Category: Climate crisis

AGL will close Victoria’s coal-fired power station Loy Yang A a decade early

Energy company accelerates its exit from coal, although timeline for closure of Bayswater in the NSW Hunter Valley remains unchangedFollow our Australia news live blog for the latest updatesGet our free news app, morning email briefing or daily news po…

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Fork in the road: can Tasmania unwind the environmental damage at Lake Pedder?

Christine Milne argues the glory of restored Tasmanian lake, drowned in 1972, would outweigh benefits of energy it generatesGet our free news app, morning email briefing or daily news podcastThe flooding of Lake Pedder half a century ago was an emblema…

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Could Wael Sawan usher in a renewable revolution at Shell?

Campaigners hope to see a radical shift under the former renewables boss but it is likely to be more continuation than revolutionBen van Beurden sat stony faced as climate activists sang “We will, we will stop you” to the tune of Queen’s We Will Rock Y…

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Green hydrogen could counter energy crisis, says British firm

ITM Power, which makes electrolyser machines, says splitting water using renewable energy has become more cost-effective than gasThe war in Ukraine and spike in the price of natural gas have underlined the benefits of switching to “green hydrogen” prod…

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Watch out, Liz Truss: this energy crisis may spark a climate revolution we can all get behind | Zoe Williams

A freeze on bills is a sticking plaster that won’t be able to prevent the emergence of greener policiesIt’s not looking great for the climate, our change of prime minister: Liz Truss, who has about as much expertise in British geomorphology as she does…

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PM grills Peter Dutton on location of power plants amid Coalition’s nuclear push

Liberal leader says nuclear is needed to support renewables and tells Minerals Council it will ‘add value’ to uranium resourcesFollow our Australia news live blog for the latest updatesGet our free news app, morning email briefing or daily news podcast…

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PM grills Peter Dutton on location of power plants amid Coalition’s nuclear push

Liberal leader says nuclear is needed to support renewables and tells Minerals Council it will ‘add value’ to uranium resourcesFollow our Australia news live blog for the latest updatesGet our free news app, morning email briefing or daily news podcast…

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Burning forests for energy isn’t ‘renewable’ – now the EU must admit it | Greta Thunberg and others

The EU’s classification of wood fuels is accelerating the climate crisis. Next week, a key vote can change thatNext week the future of many of the world’s forests will be decided when members of the European parliament vote on a revised EU renewable en…

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