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NSW plans to setup three key regional energy zones, as catch up for renewable energy Renew Economy Remote 2018-03-23

The map shows the target areas centred around Hay, Dubbo and Armidale in NSW.

The Sydney Morning Herald published on 18th February 2018, with a similar map, with the headline of

Solar 'tsunami' coming in Australia as NSW accelerates approvals

Quote from Renew Economy --- The push for renewable energy zones has also been embraced by Transgrid, the operator of the main transmission lines, which has argued that the shift to 100 per cent renewables is perfectly feasible and affordable.

The process of replacing coal & gas is getting underway, and not before time, because global warming is already getting too hot.

#Time2Choose Here Blog 2018-03-20


Fracking fuels global warming Think Progress Remote 2018-03-07

Global Methane in our atmosphere continues to rise. A big contributor is no-good for anyone fracking for gas and oil, that governments and corporations pretend to be a "transition fuel". NASA has done global methane emission sums, and we are the culprits.

Mighty Force at ParraCAN Here Side 2018-03-07


Mighty Force  screening

by ParraCAN, 22nd March

Details link

Mighty Force to #StopAdani Here Blog 2018-03-07

Mighty Force   film screening, on 22nd March.

At Community Migrant Resource Centre,

Level 4, 1 Horwood Place, Parramatta.

Arrive around 7:15 pm.  Film show to start approximately 7:30 pm.

Light Refreshments available. Discussion, socialising afterwards.

The Rise of Hydrogen Fuel Cell Vehicles Here Blog 2018-02-10

Article by Randy MacEwen, President & CEO  Ballard Power, Canada.

KPMG recently published its 19th consecutive Global Automotive Executive Survey 2018. The survey concluded, “There will not be a single solitary drivetrain technology: Executives project a similar split by 2040 for Battery Electric Vehicles (BEVs) (26%), Fuel Cell Electric Vehicles (FCEVs) (25%), ICEs (Internal Combustion Engines (ICE) (25%) and hybrids (24%).” The report also noted, “FCEVs have replaced BEVs as this year’s #1 key trend until 2025.” Yes, you read that correctly – hydrogen fuel cell vehicles top the list as the key trend.

Tax cuts for the rich, no cuts to carbon emissions Here Blog 2017-12-21
Australian Government continues to be a climate liar and a climate laggard

Solutions to the climate challenge are well known, cost effective and available today, but Australia's carbon emissions continue to rise. So says the Australian Climate Council.

Our Australian Government does not want to hear, see, or talk about it, Ostriches don't really try to hide their heads in the sand, but our Australian Government keeps trying to bury itself in Coal.

Sydney Waste Incinerator Survey Here Side 2017-12-08

Sydney Waste Incinerator Survey

- Do you want to breath in aerosolized toxics?

National Party helps suck the Darling River Dry Here Blog 2017-12-04

Massive amounts of water are being stolen from the Darling River System, under the noses of regulators. Jeremy Buckingham blames inappropriate large scale cotton farming in Queensland, and deep corruption in the National Party.

Toxic and terminal Enviro Justice Remote 2017-12-04

Numb-Skulls in the NSW government have been asking to build a new coal fired power station.

NSW has very careless and lax regulation standards for our existing Coal fired power stations. They are badly managed and produce many avoidable public health consequences, as shown in this linked report from Enviro-Justice. It is remarkable how so many conservative politicians are oblivious to what is going on in the world.

We have ongoing global "Earth Systems Disruption" from climate change, energy resource depletion, and threats to water and agriculture. These have already helped cause government breakdowns and human consequences of wars, malnutrition, disease and forced migrations.  These are "Human System Disruptions" made worse by failures of recognition and adaptation to Earth System Disruptions.   Coal mining and Coal fired power stations are big economic losers to renewable energy, and are dirty polluting technology that we have to loose now, or loose our own prosperity, health and survival chances in future.

Why do we need jobs if we can have slaves working for us? Cassandra's Legacy Remote 2017-11-28
Monkey-nomics of GDP

In this study, brown capuchin monkeys became agitated and refused to perform a task when a partner received a superior reward for that same task. From Human sense of fair play

Some confronting metaphors here in this thought-filled article from Nate Hagens and DJ White. The best thing to read before Xmas present comparisons. Rising GDP is dependent on burning more fossil fuels, which replaces meaningful human work, with increasingly complex 'energy slave' systems. Investing in GDP, and more fossil fuels, makes less sense than the giant stone statues built on Easter Island, that required sacrifice of its last trees. Too many of our remaining jobs are 'make-work' to pay for the consumer items desired by our status-seeking monkey brains. As fossil fuels decline, human labor will become necessary for important work again.

The Queensland government is the real driver in Adani's dirty land grab New Matilda Remote 2017-11-27
Front line conflict on coal

Never come between the Queensland government and a basin with lots of buried coal. The Queensland Government has walked over Indigenous rights in its efforts to secure the Wangan and Jagalingou people's country, and to open up the Galilee Basin for the final frontier in a long history of often violent extractivism. The Galilee Basin Development Strategy set out to discount royalties paid by mining companies, streamline land acquisition and fast track planning approvals.

In this age of carbon emissions overshoot and global warming limits overshoot, at least nine so-called ‘mega mine' proposals have been slated for the Galilee Basin, including the Alpha Coal project. Mining the area will destroy too much land and water. It is far too much coal to burn in a world already going experiencing climate change extremes. Burning this amount of coal is a global survival risk, and of course the Great Barrier Reef will be no more.