Her Majesty will open the UN climate change conference in Scotland later this month with a speech that acknowledges the scale of the environmental crisis.
On Tuesday morning, Grant Robertson opened the Government's books to unveil a fiscal fairytale.
The Government's accounts for the year showed a measly $4.6 billion deficit, with Government ...
Consumers’ discomfort with rising oil and gas prices doesn’t bode well for what might be a costly shift to solar and wind power.
HARTFORD, Conn. (AP) — President Joe Biden says he would prefer to cut the duration of programs in his big social services and climate change package rather than eliminate some entirely, as Democrats struggle to win support from moderates by trimming what had been a $3.5 trillion proposal. Biden’s comments on Friday, reassuring progressives on …
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Although most of the glacier sits on state-owned land, Alaska controls no ready road entrances.
The Federation of Thai Industries (FTI) is calling on the government to amend laws to allow factories easier access to electricity made from renewable energy to help Thailand reduce carbon dioxide emissions.
Rising temperatures and desertification are forcing many Mauritanians to leave their ancestral homes in search of a better life.
Recent rocket passengerWilliam Shatner responded to Prince William’s criticism of space tourism for the wealthy while the Earth continues to be plagued by environmental problems. Shatner, 90, became the oldest individual ever to fly into space on Wednesday when he rocketed out of Earth’s atmosphere with three other passengers aboard the New Shepard NS-18 ship, built by Blue Origin, the company founded by Amazon’s billionaire owner, Jeff Bezos.The Duke of Cambridge slammed such flights as abandoning Earth and exacerbating pollution here. “We need some of the world’s greatest brains and minds fixed on trying to repair this planet, not trying to find the next place to go and live,” the prince told the BBC when asked about climate change in an interview that aired Thursday. “It really is quite...
EMPLOYEES of a Scottish pizza oven company have cut their combined emissions by 22,310kg – the equivalent of driving around the world twice – since starting to use a carbon footprint measuring app developed by Edinburgh-based eco tech firm, Pawprint.
Zeroing In on Zero Emissions: Increasing Climate Ambition for Indonesia
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Indonesia has made strong progress on identifying how it can transition toward a low-carbon and resilient economy to showcase to its international counterparts ahead of COP26 in Glasgow in November. Although efforts thus far are not yet enough, there is still a chance to step up ambition in a way that will be good for Indonesia and its people.
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Queen Elizabeth II appeared to make a comment on climate change in a private conversation caught on camera. "They talk, but they don't do."
A massive glacier at Denali National Park has shut down the tourist season early and could threaten Alaska's economy.
Here's what the parties hoping to form Germany's next government are planning on tax, climate change, autobahn speed limits and pensions.
White House issues 40-page report detailing the Biden administration's strategy to protect the financial, insurance and housing markets and the savings of American families.
WASHINGTON (AP) — The Biden administration is taking steps to address the economic risks from climate change, issuing a 40-page report Friday on government-wide plans to protect the financial, insurance and housing markets and the savings of American families. The report lays out steps that could potentially alter the mortgage process, stock market disclosures, retirement …
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A kind of advance pessimism is taking shape ahead of the crucial COP26 climate summit in Glasgow, Scotland.
While others strive to achieve net zero, Epson UK is going one step further – with a vision to become carbon negative and underground resource free by the middle of this century, discovers Andrew Collier
Nestlé, the world's largest food manufacturer is harnessing the energy and ideas of young people as it seeks to limit the environmental impact of its food production on the planet, writes Ann Wallace
[This Day] The Director General of the World Trade Organisation (WTO), Dr. Ngozi Okonjo-Iweala has identified the adoption of a global carbon price that is aligned with the Paris Agreement as the most straightforward way to reducing carbon emission and abating climate change.
[Daily Trust] Ahead of the United Nations (UN) Climate Change Conference (COP26) next month, African energy firms, the Organisation of Petroleum Exporting Countries (OPEC), and the African Energy Chamber (AEC) are pushing for funding strategies that could spike the adoption of cleaner fuels in Africa.
[UN News] With global transport at a crossroads, government leaders, industry experts, and civil society groups are meeting in Beijing, China, for a UN conference to chart the way forward to a more sustainable future for the sector, and greater climate action overall.
The monarch appears to comment about people who "talk" but "don't do", ahead of the COP26 summit.
NICOSIA, Cyprus (AP) — Drilling by ExxonMobil set for late next month to confirm how much natural gas is contained in a sizable deposit off Cyprus’ southwestern coast will map out how the fuel will reach potential markets in Europe and Asia, the island nation’s energy minister said on Wednesday. Minister Natasa Pilides says the …
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[Daily Maverick] In an Our Burning Planet webinar on Thursday, environmental journalist Onke Ngcuka discussed the impacts climate change will have on future generations with youth climate activist Gabriel Klaasen and global climate change expert Professor Nicholas King.
Siemens Gamesa Renewable Energy has selected UL (Underwriters Laboratories) for the provision of inspection and certification services for the company’s most advanced turbine designs.
The Queen has made a rare public statement on the climate change crisis, saying she is "irritated" by people who "talk but don't do".
The monarch made the comment during the opening of the Welsh parliament ...
A number of major world leaders have yet to confirm their attendance to the U.N. climate change summit in Glasgow.
Prime Minister Scott Morrison has ended weeks of speculation by finally confirming he will attend the United Nations climate conference in Glasgow next month.
[The Conversation Africa] Today's global energy inequities are staggering.
Brazil’s Vice-President Hamilton Mourão has said that a deployment of soldiers to the Amazon rainforest will end, just weeks before the global climate conference where the administration aims to show commitment to curbing illegal deforestation
China's threat to Australia is set to benefit uranium miners. Australia is embarking on a program to build nuclear-powered submarines and Australia has the world's biggest reserves of uranium.
Australia’s prime minister has confirmed he will attend a climate summit in Glasgow next month despite his government remaining bitterly divided over a draft plan for the country to achieve net zero emissions by 2050
Classifying energy should be left to capital markets, not government bureaucrats.
Stanley Johnson, 81, (pictured) backed a report saying 'carbon taxes' will 'help generate funds needed so historically "mega-polluting" countries can help less fortunate nations'.
Environment minister Zac Goldsmith flew to Colombia, a red list country, last week to discuss the Cop26 climate summit in Glasgow and other environmental issues.
Officials initially estimated as much as 144,000 gallons of oil was spilled into the ocean but on Thursday, a Coast Guard lieutenant commander said the agency is confident the number of gallons leaked is around 25,000.
With lockdowns and restrictions gradually being eased, greenhouse gas emissions are rebounding to pre-pandemic levels across G20 countries, with India, Argentina, China and Indonesia projected to exceed their 2019 emissions this year.
At a time when gas prices are usually heading down, the reverse is happening. Prices are soaring amid a sudden increase in the price of oil.
Canadians are — and will remain — among the biggest consumers of energy over the next decade even as policies ramp up to make the country more energy-efficient, a global energy forecast suggests.
The other day I found myself looking at a startling image of my Northern California home, the daylight dampened by an eerie orange glow as wildfire smoke blocked the sun.
The leak was previously estimated to be at least 25,000 gallons and no more than 132,000 gallons. The Coast Guard now says it was closer to the lower figure.
It aimed to showcase Glasgow's "world-famous warm welcome" and sustainable city credentials to delegates arriving for the UN Climate Change Conference.
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A French court has ordered the state to honour its commitments on climate change, environmental organisations bringing the case said on Thursday.
North Carolina Gov. Roy Cooper on Wednesday signed into law a bipartisan mandate that will require the state to reduce carbon emissions by 70% by 2030 and reach carbon neutrality by 2050.
Conservationists are trying to track walrus populations amid climate change but they can't do it alone.
The report found Black, Native and Latino populations are more than 40% more likely to suffer from some climate hazards than their peers.
IN just under a fortnight’s time, people from all over the world will canoe, sail, cycle and walk into Glasgow for the start of the UN Cop26 summit to combat climate change.
As of Tuesday evening, wildlife officials had collected 28 oil-covered birds from the Orange County shoreline, all of which have undergone cleaning and rehabilitation. Some were released Wednesday.
China’s attempts to address its power shortage have received a boost through efforts to increase imports of coal and electricity from Russia, according to state media and government agencies.The country’s overall coal purchases in September rose 17 per cent month on month to 32.9 million tonnes, the highest this year, according to the customs authority on Wednesday, as the government moved to ensure stable energy supply before the peak winter demand.An energy crunch brought about by shortages…
Current commitments put the world on a trajectory to a catastrophic 2.4 degree Celsius of warming by the end of the century, calculations by a ...
A final decision for the location of the UK's prototype fusion energy plant is due in 2022.
CHEBAYESH MARSHES, Iraq, Oct 14 (Reuters) – On an island surrounded by the narrow waterways of the Chebayesh Marshes in southern Iraq, Sabah Thamer al-Baher rises with the sun to milk his herd of water buffalo. This summer has been tough for Baher, a father of two. Iraq’s 2020-2021 rainfall season was the second driest …
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The recommendations are part of a report by the Academy of Medical Sciences and the Royal Society, which looked at how climate change measures can improve people's health in the UK.
Alan Burns, Executive Director of Glasgow-based construction company City Building, outlines the giant strides his organisation is making to reduce its carbon footprint
[Nation] Lake Turkana Wind Power (LTWP) has confirmed appointment of insider Phylip Leferink as new Chief Executive.
[Tunis Afrique Presse] Tunis/Tunisia -- Projects for the production of electricity from renewable energy, worth ?3 billion (about 10 billion dinars), are proposed by Tunisia in the framework of public-private partnership (PPP), Belhassen Chibboub, Director of the Department of Electricity and Renewable Energy at the Ministry of Industry said in Lyon during Tunisia's day at Pollutec show.
[Ghanaian Times] The Deputy Minister of Energy, Mr William Owireku Aidoo, has made a strong case for Ghana's energy sector, describing it as a favourable destination due to its attractive energy sector environment.
[The Herald] As world leaders including President Mnangagwa prepare to converge in Glasgow, Scotland, for the Conference of Parties (COP26) on curbing carbon emissions, Zimbabwe is turning promises into action looking for a start at major gains in energy efficiency.
[Daily Trust] A professor of Solid-State Physics at the Olabisi Onabanjo University (OOU), Ago-Iwoye, Ogun State, Rasaki Kolawole Odunaike, has charged the federal government to adopt renewable and alternative energy as the major source of power in Nigeria towards reviving the collapsing economy.
The global battle against climate change is likely to be won or lost in China.
[IPS] Stockholm -- Hunger, violent conflict and the visible impacts of climate change are all on the rise. World Food Day, October 16, is a reminder that we need to talk about the intricate ways that these challenges are connected--and how to tackle them together.
Energy Environ. Sci. , 2021, Advance Article DOI : 10.1039/D1EE01446C, Comment Lea Nienhaus, Timothy W. Schmidt We discuss why in the device structure presented Sheng et al. upconversion inherently cannot be the underlying cause of the observed effects. To cite this article before page numbers are assigned, use the DOI form of citation above. The content of this RSS Feed (c) The Royal Society of Chemistry
Wellington's weather was so wild yesterday that a wave-height monitor was washed away across the harbour.
The Lower Hutt suburb of Eastbourne was completely cut off by large swells and debris. Roads ...
Australia again ranked amongst the worst for climate action, lagging behind on renewables uptake, EV adoption and fossil fuel phase-out.
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Energy Environ. Sci. , 2021, Accepted Manuscript DOI : 10.1039/D1EE02258J, Communication Yang Shi, Zengyue Wang, Yanxin Yao, Wanwan Wang, Yi-Chun Lu Hybrid redox flow batteries (RFBs) offer a much higher energy density compared to all liquid RFBs. However, negative electrodes of hybrid RFBs normally utilize metal deposition reactions (e.g. zinc metal),... The content of this RSS Feed (c) The Royal Society of Chemistry
Australia has a future beyond coal exports with the International Monetary Fund noting lithium, cobalt and nickel would be in demand as the world transitioned to renewable energy in coming decades.
Two birds oiled after an undersea pipeline ruptured off the Southern California coast have been treated and released. Officials have reported 28 oiled birds since the spill a little more than a week ago off the coast of Orange County. (Oct. 13)
Indigenous community members at the National Congress of American Indians this week are speaking out about the climate change they say is causing their longstanding communities and tribes to suffer. (Oct. 14)
A wildfire raging through a Southern California coastal area threatened ranches and rural homes Wednesday as the fire-scarred state faced a new round of dry winds that raise the risk of more infernos. (Oct. 13)
BHP signs deal with Australia's largest hybrid wind and solar project to supply much of the power needs of its giant Olympic Dam mine.
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India's ironing vendors use charcoal as fuel, but Vinisha Umashankar's cart harnesses the Sun's energy.
NASA fears climate change’s effects to some of its vehicles, equipment, and even infrastructure. Here’s how the agency plans to protect them.
Laura Amherst, 31, who is known for her topless protests with the Extinction Rebellion group, has said she will not eat anymore food until Boris Johnson addresses the group's demands on the climate.
A new study from Columbia University indicates summertime ice coverage in the Last Ice Area, a region of the Arctic that traditionally remains frozen year-round, could be gone by the year 2100.
The investigation, by ITV News, Greenpeace Unearthed and the Bureau of Investigative Journalism traced soyabeans used in the UK to their original source.
Jais Valeur, the CEO of Danish Crown in Denmark, warned the only way to reduce CO2 emissions and meet global climate targets is to cut beef production.
Some countries will spend less on power by 2100, but middle-income countries in the tropics and subtropics will spend more to keep buildings cool
Covering roofs with solar panels could significantly contribute to decarbonising global energy systems.
THE SCOTTISH LibDems have repeated their calls for Nicola Sturgeon to rip up her government’s deal with Heathrow Airport – claiming the First Minister is “not prepared to take concrete steps” to cut emissions.
Greenhouse gas emissions produced by human activity were influencing the global climate since the early 20th century, a study reports. The study, carried out by NASA researchers, provides one of the earliest evidence of global man-made climate change. Tree ring records can be used to reconstruct temperature and precipitation seasonal variations. Researchers can also use […]
3 Ways Federal Investment in Trees and Forests Can Support Economic Growth
Wed, 10/13/2021 - 10:43
To reach the United States’ target of reducing net emissions by 50-52% from 2005 levels by 2030, the federal government and non-federal actors will need to increase the ability of natural and working lands to sequester and store carbon. A recent economy-wide analysis finds that reaching these climate goals will require the United States to enable its lands and...
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[Ghanaian Times] President Nana Addo Dankwa Akufo-Addo says the government is exploring the regional market as part of its efforts in opening up the renewable energy for investments.
While global coal shortage is being cited as one of the reasons behind India's looming power crisis, netizens debated if the Modi government was competent enough to quickly normalize the situation.
The coronavirus pandemic has shown that humans are very good at responding to an immediate crisis, says New Zealand's Climate Change Minister James Shaw. (Oct 13)
This story has been made freely available as a public service to our readers. Please consider supporting SCMP’s journalism by subscribing.Typhoon Kompasu is likely to affect Hong Kong for longer than expected, with a No 8 signal now predicted to remain in force until at least 4pm, surpassing the 22-hour warning – the longest in 40 years – generated by Tropical Storm Lionrock only days earlier.As of 2pm, the typhoon was situated 490km south-southwest of the city, according to data from the Hong…
World temperatures are rising because of human activity, and climate change now threatens every aspect of human life.
Soaring energy prices are a stark reminder of how dependent Europe is on fossil fuels and should serve to accelerate the shift towards renewable forms of energy.
Our Masters of Disasters panel is back to discuss the future of wildfire smoke, point out the success story of auto emissions and tell terrible jokes.
MEXICO CITY (AP) — Tropical Storm Pamela is picking up momentum in the Pacific off Mexico and forecasters say it should be back to hurricane strength again before striking the coast north of the port of Mazatlan on Wednesday. After weakening to a tropical storm Tuesday afternoon, Pamela was centered about 170 miles (275 kilometers) …
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Australian exports of renewable hydrogen, ammonia and green materials could surpass the current value of coal and gas exports, and create more jobs.
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The European Union will seek a ban on tapping...
People who never considered themselves at risk from climate change are waking up to floods and fires.
[Tunis Afrique Presse] Tunis/Tunisia -- The Ministry of Agriculture, Water Resources and Fisheries will work to meet the challenges facing the agricultural sector in Tunisia, including water scarcity and adaptation to climate change, Minister Elyes Hamza said as he took office on Tuesday.
[The Herald] Nearly 10 000 people in Bikita and Tsholotsho have secured national identity documents during a mobile registration exercise launched by Government to document citizens who were affected by the 2017 floods and cyclone Idai in 2019.
Demand for fossil fuels will peak by 2025 if countries meet their climate pledges, according...
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[The Conversation Africa] Around the world, there are huge tree-planting initiatives happening. Their aim is to restore forest landscapes, as having more trees provides livelihood benefits, enhances biodiversity by providing a habitat for other organisms and otherwise protects the environment. Some initiatives seek to sequester carbon with the aim of mitigating climate change.
Highlights of this day in history: Arab oil embargo fuels energy crisis; Americans clinch revolutionary victory at Saratoga; Deadly quake hits northern California; Mobster Al Capone convicted of tax evasion; Playwright Arthur Miller born. (Oct. 17)
As Western governments and oil companies ramp down production, the state-owned giants of Saudi Arabia and Russia seek to seize market share. A carbon tax could stop them.
The former US president is expected to meet young climate activists during his visit to the UN conference.
HARTFORD, Conn. (AP) — President Joe Biden says he would prefer to cut the duration of programs in his big social services and climate change package rather than eliminate some entirely, as Democrats struggle to win support from moderates by trimming what had been a $3.5 trillion proposal.Biden's comments on Friday, reassuring progressives on what he hopes will be a landmark piece of his legacy, marked his clearest indication yet on how he hopes negotiations over the bill will play out. Appearing to side with a strategy preferred by progressive lawmakers, it marked at least a subtle break with House Speaker Nancy Pelosi, who has suggested that most Democrats prefer to focus on establishing a few enduring programs.He also said there is no deadline for a deal.“I’m of the view that it’s important...
Chinese electric carmakers are still lagging behind their foreign rivals in permanent magnet (PM) motor innovation despite the fact that China is the world’s dominant supplier of the rare earth metals required for making them, a top Chinese British scientist said in an interview.Zi-qiang Zhu, an electrical engineering professor at the University of Sheffield, said in a group interview this week that Chinese electric vehicle (EV) companies, which include traditional carmakers and new players,…
Indigenous groups and other environmental activists marched to the Capitol as they continued a weeklong protest demanding that Congress and the Biden Administration stop new fossil fuel projects and act with greater urgency on climate change. (Oct. 15)
With the UK due to host the world's annual environmental conference, COP26, in Glasgow next month, everyone's been talking about climate change.
The Kitikmeot Inuit Association plans to take on a 10-year $7.25 million loan from Nunavut Tunngavik Inc. to move ahead with its Grays Bay Road and Port project between the Northwest Territories and the Arctic coast.
Extreme El Niño weather events caused by climate change could slow the recovery of southern right whale populations
The UC Davis Oiled Wildlife Care Network rescued birds from oil-soaked waters off the coast of Southern California and sent them back into the wild.
Brassica carinata, a non-edible seed crop, can be grown and processed into oil to be used as biofuel for airplane engines. After extracting the oil, the residue can then be ground into feed for cattle.
Former President Barack Obama will join President Joe Biden at the COP26 climate summit in Glasgow, Scotland next month as the U.S. tries to show its commitment to curbing climate change.
Portland General Electric has outlined a path to net-zero emissions that relies on rapidly adding renewable energy assets and utilizing customer-sited distributed energy resources for grid resiliency.
For the second straight year, the world is heading into a new La Niña weather event. Here's more on what to expect and what that means for the weather and the hurricane season.
Singapore’s power grid operator SP Group is teaming up with a French firm to import renewable energy generated in Indonesia, while an Australian-Singapore company is purchasing solar energy from Australia via a 5,000km subsea power line that passes through Jakarta-controlled waters.The latter is a US$21.6 billion project by Sun Cable, a company backed by Australian software billionaire Mike Cannon-Brookes and mining magnate Andrew Forrest. Sun Cable will also invest US$2.5 billion in Indonesia…
A new report from the Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory aims to advise renewable energy asset owners on the value of participating in ancillary services markets as an additional revenue source and grid resiliency tool.
[Ethiopian Herald] It is generally agreed that climate is a global good. It does not have a border. As a result, when one part of the world causes damage to climate the impact will have consequences on all corners too. This makes the prevention efforts of climate change a globally shared responsibility.
[Ethiopian Herald] Many policies and individual choices have the potential to reduce greenhouse gas emissions and produce major health co-benefits. For example, cleaner energy systems, and promoting the safe use of public transportation and active movement - such as cycling or walking as alternatives to using private vehicles - could reduce carbon emissions, and cut the burden of household air pollution, which causes some 4.3 million deaths per year, and ambient air pollution, which causes about 3 million deaths every year.
[Capital FM] Nairobi -- Environment and Forestry Cabinet Secretary Keriako Tobiko has urged world powers to put aside their geo-political differences and work together in tackling climate change.
[The Herald] The world faces an exponential increase in hunger fuelled by the climate crisis if urgent global action to help communities adapt to climatic shocks and stresses is ignored, the United Nations World Food Programme (WFP) warns ahead of World Food Day, on 16 October.
[This Day] The residence of the British Deputy High Commissioner in Ikoyi, Lagos was open to a handful of guests last Thursday who witnessed the opening of a touring Art Exhibition on Climate Change. The show was a build up to the 26th UN Climate Change Conference of the Parties (COP26) in Glasgow on from November 1 to 12.
Queen Elizabeth said she was irritated by world leaders who talk about climate change but do nothing to address global warming, and said it was still unclear who would turn up at the COP26 climate summit in Glasgow.
[The Conversation Africa] The investor Warren Buffett once remarked that "only when the tide goes out do you discover who's been swimming naked". For the plastics recycling industry, the pandemic was a bit like the tide going out, exposing its deep-rooted structural problems.
Humpback whale populations are strongly recovering on their feeding grounds in the South Atlantic, with over 24,543 whales now estimated to use polar waters in the Scotia Arc each summer. …
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William Shatner, 90 fired back at Prince William's criticism of space travel, after he told billionaires that they should be 'trying to repair this planet, not trying to find the next place to go and live.'
Just one day after hurtling into space on the Blue Origin rocket, an emotional William Shatner appeared on Cuomo Prime Time to discuss the profound experience. The 90-year-old actor revealed that the once-in-a-lifetime trip was incredibly bittersweet.“I wish I had better news and more entertainment and jokes to tell you but I was moved to tears by what I saw,” Shanter said. “I come back filled and overwhelmed with sadness and empathy for this beautiful thing we call Earth.”Shatner was visibly overcome with emotions while talking about how the trip impacted his view on humanity. The usually jovial actor stressed the importance of implementing cleaner business practices to reduce the impact of climate change.“We're at the tipping point, we haven't got time to wait 30 years and argue about a few...
[The Conversation Africa] Environmental disasters are increasingly a fact of life around the world. Each year, floods, droughts and landslides affect tens of millions of people, leaving vast human and economic destruction in their wake. The cost in human lives and livelihoods each year is enormous.
FEMA says its new rates better reflect the risk from more intense and frequent rain and floods. The increase could make housing unaffordable for some in the most flood-prone areas.
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Queen Elizabeth II has appeared to criticize the global lack of action on climate change in comments caught on microphone
The NSW government has drawn up the proposed map of the New England renewable energy zone, which will host 8GW of wind, solar and storage.
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"That's not climate denial, this is climate denial". Australia's climate policies exposed to the world in parody billboard in Times Square.
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Britain’s Prince William has criticised some of the world’s richest men for using their wealth to fund a new space race and space tourism rather than trying to fix the problems on Earth instead.William on Thursday voiced his disapproval in an interview with the BBC aired, a day after the former Star Trek actor William Shatner, 90, became the oldest man to fly to space, in a rocket funded by Amazon founder Jeff Bezos.“We need some of the world’s greatest brains and minds fixed on trying to…
China’s record-high level of factory gate inflation has increased the risk of stagflation, but surging coal prices that have forced factories to charge more for their products are unlikely to keep rising at the same pace for much longer, analysts said.China’s energy crisis is accentuating economic problems posed by elevated coal prices, which helped push the producer price index (PPI) from 9.5 per cent year on year growth in August to a new high of 10.7 per cent in September.The increase in…
The all-electric, autonomous truck features a load carrier for carrying materials. Volvo said it was made using electricity from renewable sources to create the clean-burning gas.
The Task Force on Climate-Related Financial Disclosures (TCFD) has released new guidance asking companies to change the way they report their greenhouse gas emissions, posing a challenge for businesses in Hong Kong as the city aims to align its listed firms with the framework by 2025.The international organisation of 32 members, set up by the Basel-based Financial Stability Board in 2015 to develop guidelines for voluntary climate-related financial disclosures across industries, updated its…
Parts of Texas were hit hard Tuesday night into Wednesday by the latest in a long line of tropical systems, as heavy rain caused flash flooding and led to at least one high-water rescue in San Antonio. But the most recent storm is unlike any other that has impacted the Gulf Coast states so far this year.Typically when a tropical system strikes Texas, it has origins in the Atlantic hurricane basin, but Pamela, which motored through the heart of Texas as a tropical rainstorm, can be traced back to the eastern Pacific Ocean where it was once a Category 1 hurricane.It is "pretty unusual for Pacific tropical systems to drive moisture into Texas and beyond," AccuWeather Senior Vice President Jon Porter said. He added that events like this have happened only a few times over the past 75 years and...
A consortium led by Switzerland-based Vitol will invest in the vast hydrocarbon project.
Joe Biden's meeting with Pope Francis comes amid a debate over whether he should receive communion because of his support for abortion rights
Future climates were modelled under three greenhouse gas mitigation scenarios by an international team of researchers led from Canada's McGill University.
[New Zimbabwe] DEVELOPMENT in the energy sector should be guided by the improvements it makes to the livelihoods of intended beneficiaries.
In this week's issue of our environment newsletter, we look at the benefits of a home energy evaluation and how Britain brought back the beaver.
Chris Martin says their gigs will be powered from renewable energy but expects backlash over flying.
[This Day] Minister of Works and Housing, Mr Babatunde Fashola, (SAN) has submitted that urban centres are responsible for most of the global energy consumption and by extension a huge portion of greenhouse emissions in the world, leading to disruptions of the natural environment.
Population growth, climate change and the urban heat island effect are combining to put more people at risk
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Photos: Hurricane Pamela leaves trail of destruction in western Mexico
Thousands of miles of inactive oil pipelines have been abandoned on the seafloor. Aging platforms pose an additional risk.
Officials raised concerns in the 1970s about plans for oil platforms off Orange County.
Some Catholic bishops are pushing to deny Biden Communion for his support of abortion rights.
A joint venture between global energy giant TotalEnergies and Simply Blue Group, a developer of floating offshore wind projects, aims to capitalize on the "vast potential" of floating offshore wind projects in the U.S.
Emissions of greenhouse gases (GHG) are rebounding across the G20 countries this year after a short period of decline due to the Covid-19 pandemic in 2020 and the world is far from meeting the 1.5 degree C global warming limit despite ‘net zero’ commitments by 14 of them, said a report on annual stocktake and comparison of climate actions of these big and emerging economies.
The 15 utilities behind the Southeast Energy Exchange Market (SEEM) hailed the proposal as providing "cost, reliability and environmental benefits." So, why is the renewable energy industry so concerned?
Canadian energy giant ATCO says it is making progress with a 2,600MWh pumped hydro project near Bathurst, which it hopes to gain a spot in the first renewable energy zone in NSW to go to tender. The Central West Pumped Hydro (CWPH) project will have a capacity of 325MW, and eight hours storage, or a […]
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[Tunis Afrique Presse] Tunis/Tunisia -- (TAP correspondent Nedra Boukesra) - Projects for the production of electricity from renewable energy, worth ?3 billion (about 10 billion dinars), are proposed by Tunisia in the framework of public-private partnership (PPP), Belhassen Chibboub, Director of the Department of Electricity and Renewable Energy at the Ministry of Industry said in Lyon during Tunisia's day at Pollutec show.
Our planet faces unprecedented climate risks, and world leaders are gathering at COP26 in Glasgow next month with a mandate to stave off disaster.
New Bighorn solar farm in Colorado will enable the neighbouring steel plant to become the first in the world to be largely powered by solar.
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UNITED STATES (AFP) - Star Trek actor William Shatner finally became a real space traveller on Blue Origin's second crewed mission yesterday, calling it the most profound experience of his life."It was unbelievable," said the 90-year-old Canadian, known to the sci-fi show's legion of "Trekkies" as the daring Captain James T Kirk, a role he first played more than half a century ago.He was joined on the 11-minute journey beyond Earth's atmosphere and back again by three others: Blue Origin executive Audrey Powers, Planet Labs co-founder Chris Boshuizen, and Glen de Vries of Medidata Solutions.A New Shepard rocket took off from the company's West Texas base around 9:49 am (1449 GMT) after experiencing two brief delays, eventually soaring to 66 miles (106 kilometres) above sea level.Founder Jeff...
[VOA] Ambassador Linda Thomas-Greenfield returned to public service earlier this year when President Joe Biden nominated her to be the representative of the United States to the United Nations.
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JUDGES in Scotland have provided a boost for the North Sea oil and gas industry as the energy crisis underlines the value of UK production. However, the outlook for investment looks set to remain uncertain amid manoeuvring by campaigners and politicians.
U.S. climate envoy John Kerry concedes the upcoming U.N. climate talks in Glasgow, Scotland are likely to fall short of the target level for emissions cuts needed to stave off more devastating scenarios of global warming. (Oct. 14)
Emissions from the richest countries are going up again this year as the global economy rebounds.
The United Nations has convened world leaders many times before to discuss climate change, dating to the 1990s. The next meeting, scheduled for November in Glasgow, may be the most important ever. U.S. President Joe Biden’s climate envoy, John Kerry, says COP26 will be the last chance for the world to avoid climate disaster.
The coal shortage at power plants are of their own making since state utilities and private power plants ignored repeated warnings from the coal and power ministries to begin building up inventories, even as the total generation capacity that was switched off due to low fuel stocks shrank 45% from 11 GW (gigawatts) to 6 GW on improved supplies from Coal India.
State and Territory emissions targets offer the Morrison government a free-kick to lift its 2030 target. Will it take it?
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With aging infrastructure and problems with fuel supplies, Cuba is facing a crisis in its electric power generation system, which could accelerate plans to increase the share of renewable sources in the energy mix. In recent weeks, blackouts have been widespread in the 15 provinces of this Caribbean island nation. Breakdowns in several of the […]
The European Commission’s Joint Research Centre has issued an analysis of the persistent extreme drought, which started in 2019 and is impacting the La Plata Basin, the second largest river basin in South America and the fifth in the world.
WMO contributed to the study published in JRC Publications Repository. It includes an overview of the event, its climatological background, its spatio-temporal evolution, its causes and characteristics, as well as its impacts on natural and human systems.
The 2019-2021 drought started with below normal precipitation in the upper part of...
A garbage and grass fire that broke out near a Wilmington oil refinery is sending up black smoke.
China – already a world leader in renewable energy production – aims to “vigorously” expand its solar and wind power projects to achieve climate targets.Delivering a keynote speech at the United Nations Biodiversity Conference (COP15) Leaders’ Summit, Chinese President Xi Jinping said the country would continue to “vigorously develop renewable energy”, and aimed to make speedy progress in developing large wind power and photovoltaic bases in sandy and rocky areas and deserts. “Construction of…
Forrest attacks federal Coalition for fear mongering over switch to green energy, and its focus on fossil fuels in its hydrogen and CCS strategy.
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Union coal minister Prahlad Joshi on his visit to Chhattisgarh on Wednesday said that there was no shortage of coal in the country anymore and the situation was under control as Coal India Limited is catering to the need. The minister proceeded to Korba district to take stock of the situation at South Eastern Coal Fields Limited.
Hurricane Pamela made landfall on the western coast of Mexico Wednesday as a Category One storm, with life-threatening storm surge and heavy rainfall predicted, the US National Hurricane Center said. The storm had initially been forecast to hit as a major hurricane but weakened as it approached the coast and was even briefly downgraded to a tropical storm.
Intimate photos that provide a rare window into the lives of polar bears, birds and insects have earned several Canadians recognition in this year’s Wildlife Photographer of the Year Awards.
As China’s president Xi Jinping stepped up the nation’s climate commitment last month by pledging...
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French President Emmanuel Macron announced a shift to small modular nuclear reactors on Tuesday as he unveiled his €30 billion, five-year strategy to bolster France’s high-tech sectors, building on the country’s history as a pioneer of nuclear energy. Analysts hail the technology as highly promising, especially in the face of Chinese competition.
As congressional Democrats negotiate the size and scope of a budget bill that could significantly remake the social safety net in the United States, a new CNN Poll conducted by SSRS finds 75% of the party's rank-and-file prefer a bill that goes further to expand the social safety net and combat climate change over one that costs less and enacts fewer of those policies (20% favor a scaled-back bill).
The International Energy Agency called for "unmistakable" action by world leaders to reduce emissions ahead of the COP26 Climate Change Conference, warning that the global transition to renewable energy isn't happening quickly enough to meet net-zero goals.
A team of astrophysicists led by the University of Geneva created a climate model to simulate what conditions would have been like on a young Venus.
Welcome to Carbon Brief’s Cropped. We handpick and explain the most important stories at the intersection...
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“Cool Food Meals” Badge Coming to Aramark, MAX Burgers and Nestlé Professional Menus, Helping Consumers Choose Climate-Friendly Foods
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WASHINGTON (October 14, 2021) — World Resources Institute (WRI) announced that its “Cool Food Meals” badge will next roll out on the menus of major food companies Aramark and Nestlé Professional and Sweden-based restaurant chain MAX Burgers. The Cool Food Meals badge identifies dishes with a lower carbon...
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The Russian president, notorious for years for his scepticism about man-made global warming, has changed tune in recent months.
[Namibian] THE ministry of mines and energy received a tongue lashing from the parliamentary standing committee on natural resources over the conduct of the Canadian oil company ReconAfrica, which is currently drilling for oil in the Kavango East region.
No lighters back then but hunter-gathers still found a way to enjoy tobacco.
[HRW] It is almost five months since an environmental activist, Mama Fikile Ntshangase, was gunned down in her home in Somkhele in KwaZulu-Natal province, after raising concerns about a coal mine in the area. No arrests have been made. Mama Fikile had received threats to her life but carried on with what she perceived to be the only way to protect her community's health and livelihood.
Two speeches from China’s top leaders, delivered days apart, have revealed that Beijing plans to continue supporting fossil fuels even as it invests in renewable ...
Gridlock at L.A. ports hit record high as investigators looking into the oil spill gather data on every vessel traveling near the pipeline since last October.
The costs of solar and coal power will be comparable across China by 2023 as solar energy conversion becomes more efficient and the cost drops, according to a new study by researchers in China and the United States.The researchers also found that solar power, when paired with the capacity to store energy for later use, could meet more than 40 per cent of the country’s electricity demands by 2060, at less than 2.5 US cents per kilowatt-hour.The study suggests “solar plus storage” could be…
The additional $20 billion in financing support will provide support for climate mitigation efforts including low-carbon energy sources.
The US now has a 35 per cent global market share in bitcoin mining, the largest in the world – the electricity to produce the cryptocurrency may come mostly from coal
The move by China is set to cause alarm ahead of the COP26 summit in Glasgow in two weeks, and is a major blow to the UK's plans for securing a global agreement on phasing out coal.
[Ghanaian Times] A most interesting development has occurred in the campaign to save the biodiversity of Planet Earth, as world leaders begin to engage with the idea of laying down strict rules to save the planet from climate change.
Property-owners prepare to comply with ambitious laws to cut carbon as compliance dates loom.
A network of international researchers launches a European collaboration this week ( 14 October 2021). This collaboration will train a new generation of scientists to understand how past climate changes …
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[The Conversation Africa] Zimbabwe considers renewable energy a game changer for rural development. It sees it as an opportunity to increase access to electricity in the country's rural areas.
The Resilient Islands project team in Jamaica recently planted mangroves in Old Harbour Bay, St Catherine, as part of its efforts to protect communities against the impacts of climate change by promoting the use of coastal habitats to reduce risks.This is a milestone for the project and, if successfully grown, additional mangroves will be planted in the area.The Resilient Islands project is a four-year partnership involving the International Federation of Red Cross and Red Crescent Societies - of which the Jamaica Red Cross is a member - and The Nature Conservancy.It aims to unite people and nature in adapting together to overcome the impacts of climate change.Resilient Islands is part of the International Climate Initiative. The Federal Ministry for the Environment, Nature Conservation and...
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