A digest of interesting news about climate change from around the world, compiled by us.
Oven Mountain Pumped Hydro
Oven Mountain (near Armidale, N.S.W.) pumped hydro planned for future renewable energy zone. The Oven Mountain pumped hydro project could help to unlock the potential of the New England renewable energy zone. >>
Land clearing "vandalism" in N.S.W.
Land clearing in regional N.S.W. causing a significant 'biodiversity loss' ... N.S.W. Natural Resources Commission Report: "... advice on land management and biodiversity conservation reform". >>
Ending Native Forest Logging
Cheaper to end Native Forest Logging, than to continue. Victoria's Parliamentary Budget Office. See: 'End native forest logging in Victoria' >>
RETROSUBURBIA: The Downshifter’s Guide To a Resilient Future. by Permaculture co-originator David Holmgren. RetroSuburbia, originally published in print, is now also available as an online version. >>
Phazing out Coal in Europe. Overview of national phase-out announcements. 'A total of 72.8 gigawatts (GW) of coal power capacity is located in countries which have announced they will phase out coal by 2030 or earlier.' >>
Electric vehicles tax
Electric vehicles tax under consideration. The proposed tax would be based on distance travelled - and is part of a comprehensive Taxation Review (Draft) Report by the N.S.W. Treasury. See 'A crossroads for road funding' section, beginning page 82. >>
COVID-19 and CLIMATE CHANGE
COVID-19’s Long-Term Effects on Climate Change—For Better or Worse. Earth Institute, Columbia University >>