Communities are being asked to bid to host the plant, which a state-backed project plans to build by 2040
Communities in the UK are being asked to bid to host a prototype nuclear fusion power plant, which a government-backed programme plans to build by 2040.
The site does not need to be near existing nuclear power stations but will need 100 hectares of land and a plentiful water supply. Ministers say the project would bring thousands of skilled jobs and be part of its planned “green industrial revolution” to tackle the climate crisis.Continue reading...
Cannon-Brookes issues challenge to BP to invest more in clean energy, saying he was personally investing more than the oil and gas giant.
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The midnight snapper caught at Rowley Shoals off Western Australia is 20 years older than the previous record holder
When it was born, the second world war was several years away, none of the Beatles were alive and there were about five billion fewer people above the waves than today.
An unnamed 81-year-old midnight snapper, caught by the Australian Institute of Marine Science in 2016, has been revealed as the oldest tropical reef fish known to science.Continue reading...
Governments to reduce pollution in oceans and end subsidies that contribute to overfishing
Governments responsible for 40% of the world’s coastlines have pledged to end overfishing, restore dwindling fish populations and stop the flow of plastic pollution into the seas in the next 10 years.Continue reading...
Australia's economy is bouncing back, but not thanks to any 'gas-led recovery', with coal and gas sectors contracting in latest quarterly GDP figures.
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NSW government delivers early Christmas present to Barnaby Joyce, with plans for a new solar farm and big battery in his New England electorate approved for construction.
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AusNet Services-led trial will see customer owned assets like rooftop solar compete in the same market as traditional power plants in north-eastern Victoria.
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Researchers from Western Australia develop database of electron-molecule reactions seen as major step forward in making fusion power a reality.
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Germany's first auction for decommissioning coal generators results in nearly 5GW of contracted closures, including some plants opened just five years ago.
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Incoming COP26 chief piles pressure on Morrison government to set zero carbon target, while praising Australian States and Territories for leading the way.
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UN climate summit president thanks Australian states – but not Morrison government – for backing net zero
UK energy minister Alok Sharma urges ‘all of you who have not already done so to join the race’ to net zero emissions by 2050
The British president of the next major UN climate change summit has pointedly thanked Australia’s states and territories for backing a goal of net zero emissions by 2050 while urging unnamed others – including the Morrison government – to join them.
In a speech to an Australian audience on Wednesday, Alok Sharma, the president-designate of the COP26 summit in Glasgow and a member of Boris Johnson’s Conservative cabinet, said more than 120 countries had announced carbon neutrality or net zero emissions targets and urged others to follow.Continue reading...
Government commissioned modelling shows extending the life of Liddell as one of the worst options for ensuring cheap and reliable power in NSW.
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