A digest of interesting news about climate change from around the world, compiled by us.
Hunt on for fixes for weak electricity grids
Researchers at Monash University’s Grid Innovation Hub will look for ways to strengthen weak and unstable parts of the electricity grid. ARENAWIRE, Australian Renewable Energy Agency. >>
CRISES and COPING
From Drought and Bushfires to COVID-19: The social impacts of compounding crises. 'Compounding crises expose the vulnerability of those who are already struggling in our communities ...' >>
Global Methane Budget
Methane concentration in the atmosphere is now more than two-and-a-half times pre-industrial levels. >>
Jemena's Hydrogen Gas Project
The N.S.W. Government has approved a major Hydrogen Gas project. It is proposed to convert water to Hydrogen using renewable electricity and inject the Hydrogen into the existing Gas supply.
Renewable, Green Gas, Trial Gets the Go Ahead. Sydney homes and businesses could use ‘green gas’ in as little as five years for cooking, heating and hot water thanks to Australia’s largest renewable gas trial. >>
Economic and Social Challenges and Opportunities
[Covid-19] Recover Better: Economic and social challenges and opportunities.
[The] 'essay compilation reflects and furthers the discussions that HLAB [United Nations High-level Advisory Board] members have had on a wide range of development trends and issues of critical importance to the achievement of the SDGs and the recovery from COVID-19. The insights compiled could help to accelerate action, which is particularly important given that the window of opportunity for attaining the SDGs is closing quickly.' >>
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' >>