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Australian news, and some related international items

Vast Solar and 1414 team up for new attempt at Port Augusta solar storage hub — RenewEconomy

Vast Solar and thermal storage hopeful 1414 Degrees to join forces to try and finally deliver long awaited solar thermal project near Port Augusta. The post Vast Solar and 1414 team up for new attempt at Port Augusta solar storage hub appeared first on RenewEconomy.

Vast Solar and 1414 team up for new attempt at Port Augusta solar storage hub — RenewEconomy

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June 14 Energy News — geoharvey

Opinion:  ¶ “Conservatives Do Want A Clean Energy Transition” • The future of clean energy can pivot with the nod of conservative political elites. Until recently, they promoted policies friendly to fossil fuels and resisted climate change efforts, but a new breed of conservatives is slowly taking hold, and a clean energy transition is patiently […]

June 14 Energy News — geoharvey

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WA to close state-owned coal generators by 2030 in big switch to renewables — RenewEconomy

WA government to close state-owned coal generators before 2030, and commit $3.8 billion in wind and storage in move it says will pay for itself within years. The post WA to close state-owned coal generators by 2030 in big switch to renewables appeared first on RenewEconomy.

WA to close state-owned coal generators by 2030 in big switch to renewables — RenewEconomy

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Australia’s “largest grid forming battery” to go ahead after landing finance deal — RenewEconomy

Edify locks in finance to start building 150MW/300MWh Tesla Megapack big battery featuring a “new vintage” of grid forming inverter controls. The post Australia’s “largest grid forming battery” to go ahead after landing finance deal appeared first on RenewEconomy.

Australia’s “largest grid forming battery” to go ahead after landing finance deal — RenewEconomy

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The day the fossil fuel industry lost all perspective, and threw away its social licence — RenewEconomy

Fossil fuel generators want more market support to ensure the lights stay on. But their actions this week show they care more about profits than providing an essential service. The post The day the fossil fuel industry lost all perspective, and threw away its social licence appeared first on RenewEconomy.

The day the fossil fuel industry lost all perspective, and threw away its social licence — RenewEconomy

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Just a lick of paint: CEFC backs Aussie coating innovation to slash transport emissions — RenewEconomy

An Australian invented “shark skin” coating, which can reduce drag for planes and ships, gets an investment boost from the CEFC. The post Just a lick of paint: CEFC backs Aussie coating innovation to slash transport emissions appeared first on RenewEconomy.

Just a lick of paint: CEFC backs Aussie coating innovation to slash transport emissions — RenewEconomy

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EnergyLab joins forces with New Energy Nexus to “set loose” Australian innovation — RenewEconomy

After change in Australia’s political tide, Australian cleantech startup incubator EnergyLab joins forces with New Energy Nexus to supercharge innovation. The post EnergyLab joins forces with New Energy Nexus to “set loose” Australian innovation appeared first on RenewEconomy.

EnergyLab joins forces with New Energy Nexus to “set loose” Australian innovation — RenewEconomy

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This week Australian and overseas nuclear news

Some bits of good news    Two key  committees of the European Parliament strike down EU plans to label nuclear and gas as green investment .   – G7 countries to stop funding fossil fuel development overseas. Canada Introduced Sweeping Gun Law Reforms.

AUSTRALIA.

Julian Assange is still in jail, but the new Australian government has the power to act to help him. Assange: Albanese must act where the Coalition failed.  Julian Assange’s wife Stella Moris reveals how they raise children together while he is in jail waiting an extradition decision. Another episode in the unlawful spying and harassment of Julian Assange and his legal team, by the UK and USA governments. 

Nuclear Waste Dispute in Court Wednesday 15 June. 

Australia’s Energy Minister rejects nuclear power push. Nuclear energy does not stack up economically– Labor Senator Tony Sheldon . The National Party is getting whackier and whackier in pushing for nuclear power. Opposition leader Peter Dutton hints at controversial shift towards nuclear power. The Liberal National Coalition’s flirtation with nuclear energy will not be well received by the electorate, especially in Gilmore on the NSW South Coast. Chasing unicorns’: NSW Liberal minister rejects federal opposition push for nuclear power. Disgraced Victorian Liberal MP Tim Smith – quitting politics – backs Dutton’s call for nuclear power. Kerry Schott: why new coal or nuclear plants are a dumb idea.

Defence faces budget blowout with Aukus nuclear submarines to cost more than scrapped French project. Peter Dutton’s claim he planned to buy US nuclear subs is ‘political point-scoring’, defence experts say. Former Prime Minister Malcolm Turnbull labels Peter Dutton a ‘belligerent blusterer‘ over nuclear submarines claim. 

A huge Atlantic current is slowing down. If it collapses, La Niña could become the norm for Australia.

Australian warming outpacing global average by 35pc: IEA . Australia to update UN climate submission.

Sky News Australia is a global hub for climate misinformation, report saysForgotten fuel: Australia’s failure on energy efficiency is a global embarrassment

INTERNATIONAL.

The unpalatable truth in Ukraine.

  Geo-political readings on the Russia / Ukraine conflict 8.6.22 —Global nuclear arsenal could grow for the first time in decades, think-tank SIPRI warns.

Non-carbon emissions could ‘bump’ global temperatures above 1.5C within seven years, research warns.

Human-made heatwaves are getting hotter

Climate action is going in the right direction, but what now? What is a realistic aim? ‘‘Climatenomics” – new book -climate crisis is the REAL economic worry.      Carbon dioxide levels are now 50% higher than during the pre-industrial era. World can make massive energy savings, reduce emissions through energy conservation measures. International Energy Agency stresses that energy efficiency must be at the forefront of energy and climate policies. 

Mother Nature: Economic growth is sending her bankrupt.

UKRAINE. Ukraine’s high casualty rate could bring war to tipping point, Ukraine bars IAEA nuclear regulator from visiting Russian-occupied power plant ! Ukraine slams planned IAEA mission to Russian-occupied nuclear plant.

 

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