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A Monster Wind Turbine Is Upending an Industry – The New York Times

G.E.’s giant machine, which can light up a small town, is stoking a renewable-energy arms race. — Read on http://www.nytimes.com/2021/01/01/business/GE-wind-turbine.html 13MW, 260m floor to top of turbine, 216m rotor diameter, NYT don’t bother to mention power output is function of … Continue reading

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The virus that shut down the world: The yawning gulf between rich and poor | | UN News

whole — Read on news.un.org/en/story/2020/12/1080682 By December, the UN was predicting that a record 235 Million people would require humanitarian assistance in 2021, an increase of some 40 per cent on 2020 which is almost entirely a consequence of the pandemic

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Power tool: How Nissan Leaf e+ played vital role in Japan’s disaster recovery

Japan efforts to recover from natural disaster helped by the two-way battery that powers the Nissan Leaf electric car. — Read on thedriven.io/2020/12/18/power-tool-how-nissan-leaf-e-played-vital-role-in-japans-disaster-recovery/ How about keeping power tools, even medical devices indoors, operational when disaster with loss of grid power

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China’s path to renewable superpower

Chinas path to renewable superpower — Read on http://www.theaustralian.com.au/business/business-spectator/news-story/chinas-path-to-renewable-superpower/9b89bf33035a8d7c61eb996041bdd9eb China romps along, clean and green and renewable, while Australia is dragged back, dirty and brown in fossil fantasy

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World still warms in 2020 as greenhouse gases fall | Climate News Network

11 December, 2020 − Greenhouse gases have fallen during 2020. But that’s no reason for congratulations, in a year of climate drama. — Read on climatenewsnetwork.net/world-still-warms-in-2020-as-greenhouse-gases-fall/ because it takes decades for warming to settle in proportion to emissions and because … Continue reading

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Carbon speeds crop growth but often for little gain

10 November, 2020 − More carbon dioxide speeds up crop growth with some key food harvests, but extra heat can hit the yield. — Read on climatenewsnetwork.net/carbon-speeds-crop-growth-but-often-for-little-gain/ – emissions in upper atmosphere cause reflective global cooling, reduction means more infrared … Continue reading

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Ocean research plan seeks to preserve seas’ wealth

9 December, 2020 − A decade of ocean research is about to begin to try to save the planet’s richest habitat from human destruction. — Read on climatenewsnetwork.net/ocean-research-plan-seeks-to-preserve-seas-wealth/ Huge potential with blue carbon, does it need to be privatised to … Continue reading

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China and Australia face a climate tipping point

8 December, 2020 − Once again, scientists warn that at least part of the world could be facing a climate tipping point. Two parts, in fact. — Read on climatenewsnetwork.net/china-and-australia-face-a-climate-tipping-point/

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Drylands hit harder by poverty than richer regions

7 December, 2020 − The arrival of the rains leaves the drylands hit harder than richer areas. Once again, climate change sows injustice. — Read on https://climatenewsnetwork.net/drylands-hit-harder-by-poverty-than-richer-regions/

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UK vows to outdo other economies with 68% emissions cuts by 2030

UK vows to outdo other economies with 68% emissions cuts by 2030 | Greenhouse gas emissions | The Guardian — Read on http://www.google.com.au/amp/s/amp.theguardian.com/environment/2020/dec/03/uk-vows-outdo-other-major-economies-emissions-cuts-by-2030 EU leaders will meet next week to decide on a potential 55% emissions cut by 2030

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