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Environmental groups say Line 5 poses a major threat and is run by Canada’s Enbridge which has a long record of mismanagement
A coalition of environmental groups and newly elected Democrats in Michigan are seeking to shut a controversial pipeline through the Great Lakes they say represents a major environmental threat and is being run by a company with a long record of mismanagement, poor safety habits and deception.
Canadian oil giant Enbridge wants to replace an ageing pipeline called Line 5 that cuts through the Great Lakes, which hold more than 90% of the nation’s freshwater. It transports about 540,000 gallons of oil and liquid natural gas daily in 4.4 miles of pipelines that are exposed on the lake floor in the Mackinac Straits.Continue reading...
Shell, BP and Centrica have talked of backing EU emissions target but withheld support
The UK’s largest energy companies have withheld support for a legally binding target to reduce the EU’s emissions to net zero by 2050, even while publicly backing the plans.
Royal Dutch Shell, BP and British Gas’s owner, Centrica, have all publicly thrown their weight behind more ambitious EU emissions cuts, but none supported the Brussels proposals for a tougher target in an official consultation.Continue reading...
A small group within renewable energy industry have set up an inaugural event, for those involved in the sector, as well as its supporters
The Northern Territory is at a crossroads. It can go down the dead-end street of gas fracking, or become Australia’s first renewable-driven economy.
The post Why the NT should choose 100% renewables, instead of fracked gas appeared first on RenewEconomy.
There are only about 30 north Pacific right whales left after hunters nearly wiped out the slow-moving animals
Marine biologists for the first time have recorded singing by one of the rarest whales on the planet, the north Pacific right whale.
Researchers at the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) used moored acoustic recorders to capture repeated patterns of calls made by male north Pacific right whales.Continue reading...
Event will take place on 22 September across 18 boroughs, with road closures and events
Sadiq Khan has announced plans to implement London’s biggest car-free day to date, closing 12.3 miles (20km) of roads in the centre of the capital in September.
Roads will be closed for the event around London Bridge, Tower Bridge and much of the City of London to help tackle the capital’s air pollution crisis, which kills thousands of people each year and leaves two million – including 400,000 children – living in areas with illegally dirty air.Continue reading...
Australia’s market leader in renewable energy and storage development, Edify Energy, has celebrated the completion of Gannawarra Energy Storage System (GESS).
The post Edify Energy celebrates completion of Gannawarra big battery appeared first on RenewEconomy.
Contracted wind and solar generated 98% of ACT's net demand over past year, and 78% of ACT's electricity could theoretically have been supplied directly from wind and solar without storage.
The post Deep dive into the ACT’s 100% renewable energy target appeared first on RenewEconomy.
Seawalls could cost as much as the initial investment in the interstate highway system, with Florida facing $76bn, report finds
Defending against rising seas could cost US communities $416bn in the next 20 years, according to a new report.
Spending on seawalls alone could total almost as much as the initial investment in the interstate highway system, the authors said. And the billions involved will represent just a fraction of adaptation efforts governments in coastal states will have to fund if they do not want to simply retreat.Continue reading...
The NT's untapped economic potential could be realised through large-scale investment in solar energy, a new BZE report has found.
The post The 10GW solar vision that could turn Northern Territory into economic powerhouse appeared first on RenewEconomy.
Renewables could power up to 90% of major new manganese project, and show how cheap wind and solar can help Australia compete in refining and value-added products.
The post Australia’s biggest manganese metals project may go 90% renewables appeared first on RenewEconomy.
OZ minerals will use a hybrid solar, wind and battery system to power its Carrapeteena Copper-Gold Mine in an effort to reduce diesel costs.
The post Copper and gold turns to renewables, OZ Minerals to power site with solar, wind and storage appeared first on RenewEconomy.
Coober Pedy hybrid grid operating at world leading 70% share of renewables, and at 100% wind and solar for more than half the time.
The post Coober Pedy powered by 100 per cent renewables – most of the time appeared first on RenewEconomy.
Female 12-year-old beluga whales Little Grey and Little White arrive at Klettsvik Bay
Two beluga whales from a Shanghai aquarium have arrived in Iceland to live out their days in a unique marine sanctuary that conservationists hope will become a model for rehoming 3,000 of the creatures currently in captivity.
Little Grey and Little White, two 12-year-old female belugas, left behind their previous lives entertaining visitors at the Changfeng Ocean World and were flown across the globe in specially tailored containers.Continue reading...