Vietnam planning switch from coal, mining giant looks to wind and solar and NSW invests $1.2 billion in renewable energy infrastructure. All that and more in this month’s good news in climate solutions.

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Australia formally commits to increased climate action

Australia’s Paris Agreement commitment will now be to reduce emissions by 43 per cent by 2030, and to net zero emissions by 2050, writes ABC political reporter Jake Evans.

NSW to make record investment in renewable energy

The NSW government is to make its single biggest investment in renewable energy infrastructure, committing $1.2 billion to fast-track critical transmission projects to deliver cheaper and more reliable power, writes Sydney Morning Herald’s Alexandra Smith.

Rio Tinto to power aluminium operations with wind and solar

Rio Tinto will invest in large-scale wind and solar farms in central and southern Queensland to power its aluminium operations in the Gladstone region, writes AAP’s Marion Rae.

Vietnam looks to accelerate move from coal to renewables

Vietnam is planning an aggressive switch from coal to wind and solar power from now through 2045, and industry analysts believe grid enhancements and policy incentives are required for the country to reach the ambitious goal amid rising domestic electricity demand, writes Net-Zero Business Daily’s Max Tingyao Lin.

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