Daily update: Milne: Australia should be net carbon zero by 2050

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Daily update: Milne: Australia should be net carbon zero by 2050


Renew Economy editor@reneweconomy.com.au via mail2.atl111.rsgsv.net

3:42 PM (31 minutes ago)

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Milne: Australia should be net carbon zero by 2050; Redflow says trials shows large scale storage “cost competitive”; Coal industry in deep denial; Mixed Greens; RET review cartoon; Stem banks #100m for finance no-money-down energy storage; Why ExxonMobil is betting on a higher carbon price than Google; Technologies that could grow global economy; Newman’s cash grab will end as a tax on consumers; and Indoor air pollutions kills millions, solar could help save those millions.
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