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Independent MP calls for conscience vote on zero carbon bill as a pathway to stronger climate targets and to kick start green economy recovery.
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The Morrison government has claimed success in meeting Australia’s targets under the Kyoto Protocol, which came to an end on Wednesday, despite three decades of relative inaction and stalling from successive federal governments. The truth is – despite the protestations of energy and emissions reduction Angus Taylor – that the dial has barely moved on...
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City of Sydney now running on 100 per cent renewables, as power begins flowing from regional solar and wind projects.
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Genex extends deadline for debt financing deal as it seeks to land an equity partner for Kidston pumped hydro project and lock in transmission agreement.
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Chesapeake Energy, the poster child of the US shale revolution and the so-called “Google of oil and gas” has filed for Chapter 11 protection in the US Bankruptcy Court.
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Report reveals new-build renewable energy is already cheaper than already operating coal plans across much of the planet, and sets out a plan for a just transition.
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Two more electric vehicle models are almost ready to enter the Australian auto market, which has been sorely lacking in choice for those wanting to make the switch to zero emissions transport.
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Vestas says it has won a 210MW contract for a wind farm to be built by late 2021 - almost certainly the big wind-solar hybrid planned for Port Augusta in South Australia.
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Transgrid says renewables key to cost falls in NSW, while research group says the pace of investment will need to accelerate significantly in coming years.
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Chain invokes ‘zero-tolerance approach’ to illegally logged timber after ruling that VicForests was not exempt from national environment laws
Bunnings will stop selling timber logged by VicForests after a court found the state government-owned forestry agency breached conservation laws.
“Bunnings has a zero-tolerance approach to illegally logged timber that dates back two decades and our commitment is to only source timber products from legal and well managed forest operations,” Bunnings’ director of merchandise, Phil Bishop, said on Wednesday.Continue reading...
Coronavirus lockdown was final straw for fracking pioneer Chesapeake Energy
The collapse of Chesapeake Energy, one of the pioneers of the US shale industry, took few people by surprise. The embattled fracker slumped into bankruptcy weeks after the darkest month in oil market history, in a financial mess of missed interest payments, looming bond deadlines and crippling debts.
Its collapse is not the first bankruptcy to hit the oil industry in the wake of the coronavirus crisis, nor will it be the last. But the fall of a company once considered one of the shale revolution’s brightest stars may mark a crucial watershed for an industry in flux.Continue reading...
Nine new solar farm proposals and two new big batteries unveiled in flood of applications to South Australia energy regulator.
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