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onshore wind is now cheap form but there are few new projects

What will it take for the UK to reach net zero emissions

The net zero carbon target will require sweeping changes to almost every aspect of British life, affecting our homes, food and the way we get around, as well as jobs and businesses across the board. Ministers hope there will be health benefits and improvements to the natural environment along the way, as well as helping to stave off the global climate emergency.

protesters in melbourne demand action on the climate emergency

Tony Burke floats Green New Deal-style approach to Labor’s climate policy

In a significant piece of post-election positioning, Burke told Guardian Australia Labor needs to adopt new policies of regulation and spending – like the Green New Deal model pursued by some Democrats in the United States, or like the existing Australian Direct Action model – because that is the only way a majority of Australian voters will sign on to climate action.

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Germany to quit coal by 2038, under commission proposal

After late-night talks, a dedicated commission has agreed a timetable to phase out coal burning in Europe’s largest economy — Germany will stop burning coal for electricity by 2038, under plans finalised by a commission in the small hours of Saturday. It is the first time Europe’s biggest economy, which gets 35% of its power …

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Carbon clubs turn national self-interest into climate action

How did Poland, one of Europe’s strongest advocates for coal power, end up with one of the world’s strongest carbon prices? — Strange as it may sound, the coal-promoting host of this year’s climate negotiations, Poland, has one of the strongest carbon prices in the world. The reason is largely one of economic self-interest. Understanding it can …

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Eastern Europe turns to private sector as EU clean energy budget cut

Czech officials warn the loss of EU structural funds and carbon market revenues leave a funding gap for renewable and energy efficiency projects — The Czech Republic may have to scrap key clean energy projects because of cuts to the EU’s next budget, a government minister has told Climate Home News. Central and east European …

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