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impatient incrementalist. root striker. @climate200 @opennem @SmartEnergyCncl #AEGN likes≠agreement. DoB: 329.7ppm
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Apr 17 6 tweets 2 min read
dutton's "rampant child sex abuse" is @LiberalAus' 2023 version of howard's 2021 "children overboard".

a manufactured moral panic demonising the most vulnerable for rank political gain.

shame on any @LiberalAus MP who doesn't condemn this tactic. it won't be forgotten. *"children overboard" was 2001 obviously. :(

while i'm here… who can forget dutton's racist 2018 "african gangs" dogwhistle?
Apr 15 4 tweets 2 min read
there’s a range of opinions on #nuclear energy — some love it, some hate it, with many energy experts somewhat ambivalent.

…regardless, few will be cheering when germany’s last 3 nukes are retired this weekend while nearby coal power stations spew CO₂.

theguardian.com/environment/20… german energy policy experts have patiently explained to me that the nuclear phaseout was a prerequisite for the country’s massive investment in renewables.

…but still a great shame the politics couldn’t be turned around, closing #coal first, resulting in much lower emissions.
Jan 12 30 tweets 11 min read
🤓 time for a update on $SMR @NuScale_Power’s pilot project!

#nuscale is hoping to complete the *first* small modular #nuclear reactor #SMR in the USA in 2030, for UAMPS — a utah based energy buying group that supports dozens of small-town energy companies. 🧵 Image #nuscale's VOYGR is a pressurised water reactor, with 2 key features:
• simplification & passive safety features reduce size & complexity
• small modular units, allowing increased proportion to be made offsite and benefit from manufacturing economies of scale. (wright's law!) Image
Nov 24, 2022 4 tweets 3 min read
🤓 @mattjcan hasn't done his research on nuclear. 🧵

for a preview of the future — almost — squint at south australia.

gas (orange) & imports (purple) currently balance SA's grid. as you can see the need for balancing is very variable.

source: @OpenNem here's a recent week of nuclear generation (red) from france… compared with total demand (black).

nuclear 'wants' to be run flat out… it can be modulated up and down a little, but it kills the (already poor) economics and shortens equipment life.

source: @energy_charts
Nov 16, 2022 6 tweets 4 min read
in #TheBigTeal i wrote how libs+newscorp work together to publish 🐴💩.

libs electioneering strategy in play today:
- libs complain to an authority
- leaked to newscorp
- newscorp gives us ~4 hours to respond

- article written selectively quoting us
- complaint dismissed …and here it is.

confected, false accusations by @LiberalAus, and the @australian doing their dirty work.

Nov 5, 2022 4 tweets 1 min read
true story:

during the election campaign, a journalist gained my confidence then wrote a blatantly false article about me.

i called him up and asked him why.

the best he could offer was that his editors "think you're decapitating democracy".

still stunned by that response. the paper totally missed that the community independents movement was grassroots democracy on a scale no experienced in our lifetimes.

they deliberately misrepresented my role.

…and ran a concerted (yet unsuccessful) campaign — confusing news & opinion — to elect one party.
Nov 3, 2022 10 tweets 5 min read
as the gas industry banks massive war-profits and destroys australian manufacturing in the process, @APPEALtd's new deer-in-the-headlights CEO @SamMcCulloch1 gaslights the nation.

let's have a look at her lies in this train-wreck of an interview👇 🚂💥 mcculloch wants us to believe that gas used in the power sector is significant.

truth: power generation isn't even in the top 3 uses for gas — only 6.6% of our gas is used for electricity.

exporters take more than 80% of our gas.

source: energy.gov.au/sites/default/… Image
Oct 30, 2022 4 tweets 4 min read
exactly 1 year since #KooyongIndependents launched their search for the perfect candidate… and found what they were looking for in @Mon4Kooyong.

how it started: how it's going: the day that advertisement ran in @theage and the @FinancialReview, frydenberg acolyte #TimSmithMP got pickled early in the evening, drove his jaguar into a house (still not fixed!) and blew 0.131 BAC.


Oct 29, 2022 4 tweets 2 min read
.@JEChalmers missing the opportunity to say “it’s not my job to predict the end of the invasion of ukraine, but it is my job to mitigate the impact of putin’s actions on the australian people, and that’s why we’re…” #insiders
Oct 23, 2022 4 tweets 3 min read
🤓 today i visited the site of australia’s first nuclear power station* — the jervis bay nuclear power plant.

*project cancelled in 1971, in the very early stages of construction

(ironically the lights are solar powered.) Image geotechnical works were undertaken and an area was cleared just behind the stunning murray’s beach to build the 600MW(e) UK-designer “steam generating heavy water reactor”.

it was proposed in 1969 & supported by PM gorton, but when PM mcmahon succeeded he deferred the project. ImageImage
Oct 6, 2022 6 tweets 2 min read
if you’re commenting on the european energy crisis, make sure you understand this: increased coal & gas generation mainly due to drought & nuclear outages.

(nb. this is the electricity sector, not the entire energy sector.) i got a lot of hate on 👆 from the usual nuke bros.

yes, of course some of the deficit is due to germany prematurely (and unwisely) shutting down their nukes, but *most* of the nuke deficit this year is from france:

data: ember
Sep 21, 2022 6 tweets 4 min read
'let's have a sensible discussion about #nuclear'

hmm, sending two scientifically-challenged hacks (i'm being generous) to australia for the 'conservative political action network' conference next month to appear alongside these drongos won't help!

you know you've made it when: last week @ShellenbergerMD told congress there's no climate emergency & US should increase oil & gas production.

he takes credit for others' achievements, argues using dodgy data, advocates *for* nuclear weapons proliferation, etc.

ie. he's dodgy AF:

Sep 6, 2022 4 tweets 2 min read
recently i had lunch w/ liberal MP… we discussed decarbonisation — @theage found it newsworthy.

last week i had lunch w/ labor MP… we discussed decarbonisation — @mrjoeaston found it newsworthy.

(lunch w/ an indie and a green next?)

meh. but i must correct joe on 2 things… this is false @mrjoeaston.

payment of a candidate's campaign expenses is _absolutely_ a donation under victoria's strict campaign finance laws.

any suggestion that i'm flouting the law is both insulting and false.

(the major parties have *massive* loopholes… indies do not.)
Aug 13, 2022 4 tweets 2 min read
a week ago @parnellpalme wrote an op-ed, which, among many false and nasty comments included this falsehood:

"@Climate200 has already indicated it plans to run teal candidates in the coming Victorian state election."

climate 200 has _not_ indicated any such thing. C200 has never run a candidate and will never run a candidate.

we _have_ said that we are open to supporting candidates in the coming vic state election, if asked, which is very different.

mcguinness' opinion piece shows she does not understand the movement she writes about.
Jun 5, 2022 4 tweets 4 min read
.@D_LittleproudMP🤥 lied on @InsidersABC this morning.

#CCS has *not* been implemented on a coal power station near him.

last gov't committed $35m to a trial that *might* capture up to 2% of a coal power station's emissions from ~2024 and truck it 100km to injection wells. this is classic #CCS spin… politicians and industry talk about proposed trials as if they are operational major projects.

proponent's fact sheet here:
May 18, 2022 7 tweets 5 min read
🧵 today i instructed my lawyers to initiate defamation actions against the @dailytelegraph & @DailyMailAU in respect of their outrageous slurs against me.

ftr, i did not compare #JohnHoward to a nazi. the suggestion that that was my intention is disgusting and beneath contempt. in calling howard the "angel of death", i was quoting a liberal who had described him as such to @KarenMMiddleton published in @SatPaper.

i believe liberal was referring to the biblical figure in exodus, and all reasonable people would understand it so.

Apr 28, 2022 5 tweets 4 min read
incredible atmosphere at @Mon4Kooyong’s #MonHQ tonight.

more then 120 volunteers and 45 pizzas…

#KooyongVotes by some weird coincidence, 7.5% of everyone present was called “peter”.

Apr 18, 2022 10 tweets 5 min read
📢 @climate200 update!

just after 4pm on wed 13/4 we welcomed our 10,000th donor.

just after 8am on thurs 14/4 our donation tally passed through $10m.

we've chosen to support 22 community backed independents at the coming federal election.

climate200.com.au/candidates #ausvotes when i launched @Climate200's #AusVotes22 campaign a little under 8 months ago, my audacious goal was to raise $2–3m from a few hundred people and support maybe 7 candidates.

Mar 19, 2022 11 tweets 4 min read
👇 good questions @JohnRuddick2.

first some background…

in 2015 practically every country signed on to the #ParisAgreement — a global compact to limit global warming to well below 2°C and preferably to 1.5°C. delivering on this agreement basically requires achieving net-zero globally well _before_ 2050.

arguably australia effectively agreed to net-zero before 2050 back in 2015, 7 years and 2 prime ministers ago.
Jan 28, 2022 5 tweets 3 min read
predictably, @LiberalAus henchmen sending their #CrumbMaidens after me.

last election they set @SenatorHume🍷 on to me, this election it's @SenSHenderson.

here's her incoherent argument that @climate200 should bail out the pensioner who @JoshFrydenberg is trying to bankrupt: 🤷‍♂️ a diversion

michael, a constituent & activist with a heart of gold, crowdfunded a legal challenge against @JoshFrydenberg's s44 sloppiness in 2019.

his key witness mysteriously disappeared days before court case. michael failed provide sufficient proof.

Oct 25, 2021 4 tweets 2 min read
💥BREAKING 💥 @senbmckenzie on @abcmelbourne:

@ScottMorrisonMP has made it clear that he won’t be legislating net-zero by 2050.

…also says everyday australians have been reducing their emissions by 20% — which, sadly, is a lie. #auspol