Australia's mining and gas companies named as by far the largest backers of Australia's political parties, buying "deeply problematic" influence, new analysis shows.
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Energy Estate to develop “campus-scale” renewable hydrogen plant at Hills International College – a Queensland school specialising in vocational training and golf instruction.
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University of Western Australia researchers deploy second monitoring device off Albany coast, a region that could be an important showroom for wave energy technology.
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Trina Solar Co., Ltd. has recently obtained dual “Environmental Product Declaration” certifications from UL, the global independent safety science certification institute, and EPDItaly.
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OSMI Australia submits final project design for proposed Delburn wind farm, seeking approval to build up to 33 turbines in Victoria's Latrobe Valley.
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With a better picture of the climate-engaged Biden administration, the question for Australia is how the US changes will affect domestic climate politics.
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The Steel River Eco Estate, in the heart of the New South Wales Hunter Region, has unveiled plans to host a 28MW big battery system.
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Biden’s Senate majority doesn't just super-charge US climate action, it blazes a trail for Australia
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From workers’ rights to hormones in beef, voters expect our politicians to regulate big business just as Brussels did
“Take back control” worked wonderfully well as a campaign slogan. It infuriated Remainers while Leavers struggled to specify any European Union rule that they would change should they be able to do so. However, Dominic Cummings knew all too well it was the idea of control, rather than the question of what to do with it, that mattered most to Leave voters. The latter was a problem for later.
Later has now arrived. The UK has indeed reclaimed its sovereignty. As a result, we will now have to come to decide what kind of country we aspire to be in terms of broader regulatory terms. The available evidence suggests that the government won’t find it as easy to keep on the right side of public opinion when exercising its new-found power as it did when it demanded control.Continue reading...
MPs’ unfounded claims about the US Capitol attack and Covid treatments pale next to the granddaddy of misinformation
Nasa announced this week that 2020 – a year which included a La Niña event normally associated with lower temperatures – was the hottest year on record. It was also the week in which the Morrison government used racist tropes to distract and excuse conspiracy statements made by its MPs.Continue reading...
Supporters insist that storage technology is not a costly mistake but the best way for UK to cut emissions from heavy industry
Engineers and geologists have strongly criticised green groups who last week claimed that carbon capture and storage schemes – for reducing fossil fuel emissions – are costly mistakes.
The scientists insisted that such schemes are vital weapons in the battle against global heating and warn that failure to set up ways to trap carbon dioxide and store it underground would make it almost impossible to hold net emissions to below zero by 2050.Continue reading...
Critics condemn ‘callous betrayal’ after Trump officials set in motion transfer of Oak Flat to Rio Tinto and BHP Billiton
As one of its last acts, the Trump administration has set in motion the transfer of sacred Native American lands to a pair of Anglo-Australian mining conglomerates.
The 2,422-acre Arizona parcel called Oak Flat is of enormous significance to the Western Apache and is now on track for destruction by what is slated to be one of the largest copper mining operations in the United States.Continue reading...