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The Energy Minister in Australia’s conservative Liberal-National federal government, Angus Taylor, has revealed he will not be replacing the Renewable Energy Target (RET) “with anything” after it winds down in 2020.

Read more: http://econews.com.au/58751/no-renewables-target-for-lib-nat-govt-after-ret-winds-down-in-2020/

The Australian Capital Territory’s Labor led government has become the first jurisdiction in Australia to join the United Nations-backed Powering Past Coal Alliance aimed at rapidly phasing out the fossil fuel considered a major contributor to climate change.

Read more: http://econews.com.au/58731/act-first-in-australia-to-join-un-powering-past-coal-alliance/

Typhoon season in Asia is an annual, grim reminder of the need for more resilient infrastructure as the impact of climate change intensifies. Arcadis’ John Batten III talks about how cities can prepare themselves for worse weather.

Read more: https://www.eco-business.com/opinion/as-more-super-storms-affect-asia-we-must-typhoon-proof-our-cities/?utm_medium=email&utm_campaign=Daily%20Digest%2017092018&utm_content=Daily%20Digest%2017092018+CID_180ad3bddb482e90e5c1725ff796c9b6&utm_source=Campaign%20Monitor&utm_term=As%20more%20super%20storms%20affect%20Asia%20we%20must%20typhoon-proof%20our%20cities

As the Philippines’ banks continue to finance coal-fired power plants, a surplus of coal plants could turn them into bad investments—and the subsequent burden of high electricity costs could be passed on to consumers.

Read more: https://www.eco-business.com/news/coal-in-the-philippinesare-banks-risking-us21-billion-on-stranded-assets/?utm_medium=email&utm_campaign=Daily%20Digest%2017092018&utm_content=Daily%20Digest%2017092018+CID_180ad3bddb482e90e5c1725ff796c9b6&utm_source=Campaign%20Monitor&utm_term=Coal%20in%20the%20PhilippinesAre%20banks%20risking%20US21%20billion%20on%20stranded%20assets

As Cambodia’s economy goes through a rapid expansion with foreign investments pouring in, the country is turning to polluting coal power to meet growing energy demands, risking the health of the people and the welfare of the environment.

Read more: https://www.eco-business.com/news/energy-hungry-cambodia-shows-no-sign-of-backing-down-on-coal/?utm_medium=email&utm_campaign=Daily%20Digest%2014092018&utm_content=Daily%20Digest%2014092018+CID_7a3b64bfb6030b7df49c17b77c7af13b&utm_source=Campaign%20Monitor&utm_term=Energy-hungry%20Cambodia%20shows%20no%20sign%20of%20backing%20down%20on%20coal

A new report from the Carbon Tracker think tank predicts that oil and gas firms’ assets at risk from massive growth in wind and solar.

Read more: http://econews.com.au/58684/carbon-tracker-predicts-global-peak-fossil-fuel-demand-in-2023/