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Rooftop solar steadied energy grid over summer

solar panels sun

A pat on the back THE AUSTRALIA INSTITUTE’S Climate & Energy program has released findings that rooftop solar delayed and reduced peak demand in the National Electricity Market this past summer. This improved the reliability of the grid and covered for coal-fired power plants during breakdowns. Solar produces reliably during hot days

Us and Them — the End Game?

us and them

ABOVE: from a hunting website in Queensland a year ago. As in Queensland, the NSW government is actively calling for 'volunteers'  to shoot the wildlife – "to help the farmers" they say. Apart from basic ethical and usefulness issues, in both states there is no evidence of oversight on capacity

Animals in the Wild

Flying-fox-Elizabeth-Howell

THE ANIMALS IN THE WILD photographic competition was held again this year. It is an initiative of David Shoebridge, Greens member of the Legislative Council who continues to offer practical support to the many people who oppose the Eurobodalla Shire Council’s granting of an extended lease of crown land to

Are avocados toast?

are avocados toast

What will we eat in 2050? California farmers are placing bets. By Nathanael Johnson, Grist. Chris Sayer pushed his way through avocado branches and grasped a denuded limb. It was stained black, as if someone had ladled tar over its bark. In February, the temperature had dropped below freezing for three hours,

Good news! Africa leads with renewable breakthrough

Africa renewable energy leader

French Guiana region to install world's largest power station with 140 MWh renewable energy storage. MANA, FRENCH GUIANA has announced the launch of a world first in the history of renewable energy with the creation of its CEOG project (French Western Guiana Power Plant). The project harnessed via HDF’s Renewstable® solution will deliver

Far from live export and other animal nightmares

Little Oak Sanctuary

LITTLE OAK SANCTUARY is a not-for-profit, registered charity that offers sanctuary to animals in need while promoting compassion for all animals through education and cruelty-free living. We started in 2013 on a 20-acre property in Bywong, inspired to share the stories of individual farmed animals in the hope of making connections

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