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Officer, CDM Projects, Nigerian National Petroleum Corporation – Nigeria

Carbon Pulse - Fri, 2019-03-15 08:57
Job Title: Officer, Clean Development Mechanism (CDM) Projects Reference No: EH/GEN/021 Location: Nigeria Cadre: Senior Officer / Supervisory Objectives To support implementation of Clean Development Mechanism (CDM) initiatives Key Job Responsibilities Develop basic steps in CDM Project Cycle: Project idea, Conception, Evaluation, Registration and Implementation Review global carbon markets and assess emissions trading Develop criteria […]
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Meet the zero-waste parents whose monthly landfill rubbish can fit into a jar

ABC Environment - Fri, 2019-03-15 08:30
It may seem way too hard to make a difference on waste. But some families have radically reduced their contribution to landfill, taking just one jar a month to the tip.
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NA Markets: WCI softens amid spring break holiday, while RGGI slides ahead of auction

Carbon Pulse - Fri, 2019-03-15 08:25
California Carbon Allowance (CCA) prices declined slightly during the spring break holiday as RGGI allowance (RGA) prices dipped in front of the programme’s first quarterly sale of 2019.
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Could the next family car you buy be electric?

ABC Environment - Fri, 2019-03-15 08:06
As electric cars become more affordable, let's talk about the pros and cons of making the switch.
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US EPA issues five more RFS waivers as new submissions mount

Carbon Pulse - Fri, 2019-03-15 07:56
The US EPA announced Thursday that it had granted five more compliance waivers under the Renewable Fuels Standard (RFS), while rumours of more decisions to come in the near future exerted additional bearish pressure on biofuel credit prices.
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Koalas under threat from logging

ABC Environment - Fri, 2019-03-15 07:45
Claims of logging in koala habitat has led to direct protest action, including conservationists "locking on" to forest machinery.
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Pollutionwatch: China shows how political will can take on air pollution

The Guardian - Fri, 2019-03-15 07:30

Sulphur dioxide in Beijing was reduced by 70% and particle pollution by 36% in just four years

It’s been a while since we saw images of smog-obscured Beijing landmarks in the news. A United Nations report explains this.

In four years, sulphur dioxide in the city was reduced by 70% and particle pollution by 36% by tackling the problem at source. Initially, old coal-powered industry and power stations were fitted with air pollution abatement systems before being replaced by cleaner facilities built to run on natural gas.

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De Blasio plans to build new chunk of Manhattan to combat climate change

The Guardian - Fri, 2019-03-15 06:44
  • Mayor wants to protect Wall Street from floods and rising seas
  • Plans to cost $10bn but federal funds might not be available

Bill de Blasio, the mayor of New York, has announced a radical plan to meet the “existential threat” of climate change by constructing a new section of Manhattan , extending hundreds of feet out into the narrow East river, in order to protect Wall Street and other downtown areas.

Related: Youth climate strikes to take place in more than 100 countries

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Astronauts who survived Soyuz breakdown blast off to ISS

BBC - Fri, 2019-03-15 06:42
It is Nick Hague and Alexey Ovchinin's first flight since their rocket malfunctioned last year.
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EU Market: EUAs lift as no-deal Brexit fears diminish, though sinking gas weighs

Carbon Pulse - Fri, 2019-03-15 06:14
EUAs climbed on Thursday as the immediate prospect of a 'no-deal' Brexit faded, though prices remain pinned by uncertainty over Britain’s EU divorce, with cheaper gas also weighing.
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Greens unveil $2.2bn battery scheme, to bring home storage in line with solar

RenewEconomy - Fri, 2019-03-15 05:27

Greens battery policy would offer incentives of up to $7000 per battery, and up to double that for low-income households.

The post Greens unveil $2.2bn battery scheme, to bring home storage in line with solar appeared first on RenewEconomy.

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The terror of climate change is transforming young people's identity

The Conversation - Fri, 2019-03-15 05:05
Facing up to the horror of climate change can help us work towards a more sustainable culture. Young people are leading the way. Blanche Verlie, Associate Lecturer, RMIT University Licensed as Creative Commons – attribution, no derivatives.
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LCFS Market: Trade in California futures picks up after dearth of activity

Carbon Pulse - Fri, 2019-03-15 03:23
California Low Carbon Fuel Standard (LCFS) futures contracts experienced a shot in the arm over the past week as several spread trades occurred, leaving market participants to ponder the reasons for the new activity.  
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Grande America: France braces for oil spill damage after ship blaze

BBC - Fri, 2019-03-15 03:21
Tonnes of "hazardous materials" have spilled into the Atlantic after a container ship sank.
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EU Parliament piles pressure on leaders to take ambitious line on bloc’s 2050 climate strategy

Carbon Pulse - Fri, 2019-03-15 03:10
The full EU Parliament on Thursday urged EU leaders to frame a more ambitious 2050 bloc-wide climate strategy and for Brussels to propose legislation to raise the bloc's 2030 emission goal.
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Environment groups urge oil watchdog not to speak at pro-industry event

The Guardian - Fri, 2019-03-15 03:00

Nopsema head Stuart Smith is listed to speak at The Great Australian Bight: The Big Opportunity

Environmental groups have written to Australia’s offshore petroleum watchdog to urge him against speaking alongside the oil lobby at a pro-industry event titled The Great Australian Bight: The Big Opportunity.

The head of the National Offshore Petroleum Safety and Environmental Management Authority (Nopsema), Stuart Smith, is listed as one of three keynote speakers at the South Australian “parliamentary friends of the resource sector” forum dinner on Tuesday.

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Coal seam gas: NSW communities in limbo due to expired licences

The Guardian - Fri, 2019-03-15 03:00

Lack of action on 14 expired coal seam gas exploration licences now an election issue for uncertain communities

The New South Wales government has failed to close a loophole that effectively allows expired coal seam gas exploration licences to be extended indefinitely, despite calls from rural communities for certainty ahead of the state election.

More than a dozen licences, mostly in the state’s north-west, have remained active past their expiration dates while the government assesses renewal applications from gas companies. In some cases, those applications have been held up in the system for years.

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Phones crushed to reveal precious metals

BBC - Fri, 2019-03-15 02:47
Researchers are blending mobile phones to find out what rare and precious metals are in them.
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European satellite captures Nasa Mars lander from orbit

BBC - Fri, 2019-03-15 02:35
Europe's newest satellite at Mars has spied the landing site of the American-led InSight probe.
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Business Development & Sourcing Manager (South East Asia), First Climate Markets – Thailand/Malaysia/Singapore

Carbon Pulse - Fri, 2019-03-15 02:34
The First Climate team is made up of a group of dynamic, energetic and highly creative individuals who source and develop carbon offset, renewable energy and water projects for governments and corporate clients. To complement this vibrant team, we are looking for a “Business Development and Sourcing Manager” in South East Asia.
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