Daily update: Australia’s economic and political strategy – deny climate change

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Daily update: Australia’s economic and political strategy – deny climate change


RenewEconomy editor@reneweconomy.com.au via mail6.wdc01.mcdlv.net 

2:57 PM (14 minutes ago)

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Australia’s economic and political strategy is to pretend climate change isn’t happening. Plus: Did the NY Climate Summit deliver?; Four stunning graphs to show how renewables compete with fossil fuels; ARENA boosts coffers with Geodynamics funding cut; What 100% renewables looks like globally; Obama’s climate speech; transitive energy; are EVs cheaper than petrol cars yet?; and How Malmö Sweden is leading on sustainability.
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Australia’s energy blueprint, and its international politicking, is based on the hope that fossil fuels continue to rule. Given the momentum of international investors, it’s a hopelessly misguided strategy.
…Depends who you ask. A summary of the practical outcomes of the UN Climate Summit in New York shows there was some level of success.
Graphs from Lazard underline how wind and solar is competing with fossil fuels, offering low cost abatement, and pushing out gas peakers.
ASX-listed geothermal outfit Geodynamics agrees to $30m reduction to ARENA grant, as Agency recoups funds from scrapped projects.
Whichever you cut a zero emissions energy scenario for Australia, solar accounts for more than half of energy demand.
World Future Council produces handbook which covers all energy, not just electricity & with a focus on cities and communities in various parts of the world.
Obama says U.S. is committed to climate action and that it wants to cooperate with other countries in finalizing a meaningful global climate treaty.
Debating how to treat solar vs. non-solar customers is mostly focused on what are the costs and benefits associated with serving the former.
Are EVs finally cheaper to buy than the traditional petrol car? Analysis shows they are, particularly with solar.
From A Decaying Industrial Area to an Eco-Friendly City: Malmö, Sweden is Leading the Way

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