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UK warned it is unprepared for climate chaos

BBC - 3 hours 39 min ago
Homes need to be more resilient and the government is in a worse position than five years ago, report says.
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“This is renewable energy, don’t be afraid:” Chris Bowen taunts Coalition in House of Reps

RenewEconomy - 4 hours 30 sec ago

Labor's Chris Bowen brandishes a solar panel in Parliament, telling the Morrison government not to be afraid of renewable energy.

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Poorer households in UK should get free heat pumps, say experts

The Guardian - 4 hours 5 min ago

Help is needed to replace gas boilers with low-carbon alternatives, warn builders, energy firms and charities

Households on low incomes should be supplied with free heat pumps in order to kickstart the market for low-carbon heating equipment and meet the UK’s climate targets, experts have told the government.

Heat pumps can currently cost thousands of pounds to install, but the more that are installed, the faster that cost is likely to come down. They are widely regarded as the best way to replace the UK’s gas boilers and reduce carbon dioxide emissions from homes.

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Curious Kids: when a snake sheds its skin, why isn’t it colourful?

The Conversation - 4 hours 25 min ago
When the snake is ready to shed its skin, it rubs its body along rocks, plants and other rough things to peel the old layer of scales — often in a single, snaky piece. Damian Lettoof, PhD Candidate, Curtin University Licensed as Creative Commons – attribution, no derivatives.
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Rio Tinto to investigate use of renewable hydrogen in alumina processing

RenewEconomy - 4 hours 41 min ago

aluminium unplash - optimisedResources giant Rio Tinto will explore the use of renewable hydrogen in alumina production, as part of a $1.5 million study.

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Aldi claims first place in major retailer race to 100 pct renewables in Australia

RenewEconomy - 4 hours 43 min ago

Aldi has become Australia's first supermarket chain to source 100% renewable electricity for its operations – and has done so six months ahead of schedule.

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FRV to add its first battery in Australia with hybrid solar-storage power plant

RenewEconomy - 4 hours 45 min ago

Solar developer Fotowatio Renewable Ventures will build its first battery in Australia with a hybrid solar-storage power plant near Dalby in southern Queensland.

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UK failing to protect against climate dangers, advisers warn

The Guardian - 5 hours 4 min ago

It is ‘absolutely illogical’ not to tackle the risks of heatwaves and power blackouts, says Climate Change Committee

The UK government is failing to protect people from the fast-rising risks of the climate crisis, from deadly heatwaves to power blackouts, its official climate advisers have warned.

The climate change committee said action to improve the nation’s resilience is not keeping pace with the impacts of global heating, many of which are already causing harm. The CCC’s experts said they were frustrated by the “absolutely illogical” lack of sufficient action on adaptation, particularly as acting is up to 10 times more cost-effective than not doing so.

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How to win over those who will lose most from a global carbon tax

The Guardian - 5 hours 5 min ago

Those who bear a disproportionate share of a carbon tax will mobilise against it … unless they are given reason not to

In his classic book, The Logic of Collective Action, the late great Mancur Olson explained that the hardest policies to implement are those with diffuse benefits and concentrated costs. Olson’s argument was straightforward: individuals bearing the costs will vigorously oppose the policy, while the beneficiaries will free ride, preferring that someone else take up the cudgels.

Olson’s insight applies to the single most pressing policy challenge facing humanity today, namely the climate crisis. The starting point for addressing it, economists agree, is a tax on carbon. The resulting reduction in emissions would deliver benefits to virtually everyone on the planet. But specific segments of society – Olson’s concentrated interests – will bear a disproportionate share of the costs and mobilise in opposition.

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Spiders are cloaking Gippsland with stunning webs after the floods. An expert explains why

The Conversation - 5 hours 42 min ago
What's going on here? Why do spiders do this after floods and does it happen everywhere? Lizzy Lowe, Researcher, Macquarie University Licensed as Creative Commons – attribution, no derivatives.
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Clean Energy Council Award finalists announced

RenewEconomy - 6 hours 2 min ago

CECThe finalists in the 2021 Clean Energy Council Awards have been announced.

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ACT says it receives 42 proposals for ground-breaking Canberra Big Battery

RenewEconomy - 6 hours 19 min ago

strategy View of Canberra city - optimised ACT government shane rattenbury andrew barrA plan to build a 250MW Canberra Big Battery attracts strong interest for the biggest aggregation of distributed batteries in the country.

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South Korea’s ruling party leader pushes for stronger climate target

Carbon Pulse - 6 hours 36 min ago
South Korea should set a 2030 emissions target of at least 40% below 2017 levels, the leader of the ruling Democratic Party said Wednesday, a move that would nearly double the country’s carbon-cutting efforts over the next decade.
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Solar and battery projects added to Gippsland’s bold renewables push

RenewEconomy - 6 hours 52 min ago

An 80MW solar and battery project proposed for Victoria’s Gippsland region by group looking to establish an Australian Renewables Academy in Sale.

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Disease causing mass deaths of frogs reaches Britain

The Guardian - 11 hours 4 min ago

Scientists concerned as severe perkinsea infection found in European tree frog tadpoles kept in an aquarium in Surrey

A disease that causes mass die-offs in frogs has been found in captive UK populations for the first time, scientists have warned.

Severe perkinsea infection (SPI) has caused large tadpole mortality events across the US, and this is the first proof that its geographic range is spreading. Researchers also found the disease-causing microbe in wild and seemingly healthy populations in Panama, where some of the most rapid declines in frog populations globally have occurred.

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CP Daily: Tuesday June 15, 2021

Carbon Pulse - 11 hours 34 min ago
A daily summary of our news plus bite-sized updates from around the world.
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UK campaigner mulls appeal after losing court case to price incinerator GHGs -media

Carbon Pulse - 12 hours 6 min ago
A British campaigner is considering an appeal after losing a High Court case against the UK government’s decision to exclude waste incinerators from its carbon market, media reported on Tuesday.
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NA Markets: CCA prices spike to another all-time high on thin sell-side volume

Carbon Pulse - 12 hours 6 min ago
California Carbon Allowance (CCA) prices surged on the secondary market for a second consecutive day on Tuesday, with the benchmark contract edging close to the $22 level.
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RFS Market: RIN prices extend freefall as possible refiner relief weighs

Carbon Pulse - 12 hours 34 min ago
RIN prices continued their recent plunge on Tuesday, having now lost a quarter of their value in three days as traders digested reports of possible Renewable Fuel Standard (RFS) compliance relief and more analysts predicted a downturn in biofuel credit values.
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Renewable growth must accelerate to unseat fossil fuel dominance

RenewEconomy - 12 hours 37 min ago

A new report finds some yawning gaps between the deployment of renewables and what's needed to meet climate targets.

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