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The Falacy of Carbon Capture & Storage
Some solutions to the climate crisis touted by the fossil fuel lobby are questionable, in particular carbon capture and storage (CCS). There are better ways for Governments to invest.  A new report from the Institute for Energy Economics and Financial Analysis (IEEFA) analysed the performance of 13 ‘flagship, large-scale’ CCS projects worldwide, accounting for about 55 percent of the global carbon capture capacity. The conclusions - CCS projects are more likely to fail than achieve their goals. Seven projects underperformed, two failed and one was mothballed. If governments rely on carbon capture to achieve net-zero it won’t work. CCS appears to be a smoke-screen.https://www.aumanufacturing.com.au/carbon-capture-and-storage-mostly-a-failure-report
16 September 2022 by Jeremy Wright

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Technology's role in the transition to sustainability
The AIIA hosted the sustainability and technology summit on 14 September, 2022. Anna Bligh observed there was a need to integrate the digital economy and the de-carbonised economy, rather than have them run in parallel.... Morehttps://www.linkedin.com/posts/mariamacnamara_sustainability-technology-sustainability-activity-6975770017615286272-QISZ?
14 September 2022 by Maria MacNama...

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Restoring ocean health
Restoring global whale populations has the equivalent impact as planting 100bn trees. What they eat turns to poop. The poop create
11 September 2022 by IdeaSpies

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Welcome EV Battery developments from Honda and Toyota
Japanese Car makers are catching up with Chinese and US brands, with recent announcements regarding their EV intentions. With new factories from Honda and Toyota, EV battery production is forecast to grow by 430% from 95.3 gigawatt hours (GWh) in 2020 to 410.5 GWh in 2024, according to GlobalData. Ford’s 3 new battery plants will enable 129 GWh a year of production capacity. General Motors’ four new battery factories have annual capacity of 140 GWh, while VW is aiming at six battery plants operating in Europe by 2030 for a total of 240 GWh a year. https://www.msn.com/en-us/autos/news/honda-and-lg-chem-will-build-a-2444-billion-ev-battery-factory-in-the-us/ar-AA11euFg 
2 September 2022 by Jeremy Wright

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Time to come clean on EV Transition
A newly released Australia Institute report provides a clear pathway to an EV future: "Introducing fleet fuel efficiency standards would reduce transport emissions, save motorist money, increase availability of electric vehicle models, and reduce Australia’s reliance on imported oil".https://australiainstitute.org.au/wp-content/uploads/2022/08/P1269-Fuel-Efficiency-Standards-WEB.pdfReleased the same day as revelations of lobbying to slow our EV transition by the Federal Chamber of Automotive Industries: 
9 August 2022 by Jeremy Wright

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Reconstruction of the Earth's beating heart over a billion years
A reconstruction of the Earth's beating heart over a billion years, illustrating the connection between deep-seated convection currents (just above the core-mantle boundary), tectonic plate movements, and the authors' cities in green (Sydney, Qingdao, Leeds, Austin). The mantle convection video below is based on a "mantle reference frame" that optimises the positions of the plates and their boundaries relative to the mantle, a necessity for understanding the connection between deep-seated mantle upwellings and surface volcanism - Dietmar Müller...Model data and additional videos > https://lnkd.in/gAGvhC3Y andOpen-access Solid Earth paper >  https://lnkd.in/g94zcE_T 
6 August 2022 by Maria MacNama...