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Are virtual power plants the future of solar power?

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WHEN MATHS TEACHER Katie Brooks was searching for a new apartment, the solar panels on the rooftop of the Fremantle complex she eventually settled on were a big drawcard. ABOVE:  Katie Brooks can sell power to other residents in the White Gum Valley apartment complex. (Supplied) Ms Brooks said utilising solar energy

Shooters go rogue in 45 kph winds

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LAST NIGHT (Wednesday 14/7/20), many shots were heard by protest watchers at Callum Brae Nature Reserve. The shooting, which began at about 5.45 pm, occurred during 45 kph winds and continued even while some protesters (identities unknown) were on the reserve letting the shooters know, in no uncertain terms, that

Why Orange Roughy should be off the table

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Orange roughy fishery report recommends ‘sustainable seafood’ status — but is slammed by conservation groups By Nick Kilvert, ABC Science CONSERVATION GROUPS have slammed moves to reclassify Australia’s orange roughy fishery as sustainable under the Marine Stewardship Council (MSC) certification guidelines. CAPTION:  Orange Roughy live for over 140 years and don’t reach sexual

24 scientists wrote to these officials about flawed and cruel aerial baiting with 1080 poison

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(underway now in NSW, regardless) 17 February 2020 To:   The Honourable Sussan Ley MP Minister for Environment, Australia Address: Parliament House  CANBERRA ACT  2600 (minister.ley@environment.gov.au) cc: The Honourable David Littleproud MP, Minister for Agriculture, Australia (minister.littleproud@agriculture.gov.au) cc: The Honourable Lily D'Ambrosio MP, Minister for Energy, Environment and Climate Change, Victoria (lily.dambrosio@parliament.vic.gov.au) cc: The Honourable Jaclyn Symes,

1414 Degrees — Damned Hot! But will do us good.

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In the COVID-19 recovery phase innovation and new industries vital for Australia. Here’s another one forging ahead. 1414 degrees? Hot, right? That’s damned hot — hot enough to melt silicon, and store vast amounts of renewable energy. 1414 Degrees is also the name of a South Australian company developing and commercialising thermal

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