Accounts from Indonesian crew on illegal fishing operation reveal ‘inhumane’ conditions including bodies dumped at sea
When Sepri and Ari boarded a Chinese tuna fishing vessel in February 2019, the 24-year-old best friends were excited at the prospect of working together and having adventures at sea. Lured by the promise of high wages after being jobless back in their village in Indonesia, they told their families they would bring home “a lot of money” and make them proud.
Neither of them saw their families again. Both men died at sea after weeks of agony: working 18-hour days without adequate food or water and under the threat of violence, according to survivors who gave harrowing accounts of the deaths to the Guardian – including their bodies being thrown overboard.Continue reading...
Proposed £3bn environmental funding for UK contrasts with Germany’s £36bn investment
Environmental groups have reacted with disappointment to details of the government’s Covid-19 economic rescue package released by the Treasury.
On Monday night the government announced some details of the announcement expected on Wednesday, including a £1bn energy efficiency upgrade for public buildings and insulation for some social tenants, who could save up to £200 a year on their energy bills as a result. A Green Jobs Challenge fund will provide £40m for green charities working on improving England’s landscapes, with the money to be spent on projects such as tree-planting and cleaning up rivers. A further £50m will go to innovative approaches to reducing greenhouse gas emissions from social housing.Continue reading...
Western Power to pilot new energy management platform for 'flexibility services', boosting renewables penetration and supporting network strength.
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Six Tesla Megapacks with 15MWh combined capacity installed on UK grid in JV between Fotowatio Renewable Ventures and British renewables developer Harmony Energy.
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ASX-listed ClearVue inks deal to have its solar glass units integrated with the ultra-energy-efficient building component system of leading US construction materials company.
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Iberdrola receives clearance from the Foreign Investment Review Board, and board endorsement, for takeover of the ASX-listed Infigen Energy.
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Tesla turns 10 as a listed company, and becomes the most value car company in the world as investors dial in the end of the ICE age for Big Oil and Big Auto.
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State policies boost confidence in clean energy sector to highest levels, despite Covid-19 disruptions and lacklustre federal energy policy.
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A map of existing generation plants in South Australia, including wind, solar, gas and battery storage. But no coal or hydro.
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Solar developers look to downsize their projects to avoid complex connection rules that have delayed and added costs to many large scale projects.
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