From MrPostingRobot@kymhorsell.com@21:1/5 to All on Fri Jun 4 10:38:54 2021
*EU plans carbon market-linked import levy on steel and cement
Ewa Krukowska and Alberto Nardelli, Bloomberg via Carbon Brief
The EU is planning to impose a carbon border tax on imports of steel,
aluminium and cement via a mechanism linked to prices on the bloc's
emissions trading system (EUETS), Bloomberg reports, citing "a person
familiar with the proposals due to be unveiled next month". The
website says the European Commission is to unveil the proposals on 14
July as part of a broader package designed to help meet the EU's new
55% by 2030 emissions reduction target. It says the border adjustment
scheme could run in a transitional period of up to 3 years from
2023 to 2026 before fully entering into force, citing a draft proposal
"which may still change before publication". Separately, the Sydney
Morning Herald reports that Australian prime minister Scott Morrison
"will head to the G7 meeting at the end of next week with a promise to
take Australia towards net-zero carbon emissions, but a strong
objection to trade measures that try to punish countries for not
having ambitious targets".
Meanwhile, Energy Monitor has an article titled: "Why European carbon
prices could be higher for good." It says: "The price of carbon in
Europe has doubled this year, and some believe it could double
again. Europe's emitters face a new paradigm of structurally higher EU allowance prices." Separately, the Hill reports the comments of US
senator Sheldon Whitehouse predicting a "big fight" over carbon
pricing in the senate this year.
Hosting Olympic Games during pandemic 'not normal', Japan's top
medical adviser says
ABC News, 2 JunJune at 9:15pm
Japan's most senior medical adviser demands Games organisers justify
to the public why the Olympics are going ahead.
[Just as long as the 1000s of volunteers dont suddenly quit!]
China bans extreme sports in wake of Gansu ultramarathon tragedy
The Guardian, 03 Jun 2021 15:32Z
Authorities crack down on sports including trail running and wingsuit flying ahead of centenary celebrations.
Tasked to Fight Climate Change, a Secretive U.N. Agency Does the Opposite
The New York Times, 03 Jun 2021 15:11Z
London. During a contentious meeting over proposed climate regulations last fall, a Saudi diplomat to the obscure but powerful International Maritime ...
UFOs aren't coming from space - but from beneath the SEA as crafts spotted buzzing US Navy, claims alien-hunting ex cop
The Sun, 03 Jun 2021 11:32Z
UFOs may not be coming from space - but rather from beneath the sea amid a string of strange encounters involving US warships ...
[Sorry, puny humans, they've been spotted coming from deep space as well].
India Orders 300 Million Doses of Vaccines After Court Rebuke
Bloomberg, 03 Jun 2021 07:37Z
India ordered 300 mn doses of a coronavirus vaccine being developed by
a local manufacturer, as Prime Minister Narendra Modi's govt comes
Bill Gates and Warren Buffett to build new kind of nuclear reactor in Wyoming The Guardian, 03 Jun 2021 02:45Z
The project in Wyoming - the country's top coal-producing state - is a small advanced reactor that runs on different fuels to traditional ones.
Nevada passes clean energy bill requiring state to join RTO, accelerating
$2B transmission project
Utility Dive, 02 Jun 2021 15:21Z
The Nevada legislature on Mon approved a sweeping clean energy bill that
aims to accelerate construction of a massive transmission project, increase ...
Joe Pisani (opinion): If govt has been lying about UFOs, what's really
The Middletown Press, 03 Jun 2021 04:23Z
Sgt. Schultz, was "We see nothing. We hear nothing. We know nothing." And
don't you find it suspicious that the series was ...
[Red Queenin It!]
Genetic biocontrol methods fast-tracked for mouse plague control
ABC New England, 03 Jun 2021 02:01Z
The NSW govt has today announced a $50 mn mouse control package
which includes $1.8 mn in funding for genetic control of mice populations.
[Teen angst, Florida style!]
Florida girl and boy, armed with AK-47, in shootout with deputies
ABC News, 03 Jun 2021 02:00Z
A 12-year-old boy and a 14-year-old girl in the United States found guns
inside a home they broke into before firing on police, authorities say.
COVID scare at French Open as doubles players test positive
ABC News, 03 Jun 2021 02:59Z
Both members of a men's double team competing at the French Open are forced
to withdraw from the tournament after testing positive for coronavirus.
Making mRNA vaccines locally could still be 4 years away, govt says
ABC News, 03 Jun 2021 03:05Z
It could be up to 4 years before mRNA vaccines are produced in Australia,
under a process being led by the federal govt.
Greater Melbourne residents who lost jobs to COVID lockdown eligible for new payment
ABC News, 03 Jun 2021 03:25Z
People who lost their jobs amid Victoria's lockdown may be eligible for a
$500 "temporary COVID disaster payment" on a week-by-week basis, Prime
Minister Scott Morrison says.
[In a 270 deg turn from yest, the PM told reporters at a press conf
the Commonwealth would be with Victorians "all the way". Yesterday the
fed govt was saying there would be no support for households or
businesses because the lockdown was called by the state govt. Perhaps
someone pointed out the prev 17 wk lockdown was also called by the
state govt and saw a doubling of unemployment benefits while people
were unable to work as well as business subsidies intended to keep
jobs open although some large corporations funneled that money to
executive bonuses and stock dividends. Today the PM says the workload
must be split. Either the Commonwealth will support business or
households but not both; the Victorian govt must pick up the other one].
A 20-Foot Sea Wall? Miami Faces the Hard Choices of Climate Change.
The New York Times, 02 Jun 2021 21:31Z
Miami. Three years ago, not long after Hurricane Irma left parts of
Miami underwater, the federal govt embarked on a study to find a
way to protect the ...
[Hillbillies should build it. According to one he built a seawall with
his brother and it's never even got wet]!
Free sauna: Intense heatwave may bring 70 degree dew points
Minnesota Public Radio News, 02 Jun 2021 20:30Z
The first intense heatwave of 2021 could set records and bring stifling tropical humidity.
Sackler Family Empire Poised To Win Immunity From Opioid Lawsuits
NPR, 03 Jun 2021 02:28Z
A federal bankruptcy judge cleared a plan for final vote by Purdue Pharma's creditors that would release members of the Sackler family and their financial ...