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Most Australian households are well-positioned for electric vehicles – and an emissions ceiling would help
Labor to take a 43 per cent emissions target to the next federal election, and a paired back policy platform designed to blunt Morrison scare campaign.
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Ben Bolot from ATCO on the role pumped hydro storage could play in a renewables dominated grid in Australia.
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A 150MW solar farm - by far the biggest in New Zealand - is to be built at Christchurch Airport, and funded by an Australian-based renewables fund.
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Massive Queensland green hydrogen project signs up 600MW solar farm, the first of a dozen similar deals to reach its 2030 production targets.
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Climate Analytics says Scarborough project’s emissions expected to be 1.37bn tonnes of CO2, which would slow push to reach net zero
Energy giant Woodside and Australian governments are betting against the success of the Paris climate agreement by backing a gas development that would substantially increase greenhouse gas emissions, according to a new report.
Woodside last month announced it had made a final investment decision to develop the $16bn Scarborough to Pluto liquefied natural gas (LNG) project off Western Australia’s north-west coast.Continue reading...
Oil giant cites weak economic case as reason for deciding not to go ahead with controversial project off Shetland
Shell has pulled out of a controversial new oilfield off the Shetland Islands, plunging the future of oil exploration in the area into doubt.
Shell, which was planning to exploit the field along with the private equity-backed fossil fuel explorer Siccar Point, cited a weak economic case as its reason for deciding not to go ahead with the project.Continue reading...
Australian Energy Market Operator predicts no supply shortfalls for second summer in a row, but is keeping a close eye on rain, Yallourn, and the solar duck.
The post Solar and La Niña boost summer reliability outlook, but failing coal still a worry appeared first on RenewEconomy.
Study finds some pollutants are correlated with higher levels of boys and others with more girls
A swathe of pollutants and indicators of poverty have been linked to changes in the ratio of baby boys to girls born to millions of parents.
A study of half the US population and the entire Swedish population examined more than 100 possible factors and found, for example, that mercury, chromium and aluminium pollution correlated with more boys being born, while lead pollution increased the proportion of girls. Proximity to farming also affected the sex ratio, possibly due to higher chemical exposures.Continue reading...
Landmark ruling says mining permits issued in Los Cedros protected area breach Ecuador’s constitution
Ecuador’s highest court has ruled that plans to mine for copper and gold in a protected cloud forest are unconstitutional and violate the rights of nature.
In a landmark ruling, the constitutional court of Ecuador decided that mining permits issued in Los Cedros, a protected area in the north-west of the country, would harm the biodiversity of the forest, which is home to spectacled bears, endangered frogs, dozens of rare orchid species and the brown-headed spider monkey, one of the world’s rarest primates.Continue reading...