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Australian investor signs deal with developer for African carbon offsets

Carbon Pulse - Thu, 2021-12-02 20:54
An Australian investor has signed a €10 million offtake deal that will secure it several hundred thousand voluntary carbon credits created from cookstove projects in East Africa over the next five years.
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Australian Big Four bank hires ex-broker for carbon job

Carbon Pulse - Thu, 2021-12-02 18:19
One of Australia’s four big banks has appointed a former emissions broker as its new associate director for carbon trading.
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Lithium mine pits electric cars against sacred Indigenous land – video

The Guardian - Thu, 2021-12-02 18:04

As the United States turns to electric vehicles, solar and wind for its clean energy transition, the demand for lithium – used in rechargeable batteries – is on the rise. In a remote corner of the Nevada desert sits Thacker Pass, the site of a planned lithium mine that would make a major contribution to domestic supply of the mineral. But the project faces opposition from members of nearby Indigenous communities, who say the area holds spiritual, cultural and historical importance and would be irreversibly damaged by large-scale mining activity

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UK must ‘walk the talk’ on climate action, say official advisers

The Guardian - Thu, 2021-12-02 17:41

As Cop26 president, UK must act on meat, fossil fuels and overseas aid, says Climate Change Committee

The UK must “walk the talk” on climate action over the next 12 months, which is critical in tackling the climate emergency, according to an assessment of the Cop26 summit by the Climate Change Committee.

The UK has one of the most ambitious 2030 emissions targets in the world, according to the government’s official advisers, but it does not have all the policies in place to deliver it.

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Chinese province reports 5.5-mln allowance surplus ahead of ETS compliance deadline

Carbon Pulse - Thu, 2021-12-02 17:36
A Chinese province has announced its local coal-fired power plants have a surplus of millions of CO2 allowances ahead of this month’s ETS compliance, despite some being punished for failing to report emissions.
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COP26: UK 'nowhere near' meeting targets agreed at Glasgow climate summit

BBC - Thu, 2021-12-02 17:12
Ministers are told they must agree tougher policies to get the UK on track to meet goals set at COP26.
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ExxonMobil sets Scope 1 and 2 GHG emissions intensity targets for 2030

Carbon Pulse - Thu, 2021-12-02 17:02
US oil and gas major ExxonMobil has for the first time set emissions targets for 2030, extending a commitment that it made last year to cut the emissions intensity of its operations by 2025.
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Farmers in England to be paid for looking after soil health from next year

The Guardian - Thu, 2021-12-02 16:00

Environmental groups say scheme falls far short of farming reforms promised after Brexit

Farmers will be paid for looking after England’s soils for the first time from next year, when the first stage of the government’s new support payments begins.

Environmental groups criticised the measures as puny and accused ministers of failing in their promises to use the UK’s departure from the EU to strengthen environmental protections and reduce the damaging impacts of farming.

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Renewable magnesium smelter considered for Western Australia coal hub

RenewEconomy - Thu, 2021-12-02 14:30

 Canva).WA looks to boost zero emissions production of critical minerals, funding a feasibility study into a green magnesium smelter in the heart of coal country.

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NSW smashes solar output record as another grid scale project begins commissioning

RenewEconomy - Thu, 2021-12-02 14:10

Sebastapol Solar Farm NSW BeonNSW smashes its grid scale solar output as another big solar project finishes testing and starts the commissioning process.

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Snowy faces higher costs for Kurri Kurri after quietly signing up for more gas storage

RenewEconomy - Thu, 2021-12-02 13:25

Snowy Hydro's Valley gas-fired power station in Tasmania.Plans for gas storage for Snowy Hydro's Kurri Kurri generator quietly expanded, after project criticised for being a 'generator on gas rations'.

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Battery storage projects could be hamstrung by new rules and network charges

RenewEconomy - Thu, 2021-12-02 13:22

Battery industry says AEMC decisions will put them at a disadvantage to coal and gas plants, and impede the flexibility that makes them such a valuable asset.

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Price shocks risk “erasing” years of solar and wind cost reductions, and could delay projects

RenewEconomy - Thu, 2021-12-02 13:06

IEA warns supply chain headwinds could delay 100GW of renewables development and erase years of price drops. But solar and wind still trump fossil fuels.

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New plan to pay farmers who protect winter soil

BBC - Thu, 2021-12-02 12:09
The empty brown fields of winter countryside could be transformed under new land subsidy rules for England.
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SA batteries paid to charge over two months as solar sends prices below zero

RenewEconomy - Thu, 2021-12-02 11:54

Batteries in South Australia have been paid to charge throughout September and October 2021 due to a record number of negative price intervals.

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Climate cost study authors accuse Bjørn Lomborg of misinterpreting results | Temperature Check

The Guardian - Thu, 2021-12-02 11:52

A key claim in a column by the Danish thinktank head frustrates scientists who modelled reducing emissions

What will it cost to get greenhouse gas emissions down to net zero by mid-century, and are people around the world prepared to pay it?

This was a question posed by the Danish thinktank head Bjørn Lomborg for a column in the Australian on Saturday.

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Could Australia produce 3,000 per cent renewables? Experts says it might be necessary

RenewEconomy - Thu, 2021-12-02 11:51

Bango wind farm near Yass in New South Wales (CWP Renewables).A massive ramp up of renewable energy production is key to cutting the costs of decarbonised products, like green steel, aluminium and hydrogen.

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There's an enormous geothermal pool under the Latrobe Valley that can give us cheap, clean energy

The Conversation - Thu, 2021-12-02 11:48
It’s 650 metres below the surface, across 6,000 square kilometres – and has been overlooked for far too long. Graeme Beardsmore, Senior Fellow in Crustal Heat Flow, The University of Melbourne Licensed as Creative Commons – attribution, no derivatives.
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CP Daily: Wednesday December 1, 2021

Carbon Pulse - Thu, 2021-12-02 11:05
A daily summary of our news plus bite-sized updates from around the world.
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*Policy Manager, Architecture for REDD+ Transactions (ART) – Arlington/Little Rock/Remote (US)

Carbon Pulse - Thu, 2021-12-02 10:52
*PREMIUM LISTING - The Policy Manager is an important role within ART contributing to the strategic positioning of the ART program as well as serving as a liaison to external stakeholders. This individual will help ensure ART continues to represent the highest environmental and social integrity by facilitating appropriate accreditations and recognitions and representing ART within appropriate voluntary carbon market initiatives. The Manager will also develop and foster strong relationships with stakeholders.
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