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Dr John Hewson, Climate Forum Bowral

Dr John Hewson, Climate Forum Bowral

Climate Action Now Wingecarribee (CANWin) held a Climate Forum in the Bowral Town Hall in November 2019. Dr John Hewson and Ian Dunlop where the guest speakers. They called for a Climate Commission to plan fast and meaningful climate action that would see our emissions halved by 2030. This video …

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Garnaut predicts renewables to boom on cheap money as coal loses out

Garnaut predicts renewables to boom on cheap money as coal loses out

Leading environmental economist Professor Ross Garnaut has predicted the current economic crisis will lead to growth in renewable energy at the expense of coal, and has argued Australia should not fear taking on debt to fuel a green economic recovery from the coronavirus pandemic. The global economic crisis spurred by …

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As Oil Industry Swoons, Tar Sands Workers Look to Renewables for Jobs

As Oil Industry Swoons, Tar Sands Workers Look to Renewables for Jobs

In the early 2000s, Brandon Sandmaier worked as a heavy-duty mechanic in Canada’s tar sands, the world’s largest industrial project, located in northern Alberta. He built pipelines and repaired 400-ton trucks that haul thick, oily bitumen through the open-pit mines. But after more than 10 years in the oil and …

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Great Britain has run for a new record of 18 days, six hours and 15 minutes with…

Great Britain has run for a new record of 18 days, six hours and 15 minutes with...

Great Britain has run for a new record of 18 days, six hours and 15 minutes without burning coal to generate electricity – and counting – as the coronavirus lockdown cuts demand by nearly 20%. This combination means CO2 emissions from the country’s electricity system have been cut by a …

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Electricity emissions, renewables and barriers to the uptake of renewable energy

Electricity emissions, renewables and barriers to the uptake of renewable energy

I was recently asked to give a speech to the Maribyrnong community in Melbourne to help them with the development of a climate emergency plan. The session started with me presenting on energy-related emission trends and developing climate emergency plans, followed by a Q&A session. This video was first published …

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Renewables support a resilient recovery

Renewables support a resilient recovery

Advancing the renewables-based energy transformation is an opportunity to meet international climate goals while boosting economic growth, creating millions of jobs and improving human welfare by 2050. See IRENA’s Global Renewables Outlook: https://bit.ly/3exMdfv This video was first published onSource link . We are just re-posting and re-sharing. Y Not Freakin’ …

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Renewables agency charts path to zero-carbon energy system by 2050

UK adviser urges use coronavirus rescue packages to fight climate

According to a report just published governments could chart a path to a fully decarbonised energy system by the middle of the century and revive economies hit by the coronavirus if they tailor stimulus packages to boost clean energy technologies. With governments adopting massive stimulus packages to blunt the shock …

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Renewables account for almost three quarters of new capacity in 2019

Renewables account for almost three quarters of new capacity in 2019

According to latest figures from the International Renewable Energy Agency (IRENA) renewable energy accounted for nearly three-quarters of global power capacity additions last year, half of which was switched on in Asia. According to Irena’s Renewable Capacity Statistics 2020, the wind, solar, hydropower, bioenergy, geothermal and off-grid energy sectors together …

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Renewables spark fall in carbon emissions

Renewables spark fall in carbon emissions

The UK’s greenhouse gas emissions fell 3.6 percent last year as renewables climbed to new record highs, official figures show. Provisional figures for 2019 reveal emissions of the pollutants that drive climate change were 3.6 percent lower than in 2018 and are down 45.2 percent on what they were in 1990. A key …

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Late offshore wind finance surge pushes 2019 renewables investment past 2018

Late offshore wind finance surge pushes 2019 renewables investment past 2018

Investment in renewable energy capacity worldwide was $282.2 billion last year, up one per cent from 2018’s US$280.2 billion, with China, the world’s biggest market, slipping back, but its second-largest, the United States, hitting a new record. The latest data from research company BloombergNEF (BNEF), just published, shows how what …

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