I expect everyone is looking forward to the easing of COVID restrictions in regional Victoria from Thursday, but it still important that everyone practices good hygiene and stays safe.
I thought I had selected the articles I was going to send around, but then the Prime Minister makes his announcement on a ‘gas led recovery’ and so some additions were necessary. The PM”s ‘gas plan’ has created a lot of controversy. I have attached two more articles about the plan. These will obviously contribute to our discussions at the Zoom meeting on Friday morning.
As well as sending the articles have forwarded two emails responding to that announcement, one from the Climate Council and another from GetUp who are seeking signatures for a petition.
Once again I will be conducting a Zoom meeting on Friday morning to discuss these matters.
To join the Zoom meeting at 10am on Friday 18th September click on the following link:
Renewable energy can save the natural world – but if we’re not careful, it will also hurt it
The Conversation September 2, 2020
Laura Sonter, Lecturer in Environmental Management, The University of Queensland;
James Watson, Professor, The University of Queensland; Richard K Valenta, Director - Mining and Geology Research Centre - Sustainable Minerals Institute, UQ
Greta Thunberg champions the plight of climate refugees
Pip Hinman GreenLeft September 10, 2020
These Aussie teens have launched a landmark climate case against the government. Win or lose, it’ll make a difference
The Conversation September 10, 2020
Laura Schuijers Research Fellow in Environmental Law, University of Melbourne
When will Australia's government act on the climate imperative?
John Hewson Blue Mountains Gazette September 10 2020
Earth Hasn’t Warmed This Fast in Tens of Millions of Years
Chelsea Harvey, E&E News on September 13, 2020 Reprinted in Scientific American
Phasing out gas would benefit Australian manufacturers and households
Richard Denniss The Guardian Thu 3 Sep 2020
Dawn of 'green steel' and the revival of Australian manufacturing
Nick O'Malley The Sydney Morning Herald September 7, 2020
No, Prime Minister, gas doesn’t ‘work for all Australians’ and your scare tactics ignore modern energy problems The Conversation September 15, 2020\
Samantha Hepburn, Director of the Centre for Energy and Natural Resources Law, Deakin University
'We don't need it': Critics say plan for new gas power is unnecessary
Nick O'Malley and Nick Toscano The Age September 16, 2020