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Genex kick-starts Kidston wind project, securing partnership with J-Power

RenewEconomy - Mon, 2020-11-30 13:53

unsplash wind farm genex kidston - optimisedGenex secures $1.5m development deal with Japanese utility J-Power to commence development works for Kidston wind project.

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It is time to put an end to AEMC’s controversial transmission pricing plan

RenewEconomy - Mon, 2020-11-30 13:51

 Flickr/Wind DenmarkThe AEMC's transmission pricing proposal will ultimately hurt and disincentivise investment in wind and solar in Australia.

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Onslow DER Project wins prestigious national industry award

RenewEconomy - Mon, 2020-11-30 13:46

Horizon Power’s Onslow DER Project was announced State winner of the 2020 Australian Institute of Project Management Achievement Awards, in the category of Regional Projects.

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Western Australia names Future Battery taskforce members

RenewEconomy - Mon, 2020-11-30 12:38

Western Australia’s Labor-led McGowan Government announces members of its Future Battery Industry taskforce which will seek to grow the state’s battery industry.

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Manager Climate Action, Sustainable Business Council – Auckland/Wellington

Carbon Pulse - Mon, 2020-11-30 12:11
Exciting opportunity to be part of a newly established team of climate experts working for New Zealand’s most climate ambitious companies to accelerate our transition to zero-carbon by 2050.
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Head of Climate Action, Sustainable Business Council – Wellington

Carbon Pulse - Mon, 2020-11-30 12:05
Exciting opportunity to lead a new team of climate experts supporting business to accelerate NZ's transition to zero-carbon by 2050.
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Largest solar farm in NSW gets planning approval despite “nuclear meltdown” fears

RenewEconomy - Mon, 2020-11-30 11:59

Biggest solar project in NSW approved by planning commission, despite resident concerns of heat islands and glare and council's fear of "batteries melting down like nuclear".

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Senior Climate Change, Energy and Environment Officer, UK FCO – Chongqing

Carbon Pulse - Mon, 2020-11-30 11:58
The UK Foreign, Commonwealth and Development Office is offering a role for someone to take a leading role in shaping UK energy, environment and climate change engagement with South West China.
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Brexit: Ministers unveil next steps in England's farming policy

BBC - Mon, 2020-11-30 11:43
The government says the post-Brexit plans for farm payments are the most significant for 50 years.
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Australia’s emissions clipped by Covid, but the cuts may be short lived

RenewEconomy - Mon, 2020-11-30 10:38

data Aerial of cooling Towers coal power station emissions options - optimisedCovid and drought help reduce greenhouse in latest quarter, but there's little evidence of any long-term cuts to emissions apart from switch to wind and solar.

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Why 2020 has been good for England's beavers

BBC - Mon, 2020-11-30 10:34
Homes for these "ultimate environmental engineers" have been set up in enclosures across England.
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REP to fast track 500MW wind component of “battery of the north” renewables hub

RenewEconomy - Mon, 2020-11-30 10:32

REP brings forward 500MW wind component of Bowen renewable energy hub, as state authorities kick off environmental review of "battery of the north".

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Environment to benefit from ‘biggest farming shake-up in 50 years’

The Guardian - Mon, 2020-11-30 10:01

£1.6bn subsidies for owning land in England to end, with funds going to improve nature

Wildlife, nature and the climate will benefit from the biggest shake-up in farming policy in England for 50 years, according to government plans.

The £1.6bn subsidy farmers receive every year for simply owning land will be phased out by 2028, with the funds used instead to pay them to restore wild habitats, create new woodlands, boost soils and cut pesticide use.

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Victoria just gave 2 billion litres of water back to Indigenous people. Here's what that means for the rest of Australia

The Conversation - Mon, 2020-11-30 05:06
The decision recognises that water rights are critical for Indigenous people to restore customs, protect their culture, become economically independent and heal Country. Troy McDonald, Chairman of Gunaikurnai Land and Waters Aboriginal Corporation, Indigenous Knowledge Erin O'Donnell, Early Career Academic Fellow, Centre for Resources, Energy and Environment Law, University of Melbourne Licensed as Creative Commons – attribution, no derivatives.
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NSW's clean energy plan means the federal government is even more isolated on fossil fuels

The Guardian - Mon, 2020-11-30 02:30

Angus Taylor’s dire warnings about abandoning coal are going unheeded as the states forge their own path towards renewables

There may have been other weeks that packed in as many transformative developments in clean energy in Australia as the past seven days, but they don’t come often.

On Friday, the New South Wales parliament passed laws to build 12 gigawatts of clean energy – roughly equivalent to the country’s entire existing large-scale renewable capacity – and 2GW of energy storage in the state over the next decade.

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How green and profitable are e-scooters?

BBC - Sun, 2020-11-29 10:35
Wayne Ting, chief executive of e-scooter firm Lime, says there's room for improvement.
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Scott Morrison's climate language has shifted – but actions speak louder than words

The Guardian - Sun, 2020-11-29 05:00

Analysis: The PM changed tone as soon as Joe Biden was projected likely next US president. Will a policy pivot follow?

Scott Morrison’s language about Australia adopting an emissions reduction target of net zero by 2050, and about climate action more generally, is starting to warm up. The recent shift in the prime minister’s language invites two questions: is there a pivot under way, and is the shift real?

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Polar scientists wary of impending satellite gap

BBC - Sat, 2020-11-28 11:11
The key missions recording the loss of thickness in glaciers and sea-ice won't last the decade.
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Surprise discovery of rare plant at Norfolk 'ghost pond'

BBC - Sat, 2020-11-28 11:09
A rare wetland plant has reappeared after not being seen for more than a century.
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EU Commission confirms delay to 2021 free allowance allocations

Carbon Pulse - Sat, 2020-11-28 08:46
The distribution of free EU carbon allowances for 2021 will be delayed until at least Q2 next year due to the protracted process to set ETS emissions benchmarks and calculate allocation quotas, the European Commission confirmed on Friday.
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