Issue date : Fri 20 July, 2018
Estimated Reading Time : 04 Min 20 Seconds
Number of items : 51
Labor rejects NEG’s decade emission targets
The Australian
Fri 20 July, 2018
Labor has threatened an election showdown over climate change if the Turnbull government refuses to adopt a more flexible approach to the setting of emissions targets under its signature energy policy.
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National Farmers Federation says electricity best place to make emissions cuts
The Sydney Morning Herald
Fri 20 July, 2018
The National Farmers Federation has taken a veiled swipe at the Turnbull government's signature energy plan, suggesting proposed emissions cuts in the electricity sector lack ambition and may have unfair consequences for agriculture.
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GoGet co-founder Bruce Jeffreys designs eco-friendly frames
The Australian
Fri 20 July, 2018
Few business plans would make a virtue of short-sightedness but for Bruce Jeffreys, co-founder of pioneering Australian carshare service GoGet, poor vision was the key.
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Plastic toys won't go to landfill: Coles
9 News
Fri 20 July, 2018
Furious consumers have attacked Coles for giving away toy plastic replicas of its grocery products after banning plastic bags to protect the environment.
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Bluescope underwrites investment in 500,000 panel solar farm
Ecogeneration
Fri 20 July, 2018
BlueScope Steel has announced the signing of one of the largest corporate renewable energy PPA’s with ESCO Pacific and Finley Solar Farm. Schneider electric Energy and Sustainability Service (ESS) advised BlueScope Steel on the strategy to reduce costs in the short term as well as reducing volatility over the longer term through fixed-price-for-power contracting.
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Queensland emerging as biofuel hub of the Asia Pacific
Manufacturers’ Monthly
Fri 20 July, 2018
Queensland’s potential as the biofuel hub of the Asia Pacific was discussed in Washington this week, in a meeting between the state’s Minister for State Development, Manufacturing, Infrastructure and Planning Cameron Dick and the US Department of the Navy.
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How virtual worlds can recreate the geographic history of life
The Conversation
Fri 20 July, 2018
The Amazon and the adjacent Andean slopes in South America host an astonishing richness of plants and animals. These species have been sources of food, shelter and medicine since the arrival of humans and a target of scientific curiosity since the days of the earliest European naturalist explorers.
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Craig Reucassel back on the warpath against waste
The West Australian
Fri 20 July, 2018
Last year, all over Australia people began composting, recycling, limiting their use of plastic bags and thinking twice before purchasing landfill fashion.
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EU and China sign MOU on the circular economy
Inside Waste
Thu 19 July, 2018
The European Union (EU) and China have agreed to press ahead with action in support of the circular economy and signing a memorandum of understanding at a summit in Beijing, despite tensions about the country's restrictions on waste imports.
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Tiffany & Co. Donates $1.4 Million To Great Barrier Reef Conservation
ELLE Australia
Thu 19 July, 2018
The Great Barrier Reef is one of the world's most beautiful and significant natural ecosystems, with coral, islands and sea structures that stretch over more than 344,400 square kilometres of ocean. Home to more than 1,500 species of fish, as well as whales, dolphins, turtles and other wildlife, it's no exaggeration to say it's a natural icon—and an essential part of Australia.
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Supporting social enterprises
Choice
Thu 19 July, 2018
You could say that supporting social enterprises is an easy way to do good in the world – if you have to buy hand soap or toilet paper anyway, why not buy from a social enterprise to support someone else changing the world?
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Impact investing reports sharp growth
Financial Standard
Thu 19 July, 2018
The value of Australian impact investments quadrupled since mid-2015, according to the peak industry body representing responsible, ethical and impact investors.
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Marriott to remove plastic straws by 2019
Travel Weekly
Thu 19 July, 2018
HUGE NEWS GUYS: Marriott International is the latest hotel giant to jump on board the plastic-free bandwagon.
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NEG vote will be reality check for emissions cuts
The Sydney Morning Herald
Thu 19 July, 2018
The August 10 meeting to consider national energy policy is turning into a moment of truth for all sides of politics on climate change and energy. No single meeting or policy will ever settle the disputes over cuts to carbon emissions, but the stakes are incredibly high over the next few weeks.
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The Brisbane Times
The Canberra Times
WAToday
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Two-thirds of Aussie drivers will own an EV by 2028, Jaguar says
Reneweconomy
Thu 19 July, 2018
Almost two-thirds of Aussies could own an electric vehicle within 10 years, predicts luxury car maker Jaguar, a figure that is significantly more bullish about the uptake of EVs than other analysis.
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Architecture awards show sustainability is evolving
The Fifth Estate
Thu 19 July, 2018
In choosing sustainable architecture, says Paul Worroll, chair of Queensland’s Institute of Architects sustainability committee and deputy jury chair for the 2018 awards, they looked for “more than the usual adding on of rainwater tanks and solar panels”.
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Investa pushes for greener tenancies with new toolkit
The Fifth Estate
Thu 19 July, 2018
A new toolkit that will teach tenants how to up their sustainability game has been released by Investa – the first of its kind according to the commercial real estate company.
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'Neil the Seal' becomes popular Bribie Island community member
The Brisbane Times
Thu 19 July, 2018
A young New Zealand fur seal has become a popular community member on Bribie Island after appearing at a beach two weeks ago.
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'Shark' attacks on boy and girl could be New York's first in 70 years
ABC News
Thu 19 July, 2018
Two youngsters frolicking in the surf kilometres apart along the Fire Island National Seashore in New York have suffered puncture wounds to their legs in apparent shark attacks that would mark the state's first such incidents in 70 years, authorities say.
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Long way home as Przewalski's horses fly to Mongolia
Yahoo!7 News
Thu 19 July, 2018
Their violent kicks rattle the small army plane flying over Siberia as it transports the four rare horses from Prague to the vast Mongolian steppe where the once near-extinct species is slowly recovering.
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The poppy and the pea: remembering the Frontier Wars on Anzac Day
Australian Geographic
Thu 19 July, 2018
The native desert pea is becoming a symbol of mourning for Aboriginal Australians. And now, one florist is seeking to have it recognised alongside the Flanders poppy on Anzac Day.
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Craig Reucassel: ‘Maccas stuffed up our edit’
The New Daily
Thu 19 July, 2018
McDonald’s may have announced it is phasing out plastic straws by 2020 – but the ABC’s War on Waste host Craig Reucassel has a new mascot for the fast food giant in the meantime.
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Meet the millennial who started the world’s first sustainable fashion week
Vogue Australia
Thu 19 July, 2018
There’s more to Helsinki than Donald Trump’s visit. Producer and fashion photographer Evelyn Mora had just returned to Helsinki after working in London and Paris when it hit her: Finland had no fashion week. “I thought, we have fashion weeks in Tallinn, in St. Petersburg, in Stockholm, all around us. What’s with that? Where was ours?” She decided to create it.
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