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Two-thirds of Britons want faster action on climate, poll finds

Nearly 70% of British people want urgent political action to tackle climate change and protect the natural environment, according to research by a coalition of green charities. Theresa May, in one of her last acts as prime minister, has enshrined…

Al Gore’s Climate Circus Goes To Oz

In politics, timing is crucial. And thus it was with the unfortunately timed participation of former US vice-president Al Gore in the Queensland government-sponsored Climate Week earlier this month. According to the blurb, “Climate Week QLD 2019 will showcase how…

Energy

Call to arms: how can Australia avoid a slow and painful decline?

Australia is at a crossroads. Drift towards a future of slow decline economically and socially or, if action is taken now to address our most important challenges, create a future of greater prosperity for all, globally competitive industries and a…

Theresa May’s $1.1 Trillion ‘Net Zero Carbon’ Suicide Note

Stubborn, thick, petulant Theresa May has decided what her legacy is going to be: she’s going to poison the wells, salt the earth, and make damn sure that her name lives on through all eternity as the stroppy cow who…

Can grid-scale storage solve intermittency problem, asks Global Warming Policy Foundation – physicsworld.com

(Image courtesy: Shutterstock/hrui) A briefing paper from the Global Warming Policy Foundation (GWPF) dismisses the idea that grid-scale electricity storage can help bring about a UK renewables revolution. According to the paper’s author, Jack Ponton, an emeritus professor of engineering from the University of Edinburgh,…