The week that has been in nuclear and climate news

a-cat-CANApologies, everyone, because the Australian section is so lo oong. Also because the International section is practically non existent.

I find the International scene gloomy, as:

March on Paris  The Don’t Nuke the Climate campaign will be present in Paris to organise and
coordinate actions, gatherings and lobby efforts. On December 12 we organise a strong and visible anti-nuclear contingent in the Global Climate March. We call upon everyone to come to Paris for December 12 to make your point clear.

  • 28 & 29 Nov, 2015: Mass demonstrations in European Capitals.
  • 30 Nov – 11 Dec, 2015: The 21st session of the Conference of the Parties to the UNFCCC – Paris, France.
  • 12 Dec 2015: Mass demonstration in Paris.

AUSTRALIA  – well, the nation at large sleeps on, thinking that the removal of half-witted PM Abbott has fixed things. Well, it hasn’t!

FEDERAL POLITICS

On uranium sales to India, Malcolm Turnbull should heed Parliament’s Joint Standing Committee on Treaties.

Costs of new nuclear, high, higher, and astronomic – Australia, USA, South Africa, China.

CLIMATE CHANGE  Australia has no environmental credibility, yet  seeks to co-chair the Green Climate Fund. Banks NAB and CBA support climate action (but watch out for nuclear investment). Big companies urge action on climate change (but beware of BHP’s nuclear lobbying). Australian insurance companies must come clean about climate change.

Adelaide’s January heatwave attributed to climate change.

SOUTH AUSTRALIA.  Forget climate change spin: Nuclear lobby’s aim is South Australia as radioactive trash dump – Helen Caldicott. South Australia’s Nuclear Royal Commission THE APPEARANCE OF BIAS – NOT A GOOD LOOK. Don’t let strident pro nuclear voices drown out alternative voices.

Karoonda Council, South Australia, considering floating solar plant.

WESTERN AUSTRALIA Cameco’s uranium plans in Western Australia stalled indefinitely by low prices. But Resources Minister Josh Frydenberg expresses nuclear lobby’s religious belief in future uranium boom.  Australian media continues to confuse return of Lucas Heights wastes with plan to import world’s radioactive trash.

Western Australia’s wave power microgrid – a world first.

VICTORIA Iluka Resources to subdivide West Victoria land with radioactive trash tomb.

QUEENSLAND State aims to prevent green ‘lawfare’McKinley Shire, Queensland, promotes local business with renewable energy initiative.

RENEWABLE ENERGY  Too good to be true? Environment Minister Greg Hunt’s new found enthusiasm for renewable energy. AUSTRALIA CAN GO GREEN AND HAVE ECONOMIC GROWTH.  WHY WE SHOULD GO IT ALONE ON CLIMATE CHANGE. The Balunu Foundation’s healing programme of green energy with Aboriginal people.

Australia’s chance for a new “mining” boom – mining the sun.  Council approval for central Queensland solar farmnear Baralaba. Sunshine in your beer in Sydney.

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