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rlane
post Posted: Jul 27 2020, 09:48 AM
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Industrial giants Woodside, BHP and BlueScope Steel are among a coalition of businesses including financial heavyweights National Australia Bank and AustralianSuper that have signed on to an initiative aimed at stripping emissions from Australias supply chains.


Blackrock are listed as 'substantial shareholders' of BHP and BSL

https://www.abc.net.au/news/2020-07-27/big-...ssions/12493424


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rlane
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Industrial giants Woodside, BHP and BlueScope Steel are among a coalition of businesses including financial heavyweights National Australia Bank and AustralianSuper that have signed on to an initiative aimed at stripping emissions from Australias supply chains.


Blackrock are listed as 'substantial shareholders' of BHP and BSL

https://www.abc.net.au/news/2020-07-27/big-...ssions/12493424

 
rlane
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BlackRock Heats Up Climate Change Pressure On Boards
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BlackRock announced that it voted against management at 53 companies worldwide (primarily in the energy sector) for lack of progress on climate concerns during the 2020 proxy season, and directed another 191 companies to take faster action. Those that do not make significant progress risk BlackRock voting against management in 2021. The report contains case studies of circumstances where BlackRock voted against directors due to significant concerns about climate risk management (e.g., lack of robust disclosures on management of climate risks).


https://www.forbes.com/sites/michaelperegri...s/#28e67f6738cd


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Politicians only do what they think will be popular. Not capable of thinking beyond that.

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The law of uninted consequences strikes again.
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Householders with rooftop solar panels and batteries have reacted with fury to proposals which could see them charged for exporting power to the electricity grid.

Key points:
State Governments have historically rewarded people for buying solar
Some state electricity grids are coming close to reaching their limit for rooftop solar
Solar owners are furious with the idea, arguing they will not recoup their investment
Over the past decade, state governments have actively incentivised households to feed their solar into the grid, by offering generous feed-in tariff schemes. Most have now closed to new entrants.

But now, welfare groups and transmission company SA Power Networks have asked the Australian Energy Markets Commission to change market rules to impose a charge on household exporters.

They argue that under the current system, households without solar could be unfairly burdened with the cost of augmenting power networks to cope with the increase of new panels, which is already placing a strain on the network in states with heavy solar penetration like South Australia.

SA Power Networks spokesman Paul Roberts said the state's grid is already reaching its capacity to support household solar networks.

"Actual customers themselves are seeing that their inverters are turning off at times because of voltage rising in the network," Mr Roberts told ABC Radio Adelaide."And the renewables industry is getting concerned that networks like ours will have to impose zero limits on new customers so that we can accept those customers, but they won't be able to export.

Mr Roberts said SAPN's proposal would likely see $10-$30 added to the annual electricity bill of a solar customer, and would not change the overall amount of money that the company was allowed to charge customers.

He said the current proposal would see existing solar customers excluded from paying, but conceded that could change.SA Council of Social Service Chief Executive Ross Womersley said without change, households who cannot afford solar could be unfairly penalised for the cost of maintaining electricity supply.SA Power Networks spokesman Paul Roberts likened the charge to proposals to taxing electric vehicles, which are not contributing to petrol excise.

"Governments are really thinking about how are we going to get people who buy electric vehicles to contribute to road funding," he said.

"And in the same way, I think we should be thinking about that for solar customers."

The Grattan Institute's Director of Energy Tony Wood said the problem should have been fixed years ago.

"We should have got this right in the first place," he said.

"It does seem fair that you should pay for the use of that grid, otherwise the people who are not using solar are effectively subsidising your solar system.

"They're not doing it deliberately.

"These people who have got solar are not looking for a free ride, but it's just a reflection of the history of this thing."




And from a little earlier ABC NEWS

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Electricity grid operators will seize the power to remotely switch off new solar panels in South Australia amid warnings the state's solar boom is putting the grid at risk of another statewide blackout.

Key points:
Solar's popularity has put SA at risk of another statewide blackout, the Government says
Grid operators will be granted the power to switch off new household solar when needed
About 35 per cent of SA households have solar installed
The State Government will also underwrite an urgent $10 million investment to manage voltage in the state's power grid, after the Australian Energy Market Operator (AEMO) warned that a voltage disturbance near Adelaide could see up to half South Australia's photovoltaic cells simultaneously switch off.

A similar mass switch-off event involving wind farms during a storm was identified as a root cause of the 2016 statewide blackout.

The Australian Energy Regulator (AER) is taking legal action against the owners of those wind farms for allegedly failing to notify regulators of the possibility that could happen."So there needs to be a solution to that."


Perhaps if Governments and local councils had listened to a few power or network engineers rather than ecologists and climate scientists these problems would have been addressed bBEFORE the massive installations of PV cells.
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"megadrought" in California and the West

https://www-mercurynews-com.cdn.ampproject....new-study-finds



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an excellent video, low on hype high on interesting tidbits
both camps can get something from this
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Antarctica : What happens if the 'Doomsday' Glacier collapses?
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unverified, but, contrast !
Mustafa Altıntaş‏ @MstfAltnt Feb 23

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joules mm1
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a global temperature contributing factor highlighted, or simply a sleight of hand in presentation ?...worth a read


https://earthobservatory.nasa.gov/images/14...mets-over-china
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Why Milankovitch Cycles Can't Explain Earth's Current Warming

By Alan Buis,
NASA's Jet Propulsion Laboratory

https://climate.nasa.gov/blog/2949/why-mila...urrent-warming/



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Sean Sublette‏ @SeanSublette Feb 28 "One of the best illustrations I've seen of Milankovitch Cycles and their role in natural climate change.


If you're not familiar with them, take a quick look in this NASA blog."





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