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Adani Lawfare

Adani is an Indian company with a coal project in development in the Galilee basin in Central Queensland.  Serial and vexatious litigation – all actions brought over years have been lost – have delayed the project and added to costs.  … Continue reading

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A cost effective middle ground for climate action and environmental conservation

The latest carbon auction under the Emissions Reduction Fund (ERF) happened last month.  Some 47 million tonnes of carbon dioxide equivalent mitigation was purchased by the federal government at a cost of $516 million.  To do this with solar power … Continue reading

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Failing the test of environmental conservation

I have worked as a hydrologist and environmental scientist for 30 years.  Over that time hope for environmental conservation has given way to fatalism.  Governments of all ilk have failed to reverse environmental and biodiversity decline.  There has been some … Continue reading

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Safe, cheap and abundant energy – back to the nuclear energy future

High temperature, fast neutron reactors are the obvious future source of both electricity and liquid fuels.  There are many versions of small nuclear reactors operating around the world – starting with the US military in the 1950’s.    There are eight … Continue reading

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Black carbon – a health and environment issue

By Bob Ellison Regardless of net climate forcing or other climatic effects, all black carbon mitigation options bring health benefits through reduced particulate matter exposure ‘The best estimate of industrial-era climate forcing of black carbon through all forcing mechanisms, including … Continue reading

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