The 'Zero' Goals for COP21 in Paris

Baseload Newsletter November 2015

Pic: Track0 twitter promotion of the global Climate Action Network #Zeroby2050 campaign.https://twitter.com/ontrack0/status/664427430052888576

 

Compact of Mayors and Zero Emissions Byron

November 5, 2015

Compact of Mayors recognition comes for Zero Emissions Byron

Australia risking 'systemic economic crisis' in decarbonising world: study

By John Conroy. The Australian, May 5 2015

Research released today by Beyond Zero Emissions shows that Australia has a 50% chance of systemic economic crisis, caused by ignoring the global shift to clean energy.

Without changing the Australian investment focus towards cleaner energy, the country is on course for “systemic economic decline”; which means high unemployment, high debt, and deep recession, the Carbon Crisis report says, saying Australia’s industry and exports are emissions intense.

BZE director of research Gerard Drew said that intensity was a growing economic liability as the international community strengthens its efforts to limit climate change.

States vow to boost large-scale renewables as RET stalemate continues

By Sophie Vorrath and Giles Parkinson. RenewEconomy, May 5 2015

Australia’s states and territories have vowed to work together to unblock the nation’s large-scale renewables market, at a joint meeting on climate change in Adelaide on Monday.

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The Renewable Energy Trade Boom

 

Australia faces risk of systemic economic crisis without carbon action, study finds

Peter Martin. Sydney Morning Herald, May 5 2015

Australia' emissions-intensive economy gives it a greater than 50 per cent chance of a systemic economic crisis a new study says.

Prepared by National Institute of Economic and Industry Research with Beyond Zero Emissions the study suggests that as the world becomes more carbon constrained, punitive measures could be imposed on nations not pulling their weight.

High speed rail expert "embarrassed" by speed of the XPT

By Nick King. 4BC Afternoons, April 29 2015

Remember when the XPT was known as The Fast Train?

By modern global standards the XPT is now considered a tortoise as it barely exceeds 80 kilometres per hour.

 the tortoise of "hi speed" rail systems

Aussie trains can’t get over 600km/h, but what about 100km/h?

By Charis Chang. News.com, April 27 2015

'Gerard Drew, co-author of the report Zero Carbon Australia High Speed Rail, said the difference in speeds was “kind of embarrassing”, and train travel in Australia felt “antiquated”.'

THIS week a Japanese passenger train broke the world speed record by reaching 603km an hour. So why are Aussie trains struggling to get over the 100km mark?

‘It’s kind of embarrassing’

Japan's state-of-the-art maglev train set a world speed record on April 21 in a test run near Mount Fuji, clocking more than 600 kilometres an hour. Picture: AFP/Toru YAMANAKA Source: AFP

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