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Regulator calls spending on network improvements ‘extremely disappointing’ after companies undershot budgets
Ofwat has criticised water companies for failing to invest enough in treatment plants to stop the overuse of raw sewage discharges.
The water regulator for England and Wales said on Tuesday that water and wastewater companies were falling behind on their investment plans, leaving promised service improvements behind schedule or undelivered.Continue reading...
Nature is under threat as never before, but what does that actually mean? We explain what is at stake – and why action at Cop15 is more crucial than ever
Despite humanity’s many technological advances, we can only manage a well-informed guess at the true extent of life on Earth: 8.7 million species, according to the most commonly cited figure, with other estimates ranging between 5.3 million and one trillion.
There is greater certainty about the decline of biodiversity that human behaviour is driving, with species dying off as much as 1,000 times more frequently than before the arrival of humans 60m years ago, as one study suggests.Continue reading...
Massive 26GW wind and solar project in Pilbara has a new name, a new controlling shareholder and a new focus on domestic markets.
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Just Stop Oil’s message to Suella Braverman: threaten us all you like – we’re not listening | Indigo Rumbelow
Ministers have shattered the legal system and are failing to tackle the climate crisis. Now they are making protesters their scapegoats
Indigo Rumbelow is an activist with Just Stop Oil
It’s a strange paradox. The tougher that Tory home secretaries talk, the faster law and order seems to break down. Whoever’s in the role – Grant Shapps, Priti Patel, Suella Braverman – the same rhetoric grinds on, day after day: cracking down, clamping down, demanding tougher action. Now the prime minister, Rishi Sunak, has joined in, reportedly launching “Operation Get Tough” and demanding the police use all the new powers available to them through the latest sweep of anti-protest laws.
Who’s listening? Certainly not us. Just Stop Oil knows first-hand that the legal system is collapsing. Some of our supporters’ cases can’t even be heard until 2024. Many of my friends will spend this Christmas in prison, most held without a trial, on remand. Jan Goodey, the first person to be convicted under the government’s new Police, Crime, Sentencing and Courts Act 2022, was sentenced to six months in prison just last week, the first of many protesters who will probably be criminalised for caring. Instead of facing up to the challenge of ending new oil and gas, the government would prefer to silence the alarm bells.Continue reading...
Inger Andersen spells out the challenges facing the planet as Cop15 delegates gather inMontreal
The UN’s environment chief has warned that “we are at war with nature” and must “make peace”, as countries gather at Cop15 in Montreal to agree a deal to protect the planet’s biodiversity.
“We’ve just welcomed the 8 billionth member of the human race on this planet. That’s a wonderful birth of a baby, of course. But we need to understand that the more people there are, the more we put the Earth under heavy pressure,” said Inger Andersen, the executive director of the UN environment programme.Continue reading...
Sale of hybrid cars double that of EVs in Australia with experts blaming lack of electric incentives
Hybrid vehicles so popular they account for one in every three cars sold by Toyota
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Hybrid vehicles that combine battery and fuel technology are proving increasingly popular in Australia with sales double that of more expensive electric-only cars.
Sales figures released this week show that low-emissions cars are soaring in popularity.Continue reading...
WA seeks to fast track investment in major renewable projects and clear the way for huge green hydrogen projects.
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Applications for loans to finance electric vehicles and rooftop solar systems are coming in thick and fast, according to NAB, in race to cut costs and emissions.
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Andrew ‘Twiggy’ Forrest’s Fortescue Future Industries has this week opened Western Australia’s first green hydrogen refuelling station to power its fleet of 12 Toyota Mirai hydrogen fuel cell cars. The new refuelling station was opened in partnership with gas company Atco Australia – which has four Mirai’s of its own – and is located at […]
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Tindo Solar says sales have doubled over the past two months, as consumers seek out rooftop PV as a long-term solution to soaring power prices.
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