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The allegory of Flinder’s Island

In 2008 US dollars, the Apollo program cost $98 billion, encompassed 17 missions and included six lunar landings. Nobody believes that successfully landing a man on the moon proved that colonising the moon was in any way socially, economic or technically viable. It...

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Storage, markets and blockchain

  I recently attended a presentation of the proposed Cultana Pumped Hydro Project in the Spencer Gulf South Australia, using sea water. Specifications are 225 MW power, 1,770 MWh storage capacity. It is conceptually similar to the Japanese Okinawa project. The...

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The future of mobility

Last year, I posted on the penetration of electric vehicles in Australia. After reading Benedict Evans excellent piece on Cars and Second Order Consequences, I thought an update was timely. Benedict explores the higher order consequences of a shift to EV’s and full...

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Pathways to the Post-Carbon Economy

In June 2017, Nafeez Ahmed published an article 3 ways Clean Energy will make Big Oil extinct in 12 to 32 Years — without subsidies  which illicited debate in the sustainability community. In response, Nafeez suggested a symposium titled Pathways to the Post-Carbon...

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A biophysical perspective of IPCC integrated models https://t.co/enzmDQT693 via @georgejetson762

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