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20.09.14~20.09.20 Facebook says it’s cracking down on climate change misinformation. Scientists say it’s not doing enough.

Facebook says it’s moving aggressively to counter climate-change misinformation with a Climate Science Information Center that launched Tuesday and aims to connect users with science-based facts....Facebook is launching a Climate Science Information CenterDistrust from the climate science community grew in September 2019 when the C02 Coalition, which claims that carbon dioxide from humans is beneficial for the...

ETS revamp: averaging accounting for forests

Forestry Minister Shane Jones and Climate Change Minister James Shaw have today announced a second set of changes to the Emission Trading Scheme (ETS) as part of broader reforms to make the scheme fit-for-purpose. “The timing of this decision – as the 2019 planting season is about to get under way – is important for forest owners. They can now...

Canada’s new budget plan eyes efficiency, EVs and community energy

Canada has released its 2019 federal budget, titled Investing in the Middle Class. The document outlines plans to significantly increase spending on the energy transition. In particular, the budget earmarks CAD 1.01 billion ($750 million) to improve energy efficiency in buildings.... An excerpt from PV Magazine

S. Korea to cut import surcharge on LNG for power generation

The Ministry of Trade, Industry and Energy said the new rules will cut the levy on the more environment-friendly fuel used for power generation by 84 percent at 3.8 won (US$0.003) per kilogram from the previous 24.2 won. The lowering of the duties will go into effect starting in April. Over the upcoming spring, the ministry said it will also partially...

Malaysian State to Launch Blockchain Solution to Track Agricultural Products, Says Official

The Malaysian state of Penang is considering the use of blockchain technology in food and agricultural products supply chains, local English-language newspaper The Star reports on March 1.... An excerpt from Cointelegraph