Daily Links Feb 18

It’s just as well that Angus Taylor described himself as ‘Fantastic’ in his own Facebook entry, as no- one would say that he was fantastic. Who could think that such an ideologue could be a Minister of the Commonwealth? This is the low ebb to which we have sunk.

Daily Links Feb 17

In kitchen table conversations a friend is hosting on behalf of a Voices candidate, the two issues that surface each time are Climate Change and Integrity. Because the LNP isn’t delivering, in electorates where there’s an Independent standing against a so-called ‘Modern Liberal’, strategic voting is the key. Put the independent first, above any other progressive candidate, so they can withstand preference distribution.https://reneweconomy.com.au/holmes-a-court-climate-independents-offer-chance-to-fix-australia/

Daily Links Feb 16

Well, well, well, how surprising. It seems that these were announcements, in that signature approach of this mob, rather than projects. There was NAIF, the Bushfire Recovery money and any number of reviews yet to see the light of day.https://reneweconomy.com.au/three-years-on-morrisons-electricity-underwriting-scheme-still-has-nothing-to-show/

Daily LInks Feb 15

Start with fifty-three thousand, double it, add 50% and multiply it by the number you first thought of and then scream out loud that this is how many jobs to be lost if we don’t mine coal, oil and gas. Be prepared for many dodgy numbers these next three months as the fossil fools fight like alley cats to preserve their position.https://theconversation.com/highly-exaggerated-experts-debunk-morrison-government-claim-of-53-000-fewer-jobs-from-coal-and-gas-ban-176811

Daily Links Feb 14

Rachel Carson’s book ‘Silent Spring’, arguably the start of global environmental consciousness, was published only 60 years ago this year. Where we are now is the accumulation of all the research, the arguments and the policies (or not) in this relatively short time. There is an immense job still, but we can celebrate at least some progress as a reminder that it is worth doing – and hey, there is no alternative.https://www.ehn.org/good-environmental-news-2656634575.html

Daily Links Feb 13

Mike Cannon-Brooke’s four things to look for in election policies make great sense. His four? Reducing domestic fossil-fuel base energy, support for electric vehicles, Australian battery manufacturing and strengthening the power infrastructure to cope better with the increase in renewables that must happen.https://www.theage.com.au/politics/federal/moving-the-debate-mike-cannon-brookes-on-climate-independents-and-his-budget-wishlist-20220201-p59sw0.html

Daily Links Feb 12

SendOn 12 Feb 2022, at 3:09 pm, greghunt.net Daily Mailer <mailer@greghunt.net> wrote:Largely Labour state governments have been going renewable for some time now, driving down energy prices. The LNP is not truth-telling here and we have no ‘false advertising’ regulations in place for political campaigns. It looks as though we have a rough few months ahead.https://www.theguardian.com/australia-news/2022/feb/12/at-the-prospect-of-ending-a-decade-of-climate-bollocks-the-pm-donned-a-dusty-abbott-onesie-and-zipped-upAnd Bjorn Lomborg, what price increases for insurance policies, living with plus 5 degrees and paying for water scarcity, for example, will be acceptable for consumers? Just asking.

Daily Links Feb 13

Mike Cannon-Brooke’s four things to look for in election policies make great sense. His four? Reducing domestic fossil-fuel base energy, support for electric vehicles, Australian battery manufacturing and strengthening the power infrastructure to cope better with the increase in renewables that must happen.https://www.theage.com.au/politics/federal/moving-the-debate-mike-cannon-brookes-on-climate-independents-and-his-budget-wishlist-20220201-p59sw0.html

Daily Links Feb 12

Largely Labour state governments have been going renewable for some time now, driving down energy prices. The LNP is not truth-telling here and we have no ‘false advertising’ regulations in place for political campaigns. It looks as though we have a rough few months ahead.https://www.theguardian.com/australia-news/2022/feb/12/at-the-prospect-of-ending-a-decade-of-climate-bollocks-the-pm-donned-a-dusty-abbott-onesie-and-zipped-upAnd Bjorn Lomborg, what price increases for insurance policies, living with plus 5 degrees and paying for water scarcity, for example, will be acceptable for consumers? Just asking.

Daily Links Feb 11

Local governments across this wide brown (and getting browner) land have been active in their responses to climate change since the UNCED conference in Rio that established Local Agenda 21. They are the level of government closest to community and so many of their community services and programs are affected by climate change. Collaboration across councils is the way to go, and I’m proud to have been involved in one such collaboration. See what SECCCA is up to now at seccca.org.auhttps://tasmaniantimes.com/2022/02/local-government-and-climate-change/