Issue date : Fri 2 March, 2018
Estimated Reading Time : 04 Min 20 Seconds
Number of items : 51
Government announces $6b purchase of states' Snowy Hydro shares
ABC News
Fri 2 March, 2018
The Federal Government has announced it will spend $6 billion buying out New South Wales' and Victoria's shares in Snowy Hydro Limited.
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The Sydney Morning Herald
Malcolm Turnbull buys Snowy Hydro scheme from NSW and Victoria for $6 billion
The Age
The Brisbane Times
The Canberra Times
WAToday
The Australian Financial Review
Snowy Hydro: NSW, Victoria earn $6b as Turnbull buys into power generator
9 News
Snowy Hydro deal done: NSW and Victoria's $6b boost
Snowy Hydro money should go to new power station
The Newcastle Herald
Fri 2 March, 2018
MONEY from the state government’s $4-billion sale of its stake in Snowy Hydro should go towards a new coal-fired power station in the Hunter region, Upper Hunter MP Michael Johnsen said on Friday.
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Shareholders target QBE over climate change 'failure'
The Sydney Morning Herald
Fri 2 March, 2018
QBE Insurance Group has become the latest big listed company to be hit with a demand for more transparency about potential risks it faces from climate change, amid calls by a prominent company director for boards to consider "uncomfortable questions" on the issue.
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WAToday
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Rio Tinto faces $84bn shareholder revolt over membership of Minerals Council
The Guardian
Fri 2 March, 2018
The voice of Australia’s coal lobby is under renewed threat as the country’s second biggest miner, Rio Tinto, faces a shareholder revolt over its membership of lobby groups including the Minerals Council of Australia and the role it plays in Australia’s climate and energy debate.
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Time to stop rubbishing a waste levy
The Courier Mail
Fri 2 March, 2018
A WEEK is a long time in politics, British Prime Minister Harold Wilson said back in the 1960s. However, in Queensland six months is a short time. Too short to achieve much at all.
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Will Turnbull’s Snowy Hydro continue its war against battery storage?
Reneweconomy
Fri 2 March, 2018
A day after giving a lecture in parliament about the Coalition’s belief and commitment to free markets, prime minister Malcolm Turnbull announced the biggest federal government purchase in living memory – the $6.2 billion buyout of Snowy Hydro.
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EU sees higher climate target possible as cost of renewables falls
Yahoo!7 News
Fri 2 March, 2018
BRUSSELS (Reuters) - The falling cost of wind and solar power puts higher renewable energy targets within reach, according to a European Commission study seen by Reuters, pressuring EU legislators to set more ambitious climate goals.
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Sydney councils get tough on bike-share operators
The Australian
Fri 2 March, 2018
Three Sydney councils are moving to rein in the dockless bike-share industry that has been accused of polluting and littering streets, citing a growing number of complaints and abandoned, broken bikes.
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Blue Planet II: How the music for the David Attenborough series came to life
ABC News
Fri 2 March, 2018
Sir David Attenborough's nature series have always had a cinematic quality to them. There's the grand story arcs, the attention to character development, and even the way your sympathy is manipulated: you thought you were rooting for the bird, then suddenly you are rooting for the fish the bird is about to make its prey.
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NSW, Qld lead Aust fossil fuel emissions
Yahoo!7 News
Thu 1 March, 2018
Conservationists say the fact Australia's greenhouse emissions have jumped again proves the country is "a global laggard" when it comes to tackling global warming.
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The West Australian
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8 electricity generators make Top 10 list of CO2 emitters
Energy Matters
Thu 1 March, 2018
Eight businesses in the Top 10 CO2 emitters list for 2016-17 are electricity generators. The top CO2 emitters are according to a report from the Clean Energy Regulator released yesterday. The ‘2016–17 National Greenhouse and Energy Reporting’ data also showed a slow-down of 0.5 per cent of emissions. Although Australia’s electricity generators have reduced their CO2 emissions, they still account for just over half of all emissions.
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Adani protesters say ‘bottoms up’ to trespass fines
The Courier Mail
Thu 1 March, 2018
ANTI-ADANI activists are relying on the public to pay for their recent legal fees accrued in North Queensland with the group to host a food and wine event in Brisbane tonight.
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Deforestation: Brazil court upholds controversial Amazon law changes
The Sydney Morning Herald
Thu 1 March, 2018
Brasilia: The Brazilian Supreme Court has upheld major changes to laws that protect the Amazon, the world's largest rainforest, reducing penalties for past illegal deforestation in a blow to environmentalists trying to protect it.
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Malaysia to press EU on planned palm oil ban in biofuels
Yahoo!7 News
Thu 1 March, 2018
Singapore (AFP) - Malaysia will press the European Union not to ban palm oil in biofuels during talks this week, the country's trade minister said Thursday, warning the move would hit the rural poor.
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Putin says environment priority for expected new term
Yahoo!7 News
Thu 1 March, 2018
Moscow (AFP) - Russian President Vladimir Putin on Thursday said improving the environment in the country would be a priority in the next few years, speaking ahead of polls this month expected to extend his Kremlin term to 2024.
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NAB's Ken Henry: Business must have a purpose beyond just profit
The Australian Financial Review
Thu 1 March, 2018
Business leaders need to take up the job of breaking down the public's negative perception of corporate Australia as a cold profit maximisation machine, and elevate its role as a driver of incomes, jobs and wellbeing, says Ken Henry.
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Hydro Tasmania's 5 GW 'Battery of the Nation' dwarfs Snowy 2.0
The Australian Financial Review
Thu 1 March, 2018
Hydro Tasmania has identified a pumped hydro storage resource on the Apple Isle that dwarfs Snowy 2.0 - Prime Minister Malcolm Turnbull's per energy project - and can be delivered at about half the cost.
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Cheap wind and solar allows Powershop to cut tariffs to customers
Reneweconomy
Thu 1 March, 2018
Victorian customers of electricity retailer Powershop can expect to pay around $70 less a year for their electricity costs starting this month, after the company announced a price cut it said was “all thanks to renewable energy.”
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Australians may do 95% of car travel in autonomous EVs by 2030
Reneweconomy
Thu 1 March, 2018
It’s almost impossible to imagine in a country with such an attachment to individual car ownership, petrol vehicles and long distances like Australia. But in little more than a decade, the way we travel in cars may be completely different.
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Australia’s EV options vs the world’s – why are we waiting?
Reneweconomy
Thu 1 March, 2018
Overseas, new EV sales currently make up from 5 per cent in California and more than 25 per cent in Norway. (And growing in both cases). In Australia, it’s less than 0.1 per cent (and falling).
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Skoda joins call to include electricity generation in vehicle emissions ratings
Wheels
Thu 1 March, 2018
BROWSE comments underneath stories about electric vehicles and you’ll usually come across the EV sceptics insisting that the notion of a car driving around emissions-free is a fallacy, because of the energy used to produce the electricity which charges the batteries.
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Swiss village brings green edge to slopes
Perthnow
Thu 1 March, 2018
TRADITIONALLY, European skiing holidays include a lot of fondue, rich food and mulled wine, but one hotel in the Swiss alps is trying to introduce a healthier, eco-friendly concept to the skiing industry.
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Antarctica: a laboratory for climate change
Yahoo!7 News
Thu 1 March, 2018
Île du Roi-George (Antarctique) (AFP) - A decade ago, a thick layer of ice covered the Collins Glacier on Antarctica's King George Island.
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The scientists planning to get stuck in the ice to plug a climate gap
The Sydney Morning Herald
Thu 1 March, 2018
For Markus Rex, this week's midwinter Arctic heatwave is the perfect justification for the most ambitious climate research effort ever planned at the top of the world.
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The Brisbane Times
The Canberra Times
WAToday
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Court to decide on Vic logging question
Yahoo!7 News
Thu 1 March, 2018
A court is set to decide whether logging in the Victorian habitat of the endangered leadbeater's possum and greater glider is exempt from federal environment laws.
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Melbourne trees are getting mapped for a city-wide urban forest strategy
The Fifth Estate
Thu 1 March, 2018
The Nature Conservancy and Resilient Melbourne have teamed up to map the vegetation of the entire Melbourne metropolitan area in an Australian-first they say will help the city’s fight to stay on top of the liveability charts.
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China's top steelmaking city extends level 2 pollution alert
Yahoo!7 News
Thu 1 March, 2018
BEIJING (Reuters) - China's top steelmaking city of Tangshan on Thursday said it would extend a level 2 or "orange" pollution alert until further notice, leaving steel and coke plants under tighter restrictions.
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First they came for the glitter, now it's the balloons
The Age
Thu 1 March, 2018
for the glitter, now it's the balloons By Chloe Booker 1 March 2018 — 5:00pm Share on Facebook Share on Twitter Send via Email First they came for our glitter, now they have our balloons. Believe it or not, balloon bans aren’t anything new, with at least three Melbourne councils putting a stop to the party decorations before Darebin Council prohibited them.
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The Canberra Times
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WAToday
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Weather Alert
ABC Four Corners
Thu 1 March, 2018
How Australia's warming climate is changing the way we live and work. "This is very 'now'. This isn't a future problem which is 10 or 20 or 30 years (away)." Climate Risk Expert
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‘Beast from The East’ – the science behind Europe’s Siberian chill
The Conversation
Thu 1 March, 2018
The so-called “Beast from the East” has arrived in the UK, bringing unusually cold weather – about 7°C colder than the historical average for this time of year. Wind chill is making temperatures feel particularly arctic. So how did the Siberian gusts come to arrive on Europe’s doorstep?
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A spotter’s guide to climate skeptics
Crikey
Thu 1 March, 2018
David Finnigan has had a number of run-ins while working on his controversial new play about climate deniers. Here, he argues they fall into one of a few camps.
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