Issue date : Tue 13 June, 2017
Estimated Reading Time : 06 Min 22 Seconds
Number of items : 75
Minister dismisses Abbott coal tax claim
SBS World News Australia
Tue 13 June, 2017
Cabinet minister Mathias Cormann says the Finkel review is a once-in-a-generation opportunity to sustainably transform the nation's energy policy framework.
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Q&A recap: A carbon tax by any other name would smell as sweet
The Sydney Morning Herald
Tue 13 June, 2017
Australians fancy themselves as a brave and hardy bunch, famously home to more things that can kill you than any other land on earth. But as we were reminded on Monday's Q&A, there are limits.
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Nod to Garnaut energy, climate change work
9 News
Mon 12 June, 2017
Energy and climate change may not be easy sectors to work in, but economist Ross Garnaut says his latest Australian honour is a recognition of their importance.
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The three-minute story of 800,000 years of climate change with a sting in the tail
The Conversation
Tue 13 June, 2017
There are those who say the climate has always changed, and that carbon dioxide levels have always fluctuated. That’s true. But it’s also true that since the industrial revolution, CO₂ levels in the atmosphere have climbed to levels that are unprecedented over hundreds of millennia.
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COS invests $1m in solar energy at three locations
Stationery News
Tue 13 June, 2017
Complete Office Supplies has invested $1 million in installing more than 1500 solar panels at its three Australian facilities as a step towards a goal of achieving zero carbon emissions.
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Who owns the largest Green Star-rated portfolio in Australia?
Architecture and Design
Tue 13 June, 2017
From retail centres and commercial offices to logistic and distribution facilities, the Charter Hall property group has a total of 179 projects registered as Green Star – Performance-rated. This is the largest Green Star-rated portfolio out of any property group in Australia.
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How Can We Get More People to Ride Bicycles?
Sourceable
Tue 13 June, 2017
Census data shows that about one per cent of all travel to work trips in Australia are made by bicycle. The British Social Attitudes Survey 2015 found that 69 per cent of over-18-year-olds never ride a bicycle. The 2015 American Community Survey showed a slight decline in commuter cycling.
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Compassion For Orangutans Is The Key To Saving Them
The Huffington Post Australia
Tue 13 June, 2017
Orangutans are a critically endangered animal species, facing imminent extinction if direct and immediate action is not taken by their close genetic cousins, the human race.
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Tracking invasive species? Follow the people
Yahoo!7 News
Tue 13 June, 2017
Paris (AFP) - Islands and populated coastal areas are the world's "hotspots" for invasive species, which can upend entire ecosystems and drive local animals and plants to extinction, a study reported Monday.
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Tropical peat forests risk turning from carbon "drains" to emitters
Yahoo!7 News
Tue 13 June, 2017
Washington (AFP) - Peat bogs in tropical forests, long key outlets for greenhouse gases, could dry up due to farming and global warming, further accelerating climate change and putting more pressure on wetlands, a study out Monday found.
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Harder stance on our waterways could cost us dearly
The Sydney Morning Herald
Tue 13 June, 2017
Five years ago, after much serious argy-bargy, federal and state governments finally agreed on a comprehensive, $13 billion plan to manage the rivers of the Murray Darling Basin system. It took more than a century to reach a basic consensus on managing a complex water system that had been grossly abused.
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Blueprint’s author didn’t ask about the weather
The Australian
Mon 12 June, 2017
“Blueprint for the Future”, Chief Scientist Alan Finkel’s report into the future security of the National Electricity Market, claims four key outcomes: increased security, ­future reliability, rewarding consumers and lower emissions.
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Frydenberg’s coal call to right wing: Trust me, this won’t hurt at all (honk!)
Reneweconomy
Mon 12 June, 2017
Federal energy minister Josh Frydenberg is promising the right wing of the coalition government that coal-fired generation will continue to prosper for decades to come, as he and prime minister Malcolm Turnbull make a desperate attempt to gain consensus on the proposed clean energy target.
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Minerals Council spruiks clean coal role in Paris goals
The Australian Financial Review
Mon 12 June, 2017
The Minerals Council will seek to highlight how clean coal plants are helping other nations meet their Paris climate change targets after the Finkel review's lukewarm verdict on the technology.
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'Sitting ducks': Santos' CSG gaps highlighted by farmers, government agencies
The Sydney Morning Herald
Mon 12 June, 2017
Santos' main environment statement on its proposed $3 billion coal seam gas project in north-west NSW lacks key data on groundwater impacts, salt disposal, air pollution and biodiversity, government agencies have found.
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New highland wind farm plans just the start of renewable future
The Mercury
Mon 12 June, 2017
THE announcement last week of a new $300 million wind farm development at Wild Cattle Hill in the Central Highlands was significant for Tasmania. It cements our reputation as the nation’s renewable energy powerhouse.
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Amber Countryman sees art in other people's discarded materials
ABC News
Mon 12 June, 2017
Most people would be horrified to come home and find someone's left a pile of junk in their garage, but for central Queensland artist Amber Countryman it means another consignment of art supplies have arrived.
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Perth cafes cut takeaway cups
The West Australian
Mon 12 June, 2017
Perth cafes doing their bit to reduce landfill are hoping to make disposable plastic coffee cups a thing of the past.
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Climate change rift raises temperature for G7 meet
Yahoo!7 News
Sun 11 June, 2017
Bologna (Italy) (AFP) - G7 environment chiefs meet in Italy Sunday for potentially difficult talks 10 days after Donald Trump sparked a rift with US partners by pulling out of the Paris climate change accord.
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Fog of war thickens after Abbott’s climate comments
The New Daily
Mon 12 June, 2017
A heavy fog enveloped the national capital at the beginning of the last sitting fortnight before the long winter recess. It was a timely metaphor for the Turnbull government battling forces within its own party room and across the Parliament.
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Floating solar farm reflects China's clean energy ambitions
Yahoo!7 News
Sun 11 June, 2017
Beijing (AFP) - As the United States was withdrawing from the Paris climate pact, China's clean energy ambitions were being reflected in the launch of the world's largest floating solar farm.
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Brumbies cull: Battle over wild horses in Kosciusko National Park heats up
The Sydney Morning Herald
Sun 11 June, 2017
A long-simmering dispute over brumbies in the Kosciusko National Park is set to heat up with the Berejiklian government ready to ditch a plan to reintroduce shooting to control feral numbers, a local advocate of the wild horses has said.
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Stranded whale near Coffs Harbour beach euthanised
The Daily Telegraph
Sat 10 June, 2017
A JUVENILE humpback whale that has been beached on the NSW mid north coast for more than a day has been euthanised after its condition worsened.
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The Australian
Beached whale on NSW coast euthanised
9 News
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Perthnow
SBS World News Australia
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The Advertiser
The Age
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The Courier Mail
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The Gold Coast Bulletin
The Herald Sun
The Mercury
The Sydney Morning Herald
WAToday
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Two women and dog rescued from floodwaters on NSW Far North Coast
The Sydney Morning Herald
Sun 11 June, 2017
The trio were stranded in a causeway at Billinudgel on Sunday afternoon when they were plucked to safety by State Emergency Service volunteers as heavy rain continued to fall in areas from Port Macquarie up to Lismore.
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Amazing drone footage captures never before seen areas of Antarctica
The Age
Sun 11 June, 2017
Melbourne-based adventurer Liam Suckling has scaled Antarctica's tallest mountain and has captured astonishing drone footage of some never-before-seen areas of the icy continent.
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Finkel Scheme: Replacing Mad with Bad
The Herald Sun
Sat 10 June, 2017
The Turnbull Government claims the Finkel report's plan will cut your power bills and end the climate war. What a joke: how can moving to nearly 50 per cent renewable energy do anything but make electricity a luxury item? Remove Turnbull before he destroys both the power grid and the Liberals.
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Finkel puts energy security centre stage - but what about the cost?
The Sydney Morning Herald
Sat 10 June, 2017
After widespread power blackouts last summer, the long-awaited Finkel review of the electricity market has put energy security and stability centre stage, with a raft of technical recommendations put to the Council of Australian Governments meeting on Friday. But tackling the more complex issue of how to move beyond the existing renewable energy target remains on the backburner.
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Fight brews over 'destructive' multi-million-dollar road upgrade project
ABC News
Sat 10 June, 2017
A group that has fought a long-running campaign against the next stage of work to duplicate the main road connecting Melbourne and Adelaide fears time is running out to halt the "unnecessarily destructive and expensive" project.
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First baby bandicoot born at Booderee from ANU, Parks Australia program
The Canberra Times
Sat 10 June, 2017
An ANU researcher was the first to discover a baby southern brown bandicoot in a small population recently reintroduced to Booderee National Park.
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CNN gets Heat for Warming Bias
The Herald Sun
Sat 10 June, 2017
Wow. a brilliant smackdown of a CNN host by a climate sceptic and scientist, John Coleman. Great stuff.
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Sydney weather: Sunny days on hold for a week as rain sets in
The Sydney Morning Herald
Sat 10 June, 2017
Sydneysiders will need to keep an umbrella on hand for at least a week - the remainder of the Vivid Festival - as the rain settles in, bringing the city's wettest stretch in months.
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Climate deniers use Socrates to disprove global warming
News.com.au
Fri 9 June, 2017
A GROUP that claims to study “climate truths” is behind a bizarre newspaper ad that uses ancient philosopher Socrates to try and prove climate change isn’t real.
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All Copies Of New Climate Change Report To Be Burned In Tire Fire
SBS Comedy
Fri 9 June, 2017
The Australian Government has confirmed that all copies of the new Finkel Report into Australia’s energy sector – which recommends a renewable energy target – will be burned on a raging tyre fire.
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Finkel review: Why should we care about the report into Australia's energy sector?
ABC News
Fri 9 June, 2017
Like it or not, we all are dependent on electricity. The National Electricity Market is a complex beast. Stretching from Port Douglas in north Queensland to Port Lincoln in South Australia, more than 40,000 kilometres of transmission lines provide electricity to 9.6 million customers.
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Finkel plots masterly path to clean energy future
The Australian Financial Review
Fri 9 June, 2017
Business has spoken. Large companies are desperate to end the impasse over energy policy that has given Australia the costliest and dirtiest energy in the Western world, and see Alan Finkel's energy stability plan become a reality.
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The Finkel Review: finally, a sensible and solid footing for the electricity sector
The Conversation
Fri 9 June, 2017
Chief Scientist Alan Finkel’s long-awaited review of the National Electricity Market, released today, will make a significant difference to Australia’s electricity system in three key areas: reliability (making sure the system generates enough power to meet demand), security (making sure the system doesn’t break), and governance (making sure the electricity market can run effectively).
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Finkel report gets positive response from superannuation investors
The New Daily
Fri 9 June, 2017
The energy plan released by chief scientist Dr Alan Finkel to the Council of Australian Governments meeting in Hobart on Friday has been greeted positively by the industry and investment sectors and given qualified support by environmentalists.
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Great Australian Bight oil rigs back on the drawingboard
The New Daily
Fri 9 June, 2017
Norwegian-based oil and gas company Statoil has announced plans to explore in the Great Australian Bight, sparking renewed calls for the area to be protected from drilling.
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