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  • 28 Sep 2016 - The Guardian
    Seven of Australia?s large energy companies explicitly refer to exploration targets in their executives? bonus payments Superannuation funds are voting in favour of large bonuses awarded to executives for expanding fossil-fuel exploration, a new report says.According to the report by finance campaigners…
  • 28 Sep 2016 - The Guardian
    The Pacific NorthWest LNG project would ship 19m tons a year of frozen, liquefied natural gas to markets in Asia ? and create jobs, says the governmentCanada?s commitment to fighting climate change has been questioned after the Liberal government, led by Justin Trudeau, announced conditional approval…
  • 28 Sep 2016 - The Guardian
    Gary Smith of the GMB says that Labour?s fracking ban is ?an abdication of our environmental and moral responsibilities? (Report, 27 September). Clearly he hasn?t been reading the Guardian: otherwise he?d know that climate change is so serious that we need to leave most fossil fuel reserves in the ground.…
  • 28 Sep 2016 - The Guardian
    New investment policy will end the endowment fund?s exposure to tar sands and thermal coal, and channel 15% of its £175m into greener alternatives King?s College London has endorsed a plan that would sink millions of its £179m endowment into clean energy, and drop investments in the most polluting fossil…
  • 28 Sep 2016 - The Guardian
    Signing of contract agreeing price EDF will earn means £18bn nuclear reactor project is all but guaranteedThe contract giving Hinkley Point C the formal go-ahead is to be signed this week, with the UK government and its commercial partner, EDF, putting pen to paper on the £18bn nuclear power project.EDF…
  • 28 Sep 2016 - The Guardian
    The report found that California, despite its green reputation, is refining the majority of crude oil ? with one facility accounting for 24% of the US total US imports of crude oil from the Amazon are driving the destruction of some of the rainforest ecosystem?s most pristine areas and releasing copious…
  • 28 Sep 2016 - The Guardian
    Severe weather has cut power to all of South Australia, causing widespread traffic disruptions, especially in Adelaide, and the premier says it could continue for ?an extended period. Follow our coverage, live 11.26am BST The brunt of the thunderstorms have moved through Adelaide (for now) so we?ll switch…
  • 28 Sep 2016 - The Guardian
    In the US today, the most affordable and climate-friendly cars are electricIn a new study published in the journal Environmental Science & Technology, with an accompanying app for the public, scientists at MIT compare the carbon pollution from today?s cars to the international 2°C climate target.…
  • 28 Sep 2016 - The Guardian
    A space for our readers to talk about articles of the day in the Opinion section ? with input from the writer below the lineJoin us below the line to take part in a discussion from 10am-2pmWelcome to our space ? open every Wednesday from 10am-2pm ? for discussing the day?s top Opinion articles. We?d like…
  • 28 Sep 2016 - The Guardian
    A new waste handling project in Northwich, run by Dong Energy, is expected to create enough biogas to power 10,000 homesThe world?s largest waste-to-biogas conversion plant is gearing up for a grand opening next spring in Northwich, north-west England, using advanced enzyme technology to handle unsorted…
  • 28 Sep 2016 - The Guardian
    City to expand renewable energy generation, improve efficiency of buildings, transition to electric vehicles and improve waste management to cut emissionsNew York City has set out a plan to quicken its pace of decarbonization in order to meet its emissions reduction target, as the metropolis prepares…
  • 27 Sep 2016 - The Guardian
    After days expensively moored awaiting party in its honour, Ineos ship carrying shale gas from US fails to make entranceThere are some things even a billionaire petrochemicals baron can?t control.Jim Ratcliffe, the founder-chairman of Anglo-Swiss firm Ineos, had carefully choreographed the arrival of…
  • 27 Sep 2016 - The Guardian
    Federal government figures show sulphur dioxide, hydrochloric acid, fine particle pollution and mercury output rose steeply in 2014-15Toxic emissions from the power plant that made AGL Australia?s largest carbon polluter surged in the year the gas company acquired it, commonwealth figures reveal.Bayswater…
  • 27 Sep 2016 - The Guardian
    The Paris climate change agreement is worthless. Politicians can?t possibly honour it unless we stop developing all new fossil fuel reservesDo they understand what they have signed? Plainly they do not. Governments such as ours, now ratifying the Paris agreement on climate change, haven?t the faintest…
  • 27 Sep 2016 - The Guardian
    Camp Century ? part of Project Iceworm ? is an underground cold war network that was thought to have been buried foreverA top-secret US military project from the cold war and the toxic waste it conceals, thought to have been buried forever beneath the Greenland icecap, are likely to be uncovered by rising…