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Tesla’s switch on V2G technology is big news for the clean energy transition

RenewEconomy - Thu, 2020-05-21 12:04

tesla home V2GPotential for electric vehicles in clean energy transition is more than just zero emissions transport, and Tesla is now building vehicle-to-grid tech into its EVs.

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Germany leads globally in energy security levels, thanks to renewables – study

RenewEconomy - Thu, 2020-05-21 10:46

Germany boasts the highest energy security level in the world, due in large part to the wide spread use of renewable energy sources in the country.

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InMoment partners with Jemena to boost its customer experience improvement program

RenewEconomy - Thu, 2020-05-21 10:36

Jemena will tap InMoment’s technology and intuitive professional services to accelerate its Voice of the Customer program.

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Coronavirus: 'Fires were tough, but closing Mogo Zoo again was even harder'

BBC - Thu, 2020-05-21 09:00
Only weeks after reopening, Australia's fire-ravaged Mogo Zoo had to close again because of Covid-19.
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Taylor puts gas and CCS at centre of technology roadmap, coal and nuclear not excluded

RenewEconomy - Thu, 2020-05-21 08:42

investigation Angus Taylor COP25 Parliament minister energy emissions reduction - optimisedTaylor's discussion paper on technology roadmap puts focus on gas and CCS, and appears a desperate attempt to find technology winners that are not wind, solar and storage.

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CP Daily: Wednesday May 20, 2020

Carbon Pulse - Thu, 2020-05-21 07:56
A daily summary of our news plus bite-sized updates from around the world.
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Compliance entities built RGGI positions following Q1 auction -report

Carbon Pulse - Thu, 2020-05-21 06:29
Compliance-oriented entities increased their RGGI allowance (RGA) holdings after the Northeast US ETS' first quarterly sale of 2020 and as the coronavirus pandemic caused prices to briefly crash on the secondary market, according to a report published Wednesday.
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Astronauts arrive at Kennedy for historic launch

BBC - Thu, 2020-05-21 06:09
Nasa's Doug Hurley and Bob Behnken are a week away from their flight to the space station.
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After the bushfires, we helped choose the animals and plants in most need. Here's how we did it

The Conversation - Thu, 2020-05-21 06:03
How fast can an animal run? How intense was the fire? Picking which species to help after a bushfire tragedy is no easy task. John Woinarski, Professor (conservation biology), Charles Darwin University Dale Nimmo, Associate Professor in Ecology, Charles Sturt University Rachael Gallagher, Senior Lecturer/ARC DECRA Fellow, Macquarie University Sarah Legge, Professor, Australian National University Licensed as Creative Commons – attribution, no derivatives.
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WCI carbon prices to remain near floor in 2020 due to COVID-19 -analysis

Carbon Pulse - Thu, 2020-05-21 06:00
California Carbon Allowances (CCAs) will stay tethered to the WCI floor price through the end of the year as a result of the coronavirus pandemic curtailing economic activity and emission output in the linked ETS, analysts said Wednesday.
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Sir Richard Branson: Virgin Orbit hopes for rocket flight this weekend

BBC - Thu, 2020-05-21 04:04
UK businessman Sir Richard Branson is looking to Saturday to debut one of his new space systems.
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Koalas headed for localised extinction at planned NSW Shenhua coalmine

The Guardian - Thu, 2020-05-21 03:30

Survey by Shenhua environmental consultant shows decline of 87% in koala numbers since 2012-13, as campaigners plead for impact of bushfires to weigh on mine conditions

Koalas on the site of the planned Shenhua Watermark coalmine in New South Wales are heading towards localised extinction “even before the mine commences”, according to company documents.

Meeting minutes for the mine’s koala technical working group say there has been a steep drop in koala populations at the mine site in the Liverpool Plains.

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Leaked Covid-19 commission report calls for Australian taxpayers to underwrite gas industry expansion

The Guardian - Thu, 2020-05-21 03:30

Exclusive: The report does not consider alternatives to gas, or mention climate change and the financial risk of investing in fossil fuel as emissions are cut

Australian taxpayers should underwrite a massive expansion of the domestic gas industry – including helping open new fields and build hundreds of kilometres of pipelines – according to a group advising on Covid-19 recovery.

A leaked draft report by a manufacturing taskforce advising the National Covid-19 Coordination Commission (NCCC) recommends the Morrison government make sweeping changes to “create the market” for gas and build fossil fuel infrastructure that would operate for decades.

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Michigan dam failures force thousands to flee flooding – video

The Guardian - Thu, 2020-05-21 02:13

Rapidly rising water overwhelmed dams and forced the evacuation of about 10,000 people in central Michigan, where flooding struck communities along rain-swollen waterways and the governor said downtown could be 'under approximately nine feet of water' by Wednesday

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Massachusetts’ GWSA cap-and-trade surplus rises on milder weather and imports

Carbon Pulse - Thu, 2020-05-21 01:59
Massachusetts electricity generators reduced emissions under the Global Warming Solution Act (GWSA) programme in 2019 as a result of milder weather and increased imports, but allowance prices still remained high due to illiquid conditions, a new report showed.
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Brussels to unveil EU carbon farming payments system plans next year

Carbon Pulse - Thu, 2020-05-21 01:43
The European Commission will propose next year a new initiative to compensate farmers and foresters for CO2 emissions sequestration, opening the door to including market-based measures.
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EU Midday Market Briefing

Carbon Pulse - Wed, 2020-05-20 21:48
EUAs climbed 5% to top €21 early on Wednesday, further extending their May high as prices leapt once the market had absorbed Poland's large auction, the last sale for several days in a supply-starved holiday period.
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China govt agency makes clean energy push ahead of National Congress

Carbon Pulse - Wed, 2020-05-20 21:42
China’s National Energy Administration (NEA) has released a draft mechanism for clean energy consumption that would expand its power market reform, an announcement coming days before the annual National People’s Congress meets to address COVID-19 recovery and the next 5-year plan.
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Powering North Queensland: How to swap coal for renewables in LNP heartland

RenewEconomy - Wed, 2020-05-20 21:02

acciona solar farm panels queensland-2In the short term, the answer for North Queensland might be doing more of the same, but swapping the coal out for renewable energy and redeploying the coal work force.

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EU pledges to raise €20bn a year to boost biodiversity

The Guardian - Wed, 2020-05-20 20:30

New strategy to protect nature includes far-reaching habitat protections, and restrictions on pesticide use – but campaigners warn enforcement is key

The European Commission has committed to protecting 30% of the EU’s land and oceans by 2030 as part of the European Green Deal, in a plan tentatively welcomed by environment groups who warned far-reaching ambitions must not only exist “on paper”.

The 10-year plan, published on Wednesday, includes commitments to reduce the use of chemical pesticides by 50%, plant 3bn trees by 2030 and reverse the decline in pollinators. Within the 30% protected areas, a third of land and sea will be under “strict protection”, meaning there should be no human intervention besides minimal management to keep the area in good condition for wildlife.

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