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Australia could be badly burnt by global pivot to green steel if it moves too slowly

RenewEconomy - Wed, 2021-12-01 12:00

 Canva).BloombergNEF says global steel production could be decarbonised by 2050 and Australia's iron ore and coal producers needs to move quickly or become stranded assets.

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CP Daily: Tuesday November 30, 2021

Carbon Pulse - Wed, 2021-12-01 11:55
A daily summary of our news plus bite-sized updates from around the world.
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The Morrison government and the mad world of fossil gas

RenewEconomy - Wed, 2021-12-01 11:51

gas-flaring-methane-emissions-nature-EditThe long-term fundamentals of the gas market are clear. Anyone who understands the urgent messages being sent by climate science would avoid new investments.

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Cyclist deaths soar on rural roads in England

BBC - Wed, 2021-12-01 11:29
The number of cyclists being killed on rural English roads rose sharply over the last year.
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Rules to create gene-edited farm animals must put welfare first - review

BBC - Wed, 2021-12-01 11:27
An ethics body publishes a report as the government considers whether to allow gene-edited farm animals.
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Engie and Macquarie to fund 150MW big battery at Hazelwood

RenewEconomy - Wed, 2021-12-01 11:08

Big battery Hazelwood FluenceEngie and Macquarie to build 150MW one hour battery at site of shuttered Hazelwood coal generator.

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Nominations for the National Heritage List and Commonwealth Heritage List are now open

Department of the Environment - Wed, 2021-12-01 10:18
Anyone can nominate a place with outstanding heritage values for inclusion. Nominations close on 9 February 2022.
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New Zealand carbon auction clears at new record high

Carbon Pulse - Wed, 2021-12-01 09:29
The New Zealand government on Wednesday sold all the allowances on offer in its quarterly NZU auction at a record high price, immediately pushing the secondary market into unchartered territory.
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*Regional Director North America, Land Life Company – Northern California

Carbon Pulse - Wed, 2021-12-01 09:28
*PREMIUM LISTING - We are looking for an entrepreneurial and innovative Director North America who is passionate and experienced in the growing natural climate solutions sector. This role will be responsible for the operational, commercial, technical and financial aspects of our growing business, as well as our growing team.
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Program Officer, Innovations, Verra – Washington DC/Remote

Carbon Pulse - Wed, 2021-12-01 09:12
Verra is seeking a Program Officer to support the development of cutting-edge and high-impact digitalized carbon methodologies and digital project monitoring, reporting and verification (MRV) tools.
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California watchdog to ‘more pointedly’ call out allowance glut, suspect offsets

Carbon Pulse - Wed, 2021-12-01 08:26
A California independent advisory committee laid out options on Tuesday for how the state’s cap-and-trade programme could better align with climate targets while highlighting issues such as carbon border measures and the spike of non-compliance trading, as it debated its annual recommendations.
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Quinbrook acquires UK-based AI battery trading platform with eye on net zero grids

RenewEconomy - Wed, 2021-12-01 07:05

wind farm new recordQuinbrook buys UK based specialist in AI battery trading platforms that help deal with "velocity and complexity" of net zero power systems.

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South Australia grid just one step away from operating with wind and solar only

RenewEconomy - Wed, 2021-12-01 06:45

South Australia grid just one step away from becoming first gigawatt scale grid in world operating with wind and solar generation only and no fossil fuels.

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UK industrial innovation funding shows modest signs of driving abatement

Carbon Pulse - Wed, 2021-12-01 06:36
A UK government fund to award clean industry innovation could have a modest impact in driving down emissions in ETS-covered sectors if all companies adopted the technologies, programme data results released on Tuesday suggested.
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More than 200 Australian birds are now threatened with extinction – and climate change is the biggest danger

The Conversation - Wed, 2021-12-01 05:10
Without changes, many birds will continue to decline or be lost altogether. But when conservation action is well resourced and implemented, we can turn the trend around. Stephen Garnett, Professor of Conservation and Sustainable Livelihoods, Charles Darwin University Barry Baker, University associate, University of Tasmania Licensed as Creative Commons – attribution, no derivatives.
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Breathtaking wilderness in the heart of coal country: after a 90-year campaign, Gardens of Stone is finally protected

The Conversation - Wed, 2021-12-01 05:09
This is no simple story, but one of a generational mining community on the brink of social change and an often thankless, hard-won battle for ecological recognition in the heart of coal country. Hannah Della Bosca, PhD Candidate and Research Assistant at Sydney Environment Institute, University of Sydney Licensed as Creative Commons – attribution, no derivatives.
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UK ETS regulator to announce intervention decision within 2 weeks after cost containment triggered

Carbon Pulse - Wed, 2021-12-01 04:41
The UK ETS Authority will announce by Dec. 14 how it will respond to a three-month rise in UK Allowance prices that has taken the market above the threshold for possible intervention, the regulator said late Tuesday.
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Think-tank boss appointed to Germany’s economy and climate ‘super-ministry’

Carbon Pulse - Wed, 2021-12-01 04:33
The incoming German coalition government on Tuesday appointed the head of environmental think-tank Agora Energiewende as the top official in the new administration's beefed-up economy and climate ministry.
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Brussels aims to target foreign producers in methane-cutting efforts

Carbon Pulse - Wed, 2021-12-01 04:25
The EU should focus on cutting methane emissions from foreign energy producers while improving monitoring of its own relatively smaller output, EU sources said on Tuesday, outlining the bloc's upcoming plans to help meet the aims of the recently adopted Global Methane Pledge.
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PREVIEW: Traders unsure whether Q4 RGGI auction will unleash excess volume

Carbon Pulse - Wed, 2021-12-01 03:35
The quarterly RGGI auction on Wednesday is set to clear at a new peak after allowance prices soared this fall, though a retracement following a surprising WCI sale result last week has left traders with mixed thoughts on whether bids will be high enough to trigger the programme’s Cost Containment Reserve.
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