Renewable energy set to boom after ‘two-year drought’

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Renewable energy is on the cusp of a long-awaited boom on a doubling in certificate prices.

The Turnbull government’s support for the goal of getting about 23.5 per cent of Australia’s electricity from renewable sources by 2020 has sparked a rise in the prices of renewable energy certificates and fresh M&A talk across the sector.

Infigen Energy managing director Miles George says that after a “two-year drought” in investment in the sector, interest has surged over the last six months thanks to the changed government rhetoric on the sector under Prime Minister Malcolm Turnbull, which has built confidence around the revised 2020 target for renewables.

The revised target of 33,000 gigawatt-hours of renewable energy supply by 2020 was cut from 41 GWh after the lengthy review that concluded last June.

Together with Infigen’s improved balance sheet after the $US274 million ($383 million) sale of its US business, the changes have sparked…

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Renewable energy micro-grid plannned for Kalbarri, Western Australia

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renewable-energy-pictureRenewable energy micro-grid could help restore faith in Kalbarri power supply, ABC News, 3 Mar 16  By Bonnie Christian The WA Government has announced it will commit $300,000 to investigate a way to build an energy micro-grid powered by renewables for the coastal town of Kalbarri.

Kalbarri has experienced several extended power outages over the past two years, costing local businesses thousands of dollars in lost trade and tourism.

The outages had been blamed on a build up of dust and salt on the 140-kilometre-long feeder line that delivers power to the town from Geraldton………..

Rebuilding trust in power supply

Western Power chief executive Paul Italiano said if the new grid did go ahead it would be the largest of its kind in Australia.

“What we’re proposing to do here is evaluating the feasibility of building a micro-grid in Kalbarri that has a combination of solar, perhaps wind, and…

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Australia’s uranium -nuclear sector – high risk, low return

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Failed Uranium Promises Highlights Need For Caution On Radioactive Waste Plans  New Matilda, By Dave Sweeney on March 3, 2016 There’s no market, there’s no expertise, and there’s no need for Australia to become the world’s nuclear waste dump.

Having failed to deliver on promises of national wealth from uranium mining – nuclear industry promoters are now talking up the prospect of ‘stupendous’ riches from Australia hosting the world’s high-level radioactive waste.

The South Australian Nuclear Fuel Cycle Royal Commission, headed by former Governor Rear Admiral greed copyKevin Scarce, has unleashed a frontier style enthusiasm that has seen SA’s Adelaide Advertiser newspaper trumpeting the “Scrooge McDuck levels of cash which the state would be swimming in”.

With the promised dollar signs shinier in the eyes of many politicians and commentators than the very real danger signs, it is time for some cool heads when it comes to plans to import…

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From politician to mining executive and back again: how miners control Australian government policy

It is even worse in the US

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revolving-door1Larissa Waters: Ban donations from mining companies and stop ministers working for them,  Larissa Waters, Guardian, 1 Mar 16 “……….The revolving door

Former politicians:

  • Former Nationals leader and deputy prime minister John Anderson became chairman of Eastern Star Gas, the company behind the Narrabri Gas Project (which is now owned by Santos) about two years after leaving politics.
  • Former Nationals leader and deputy prime minister Mark Vaile became a director and then chairman of Whitehaven coal.
  • Former Labor resources minister Martin Ferguson became chairman of the APPEA Advisory Board – in October 2013 – just six months after he stopped being the minister. (The lobbying code of conduct requires an 18-month cooling-off period for ex-ministers).
  • Craig Emerson, a former federal Labor trade minister went on to be a consultant for AGL Energy and Santos.
  • Former foreign minister Alexander Downer was at one point a registeredlobbyist with…

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US-German Exptal Nuclear Reactor Waste Blew Up in Nevada-Germany Trying to Send More Nuclear Waste to USA – Comment to Oppose by 11 March 2016, 1159 pm ET

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Oppose America becoming Germany’s Nuclear Waste dump here: http://www.regulations.gov/#!documentDetail;D=DOE_FRDOC_0001-3020 It can be very short and anonymous.

What blew up at the Beatty Nuclear waste site last October? Apparently it included metallic sodium coolant from an old MOX (plutonium) fueled US, German, GE, Euroatom experimental nuclear reactor (SEFOR), located in northwestern Arkansas. Meanwhile, following Germany’s request, the US may import high level nuclear waste from Germany’s failed Pebble Bed nuclear reactors. This isn’t the first radioactive waste that they have burned or dumped in America, either. The Italian mafia dumped German nuclear sludge in Italy, as well. The SEFOR drums at Beatty were 92 oil drums with sodium coolant, which may, or may not, have had contaminants, such as plutonium and americium, which are still radioactive.

SEFOR rusting away in Northwest Arkasas, USA
SEFOR Street View
SEFOR Nuclear Reactor NW Arkansas overview
3 pounds of sodium plus water public domain via wikimedia
3 pounds of sodium metal plus water, public domain via Wikimedia
Sodium “May ignite spontaneously in air…

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International criticism of Australian govt cuts to climate science

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Map Turnbull climateNew York Times criticises CSIRO climate science cuts as ‘deplorable misunderstanding’http://www.abc.net.au/news/2016-03-04/australia-turning-its-back-on-climate-science-nyt-editorial/7222830 By Patrick Wright The New York Times has criticised Australia for turning its back on climate science, saying the CSIRO’s decision to move away from monitoring the changing climate is “deplorable”.

In an editorial titled Australia Turns Its Back on Climate Science, the Times said the federally-funded science agency’s shift in focus made no sense. “To do this at the expense of research and monitoring — undermining the search for commercially viable solutions that CSIRO proposes to join — makes no sense,” the editorial said.

“Long-term research on carbon dioxide levels in the atmosphere, and on changing ocean and weather processes, is essential to learn what lies ahead and how to prepare for it.”

The CSIRO’s new chief executive Larry Marshall, a former Silicon Valley venture capitalist, announced the shake-up in February. The plan, which involves reassigning…

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Submissions on proposed National Radioactive Waste Management Facility

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sign-thisTips on writing a submission and lodging comments about the proposed

National Radioactive Waste Management Facility – (closing date 11 March 16)

Groups and individuals concerned and/or potentially affected by the government’s proposed national radioactive waste management facility are strongly urged to submit comments to government.  The more submissions they receive the better!

The government website about the waste dump process is: http://www.radioactivewaste.gov.au/project

Further information and an online survey is here: https://consult.industry.gov.au/radioactive-waste/national-radioactive-waste-management-project-2

How to lodge comments/submissions is here: http://www.radioactivewaste.gov.au/proposed-sites#3

Along with

  • Proposed approval of nominated sites-Invitation to comment
  • Nominated Site Information

Comments can be lodged via email to radioactivewaste@industry.gov.au

The six nominated sites are:

  • Sallys Flat (Hill End) – New South Wales 2641 Hill End Road, Hill End
  • Hale – Northern Territory Lot 1933 Old South Road, Hale
  • Cortlinye – South Australia 2051 Buckleboo Hundred Line Road, Cortlinye
  • Pinkawillinie – South Australia 762 Peella Road, Pinkawillinie Barndioota – South Australia…

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Rockefeller, Ford, and other “charitable” foundations funded mind control experiments

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Blacklisted NewsMKUltra Researcher Put Electrodes in People’s Brains for the US Government
By Melissa Dykes

In the  electronicBrainmid-1950s, neurophysiologist Carl Wilhelm Sem-Jacobsen built his own EEG lab at Gaustad psychiatric hospital in Norway with copious funding from the Rockefeller, Ford, and other “charitable” foundations. He soon took on multiple US government contracts from the Air Force, the Navy, and NASA for research using electrodes implanted in the brains of psych patients to carry out what many have said was unethical research on them. It is widely believed today that Sem-Jacobsen was really doing his brain research, which continued for years, under the auspices of MKUltra. . . . (more + videos)

Dream on if you think they ever stopped – F.C.

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How to Become More Intelligent

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How to Become More Intelligent

By Jon Rappoport

These are preparatory notes I made while putting together my third collection, Power Outside The Matrix. I recommend looking into that collection.

“They say the devil is in the details. There are several ways to interpret that statement. For me, it’s always meant that making a case for the truth and uncovering lies involves analyzing specifics. You drill down deeper into the specifics of lies and you uncover new and exact falsehoods, not merely general ones. You uncover incorrect patterns of reasoning—again very specific work.”

“Analyzing specifics makes you smarter.”

“Dealing with very specific details puts you in an elite class, but this class has nothing to do with advantages of birth. You earn it. You come to see true datum and false datum, while others dither about generalities. Bloviating about generalities is easy. You can repeat them over and over.”

“More…

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Tasmania needs to ramp up its wind and solar power

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map-tasmania-wind.1Tasmanian power crisis reveals urgent need for more renewable energy
With Tasmania’s hydropower plants idle due to low rainfall, and a faulty cable connecting the state to the mainland grid, it’s clear a better long-term solution is needed,
Guardian, Max Opray, 3 Mar 16 The timing couldn’t have been any worse. On 20 December 2015, the undersea cable connecting Tasmania with mainland Australia malfunctioned, leaving the island state’s energy infrastructure stranded without help – just when it was needed most.

The bulk of Tasmania’s internal energy capacity comes from its extensive hydroelectric network but, with 2015 delivering the driest spring on record, water levels in the state’s dams were catastrophically low. More than ever, the Apple Isle was counting on electricity imported via the Basslink cable so that the hydroelectric dams could be given time to replenish.

Obscured by the Bass Strait’s silty seabed, the fault in the cable…

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