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Solar Insiders Podcast: Todae in admin, tariffs on exports

RenewEconomy - 2 hours 52 min ago

Big news in the past solar week, with leading C&I contractor Todae Solar in voluntary administration and the regulator reviving talk of a network fee for solar exports.

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EU aims for 40GW of green hydrogen electrolysers, and one million jobs, by 2030

RenewEconomy - 3 hours 24 min ago

EU unveils plans for at least 6 gigawatts of renewable electrolyser capacity by 2024 and 40GW, producing 10 million tonnes, by 2030.

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Regulator to crack down on dodgy claims for solar and carbon offset projects

RenewEconomy - 4 hours 13 min ago

regulator Solar Panels on rooftop Roof suburb stockland - optimisedThe Clean Energy Regulator will look to prevent fraudulent claims of solar installs and carbon offset projects, under new enforcement priorities.

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Dubbo’s new renewables zone shows the path away from fossil fuels

RenewEconomy - 4 hours 15 min ago

Markets are telling us renewables are the best solution for a faster recovery.

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Climate change: 'Rising chance' of exceeding 1.5C global target

BBC - 5 hours 29 min ago
The chance of breaching one of the Paris accord goals in the next five years has doubled, a study says.
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Global temperatures likely to hit at least 1C warming for next five years

The Guardian - 6 hours 37 min ago

Experts say new climate data shows how close world already is to breaching 1.5C Paris agreement pledge

There is a one-in-five chance annual global temperatures will be at least 1.5C warmer than in pre-industrial times in the next five years, experts have said.

Annual global temperatures are likely to be at least 1C above the levels they were before the industrial era in each year between 2020 and 2024, a long-range forecast by experts led by the UK Met Office shows.

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Partnership call opens: seeking partner to establish Product Stewardship Centre of Excellence

Department of the Environment - 6 hours 47 min ago
We are inviting suitably experienced and skilled entities to submit a partnering proposal to establish a Product Stewardship Centre of Excellence.
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West Australia ready to seize ‘once-in-a-generation’ battery storage opportunity

RenewEconomy - 6 hours 48 min ago

manufacturing Canva - cylindrical batteries set close-up - optimisedNew report finds that establishing a battery manufacturing base in Western Australia it is both commercially and technically feasible.

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EXCLUSIVE – EU lawmakers eye price ceiling, speculation curbs to prevent “cornering” of ETS

Carbon Pulse - 7 hours 46 min ago
A growing number of European lawmakers are considering measures to curb speculation or cap prices in the EU ETS, Carbon Pulse has learned, as allowances skyrocket towards all-time highs on what some participants say are attempts by hedge funds and other algo-wielding investors to “corner” the market.
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Entire rare bird colony vanishes, baffling New Zealand scientists

The Guardian - 7 hours 46 min ago

Experts believe endangered shore plovers – known for their pluck and friendliness – might have flown away or been eaten by predators

A specialist search and recovery team has been deployed to recapture the last remaining survivors of a flock of endangered birds that absconded from a predator-free island in New Zealand during coronavirus lockdown.

There are only 250 shore plover or tūturuatu left in the wild and they are the world’s rarest plover. Conservationists have been painstakingly reintroducing them to the mainland after they were almost wiped out by cats and rats by 1880.

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Battery storage: Five minute rule to be delayed, but only by three months

RenewEconomy - 8 hours 36 min ago

AEMC threads needle on timing of 5-minute settlements, one of the key market reforms that boost signals for battery storage and other smart technologies.

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CP Daily: Wednesday July 8, 2020

Carbon Pulse - 9 hours 17 min ago
A daily summary of our news plus bite-sized updates from around the world.
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IMO policy should establish higher GHG reduction threshold for biofuels than CORSIA -report

Carbon Pulse - 9 hours 39 min ago
The International Maritime Organization (IMO) should model its plan to decarbonise the global shipping sector on the CORSIA programme for aviation, but it should go further than its fellow UN body ICAO in setting a more ambitious carbon reduction target for sustainable fuels, according to a report published this week.
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Our field cameras melted in the bushfires. When we opened them, the results were startling

The Conversation - 11 hours 32 min ago
After the bushfires, we went looking for endangered corroboree frogs. Normally, they respond to our calls. But at some sites, the ponds were silent. Benjamin Scheele, Research Fellow in Ecology, Australian National University David Newell, Senior Lecturer, School of Environment, Science & Engineering, Southern Cross University Jodi Rowley, Curator, Amphibian & Reptile Conservation Biology, Australian Museum Michael McFadden, PhD Candidate, University of Wollongong Licensed as Creative Commons – attribution, no derivatives.
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Birdwatching increased tenfold last lockdown. Don't stop, it's a huge help for bushfire recovery

The Conversation - 11 hours 35 min ago
In April, BirdLife Australia survey numbers jumped to 2,242. That's a tenfold increase from 241 in April last year. Ayesha Tulloch, DECRA Research Fellow, University of Sydney April Reside, Researcher, Centre for Biodiversity and Conservation Science, The University of Queensland Georgia Garrard, Senior Research Fellow, Interdisciplinary Conservation Science Research Group, RMIT University Michelle Ward, PhD Candidate, The University of Queensland Monica Awasthy, Visiting Research Scientist, Environmental Futures Research Institute, Griffith University Licensed as Creative Commons – attribution, no derivatives.
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EU Market: EUAs mount late surge to climb back above €29

Carbon Pulse - 11 hours 44 min ago
EUAs surged late on Wednesday to claw back above €29 following earlier losses, staying within reach of their last year's high in continued volatile trade that participants said was fuelled by speculation and short-covering.
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International aviation and shipping likely to be added to UK's net zero carbon target

The Guardian - 12 hours 26 min ago

Sector excluded in transport emissions figures but policy change unlikely until 2023

International aviation and shipping emissions are likely to be included in the UK government’s net zero target, it has emerged – but not until after 2023.

The intention to review carbon accounting emerged after ministers and advisers, including climate activists, held the first meeting of the Department for Transport’s net zero board.

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German govt launches tender to buy 431k CERs

Carbon Pulse - 13 hours 17 min ago
The German government has launched a tender to buy 431,300 CERs to offset the emissions from a series of activities including those associated with its EU Council presidency.
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Veteran carbon journalist sues Bloomberg over dismissal

Carbon Pulse - 13 hours 25 min ago
A veteran carbon market journalist has sued Bloomberg over his dismissal, alleging it was based on him ‘whistle-blowing’ over the news agency’s “biased” coverage of climate change and the Paris Agreement.
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California’s ARB discovered non-compliance issues at Wisconsin offset project in early 2020 -documents

Carbon Pulse - 13 hours 27 min ago
California regulator ARB sought confirmation earlier this year from Wisconsin officials about whether compliance issues at a dairy farm were waste related, leading the agency to launch an offset investigation in June, according to emails obtained by Carbon Pulse.
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