Daily Links Dec 14

For significant reductions in greenhouse gas emissions, we need the pandemic to spread further and last longer. Sure there’ll be many more deaths but at least we won’t have to limit our fossil-fuelled energy generation.https://www.fastcompany.com/90585105/despite-the-record-drop-in-co2-emissions-were-still-almost-over-our-carbon-budget

Daily Links Dec 13

Seeing on the Daily Links the article by Peta Credlin titled Climate zealots must stick to facts on renewables has me curious. She is no journo, climate scientist or energy professional. No, I’d have been tempted to read it to see her commentary on zealotry, for on that she does have expertise.

Daily Links Dec 11

Here’re stories in media that Murdoch doesn’t control and that the marketing bloke mightn’t like. But The New Daily would be a casualty of the government’s war on industry superannuation as it is wholly owned by Industry Super Holdings. The LNP proposed limits on superannuation would preclude funds being spent on online journalism and so remove this source of scrutiny, which seems to be the way they like it.https://thenewdaily.com.au/news/national/2020/12/12/scott-morrison-climate-summit/

Daily Links Dec 11

There goes the dedicated Threatened Species Recovery Hub. Will there be a day when we don’t have a legitimate whinge about the LNP environment response?https://www.canberratimes.com.au/story/7049270/funding-shake-up-for-environmental-science/?cs=19266

Daily Links Dec 10

Bruce Mountain is a straight-shooter and CCS is a red herring. So long as CCS is dangled in front of us all as the solution, there’ll be cover for the …

Daily Links Dec 9

We need Premier Gutwein to get it or else our last bolt-hole, a benign Apple Isle, will not be the climate refuge of choice. http://southwind.com.au/2020/12/08/peter-gutwein-on-climate/ From: Maelor Himbury <maelor@melbpc.org.au>Date: 9 …

Daily Links Dec 8

How many gas plants does Victoria need when the future for carbon-based fuels is in so much doubt?Disclaimer, I appeared yesterday before the panel inquiring into AGL’s proposal for a LNG plant in Western Port, part of my day job with the Western Port Biosphere. The views I express on this blog are my own, not those of the Biosphere however.https://www.abc.net.au/news/2020-12-07/geelong-oil-refinery-viva-energy-lng-gas-terminal/12957168

Daily Links Dec 7

Two countries that became powerhouses after the devastation they suffered from WW2 were Germany and Japan, and I reckon that this was they almost had a clean slate on which to work. The damage to existing economies due to COVID19 provides a similar clean slate and we have a chance to recover without the strictures of current ways of working. In the sloganeering that is the go these days, we must ‘build back better’.https://www.theguardian.com/environment/2020/nov/17/what-could-a-good-green-recovery-plan-actually-look-like

Daily Links Dec 5

How come events such as the hottest November ever, bush-fires beyond control and seas pounding Sydney’s coast don’t terrify the Fantastic? Ah, it’s because he ‘believes in Australia’. What do you reckon that means? Pity he doesn’t believe science, then he might feel an appropriate emotion and do something about it.https://reneweconomy.com.au/im-not-terrified-of-climate-change-angus-taylor-resists-calls-for-zero-carbon-targets-27900/

Daily Links Dec 6

If the company that closes a coal mine and then goes ‘bust’ with money for their contracted rehabilitation, wo is left carrying the can? We carry the can, that’s who. …