ACT fleets go electric, Thailand’s net zero master plan in the works, feeding cows seaweed to fight emissions and greening crypto. All this and more in the latest good news in climate solutions.
ACT government has moved public sector fleets to electric vehicles. They will be cost-neutral with their internal-combustion fleet counterparts over the course of their lease, thanks to offsetting of higher purchase prices with: lower running costs, cheaper servicing, and changing loan periods from three years to four. Mike Costello for CarExpert.
Thai authorities in energy and environmental development are teaming up to draft a master plan to help Thailand reach zero net carbon emissions. Yuthana Praiwan for the Bangkok Post.
Feeding cows seaweed daily could reduce their contribution to climate change. Ermias Kebreab and Breanna Roque for The Conversation.
Indonesia aims to be an ‘electric vehicle hub’ by 2030. Khamila Mulia for KrASIA.
A private-sector initiative known as Crypto Climate Accord is seeking to make the cryptocurrency industry greener. Kyt Dotson for SiliconAngle.
Coles has pledged to source all its electricity from renewable sources across its brands by 2025, after signing another agreement to buy clean power from a Victorian wind farm. Graham Readfearn for The Guardian.
An ambitious blueprint to deliver the world’s first low-carbon industrial sector and over £1 billion to cut emissions from industry, schools and hospitals has been announced by the UK government.
Australia’s big mining companies, including Fortescue Metals and BHP are committing to big carbon reductions. Andy Park and Alex McDonald for the ABC.
On April 15, social media giant Facebook announced it had achieved net zero operational emissions, switching all data centres and buildings to run on renewables with carbon offsets covering the remaining emissions. Cecilia Keating for BusinessGreen.
Former Woodside Petroleum chief Peter Coleman declared the days of big new greenfield LNG projects, heralding green hydrogen as the future. Jennifer Hewett for the Australian Financial Review.
In the interest of soil health, farmers have been burying underwear to check how healthy their soil is as part of the ‘Soil Your Undies’ campaign. Megan Hughes for the ABC.
Tasmania came in first on a new scorecard of progress towards green energy in Australia, backed by its 200 per cent renewables by 2040 target and nation-leading hydrogen strategy. Tom McIlroy for the Australia Financial Review.