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Critics seek to stop Great Lakes pipeline run by company with poor safety habits

The Guardian - 3 hours 4 min ago

Environmental groups say Line 5 poses a major threat and is run by Canada’s Enbridge which has a long record of mismanagement

A coalition of environmental groups and newly elected Democrats in Michigan are seeking to shut a controversial pipeline through the Great Lakes they say represents a major environmental threat and is being run by a company with a long record of mismanagement, poor safety habits and deception.

Canadian oil giant Enbridge wants to replace an ageing pipeline called Line 5 that cuts through the Great Lakes, which hold more than 90% of the nation’s freshwater. It transports about 540,000 gallons of oil and liquid natural gas daily in 4.4 miles of pipelines that are exposed on the lake floor in the Mackinac Straits.

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UK's big energy firms accused of failing to tackle climate crisis

The Guardian - 3 hours 4 min ago

Shell, BP and Centrica have talked of backing EU emissions target but withheld support

The UK’s largest energy companies have withheld support for a legally binding target to reduce the EU’s emissions to net zero by 2050, even while publicly backing the plans.

Royal Dutch Shell, BP and British Gas’s owner, Centrica, have all publicly thrown their weight behind more ambitious EU emissions cuts, but none supported the Brussels proposals for a tougher target in an official consultation.

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Renewable energy heads to the harbour

RenewEconomy - 3 hours 25 min ago

Renewable Energy Heads to the HarbourA small group within renewable energy industry have set up an inaugural event, for those involved in the sector, as well as its supporters

The post Renewable energy heads to the harbour appeared first on RenewEconomy.

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Memo to the environment minister: a river does need all its water

The Conversation - 3 hours 29 min ago
Federal environment minister Sussan Ley said the environment doesn't necessarily need all its water, whereas farmers do. But denying rivers even part of their water can harm their health in many ways. Paul Humphries, Senior lecturer in Ecology, Charles Sturt University R. Keller Kopf, Research fellow, Charles Sturt University Licensed as Creative Commons – attribution, no derivatives.
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Why the NT should choose 100% renewables, instead of fracked gas

RenewEconomy - 3 hours 48 min ago

The Northern Territory is at a crossroads. It can go down the dead-end street of gas fracking, or become Australia’s first renewable-driven economy.

The post Why the NT should choose 100% renewables, instead of fracked gas appeared first on RenewEconomy.

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Song of one of rarest whales on planet recorded for first time

The Guardian - 3 hours 55 min ago

There are only about 30 north Pacific right whales left after hunters nearly wiped out the slow-moving animals

Marine biologists for the first time have recorded singing by one of the rarest whales on the planet, the north Pacific right whale.

Researchers at the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) used moored acoustic recorders to capture repeated patterns of calls made by male north Pacific right whales.

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Sadiq Khan announces car-free day in London to tackle air pollution

The Guardian - 4 hours 4 min ago

Event will take place on 22 September across 18 boroughs, with road closures and events

Sadiq Khan has announced plans to implement London’s biggest car-free day to date, closing 12.3 miles (20km) of roads in the centre of the capital in September.

Roads will be closed for the event around London Bridge, Tower Bridge and much of the City of London to help tackle the capital’s air pollution crisis, which kills thousands of people each year and leaves two million – including 400,000 children – living in areas with illegally dirty air.

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Edify Energy celebrates completion of Gannawarra big battery

RenewEconomy - 4 hours 7 min ago

Australia’s market leader in renewable energy and storage development, Edify Energy, has celebrated the completion of Gannawarra Energy Storage System (GESS).

The post Edify Energy celebrates completion of Gannawarra big battery appeared first on RenewEconomy.

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Deep dive into the ACT’s 100% renewable energy target

RenewEconomy - 4 hours 35 min ago

Contracted wind and solar generated 98% of ACT's net demand over past year, and 78% of ACT's electricity could theoretically have been supplied directly from wind and solar without storage.

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Seawalls to protect US against rising oceans could cost $416bn by 2040

The Guardian - 5 hours 3 min ago

Seawalls could cost as much as the initial investment in the interstate highway system, with Florida facing $76bn, report finds

Defending against rising seas could cost US communities $416bn in the next 20 years, according to a new report.

Spending on seawalls alone could total almost as much as the initial investment in the interstate highway system, the authors said. And the billions involved will represent just a fraction of adaptation efforts governments in coastal states will have to fund if they do not want to simply retreat.

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The 10GW solar vision that could turn Northern Territory into economic powerhouse

RenewEconomy - 6 hours 30 min ago

Ekistica solar nt - optimisedThe NT's untapped economic potential could be realised through large-scale investment in solar energy, a new BZE report has found.

The post The 10GW solar vision that could turn Northern Territory into economic powerhouse appeared first on RenewEconomy.

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Australia’s biggest manganese metals project may go 90% renewables

RenewEconomy - 7 hours 4 min ago

Renewables could power up to 90% of major new manganese project, and show how cheap wind and solar can help Australia compete in refining and value-added products.

The post Australia’s biggest manganese metals project may go 90% renewables appeared first on RenewEconomy.

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Copper and gold turns to renewables, OZ Minerals to power site with solar, wind and storage

RenewEconomy - 7 hours 35 min ago

oz minerals mining site 3 - optimisedOZ minerals will use a hybrid solar, wind and battery system to power its Carrapeteena Copper-Gold Mine in an effort to reduce diesel costs.

The post Copper and gold turns to renewables, OZ Minerals to power site with solar, wind and storage appeared first on RenewEconomy.

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COMMENT: Australia’s energy exports increase global greenhouse emissions, not decrease them

Carbon Pulse - 8 hours 15 min ago
Australian Energy Minister Angus Taylor's claim that Australia should be credited for emission cuts caused by its natural gas exports does not hold up against scrutiny, argues this op-ed by Frank Jotzo and Salim Mazouz of the Australian National University.
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Coober Pedy powered by 100 per cent renewables – most of the time

RenewEconomy - 8 hours 23 min ago

Coober Pedy hybrid grid operating at world leading 70% share of renewables, and at 100% wind and solar for more than half the time.

The post Coober Pedy powered by 100 per cent renewables – most of the time appeared first on RenewEconomy.

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CP Daily: Wednesday June 19, 2019

Carbon Pulse - 8 hours 38 min ago
A daily summary of our news plus bite-sized updates from around the world.
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Canadian Conservative climate plan to eliminate CO2 tax, may count exports for Paris target

Carbon Pulse - 8 hours 48 min ago
Poll-leading Canadian Conservative Party leader Andrew Scheer said Wednesday that he would eliminate the ruling Liberals’ ‘backstop’ carbon tax and alter its output-based pricing system (OBPS) if elected as prime minister this fall, while potentially exploring the use of low-carbon exports to claim emission reductions towards the country’s Paris Agreement GHG target.
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Two whales flown from Shanghai aquarium to sanctuary in Iceland

The Guardian - 9 hours 42 min ago

Female 12-year-old beluga whales Little Grey and Little White arrive at Klettsvik Bay

Two beluga whales from a Shanghai aquarium have arrived in Iceland to live out their days in a unique marine sanctuary that conservationists hope will become a model for rehoming 3,000 of the creatures currently in captivity.

Little Grey and Little White, two 12-year-old female belugas, left behind their previous lives entertaining visitors at the Changfeng Ocean World and were flown across the globe in specially tailored containers.

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Hydrogen trains: Are these the eco-friendly trains of the future?

BBC - 9 hours 48 min ago
With zero emissions and water as a by-product, Tom Burridge was on board one of the test runs.
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UK climate emergency: What does it mean for how we live?

BBC - 9 hours 55 min ago
How our life and work could be affected as Wales aims to reach zero carbon emissions by 2050.
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