Saturday 01 November 2014

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Hydro Tasmania kills $2bn wind farm project

Electricity generator Hydro Tasmania has killed off a $2 billion wind farm planned for King Island, between the island state and the southern mainland state of Victoria. ABC News reports the state-owned power generator said the project was not economically …

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EU climate goal pits green business against industry

A European Union goal to cut greenhouse gases by 40 per cent by 2030 sets the pace for a global deal to tackle climate change, pitting heavy industry

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Head to your wetlands and start snapping

Interested in photographing wetlands and things water-related then now’s your chance to enter the annual Wetlands Photographic Prize. To celebrate National Water Week from October 19-25, WetlandCare Australia, the


EU strikes compromise for new climate target

Calling it a new global standard European Union leaders have struck a deal on a new target to cut carbon emissions out to 2030, but critics warned that


GE boss says renewable energy needs certainty

United States conglomerate General Electric is one of the world’s largest investors in clean energy and Jeff Immelt, its chief executive has demanded the conservative Liberal-National government provide


RET cut risks clean energy jobs and investments

An industry group has said New South Wales stands to lose as much as $2.5 billion in investment in 10 approved wind farms that will not proceed if


China readies legal basis for 2016 carbon market

According to a draft government document seen by Reuters Newsagency, China is planning hefty fines for companies that fail to comply with the rules of its national carbon


China’s coal use falling, first time this century

Analysis by the environmental lobby group Greenpeace shows coal use in China is falling this year, according to official data reported in the Chinese press. It is the


US, EU tell UN to stress low cost of climate fight

A leaked document shows the United States and European Union want the United Nation to stress the low cost of fighting climate change in a draft handbook it


EU talks stumble towards new green energy pact

With nations from Poland to Portugal threatening to block a deal, EU leaders face a long day as they seek to agree on a new decade of climate

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