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An article regarding the stupidity of both Federal and Qld politicians regarding renewable energy.

And a couple of articles regarding the proposed Tully Millstream 600MW hydro scheme prior to the last Qld and Federal elections

Strange how it all went quiet after the elections.

We will just have to wait and see what happens prior to the next Qld election on 31.10.2020.


It is after all Qld. The land of Joh and his legacies. What does one expect after only 50 years? Is the bag just in a different place?


The latest Oscars presentation from the ABC.

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An article regarding research into geothermal energy.

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One of the comments on this piece refers to “coal bludgers”. That phrase might have legs. :grin:


The COALition is still dreaming about “HELE” coal-fired power stations. I’ve always considered that meant High Emissions, Low Efficiency, but as Simon Holmes à court suggested the other day, the most advanced coal fired power stations are SLIME - slightly lower intesnsity, more expensive!


Agree - what worked in the past was under different conditions to present day.


Things are not looking good:

A comment from the people at Juice Media (warning, strong language):

And a little bit of depressing art:

Perhaps something might acrually happen.

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Nup. This proposal is the kind of thing that is required but it is too clear, too unavoidable with no wiggle room. Which is why the present government will not touch it. They want to have two bob each way, to look like they are taking action to appease the moderates within and the public without but to not seriously crimp the style of the big emitters.


The accumulated debt of the industrial revolution is now due for payment. The debt and the repayments will continue to rise. How long the rise continues is down to what we do (or fail to do) from now on.


I just happened to watch it after my brother-in-law emailed me the link this afternoon.


What an absolute classic.

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Hi all, just a reminder that this thread is NOT for debating the existence of climate change. If you’re interested in having that type of discussion, you’ll need to visit another part of the internet. Climate change and it’s effects or potential effects on consumers are frequently in the news, this thread is to capture that news and for any discussions around the news topics. Please feel free to flag any posts that you feel breach the forum rules or this guideline.


The impact of a single degree of warming:


Putting our consumer concerns in perspective.

Such things could never happen in Australia, could they? The reactions of some in business, politics and even in this forum make me wonder.

The Bill.


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Even the crew are starting to abandon the ship.

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Text of the Chief Scientist’s 12 February address to the National Press Club. Consumer impacts are quite evident.