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AUSTRALIA: Coal-loving country is third-biggest emissions exporter

Australia’s booming coal industry has made it the world’s third-biggest exporter of potential carbon dioxide emissions locked in fossil fuels, placing it only behind oil giants Russia and Saudi Arabia.

Market Forces and Coal

Posted on 19 August 2019 by Riduna Following defeat of the Australian Labor Party in the Federal election a leading Member has suggested that the Party should not rely on the use of Market Forces as the basis for curbing emissions.  This would be a…

Energy

Australia is third largest exporter of fossil fuels behind Russia and Saudi Arabia

Australia’s role as a leader in the global fossil fuel trade is underscored by a report that finds it is the world’s third biggest exporter and fifth biggest miner of fossil-related emissions. While political debate sometimes emphasises that Australia is…

Sometimes I Wonder If People Just Need to Have An Enemy

August 16, 2019, 11:10 am I find this depressing: We seem to NEED an enemy.  We hop from one enemy to another — Soviet Union to Iraq to Al Qaeda to Russia to Iran and now to China (with a…

July 2019 was hottest month on record for the planet

Much of the planet sweltered in unprecedented heat in July, as temperatures soared to new heights in the hottest month ever recorded. The record warmth also shrank Arctic and Antarctic sea ice to historic lows.

The Richest People On Earth Are Financing ‘Climate Protectors’

(H/t Doc) The news is out: According to the latest IPCC report, the state of the Earth is catastrophic, but we still have a chance. All we have to do is listen to the 16-year-old climate figurehead Greta Thunberg of…

Skoltech scientists found a way to create long-life fast-charging batteries

(Skolkovo Institute of Science and Technology (Skoltech)) A group of researchers led by Skoltech Professor Pavel Troshin studied coordination polymers, a class of compounds with scarcely explored applications in metal-ion batteries, and demonstrated their possible future use in energy storage devices with a high charging/discharging rate and stability. The results of their study were published in the journal Chemistry of Materials.