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  • Green Madness: More Than 100,000 South Australians Seeking Food Donations, Forced To Skip Meals To Pay Electricity Bills

    • Date: 18/10/17
    • Liz Walsh, Sheradyn Holderhead, The Advertiser
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    More than 102,000 South Australians seek help from food charity Foodbank every month, as parents skip meals for days on end so children can eat and utility bills can be paid, astonishing figures show. New figures show more than 35,000 South Australian households cannot afford to pay their electricity bills. About one quarter — or […]

  • World’s First Offshore Wind Farm Retires: A Post-Mortem

    • Date: 18/10/17
    • M J Kelly, Department of Engineering, University of Cambridge, United Kingdom
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    The first-ever offshore wind farm, Vindeby, in Danish waters, is being decommissioned after twenty-five years, DONG Energy has announced.[1] By its nature it was an experiment, and we can now see whether or not is has been a successful alternative to fossil or nuclear-fuelled electricity. Vindeby Offshore Wind Farm (Photo: Danish Wind Industry Association) It consisted of […]

  • New Directive Will Force Trump’s EPA To Scrutinize Deals Cut With Green Activist Groups

    • Date: 18/10/17
    • Michael Bastasch, Daily Caller
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    Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) Administrator Scott Pruitt issued a directive Monday to curb an Obama-era legal practice exploited by environmental groups to advance their policy goals. The directive is part of Pruitt’s push for “cooperative federalism” that respects the role of states in many areas of environmental regulation. Pruitt said his order would put an […]

  • Electric Car Makers Have an Africa Problem

    • Date: 18/10/17
    • Bloomberg
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    Automakers find it hard to lock in the price of cobalt for batteries. Volkswagen’s recent failure to lock in the price of cobalt for five years points to a serious problem with the optimistic projections of an electric vehicle revolution. These projections are based on gradually declining battery prices, but the scarcity of certain minerals and their concentration […]

  • Norway Seeks $9,000 ‘Tesla Tax’ On Electric Cars

    • Date: 17/10/17
    • The Local Norway
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    Norway, a world leader of zero-emission vehicles, on Thursday proposed a “Tesla tax” aimed at cutting a tax advantage granted to large electric cars in a heavily criticised move. Electric cars, which have hitherto been exempted from heavy taxes imposed on other vehicles, accounted for 20 percent of new registrations in the Nordic country since […]

  • Conservative Scientists And Think Tanks Renew Campaign To Invalidate ‘Endangerment Finding’

    • Date: 17/10/17
    • Michael Bastasch, Daily Caller
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    Conservative scientists and policy experts are continuing their push to get the Trump administration to review a document that served as the legal basis for the Obama administration’s global warming agenda. The Competitive Enterprise Institute (CEI), a think tank, and the Science and Environmental Policy Project (SEPP) sent letters to Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) Administrator Scott Pruitt, […]

  • Malcolm Turnbull’s Magical Energy Plan Has A Reality Problem

    • Date: 17/10/17
    • Graham Lloyd, The Australian
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    Malcolm Turnbull and his energy minister Josh Frydenberg want everyone to believe they have turned the proverbial grit sandwich into a magic pudding on energy. There is scant detail but big promises, and enough retail politics to carry the energy fight all the way to the next election. The Renewable Energy Target will finish as […]

  • It’s All Over: Australian Government Abolishes Green Energy Subsidies

    • Date: 17/10/17
    • Australian Associated Press
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    The Federal Government has dumped subsidies for renewable power and established a reliable electricity target that favours gas, hydro and coal in a long-awaited energy policy unveiled by Prime Minister Malcolm Turnbull today. The reliability target will be set to deliver the right level of dispatchable power needed in each State. The level will be […]

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