Issue date : Wed 14 June, 2017
Estimated Reading Time : 04 Min 25 Seconds
Number of items : 52
Can Australia afford to ignore the Finkel report?
News.com.au
Wed 14 June, 2017
THE backlash has begun against the plan to fix Australia’s looming energy crisis but with power prices rising and warnings of blackouts, can we afford to ignore it?
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The Coal and Pricing Finkel Facts On The Clean Energy Target
The Huffington Post Australia
Wed 14 June, 2017
CANBERRA – Going by the first go around the Coalition joint party room on Tuesday, it isn't looking good for the clean energy recommendations of the review by Australia's Chief Scientist Alan Finkel into Australia's energy market.
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Climate debate skirts the crucial policy questions
The Australian
Wed 14 June, 2017
With national political debate being overwhelmed once more by climate and energy policy, perhaps it is time to go back to first principles. Instead of political jousting between technical prescriptions — clean energy target versus emissions intensity scheme versus renewable energy target versus emissions trading scheme versus carbon tax — we should ask ourselves what this policy is designed to achieve.
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What about nuclear energy, Liberal MP asks
9 News
Wed 14 June, 2017
As the federal coalition debates the future of energy policy, one Liberal MP believes nuclear power should be on the table.
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Lack of wind, sun hits energy growth
The Australian
Wed 14 June, 2017
Renewables were the fastest growing energy source worldwide last year but barely grew in Europe because the weather was less windy and sunny, BP says.
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LEAN leads Queensland push on renewable energy
The Australian
Wed 14 June, 2017
The Labor Environment Action Network is leading a grassroots campaign to pressure the Queensland government to build, own and operate three gigawatts of renewable energy sources and 0.5 gigawatts of storage to provide reliability of supply.
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Efficiency up in lights as green credentials on the line
The Herald Sun
Wed 14 June, 2017
MORE than a thousand landlords will be forced to reveal their building’s green credentials should they sell or lease commercial office properties from next month, under new federal government rules.
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Salmon industry rows over Macquarie environmental damage
The Australian
Wed 14 June, 2017
A battle is raging for one of the ­nation’s most beautiful waterways, with calls for urgent federal intervention to prevent intensive ­salmon farming causing an environmental disaster in Tasmania’s Macquarie Harbour.
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Chemical crop contamination: Wronged growers hit hard
The Weekly Times
Wed 14 June, 2017
FARMERS who sell vegetables found to contain chemical residues that exceed Australia’s maximum residue limits can be hit with penalties and find access to lucrative export markets jeopardised.
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Sustainable style: This new Australian movie should shake our convenience lifestyle
The Sydney Morning Herald
Wed 14 June, 2017
Convenience is a sneaky concept. It seems such a positive word, speaking of ease and time-saving. Convenience food saves us the bother of cooking. Convenience stores allow us to buy we want when we want it (a plastic bottle of coke, a packet of sweets, a microwave burger) without having to be inconvenienced by a pesky little thing like the time of night. Who doesn't want more convenience in their lives?
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The Age
The Brisbane Times
The Canberra Times
WAToday
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More than $170,000 Available for Young Environmental Entrepreneurs
ProBono Australia News
Wed 14 June, 2017
Run in partnership with the University of Cambridge Institute for Sustainability Leadership (CISL) and in collaboration with Ashoka, Unilever has invited young Australian entrepreneurs to take part in the global initiative.
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Scientists Say 'Earth Hour' Could Be Doing More Harm Than Good
Gizmodo Australia
Tue 13 June, 2017
A new study has shown by encouraging us to switch off lights and cut our energy use, campaigns like Earth Hour could be undermining support for government policies to address climate change.
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United States opts out of G7 Paris pledge
The Australian
Tue 13 June, 2017
The United States has refused to sign onto a G7 pledge that calls the Paris climate accord the "irreversible" global tool to address climate change.
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Critical backbenchers push back on Finkel clean energy target plan
The Conversation
Tue 13 June, 2017
A sizeable slice of his backbench has sent Malcolm Turnbull a forceful message that his road to implementing the clean energy target (CET) proposed by the Finkel inquiry will be rocky even within his own ranks.
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'Too early to say' if Coalition will back clean energy target, Frydenberg says
The Guardian
Tue 13 June, 2017
Josh Frydenberg says it is too soon to say if the Coalition party room will support a clean energy target after a three-hour extraordinary meeting in which a number of government colleagues raised concerns about the core recommendations of the Finkel review.
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Alan Finkel asks for the impossible: bipartisanship
The New Daily
Tue 13 June, 2017
When Chief Scientist Dr Alan Finkel released his blueprint for creating “a world-class electricity system” he warned that “more of the same is not an option”.
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Five ways to improve Finkel’s energy blueprint
Reneweconomy
Tue 13 June, 2017
First thing first, this scheme won’t amount to a hill of beans unless the Paris climate targets are adopted, and that does not mean the modest down-payment from the Coalition on which this blueprint is modelled, but a serious attempt to deliver on the pledge to limit average global warming to well below 2°C.
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ACT budget surges ahead on sustainability in its latest budget
The Fifth Estate
Tue 13 June, 2017
The ACT government has jumped ahead of the sustainability race with last week’s budget for low carbon transport edging ahead of roads in what could well be a first among state policies.
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Carbon capture finance down to crossbench
9 News
Tue 13 June, 2017
The Turnbull government faces a battle to let the nation's "green bank" fund carbon capture and storage projects, with Labor and the Greens both pledging to oppose the change.
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$US960b fund wants bank carbon disclosure
Yahoo!7 News
Tue 13 June, 2017
Norway's $US960 billion ($A1.3 trillion) sovereign wealth fund will ask the banks in which it has invested to disclose how their lending contributes to greenhouse gas emissions, its chief executive says.
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Why Marcia Langton is wrong about Adani
Independent Australia
Tue 13 June, 2017
For all her powerful and peerless leadership of Aboriginal rights, Professor Marcia Langton has it wrong on Adani.
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WA, UK team announce $200m big solar pipeline for Australia
Reneweconomy
Tue 13 June, 2017
Western Australian large-scale solar start-up Stellata Energy has joined forces with UK based renewables investment specialist, Ingenious, to build what they say is a $200 million pipeline of solar farms across Australia, starting with a flagship 120MW ground-mounted project in their home state.
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The Australian Financial Review
Avatar backer Ingenious Group enters Australian solar market
How communities around the world incorporate nature in unexpected ways
Domain
Tue 13 June, 2017
Bringing natural elements and green spaces into the design of communities is not new but the Japanese concept of satoyama goes one step further, highlighting the mutual benefits of integrating existing natural habitat with built environments.
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War-torn Kabul becomes a protected site for migratory birds
Yahoo!7 News
Mon 30 November, -0001
Kabul (AFP) - A rare Afghan marsh that was once a royal hunting ground is set to come under the official protection of the UN environment agency, with the aim of saving hundreds of migratory bird species.
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Rare Giant Panda Cub Born At Tokyo Zoo
The Huffington Post Australia
Tue 13 June, 2017
The first giant panda cub in five years was born at Ueno Zoo in Tokyo on Monday. The mother of the cub, 11-year-old Shin Shin, last gave birth to a baby panda in 2012. Tragically though, the little cub died just six days after birth from pneumonia.
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This Lucky Sunburnt Dolphin Has Made An Incredible Recovery
The Huffington Post Australia
Tue 13 June, 2017
It's taken a whole year, but Spirtle the bottlenose dolphin has made a miraculous recovery after what researchers feared would be a fatal case of sunburn.
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Students encouraged to apply for award in fisheries conservation research
Fishing World
Tue 13 June, 2017
POST-GRADUATE university students are being encouraged to apply for an award which recognises their research work, and in turn assists the Department of Primary Industries (DPI) in the management of fisheries resources and aquatic habitats in NSW.
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US on board with ocean plan - but not accord
NT News
Tue 13 June, 2017
THE 193 UN member nations issued an urgent call for action at the weekend to reverse the decline in the health and productivity of the world’s oceans - with the United States backing the action plan but rejecting its support for the Paris agreement to tackle climate change.
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City of Sydney's solution to the big problem of fast fashion
The Sydney Morning Herald
Tue 13 June, 2017
A little more than three years ago, residents living in the The Bauhaus apartment block in Pyrmont were discarding kilograms of clothing with their weekly garbage collection.
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The Age
The Brisbane Times
The Canberra Times
WAToday
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When politicians cherry-pick data and disregard facts, what should we academics do?
The Conversation
Tue 13 June, 2017
When politicians distort science, academics and scientists tend to watch in shock from the sidelines rather than speak out. But in an age of “fake news” and “alternative facts,” we need to step into the breach and inject scientific literacy into the political discourse.
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