Issue date : Thu 12 April, 2018
Estimated Reading Time : 05 Min 26 Seconds
Number of items : 64
Victoria to stand firm on energy agreement
9 News
Thu 12 April, 2018
Victoria will stick to its guns and refuse to sign on to any national agreement which undermines the state's climate change policies, Environment and Energy Minister Lily D'Ambrosio says.
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Unambitious emissions target risk: report
Yahoo!7 News
Thu 12 April, 2018
Labor's support for the National Energy Guarantee will be conditional on their ability to raise emissions reduction targets if they form government.
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New Zealand government says will not issue new oil, gas exploration permits
Yahoo!7 News
Thu 12 April, 2018
WELLINGTON (Reuters) - New Zealand's Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern said on Thursday that her government would not grant any new permits for offshore oil and gas exploration.
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New Zealand stops offshore oil and gas exploration to deal with climate change
The Sydney Morning Herald
New Zealand puts brakes on search for oil in bid to go green
The Age
The Brisbane Times
The Canberra Times
WAToday
Spin-off with benefits: Wesfarmers without Coles may attract ethical funds
The Sydney Morning Herald
Thu 12 April, 2018
Wesfarmers is set to become more attractive to ethical investors without the baggage of Coles and coal. It's a different story for the stand-alone supermarket chain.
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The Brisbane Times
The Canberra Times
WAToday
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Dimensional launches global ESG bond fund
Financial Standard
Thu 12 April, 2018
The $738 billion asset manager has launched a new global ESG fund that will invest in fixed interest bonds of companies that shun tobacco, alcohol and gambling, among a variety of ESG factors.
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Sydney set to branch out with 5 million new trees
Architecture and Design
Thu 12 April, 2018
Five million new trees will be planted in Sydney by 2030, making the city a greener place to live, according to premier Gladys Berejiklian.
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New fixes for old traffic problems
Pursuit
Thu 12 April, 2018
Bringing transport systems into the 21st century means connecting all elements of the network – from the vehicles to the traffic lights, and even the pavements
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Dogs, beachgoers, horses threaten Vic bird
SBS World News Australia
Thu 12 April, 2018
Victoria's beach-nesting hooded plovers will face extinction unless the threat from horses, dogs and humans is not stopped, BirdLife Australia says.
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The Newcastle Herald
The West Australian
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Orphaned cheetah key to conservation
Yahoo!7 News
Thu 12 April, 2018
When Sylvester finally opened his eyes, the first things the baby cheetah saw were his new human family and his soon-to-be best mate - a house cat named Spook.
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Scientists highlight plight of Qld turtle
News.com.au
Thu 12 April, 2018
A turtle with a highly unconventional lifestyle which spots a green mohawk and native to a Queensland river headlines a new list of endangered reptiles.
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The Advertiser
The Australian
The Daily Telegraph
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Climate change runs AMOC with Atlantic currents: studies
Yahoo!7 News
Thu 12 April, 2018
Paris (France) (AFP) - A system of Atlantic Ocean currents that regulates global weather is at its feeblest in 1,600 years, weakened partly by climate change, said researchers Wednesday, warning of trouble ahead.
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Planned burns: Some Victorian forests too dry for burn-offs
The Weekly Times
Thu 12 April, 2018
MORE than 200,000ha of Crown land across Victoria has been targeted for planned burns this year, but unseasonally dry conditions are hampering the efforts of CFA and Forest Fire Management Victoria’s crews to get the job done.
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Lake Ginninderra closed to swimming because of blue-green algae
The Canberra Times
Thu 12 April, 2018
Lake Ginninderra has been closed to swimming and other activities after authorities issued an "extreme alert" for blue-green algae.
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The Brisbane Times
The Sydney Morning Herald
WAToday
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Global shipping aims to cut emissions
Yahoo!7 News
Thu 12 April, 2018
Countries are meeting in an attempt to agree cuts to greenhouse gases from the global shipping industry, amid pressure on the sector to help tackle climate change.
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NSW recycle deposit scheme fails to hit customer target
The Australian
Thu 12 April, 2018
The NSW government’s anti-litter can and bottle deposit scheme has collected less than a third of containers expected in its first three months, with the program hitting less than 10 per cent of its target during the first month of operations.
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Anti-ocean litter efforts work: research
The Geelong Advertiser
Thu 12 April, 2018
The number of plastic bags found in the seas around Britain has significantly dropped since 2010 as European governments crack down on their use, researchers said on Thursday.
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Food Waste CRC to help fight hunger in Australia
Food & Beverage
Thu 12 April, 2018
Australia’s largest hunger relief organisation, Foodbank, has welcomed today’s announcement of a $30m grant from the Australian Government towards the creation of a new Cooperative Research Centre (CRC) on Food Waste.
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PIDA award finalist uses smart technology to fight War on Waste
Food & Beverage
Thu 12 April, 2018
SAGE Automation and Container Deposit Systems Australia (CDSA) have have been announced as finalists in two categories of the 2018 Packaging & Processing Innovation & Design Awards (PIDA) for an innovative solution that promises to fight the War on Waste.
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Frydenberg speech: “Powering forward”
Reneweconomy
Wed 11 April, 2018
A day doesn’t pass without a story on energy bills. Indeed, it gets raised with me in all sorts of places, at the football, at a family BBQ and even the other day at my local place of worship, when an elderly man turned to me and said, “Joshua, can’t you do something about my power bill?”
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Frydenberg takes the low road: It’s a weak NEG or nothing
Reneweconomy
Wed 11 April, 2018
The Coalition government is ramping up the pressure on the Labor states, seeking to paint the National Energy Guarantee as the middle path and the one and only policy option, despite its desperate attempts to shift the discussion to meet the demands of its own right wing.
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Australians want country to increase ambition on cutting emissions, national polling shows
International Business Times
Wed 11 April, 2018
A majority or fifty-eight percent of respondents believe Australia must increase its ambition on cutting emissions. Just twenty-five percent of Australians believe the country is on track to meet its international commitment, a national polling released by the Australia Institute’s Climate and Energy program shows.
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Energy debate heats up in a tale of two priorities
The Sydney Morning Herald
Wed 11 April, 2018
Brown coal will get a $100 million lifeline as the federal and state governments invest in an ambitious project to convert one of Australia's most polluting energy sources into hydrogen.
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The Brisbane Times
The Canberra Times
WAToday
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Analysts raise EU carbon price forecasts on emissions rise, UK Brevity clarity
Yahoo!7 News
Wed 11 April, 2018
LONDON (Reuters) - Analysts have raised their forecasts for carbon prices in the EU Emission Trading System (ETS) after data showed emissions under the scheme rose in 2017 and Britain's government gave clarity on its intention to stay in the ETS until the end of 2020.
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Linfox looks to flick switch on electric propulsion
ATN
Wed 11 April, 2018
Linfox executive chairman Peter Fox has detailed his company’s desire to embrace electric propulsion and autonomous technologies while acknowledging intervening difficulties.
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As consumers turn off soft drinks, Coke looks for new X-factor
The Sydney Morning Herald
Wed 11 April, 2018
The new venture, called Amatil X, has set out the board themes of sustainability, the use of customer information, and delivery.
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The Brisbane Times
The Canberra Times
WAToday
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Why do politicians think that there are votes in coal?
The Australian Financial Review
Wed 11 April, 2018
The electricity grid that supplies power to Australia's populated east coast is one of the biggest machines on earth. It is troubling that in 2018 its future risks being determined by the vagaries of political ideology.
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By all means ban the bag, but let’s hope it works
The Age
Wed 11 April, 2018
So the plastic shopping bag ban has started in Victoria, and there are many different views as to whether we should or should not have it.
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The Sydney Morning Herald
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Commercial battery boom headed for Australia, despite “outdated policy”
Reneweconomy
Wed 11 April, 2018
As Australia’s commercial solar market hits its straps in Australia, a new report has suggested battery storage could be next on the list for business and industry, as energy prices continue to rise, policy continues to flounder, and technology prices start to fall.
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AGL Energy's Loy Yang A to host $500m hydrogen pilot project
The Australian Financial Review
Wed 11 April, 2018
AGL Energy will host a $500 million trial led by Japanese giant Kawasaki Heavy Industries to convert Victorian brown coal into liquid hydrogen for export in what represents a major scaling-up of efforts to commercialise the clean energy technology.
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ABC News
World-first coal to hydrogen plant trial launched in Victoria
The Age
Victorian coal to keep lights on in Japan, PM says
The Brisbane Times
The Canberra Times
The Sydney Morning Herald
WAToday
News.com.au
Victoria turns coal to hydrogen for Japan
SBS World News Australia
The Daily Telegraph
The Gold Coast Bulletin
SBS World News Australia
Turnbull unveils 'cutting-edge’ trial to convert Latrobe coal into hydrogen and sell to Japan
'A fantastic opportunity': How buying a fishing licence could save Queensland dugongs
The Brisbane Times
Wed 11 April, 2018
Conservation group WWF-Australia wants public donations to buy a commercial gillnet licence in water north of Cairns and set up a huge, Tasmania-sized, net-free refuge for dugongs, sharks and turtles in north Queensland.
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The Canberra Times
The Sydney Morning Herald
WAToday
Tidbinbilla marks 10 years since reopening after devastating bushfires
The Canberra Times
Wed 11 April, 2018
Tidbinbilla Sanctuary is a testament to the ability of the Australian landscape to bounce back from devastation, now marking a decade since it reopened after the bushfires.
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Trouble in Paradise: Tourism surge lashes Southeast Asia's beaches
Yahoo!7 News
Wed 11 April, 2018
Koh Phi Phi Ley (Thailand) (AFP) - Hordes of tourists clamber across the white sand with selfie sticks as Thai park rangers wade into turquoise waters to direct boats charging into the cliff-ringed cove.
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Underwater volcanic craters and rich rocky reefs found off NSW coast
The Sydney Morning Herald
Wed 11 April, 2018
A wonderland of extinct volcano craters, ancient river beds and rocky reefs teeming with life has been found just off the NSW coast as part of a mapping process that could reveal other treasures.
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Northern China ozone pollution getting worse: study
Yahoo!7 News
Wed 11 April, 2018
SHANGHAI (Reuters) - Concentrations of hazardous ground-level ozone have worsened in northern China despite country-wide efforts to tackle air pollution, according to a study published by Peking University on Tuesday.
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China's Xuzhou begins environmental checks to meet 2018 clean air targets
Yahoo!7 News
Wed 11 April, 2018
BEIJING (Reuters) - The Chinese city of Xuzhou is carrying out environmental inspections targeting air pollution emissions at industrial plants, construction sites and in the transportation sector that are expected to last for as long as six months.
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Death by chocolate: A not-so sweet treat?
Reneweconomy
Wed 11 April, 2018
It was predictable that one day Adisa Azapagic, who studies the carbon footprint of various foods, would get around to chocolate.
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Record-breaking heatwave settles in over Sydney
The Sydney Morning Herald
Wed 11 April, 2018
The heatwave that has seared south-eastern Australia for days will nudge the mercury in Sydney back towards the record April temperature set just days ago.
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