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In a gift to voters ahead of the Eden Monaro by-election, the Morrison government waves through environmental approval for Snowy 2.0.
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KEPCO’s decision to invest in Indonesia’s Jawa 9 and 10 coal power project contradicts President Moon’s Green New Deal
Korea Electric Power Corporation (KEPCO) has decided to invest in a new polluting coal power project: Jawa 9 and 10 in Indonesia.
Critics say PMs promise to ‘build back greener’ is not delivered by plans revealed so far
Boris Johnson is to set out a “new deal” for jobs and infrastructure on Tuesday, painting himself as a “Rooseveltian” prime minister lifting Britain out of the biggest recession in centuries, and a pledge to use the coronavirus crisis to tackle unresolved challenges such as health, education and regional inequalities.
“To that end, we will build build build,” he is expected to say. “Build back better, build back greener, build back faster, and to do that at the pace that this moment requires.Continue reading...
The level of investment in large-scale batteries in Australia has doubled in the last six months, according to an analysis by the Clean Energy Council.
AGL, the country's biggest emitter, to offer customers carbon neutral options on all energy products, but won't fast-track the closure of its coal generators.
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Victoria has now overtaken South Australia as the state which usually has the largest volume of wind generation.
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State parliamentary investigation finds biggest threat to the species’ survival is habitat loss – but logging and clearing has continued
Koalas will become extinct before 2050 in NSW unless there is urgent government intervention to prevent habitat loss, a year-long inquiry has found.
The NSW parliamentary inquiry also finds that a government estimate that there are 36,000 koalas in the state is outdated and unreliable.Continue reading...
Sharks found in nearly every part of the cape, and are gathering there in summer in increasing numbers
Cape Cod’s beaches and towns may be quieter because of the coronavirus pandemic, but officials are reminding visitors ahead of the 4 July holiday that the famous Massachusetts destination remains a popular getaway for other summertime travellers: great white sharks.
Great whites have been coming to the Cape in greater numbers each summer to prey on the region’s large seal colonies. Most tend to favour the Atlantic ocean-facing beaches where seals tend to congregate, but researchers have found them off nearly every part of the Cape.Continue reading...
South pole warming three times faster than rest of the world, our research shows | Kyle Clem for the Conversation
Dramatic change in Antarctica’s interior in past three decades a result of effects from tropical variability working together with increasing greenhouse gases
Climate scientists long thought Antarctica’s interior may not be very sensitive to warming, but our research, published this week, shows a dramatic change.
Over the past 30 years, the south pole has been one of the fastest-changing places on Earth, warming more than three times more rapidly than the rest of the world.Continue reading...
A group of prominent Melbourne universities, factories and other businesses targeting zero emissions sign bulk purchasing deal with Victorian wind farms.
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- Report to outline aim to reduce emissions to 88% of 2010 levels
- Huge sums for public transport and proposals for green vehicles
House Democrats will unveil an aggressive climate crisis “action plan” on Tuesday to nearly eliminate US emissions by 2050, according to summary documents reviewed by the Guardian.
The net-zero emissions goal is what United Nations leaders and the scientific community say the world must achieve to avoid the worst of rising temperatures, and it’s what the Democratic presidential nominee, Joe Biden, says he would pursue if he were to win the White House in November.Continue reading...
Volkswagen's Zwickau factory produces its last ever combustion engine vehicle, closing a 116-year chapter on fossil-fuelled cars and switching to EV production, only.
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The biggest problem facing utility-scale solar is that it has to compete with rooftop solar. Reverse auctions could be a solution, and so could storage.
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TAI report shows that as renewables flourish, total sent-out coal-fired power fell to below 66% of total generation and to less than 70% of grid-level generation, excluding rooftop solar.
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