Climate News

A digest of interesting news about climate change from around the world, compiled by us.

Subsidies for coal and its combustion in G20 countries

Subsidies for coal and its combustion in G20 countries total $us63.9 billion (2016-17 year), despite committing in 2009 to phasing out fossil fuel subsidies. Report from Overseas Development Institute, London. 'G20 coal subsidies Tracking government support to a fading industry' Download links for the full Report and the Executive Summary >>

The 10 Gigawatt Vision

How renewable energy can power jobs and investment in the Northern Territory. Renewable Energy projects could transform the Northern Territory's economy, as well as avoiding damage to the environment. The 10 Gigawatt Vision report download from this site >>

Bombardier unveils a new battery-powered train.

Bombardier (Montreal, Canada) unveils a new battery-powered (heavy rail) train. "The current prototype (in 2018) is equipped with four BOMBARDIER MITRAC traction batteries and can travel routes of around 40 kilometres. In 2019, the next generation of battery-operated trains will be able to cover distances of up to 100 kilometres on non-electrified railways." Bombardier Transportation Presents a New Battery-Operated Train and Sets Standards for Sustainable Mobility >>

Battery powered GreenTech Light-Rail (Tram) in Saragossa, Spain

Battery electric powered trams, with the ability to recharge in 20 seconds at tram stops. Description and video showing the recharge process >>

Battery of the Nation

Hydro Tasmania is in an advanced stage of investigating its proposed 'Battery of the Nation' pumped hydro and wind turbine plan, including up to 4 additional Interconnector submarine cables (in addition to the existing Basslink cable) with the Mainland electricity grid. See Becoming a renewable energy 'Battery of the Nation' (full Report and also a Summary downloadable on this page)

Asian Renewable Energy Hub

A project based in the Pilbarra to develop "Cheap clean energy [that]can enable new and expanded mines, downstream mineral processing, and large scale production of green hydrogen products for domestic and export markets."

Clean Growth Strategy

An ambitious blueprint for Britain’s low carbon future.A Policy Paper from Department for Business, Energy & Industrial Strategy.

'Industrial Evolution - Making British Manufacturing Sustainable'

This is a Report from the UK Manufacturing Commission Inquiry into Industrial Sustainability in which vital measures are outlined that government and industry should take to ensure that British manufacturing is here to stay.Deals with Industrial Sustainability through to Circular Economy. >>

Gelion battery

Update ... Gelion battery (gelion.com)Making development progress on the battery that is fire resistant, produced with affordable components that aren't environmentally problematic. Launched at the Smart Energy Conference in Sydney on 2 April http://www.gelion.com/news/gelion-presents-its-battery-solution-to-smart-energy-conference/ Commercialisation Timelinehttp://www.gelion.com/timeline/ Technical details on the battery >>

Environmentalist Risks

The deadly risk of being an environmentalist in many countries. 2017 - the global trends ... Killings by Country (Click on 'Chapters' at bottom of the page to read additional information.)