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Nigerian farmers and Friends of the Earth win oil pollution case against Shell in historic ruling

Nigerian farmers and Friends of the Earth win oil pollution case against Shell in historic ruling – Friends of the Earth Europe — Read on friendsoftheearth.eu/press-release/nigerian-farmers-and-friends-of-the-earth-win-oil-pollution-case/

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‘Zero return’: government savaged over taxpayer grants to open up new gas basin in Australia

Coalition funding for gas exploration in Northern Territory labelled a costly plan ‘for a climate catastrophe’ — Read on http://www.theguardian.com/environment/2020/dec/19/zero-return-government-savaged-over-taxpayer-grants-to-open-up-new-gas-basin-in-australia Beyond disgraceful! $7.5 million PER WELL for gas mining, $2.5 BILLION for oil refineries, and a proposal to limit boycotts … Continue reading

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Climate change worrying more Australians than ever before, Australia Institute report reveals – ABC News

An Australia Institute survey shows the COVID-19 pandemic has not distracted from climate concerns. Rather, Australians are more concerned about the future of the planet than ever. — Read on http://www.abc.net.au/news/2020-10-28/australia-institute-2020-climate-change-report-concern-growing/12764874

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Taking Shell to court: groundbreaking Dutch climate litigation case begins.

Thousands of co-plaintiffs and supporters around the world demand Shell stops climate destruction. — Read on http://www.foei.org/press_releases/shell-netherlands-climate-litigation-case-begins

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Zibelman: We can’t just keep whinging about the state of energy policy

Outgoing AEMO CEO Audrey Zibelman delivers a parting message to policymakers: We can’t afford to just keep whinging about the state of energy policy. — Read on reneweconomy.com.au/zibelman-we-cant-just-keep-whinging-about-the-state-of-energy-policy-91786/

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Lloyd’s insurer Apollo to stop underwriting Adani coal mine from Sept. 2021

Many insurers, mainly in Europe, have scaled back their exposure to coal. — Read on http://www.mining.com/web/lloyds-insurer-apollo-to-stop-underwriting-adani-coal-mine-from-sept-2021/

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Scott Morrison helps with cover-up of Barnaby Joyce run Watergate fraud which now totals at least $190 million – Kangaroo Court of Australia

Scott Morrison helps with the cover-up of the Barnaby Joyce run Watergate fraud which now totals at least $190 million – Kangaroo Court of Australia — Read on kangaroocourtofaustralia.com/2020/07/18/scott-morrison-helps-with-the-cover-up-of-the-barnaby-joyce-run-watergate-fraud-which-now-totals-at-least-190-million/amp/

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Scott Morrison refuses to commit to net zero emissions target by 2050

PM says he’s ‘more interested in the doing’ as he walks back amount of new generation needed to replace Liddell coal plant from 1,000MW to 250MW — Read on http://www.theguardian.com/australia-news/2020/sep/20/scott-morrison-refuses-to-commit-to-net-zero-emissions-target-by-2050 Still saying he won’t commit until he knows how much … Continue reading

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New Zealand minister calls for finance sector to disclose climate crisis risks in world first

Green party makes electoral pledge that would make it mandatory for large financial institutions to reveal exposure to climate-related risks — Read on http://www.theguardian.com/world/2020/sep/15/new-zealand-minister-calls-for-finance-sector-to-disclose-climate-crisis-risks-in-world-first This is more remarkable than first impressions

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“We cut through the politics:” Zibelman says rapid transition to RE “not a choice”

What Audrey also said was SA will soon be seeing days of 100% supply from rooftop solar PV, zero from grid. Zibelman says renewables share will approach 70 per cent “regularly” by 2030, but engineering and economics has and will … Continue reading

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