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UK greenhouse gas emissions fall for seventh year in a row

The UK’s greenhouse gas emissions fell for a seventh consecutive year in 2019 after a record year for renewable energy, according to government figures. The provisional data, published by the government on Thursday, revealed a 3.6% fall in greenhouse gas…

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Is hydrogen the solution to net-zero home heating?

On 27 June 2019, the energy and clean growth minister Chris Skidmore signed papers that committed the UK to reduce carbon emissions to effectively nothing by 2050. If we are to stand any chance of meeting this target, known as…

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Study: global banks ‘failing miserably’ on climate crisis by funneling trillions into fossil fuels

The world’s largest investment banks have funnelled more than £2.2tn ($2.66tn) into fossil fuels since the Paris agreement, new figures show, prompting warnings they are failing to respond to the climate crisis. The US bank JP Morgan Chase, whose economists…

Tom Talks: Personal Courage, Ethics and Reputation

Southern Company president and CEO Tom Fanning continues to advocate relentless communication as a critical component of his leadership style through ‘Tom Talks,’ the CEO’s monthly podcast hosted on the SOPOD Network. In his first episode of 2020, Tom touches…

Labor asks PM if Bridget McKenzie’s sports grants document was backdated – politics live

While I am still wearing my ranty pants about the wellbeing budget mocking Josh Frydenberg has engaged in ALL week, Jacinda Ardern is visiting Australia this week, and New Zealand DOES have a wellbeing budget, as part of its annual…

Bill Shorten asks Coalition about robodebt duty of care – politics live

And question time ends. Scott Morrison says something to Anthony Albanese across the table and leaves. We have reached the inevitable conclusion of the Labor motion failing, and question time moves into a dixer to Karen Andrews. The punishment does…

The power is coming back on in Australian communities thanks to solar-powered minigrids

In the wake of Australia’s bushfires, an unprecedented natural disaster in which more than 20 percent of the continent’s forests burned, dozens of rural communities cut off from the electrical grid faced the grim prospect of weeks and even months…