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Documents show government’s plans to prioritise loans in support of major oil companies
The UK is planning to invest in Argentina’s controversial oil shale industry using a £1bn export finance deal intended to support green energy, according to government documents seen by the Guardian.
UK Export Finance, the government’s foreign credit agency, promised in 2017 to offer loans totalling £1bn to help UK companies export their expertise in “infrastructure, green energy and healthcare” to invest in Argentina’s economy.Continue reading...
If you have seen any plants flowering unusually this month, we would like to see your photos
According to former Guardian environment correspondent Paul Brown, “new research published in Geophysical Research letters show that so-called “cold” days in European winters are on average 3C warmer than 70 years ago”.
Some people have reported seeing new flower buds in the unseasonal temperatures, leading to worries the flowers will be killed by the winter weather and may not bloom again in spring.Continue reading...
State government wants to prevent the regulation of scope 3 greenhouse gas emissions in mining approvals
The New South Wales government has announced it will introduce legislation to try to stop planning authorities from blocking mine developments based on emissions from coal once it is burned.
The push is a response to the historic Rocky Hill verdict delivered by the NSW Land and Environment court earlier this year and comes just days after the government launched a review of the state’s Independent Planning Commission (IPC).Continue reading...
UPDATE – Liberal minority gov’t offers hope for Canadian climate policy, carbon pricing to stay the course
NSW Government offers free rooftop solar to pensioners and veterans under a trial for 3,000 low income households.
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The City of Sydney has struck a landmark deal worth $60 million to power all of the council's operations with 100 per cent renewable electricity.
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Meralli Solar completes another small but smart – and battery ready – solar farm, with the installation of an 8.9MW project in just eight weeks in South Australia.
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Research group predicts rapid rise of a renewable energy export industry will accelerate the exit of coal from Australian market as soon as 2040.
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More than half of Australia’s Paris emissions commitment will come from controversial credits from previous targets
The federal environment department says it is not aware of any countries other than Australia planning to use controversial “carryover credits” to meet international climate commitments.
The comment, at a Senate estimates hearing on Monday, comes as the Morrison government rebuffs calls from international leaders, analysts and activists for it to abandon the use the credits to meet its 2030 Paris emissions goal.Continue reading...
Former CEFC chief calls for a new, Queensland government-owned green bank to unlock the state’s north as “a major growth engine” for renewables.
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AEMO looks overseas for best practice on renewables integration and may adopt a "staged transition" as it seeks to determine if there is an upper limit to wind and solar.
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BHP cancels existing coal contracts and commits to going 100 per cent renewables at its huge Chile copper mines, to save money and emissions.
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