Tag: Transition

Zero sum game: questions surround Australia’s electricity transition – Michael West

Australian electricity market

The Australian Energy Market Operator is not the right organisation to be conducting the dramatic overhaul required for the economy, writes Zacharias Szumer.

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Power companies switch off support for key clean energy proposal

The ESB has proposed that the so-called “capacity mechanism” be technology neutral, allowing plants powered by coal, gas or renewables to receive the payments. This has sparked concerns from some major power companies that incumbent fossil fuel generators would be propped up at the expense of investment in clean energy, or that consumers would pay higher bills than necessary.

Power companies switch off support for key clean energy proposal

In Germany, Trade Unions Are Waking Up To the Climate Crisis

Rooted in Germany’s metalworks industries, IG Metall is one of the world’s strongest trade unions. But the need for climate action is forcing it to take a more critical approach to the industries where its members work — and fight for a green transition that creates new kinds of high-paid, fulfilling jobs.

In Germany, Trade Unions Are Waking Up To the Climate Crisis

What Socialists Can Take From Corporate Strategic Management

 

How might we imagine a transition to a socialist economy? There are clues in unlikely places: the management practices of some private corporations, which have been developing planned, democratic economies in miniature.

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Victorian Government announces multi-million-dollar plan to end native logging by 2030 – ABC News (Australian Broadcasting Corporation)

A baby possum's face is cradled under a thumb as it sits in someone's hand, wrapped in cloth.

WHO NEEDS SOME TOTALLY AMAZING NEWS?!

Oh my god. Every day I clasp my hands together and thank the sweet universe that I live in Victoria. Thank you, Lily D’Ambrosio MP, thank you.

Please bear in mind: this timetable – and the money that the government are willing to put into it – gives the working people of the industry time and resources to *transition*. This is what we mean by a “just” transition. It is why it should be at the heart of every decision we make. (Van Badham)

Victorian Government announces multi-million-dollar plan to end native logging by 2030 – ABC News (Australian Broadcasting Corporation)

Glencore to limit coal production, acquisitions over climate change activism

Coal in TRANSITION (ODT)

Glencore will instead focus on metals such as cobalt, nickel, vanadium and zinc, which are all key components of batteries as it targeted lower carbon industries as its customers.

“We aim to prioritise capital investment to grow production of commodities essential to the energy and mobility transition and to limit our coal production capacity broadly to current levels,” the company said as part of its results announcement.
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