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Solar, storage, and wind tipped as top energy job generators

RenewEconomy - 1 hour 21 min ago

A new study has shown that the global solar PV, battery storage, and wind power sectors will serve as the major job creating technologies by 2050.

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India installed 7.5GW of solar and 2.4GW of wind in 2019

RenewEconomy - 2 hours 9 min ago

India’s renewable energy capacity increased to 86GW in 2019, according to new figures from JMK Research & Analytics.

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Out of control, contained, safe? Here's what each bushfire status actually means

The Conversation - 2 hours 28 min ago
How can a bushfire be described as "under control" if it's still burning? Here's an explanation of what the terms mean. Thomas Duff, Postdoctoral Fellow, Forest and Ecosystem Science, University of Melbourne Licensed as Creative Commons – attribution, no derivatives.
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CP Daily: Thursday January 23, 2020

Carbon Pulse - 2 hours 37 min ago
A daily summary of our news plus bite-sized updates from around the world.
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Tesco's plastics purge: what took so long and is it enough?

The Guardian - 2 hours 50 min ago

Campaigners welcome common-sense move but say companies need to be bolder

Tesco is to remove 67m pieces of plastic from its shelves from March by doing away with the plastic wraps commonplace on multibuy packs of tins. It sounds like a huge amount, but is still only a small proportion of the 1bn pieces of plastic that the chain has pledged to remove this year.

Campaigners hailed the move as “simple logic” and “common sense”, asking why retailers had not done this sooner. Part of the answer is that they were not sure consumers would continue to respond to multibuy offers if the tins were not physically bound together, but trials appear to have produced positive results.

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Policy Analyst, Climate Analytics – Nepal

Carbon Pulse - 3 hours 16 min ago
The Policy Analyst, under the supervision of the ‘Head of LDC Support Team’ and the CAEP project leads is to assist the ongoing work in Nepal under the CAEP project to help in the revision of Nepal’s NDC.
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Bushfire crisis: The answer to future energy security lies on our rooftops

RenewEconomy - 3 hours 46 min ago

Australia's bushfire crisis underscores urgent need to decentralise Australia's electricity grid. Building up networks of solar batteries is the quickest, easiest, cheapest answer.

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California offset investigation could conclude this month -sources

Carbon Pulse - 4 hours 7 min ago
California regulator ARB could decide by the end of January whether to invalidate offset reporting periods under review for regulatory compliance violations, three WCI market sources told Carbon Pulse.
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Iguanas falling from trees in Florida

BBC - 4 hours 15 min ago
As temperatures drop in Florida more and more iguanas are plummeting to the ground.
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What does Trump actually believe on climate change?

BBC - 5 hours 15 min ago
He has called it all of these things: "mythical", "a hoax", not a hoax, and "a very serious subject".
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UK levy on airlines, big oil could fund land-based carbon trading, say government advisors

Carbon Pulse - 6 hours 11 min ago
The UK should consider imposing a levy on airlines and fossil fuel companies to help spur a woodland carbon trading scheme, the country’s official climate advisors said on Wednesday.
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NA Markets: California carbon dips ahead of first 2020 auction, RGGI stays flat

Carbon Pulse - 6 hours 39 min ago
California Carbon Allowance (CCA) prices continued dropping on the secondary market this week as participants looked to unload volume ahead of the February WCI auction, while RGGI prices stagnated on low liquidity.
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Friday essay: this grandmother tree connects me to Country. I cried when I saw her burned

The Conversation - 7 hours 48 min ago
Indigenous kinship networks link each plant to the next and connect us to Country. Honouring this way of being and engaging in fair collaboration might give power to our heartbreak. Vanessa Cavanagh, Associate Lecturer, School of Geography and Sustainable Communities, University of Wollongong Licensed as Creative Commons – attribution, no derivatives.
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Australia's bushfire smoke is lapping the globe, and the law is too lame to catch it

The Conversation - 7 hours 49 min ago
When a bushfire burns is one country, smoke drift means it can become the world's problem. But the law lacks the teeth to hold those responsible to account. Eric Kerr, Lecturer, National University of Singapore Malini Sur, Senior Research Fellow, Institute for Culture and Society, Western Sydney University Licensed as Creative Commons – attribution, no derivatives.
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World Bank REDD programme adopts changes to align with CORSIA

Carbon Pulse - 8 hours 11 min ago
The World Bank’s Forest Carbon Partnership Facility (FCPF) made revisions to its deforestation reduction programme methodology on Wednesday in response to comments from an UN aviation expert panel with an aim of becoming eligible for the international flight offset programme CORSIA.
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LCFS Market: California prices break above $210

Carbon Pulse - 8 hours 23 min ago
California Low Carbon Fuel Standard (LCFS) credits surged to new all-time records on Thursday, pressing up against the clean fuels programme’s pending ceiling price.
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New Spanish government raises climate ambition as Brussels readies member state scrutiny

Carbon Pulse - 8 hours 57 min ago
Spain's new government plans to ratchet down its 2030 emissions goal by a further two percentage points, in a move likely to get firm approval by Brussels this month.
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Trump administration strips pollution safeguards from drinking water sources

The Guardian - 9 hours 15 min ago
  • Rollback of clean water protections for streams and wetlands
  • Obama-era rules have long been targeted by Trump

The Trump administration has completed its rollback of environmental protections for streams, wetland and other bodies of water, a process that has stripped pollution safeguards from drinking water sources used by around a third of all Americans.

Clean water protections strengthened under the Obama administration have long been targeted by Donald Trump, who has called it a “very destructive and horrible rule”.

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Mummy returns: Voice of 3,000-year-old Egyptian priest brought to life

BBC - 10 hours 30 min ago
Experts use 3D printing and speech technology to replicate the voice of Egyptian priest Nesyamun.
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How the Middle East's water shortage drives demand for live animal imports

The Guardian - 11 hours 13 min ago

The increasingly dry region relies on imports of sheep and cows from as far as Brazil to satisfy the rapidly growing population

Cows are waiting in pens, on sweet-smelling fresh straw. They have come to Lebanon from Spain, from Romania. In the one end of the alley are two pens packed with enormous Brahman cattle, standing well over six feet with their distinctive humps, all the way from Brazil.

“They are the most aggressive,” says one of the slaughterhouse staff. “It’s just their personalities.”

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