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Growing enough greenery to provide cleaner fuel and slow climate change will need a biofuel land grab: a 10 to 30-fold rise in land devoted to green crops.

Read more: https://climatenewsnetwork.net/biofuel-land-grab-will-slash-natures-space/

Australia’s most populous state, New South Wales, has outlined plans to speed development of $2.6 billion worth of transmission capacity to hook up more wind and solar power.

Read more: http://econews.com.au/59201/nsw-looks-to-beef-up-grid-for-solar-and-wind-power/

State-run utility Electricity Generating Authority of Thailand (EGAT) is planning to facilitate 1GW of hybrid floating solar-hydro projects across eight dams throughout the country.

Read more: https://www.pv-tech.org/news/thailand-utility-eyes-1gw-of-floating-solar-on-hydro-dams-pilots-energy-sto

The governments behind the landmark Kigali Amendment on climate-busting hydro-fluorocarbon refrigerants are taking aim at energy efficiency improvements that could double the benefit of the HFC phasedown from 0.5 to 1.0°C.

Read more: https://theenergymix.com/2018/11/14/energy-efficiency-could-boost-the-benefit-of-hfc-phasedown-from-0-5-to-1-0c/

The International Energy Agency (IEA) has said electric vehicles and more efficient fuel technology will cut transportation demand for oil by 2040 more than previously expected, but the world may still face a supply crunch without enough investment in new production.

Read more: http://econews.com.au/59198/iea-electric-cars-cleaner-fuel-threaten-global-oil-demand/

Funding for new access to power is still going to coal plants, which drive climate change and can cause health problems, experts say.

Read more: http://news.trust.org/item/20181111235824-0u79m/