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No need for nuclear power to reach Australia’s climate goals: Finkel — RenewEconomy

September 15, 2022

Former chief scientist and current federal government advisor on low emissions technology says there is no need to include nuclear power in Australia’s future energy. The post No need for nuclear power to reach Australia’s climate goals: Finkel appeared first on RenewEconomy.

No need for nuclear power to reach Australia’s climate goals: Finkel — RenewEconomy

‘Doesn’t seem genuine’: Ex-Pacific leaders question Australia’s climate stance

September 13, 2022

‘Doesn’t seem genuine’: Ex-Pacific leaders question Australia’s climate stance

Former Pacific Island nation presidents have challenged the Albanese government to “walk the talk” on climate action and start phasing out of the fossil fuels which threaten the future of their region.

Rooftop solar reaches 72 per cent of demand in world’s biggest isolated grid — RenewEconomy

September 12, 2022

Rooftop and distributed solar reaches what appears to be a new record of 72 per cent of demand in W.A., the biggest isolated grid in the world. The post Rooftop solar reaches 72 per cent of demand in world’s biggest isolated grid appeared first on RenewEconomy.

Rooftop solar reaches 72 per cent of demand in world’s biggest isolated grid — RenewEconomy

Grid demand hits record low as rooftop PV takes bigger bite out of coal power’s lunch — RenewEconomy

September 12, 2022

Grid demand in Queensland, Australia’s most coal dependent state, hit record low as growing amount of rooftop solar took a big bite out of coal’s midday lunch. The post Grid demand hits record low as rooftop PV takes bigger bite out of coal power’s lunch appeared first on RenewEconomy.

Grid demand hits record low as rooftop PV takes bigger bite out of coal power’s lunch — RenewEconomy

Environmental groups say Glencore greenwashing as it expands Australian coal mining — RenewEconomy

September 10, 2022

Environmental law group alleges Glencore is misleading investors over its environmental targets given its growing footprint in coal mining. The post Environmental groups say Glencore greenwashing as it expands Australian coal mining appeared first on RenewEconomy.

Environmental groups say Glencore greenwashing as it expands Australian coal mining — RenewEconomy

Norway’s largest pension fund backs fund pursuing Australia’s biggest battery project — RenewEconomy

September 10, 2022

Norway’s biggest pension fund backs Australian fund building some of the world’s biggest solar plant and a massive battery near Brisbane. The post Norway’s largest pension fund backs fund pursuing Australia’s biggest battery project appeared first on RenewEconomy.

Norway’s largest pension fund backs fund pursuing Australia’s biggest battery project — RenewEconomy

Australia’s most coal dependent state may be about to make big green leap — RenewEconomy

September 7, 2022

Corporate Australia’s green energy plans are likely to sweep Australia’s most coal dependent state into a future it could barely imagine. The post Australia’s most coal dependent state may be about to make big green leap appeared first on RenewEconomy.

Australia’s most coal dependent state may be about to make big green leap — RenewEconomy

Offshore wind plans boosted as developers fathom full Gippsland potential — RenewEconomy

September 7, 2022

BlueFloat Energy and Energy Estate announce major boost to capacity of the offshore wind farm they propose to build in the Gippsland Bass Strait region. The post Offshore wind plans boosted as developers fathom full Gippsland potential appeared first on RenewEconomy.

Offshore wind plans boosted as developers fathom full Gippsland potential — RenewEconomy

Will the government’s review of environmental regulators silence an important voice? — Inside track

September 7, 2022

This post is by Jess Chappell, senior policy officer at RSPB England. Earlier this year, Defra’s Nature Recovery Green Paper outlined the department’s intention to explore options for the future structure and function of so called Arm’s Length Bodies. These organisations advise the government on […]

Will the government’s review of environmental regulators silence an important voice? — Inside track

Nuclear news – week to 23 August

August 22, 2022

A bit of good news – Antibody “master key” discovery could neutralize all COVID variants.

Climate change-  The Social, Cultural, and Economic Implications 

Nuclear. A strange contradiction going on – with double messaging coming from the nuclear lobby and IAEA. We must bear in mind that the goal of the IAEA is to  “assist  its Member States, in the context of social and economic goals, in planning for and using nuclear science and technology for various peaceful purposes, including the generation of electricity, and facilitates the transfer of such technology and knowledge in a sustainable manner to developing Member States” – in other words – to promote nuclear power.

So -we are being told that the safe way towards climate action is nuclear power, and especially now , as we need to avoid Russian gas.  (Apparently Russian uranium is OK. ) At the same time, the IAEA is warning that the presence of the Zaporizhia nuclear plant in a military zone is a threat to European, even global safety.  So – nuclear reactors are safe, but in some circumstances, very unsafe.

AUSTRALIA. 

Gem Romuld – ‘Reject the deadly logic of nuclear deterrence’.  Richard Marles reaffirms Australia’s commitment to the one-China policy and ‘stabilising’ Canberra-Beijing relations.

Australia is failing to deliver on the UN Rights of Indigenous people.

INTERNATIONAL.

The Nuclear Non Proliferation Treaty (NPT) is a fraud as the nuclear Mafia continue to spend $billions on their nuclear arsenals

” The New Space Race is Going Nuclear”.           As Threat of Militarisation Rises, International Community Races to Set Standards for Responsible Behaviour in Outer Space. (without much luck!)

Arctic is warming nearly four times faster than the rest of the world – new research. ‘Off the charts’: Glaciers in Europe experience extreme melt.

UKRAINE.

PACIFIC ISLANDS. Pacific Alliance of Municipal Councils starts Petition against dumping nuclear wastewater in Pacific.

EUROPE. Europe Gutted Own Security to Funnel Kiev Weapons, Expert Says.

JAPANKishida, ‘PM from Hiroshima’, is Shifting Japan’s Long-Standing Pro-Nuclear Weapons Posture.  Fukushima Daiichi NPS Accident Compensation: Citizens are paying more while NPP operators have had their share reduced!      Dumps and Museums, the Legacy of a Nuclear Disaster.   

INDIA. Centres to be set up for people exposed to chemical, nuclear attacks,

RUSSIA. Russia admits that explosions in Crimea were the work of Ukrainian saboteurs.

GERMANYGermany rules out delay to nuclear phaseout.

USA. 

UK.

FRANCE. Counting the cost of cracking at EDF’s nuclear reactors.

SINGAPORE, Singapore’s next prime minister warns U.S. and China may ‘sleepwalk into conflict

MALAYSIA. Malaysia’s Mahathir says US seeking to provoke war in Taiwan.

SOUTH KOREA . Thousands of South Korean unionists protest US-South Korea war games.

PHILIPPINESNuclear power not a realistic option for the Philippines, given the seismic and other disaster risks.

SOUTH AFRICA. South Africa’s nuclear sector has failed its test: the Koeberg nuclear plant life extension.

PANAMA. Islanders in Latin America face relocation, because of climate change.