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In today's Canberra Times, Greens senator, Christine Milne, stated, almost verbatim, 100% Renewables demand for Australia to implement the transition from fossil fuels to renewables.

''While Labor is still wedded to its outdated target to reduce Australia's pollution by 60per cent by 2050, the Greens read and understand the climate science and are committed to setting Australia on the path to a zero emissions economy as soon as possible,'' Senator Milne said.

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Here's is a link to an article in the Climate Spectator which covers the 1,000 page IPCC report which details how, and at what cost, the world could be powered by renewables by 80%: http://www.climatespectator.co

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The Sydney Morning Herald published a great article about our sustainable house in their Earth Hour wrap around on Friday, March 25: http://smh.domain.com.au/real-estate-news/modest-outlay-for-a-model-of-sustainability-20110325-1c9ez.html

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The Australian Conservation Fund (ACF) has recently published a report detailing the $12 billion of subsidies being paid in support of fossil fuels: http://www.acfonline.org.au/uploads/res/climate_expenditure_and_subsidies.pdf

Wouldn't be great if this hypocrisy was turned around 180% and those funds given to renewables!  There'd be no need for a market based carbon pollution price and they could get on with implementing  a national FiT insteadl!!

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I'm sick up and fed with the ignorant misinformation and opinions given by those opposed to a price on carbon.  For example, an article in the Herald Sun on April 6, 2011, which reported on a survey of 1,036 people, one third of whom supported a price on carbon pollution as long as it was accompanied by suitable compensation measures for low and middle income households, attracted 442 comments, most of which abused the article and it's su

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Starting on 8 PM, Wednesday, March 9, Sustainability Street Phillip Bay will be hosting a group of up to ten or so local residents in a series of eight workshops in CSIRO's Energymark project. Energymark uses a 'kitchen table' approach to help households and communities reduce their carbon footprints and save power. We will meet once a month on every second Wednesday.

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Beyond Zero Emissions released ther Zero Carbon Australian 2020 Plan in Canberra  on Tuesday, June 22.  Finally there are some pollies on board: 

www.beyondzeroemissions.org/

There's been national media coverage too:

www.abc.net.au/unleashed/stories/s2932909.htm

and www.abc.net.au/worldtoday/content/2010/s2933567.htm


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Here's a link to the 2010 Deakin Lectures in which the reality of the politics of climate change is discussed. Please note the excellent contribution from the Greens' Nick McKim, Tasmania's Minister for Climate Change: http://wheelercentre.com/videos/tag/deakins-2010/

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Nicholas Rowley speaks on ABC's Inside Business on June 14 about the realities of tackling climate change in today's political environment: www.abc.net.au/insidebusiness/  It's the second last video on the scroll.

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Check out ABC TVs June 14 edition of Inside Business which updates Wizard Power's concentrated solar power plant (CSPP) in Whyalla, SA.  It's interesting to note that this an alternative CSP technology to the ones in Spain and now the UAE: www.abc.net.au/insidebusiness/  It's the final clip on the scroll.  :-)