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  • Free speech roundup

    … in Australia and on Nevada protests’ “First Amendment Area” (“The ‘First Amendment Area’ is supposed to be something called ‘the United States’.”) “True-crime author Ann Rule’s suit against Seattle Weekly tossed” [KING] Tweet Tags: Australia, campaign regulation, free speech in Canada, libel slander and defamation, Mark Steyn, online speech, Twitter Free speech roundup is a post from Overlawyered - Chronicling the high cost of our legal system …

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  • A modern economy needs a Clean Energy Finance Corporation

    …. Defending the role of the CEFC is not just playing politics. In its short life, the corporation has already demonstrated an impressive track record in financing investment in new, green and cleantech projects throughout Australia. It is attracting significant investment into the sector – capital that would not be appearing…

    7 readers - LEXEGESE
  • Pumped hydro energy storage – making better use of wind

    … electricity, water is returned to the lower reservoir through a turbine. This gigantic battery can be used to overcome the wind-related grid constraints AEMO identified. In our research we have found that, for Australia, the best technology may be pumping seawater up to coastal cliff tops. Pumped hydro…

    4 readers - LEXEGESE
  • Carbon capture can't rely on fine-tuning old technologies

    …• By Bradley Ladewig, Monash University, Australia • Carbon capture, for those who don’t know already, is the term given to various different technologies that can “capture” the carbon dioxide in streams of gases that would normally be emitted to the atmosphere. These streams come from any process or device…

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  • Time for gradual emissions cuts is over: climate experts

    … in solar energy had made the technology cheaper worldwide and popularised it in Africa and India, he said. “Germany didn’t wait for the other 191 countries of the world [to agree].” He called on Australia to invest heavily in public transport, which would cost a lot initially but save money over time…

    67 readers - LEXEGESE
  • A tale of two energy visions: China and Australia

    …● By John Mathews, Macquarie Graduate School of Management ● Over the past few weeks China and Australia have both released white papers on energy. The two documents could not be more different. Australia’s white paper is largely about our continued obsession with becoming…

    74 readers - LEXEGESE
  • Int'l Press Review: Kazakhstan Will Launch Emissions Trading System In 2013

    …(Clean Technica) - Following in the footsteps of the European Union, China, South Korea, Australia, New Zealand, California, Thailand, and Vietnam; the former Soviet republic will institute a greenhouse gas emissions trading system on businesses emitting more than 20,000 tons of CO2 annually, starting January 1, 2013. …

    75 readers - LEXEGESE
  • If you think King Coal is dead, think again …

    …● By Mike Sandiford, University of Melbourne, Australia ● If you are like me, and concerned about the possibility that rising CO₂ levels in the atmosphere are jeopardising climate stability, the latest BP Statistical Review of World Energy makes for sobering reading. BP’s Statistical Review provides a comprehensive…

    10 readers - LEXEGESE
  • Do we really want to hand control of our carbon price to Europe?

    …● By Prof. Paul Frijters, University of Queensland, Australia ● Linking Australia to the European Union carbon emissions trading scheme by 2015 will undoubtedly affect the revenue gained from carbon trading. The question is, how much? One should expect up to 50% less revenue than originally…

    7 readers - LEXEGESE
  • Grünenthal – 50 Jahre, 1 Denk-Mal, 1 Satz: Genug EIN-Satz?

    … Bittere Pille © Liz Collet Der frühere Contergan-Hersteller Grünenthal hat am Freitag ein Denkmal für die Opfer des Contergan-Skandals eingeweiht. Und sich erstmals bei den Opfern des Arzneimittelskandals entschuldigt. Bei der Einweihungsfeier des wohl ersten Denkmals für die weltweit 10 000 Opfer sagte Grünenthal…

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  • Grünenthal – 50 Jahre, 1 Denk-Mal, 1 Satz: Genug EIN-Satz?

    … Bittere Pille © Liz Collet Der frühere Contergan-Hersteller Grünenthal hat am Freitag ein Denkmal für die Opfer des Contergan-Skandals eingeweiht. Und sich erstmals bei den Opfern des Arzneimittelskandals entschuldigt. Bei der Einweihungsfeier des wohl ersten Denkmals für die weltweit 10 000 Opfer sagte Grünenthal…

    22 readers - Jus@Publicum
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