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In a week of “world’s biggest projects”, billionaires Mike Cannon Brookes and Twiggy Forrest back huge project in Northern Territory, while Tesla big battery in South Australia gets an upgrade.
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Australia Institute says projections for Japanese and South Korean imports based on ‘highly inflated’ figures
As state and federal energy ministers gather for the first time in a year, a report has found that Australia has overhyped the potential demand for hydrogen exports by a factor of up to 11.Continue reading...
J-Power reaffirms commitment to Genex Kidston pumped hydro project following project delays.
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NSW unveils plans for 3,000MW renewable energy zone and "security target" as it admits "firm wind and solar" its cheapest energy option.
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Environmentalists say such political focus on green issues ‘unthinkable’ just five years ago
The climate emergency has risen to the top of the UK’s election agenda in a way that would have been “unthinkable” even five years ago, leading environmentalists have said, predicting that it augurs a permanent change in British politics.
On Wednesday, Labour took the unprecedented move of putting green issues as the top section of its manifesto, the first time one of the UK’s two major parties has done so. Jeremy Corbyn led the appeal to voters with policies including an £11bn windfall tax on oil and gas companies, a million new jobs in a “green industrial revolution” and commitments on moving to a net-zero carbon economy.Continue reading...
Scale of killings so great that long-term-impact on eagle population is unknown, conservation groups say
Conservation groups have called for a Victorian landowner to face charges under the Wildlife Act, after he admitted to his part in killing 420 wedge-tailed eagles over an 18-month period in the Bairnsdale magistrates court last week.
John Auer pleaded guilty to charges brought by the state Department of Jobs, Precincts and Regions of misusing agricultural chemicals. He was fined $25,000 and received a 12-month good behaviour bond. He was also given a 12-month community corrections order.Continue reading...