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The week in wildlife – in pictures: cute but vicious cats, battling stallions and a baby rhino

The Guardian - Fri, 2023-12-01 18:00

The best of this week’s wildlife photographs from around the world

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ACCU demand to peak in 2031, govt predicts

Carbon Pulse - Fri, 2023-12-01 17:57
The federal government has laid out its projections for Australian Carbon Credit Units and Safeguard Mechanism Credits (SMCs), expecting demand for ACCUs to peak in 2031.
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King Charles to give ‘call to arms’ Cop28 opening statement, says PM

The Guardian - Fri, 2023-12-01 16:56

Rishi Sunak’s attendance comes after he scaled back pledges to help the UK reach net zero by 2050

King Charles will give a “call to arms” in his Cop28 climate summit opening statement, Rishi Sunak has said, expressing delight over the monarch’s record championing the issue.

Sunak said it was a “proud moment” for him to witness Charles deliver his speech on Friday, which “speaks volumes about our type of leadership as a country”.

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INTERVIEW: ACCU market must shift to compliance system thinking or risk underwhelming

Carbon Pulse - Fri, 2023-12-01 16:38
Discussions around Australia’s carbon market is stuck in the perspective of it being a voluntary, rather than a compliance scheme, according to a fund partner, saying that the market must reorient its thinking if it is to succeed.
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Biggest solar farm contracted for green hydrogen to begin construction

RenewEconomy - Fri, 2023-12-01 14:01

The biggest solar project entirely dedicated to a green hydrogen production centre about to begin construction.

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Australian govt seeks to finalise Nature Repair Market recommendation report on Monday, Senate documents show

Carbon Pulse - Fri, 2023-12-01 13:51
The Australian government is making moves in the Senate to get a report into its Nature Repair Market legislation finalised on Monday, some five months ahead of its official deadline.
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Giant Melbourne battery may triple in size with plans for 12-hour flow battery storage

RenewEconomy - Fri, 2023-12-01 13:33

cropped-equis-mreh.jpgGiant battery in Melbourne partly funded by SEC is looking at adding 12-hour storage using flow battery technologies for its next stage.

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Social media ads are littered with ‘green’ claims. How are we supposed to know they're true?

The Conversation - Fri, 2023-12-01 13:04
Many ‘green’ claims on social media ads are claims only. We need legislation to ensure green terms are clearly defined and based on the truth. Christine Parker, Professor of Law, The University of Melbourne Licensed as Creative Commons – attribution, no derivatives.
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COP28 climate summit just approved a 'loss and damage' fund. What does this mean?

The Conversation - Fri, 2023-12-01 12:24
Through the Loss and Damage Fund, developed states and major emitters will compensate developing countries experiencing the most devastating effects of climate change. The fund is now operational. Matt McDonald, Associate Professor of International Relations, The University of Queensland Licensed as Creative Commons – attribution, no derivatives.
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Climate change: Saving Uganda's mountain gorillas

BBC - Fri, 2023-12-01 11:25
Rising temperatures are putting the health of endangered mountain gorillas at risk.
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CP Daily: Thursday November 30, 2023

Carbon Pulse - Fri, 2023-12-01 11:13
A daily summary of our news plus bite-sized updates from around the world.
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Do we really need Eraring when we’ll have more big batteries by 2026?

RenewEconomy - Fri, 2023-12-01 10:50

There will be enough wind, solar and battery storage to fill up the Eraring sized hole in the grid. But will NSW Labor be governed by the dictates of radio shock jocks and newspaper headlines?

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WCI Markets: CCA, WCA prices fall on low volumes, ECY adjusts APCR supply

Carbon Pulse - Fri, 2023-12-01 10:39
California Carbon Allowance (CCA) prices dipped slightly as volumes almost halved over the past week, while Washington Carbon Allowance (WCA) prices also took a dive following the release of the draft cap-and-trade linkage bill, with volumes remaining low throughout.
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Energy Insiders Podcast: Macquarie marches in to Australian renewables

RenewEconomy - Fri, 2023-12-01 10:30

Energy Insiders podcastMacquarie’s Lachlan Creswell and Aula’s Chad Hymas on wind, solar and storage. Plus: SEC’s big battery play, Bowen’s climate statement.

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Petrostates risk losing $8 trillion as demand for oil and gas falls, says report

Carbon Pulse - Fri, 2023-12-01 10:01
Some petrostates could lose more than half their expected income from fossil fuels as the energy transition accelerates, technologies advance, and climate policy tightens, according to a report published on Thursday.
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COP28: the climate summit’s first Health Day points to what needs to change in NZ

The Conversation - Fri, 2023-12-01 09:07
Nations struggle if the health of their population fails. But good health is seriously threatened by climate change. So putting health at the centre of climate action makes sense. Alistair Woodward, Professor, School of Population Health, University of Auckland Licensed as Creative Commons – attribution, no derivatives.
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EU member states are targeting 66% renewable power in 2030 – report

Carbon Pulse - Fri, 2023-12-01 09:01
EU member states’ latest targets would put them on track to reach 66% renewable power in 2030, slightly short of their 69% goal under the bloc's REPowerEU energy security plan, according to a report published in Brussels on Friday.
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Sunak accused of sending wrong signals on climate crisis as he heads to Cop28

The Guardian - Fri, 2023-12-01 08:30

Charities and NGOs accuse government of changing how it calculates climate spending to claim it will exceed targets

Rishi Sunak has been accused of sending out the wrong signals on tackling the climate emergency as he heads to the Cop28 summit in Dubai after saying his revised net zero targets show he is “not in hock to the ideological zealots”.

The prime minister will allocate about £1.6bn of climate finance during the summit and claim that the UK will exceed its target of spending £11.6bn over the five years to 2026.

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COP28: Oman updates NDC, signals willingness on Article 6

Carbon Pulse - Fri, 2023-12-01 07:25
Oman updated its NDC for the second time on Thursday, substantially raising its business as usual (BAU)-based goal and signalling a willingness to develop emissions trading approaches under Article 6 of the Paris Agreement.
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German energy giant RWE boosts renewable ambition to 65GW by 2030

RenewEconomy - Fri, 2023-12-01 06:53

wind farm germany rweA company that was once one of Europe’s dirtiest has announced plans to invest €55 billion in renewables, batteries and hydrogen by 2030.

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