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Ariel: Contract signed to build European planet telescope

BBC - 3 hours 4 min ago
Airbus will lead the construction of the Ariel observatory which will study 1,000 distant worlds.
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ExxonMobil pledges net zero emissions by 2030 from Permian basin assets

Carbon Pulse - 3 hours 10 min ago
US oil and gas major ExxonMobil will target net zero GHG operational emissions by 2030 from its operated assets in the US Permian basin, a prolific oil and gas-producing region in Texas and New Mexico, the company has announced.
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‘Vague and weak’ policies mean Scotland could miss emission targets

The Guardian - 4 hours 3 min ago

Climate Change Committee says Holyrood administration cannot show how it will cut CO2 by 75%

There is an “acute risk” that Scotland will miss its targets to heavily cut carbon emissions because government policies are too vague and weak, an influential advisory body has warned.

The Climate Change Committee, which advises all the UK’s governments on climate policies, said the Scottish government was currently unable to prove how it would hit its ambitious promise to cut CO2 emissions by 75% by the end of the decade.

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Boris Johnson urged to set up net-zero initiative across government

The Guardian - 5 hours 4 min ago

Businesses, unions and green groups say ministers must ensure all policies are compatible with climate targets

Boris Johnson should set up a new cross-government initiative on reaching net-zero emissions, and subject all government policies to tests to ensure they are compatible with the climate target, businesses, unions and green campaigners have said.

Ministers should review current policies in the next few months and use the result to present a new national plan on the climate crisis before the next UN climate meeting in November 2022, the leaders urged. The UK retains the presidency of the UN climate talks until then, having hosted the Cop26 climate summit last month.

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Australian steelmaker to collaborate with energy major Shell on renewable hydrogen

Carbon Pulse - 5 hours 26 min ago
Australia’s Bluescope has signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) with oil major Shell to explore renewable hydrogen projects in the state of New South Wales, the company announced on Tuesday.
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AEMO sets out tender timeline for NSW’s rapid transition from coal to renewables

RenewEconomy - 6 hours 32 min ago

Canva - NSW wind farm landscape Australia WWF - optimisedAEMO outlines tender timeline for the wind, solar and storage that will replace NSW's ageing coal fleet.

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Who's the unsung architect behind Labor's climate plans? A retiring Coalition minister

The Conversation - 6 hours 46 min ago
Greg Hunt is best known as Australia’s health minister. But before that he spent years thinking about mechanisms to get emissions down – and if elected, Labor plans to road test the one he introduced. Peter Martin, Visiting Fellow, Crawford School of Public Policy, Australian National University Licensed as Creative Commons – attribution, no derivatives.
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A history of destruction: why the WA Aboriginal cultural heritage bill will not prevent another Juukan Gorge-like disaster

The Conversation - 7 hours 18 min ago
Western Australia’s Aboriginal Cultural Heritage Bill 2021 is set to become law. But the new legislation states one elected official will decide whether heritage sites are destroyed for development. Joe Dortch, Adjunct Senior Research Fellow, The University of Western Australia Anne Poelina, Adjunct Professor and Senior Research Fellow, University of Notre Dame Australia Jo Thomson, PhD student, The University of Western Australia Kado Muir, Chair of National Native Title Council and Ngalia Cultural Leader, Indigenous Knowledge Licensed as Creative Commons – attribution, no derivatives.
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Peter Cundall urged environmental activists to ‘never, ever give up’. His spirit will live on | Christine Milne

The Guardian - 7 hours 49 min ago

I will always be grateful to have benefited from his sage advice and example of standing up for what you believe in

Peter Cundall is known to most Australians as a lovable gardening guru but to those of us who have fought for decades for the protection of Tasmania’s environment, he was so much more. He had a deep love of nature and was not only a champion of Tasmania’s wilderness, magnificent native forests, rivers and farmlands, he was also an outspoken champion of local people fighting for the places they love against what he saw as the state’s endemic crony capitalism.

I first heard him speak at the Crotty Road protest in 1983 during the campaign against the Franklin Dam, and again at the protests against the logging of the Lemonthyme. He was a great communicator: passionate, direct, warm, funny and fierce – leaving people inspired and ready to take action. Unlike many in the public eye, he had the courage of his convictions and was prepared to use his TV celebrity status to boost environmental campaigns.

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CP Daily: Monday December 6, 2021

Carbon Pulse - 8 hours 18 min ago
A daily summary of our news plus bite-sized updates from around the world.
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Australian start-up to test hydrogen-to-heat catalyst in first real-world pilot

RenewEconomy - 8 hours 23 min ago

Star Scientific will deploy its hydrogen-to-heat technology in a real-world pilot with Mars Food Australia. (Supplied).An Australian start-up will deploy its innovative hydrogen-to-heat technology, potentially paving the way for the decarbonisation of food production.

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MPower to add batteries across network of 5MW solar farms after success of trial

RenewEconomy - 8 hours 29 min ago

MPower says success of network battery trial with Endeavour Energy paves way to add "grid-forming" batteries across portfolio of small solar farms.

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5B bulks up to deliver ultra low cost solar for huge Sun Cable project

RenewEconomy - 10 hours 4 min ago

sun cable 5b solar northern territory optimisedModular solar innovator 5B buys Adelaide-based solar mounting specialist as it bulks up to deliver "ultra low cost" solar at a massive scale.

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Bluescope enlists Shell for renewable hydrogen plans for Port Kembla steel

RenewEconomy - 10 hours 22 min ago

The Port Kembla industrial area in NSW emissions safeguard mechanismBluescope signs MoU with Shell to work on renewable hydrogen project that would help decarbonise the Port Kembla Steelworks.

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Mitsui, New Forests set up Australian carbon forestry fund

Carbon Pulse - 10 hours 23 min ago
Japanese trading house Mitsui and global forestry investment manager New Forests have teamed up to develop a fund that will generate millions of carbon credits from forestry projects in Australia.
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Alinta proposes 1,000MW offshore wind farm to help power Portland smelter

RenewEconomy - 11 hours 34 min ago

 Alcoa Australia).Alinta unveils plans to build 1,000MW offshore wind farm near Portland to help deliver 100 per cent renewable energy supply to local aluminium smelter.

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VCM Report: VER bull run continues as buyers get less picky

Carbon Pulse - 12 hours 28 min ago
Voluntary emissions reduction (VER) values marched higher this week as voluntary carbon market (VCM) sources reported buyers were becoming less choosey about vintage and credit types amid the year-long surge in prices.
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Q1 Pennsylvania RGGI entrance doubtful as legislative agency holds up regulation

Carbon Pulse - 14 hours 8 min ago
An agency of Pennsylvania's Republican legislature has denied Democratic Governor Tom Wolf’s administration the chance to immediately publish its RGGI-aligned cap-and-trade regulation, meaning the Keystone State is likely to see its possible entrance into the Northeast US market slip to Q2 2022 or later.
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*Forest Carbon Analyst (Fixed Term Contract), New Forests – San Francisco/Remote

Carbon Pulse - 14 hours 9 min ago
*PREMIUM LISTING - New Forests seeks a qualified candidate for the position of Forester – Carbon Projects. In this role you will be responsible for supporting New Forests’ forestland and forest carbon investment strategies in the United States, including the implementation of forestry carbon projects.
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How much meat do we eat? New figures show 6 countries have hit their peak

The Conversation - 15 hours 58 min ago
The average amount of meat a person ate each year worldwide increased from 29.5kg in 2000 to 34kg in 2019. But there are some surprising differences between nations, including Australia and NZ. Diana Bogueva, Team Manager/ Adjunct Postdoctoral Fellow, University of Sydney Clare Whitton, Curtin University Clive Phillips, Former Foundation Professor of Animal Welfare, University of Queensland, Curtin University Dora Marinova, Professor of Sustainability, Curtin University Licensed as Creative Commons – attribution, no derivatives.
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