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'We can’t afford to stand by and do nothing’: 10 everyday heroes fighting to save the planet

The Guardian - Thu, 2019-03-14 16:00

Schoolchildren around the world are joining a global strike against climate change this week. But they’re not the only everyday people inspired to take action. We talk to 10 UK activists on the frontline of our most serious environmental issues.

Extinction Rebellion is an environmental direct action group

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Safeguard Mechanism offset use drops 42% despite rising emissions

Carbon Pulse - Thu, 2019-03-14 15:06
Facilities covered by Australia’s Safeguard Mechanism used 42% fewer offsets to meet their emissions target in FY2017-18 compared to the previous year despite rising emissions, as the few companies missing their targets explored other options to comply.
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Australia's annual carbon emissions reach record high

The Guardian - Thu, 2019-03-14 14:48

Data shows while emissions from electricity sector are in decline, gains have been wiped out by increases from other industries

Australia’s annual carbon emissions have reached a new high and drops in emissions from the electricity sector have been wiped out by increases from other industries, according to new data.

Ndevr Environmental, an emissions-tracking organisation that releases quarterly greenhouse gas emissions data, said on Thursday that annual emissions for the year up to December 2018 increased to 558.4m tonnes of carbon dioxide equivalent. It was the highest level on record when excluding unreliable land use data.

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New trial launched to empower mini-power plants

RenewEconomy - Thu, 2019-03-14 14:25

Endeavour Energy has joined an innovative trial of new ways to monitor and control its network to keep downward pressure on electricity prices and smooth the transition to a cleaner energy future.

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Who should hold “hot potato” of connection costs for wind and solar farms?

RenewEconomy - Thu, 2019-03-14 14:20

Developers and contractors want more clarity, and fewer last minute changes, to connections for wind and solar projects.

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Ignoring carbon “a luxury” says Macquarie, as fallout continues over WA EPA guidelines

RenewEconomy - Thu, 2019-03-14 14:08

Federal resources minister upgrades W.A. EPA carbon guidelines from "homemade sledgehammer" to “brain explosion.” Macquarie analyst says it's a "solid compromise" for LNG companies.

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Issuance of the first Australian carbon credit units to a soil carbon project

RenewEconomy - Thu, 2019-03-14 13:48

The Clean Energy Regulator has today issued the first Australian carbon credit units (ACCUs) to a soil carbon project under the Emissions Reduction Fund.

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Energy Insiders Podcast: Why pulling down poles and wires is a good idea

RenewEconomy - Thu, 2019-03-14 13:38

poles and wiresHorizon Power’s Mark Paterson explains why replacing poles and wires with solar and batteries is a great idea.

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Major NZ emitters set up joint firm to build carbon portfolio

Carbon Pulse - Thu, 2019-03-14 13:13
Four major GHG emitters have teamed up to establish a joint company that will build up a forestry-based carbon portfolio to help meet their obligations under New Zealand’s emissions trading scheme.
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New Mexico joins list of American states targeting 100% zero carbon

RenewEconomy - Thu, 2019-03-14 13:11

New Mexico approves bill which would see the state secure 100% of its electricity from zero-carbon resources by 2045, joining a host of other US states.

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Shell’s big power plans point to rapid shift to electric, and scale of disruption

RenewEconomy - Thu, 2019-03-14 13:00

Shell intends to be biggest power company in the world in little more than a decade, as everything goes electric, including transport and heating, and electricity goes green.

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A warning for wine-lovers: climate change is messing with your favourite tipple's timing

The Conversation - Thu, 2019-03-14 12:32
A plant-growth-regulating spray might be the solution for vineyards affected by heatwaves. Christopher Davies, Team Leader, CSIRO Christine Bottcher, Research scientist, CSIRO Licensed as Creative Commons – attribution, no derivatives.
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Environment groups accuse government of 'denying the facts' on land clearing

The Guardian - Thu, 2019-03-14 12:03

Environment department ‘cherry picked’ data to claim clearing has decreased, but figures show recent steady increase

Two of Australia’s largest environment groups have accused the federal environment department of providing inaccurate information about land clearing to the Senate, and of not acting to reduce habitat loss.

The Australian Conservation Foundation and WWF Australia say the department has “cherry picked” data to claim that land clearing in Queensland has decreased, when national figures on land clearing rates in that state in fact show increases since 2011.

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First soil carbon credits could unlock millions of offset supply in Australia

Carbon Pulse - Thu, 2019-03-14 11:18
The Clean Energy Regulator on Thursday issued offsets to a soil carbon project, a global first that could unlock millions more carbon credits from Australia’s project pipeline.
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FEATURE: EU price boom in green certificates falters as ‘sleeping giants’ stir

Carbon Pulse - Thu, 2019-03-14 10:17
European green certificate prices this year are likely to stay well below 2018’s record levels as the prospect looms of fledgling supply from renewables majors France and Germany, a conference heard this week.
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Introducing the latest carbon neutral certified building

Department of the Environment - Thu, 2019-03-14 10:12
Toll’s custom-built Nike warehouse has gone carbon neutral
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The photos that made Moon landings possible

BBC - Thu, 2019-03-14 08:26
Fifty years after the Neil Armstrong moment, these pictures show the value of photography to that mission.
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CP Daily: Wednesday March 13, 2019

Carbon Pulse - Thu, 2019-03-14 08:17
A daily summary of our news plus bite-sized updates from around the world.
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Climate Change Campaigner, Toronto Environmental Alliance – Toronto

Carbon Pulse - Thu, 2019-03-14 07:54
The Toronto Environmental Alliance (TEA) is looking for a campaigner who is passionate about environmental issues and engaging the public.
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California sets 2019 mark by issuing nearly 5.4 mln new offsets

Carbon Pulse - Thu, 2019-03-14 07:22
California issued nearly 5.4 million new offset credits (CCOs) this week across five forestry projects, marking the highest issuance of 2019, regulator data showed Wednesday.
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