Daily Links May 31

Gosh, this Bravus looks the goods, Black-throated finches have never been able to sleep so soundly, according to company research. Seriously, if it looks like Adani, sounds like Adani and stinks like Adani, renaming the company doesn’t fool anyone. The go-ahead of the mine was a failure of both state and federal government.https://inqld.com.au/business/2023/05/30/after-the-political-storm-the-tiny-bird-that-almost-stopped-adani-is-thriving/

Daily Links May 30

With the problems facing these dreamt-up green energy mega-projects, are they more about marketing the dreamer than the green energy? What is Cannon-Brookes view on this, he has skin in …

Daily Links May 29

Off list again, with a reminder that this Maurice Newman, who so approvingly quotes IPA front organisation the Australian Environment Foundation, was appointed by John Howard to Chair of the …

Daily Links May 28

India has just overtaken China as the world’s most populous nation, but with this leadership, we must be concerned. With a 50% target by 2030 for renewables, that leaves a huge hole for fossil fuel generation. With this statement: “Net zero is important, but what is more important is that we ensure enough electricity for our growth”, the Power Minister reckons policy can trump physics.https://energy.economictimes.indiatimes.com/news/power/net-zero-is-important-but-we-must-provide-enough-electricity-for-growth-power-minister-rk-singh/100521708?action=profile_completion&utm_source=Mailer&utm_medium=newsletter&utm_campaign=etenergy_news_2023-05-27&dt=2023-05-27&em=bWFlbG9yQG1lbGJwYy5vcmcuYXU=

Daily Links May 27

That Desantis is even considered to be a viable candidate for the Presidency shows what a failed state the US has become. He has the world-view of a gnat (sorry, gnats). And for further evidence of the calamitous decline of the Republican Party, reflect for a moment that the orange buffoon is out-polling him for the nomination.https://www.independent.co.uk/news/world/americas/us-politics/desantis-climate-change-fox-news-b2346211.html

Daily Lin ks May 26

The generation of hazardous waste is just one of the reasons why nuclear power generation should not even be a last resort, it shouldn’t be considered at all. Those who are living on earth in the next ten and twenty thousand years, assuming that our species lasts that long, would be thankful if we finally woke up to ourselves in the early 21st century.https://www.abc.net.au/news/2023-05-26/treated-fukushima-water-to-flow-into-pacific-oaten/102380592

Daily Links May 25

Off list , but important. Chasing votes is one thing for you have to be in power to do stuff. But to sup with the devil is another. What Modi …

Daily Links May 24

You argue, you lobby, you campaign, you fight and you don’t  stop – and then you win. After the chainsaws, the quiet: Victoria’s rapid exit from native forest logging is …

Daily Links May 23

The despair is understandable, the 2 seat House majority indisputable, the crossbench in the Senate workable. If Albo is building for multiple terms in government, he has to neutralise the Newscorp media as he can’t afford to ignore them as he can afford to ignore the irrelevant LNP. We’d like to see some green shoots though. From strengthening the EPBC Act, stopping the Toondah Marina development in a Ramsar Wetland and putting the kybosh on the Betaloo Basin, there’re a few quick wins to gladden the progressive heart.https://www.themonthly.com.au/the-politics/rachel-withers/2023/05/22/year-wishful-thinking

Daily Links May 22

Ian Lowe invariably makes sense. Perhaps the soundest indicator that the ‘second-rate people’ of the lucky country have largely become silly people is that Howard, Abbott and Morrison found electoral …