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A strict conservation programme is helping protect the tiny country’s marine ecosystems, despite the growing threat of steadily warming waters
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The city has been on stage-one water restrictions since May, and the outlook for spring is for more dry conditions
Sydney’s dam storage levels have dropped below 50% for the first time in more than a decade.
Storages dropped to 49.7% on Thursday, a 0.4% decline on the previous week.Continue reading...
Two separate research analyses have outlined the ways onshore wind generation and rooftop solar could supply all or much of Europe’s electricity needs.
The post How wind and rooftop solar could meet most of EU electricity needs appeared first on RenewEconomy.
Windlab seeks answers from AEMO after market operator suggested Kennedy wind-solar-battery project may be delayed another two years.
The post Windlab disputes AEMO 2-year delay for Kennedy wind-solar-storage hub appeared first on RenewEconomy.
Renewable energy is creating jobs and reducing costs and emissions for isolated and remote Indigenous communities in Queensland’s far North.
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Slavko Planinic appointed Country Managing Director and Head of Industrial Automation for ABB in Australia
Slavko’s strong leadership and extensive experience across all business lines will underpin ABB’s growth momentum in Australia.
Scathing report says Tory governments have held back progress on clean energy goals
The government should discourage personal vehicle use and reward energy-efficient homebuilding to meet its legally binding target of net-zero carbon emissions by 2050, MPs have said
In a scathing parliamentary report, the cross-party science and technology select committee said recent Conservative governments have promised more but done less on the climate crisis, which has left several gaping policy holes that need to be filled.Continue reading...
There are tens of thousands of pythons in the Florida wild, attacking animals and damaging ecosystems – and the quest to stop them has become a collective crusade
On a Thursday afternoon in St Petersburg, Florida, Beth Koehler crouches over a cairn terrier named Ginger, trimming intently as fur collects around her feet. On Koehler’s arm is a scratch – red, jagged and freshly acquired, though not in the way one might expect of a dog groomer.
“There was no way I could pin the head,” Koehler says, referring to the snake that was partly responsible. She had grabbed hold however she could, which made it “pissed”: “It decided to coil up and just throw itself at me.” Startled, Koehler had fallen backwards, cutting herself on a vine – an injury far preferable to the bite of a Burmese python.Continue reading...
Origin sees future as decentralised and digitised, and focused on solar, storage and "connected" customers. But how to maintain profit margins and beat off new rivals like Shell?
The post Origin reveals energy market struggles as Shell looms large appeared first on RenewEconomy.
RES Group's 200MW solar and storage project proposed for NSW Riverina region wins development consent from state planning department.
Queensland Labor gearing up to criminalise activism is only a taste of the kind of intimidation that’s likely to come
“Even though I was the one who had been assaulted, I was charged with disorderly conduct and resisting arrest. […] I will never forgive or forget what came next. I was ‘verballed’ by the police who manufactured the most incredible statements about the whole thing.”
That was Peter Beattie, who would later become ALP premier of Queensland, detailing his treatment by police during anti-apartheid protests against the South African rugby team in July 1971.Continue reading...
CopperString 2.0 announces "market sounding" for group of major mining companies seeking one million MWh a year of renewable electricity generation over 10 years.
The post Mining giants seek huge wind and solar projects to justify CopperString 2.0 appeared first on RenewEconomy.
Greensync to work with Wellington Electricity on a new system to integrate electric vehicles into the grid.
The post Wellington to transform grid with Greensync’s electric vehicle “mesh” appeared first on RenewEconomy.
Shell bids for Australia's ERM Power, marking first big move in plan to take dominant position in electricity and electric transport.
The post Shell launches electric dreams with bid for Australian generator ERM appeared first on RenewEconomy.
Experts find no proof minuscule particles are a threat to health but say more research is needed
Microplastics are increasingly found in drinking water, but there is no evidence so far that this poses a risk to humans, according to a new assessment by the World Health Organization.
However, the United Nations body warned against complacency because more research is needed to fully understand how plastic spreads into the environment and works its way through human bodies.Continue reading...