Issue date : Fri 13 April, 2018
Estimated Reading Time : 04 Min 25 Seconds
Number of items : 52
Research program kicks off with big investment
Ecogeneration
Fri 13 April, 2018
NERA (National Energy Resources Australia) has welcomed the Federal Government’s announcement of a $90 million Future Fuels Cooperative Research Centres (CRC) program.
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Chief Scientist Alan Finkel talks up green hydrogen exports
The Australian
Fri 13 April, 2018
Chief Scientist Alan Finkel’s hydrogen power strategy group says Australia could soon be “exporting sunshine” in the form of ­renewable energy-produced ­hyd­rogen, creating an industry that could rival Australia’s LNG ­exports within decades.
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Social enterprises an untapped partner for councils: analysis
Government News
Fri 13 April, 2018
New paper finds ‘social procurement’ could enable local governments to achieve efficiencies in core service delivery while helping community enterprises realise development goals.
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NAB's Mike Baird calls green energy 'tipping point'
The Sydney Morning Herald
Fri 13 April, 2018
Rapid growth in renewable energy investment has propelled the sector to a "tipping point," former NSW premier Mike Baird says, amid predictions investors will pour trillions of dollars globally into green electricity projects in the coming decades.
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The Age
The Brisbane Times
The Canberra Times
WAToday
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Bakers’ report shows surge in smart power sector
Lawyers Weekly
Fri 13 April, 2018
A new report published by the global law firm has revealed that Australia is in the midst of a smart power revolution, with energy storage in Australia leading investment growth.
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Apple is now running on 100% clean energy globally
Marketing
Fri 13 April, 2018
Apple announced this week that its global facilities are now 100% powered by renewable energy, releasing in addition its Red iPhone 8 in the fight against AIDS.
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Unilever enters partnership to develop pioneering food packaging technology
Food Processing
Fri 13 April, 2018
A new technology developed by Unilever, start-up company Ioniqa and Indorama Ventures may be able to create a circular economy, recycling PET waste indefinitely back into virgin-grade material. The three companies believe the technology has the potential to transform the packaging industry.
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Australians suffer as big emitters get a greenhouse gas free pass
The Australian
Fri 13 April, 2018
Environment and Energy Minister Josh Frydenberg’s tour de force at the National Press Club on Wednesday and his opinion piece on this page yesterday show a man on top of his brief and using it to smite the ALP and the Greens as well as those on his own side promoting direct investment to counter the continued damage being done by renewable energy ­subsidies.
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Central Queensland to get $500m solar farm
News.com.au
Fri 13 April, 2018
More than 1000 hectares of Queensland government land will be converted into one of the biggest solar farms in the southern hemisphere.
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NT News
Perthnow
SBS World News Australia
The Advertiser
The Australian
The Courier Mail
The Daily Telegraph
The Geelong Advertiser
The Gold Coast Bulletin
The Herald Sun
The Mercury
The Weekly Times
Yahoo!7 News
Online tool to help governments plan solar use
Government News
Fri 13 April, 2018
A new platform that calculates the solar power potential of rooftops promises to help local councils and urban planners make decisions about investments in solar.
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Australia leading the global energy storage race
Manufacturers’ Monthly
Fri 13 April, 2018
A new research by Greentech Media (GMT) shows that Australia is leading the global race in energy storage, having installed the most storage technology in the world during 2017, ahead of Germany, the United States and Japan.
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Sonnen lands biggest battery order in Australia with housing developer
Reneweconomy
Fri 13 April, 2018
A new housing development in Victoria will include 270 sonnen residential batteries, as part of a project that aims to cut household power bills by 60 per cent, and to help power a water treatment plant that is expected to cut water consumption by 70 per cent.
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How to save Australia's remaining farmland as demand for housing continues
ABC Rural
Fri 13 April, 2018
What can be done to save Australia's precious farming land? Only 10 per cent of the continent is arable and much of that land on the coastal fringe is being swallowed up as state governments respond to the growing demand for affordable housing.
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Flight of the Conchords weighs in on West Australian biodiversity
WAToday
Fri 13 April, 2018
Part of a costly state biodiversity audit has been slipped on to a makeshift website featuring a random illustration from a TV show, in what appears to be a belated effort to give truth to government assurances of transparency.
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The Age
The Brisbane Times
The Canberra Times
The Sydney Morning Herald
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Greenies bugging our fishers, with call to take seafood off menu
The Courier Mail
Fri 13 April, 2018
THE fishing industry is up in arms after marine greenies issued a warning for seafood lovers to stop eating some of Queensland’s most iconic delicacies, including Moreton Bay bugs.
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The Herald Sun
The Mercury
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I'm saving the world, one plastic container at a time
The Sydney Morning Herald
Fri 13 April, 2018
"We're going plastic free!" I recently announced to my worried looking family. I'd been thinking about making this move for some time, but the final straw came when I read a news report about the "Great Pacific Garbage Patch", an area the size of Queensland in the northern Pacific Ocean that is packed with an estimated 1.8 trillion pieces of floating plastic rubbish.
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Violent winds topple stone pillars at Taj Mahal complex
Yahoo!7 News
Fri 13 April, 2018
Agra (India) (AFP) - A violent storm has destroyed two ancient pillars at the entryways to the Taj Mahal, an official said Thursday, underscoring the fragility of the centuries-old marble monument to love.
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States threaten to call off energy deal if renewables undermined
The Guardian
Thu 12 April, 2018
The Queensland and Victorian governments are hedging their bets about the Turnbull government’s national energy guarantee ahead of the circulation of key design details expected during the next 48 hours.
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Turnbull’s brown coal hydrogen horror show: $500m for 3 tonnes
Reneweconomy
Thu 12 April, 2018
Australia’s Victoria and federal governments have promised to pump $50 million each into a near $496 million project to gassify brown coal in Victoria and produce just three tonnes of hydrogen, in what is being dubbed a world-first pilot project.
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Australian Mining
World’s first coal-to-hydrogen plant trial commissioned for Victoria
The Australian
AGL to pilot coal-to-liquid-hydrogen exports to Japan
The Sydney Morning Herald
Reality check on a half-billion-dollar brown coal hydrogen project
The Age
The Brisbane Times
The Canberra Times
WAToday
Clustering solar and wind farms considered to cut costs
The Sydney Morning Herald
Thu 12 April, 2018
Renewable energy projects would be clustered together to take better advantage of existing grid infrastructure under a proposal put forward by Australian Energy Market Commission to help limit cost increases.
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The Brisbane Times
The Canberra Times
WAToday
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Mercer expands responsible investment team
Financial Standard
Thu 12 April, 2018
The appointments all form part of Mercer's expanding global responsible investment team. Timothy Stamp, Max Messervy and Tomi Nummela are joining the firm and Stamp represents the Australian hire. Nummela will join the UK responsible investment team, and Messervy joins in the US.
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Investor Daily
Mercer adds three to ethical investment team
Google, Apple smash their 100% renewable electricity goals
Reneweconomy
Thu 12 April, 2018
Two of the world’s biggest computing and data tech giants, Google and Apple, have announced within days of each other that they are now meeting all of their electricity demand with renewable energy, in one way or another.
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ACT’s disclosure scheme reveals appalling residential housing quality
The Fifth Estate
Thu 12 April, 2018
Almost half residential rental properties in the ACT disclosing energy efficiency ratings are getting zero stars on the NatHERS scale, according to data gathered by tenant advocacy organisation Better Renting.
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Chemical killed hundreds of Vic cockatoos
News.com.au
Thu 12 April, 2018
A common farm chemical is believed responsible for the deaths of hundreds of protected sulphur-crested cockatoos in Victoria's northeast.
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NT News
SBS World News Australia
The Advertiser
The Australian
The Daily Telegraph
The Geelong Advertiser
The Gold Coast Bulletin
The Herald Sun
The Mercury
The Newcastle Herald
Yahoo!7 News
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Inuka, first polar bear born in the tropics, may be put down
Yahoo!7 News
Thu 12 April, 2018
Singapore (AFP) - An elderly polar bear at Singapore zoo, one of the site's most beloved animals, may be put down after its health deteriorated markedly, the zoo operator said Thursday.
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Chocolate forests: Can cocoa help restore the Amazon?
Yahoo!7 News
Thu 12 April, 2018
NEW YORK/MEDICILÂNDIA, Brazil (Reuters) - For years, Valdomiro Facchi has made a living ranching on land carved from the Amazon rainforest. He's a small player in one of the world's biggest environmental disasters.
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Global warming threatens vital ocean current 'tipping point': study
The Sydney Morning Herald
Thu 12 April, 2018
Washington: The Atlantic Ocean circulation that carries warmth into the northern hemisphere's high latitudes is slowing down because of climate change, a team of scientists said on Wednesday, suggesting one of the most feared consequences is already coming to pass.
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The Age
The Brisbane Times
The Canberra Times
WAToday
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Ad Lib Collective's musical ice capades put focus on climate
The Age
Thu 12 April, 2018
Generally a concert hosted in the Melbourne Recital Centre’s intimate Salon inspires absolute attention and as little background noise as possible.
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The Brisbane Times
The Canberra Times
The Sydney Morning Herald
WAToday
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Sydney heat records get another nudge as south-east Australia sizzles
The Sydney Morning Herald
Thu 12 April, 2018
South-eastern Australia's big autumn heatwave has again pushed temperatures to record levels with Sydney threatening to set a new high mark of April for the second time this week - with another chance on Friday.
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The Age
The Brisbane Times
The Canberra Times
WAToday
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