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Australian Green Hydrogen to replace Russian Gas!
In a bold stroke to help Germany replace Russian gas, Twiggy Forrest & Fortescue (FFI) have signed a contract with European energy giant EON. The goal is to produce hydrogen in Australia using renewable energy and ship to Europe for distribution through EON’s pipelines. Deliveries would begin in 2024 and increase to 5 million tonnes of hydrogen a year by 2030 - equal to about a third of the energy Germany currently imports from Russia."We are working closely with banks, institutional investors, multilaterals and credit agencies" to support this new green energy investment, stated FFI.https://www.reuters.com/business/sustainable-business/eon-australias-ffi-explore-green-hydrogen-transport-europe-
20 April 2022 by Jeremy Wright

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'Now or Never' IPCC Climate Report - immediate action required
UN-IPCC scientists have unveiled an urgent plan that can limit the causes of dangerous climate change.First, the bad news - even with all current policies to cut carbon in place, we still face a 3.2C rise this century and our planet will suffer "unprecedented heatwaves, terrifying storms, and widespread water shortages". The good news (maybe) - The IPCC summary shows it can be done, in what UN Sec-Gen Guterres calls a "viable and financially sound manner" - but requiring massive changes to energy production, industry, transport, our consumption patterns and the way we treat nature. https://www.theguardian.com/environment/2022/apr/04/ipcc-report-now-or-never-if-world-stave-off-climate-disaster 
11 April 2022 by Jeremy Wright

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Bees vs Monsanto
In 2012, the Mexican government granted permission for Monsanto to plant genetically modified soybeans adjacent tropical forests of Mexico’s Yucatán Peninsula. It included continued use of the weedkiller Roundup; despite its main ingredient, glyphosate, negatively impacting native bees, impairing behavior and changing the composition of the animals’ gut microbiome.The local Mayan beekeepers were not consulted but one, Leydy Pech realised the whole eco-system was threatened. So she took on Monsanto and after a 5-year struggle the permit was revoked but the fight continues.It remains a great example of needed climate activism for our threatened planet.https://www.atlasobscura.com/articles/maya-beekeeper-leydy-pech?
31 March 2022 by Jeremy Wright

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A simple new Cooking Stove saves lives and reduces emissions
4 billion people cook using dangerous indoor fires worldwide.Smoke from indoor cooking fires is a leading cause of death of children under age five. It kills more people than AIDS and malaria combined.These stoves reduce smoke by 90%, saving women & children inhaling copious amounts of smoke. They reduce carbon emissions by 80% and halve the amount of wood needed. They also reduce burns, again inflicted on women & children in developing countries. 79,000 stoves distributed so far in South America, 1 mill tonnes of CO2 reduced, Half a million lives improved - needs support: https://www.stoveteam.org/why-stoves
20 March 2022 by Jeremy Wright

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New IPCC Report & Australia-specific impacts
The new report has a specific Australia and NZ section:Climate change is bringing hotter temperatures, more dangerous fire weath
1 March 2022 by Jeremy Wright

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4 Priorities for Climate Action
Technology entrepreneur environmentalist and Atlassian co-founder Mike Cannon-Brookes has identified four priorities he hopes the
13 February 2022 by Lynn Wood