Issue date : Wed 13 June, 2018
Estimated Reading Time : 04 Min 04 Seconds
Number of items : 48
National Energy Guarantee 'clumsy, inefficient', says VEPC's Mountain
The Sydney Morning Herald
Wed 13 June, 2018
The Turnbull government's proposed revamp of Australia's electricity sector has many unresolved issues just two months before states and territories are supposed to sign off on the plan, the head of the new Victorian Energy Policy Centre said.
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Broo Ltd boss eyes rise of clean and green beer to follow bearded hipster wave
The Australian Financial Review
Wed 13 June, 2018
The share price has gone flat, but the executive chairman of ASX-listed beer company Broo Ltd is convinced that "clean and green" beer brands will eventually make as big a splash in the $14 billion industry as bearded hipsters running craft breweries.
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Solar surpasses gas and wind as biggest source of new US power
The Australian Financial Review
Wed 13 June, 2018
Despite tariffs that US President Donald Trump imposed on imported panels, the US installed more solar energy than any other source of electricity in the first quarter.
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‘Baseload’ and renewable energy generation: exposing the myths
Energy Matters
Wed 13 June, 2018
In recent months, anyone interested in renewable energy, electricity prices or the future of Australia’s energy grid will have come across the following term: baseload. It appears often in the context of coal-fired power stations, for example:
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Water entitlements: Big irrigators gamble on good rain
The Weekly Times
Wed 13 June, 2018
AUSTRALIA’S largest almond and olive operations are embarking on a high-risk strategy, shunning owning water entitlements and instead opting to buy or lease other irrigators’ water each season in the hope prices stay low.
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Change offers greater innovation
The Weekly Times
Wed 13 June, 2018
AS THE current Victorian winner of the Innovation in Agricultural Land Management Award, Simon Falkiner is frequently asked for pearls of farming wisdom.
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Victoria renewables auction on track, NEG still looms as major threat
Reneweconomy
Tue 12 June, 2018
The Victorian government says it is on track to reveal the winners of its 650MW solar and wind energy auction – the largest tender of its kind in Australia – as it charges ahead with plans to generate 40 per cent of the state’s electricity from renewables by 2025.
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Australia achieves carbon emission intensity reduction in 2017
Prime Mover
Tue 12 June, 2018
A report by the National Transport Commission (NTC) has found that in 2017 Australia achieved a small annual reduction in carbon emissions intensity from new vehicles when compared to the results achieved in 2016.
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Qld waste levy scheme to raise $1.3b
News.com.au
Tue 12 June, 2018
A waste disposal tax being reintroduced by Queensland's Labor government will raise $1.3 billion over four years, budget papers show.
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The Courier Mail
The Daily Telegraph
The Geelong Advertiser
The Gold Coast Bulletin
The Herald Sun
The Mercury
The Newcastle Herald
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How to be an effective environmental activist in the 21st century
Australian Geographic
Tue 12 June, 2018
Outdoor gear company Patagonia has partnered with the Bob Brown Foundation to launch a film to save Tasmania’s Tarkine forest. At a screening last month they talked about what the long battle for this pristine north-western corner of Tassie has taught them about the changing face of environmental activism over the decades.
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Ikea encourages carriers to consider alternate fuels
Prime Mover
Tue 12 June, 2018
International home furnishing company Ikea has outlined a plan to lower the emissions associated with its carriers. As part of its goal to reduce its overall greenhouse gas imprint, the company is working towards a 30 per cent reduction in carbon emissions in transport and services by 2020.
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Lush Sold 12,000 Shampoo Bars in 48 Hours For The Best Reason
PopSugar
Tue 12 June, 2018
Plastic waste is a serious environmental problem, and sadly, our love of beauty products can be part of the problem. All those empties pile up, and it's no longer enough to just recycle and reuse. We need to drastically cut back on our reliance on plastic packageing.
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Plastic straws bans won't save the oceans
The Sydney Morning Herald
Tue 12 June, 2018
New York's top cocktail bars are facing something of a crisis. A fashionable global protest movement has nightlife venues scrambling to replace their plastic straws with more sustainable alternatives, such as paper ones, on the theory that doing so will reduce plastic waste in the oceans. It all sound virtuous - but in reality, it's likely to make matters worse. Straws make up a trifling percentage of the world's plastic products, and campaigns to eliminate them will not only be ineffective, but could distract from far more useful efforts.
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Leadership in sustainability
Ecogeneration
Tue 12 June, 2018
Fujitsu has been acknowledged by the National Australian Built Environment Rating System (NABERS) for demonstrating leadership in sustainability by using the NABERS Energy for data centres rating tool, with Fujitsu saving more than 34 GW hours of electricity and reduced greenhouse gas emissions by 30,611 tonnes of CO2-e, representing 33% less than the industry average.
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Kia’s new Niro EV could reach Australia as early as 2019
Reneweconomy
Tue 12 June, 2018
Korean car maker Kai has unveiled its latest all-electric vehicle, the Niro EV, in a sneak peek at the International Electric Vehicle Expo in Jeju, a day ahead of the 2018 Busan International Motor Show.
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'Biggest case' officials have seen as wedge-tailed eagle death toll soars in Victoria's east
The Age
Tue 12 June, 2018
Almost 140 wedge-tailed eagles and four other protected bird species were found dead in Victoria's east with authorities calling it the 'biggest case" they had ever seen amid fears the toll could be far greater.
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News.com.au
Vic hunts mass wedge-tailed eagles' killer
Perthnow
SBS World News Australia
The Advertiser
The Australian
The Daily Telegraph
The Geelong Advertiser
The Gold Coast Bulletin
The Herald Sun
The Weekly Times
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ABC News
Wedge-tailed eagles found dead after 'clearly intentional' mass killing in East Gippsland
The New Daily
Animal cruelty crosses borders ahead of puppy farm legislation
Independent Australia
Tue 12 June, 2018
Historic legislation is making puppy farms illegal in Victoria, but puppy farmers can still apply for approval to increase their breeding stocks or move their operations interstate. Peter Wicks reports.
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Yellow oBikes leaving Melbourne in wake of crackdown
The Age
Tue 12 June, 2018
Notorious yellow oBikes will soon be swept off Melbourne's city's streets in the wake of a crackdown.
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Victoria’s plastic bag ban: What does it mean for you?
The Herald Sun
Tue 12 June, 2018
VICTORIAN shoppers are about to experience a big change as Coles and Woolworths prepare to remove single-use plastic bags from their stores.
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This Australian Charity Uses Fashion To Help People In Need *And* The Environment
Marie Claire
Tue 12 June, 2018
Imagine falling in love, marrying, and starting a family with the person you think is the love of your life. But after a while, that person begins to physically hurt you - at first just when they've had a bad day, but before long it's happening almost every night. Your dream turns into a nightmare, one in which you do your best to survive and to protect your children.
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Demand for Australian merino wool on the rise, thanks to the athleisure market
The Australian Financial Review
Tue 12 June, 2018
Once sought after for its utilitarian function and comfortable feel, wool began to fall off the fashion radar in the late 1960s. As cheap, easy-care polyesters and nylons became the most popular clothing fabrics, wool quickly became as daggy as the rear ends of the sheep on which it grew. Mills closed, tailors sold up and wool sales declined.
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