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Pioneering community wind farm wins federal funds to add a big battery
Pioneering community wind farm will soon add a community battery, after plans to install energy storage were awarded federal government funding.
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Return of Queensland’s exploded coal plant delayed another six months
Return of Callide C coal generator delayed again as owner struggles with rebuild of exploded generator, the failure of its cooling towers, and the collapse of its joint venture partner.
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Eight actions to put First Nations at the centre of the clean energy transition
After two years of listening, First Nations Clean Energy Network offers eight actions for Indigenous engagement in this fast and furious transition.
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*Land Use Methodology Development Manager, GreenCollar – Australia/US
Man prises crocodile's jaws off his head at Australian resort
Australia’s Commonwealth Bank invests in carbon developer, as banks’ lending habits in the spotlight
Fossil fuel dinosaurs spot major opportunity in Australian offshore wind
There is plenty of room to remain skeptical, but we may be witnessing an important capital shift that signals the end of fossil fuel climate denialism.
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The 'exploding' demand for giant heat pumps
Global consultancy says rising carbon offsetting costs pose risk to UK businesses
New DNA testing shatters 'wild dog' myth: most dingoes are pure
Shop around to beat electricity price spikes? It's not as easy as it should be
A decade through the lens of Guardian Australia photographer Mike Bowers – in pictures
From the furnace of federal politics to fires, droughts and floods, Guardian Australia’s photographer-at-large captures 10 years of tumult and triumphContinue reading...
Experts call for ‘loss and damage’ fund for nature in developing world
Rich nations should pay for biodiversity loss, which disproportionately affects poor countries, say scientists
Wealthy countries should pay for the loss and damage they cause to nature in poorer countries in the same way as for climate impacts, researchers have argued.
At the Cop27 climate talks in November, world leaders agreed to a dedicated “loss and damage” fund providing financial assistance to poor nations stricken by climate disaster. More developed countries, which are largely responsible for driving climate breakdown, are to pay compensation to poorer nations, which are typically more vulnerable to its impacts.Continue reading...
Major blue carbon project gets Pakistan govt approval to operate in voluntary market
Weather tracker: power prices dip to negative in Europe amid clean energy boost
Low demand combined with sunny conditions and meltwater lifts hydro and solar production
Over the last week, several European countries had power prices in the wholesale energy market dip into negative values during daylight hours. The decline in prices was mostly driven by the abundance of available energy generated by renewable sources, combined with the relatively low demand for energy for heating or cooling, caused by normal springtime temperatures.
Negative prices often occur when there is an excess supply of electricity in the market. This can happen when renewable energy sources such as wind, solar, or hydro produce a large quantity of electricity which exceeds demand and cannot be stored for later use. In such cases, producers may offer negative prices to incentivise wholesale consumers to take the surplus electricity off the grid and avoid overloading the system. This situation occurred due to an area of high pressure dominating across much of central and north-west Europe, providing lots of solar power generation across the area. Meanwhile, Finland experienced an oversupply of hydroelectric power resulting from excessive springtime meltwater which in turn led to negative prices here as well.Continue reading...
Environmental Consultant (Nature-Based Solutions), Corporate Carbon – Sydney
Chair, Emissions Reduction Assurance/Carbon Abatement Integrity Committee – Canberra
Senior Policy Analyst, Market Development, NZ Ministry for the Environment – Wellington
First major solar farm to be added to a big battery starts operations in Australia
Reverse engineering: First solar farm to be built next to a pre-existing battery project sends its first output to the grid.
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