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LONGi releases “Technical Brief” for its new Hi-MO 5 module for ultra-large power plants

RenewEconomy - Mon, 2020-07-06 13:36

Gallium-doped M10 standard silicon wafers (182mm) and Smart Soldering technologies deliver high power performance and long-term reliability.

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Graph of the Day: Map of NSW generation – wind, solar, hydro, coal and gas

RenewEconomy - Mon, 2020-07-06 13:33

A map of existing generation plants in NSW, including coal, gas, biomass, solar and wind.

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Know your NEM: Prices down, despite seasonality of rooftop solar

RenewEconomy - Mon, 2020-07-06 13:26

It's a time of low output for rooftop solar, and the share of large scale wind and solar is also off its peak, but Australia's power prices are still at low levels.

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China bubonic plague: Inner Mongolia takes precautions after case

BBC - Mon, 2020-07-06 13:10
A rural herdsman tested positive for the infection, which can be treated with antibiotics.
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Former Socceroos captain wants Australia to show climate leadership as World Cup host

RenewEconomy - Mon, 2020-07-06 11:36

womens world cup football climate change craig fosterFormer Socceroos captain calls for Australia to use role as 2023 World Cup hosts to show leadership on climate change.

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US utilities are skipping the gas ‘bridge’ in transition from coal to renewables

RenewEconomy - Mon, 2020-07-06 09:59

New strategies in Arizona, Colorado, Florida and New Mexico signal an abrupt break with fossil fuels.

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Man who wants to be deputy PM compares wind power to rain making gun

RenewEconomy - Mon, 2020-07-06 09:00

Barnaby Joyce has a new anecdote about renewables, as the conservative campaign agains wind and solar and in favour of nuclear enters a new phase.

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Coalition announces $190m plan to divert 10m tonnes of waste from landfill

The Guardian - Mon, 2020-07-06 03:30

Government hopes to generate $600m in investment and states and territories must match federal contribution to receive funding

The federal government will devote $190m towards new recycling infrastructure, as it looks to divert more than 10m tonnes of plastic, paper and glass waste away from landfill.

The funding, which will be contingent on state and territory governments and industry groups matching the federal contribution, is part of a newly launched Recycling Modernisation Fund (RMF) that the Morrison government hopes will generate $600m in investment.

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Rocket Lab: Latest mission from New Zealand lost in flight

BBC - Sun, 2020-07-05 12:38
An Electron rocket launched from New Zealand's North Island fails in flight, destroying its satellites.
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Stop making sense: why it's time to get emotional about climate change | Rebecca Huntley

The Guardian - Sun, 2020-07-05 06:00

The science has been settled to the highest degree, so now the key to progress is understanding our psychological reactions

It took me much longer than it should have to realise that educating people about climate change science was not enough. Due perhaps to my personality type (highly rational, don’t talk to me about horoscopes, please) and my background (the well-educated daughter of a high school teacher and an academic), I have grown up accepting the idea that facts persuade and emotions detract from a good argument.

Then again, I’m a social scientist. I study people. I deal mostly in feelings, not facts. A joke I like to tell about myself during speeches is that I’m an expert in the opinions of people who don’t know what they’re talking about. Over the 15 years I’ve been a social researcher, I’ve watched with concern the increasing effects of climate change, and also watched as significant chunks of the electorate voted for political parties with terrible climate change policies.

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'UK countryside at risk from Boris Johnson’s planning revolution'

The Guardian - Sun, 2020-07-05 02:18

The prime minister’s ‘build, build, build’ strategy could harm habitats and reduce wildlife protection, critics warn

The British countryside and its wildlife are at serious risk because of Boris Johnson’s pledge to revolutionise the planning system, leading green groups warn today.

In a joint letter to theObserver, the organisations, which include the National Trust, the Royal Society for the Protection of Birds (RSPB) and the Wildlife Trusts, say wide-scale deregulation leading to lower environmental standards and less protection would be a betrayal of promises by Johnson and Michael Gove to deliver a “green Brexit”.

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Australian shark attack: man dies after being bitten near Queensland's Fraser Island

The Guardian - Sat, 2020-07-04 18:32

Attack happened about 2pm on Saturday afternoon while man was diving off Indian Head

A man has died after being attacked by a shark while spearfishing off Queensland’s Fraser Island.

The attack happened about 2pm on Saturday while the Sunshine Coast man, 36, was diving off Indian Head on the eastern side of the island.

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Dover clifftops 'buzzing with wildlife' after National Trust takeover

The Guardian - Sat, 2020-07-04 17:00

Restoration work and wet winter have led to an explosion of colour and an increase in birds

A well known piece of the British landscape that had become depleted of flora and fauna because of years of intensive farming is alive with wildflowers, butterflies and birds this summer.

Since the National Trust acquired fields on top of the white cliffs of Dover two and half years ago after a £1m national appeal championed by Dame Vera Lynn, it has worked to restore the area to rich grassland.

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The environmentalist's apology: how Michael Shellenberger unsettled some of his prominent supporters

The Guardian - Sat, 2020-07-04 12:04

The American environment and energy commentator’s piece in the Australian has found praise in conservative media

Few things engage a particular subset of conservative media more than an environmentalist having an apparent change of heart and dumping all over the “climate scare”.

Earlier this week, the Australian newspaper ran an opinion piece that fitted this narrative so perfectly that room was found on its front page.

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'Steamy showers': Australian Instagram influencers post on behalf of natural gas

The Guardian - Sat, 2020-07-04 06:00

Former reality TV contestants promise ‘instant and long lasting hot water’ in campaign by gas company Jemena

The natural gas giant Jemena has defended paying Instagram influencers, including former contestants of The Block, Married at First Sight and other reality TV shows, to promote the fossil fuel in social media posts.

The #GoNaturalGas campaign from the Chinese and Singaporean-owned Jemena, which manages key natural gas pipelines around and out of Australia, appears to have been running for two years online, and comes amid concern liquified natural gas could be as bad for the environment as coal.

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Australia's register of threatened species critical habitat not updated in 15 years

The Guardian - Sat, 2020-07-04 06:00

Independent advice body says minister should be given emergency powers to protect habitat after natural disasters

Australia has not updated a register of habitat critical for the protection of threatened species for 15 years, prompting experts to call for it to be strengthened to protect more types of land.

An independent scientific body that advises the government on threatened species also says the environment minister should be given emergency powers to protect habitat after natural disasters.

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CP Daily: Friday July 3, 2020

Carbon Pulse - Sat, 2020-07-04 05:38
A daily summary of our news plus bite-sized updates from around the world.
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EU Market: EUAs notch 13% weekly gain as no end to buying in sight

Carbon Pulse - Sat, 2020-07-04 04:24
EUAs recovered from an early drop on Friday for the second straight day, moving back towards this week's 11-month high above €28 as buying remained incessant and largely unexplainable by traders despite more bearish news.
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EU needs a ‘real’ CO2 removal policy on path to net-zero, say researchers

Carbon Pulse - Sat, 2020-07-04 03:41
The EU must start paying attention to research and development for CO2 removal methods if it wants to reach its climate neutrality target, a study presented on Thursday found.
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CARBON PULSE CONVERSATIONS 014: MexiCO2

Carbon Pulse - Sat, 2020-07-04 02:54
In the latest edition of our Carbon Pulse Conversations podcast, we chat with Eduardo Piquero, general director of Mexico City-based environmental consultancy MexiCO2, regarding carbon pricing developments at the national and subnational level in Mexico.
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