ElectraMeccanica, known for its tiny, single-passenger three-wheeled electric cars, has chosen Mesa, Ariz., as the location for its U.S. assembly and engineering plant.
The U.S. International Development Finance Corp. appointed its first senior climate officials yesterday, deepening the clean energy expertise in the federal government.
Royal Dutch Shell PLC, one of the world's biggest oil companies, could get more than half its business from clean energy within 10 years, the company's CEO said this week.
Thousands of demonstrators took to the streets of Paris and other French cities on Sunday to call for more ambitious measures in the fight against climate change.
The U.S. International Development Finance Corp. yesterday tapped two climate experts to become the foreign aid agency's first-ever senior officials exclusively focused on global warming.
A long stretch of salt marsh that hugs the East Coast from North Carolina to Florida is being targeted for conservation under a unique agreement reached by state and federal officials, including several Pentagon leaders concerned about climate change.
Incredible photos taken inside the Chernobyl Nuclear Power Plant revealed the never-ending corridors and miles of cables inside the sarcophagus.
As the province irons out the final details of its new recycling regulations, municipalities and environmental groups are urging them to finish the job.
To bolster the country's preparedness for a warming world and create jobs, President Biden wants to retool and relaunch one of the most celebrated U.S. government programs, first established by FDR.
President Emmanuel Macron's promise to enshrine the fight against climate change in the French constitution via a referendum appeared moribund on Tuesday after the upper house watered down the ambitious wording of a government-sponsored bill.
Thirty-six miles off the coast of South Korea, the Donghae gas field is running dry. When it closes next year, its pipeline to the port of Ulsan could go into reverse, creating the Asian nation’s first major carbon-capture reservoir by injecting carbon dioxide into the rock below the seabed.The plan is to store 400,000 tons of carbon dioxide emissions annually for 30 years from 2025, according to Korea National Oil Corporation (KNOC), which will run a feasibility study on the project this year…
[Nation] Several families in Nyanza region have been displaced from their homes by floods caused by the heavy rains being witnessed in the region.
A 70MW solar and battery project proposed for Morwell in Victoria’s Latrobe Valley has won the unanimous – but conditional – support of the local council.
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The International Energy Agency (IEA) has raised its forecast for the global growth of wind...
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Extinction Rebellion activists descended on the Comcar Depot in Canberra, before sunrise on Tuesday with flags and banners in tow to demand a 'climate emergency budget'.
WASHINGTON - President Joe Biden said Monday that a Russia-based group was behind the ransomware attack that forced the shutdown of the largest oil pipeline in the eastern United States.
Australia's major fossil fuel export customers are getting cold feet. What does that mean for the country's fossil-reliant economy?
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Cheap electric cars in Shanghai are about to get a lot more expensive. According to dealers and local media, the city’s government is about to stop issuing free licence plates to their buyers, a move that could more than quadruple the price of getting a small battery-powered car on the road.The policy change, expected to be announced in the coming weeks, is sure to dent demand for some of the bestselling electric vehicle (EV) models such as the Hongguang Mini EV and Ora-branded cars.“Shanghai…
The moonshine-like drink Atomik, made by The Chernobyl Spirit Company, claim their drink proves the land near the power plant can produce safe crops.
BP PLC is keeping its memberships in three major American lobbying groups that it previously faulted over their climate change policy positions.
By Raphael Satter WASHINGTON (Reuters) -The group suspected of a ransomware attack that crippled the leading U.S. fuel pipeline operator said in a news release on Monday that its goal was to make money and not to create problems for society. The group calling itself DarkSide is the prime suspect in the digital extortion attempt against Colonial Pipeline, a firm responsible for funneling fuel to a huge chunk of the East Coast. The ransomware outbreak prompted the company to shut down its network, potentially causing extraordinary disruption as gasoline deliveries dry up. The terse news release posted to DarkSide's website on Monday did not directly mention Colonial Pipeline but, under the heading "About the latest news," it noted that "our goal is to make money, and not creating problems...
The attack on Colonial Pipeline, which runs from Texas to New Jersey and transports 45% of the East Coast's fuel supply, is the largest assault on US energy infrastructure in history.
A first-of-its-kind study shows that lung-irritating particles from fertilizer, feed lots and manure cause thousands of premature deaths — even more than coal power plants. But using more sustainable farming practices and eating less meat could save lives.
A fire erupted today at Kuwait's largest oil field, injuring two workers, the country's state-run news agency reported.
A multinational financial services company will phase out its thermal coal-related business by 2040 as part of its strategy to fight climate change.
Joe Goffman, a veteran Clean Air Act attorney, is the leading force behind a broad swath of the Biden EPA's efforts -- including slashing carbon emissions, cutting toxic air pollution and updating vehicle fuel efficiency rules.
Putting a price on carbon would advance America’s leadership role in the world.
[This Day] UTM Offshore, an indigenous oil and gas company, has commenced the development of its 176 million cubic feet per day Liquefied Natural Gas (LNG) floating plant with the Pre-Front End Engineering Design (Pre-FEED) contract of the facility billed for signing tomorrow (Tuesday) between the Nigerian firm and its foreign contractors, JGC Corporations, a Japanese engineering company.
[FrontPageAfrica] Monrovia -- Outside of the usual formal or white-collar approaches of discussing issues affecting the environment at big international and local conferences in finding ways to mitigate the trigger down effect of a damaged ozone layer, a local group has adopted an approach that involves local community's dwellers.
NEW YORK (AP) — The cyberextortion attempt that has forced the shutdown of a vital U.S. pipeline was carried out by a criminal gang known as DarkSide that cultivates a Robin Hood image of stealing from corporations and giving a cut to charity, two people close to the investigation said Sunday.The shutdown, meanwhile, stretched into its third day, with the Biden administration loosening regulations for the transport of petroleum products on highways as part of an “all-hands-on-deck” effort to avoid disruptions in the fuel supply.Experts said that gasoline prices are unlikely to be affected if the pipeline is back to normal in the next few days but that the incident — the worst cyberattack to date on critical U.S. infrastructure — should serve as a wake-up call to companies about the vulnerabilities...
[Ghanaian Times] The Director-General of the Ghana Atomic Energy Commission (GAEC), Professor Benjamin Nyarko, has advocated the harnessing of the potential of nuclear energy to spur the country's developmental agenda.
JPMorgan Chase & Co. was warned by its compliance team over the "great risk" of corruption just days before it made the last of three transfers that totaled $875 million to a former Nigerian oil minister.
A judge on Friday gave Minnesota the green light to move forward with clean car rules, a pillar of Gov. Tim Walz's climate agenda.
The National Energy Technology Laboratory (NETL) is known for its far-reaching array of experiments.
A cyberattack on the massive Colonial pipeline caused the company to shut down its entire 5,500-mile fuel system over the weekend, in what appears to be the most disruptive energy-sector hack in U.S. history.
Preliminary data released Friday signaled deforestation of Brazil's Amazon in April was the highest for that month in at least five years, a report that comes two weeks after Brazil's President Jair Bolsonaro said his government would dedicate more energy and resources toward curbing deforestation.
California's energy bosses want to make it tougher to put gas appliances in new homes, but they aren't planning to snuff out natural gas use.
[Daily News] THE government has set aside over 100 hectares of land for investment opportunities on oil and gas in Mtwara Region, the National Assembly was told here on Friday.
Tens of thousands of people marched in France on Sunday calling for more ambitious climate action, as President Emmanuel Macron’s promise to enshrine the fight in the French constitution appeared on the verge of failure.The initiative to state in the constitution that France “guarantees environmental protection and biological diversity, and combats climate change” originated in a citizen’s body set up by Macron last year.Seeking the upper hand in what could be a key issue in next year’s…
Ahead of the federal budget, ACF slams the Morrison government for a lack of spending on the environment and climate measures.
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Building smart solar developments on canals can make power and water infrastructure more resilient while saving water, reducing costs and helping to fight climate change.
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( San Diego State University ) Modeling shows fluctuating soil microbial populations impact how much carbon is released from soil.
Sir David Attenborough has warned the world faces 'crippling problems' because of climate change after being given a role as the People's Advocate at this year's Cop26 summit in Glasgow.
The bulk of its components were destroyed upon re-entry into the Earth's atmosphere, according to Chinese state media.
Biggest players in the game show signs of recovery but a low-carbon future may threaten fossil fuel
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Myanmar's military rulers have approved new investment in projects worth about 87 billion baht, including a liquefied natural gas (LNG) power plant that will cost about 78 billion baht, the country's investment body said.
[Thomson Reuters Foundation] Experts are joining forces to figure out law and policy answers to deal with rising climate-driven migration in Africa
Some 160 demonstrations calling for substantive action on climate change are set to take place across France on Sunday, a day before the Senate is expected to reject a bill that would enshrine a commitment to "environmental protection and biological diversity" in the French constitution.
BEIJING: A large segment of a Chinese rocket re-entered the Earth's atmosphere and disintegrated over the Indian Ocean on Sunday, the Chinese space agency said, following fevered speculation over where the 18-tonne object would come down.
The UK's climate change advisory committee insists that tree cover must rise to 20 per cent so that the country can hit its legal pledge to achieve net zero greenhouse gas emissions by 2050.
Syrian state TV says firefighters have extinguished a huge blaze that broke out in a distillation unit at one of the country’s two oil refineries
Debris from a huge Chinese rocket could re-enter Earth's atmosphere close to New Zealand.
The European Space Agency has confirmed China's Long March 5B rocket – which was launched into the skies with ...
This story is published in a content partnership with POLITICO. It was originally reported by Gloria Gonzales, Ben Lefebvre and Eric Geller on politico.com on May 8, 2021.The main fuel supply line to the US East Coast has shut down indefinitely after the pipeline‘s operator suffered what is believed to be the largest successful cyberattack on oil infrastructure in the country’s history – presenting a danger of spiking petrol prices and a fresh challenge to US President Joe Biden’s pledges to…
Reuters After repeated warnings about the vulnerability of critical infrastructure following a wave of ransomware attacks in recent weeks, a mysterious new criminal group took matters to an extreme this weekend and forced the shutdown of one of the largest gas pipelines in the U.S. The FBI, the Energy Department, and the White House are all on the case and assessing the damage after Colonial Pipeline announced Friday it had shut down 5,500 miles of pipeline along the East Coast, potentially disrupting supplies of gasoline and jet fuel in a huge swath of the country. The company, which is responsible for transporting 45 percent of fuel used on the East Coast, said its corporate computer networks had been breached, with ransomware attackers holding data hostage. As of late Saturday, it...
China's space agency says a core segment of its biggest rocket reentered Earth's atmosphere above the Maldives and most of it has burned up.
NGOs and activists demonstrated throughout France on Sunday to urge President Emmanuel Macron to do more to tackle climate change. They claimed a new bill aimed at slashing emissions does not go far enough.
A large segment of a Chinese rocket is expected to make an uncontrolled re-entry into the Earth's atmosphere over the weekend, but Beijing has downplayed fears of damage on the ground and said the risk is very low.
The core stage of China's Long March 5B rocket is projected to make an uncontrolled re-entry into the Earth's atmosphere within hours.
The core of China's Long March 5B rocket is predicted to re-enter the Earth's atmosphere in a matter of hours, but scientists and government agencies still cannot pinpoint the debris's point of impact.
Meteorologists predict very hot weather on Sunday during the daytime across most parts of Egypt, while hot on northern coasts. The weather will be moderate by nightfall across all parts. The Egyptian Meteorological Authority (EMA) warned of very high temperatures starting from Saturday as a heatwave continues to grip the country, and has urged citizens … Continued
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A Chinese carrier rocket's debris could hit Earth's atmosphere as early as Saturday, experts warned.
The Long March space rocked is expected to make an uncontrolled re-entry into the Earth's atmosphere at around 2300 GMT, but Beijing has downplayed fears that it could cause damage.
A Southern California air quality board voted Friday to require large warehouses to drastically cut diesel emissions in an apparent first-of-its-kind regulation to reduce pollution in the nation's smoggiest region.
Preliminary data released signalled deforestation of Brazil's Amazon in April was the highest for that month in at least five years, a report that comes two weeks after Brazil's President Jair Bolsonaro said his government would dedicate...
PARIS - China's rogue rocket is in an uncontrolled free-fall towards Earth and no one knows where or exactly when it will burn through Earth's atmosphere, but the risk of debris hitting an inhabited area remains very small, experts told AFP Friday.
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One of Hong Kong’s largest fast-food chains has contacted police over “absolutely unfounded and untrue” online rumours claiming its restaurants were refusing entry to domestic helpers from the Philippines based on Covid-19 concerns.Facebook messages circulating online accused Café de Coral of racism by turning away the helpers from its branches, and also alleged that Hong Kong was supporting China in shifting the blame for the coronavirus crisis onto foreign workers.No evidence was offered in…
It's a massive country with massive emissions.
President Biden issued an executive order today to establish a temporary office at the Department of State to ensure "climate change is integrated into all elements of United States foreign policy-making decision processes."
The Biden administration today announced it would scrap a Trump-era proposal to scale back regulations for oil drilling and exploration in the Arctic.
The animal on its hind legs holds on to the back of the lorry on an Arctic island sniffing for tasty morsels in the garbage.
[Ethiopian Herald] Forest plays an important role in climate regulation and carbon sequestration. But efforts to restore it demands determination, resources as well expertise. According to forestsnews.cifor.org, written by Natasha Vizcarra, montane grasslands and forests dominate the Bale mountain region in Oromia, Ethiopia. Like most of the rugged Ethiopian Highlands, Bale is home to endemic flora and fauna such as the African redwood, the giant lobelia, the Ethiopian wolf and Prince Ruspoli's Turaco, a species of green bir
The European Commission has approved, under EU State aid rules, a Danish aid scheme to support electricity production from renewable sources: onshore and offshore wind, wave power plants, hydroelectric power plants and solar PV. The measure will help Denmark reach its renewable energy targets without unduly distorting competition and will contribute to the European objective […]
More than eight years after Superstorm Sandy pushed the Hudson River over its banks and left Hoboken residents without power or water for days, the New Jersey city officially kicked off a large-scale flood prevention project yesterday that it hopes will be a national model for combating the effects of climate change.
For all the debate about how much modern agriculture contributes to climate change, one of the biggest dangers may come from farms that are no more.
She should have had a mask. It was harvest time during the worst wildfire season in California's history, but Margarita Garcia was left with only a bandana to protect her from inhaling pollution as smoke stung her eyes last summer.
[MSF] New York/Geneva -- Adapting our operations to tackle the climate emergency
Newly released preliminary data signals that deforestation of Brazil’s Amazon in April was the highest for that month in at least five years
China's annual emissions exceeded those of all developed nations combined in 2019, the first time this has happened since national greenhouse gas emissions have been measured, according to a new report from the Rhodium Group.
South Korea on Thursday announced an ambitious plan to build what it calls the world’s largest floating offshore wind farm, a key project needed to achieve its goal of zero greenhouse gas emissions by 2050.
A total of 36 trillion won (US$32 billion) from both the government and the private sector will be spent on the project to create a massive offshore wind farm complex off the country’s southeastern industrial hub of Ulsan City by 2030, President Moon Jae-in said.
The facilities will be…
[The Point] UNESCO Dakar office in partnership with Panos Institute for West Africa (PIWA), Dakar is currently training the Network of Community Radios- The Gambia (NCRG) on Climate Change Early Warning System.
A proposal to power a future Mars base includes an enormous kite flown by robots, along with solar power and a battery that stores energy by compressing gas underground
A former Venezuelan oil executive was sentenced to more than two years in prison for taking at least $12 million in bribes from businessmen who allegedly raided the coffers of the state-run oil company.
Developers of the Keystone XL pipeline have not yet given up on the crude oil project, even after President Biden threw out a permit for the conduit to cross the U.S.-Canada border earlier this year.
New Mexico has proposed tightening a key provision in the state's plan to reduce methane emissions from oil and gas production.
The scars borne by Frank van Mierlo's small Massachusetts solar company carry warnings for renewable developers and for the Biden administration as it hopes to boost U.S. clean energy manufacturing.
China is turning to its state-owned coal power companies to helm the next stage of the country's renewables push, as the sector becomes less attractive to other investors.
The good news about U.S. fisheries is that they are being better managed and better protected. That's led to a decrease in the number of fisheries disasters caused by oil spills and overfishing.
For decades, electricity generated at a gargantuan coal plant on the Montana plains was shipped west to the growing metropolises of Portland, Ore., and Seattle. Now, the long-standing trade is on the brink of collapse.
[Thomson Reuters Foundation] Barcelona -- Rich governments are being urged to deliver on an unmet pledge of funding to help developing countries tackle climate change at June's G7 summit and raise it after 2025
Chinese media says space junk will land in international waters when it makes its re-entry into Earth's atmosphere this weekend.
The claims, published in Global Times , a daily tabloid run by the Chinese ...
Hawaii regulator approves massive three-hour battery to help wean island state off coal, but can the local utility build enough renewables to charge the project?
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Renewable energy zones will unlock wind and solar and bring prices down, but gas faces challenges from more flexible coal and more renewables.
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Morrison government to gift more grants to the gas industry as a new UN report says cutting gas emissions key to limiting global warming.
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Diversified engineering firm Delta Group has been awarded the contract for the first stage of closure, decommissioning and demolition planning for Liddell, AGL said on Friday.
U.S. Space Command says the exact entry point into the Earth's atmosphere cannot be pinpointed until hours before its reentry, which is expected sometime around May 8.
The Environmental Protection Agency said Thursday it was weighing whether a controversial refinery on St. Croix posed "an imminent risk to people's health" after a third accident in the span of three months sickened local residents and forced some schools to close.
The amount of carbon dioxide emitted each year in processes related to clothes supplied in Japan accounts for 4.5% of global fashion emissions.
Tim Gaylord writes that taxpayers are unfairly left to clean up orphan oil and gas wells.
Carbon emissions trading at Vitol Group soared 61% in 2020 as the world's biggest independent oil trader embraced the red-hot pollution market.
A first-of-a-kind report from California regulators is rekindling a debate about rising electricity costs that clean energy advocates say could undermine efforts to reduce greenhouse gas emissions.
Americans' preferences for bigger houses and wider use of air conditioning could drive up energy consumption and greenhouse gas emissions from U.S. residential buildings, even with a continued trend toward carbon-free electricity, according to a new study.
Veteran British broadcaster David Attenborough has been appointed the "people's advocate" at the global climate summit this year, where he is expected to address political leaders about the need for urgent action to tackle the "crippling" threat of climate change.
A bipartisan pair of lawmakers have reintroduced the carbon tax bill first drawn up by former Rep. Carlos Curbelo (R-Fla.).
European carbon prices languished in the single digits for years. But no longer.
Climate activists and the oil and gas industry are unhappy at parts of the federal budget, with a mixed bag of measures for the environment and energy sector.
Clean energy and electric vehicles again ignored in a federal budget focused on propping up fossil fuels.
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In a major shift, Louisiana officials are making a plan to ramp up clean energy. Governor John Bel Edwards says the state must reduce the emissions fueling increasingly destructive extreme weather.
( University of Sydney ) The first comprehensive comparison of 'degrowth' scenarios with established pathways to limit climate change highlights the risk of over-reliance on technological innovation to support continued global growth - which is assumed in established global climate modelling. Findings include: Technologically less risky 'degrowth' limits global warming to 1.5C while global GDP declines by 0.5% annually; a maximum 2C warming can be achieved with 0% GDP growth using available technology (i.e. in line with technological trends).
PARIS: When US President Joe Biden pledged last month to cut his country's carbon emissions in half by 2030, Japan and Canada quickly followed suit. But many green groups and scientists say that this is still not good enough.
THE JN Foundation, in a bid to promote climate resilience among local residential and commercial industries, will from May 13 to 14 host a climate change, sustainability and innovation water summit.According to the foundation, the two-day virtual event will educate the public on the devastating effects of climate change on small island developing states (SIDS), while proposing solutions to Jamaica's ongoing severe water management and water supply issues."We're leading the charge in addressing this important and topical issue that befalls small island countries such as ourselves. Many Jamaicans have noted and have personally experienced the problem of inconsistent water supply, especially in longer drought periods. We want our private citizens and local industries to, as a standard, utilise...
It was bad enough when Tony Abbott and Joe Hockey were railing against wind farms, but it's now getting beyond a joke.
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Conservation groups say naturally restored forests can help in the fight against climate change.
[Thomson Reuters Foundation] Nairobi -- Shifting temperatures and rainfall set to hit production of the world's most popular beverage in key growing regions, says Christian Aid report
SIR DAVID ATTENBOROUGH has warned of the "crippling problems" the world faces because of climate change, after being given a role at the Cop26 summit later this year.
Research by the James Cook University in Queensland found coral reefs are under severe threat from carbon dioxide emissions.
It's reducing the yield as well.
The lure is an industry that’s becoming increasingly high tech as it pivots away from the combustion engine, with sensors and operating systems making cars ...
An underground coal mine in central Illinois was evacuated last month after high carbon monoxide levels were detected, the federal Mine Safety and Health Administration confirmed today.
The Department of Energy today announced hires to fill a roster of high-profile political positions, including chief information officer, deputy chief of staff, principal deputy assistant secretary for nuclear energy, and three hires for the Office of Congressional and Intergovernmental Affairs.
New research shows unmitigated warming could knock 18% off of global GDP by 2050
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Allen Austin, ABB Catalyst President Keith Winn is one of the founding members of the U.S. Green Building Council (USGBC). It’s not surprising, then, that his company helps clients to meet the requirements of LEED and other green building standards. Catalyst focuses on energy efficiency services including auditing, modeling, and incentives and aims to become […]
Shulamit Morris Evans, 24, and Angela Ditchfield. 42, glued themselves to the security gates of the Global Coal Management's office building in London back in 2018
A South Carolina cardboard factory has found itself in the middle of a stinky situation as environmental regulators order it to lower emissions after receiving thousands of complaints relating to a "noxious," rotten egg-like smell coming from the plant.
EPA Administrator Michael Regan late last week intervened in what is being described as a civil rights case in the southeast side of Chicago, in an overburdened majority-Latino community where another car shredder is proposed.
[GroundUp] South Africa is the most carbon-intensive G20 economy with the highest coal reliance
THE OUTGOING CEO of the Investor Group on Climate Change, Emma Herd, says she's never felt more optimistic about the likelihood of the world successfully dealing with climate change.
[This Day] Abuja -- The African Refiners and Distribution Association (ARDA) has called for a consensus by all stakeholders on the need for the continent to quickly take visible steps as the rest of world moves towards cleaner and renewable sources of energy.
The massive pipeline, which supplies 45% of the East Coast's gasoline and jet fuel, was forced to shut down over the weekend.
[Ghanaian Times] The experts say nuclear energy, also called nuclear power, atomic energy or atomic power, is a form of energy that is obtained through nuclear reaction that releases heat energy which in turn heats water into steam to turn steam turbines to produce electrical power. Nuclear energy can be obtained from fusion, fission or nuclear decay reactions.
One of the most important energy pipelines in the U.S. has been closed by a cyberattack. Colonial Pipeline -- a critical source of supply for the New York region -- was the victim of the biggest ransomware attack on a U.S. fuel pipeline and halted all operations on its system late Friday. It’s the latest such attack on U.S. critical infrastructure.
A senior Trump administration Energy Department official has moved to the House Select Committee on the Climate Crisis.
California's top energy bosses want to make it tougher to put gas appliances in new homes, but they aren't planning to entirely snuff out natural gas's use.
Some of the biggest natural gas companies are moving to brand their product as low-emissions — a plan that could transform the industry even as it spurs accusations of green washing.
China's major copper smelters have vowed to reduce purchases of concentrate this year as the country seeks to curb its carbon emissions, according to a state-run research firm.
If the world hopes to battle climate change, the automotive market must expedite its transition from gas-guzzling internal combustion engines to electric ones, based on innovative breakthroughs in battery technology.
Keith Pitt refuses to say whether he thinks battery storage is dispatchable, after blocking a government loan to a North Queensland wind and battery project.
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The federal budget shows Canada is backing a European push for a price on carbon across borders. It's prompted, in part, by fear of a Rust Belt repeat. Then, industries hollowed out in rich countries as manufacturing chased cheaper labour; this time, the draw would be from countries with climate regulations to those without.
CEP.Energy signs up RACV Solar as EPC partner on installation of 2.62MW solar, 4MW/10MWh battery storage at Narellan Town Centre in south-west Sydney.
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The British cuppa is at grave risk from climate change as Kenya, which produces half the black tea drunk in Britain, faces more floods, droughts and rising temperatures, says a report.
About a third of all human greenhouse emissions in history have happened since 1997, when world leaders adopted the Kyoto Protocol with an ambition of ...
Indonesia has announced a moratorium on new coal after 2023, but plenty more work must be done for the country to align with climate targets.
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China's space agency said a core segment of the rocket reentered Earth's atmosphere above the Maldives in the Indian Ocean early Sunday.
Sea levels along China’s densely populated coastal provinces are rising faster than ever, sending the water line up to 42 metres inland in some places, according to the Ministry of Natural Resources.In an annual report released on late last month, the ministry said sea levels around the country rose an average of 3.4mm (0.13 inches) a year from 1980 to 2020, up from the 2.6mm 30-year average in 2010.In the next 30 years, China’s coastal sea levels were expected to rise by 55-170mm, the report…
Debris from a Chinese rocket has hurtled towards Earth's atmosphere and burned up, according to Chinese state media, with unconfirmed footage shared all over social this afternoon of what many thought could be the remnants falling...
The remnants of China’s Long March 5B rocket re-entered the Earth’s atmosphere at 10.24am Beijing time and fell into an open sea area at 72.47 degrees east longitude and 2.65 degrees north latitude, the China Manned Space Engineering Office said on Sunday.The coordinates put the splash down in the Indian Ocean, close to the Maldives.Most the remnants burned up during re-entry, the agency said, ending an anxious week as people and governments wondered where and when the space junk would fall.The…
A large segment of a Chinese rocket re-entered the Earth's atmosphere and disintegrated over the Indian Ocean, state television reported Sunday citing the China Manned Space Engineering Office, following fevered speculation over where the 18-tonne object would come down.
Debris from a huge Chinese rocket could re-enter Earth's atmosphere close to New Zealand.The European Space Agency has confirmed China's Long March 5B rocket – which was launched into the skies with much fanfare a mere week ago...
THE Jamaica Public Service (JPS) Company Limited on Friday commissioned the first public electric vehicle charging station on the island. The move signals the anticipated change in the tide of vehicle usage from the traditional internal combustion engine to electric vehicles (EVs). The EV charging station, dubbed the JPS Charge 'N Go, is located at the Boot gas station in Drax Hall, St Ann, and features chargers with different specifications to cater to three different vehicle requirements.Speaking at the event, Minister of Science, Energy and Technology Daryl Vaz, quoted Global EV Outlook 2021, pointing out that "Despite the pandemic, electric vehicle registrations have increased by 41 per cent at the end of 2020. In the first quarter of 2021, global electric car sales have soared by almost...
BEIJING: A large segment of a Chinese rocket is expected to make an uncontrolled re-entry into the Earth's atmosphere early Sunday, but Beijing has downplayed fears of damage on the ground and said the risk is very low.
BEIJING (Reuters) - Remnants of China's biggest rocket landed in the Indian Ocean on Sunday, with the bulk of its components destroyed upon re-entry into the Earth's atmosphere, according to Chinese state media. Parts of the Long March 5B rocket re-entered the atmosphere at 10:24 a.m. Beijing time (0224 GMT) and landed at a location with the coordinates at longitude 72.47 degrees east and latitude 2.65 degrees north, Chinese state media cited the China Manned Space Engineering Office as saying. The coordinates put the point of impact in the ocean somewhere southwest of India and Sri Lanka. Most of the debris was burnt up in the atmosphere, it said. (Reporting by Ryan Woo, Hallie Gu, Xiao Han; Editing by Himani Sarkar)
Debris from a Chinese rocket has hurtled towards Earth's atmosphere and burned up, according to Chinese state media, with unconfirmed footage shared all over social this afternoon of what many thought ...
Remnants of China's biggest rocket landed in the Indian Ocean on Sunday, with the bulk of its components destroyed upon re-entry into the Earth's atmosphere, according to Chinese state media, ending days of speculation over where the debris would hit.
WASHINGTON (AP) — The operator of a pipeline that transports fuel across the East Coast said Saturday it was the victim of a ransomware attack and temporarily halted all pipeline operations.Colonial Pipeline did not say what was demanded or by whom, but ransomware attacks typically involve criminal hackers who seize data and demand a large payment to release it.Colonial Pipeline said the attack took place Friday and also affected some of its information technology systems. The company transports gasoline, diesel, jet fuel and home heating oil from refineries primarily located on the Gulf Coast through pipelines running from Texas to New Jersey.The Alpharetta, Georgia-based company said it hired an outside cybersecurity firm to investigate the nature and scope of the attack and has also contacted...
China has increased efforts to curb the massive production capacity of its domestic steel industry, a sector central to trade disputes with the United States and the European Union (EU), but also one of the nation’s largest sources of air pollution.The planned production cuts come after a government-stimulated building boom helped the Chinese economy rebound from the damage caused by the coronavirus pandemic early last year.Steel output to support the construction boom has caused iron ore…
Myanmar’s military has received hundreds of millions of dollars from natural gas sales through a financial scheme linked to the Myanmar-Thailand pipeline, a French newspaper has reported.
WASHINGTON (AP) — Lurking beneath Facebook's decision on whether to continue Donald Trump's suspension from its platform is a far more complex and consequential question: Do the protections carved out for companies when the internet was in its infancy 25 years ago make sense when some of them have become global powerhouses with almost unlimited reach?The companies have provided a powerful megaphone for Trump, other world leaders and billions of users to air their grievances, even ones that are false or damaging to someone's reputation, knowing that the platforms themselves were shielded from liability for content posted by users.Now that shield is getting a critical look in the current climate of hostility toward Big Tech and the social environment of political polarization, hate speech and...
An attack shuts down Colonial Pipeline, a major transporter of gasoline along the East Coast. A security analyst says the event shows the vulnerability of key elements of the nation's infrastructure.
A portion of a Chinese rocket is expected to reenter the Earth's atmosphere, Mother's Day is coming and more to start your weekend.
To fight climate change, the administration supports a huge expansion in offshore wind farms by 2030.
At around 100 feet tall and about 22 metric tons, China's Long March 5B rocket stage is set to become one of the largest objects to ever reenter the Earth’s atmosphere on an uncontrolled trajectory.
Obtaining vast amounts of ammonia is key to the 2050 emissions goal, but procuring only so-called green ammonia produced using renewable energy will be difficult.
The new facility will sort up to 280 tons daily, collected from recycling bins throughout the Salt Lake Valley.
China is on track to reach peak coal consumption, coal-fired capacity and emissions from the power sector by 2025 in line with Beijing’s climate targets, according to a researcher with Peking University’s Institute of Energy.Kang Junjie, deputy director of the university’s climate change and energy transition programme, said China’s coal consumption and power sector carbon emissions could peak by 2025.He expects China’s peak installed coal-fired power capacity to hit 1,150 gigawatts by 2025, up…
Upsala Glacier (U) in Landsat images from 1999, 2016 and 2021 illustrating both retreat and the separation from Bertacchi Glacier (B). Cono Glacier (C) is the next tributary to the north. Upsala Glacier is a major outlet glacier of the Southern Patagonia Icefield. The glacier terminates in Lago Argentina and retreated substantially, 7.2 km from 1986-2014 (NASA, 2014). The retreat accelerated after 2008 (Sakakibara et al 2013). From 2014-2019 the …
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TC Energy Corp., the company behind the Keystone XL pipeline, wrote off the line's value today, apparently signaling it could walk away from the project after a legal and political fight that spanned three presidential administrations.
Emission estimates for 190 nations across the globe were calculated by experts from research firm Rhodium Group in tandem with Breakthrough Energy.
The Interior Department on Friday announced it withdrew a rule proposed by the Trump administration to scale back safety regulations in exploratory drilling in the Arctic.
The report recommends that regulators, policymakers and others “critically examine each and every coal plant in their jurisdiction given the overwhelming amount of existing coal and the rapidly changing economics of possible alternatives.”
Hoosier Solar Holdings said last week that it is developing solar power facilities in economically distressed, rural communities across Indiana that have been designated as Qualified Opportunity Zones. Several solar and battery storage projects that collectively have a potential capcity of more than 1,600 megawatts (1.6 GW) are currently in active development, said the company. Many […]
Researchers are warning of rising violence against women and girls as climate change sparks more frequent natural disasters.
One of the most obscure jobs at EPA will soon hold sway over several of the agency's most contentious policies and some of the Biden administration's top priorities.
[SciDev.Net] Researchers have created a new dietary tool that they say could be used to simultaneously cut the risk of disease and climate change impacts.
A MAJOR UN study on methane, released today, calls for a cut in the consumption of meat and dairy products of up to 50 per cent and observes that a global tax of $US800 per tonne of methane would result in a 75 per cent reduction...
[Ghanaian Times] Waste batteries of electronic gadgets have been added to the list of e-waste being collected for safe disposal and recycling under an Incentive Payment System.
[Egypt Online] Minister of Health Dr Hala Zayed on Thursday 06/05/2021 took part in the World Health Organization (WHO)'s international dialogue on The Climate Resilient Health Systems Initiative held via video conference in the presence of WHO Director General Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus and a number of health and environment ministers from various world countries.
[The Point] UN Climate Change News, 5 May 2021 - Ahead of this year's UN Climate Change Conference COP26 in Glasgow, the President of the conference, Mr. Alok Sharma, and the President of the UN Climate Change Conference COP25 in Madrid in 2019, Ms. Carolina Schmidt of Chile, are calling on all countries to either follow through on commitments made under the Climate Ambition Alliance, or to join the efforts of the Alliance.
[The Conversation Africa] The climate crisis is no longer a looming threat - people are now living with the consequences of centuries of greenhouse gas emissions. But there is still everything to fight for. How the world chooses to respond in the coming years will have massive repercussions for generations yet to be born.
The state of the Alberta economy and the loss of the NDP-era Energy Efficiency Alberta tax credit slowed solar installations, but demand is soaring amid the pandemic.
The Salt River Project says it is more than doubling its commitment for the amount of electricity it gets from large power plants relying on solar energy.
A panel of federal judges appeared sympathetic yesterday to the prospect of allowing the Biden administration to reconsider its process for oil and gas leasing on public lands affecting greater sage grouse habitat — but questioned whether certain leases could be revived under the new regime.
The failure of a much-hyped plan for a pumped storage hydropower facility at a reservoir in southeastern New York state is raising questions about that technology's role in a low-carbon power grid.
German nonprofit atmosfair allows plane passengers to compensate for their flight emissions by funding climate-friendly projects in the Global South. But do such schemes work? Or are they another form of greenwashing?
British Prime Minister Boris Johnson said yesterday that he will use the Group of Seven meeting in June to "bend the ear" of fellow leaders to provide more financial help for poor countries to cope with climate change.
South Korea plans to invest $32 billion to build the world's largest floating offshore wind farm by 2030 as a cornerstone of the country's efforts to move toward carbon neutrality, President Moon Jae-in said.
Chinese media says space junk will land in international waters when it makes its re-entry into Earth's atmosphere this weekend.The claims, published in Global Times , a daily tabloid run by the Chinese Communist Party, say reports...
The country is responsible for 27% of global greenhouse gas emissions, according to a new report.
Study warns universal reliance on hydrogen-based fuels could distract from main game of renewable electrification and lock in fossil fuel dependency.
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Ambitious new commitments of state governments go some way to filling the void left by the lack of a national climate policy.
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AGL plans to develop the Liddell site into an energy hub of solar storage systems, grid-scale batteries and a waste-to-energy facility.
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Video footage posted on LinkedIn this week shows Lotus Energy's Melbourne solar panel recycling plant in action – is it Australia's first?
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Renewable energy is now the choice to go, and traditional and harmful ones can go.
Members of the International Renewable Energy Agency and private sector representatives are joining forces to modernize and refurbish the existing hydropower fleet around the globe. This is one of the results of the third meeting of the Collaborative Framework on Hydropower organized by IRENA, which aims to expand collaboration and action between the agency’s global […]
Human-caused methane emissions can be reduced by up to 45% this decade, keeping the global temperature within the bounds of the Paris Agreement on climate change, an environmental study released Thursday indicates.
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