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Malaysia to establish emissions trading scheme, guidelines for voluntary carbon market

Carbon Pulse - 45 min 12 sec ago
Malaysia will develop a domestic emissions trading scheme and draft guidelines to set up a voluntary carbon market, its environment minister said over the weekend.
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Rio Tinto to triple solar capacity of Weipa mine, and add battery storage

RenewEconomy - 48 min ago

Rio Tinto to treble size of Weipa solar farm - once the largest solar facility at an off-grid Australian mine site - and add battery storage.

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Climate pledges tough to secure before COP26 summit, PM warns

BBC - 1 hour 20 min ago
Boris Johnson says he has a "six out of 10" chance of securing pledges before the COP26 conference.
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Post-it note workshops are no way to deliver a market for solar, storage and EVs

RenewEconomy - 1 hour 30 min ago

BMW i3 charging at home. Courtesy Chris CathcartThe heads of AEMO and AEMC must plan for a 100% renewable future where distributed energy resources are given equal priority to large-scale resources.

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Neoen locks in finance for Kaban wind hub, despite Pitt snub

RenewEconomy - 1 hour 39 min ago

wind turbines sunset australia farm renewables - optimisedNeoen will proceed with the Kaban wind farm, snubbed by Keith Pitt, after locking in $370m in project finance.

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Records smashed as renewables break through 60pct, coal output at new low

RenewEconomy - 2 hours 30 min ago

Renewables surge through 60 per cent of Australia's main grid for first time, as output of coal and network demand also hit new lows.

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From baseload to flexible capacity: The market, and even the rules, are on the move

RenewEconomy - 3 hours 24 min ago

Flexible capacity, delivered through battery storage, pumped hydro and new market concepts, is going to rapidly overtake the old baseload paradigm.

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Australia needs to spend $165bn quickly to decarbonise grid, but we’ll be better for it

RenewEconomy - 3 hours 39 min ago

solar farm construction retail electricity prices AEMC - optimisedAustralia's go slow on climate means it faces one of the steepest decarbonisation challenges, but doing so will leave consumers better off.

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Special delivery service: Green hydrogen submarines are on their way

RenewEconomy - 4 hours 24 min ago

As Australia turns to nuclear power for its submarines, a UK prototype will test the use of autonomous green hydrogen submarines for freight transport.

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US, EU ink methane pact in push to help get COP26 climate summit back on track

Carbon Pulse - 5 hours 40 sec ago
The US and EU have jointly pledged to slash their methane emissions, in an internationally coordinated move seen as a significant step ahead of next month’s UN climate talks, which observers warn are at risk of faltering.
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New Zealand is not as clean or green as we think – plastic waste is creating a crisis | Lizzy Carmine

The Guardian - 5 hours 15 min ago

Ignorance about plastic recycling has tricked us into guilt-free consumption – decision makers have to give us sustainable options

Growing up my school lunches were covered in plastic wrapping, like those of many of my schoolmates. I was taught from a young age to pick up my rubbish and recycle, and I trusted the recycling systems in place especially because New Zealand streets were so clean. Years later, I saw a video on Facebook of a turtle with a straw in its nose, but I knew Kiwis weren’t to blame, our rubbish systems were too sturdy. Ignorance is bliss, and ignorance is the cause of the world’s plastic pollution crisis.

The illusion was shattered for me when I watched For The Blue, a documentary by Project Blue, a group of young ocean enthusiasts from Aotearoa, who travelled across the globe to investigate the world’s plastic-waste crisis – only to find themselves back in clean, green New Zealand experiencing the effects of the global plastic epidemic in their own back yard. During their visit to a once pristine area in the South Island, they found plastic trash strewn across the land, after the Fox river breached a closed landfill on its banks.

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Rich countries not providing poor with pledged climate finance, analysis says

The Guardian - 6 hours 52 min ago

Developed country governments will reportedly fail to provide $100bn a year for the next four years

Rich countries will continue to miss a longstanding pledge to provide poor countries with $100bn a year in climate finance for the next four years, new analysis suggests on the eve of a crunch meeting of world leaders at the UN on Monday.

The promised cash is seen as essential to gaining support from developing countries for a global climate deal to fulfil the 2015 Paris agreement, with only six weeks go before vital UN climate talks, called Cop26, to be hosted in Glasgow this November.

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Yes, Australia is buying a fleet of nuclear submarines. But nuclear-powered electricity must not come next

The Conversation - 9 hours 42 min ago
The submarine announcement is sure to trigger a new round of debate on whether nuclear energy is right for Australia. But let’s be clear: the technology makes no sense for Australia. Ian Lowe, Emeritus Professor, School of Science, Griffith University Licensed as Creative Commons – attribution, no derivatives.
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Carbon market veteran joins BP to originate voluntary projects in Americas

Carbon Pulse - 11 hours 57 min ago
A carbon markets expert has joined BP to originate new voluntary projects in the Americas, Carbon Pulse has learned.
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COMMENT: Is the EU carbon price rally over?

Carbon Pulse - 15 hours 2 min ago
So the latest peak in European carbon prices is over. EUAs climbed to a record of €63.35 on September 8 and have settled back at around €60 over the past week. I suppose the question is: is that it? Are we done for the year, or are prices going to stage yet another rally?
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Devon teenager plans cycle to Glasgow for Cop26 climate summit

The Guardian - Sun, 2021-09-19 23:00

Jessie Stevens, 16, hopes to deliver speech to UN conference in November after completing 570-mile ride

Unable to afford the extortionate train fare and refusing to fly, a 16-year-old environmental campaigner has decided to cycle 570 miles to the Cop26 summit in Glasgow – and has invited the public to join her for the ride.

Jessie Stevens, from Newton Abbot in south Devon, wants to attend the climate conference in November to “bring youth representation to a conversation often dominated by older voices”.

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Science can rescue farming. Relaxing gene editing rules should be the start | Nick Talbot

The Guardian - Sun, 2021-09-19 17:30

As the UK prepares to approve genome editing, a leading food scientist argues it should also ease up on GM crops

Empty shelves in supermarkets have reminded us that our food supply is rather more fragile than we thought. Indeed, who would have believed that in 2021 we need a cabinet minister responsible for the supply of food? Whatever the reasons for the situation, this might be a sign of the future. Ensuring food security in the long term could prove much more challenging than our short-term problems. Even amid the pandemic, it is hard to ignore the floods, wildfires and hurricanes occurring with ever-increasing ferocity. The climate emergency now feels very real and doing nothing is no longer an option.

I study plant diseases, many of which are serious threats to humankind. The rice blast fungus, my main obsession, destroys enough rice each year to feed 60 million people. We are already seeing the effects of climate change with new plant diseases moving rapidly around the world and need new disease-resistant crops to combat these threats.

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Boris Johnson to call for climate action at UN assembly

BBC - Sun, 2021-09-19 13:56
Boris Johnson will also visit the White House for the first time since Joe Biden became US President.
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Australian renewables hit record share of 59.8 per cent on main grid on Sunday

RenewEconomy - Sun, 2021-09-19 12:50

Renewables reach a record share of demand in Australia's main grid on Sunday, with wind and solar alone providing 57 per cent just before noon.

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