, which was found on the phones of journalists around the world, and that this is just the tip of the iceberg.

Edward Snowden and Julian Assange’s warning about the Security and Surveillance Industrial Complex — Rise Up Times

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US Renewables Generated More Power Than Coal Or Nuclear In 2020 For First Time

US Renewables Generated More Power Than Coal Or Nuclear In 2020 For First Time,  IFL SCience,  Jack Dunhill, 3 Aug 21, Renewables produced more power than coal or nuclear power in the USA last year for the first time in history, according to a new report by the Energy Information Administration. With surges in windsolar and hydroelectric power, the renewable industry produced 21 percent of all electricity generation in the US last year, a massive increase over the previous decade.  
Over the past year, the US has seen record growth in renewable power generation, adding 26 gigawatts of production capability in 2020 alone, 80 percent more than 2019. Combined with previous infrastructure, it brought the total renewable power production up to 170 gigawatts, which edged out both nuclear and coal by just a few percent (20 percent and 19 percent of total energy production, respectively). ….. https://www.iflscience.com/environment/us-renewables-generated-more-power-than-coal-or-nuclear-in-2020-for-first-time

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August 4 Energy News — geoharvey

Opinion: ¶ “The US Infrastructure Bill: Is Half A Loaf Better Than None?” • President Biden proposed spending $15 billion to install 500,000 EV charging points. In the draft infrastructure bill, that proposal has been cut in half. With similar cuts elsewhere in the bill, the odds are stacked against doing the hard work that […]

August 4 Energy News — geoharvey

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