Feed aggregator

Australian coal mine power stations earn over 300k carbon credits

Carbon Pulse - Tue, 2020-07-07 19:45
Australia’s Clean Energy Regulator has awarded over 300,000 carbon credits to three coal mine methane power stations in its latest offset issuance, which topped 550,000 credits in total.
Categories: Around The Web

Siberian Arctic sees record average temperatures

BBC - Tue, 2020-07-07 19:42
The heat in June helped fan wildfires and released 59m tonnes of carbon dioxide, scientists say.
Categories: Around The Web

Coronavirus: Spanish study casts doubt on herd immunity feasibility

BBC - Tue, 2020-07-07 18:54
A Lancet study estimates that around just 5% of the Spanish population has developed antibodies.
Categories: Around The Web

‘Hold on brother’: final days of doomed crew on Chinese shark finning boat

The Guardian - Tue, 2020-07-07 16:00

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...
Categories: Around The Web

Treasury's 'green recovery' not enough, say campaigners

The Guardian - Tue, 2020-07-07 16:00

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...
Categories: Around The Web

Western Power taps Schneider for new ‘flexibility’ platform using solar and storage

RenewEconomy - Tue, 2020-07-07 15:28

Canva - flexibility Commercial building factory rooftop installed photovoltaic solar panels (1) - optimisedWestern Power to pilot new energy management platform for 'flexibility services', boosting renewables penetration and supporting network strength.

The post Western Power taps Schneider for new ‘flexibility’ platform using solar and storage appeared first on RenewEconomy.

Categories: Around The Web

First Tesla Megapack big battery system switched on in UK

RenewEconomy - Tue, 2020-07-07 15:22

Six Tesla Megapacks with 15MWh combined capacity installed on UK grid in JV between Fotowatio Renewable Ventures and British renewables developer Harmony Energy.

The post First Tesla Megapack big battery system switched on in UK appeared first on RenewEconomy.

Categories: Around The Web

ClearVue opens solar window to trillion-dollar US construction market

RenewEconomy - Tue, 2020-07-07 13:47

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.

The post ClearVue opens solar window to trillion-dollar US construction market appeared first on RenewEconomy.

Categories: Around The Web

Spanish firm Iberdrola receives FIRB clearance for $864m Infigen takeover

RenewEconomy - Tue, 2020-07-07 13:45

Cherry-tree infigen energy wind farm turbine iberdrola - optimisedIberdrola receives clearance from the Foreign Investment Review Board, and board endorsement, for takeover of the ASX-listed Infigen Energy.

The post Spanish firm Iberdrola receives FIRB clearance for $864m Infigen takeover appeared first on RenewEconomy.

Categories: Around The Web

It’s taken Tesla just 10 years to end Ice Age for Big Auto and Big Oil

RenewEconomy - Tue, 2020-07-07 12:51

cybertruckTesla 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.

The post It’s taken Tesla just 10 years to end Ice Age for Big Auto and Big Oil appeared first on RenewEconomy.

Categories: Around The Web

Intensive farming is eating up the Australian continent – but there's another way

The Conversation - Tue, 2020-07-07 12:47
It's painfully clear nature is buckling under the weight of farming's demands. There's another way – but it involves accepting nature's limits. Sue McIntyre, Honorary Professor, Australian National University Licensed as Creative Commons – attribution, no derivatives.
Categories: Around The Web

States give clean energy sector big confidence boost in absence of federal policy

RenewEconomy - Tue, 2020-07-07 12:45

Canva - Construction of solar panels - optimised confidence investorState policies boost confidence in clean energy sector to highest levels, despite Covid-19 disruptions and lacklustre federal energy policy.

The post States give clean energy sector big confidence boost in absence of federal policy appeared first on RenewEconomy.

Categories: Around The Web

Graph of the Day: Map of South Australia generation – wind, solar, batteries, gas

RenewEconomy - Tue, 2020-07-07 12:37

A map of existing generation plants in South Australia, including wind, solar, gas and battery storage. But no coal or hydro.

The post Graph of the Day: Map of South Australia generation – wind, solar, batteries, gas appeared first on RenewEconomy.

Categories: Around The Web

Vouchers of up to £5,000 for home insulation

BBC - Tue, 2020-07-07 11:30
The chancellor will announce £2bn of grants to fund energy-saving projects for homeowners in England.
Categories: Around The Web

Street traders losing 'right to shade' under trees

BBC - Tue, 2020-07-07 09:05
Traders in India are being denied the "right to shade" under trees, threatening food security.
Categories: Around The Web

Amazon's Jeff Bezos: The richest person in the world

BBC - Tue, 2020-07-07 09:01
His wealth is now estimated to be $171bn (£137bn), having made billions during the pandemic.
Categories: Around The Web

Solar developers downsize to dodge complex and costly connection rules

RenewEconomy - Tue, 2020-07-07 08:56

Solar developers look to downsize their projects to avoid complex connection rules that have delayed and added costs to many large scale projects.

The post Solar developers downsize to dodge complex and costly connection rules appeared first on RenewEconomy.

Categories: Around The Web

CP Daily: Monday July 6, 2020

Carbon Pulse - Tue, 2020-07-07 08:07
A daily summary of our news plus bite-sized updates from around the world.
Categories: Around The Web

California compliance entities increase allowance length as speculators maintain positions

Carbon Pulse - Tue, 2020-07-07 08:05
WCI regulated parties bolstered their net long California Carbon Allowance (CCA) holdings at the end of the second quarter, while speculators’ long positions largely remained unchanged, according to US Commodity Futures Trading Commission (CFTC) data released Monday.
Categories: Around The Web

WCI emitters slow compliance account transfers as allowance surplus grows 

Carbon Pulse - Tue, 2020-07-07 07:50
WCI regulated entities pared back on shifting allowances into compliance accounts ahead of the cap-and-trade programme's November partial compliance deadline, while total permit holdings incrementally rose due to May's undersubscribed auction, according to California-Quebec data released Monday.
Categories: Around The Web

Pages

Subscribe to Sustainable Engineering Society aggregator