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Pauline Hanson’s anti-solar rant confuses panels with mirrors, facts with falsehoods

RenewEconomy - Mon, 2019-06-17 22:56

A failed Queensland solar thermal project has become the latest target of the post-election facts-don’t-matter campaign against renewables in Australia.

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Business Development Manager (Spain), Redshaw Advisors – London/Spain

Carbon Pulse - Mon, 2019-06-17 22:56
Redshaw Advisors has a Business Development vacancy based in our London office. This is an opportunity to work at the front line of the EU Emissions Trading System, Europe’s premier emissions reduction tool, at a crucial moment in its history.
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Brown coal generators rated least reliable in the country: report

RenewEconomy - Mon, 2019-06-17 22:51

Loy Yang power station AGLVictoria is home to 20% of the main grid's coal and gas generation capacity, but is the source of 35% of all power station outages.

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Director of Sales, Carbon Offsetting & Natural Climate Solutions, Redshaw Advisors – London

Carbon Pulse - Mon, 2019-06-17 22:08
This is a unique opportunity for an experienced sales manager/director within the voluntary sector to set up, grow and manage a business with the support of Europe’s leading ETS consultancy.
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China lays foundation for voluntary carbon market

Carbon Pulse - Mon, 2019-06-17 20:57
China has for the first time laid out rules for carbon neutralising major events and activities, including defining which types of carbon credits would be eligible, a first step towards creating a voluntary GHG market in the world’s biggest-emitting nation.
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Hedgehog sign warns drivers of small wildlife hazards

BBC - Mon, 2019-06-17 20:44
It aims to protect drivers from accident hazards and reverse a decline in small wildlife numbers.
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EU net zero 2050 deal still possible this week as Germany and others signal support

Carbon Pulse - Mon, 2019-06-17 20:14
EU leaders may strike a net zero 2050 emissions deal this week as several more nations including Germany backed the move that would also advance work on upping the bloc’s 2030 target underpinning the ETS cap.
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Illegal fishing by foreign trawlers costs Ghana $50m a year, researchers say

The Guardian - Mon, 2019-06-17 19:30

Destructive industrial fishing practices condemned as ‘corporate, organised crime’

Illegal fishing by foreign trawlers is decimating Ghana’s fish populations and costing the country’s economy tens of millions of dollars a year, according to researchers.

An investigation published on Monday by the Environmental Justice Foundation (EJF) claims that “saiko” fishing, whereby trawlers target the staple catch of Ghanaian canoe fishers and sell it back to fishing communities at a profit, landed approximately 100,000 tonnes of fish in 2017, worth $50m (£40m) when sold at sea and up to $81m when sold at port.

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Build it and they will bike: the second Bicycle Architecture Biennale – in pictures

The Guardian - Mon, 2019-06-17 16:00

15 projects from nine countries have been selected for the second Bicycle Architecture Biennale, which launches on Monday in Amsterdam

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The depressing lesson of west London's lost cycle route

The Guardian - Mon, 2019-06-17 16:00

Kensington and Chelsea council has blocked a flagship plan after a campaign based largely on myths

More or less every time a city orders a report into how expanding populations can be moved around in efficient ways that also improve liveability and sustainability, the same answer comes back: active travel – that is, more walking and cycling.

And yet in many of those same cities, when specific plans are introduced to make walking and cycling safer and more pleasant, they face a fierce backlash, which can be sufficiently noisy and disruptive to scupper the schemes.

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How you're recycling plastic wrong, from coffee cups to toothpaste

The Guardian - Mon, 2019-06-17 15:00

If you don’t clean your recycling, it can harm more than it helps. And that icon with the arrows is virtually meaningless

It’s a familiar scene: you stand at the bin, trash in hand, and wonder: “Can I recycle this?”

We tend to throw it in the recycling bin anyway, in the hope that some unknown person, somewhere else, will sort it out. Recyclers call this aspirational recycling, or wish-cycling.

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Why the Guardian is taking on America's plastic waste crisis

The Guardian - Mon, 2019-06-17 15:00

United States of Plastic, a new series that will run for the rest of 2019, will reveal the global consequences of dependence on a miracle material

What happens to your plastic after you drop it in a recycling bin?

According to promotional materials from America’s plastics industry, it is whisked off to a factory where it is seamlessly transformed into something new.

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Traditional Owner Aspirations for the Great Barrier Reef

Department of the Environment - Mon, 2019-06-17 14:58
The report Traditional Owners of the Great Barrier Reef: The Next Generation of Reef 2050 Actions provides advice from Great Barrier Reef Traditional Owners about their aspirations for involvement in protection of the Great Barrier Reef.
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Tesla big battery paves way for artificial intelligence to dominate energy trades

RenewEconomy - Mon, 2019-06-17 14:49

battery storage wind solar - optimisedExperience from the Tesla big battery shows that artificial intelligence could be the key to managing an energy market, and is five-times more effective than human traders.

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Queensland Gulf of Carpentaria Inshore Fin Fish Fishery - agency application 2019

Department of the Environment - Mon, 2019-06-17 14:47
The public consultation period for assessment for ongoing export accreditation will be open from 17 June 2019 until 18 July 2019.
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Know your NEM: Coal price collapsing, renewables losing fight in Queensland

RenewEconomy - Mon, 2019-06-17 14:18

open cut mine in the Hunter ValleyThe international coal price is collapsing, thanks to increase in supply from Indonesia and Australia, while renewables are losing the fight in Queensland.

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Kennedy solar-wind-battery project stuck in connection doldrums

RenewEconomy - Mon, 2019-06-17 13:09

World leading wind, solar and Tesla battery project was built months ago, but has still not been connected to the grid or energised.

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Gannawarra battery-integrated solar farm – Australia’s largest – officially opened

RenewEconomy - Mon, 2019-06-17 12:48

Official opening of Gannawarra solar and storage project, whose 60MW of PV and 25MW/50MWh Tesla battery has already provided “invaluable” services to Victorian grid.

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Head of Outreach, Conservation and Restoration, Lestari Capital – Jakarta/Bali

Carbon Pulse - Mon, 2019-06-17 12:28
Lestari Capital is looking for a Head of Outreach to develop and maintain working relationships with Indonesia-based conservation projects.
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There's a looming waste crisis from Australia's solar energy boom

The Conversation - Mon, 2019-06-17 12:07
Australia urgently needs to prepare for a coming tsunami of solar panel and battery waste. Rodney Stewart, Professor, Griffith School of Engineering, Griffith University Hengky Salim, PhD Candidate, Griffith University Oz Sahin, Senior Research Fellow, Griffith University Licensed as Creative Commons – attribution, no derivatives.
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