Tag: energy

Australian politics live: Qld announces reopening plan; Victoria records 1,903 Covid cases, NSW 265; Berejiklian Icac hearings begin

Queensland announces reopening plan; Liberals hear climate plan; Victoria and NSW release Covid numbers; Tasmania snap lockdown to end tonight; Icac hearings begin into Gladys Berejiklian; Barnaby Joyce ‘hopes’ climate won’t split the Coalition. Question time begins in Canberra. Follow the latest updates live Nationals fail to reach agreement on 2050 emissions reductions Australia could […]

North Carolina tribes fear pipeline will damage waterways, burial grounds

When Crystal Cavalier-Keck heard in 2018 that an energy developer was planning to build a natural-gas pipeline near her hometown of Mebane, North Carolina, she was immediately concerned. Cavalier-Keck, who is a member of the Occaneechi Band of the Saponi Nation, knew about the violence against Indigenous women that often takes place when so-called “man […]

Cutting methane emissions is the fastest way to slow warming. Here’s how.

In a long-anticipated report released in early August, the world’s leading body of climate experts sent a clear message: To stabilize the climate, we can’t focus on carbon dioxide emissions alone. The Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change’s report put a spotlight on methane, a greenhouse gas much more powerful than CO2, which has been responsible […]

Australia urged to support Asian Development Bank plan to end fossil fuel financing

Thirty-five organisations implore Australia, which is ADB’s fifth-largest shareholder, to help the region ‘make a just and equitable low-carbon transition’ Get our free news app; get our morning email briefing The Australian government is being urged to support an end to the financing of fossil fuel projects as the Asian Development Bank prepares to signs […]

Scott Morrison says he wants to explain emissions plan to Australians before ‘people overseas’

PM implies he won’t attend Glasgow climate summit, saying people in the Hunter, Queensland and Victoria’s west are his first responsibility – after he’s met with the Nationals Should Morrison go to Glasgow? Not if he’s planning a climate con job | Bill Hare Get our free news app; get our morning email briefing The […]

Oil is now flowing on Line 3. The fight to stop it isn’t over.

Months of protests and a six-year legal battle culminated on Thursday, when the Canadian oil company Enbridge announced that work on its controversial new Line 3 pipeline was “substantially completed,” and that oil would begin flowing across northern Minnesota on Friday. Line 3 “will soon deliver the low cost and reliable energy that people depend […]

Essential poll: majority of Australians back Aukus submarine pact, but fear it will inflame tensions with China

Coalition has 13-point lead over Labor on voter trust to handle national security, while ALP has 13-point lead on managing climate crisis Follow our Australia news live blog for the latest updates Get our free news app; get our morning email briefing A majority of Australians back Scott Morrison’s moves to build strong ties with […]

No, eradicating poverty is not gonna mess with climate goals

For years, environmental researchers have been trying to understand if providing a decent living for everyone on Earth would be at odds with reaching our most ambitious climate goals. After all, eradicating poverty means consuming more energy: paving new roads, building hospitals and schools, and providing decent housing with clean water and heating. Some researchers […]

LA County moves to ban oil and gas drilling

When it comes to blocking oil and gas drilling, the Golden State has sometimes fallen short of its deep green reputation. But that may be changing after supervisors in Los Angeles County unanimously voted on Wednesday to end oil and gas drilling in the county’s unincorporated areas.  The move puts the nation’s most populous county […]

The climate costs of keeping Line 5 open would be very high

For the last four months, the Line 5 pipeline running under the Great Lakes has been carrying 23 million gallons of oil and gas each day, defying orders from Michigan’s Governor, Gretchen Whitmer, that the line be shut down. Protests have ensued. The Bay Mills Indian Community has banned the pipeline’s owner, Enbridge Energy, from […]