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IEA’s simple message for Australia: No place for gas-fired recovery in net zero by 2050

RenewEconomy - 2 hours 35 min ago

Get ready for exponential change in the global energy landscape as a global tsunami of capital flows to support the science of climate change.

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Sales of peat compost to gardeners to be banned from 2024

The Guardian - 2 hours 36 min ago

Funding for restoration of peatlands and tripling of tree planting in England also announced

Sales of peat compost to gardeners will be banned from 2024, the government has said. Ministers will also give £50m to support the restoration of 35,000 hectares of peatland by 2025, about 1% of the UK’s total.

The UK’s peatlands store three times as much carbon as its forests. But the vast majority are in a degraded state, and are emitting CO2, which drives the climate crisis.

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No new oil, gas or coal development if world is to reach net zero by 2050, says world energy body

The Guardian - 2 hours 36 min ago

Governments must close gap between net zero rhetoric and reality, says International Energy Agency head

Exploitation and development of new oil and gas fields must stop this year and no new coal-fired power stations can be built if the world is to stay within safe limits of global heating and meet the goal of net zero emissions by 2050, the world’s leading energy organisation has said.

In its strongest warning yet on the need to drastically scale back fossil fuels, the International Energy Agency (IEA) also called for no new fossil-fuel cars to be sold beyond 2035, and for global investment in energy to more than double from $2tn (£1.42tn) a year to $5tn (£3.54tn) The result would not be an economic burden, as some have claimed, but a net benefit to the economy.

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IEA says net zero by 2050 within reach, but the world needs to do more

RenewEconomy - 2 hours 36 min ago

A major new report from the IEA highlights a potential pathway to net zero - and Australia will be a loser if it doesn't act soon.

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Deputy Director, Climate Policy Team, HM Treasury – London

Carbon Pulse - 2 hours 42 min ago
The Climate Policy is a new team that will act as the focal point for the department’s work on climate change. The precise shape, size and responsibilities of the new Climate Policy Team are still to be worked out and the new Deputy Director (DD), once appointed, will be expected to design and build the team working with colleagues within the Climate Energy and Environment Group within the Enterprise & Growth Unit and elsewhere in the department.
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Origin to close first unit of Australia’s biggest coal generator in 2030

RenewEconomy - 2 hours 46 min ago

Origin Energy's Eraring power station.Origin tells market operator that the first units of Eraring - Australia's biggest coal generator - will close in 2030 in a staged exit.

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Green aluminium already cost competitive and huge opportunity for Australia

RenewEconomy - 2 hours 47 min ago

 Alcoa Australia).New analysis from BloombergNEF finds green aluminium is already cost competitive, and Australia could be a global superpower.

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“Harder than ever” to build new wind farms in Australia, industry warns

RenewEconomy - 2 hours 50 min ago

Wind Turbine Construction investor confidence - optimisedWind industry leaders say that despite hot investor appetite and lots of opportunity, developers are in "excruciating pain" trying to get projects online.

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Climate explained: is natural gas really cheaper than renewable electricity?

The Conversation - 3 hours 27 min ago
Natural gas may still be cheaper than electricity in some cases, but the price of gas is likely to rise if New Zealand follows the Climate Change Commission's advice to shift to electrification. Ralph Sims, Professor, School of Engineering and Advanced Technology, Massey University Licensed as Creative Commons – attribution, no derivatives.
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Australia’s wind and solar farms seek to dodge negative prices and grid costs

RenewEconomy - 5 hours 9 min ago

The days of a ‘set and forget’ bidding strategy are long gone in Australia in a rapidly changing market with more wind and solar.

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Vestas unveils new technology to recycle wind blades and stop dumping

RenewEconomy - 5 hours 15 min ago

 VestasNew "game-changing" technology could be the final technological step towards a fully recyclable wind turbine.

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Australia’s best performing wind farms in 2020 on spot prices

RenewEconomy - 5 hours 21 min ago

Canva - NSW wind farm landscape Australia WWF - optimisedWhich wind farms performed the best on spot prices, and revenue per megawatt of capacity in Australia's main grid.

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Uniper to consider early closure of controversial coal plant opened one year ago

RenewEconomy - 5 hours 56 min ago

German utility to consider earlier than planned shutdown of controversial coal-fired power plant after government sets higher emissions targets.

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“Huge loss:” Australian solar industry veteran Govind Kant dies from Covid in India

RenewEconomy - 6 hours 32 min ago

Trina Solar Australia assistant director and pillar of Australian solar industry, Govind Kant, 47, has died after contracting Covid19 in India.

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RE100 signatory JinkoSolar launched Tiger 370W N-type panel at Smart Energy 2021

RenewEconomy - 6 hours 56 min ago

JinkoSolar today announced that it was invited to participate in the panel discussion “Corporate Leadership: Getting On With Business” at 2021 Smart Energy Conference & Exhibition Australia.

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Green light for 'net zero' equivalent for nature

BBC - 7 hours 31 min ago
The government is expected to announce a legally-binding target for 2030 to halt nature loss.
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Twenty firms produce 55% of world’s plastic waste, report reveals

The Guardian - 7 hours 36 min ago

Plastic Waste Makers index identifies those driving climate crisis with virgin polymer production

Twenty companies are responsible for producing more than half of all the single-use plastic waste in the world, fuelling the climate crisis and creating an environmental catastrophe, new research reveals.

Among the global businesses responsible for 55% of the world’s plastic packaging waste are both state-owned and multinational corporations, including oil and gas giants and chemical companies, according to a comprehensive new analysis.

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More than a billion sparrows in the world, study finds

BBC - 7 hours 37 min ago
At least 50 billion individual wild birds are on the planet, including 1.6 billion house sparrows, scientists say.
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CP Daily: Monday May 17, 2021

Carbon Pulse - 8 hours 14 min ago
A daily summary of our news plus bite-sized updates from around the world.
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Washington governor vetoes gas tax ties in cap-and-trade, LCFS bills

Carbon Pulse - 8 hours 23 min ago
Washington Governor Jay Inslee (D) on Monday vetoed provisions in carbon market and low-carbon fuel standard (LCFS) bills that tied the implementation of the programmes to passage of a higher gasoline tax, overruling a key compromise negotiated among legislators and drawing major pushback from members of both parties.
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