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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.Continue reading...
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.
The post Business demand is helping drive the energy transition to wind and solar appeared first on RenewEconomy.
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.
The post Coal seen as biggest threat to Victoria power supply appeared first on RenewEconomy.
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.Continue reading...
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.
The post Fast and fun: Ford debuts first electric vehicle, Mustang Mach E appeared first on RenewEconomy.
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.Continue reading...
Former humanitarian diplomat Jamie Isbister appointed as new Ambassador for the Environment and head climate negotiator.
The post Humanitarian diplomat Jamie Isbister named Australia’s new environment ambassador appeared first on RenewEconomy.
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.Continue reading...
Ausgrid looks it expand virtual power plant after succesful first trial, embracing AEMC's vision of a digital future for energy.
The post Ausgrid completes VPP trial, plans to do more as it heads to digital future appeared first on RenewEconomy.
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.
The post New network launches to empower and upskill emerging clean energy leaders appeared first on RenewEconomy.
Continued investment in renewable energy projects sees renewables sector deliver some of the strongest wages growth in Australia.
The post Strong demand for renewables jobs drives industry-leading wages growth appeared first on RenewEconomy.
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...
The post South Australia’s renewables grid separates from NEM – lights don’t go out appeared first on RenewEconomy.