Renewable energy is not only a tool to provide clean energy and control the emissions that are changing our climate. It is also a growth industry offering employment and revenue opportunities almost exclusively in regional and rural communities.
For many farming landowners, such as Peter, Leigh and David Watts, of Yeungroon, featured in The Weekly Times last week, lease payments from turbines are a way to drought-proof farms by ensuring ongoing income in tough times.
There is enormous potential to grow the partnerships between rural communities and renewable energy providers.
Prime Minister Malcolm Turnbull has signalled a new approach to renewable energy and this…
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Minister dismisses scare campaign, urges residents to embrace opportunity of nuclear waste dump, Courier Mail February 5, 2016 QUEENSLANDERS have been urged not to be scared of radioactive waste, but to embrace the opportunities a nuclear dump could bring.
Resources, Energy and Northern Australia Minister Josh Frydenberg said Queenslanders should not be panicked by nuclear because most fears were based on myth.
The Federal Government has moved to intervene in the debate after a protest campaign in the tiny locality of Oman Ama, near Inglewood, 250km southwest of Brisbane.
A property owner has offered his land to the Government for a mega low-waste nuclear dump and it is one of Mr Frydenberg’s six preferred sites across Australia.
Mr Frydenberg told The Courier-Mail community feedback was important and up to three sites would soon be short-listed.
“It is also important to remember the number of benefits that will flow to the final…
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Queensland says ‘no’ to national radioactive dump plan February 3, 2016 Tony Moore brisbanetimes.com.au senior reporter The Palaszczuk government has ruled out supporting any plan to build a national radioactive waste storage facility anywhere in Queensland.
That includes Oman Ama, the small town on the Cunningham Highway between Inglewood and Warwick, where a private landowner had put forward his property as a potential radioactive waste site.
Information from the Australian government project confirms intermediate-level radioactive waste would be “temporarily” stored at the chosen facility for many years, while the majority of radioactive waste would be low-level.
The International Atomic Energy Agency says intermediate-level radioactive waste “contains higher radioactivity levels than low level waste. It requires shielding when handled. Intermediate level waste – generated during operation of a nuclear power plant – consists mostly of ion exchange resins used to clean the water circulating through the reactor.”
Queensland has now written to…
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Studies of Japanese survivors of the atomic bombs the United States dropped on Hiroshima and Nagasaki found the cancer with the greatest increase was thyroid cancer.
- A U.S. government survey of cancer rates among residents of the Marshall Islands, who were exposed to U.S. bomb testing in the 1950s, found thyroid cancer outpaced all others.
- A 1999 federal study estimated that exposure to I-131 from bomb testing in Nevada caused as many as 212,000 Americans to develop thyroid cancer.
- A 2009 book on the Chernobyl nuclear plant disaster found soaring levels of local thyroid cancer rates after the meltdown, especially among children, and workers called “liquidators,” who cleaned up the burning plant.
- More recently, studies have documented thyroid cancer rates in children near Fukushima, Japan, site of the 2011 meltdown, to be 20 to 50 times above the expected rate.
AN INVISIBLE EPIDEMIC http://linkis.com/washingtonspectator.org/cxhdO Can an epidemic really sneak…
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Trade Minister Andrew Robb is about to sign Australia onto the Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP) deal.
The TPP is bad news for democracy, as it will allow multinational corporations to sue our government over laws that protect our health and our environment.
But it’s not over yet. We still have a chance to derail the secretive TPP agenda when it’s put to a vote in the Senate. …Read more & find TPP facts, video & online petition template at: http://www.getup.org.au/tpp
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ONCE A TIPPING POINT IS REACHED, ABRUPT CLIMATE CHANGE CAN HAPPEN IN AS LITTLE AS ONE YEAR
JET STREAM USED TO TRAVEL MORE OR LESS HORIZONTALLY, BUT NOW IT WAVES UP AND DOWN FROM THE ARCTIC TO THE MEXICAN BORDER, AND IT EVEN CROSSES THE EQUATOR, WHICH IT NEVER USED TO DO
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DUE TO GLOBAL WARMING, TEMPERATURE EXTREMES ARE MOVING INTO STRANGE AREAS NEVER SEEN BEFORE, ALONG WITH THE JET STREAM MEANDERING ALL OVER THE PLANET
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DUE TO GLOBAL WARMING, THERE ARE HIGHER TEMPERATURE DIFFERENCES BETWEEN AREAS, SO THE WINDS INCREASE AND PRESSURE DIFFERENTIALS INCREASE AS WELL, WHICH MEANS MUCH MORE INTENSE STORMS, HIGHER RAIN, MORE SNOW IN SOME AFFECTED AREAS, ETC
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Wind direction and topography, such as mountains, play an important role in dispersal of radioactive materials. Nuclear reactors legally leak lethal radionuclides all of the time – it doesn’t take an accident. The authors of the recent study below suggest that higher levels of tritium at 22 km distance from a nuclear power station, in contrast to 10 km distance, is due to either dominant wind direction, or a protective effect of a mountain between the reactors and the 10 km location, or a combination of the two.
[Note tritium 200 km distance from nuclear facility in Canadian study.]
Emphasis and note added. Original found here: http://www.mdpi.com/1660-4601/12/1/888
Shanghai is located to the northeast of these nuclear reactors.
When measuring radiation, the ability of radioactive materials to travel long distances and the importance of wind direction and topography are important things to consider. If measurements are consistently higher when the wind…
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If you wonder why there’s been a rash of climate denial show-hearings on capitol hill lately, here’s why. Big fossil Post-Paris panic.
Renewable energy was the biggest source of new power added to U.S. electrical grids last year as falling prices and government incentives made wind and solar increasingly viable alternatives to fossil fuels.
Developers installed 16 gigawatts of clean energy in 2015, or 68 percent of all new capacity, Bloomberg New Energy Finance said in its Sustainable Energy in America Factbook released Thursday. That was the second straight year that clean power eclipsed fossil fuels.
The biggest growth came from wind farms, with 8.5 gigawatts of new turbines installed as developers sought to take advantage of a federal tax credit that was due to expire at the end of 2016; Congress extended it in December.
“This is a long-term trend,” said Colleen Regan, a New Energy Finance analyst…
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The renewables are coming.
The history of technological innovations shows us that when a technology reaches a certain critical level, it makes a quantum leap – witness television, cell phones, digital photography, the internet.
For renewable energy, that time is now. Your state, city, county, utility companies, or country, – can lead, follow, or be road kill.
Once upon a time, people imagined that replacing fossil fuels with renewables like solar and wind would jeopardize the electric grid’s reliability. Then along came some major countries who showed that it didn’t, and that there really are no limits to renewable integration.
The result was explained last year in a Bloomberg Business piece aptly headlined, “Germany Proves Life With Less Fossil Fuel Getting Easier”: “Germany experiences just 15 minutes a year of outages, compared with 68 minutes in France and more than four hours in Poland.”
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