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City of London buys into new Dorset solar farm to help power Square Mile

Thousands of solar panels in the Dorset countryside will soon power Britain’s historic financial centre under a new renewable energy deal struck by the City of London Corporation. The City’s governing body expects to save £3m by buying over half…

Foreign spies could target Australian politicians using ‘unwitting relatives or friends’, Asio warns – politics live

The ABC managing director, David Anderson, has confirmed to the Senate estimates hearing that he was included on emails from the government in relation to tonight’s episode of Four Corners. He says the government had suggested to journalists on the…

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Russia rules out cutting fossil fuel production in next few decades

Russia has no plans to rein in its production of fossil fuels in the coming decades despite the global efforts to shift towards low-carbon energy, according to its energy minister. Alexander Novak told the Guardian that Russia did “not see…

Toxic Sulfur Dioxide Emissions Fell Across India, Russia, and China Last Year–Dropping 6% Globally

Containing a large chunk of the total world population, the people of China, India, Russia, and the United States have all helped and worked dramatically to slash the levels of the toxic air pollutant sulfur dioxide (SO2). In 2019, the levels of anthropogenic SO2 emissions fell worldwide by 6%. In only the second time ever, […]

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Solar is Now the Cheapest Electricity in History and Just Met 100% of Demand in South Australia For First Time

South Australia has met 100% of its electricity demands with solar energy for the first time over the weekend—most of it coming not from solar farms but PV panels mounted on rooftops. A combination of cloudless skies, low energy demand, and mild temperatures helped create conditions for 76% of circulating power to be generated by […]

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5 Tips For More Sustainable Home Lighting

In an older home, lighting fixtures are a leading cause of poor lighting, high electricity bills, and household waste. Whether it’s a stormy day and too dark to keep the lights off or it’s late at night and the sun set hours ago, you need the lights on, but it also drives up your electricity […]

Scientists Create Transparent Wood Nearly As Clear as Glass To Make Stronger, Better Insulating Windows

3.5 percent of the energy used in the United States goes right out the window—wasted because of inefficient glass panes in winter and summer. Now scientists have given us a way to utilize sustainable tree products as a replacement for the costly glass. A researcher at the USDA Forest Products Laboratory, Junyong Zhu, has collaborated […]

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First Ever ‘Green Shopping Aisle’ Caters to Environmental Enthusiasts Who Want Home DIY Projects

Environmentally-minded DIY enthusiasts can now enjoy the first ever ‘green shopping aisle’–complete with a real grass walkway and a canopy infused with foliage and butterflies. The green aisle is, quite literally, festooned with evergreen climbers and vegetation to help eco-conscious shoppers find the section of the hardware store that will make their home more sustainable. […]

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First Ever ‘Green Shopping Aisle’ Caters to Environmental Enthusiasts Who Want Home DIY Projects

Environmentally-minded DIY enthusiasts can now enjoy the first ever ‘green shopping aisle’–complete with a real grass walkway and a canopy infused with foliage and butterflies. The green aisle is, quite literally, festooned with evergreen climbers and vegetation to help eco-conscious shoppers find the section of the hardware store that will make their home more sustainable. […]

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Labor’s Joel Fitzgibbon threatens to quit shadow cabinet over emissions target

The veteran New South Wales Labor rightwinger Joel Fitzgibbon has threatened to quit the shadow cabinet if the opposition adopts a medium-term emissions reduction target he cannot live with. In a significant escalation of Labor’s internal dispute about climate and…