‘Paris’ is burning consensus on Australia’s climate policies – and that’s how Peter Dutton wants it | Karen Middleton
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by Karen Middleton
3d ago
The Coalition leader wants to portray action on emissions and the cost of living as incompatible, and thinks he has the focus group evidence that it will work Get our morning and afternoon news emails, free app or daily news podcast When politicians talk about staying in Paris, some people think of climate change and the international pact to save the planet from a diabolical temperature rise. Many, though, likely imagine the Eiffel Tower or the upcoming Olympics, expensive hotels, fancy food or fashion – maybe even pollies’ snouts in the trough. When Peter Dutton mentions Paris, he’s speaki ..read more
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A dose of reality on Labour’s GB Energy plan | Letter
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by Guardian Staff
3d ago
Dr Matthew Lockwood says the party will have to choose between cutting household bills and investing in renewables Nils Pratley is right to question whether Labour’s Great British Energy plan can bring down bills (7 June). There is a fundamental tension between aiming to win investment for renewables at the same time as cutting bills, and it will be difficult to do both at the same time in any significant way. An £8.3bn capitalisation from taxing oil and gas firms will give GB Energy a good basis for leveraging private investment into new areas such as floating offshore wind, but nov ..read more
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Farmers who graze sheep under solar panels say it improves productivity. So why don’t we do it more?
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by Aston Brown
5d ago
Allowing livestock to graze under renewable developments gives farmers a separate income stream, but solar developers have been slow to catch on Sign up for the Rural Network email newsletter Join the Rural Network group on Facebook to be part of the community As a flock of about 2,000 sheep graze between rows of solar panels, grazier Tony Inder wonders what all the fuss is about. “I’m not going to suggest it’s everyone’s cup of tea,” he says. “But as far as sheep grazing goes, solar is really good.” Inder is talking about concerns over the encroachment of prime agricultural land by ever-exp ..read more
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Peter Dutton has reignited Australia’s climate wars. What’s he saying – and what’s the reality?
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by Adam Morton Climate and environment editor
5d ago
Climate experts say his position is a promise to break with what was agreed in the French capital. But it’s much more complicated than that Get our morning and afternoon news emails, free app or daily news podcast The Australian climate wars are back – or perhaps they never went away. Peter Dutton reignited them by telling News Corp he would not support the nationally legislated 2030 emissions reduction target. That triggered accusations he would put Australia in breach of the landmark Paris climate agreement. What does it all mean? We look at the claims – and the reality. Sign up for Guardi ..read more
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From ‘hug a husky’ to ‘max out the oil’: the Tory environmental journey
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by Helena Horton Environment reporter
5d ago
We look back through 14 years of Conservative manifestos at policies on net zero, energy, transport and more It’s been a long journey on environmental issues for the Tories – but somehow it feels as if it has been in the wrong direction. Eighteen years on from David Cameron’s “hug a husky” campaign of 2006, where the climate and nature crises were largely viewed with cross-party consensus, we look back through the (many) Tory manifestos since 2010 to see how the Conservatives’ environmental message has evolved ..read more
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Peter Dutton’s plans will breach the Paris agreement on climate – that much is clear | Adam Morton
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by Adam Morton
6d ago
The Coalition’s rejection of a 43% cut in emissions by 2030 will have major ramifications for us and the world Follow our Australia news live blog for the latest updates Get our morning and afternoon news emails, free app or daily news podcast Peter Dutton plans to breach the text and spirit of the landmark Paris climate agreement, backed in 2015 by a Coalition government along with the leaders of more than 190 other countries. This should be clear to anyone who clicks on this link and reads the deal reached in the French capital. Sign up for Guardian Australia’s free morning and afternoon e ..read more
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Landowners whose views are spoiled by power lines could receive $40,000 under Victorian plan
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by Benita Kolovos
1w ago
Scheme would collect funds from power companies to pay communities affected by new transmission lines Follow our Australia news live blog for latest updates Get our morning and afternoon news emails, free app or daily news podcast Victorian landowners whose views are spoiled by new power transmission lines on neighbouring properties could receive one-off compensation payments of up to $40,000 under a plan being considered by the state government. The new transmission planning agency, VicGrid, has opened consultation on a scheme that would collect funds from power companies to pay communities ..read more
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‘It’s just too big’: division over plans for UK’s biggest solar farm
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by Chloé Farand
1w ago
Solar projects such as Botley West in Oxfordshire are latest net zero schemes bogged down by local disputes A few hundred metres from her house, Rosemary Lewis stands at a clearing on a footpath overlooking a tract of rolling hills in the Oxfordshire countryside that could become home to UK’s largest solar farm. With plans to install 2.5m solar panels along an 11-mile (18km) stretch north of Oxford, the Botley West solar farm would be vast. The proposal is one of 30 large-scale solar projects vying for approval, which could give the UK a much-needed shot in the arm to achieve its climate goals ..read more
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Investment in clean energy likely to be double figure for fossil fuels in 2024, IEA says
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by Jillian Ambrose
1w ago
Low-carbon electricity investment driven by solar projects but oil and gas spending still too high to meet climate goals Global investment in low-carbon electricity will rise to 10 times as much as fossil fuel power this year due to an increase in spending on solar projects, according to the International Energy Agency. The global energy watchdog has predicted that investment in clean energy including renewables and nuclear power as well as electric vehicles, power grids, energy storage, low-emissions fuels, efficiency improvements and heat pumps will reach $2tn this year ..read more
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‘At heart it’s the same technology’: the heat pump that uses water instead of air
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by Severin Carrell Scotland editor
1w ago
Equipment being trialled in Scotland extracts warmth from nearby water sources to provide homes with heating Scientists in Edinburgh have developed a home heating system that draws its energy from the world’s most abundant resource: water. The equipment can use sea water, rivers, ponds and even mine water to heat radiators and water for baths and showers, using the same technology as in air source heat pumps ..read more
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