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Recent Australian emissions cuts likely to be reversed in recovery from Covid and drought

Most of the reduction in Australia’s greenhouse gas emissions last year is likely to be wiped out as transport rebounds after Covid-19 lockdowns and farming recovers from the long-term-drought, according to an audit of national climate data. Scott Morrison told…

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‘Do-nothing document’: Australian electric vehicle strategy lets emissions keep rising

The Morrison government has ruled out subsidies to encourage people to buy electric or hybrid vehicles, and assumes they will be adopted at a pace that would lead to greenhouse gas emissions from transport increasing over the next decade. A…

More Renewable Energy Used in 2020 Than Fossil Fuels in World’s 4th Largest Economy, Emissions Slashed by 80M Tons

For the first time in history, a combination of wind, solar, and other renewables overtook Germany’s coal, oil, and gas, for use as the country’s fuel source during 2020. A combination of the pandemic, lower demand for electricity, mild weather, cheaper natural gas, and various economic and market factors led to the historic numbers on […]

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Boris Johnson’s Crazy Climate Agenda Will Cost Far More Than It Saves

If an elected government were embarking on a multi-generational transformation of the country’s society and economy, any reasonable citizen would expect the administration to have looked very carefully into the costs. If that societal transformation were being sold to the…

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Boris Johnson’s Crazy Climate Agenda Will Cost Far More Than It Saves

If an elected government were embarking on a multi-generational transformation of the country’s society and economy, any reasonable citizen would expect the administration to have looked very carefully into the costs. If that societal transformation were being sold to the…

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Earth911 Reader: Reassessing Environmental Impacts & Evolution Can’t Keep Up With Global Warming | Earth 911 – Earth911.com

We keep an eye on the news for useful information about science, business, sustainability, and recycling to save you time. This week in the Earth911 Reader, plants absorb less greenhouse gas than expected, major corporations commit to buying EV fleets,…

China, in Nudge to U.S., Makes a New Promise to Tackle Global Warming – The New York Times

China on Saturday promised incremental new steps to address climate change in the next decade, but signaled that it would not reveal all of its plans before seeing the next moves taken by its main global rival, the United States….

After One of the Country’s Worst Wildfires WWF Australia is Preparing for a Year of Renewal

2020 was a sad summer to look back on for conservationists in Australia—it was one of the worst seasons for bushfires in history destroyed millions of acres of the country. But already there are reasons to hope, as WWF, the world’s largest independent conservation organization, looks to build on the remarkable response they received to help […]

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UTILITIES: With GOP support, Arizona mandates cleaner energy

Bob Burns didn’t always love renewables. Shortly after he was elected to the Arizona Corporation Commission in 2012, the conservative Republican voted to kill what remained of the state’s subsidy for rooftop solar installations.

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UTILITIES: With GOP support, Arizona mandates cleaner energy

Bob Burns didn’t always love renewables. Shortly after he was elected to the Arizona Corporation Commission in 2012, the conservative Republican voted to kill what remained of the state’s subsidy for rooftop solar installations.