Is Coal Cheaper Than Renewables as an Energy Source?

So much of what we read and are told about complex issues are affected by the widely varying views of a range of stake-holders.  As is usual, those with much power and money have more opportunity to disseminate the message that they wish to promote.  Sadly, that rarely aligns with the interests of the general public, unless by coincidence.  Worse still, such viewpoints rarely take a broad contextual view of…

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They shoot horses don’t they?

I am totally depressed at the depth of world poverty and, even worse, the lack of compassion and caring shown by so many who have so much. I detest our materialistic, consumer orientated, profit before people society. I am disgusted by the unethical and immoral behaviour of so many of our politicians, including those at senior levels. I am horrified by the hatred and aggression levelled at those in society…

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Australia isolated as developed nations cancel carryover credits from Kyoto

Climate change and the need for immediate and stong action to eliminate the human contribution to it is now recognised and supported by the majority, if not all, nations of the World. Even nations with massive populations and increasing need for energy to feed their development, such as China and India, are taking major steps in the right direction, despite the additional obstacles for them to do so. Major industrialised…

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Mining tax: it’s time for all Australians to realise they are being ripped off | Luke Mansillo

Luke Mansillo: The mining boom has resulted in a huge extraction of wealth. But while Norway has been prudent with its resource bounty, turning it into a fund for future generations, Australia has not Source: Mining tax: it’s time for all Australians to realise they are being ripped off | Luke Mansillo

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Abbott Yesterday: ‘Pacific Leaders Should Be Re-Assured By Our Seriousness On Tackling Climate Change’. Today: ‘Ha Ha Ha’

This is just another example of why Tony Abbott had to go. Unfortunately, it looks as though the leader has changed but the policies haven’t… The Prime Minister thinks it’s hilarious that our Pacific Island neighbours will soon have “water lapping at [their] door” as climate change provokes rising sea levels, higher king tides, and intensifying storms. The comments come on Abbott’s first day back in the country, after he…

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ABBOTT & CO. ON THE ATTACK – Paramilitary Border force to have thousands of weapons-ready officers

FORCE Tony Abbott & his wealth backed LNP Government have made yet another move against democracy and civil liberties with the formation of the new “Border Force.” A stealthily conceived amalgamation of Customs and Immigration departments, this new paramilitary force will introduce around 5000 to 6000 armed officers with widely increased powers. This is a continuation of what has been a steadily continuing campaign of the Abbott government to restrict…

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STAND UP! PROTECT YOUR RIGHTS TO A SAY IN WHAT HAPPENS TO YOUR COUNTRY.

THE ADANI CARMICHAEL MINE PROJECT, which will damage kilometres of our environment, destroy native species habitat, and produce an eyesore and lasting destruction that will likely never be reversed, was given approval by the Abbott Government. Environmental groups assisted local land-owners in fighting this approval. The Federal Court overturned the approval, finding against the government. Whilst this case was going on, all previously anticipated major backers of the project pulled…

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