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President has vowed to rejoin Paris agreement, cut fossil fuel reliance, and invest in low-carbon growth
Joe Biden’s pledges of strong action on the climate crisis have buoyed international hopes that 2021 can be a breakthrough year, resetting the world on a greener path to net zero greenhouse gas emissions.
Climate experts cheered the inauguration of the new US president, who has vowed to rejoin the Paris agreement, rethink US reliance on fossil fuels, and devote hundreds of billions of dollars in stimulus spending to low-carbon economic growth.Continue reading...
Australia's largest ever energy class action, brought against two Queensland government owned power companies, starts Federal Court action.
The post 46,000 join class action against Queensland coal plants appeared first on RenewEconomy.
It's not too late to save them: 5 ways to improve the government's plan to protect threatened wildlife
Danish offshore wind giant Ørsted makes final investment decision to proceed with development of a renewable hydrogen demonstration project powered by two offshore turbines.
The post Ørsted offshore wind-powered hydrogen project secures funding appeared first on RenewEconomy.
The ACT government outlines a $307 million, five-year spend on new clean energy measures, including batteries, rooftop solar and electric vehicles.
The post Solar, batteries and “EV revolution” targeted in ACT budget appeared first on RenewEconomy.
A “virtual storage" contract between Hydro Tasmania and two buyers – Macquarie Group and Shell-owned ERM Power – heralds the arrival of game-changing digital energy market tools.
The post Game-changing “virtual storage” deal struck between Macquarie, Shell and Hydro Tas appeared first on RenewEconomy.
Despite big wins for Democrats, the most conservative within the party have the power to hold back action. Just like Australia's opposition.
The post Biden’s big climate plans face a big problem: conservative roadblocks from within appeared first on RenewEconomy.
One of Biden's first acts as president was to see the US re-join the Paris Agreement, causing pressure on Morrison to do more on climate to ramp up another few notches.
The post Biden hits reset on US climate action – and turns up the heat on Morrison appeared first on RenewEconomy.
New data suggest a mind-boggling installation rate for wind power in China in 2020, but must be maintained for many more years to cut coal.
The post China delivers a surprise 2020 renewable boom, but it may not last appeared first on RenewEconomy.
Biden administration rolls out a flurry of executive orders aimed at tackling climate crisis
Joe Biden has moved to reinstate the US to the Paris climate agreement just hours after being sworn in as president, as his administration rolls out a cavalcade of executive orders aimed at tackling the climate crisis.
Biden’s executive action, signed in the White House on Wednesday, will see the US rejoin the international effort curb the dangerous heating of the planet, following a 30-day notice period. The world’s second largest emitter of greenhouse gases was withdrawn from the Paris deal under Donald Trump.Continue reading...
Three key takeaways from new key facts and stats on Australia's biggest grid in 2020.
The post December 2020 was the highest NEM wind and solar month on record appeared first on RenewEconomy.
Federal government tips $11m CopperString 2.0 transmission network upgrade, that will open up new regions of northern Queensland for renewable energy investment.
The post Morrison government confirms $11m injection to fast-track CopperString 2.0 appeared first on RenewEconomy.