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First stage of unique solar-wind-battery hybrid project opens at Agnew gold mine

RenewEconomy - Wed, 2019-11-20 13:13

EDL hybrid plant solar biogas - optimisedEDL launches first stage of hybrid micro-grid project that will integrate solar, wind and battery storage to power remote gold mine in WA.

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North Queensland set to unlock hydrogen export potential

RenewEconomy - Wed, 2019-11-20 13:11

More than 150 local, national and international business and industry leaders attended Queensland’s first regionally based Hydrogen Industry Forum in Townsville today.

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Solar Insiders Podcast: When will the rooftop solar boom subside?

RenewEconomy - Wed, 2019-11-20 12:28

New reports from market operator and the market regulator point to changing shape of the grid, lower emissions and falling costs - partly driven by growth of rooftop solar.

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The chart that shows why the market for new coal generators is dead

RenewEconomy - Wed, 2019-11-20 12:17

chart emissions increase power station coal stacksBloomberg's Michael Liebreich points to the killer graph that makes new investment in coal generators almost impossible.

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CP Daily: Tuesday November 19, 2019

Carbon Pulse - Wed, 2019-11-20 10:26
A daily summary of our news plus bite-sized updates from around the world.
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Analysts revise down WCI price forecasts on lower power sector emissions

Carbon Pulse - Wed, 2019-11-20 10:03
Higher California hydroelectric production and lower natural gas generation will ease the WCI programme’s 2019 emissions total and lead carbon allowance prices lower, analysts said Tuesday.
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Noise pollution rules should be tightened to protect wildlife, say scientists

The Guardian - Wed, 2019-11-20 10:01

Researchers examined more than 100 studies on the impact of human-produced noise

Noise produced by human activities should be better regulated to protect wildlife, say the authors of a study exposing how sound pollution affects myriad creatures from fish to birds.

Related: Seals are deafened in noisy shipping lanes, say scientists

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World’s largest “green” hydrogen pilot commences operation

RenewEconomy - Wed, 2019-11-20 08:48

World’s largest “green” hydrogen production facility begins operation at a steel mill in Austria, where it seeks to demonstrate that fossil fuels can be replaced for industrial uses.

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California offset project violation should not lead to invalidation, developer says

Carbon Pulse - Wed, 2019-11-20 08:12
Regulatory violations at a Michigan-based WCI livestock project under investigation by California's ARB do not directly pertain to offset-related functions, rendering them irrelevant for any invalidation-related concerns by the state regulator, the project developer told Carbon Pulse.
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Koala rescued from fire in Australia

BBC - Wed, 2019-11-20 08:08
Bushfires are spreading across Australia's east coast, ravaging the marsupial's main habitat.
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Renewables supply 30% of NEM demand over entire week for first time

RenewEconomy - Wed, 2019-11-20 07:31

Renewables reach 30 per cent of demand on Australia's main grid for whole week for the first time.

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California LCFS stakeholders recommend amendment tweaks ahead of board vote

Carbon Pulse - Wed, 2019-11-20 07:28
California Low Carbon Fuel Standard (LCFS) stakeholders are offering further changes to regulatory amendments that the state regulator ARB's board will vote on this week, according to recent public comments.
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Don’t isolate MSR reforms when revamping EU ETS, think-tank urges

Carbon Pulse - Wed, 2019-11-20 07:09
EU regulators should not isolate an upcoming review of the EU carbon market’s potent MSR if they are still seeking to modify the bloc’s flagship climate policy instrument, a think-tank said this week.
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Pennsylvania lawmakers unveil bills to require legislative approval of RGGI entrance

Carbon Pulse - Wed, 2019-11-20 06:44
Pennsylvania state lawmakers on Tuesday announced mostly GOP-led legislation to mandate the General Assembly's sign-off for linking with RGGI, possibly creating some roadblocks for Governor Tom Wolf’s (D) desire to join the Northeast US carbon market.
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SA’s Tesla battery to be expanded by 50 per cent

ABC Environment - Wed, 2019-11-20 06:35
The Prime Minister once labelled South Australia's big Tesla battery the 'Hollywood solution', but now the Federal Government is tipping in money to increase its capacity by 50 per cent.
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Climate explained: why coastal floods are becoming more frequent as seas rise

The Conversation - Wed, 2019-11-20 05:20
For every ten centimetres of sea level rise, the chances of a 100-year coastal flood increase three-fold. This means we'll have to build flood defenses or retreat from the coast. James Renwick, Professor, Physical Geography (climate science), Victoria University of Wellington Licensed as Creative Commons – attribution, no derivatives.
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Advisor, Climate Change and Energy Management, Region of Peel – Brampton, Ontario

Carbon Pulse - Wed, 2019-11-20 05:13
The Region of Peel recently approved its Climate Change Master Plan (CCMP). The CCMP has 5 key outcomes, the most important for this role is Reduce GHG emissions. The master plan sets ambitious targets of reducing GHG emission by 45% by 2030 against the 2010 baseline.
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Australia needs policy to deal with health effects of climate change, Chris Bowen says

The Guardian - Wed, 2019-11-20 03:00

Labor’s health spokesman says the country and the world have not moved quickly enough to reduce emissions

Australia needs to develop policies and structures to prepare for the health impacts of climate change because we have not moved quickly enough – domestically or internationally – to reduce emissions and mitigate the risk, Labor’s health spokesman, Chris Bowen, believes.

Bowen will use a lecture at Sydney University on Wednesday night to argue a health response to climate change would not be necessary if there was a robust international policy response to emissions. “But the world, and Australia, has failed to act with appropriate seriousness and haste, and so we will need specific policies to deal with the health impacts of climate change,” he will say.

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Mexican carbon pricing NGO sees director leave for IHS Markit

Carbon Pulse - Wed, 2019-11-20 01:34
The director of non-governmental organisation and CO2 pricing consultancy Carbon Trust’s Mexico office will take on a new role at information provider IHS Markit, Carbon Pulse has learned.
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Can carbon offsets tackle airlines’ emissions problem?

The Guardian - Wed, 2019-11-20 01:23

EasyJet is the latest firm to adopt offsetting – but is it a solution to the climate crisis?

Global carbon emissions from the aviation industry are growing faster than expected, and pose a serious risk to the world’s climate efforts if left to grow unchecked. The rise of flygskam, or “flight-shame”, has spurred airlines and travel companies to offer customers the option of offsetting the carbon emissions of their flights. But not everyone is convinced that climate sins can be absolved through projects based on simple carbon accounting.

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