Feb. 21, 2022

Quick Climate Links: Mike Cannon-Brookes says his plan for AGL would be the biggest decarbonization on Earth.

Quick Climate Links: Mike Cannon-Brookes says his plan for AGL would be the biggest decarbonization on Earth.

Tech billionaire, Mike Cannon-Brookes (pictured), through his company, Atlassian, and in association with Canadian Asset Management firm, Brookfield, made an offer for the Australian energy company AGL.

The board of AGL rejected the $8 billion bid by Cannon-Brookes to take over the company and to close its coal generators by 2030 and you can hear him talk about that on the Radio National's Breakfast interview - "Mike Cannon-Brookes pursuing AGL bid, despite a knockback".

Other Quick Climate Links for today are:

"AGL rejects takeover bid by Mike Cannon-Brookes and Canadian fund manager Brookfield";

"Mike Cannon-Brookes and Brookfield in bid to take over AGL and shut down coal plants earlier";

"Matthew Priestley | Why a smarter grid is key to a renewable future";

"Fiacre Rougieux | The solar energy future is already here… ";

"Second deadly storm sweeps across northern Europe, causing chaos";

"The great greenwashing scam: PR firms face reckoning after spinning for big oil";

"Clean energy companies plea for government ‘not to get in the way’ of renewable shift";

"Australia’s largest coal plant will close 7 years early – but there’s still no national plan for coal’s inevitable demise";

"‘Danger-to-life’: Storm Eunice pummels UK with fastest winds on record";

"Dropping coal will hike power costs – unless the government gets its act together";

"Storm Eunice death toll hits three, including woman killed by falling tree in London";

"Zenobe signs partnership with National Express for the UK’s largest ever single EV fleet";

"Mayor of London announces £90 million towards new green bonds";

"The charge to keep EV batteries out of the trash";

"Rising seas could flood 300,000 US homes and make coastal communities ‘unviable";

"Climate crisis forcing Zimbabwean women and children into prostitution";

"Chilling footage shows entire flock of blackbirds mysteriously dropping dead on Mexico street";

"The Brexiteer brigade are bored and now they’re coming for net-zero";

"Uber and Lyft passengers are ultra-wealthy. Will this keep cities from investing in transit?";

"Climate change is coming for rich people’s favorite things. Should we care?";

"No more yelling at TV now candidate has voiced her case for Casey";

"White House Takes Aim at Environmental Racism, but Won’t Mention Race";

"Coastal Sea Levels in U.S. to Rise a Foot by 2050, Study Confirms";

"How Billions in Infrastructure Funding Could Worsen Global Warming";

"A musical interpretation of climate change pays tribute to Beethoven";

"Relocalizing Technology";

"Biden’s 500,000 EV charging stations get a $5 billion start";

"Angry Men" - George Monbiot:

"What is a sting jet and could Storm Eunice be deadly?";

"Storm Eunice travel chaos: Rail industry issues blanket 'do not travel' warning";

"One million hit by power cuts – and Storm Eunice chaos could go on into next week";

"Storm Eunice: at least four dead as worst storm in decades roars in";

"Thinking about buying an electric vehicle in 2022? We tackle your top 5 concerns";

"Conversion Infrastructure — The Only Viable Solution to Climate Change";

"New Federal Report Warns of Accelerating Impacts From Sea Level Rise";

"Corn-Based Ethanol May Be Worse For the Climate Than Gasoline, a New Study Finds";

"Nature’s Say: How Voices from Hawai’i Are Reframing the Climate Conversation";

"How Brisbane EV-charger company Tritium made it to the White House, selling 'picks and shovels to the gold rush'";

"Explained: Petrol prices are smashing records, so why isn’t fuel tax on the agenda?";

"Africa’s Fossil-Fuel Trap";

"Ocean water along U.S. coasts will rise about one foot by 2050, scientists warn";

"Britain braces for 70mph winds as Storm Eunice repair bill estimated at £360m";

"Conflict and Climate Change Ravage Syria’s Agricultural Heartland";

"Cannon-Brookes leads green bid for AGL, to fast-track coal closures";

"Mike Cannon-Brookes lodges AGL takeover bid to ‘accelerate coal exit’";

"The Future of Global Coal Production (2021-2024F)".

Enjoy "Music for the Warming World".

 

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