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Junior Sourcing Manager, South Pole – Jakarta

Carbon Pulse - Tue, 2019-11-19 00:44
As part of the Global Sourcing team within the Projects and Portfolio unit, you will primarily assist the Director of Sourcing Operations to ensure a smooth and eloquent operation of global project sourcing flows, processes, document handling, database management, as well as coordinating with different teams on various tasks and activities.
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Sourcing Contracts and Opportunities Manager, South Pole – New Delhi/Jakarta/Bangkok

Carbon Pulse - Tue, 2019-11-19 00:43
As part of the Projects and Portfolio Business Unit, you will support the International Sourcing Team with various tasks related to sourcing, business development, analysis, as well as dealing with negotiations, closing and especially contracting.
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Extinction Rebellion hunger strikers target UK political parties

The Guardian - Tue, 2019-11-19 00:21

Activists stage protests at party HQs to push climate emergency on to general election agenda

Extinction Rebellion activists have begun hunger strikes outside a number of UK political party headquarters to push for more robust policies on tackling the climate emergency in the general election.

The action, in which one group of demonstators has occupied a lobby at the Labour party’s London headquarters, is part of a wider global Extinction Rebellion protest centred on a week-long hunger strike.

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Business demand is helping drive the energy transition to wind and solar

RenewEconomy - Tue, 2019-11-19 00:00

Corporate energy users have supported 5.2GW of new renewable energy capacity and procured nearly 2.3GW of mostly solar and wind powered electricity, new report shows.

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EU Midday Market Update

Carbon Pulse - Mon, 2019-11-18 23:30
EUAs hit a five-week low early on Monday, extending Friday's bottom trade as weak energy markets helped push carbon clear of a key support level despite a stronger auction.
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Swiss carbon prices soar 150% in latest auction, as EU link draws closer

Carbon Pulse - Mon, 2019-11-18 23:12
Swiss carbon prices have soared by 150% in the country’s latest allowance auction, with values finally starting to converge with EU prices as the two markets near linkage.
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Coal seen as biggest threat to Victoria power supply

RenewEconomy - Mon, 2019-11-18 23:10

The biggest threat to Victoria’s future power supply comes not from more renewables, but unreliable brown coal power plants, and government efforts to prop up black coal units.

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China’s Fujian issues 658,000 forest carbon credits

Carbon Pulse - Mon, 2019-11-18 22:23
China’s Fujian province has issued 658,000 forest carbon credits to state-owned forest farms, a move aimed at bringing in revenue for the local forestry industry as the credits are sold to participants in the provincial emissions trading scheme.
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Brexit could weaken rules on antibiotics in farming, activists warn

The Guardian - Mon, 2019-11-18 22:13

Campaigners say next government must clamp down to avoid risks to human health

Campaigners have warned that the next government must clamp down on the overuse of antibiotics in farming to stave off increasing risks of resistance that are threatening human health.

Brexit threatens to open up loopholes in the UK’s regulations that would mean diverging from strengthening EU standards on antibiotic use in farming, and the pressure from potential trade deal partners will be to lower standards.

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Fast and fun: Ford debuts first electric vehicle, Mustang Mach E

RenewEconomy - Mon, 2019-11-18 21:02

It's fast, fun and now here: Ford debut its first electric vehicle, the Mustang Mach E, a car it says offer freedom from petrol pumps, and oil changes.

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Australia weighs issuing carbon offsets before reductions take place

Carbon Pulse - Mon, 2019-11-18 18:51
In a clear break with standard practice, Australia’s environment department has proposed rule changes to its carbon offset programme that would allow for ACCUs to be issued and distributed to owners of some vegetation-based projects before the emission reductions have taken place.
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Young activists to target Pelosi over Democrats' inaction on climate crisis

The Guardian - Mon, 2019-11-18 17:10

Activists to occupy speaker’s office to mark start of hunger strike and to demand that she meet with them for an hour on camera

Young activists frustrated and frightened by Democrats’ inaction on the climate crisis will occupy the office of the top Democrat in Congress this week to mark the beginning of a hunger strike.

The roughly 20 strikers and their supporters, with Extinction Rebellion, are taking part in a global climate hunger strike that nearly 300 people have pledged to join.

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Humanitarian diplomat Jamie Isbister named Australia’s new environment ambassador

RenewEconomy - Mon, 2019-11-18 16:15

ENB IISD Bonn UNFCCC climate talksFormer humanitarian diplomat Jamie Isbister appointed as new Ambassador for the Environment and head climate negotiator.

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Air pollution kills five people in Bristol each week, study shows

The Guardian - Mon, 2019-11-18 16:00

Toxic air contributes to health conditions such as asthma, cancer and stroke, say experts

Five people die each week in Bristol as a result of high levels of air pollution, a study has revealed.

Researchers at King’s College London examined the combined impact of PM2.5, which is mainly from domestic wood and coal burning and industrial combustion and nitrogen dioxide, which mainly comes from older polluting vehicles.

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East and up

ABC Environment - Mon, 2019-11-18 15:05
Is there a connection between the Belt and Road Initiative and debt diplomacy in the Pacific? What is India's Act East Policy and is there a bamboo ceiling in Australia? Could CRISPR help reduce biodiversity loss worldwide?
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Humans light 85% of bushfires, and we do virtually nothing to stop it

The Conversation - Mon, 2019-11-18 15:04
Australia devotes countless resources to fighting bushfires, but precious little to examining the main cause - humans. Janet Stanley, Associate professor/Principal Research Fellow, Melbourne Sustainable Society Institute, University of Melbourne Licensed as Creative Commons – attribution, no derivatives.
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Ausgrid completes VPP trial, plans to do more as it heads to digital future

RenewEconomy - Mon, 2019-11-18 14:37

Electricity network company Ausgrid has successfully completed a trial of its virtual power plant platform, and intends to roll-out the technology into more parts of the company's network and to more customers. Ausgrid had partnered with Australian VPP provider Reposit, to trial a 1MW project across more than 230 customers located across Sydney, the Central cost and the Hunter region. The project allowed for the coordination of household battery storage systems, to help meet grid demand when it was needed most. Using the Reposit platform, Ausgrid was able to send dispatch signals to hundreds of residential battery storage systems, allowing for additional electricity supplies to be added to the grid, with owners paid for the electricity exported. By aggregating and coordinating many otherwise small systems together, the virtual power plant was able to provide a comparatively substantial response for the energy market during periods of tight supply. Under the trial, around 230 systems were combined to provide up to 1 MW of additional capacity. “This is a ground-breaking program for Ausgrid and not only helps customers, it helps the grid. This trial has proven at times of high demand we can call on our VPP to provide additional supply and reduce demand," Ausgrid chief customer officer Rob Amphlett Lewis said. “By partnering with Reposit Power and our customers we’ve been able to give customers more choice about how they share their excess electricity and give them a better return on their investment.” Across the four month Power2U trial, customers were paid an average of $30, with each customer participating in an average of seven dispatch events. “By collaborating with our customers and industry partners we were able to deliver financial savings and unlock previously unexplored options for sharing energy," Amphlett Lewis added. “In the long term this technology could provide a lower cost alternative to grid investment, which would result in lower bills for all our customers.” Canberra-based Reposit Power has developed a combined hardware and software solution that supports the coordination of residential battery storage systems as part of a larger virtual power station. "We are delighted this trial has shown the enormous value of our clean, flexible and cost effective VPPs to individual households as well as the wider community," Reposit co-founder and CEO Dean Spaccavento said. “This technology is now empowering consumers and communities to make the best choice on how they share their energy." Last week, the Australian Energy Market Commission (AEMC) released an information paper that it hopes will help energy companies to begin preparing for a 'digital disruption' to the energy sector, with the energy sector rapidly transforming into a two-way market where consumers are gaining more control and influence over how their electricity is used and generated. Ausgrid sees the emergence of VPP platforms as playing a key part of this transformation. “In the age of disruption where sharing technology is changing how we operate – we see Ausgrid as being to energy what the internet is to global tech giants like Amazon and Google," Amphlett Lewis said. “We are the caretaker of a shared asset that, just like the internet, holds the key to unlocking greater competition in the energy sector.” The South Australian government is currently building its own virtual power plant, which has already served an important role in maintaining reliable supply to customers when supplies have been interrupted elsewhere in the electricity grid. The South Australian government has ambitions to grow the VPP to as many as 50,000 interconnected battery systems, providing as much as 250MW of dispatchable energy supply. The ACT government likewise has its own, albeit smaller, plans to support the deployment of up to 5,000 residential battery systems, providing the territory with up to 36MW of dispatchable storage capacity.Ausgrid looks it expand virtual power plant after succesful first trial, embracing AEMC's vision of a digital future for energy.

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New network launches to empower and upskill emerging clean energy leaders

RenewEconomy - Mon, 2019-11-18 13:51

Bright Sparks launches as a new space for young energy professionals to network, share knowledge and gain industry skills to become future leaders in Australia’s clean energy transition.

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Strong demand for renewables jobs drives industry-leading wages growth

RenewEconomy - Mon, 2019-11-18 13:34

jobs employment wages solar construction worker - optimisedContinued investment in renewable energy projects sees renewables sector deliver some of the strongest wages growth in Australia.

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South Australia’s renewables grid separates from NEM – lights don’t go out

RenewEconomy - Mon, 2019-11-18 13:32

A major network outage in Victoria on Saturday evening caused the grid in the state of South Australia to “island” or become separate from the rest of the main grid. The important news is that nothing happened. There was no load shedding, no generator trips that anyone can identify, and the lights did not go...

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