Issue date : Wed 8 August, 2018
Estimated Reading Time : 03 Min 44 Seconds
Number of items : 44
Victoria says it won’t sign up to the NEG without concessions
The Conversation
Wed 8 August, 2018
The Victorian Labor government has significantly raised the bar for the federal government’s efforts to win support for the National Energy Guarantee (NEG) by declaring it will only sign up if a set of tough conditions is met.
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The Guardian
Victoria toughens negotiating stance on national energy guarantee
The Australian
Turnbull’s finance pledge to lock in deal on energy guarantee
The Sydney Morning Herald
Victoria, ACT set deal-breaker terms to OK national energy scheme
The Age
The Brisbane Times
The Canberra Times
WAToday
News.com.au
Vic lists demands for energy guarantee
The Advertiser
The Australian
The Courier Mail
The Daily Telegraph
Energy deal in limbo as states step up their demands
The Sydney Morning Herald
Wed 8 August, 2018
A national deal on energy security is hanging by a thread as Labor state governments issue new demands that appear impossible to meet, challenging the Turnbull government to redraft its flagship National Energy Guarantee within days.
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The Age
The Brisbane Times
The Canberra Times
WAToday
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'It stinks': $444m grant to reef foundation is a scandal, Greens say
The Guardian
Wed 8 August, 2018
The awarding of $444m in taxpayers’ money by the prime minister to the small Great Barrier Reef Foundation without consultation “stinks” and the money should be handed back, the Greens have demanded.
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NEG won't give certainty to climate policy
The Sydney Morning Herald
Wed 8 August, 2018
Yet another stalemate looms in Australia's fractious energy and climate policy debate, with partisan politics once more taking a dominant role in shaping the debate along party lines. But an attempt to separate the politics from the policy leaves us wondering what, other than a fleeting consensus, the Turnbull government's current policy will achieve.
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Toyota to push hybrid tech in all models
Drive
Wed 8 August, 2018
Toyota is set to throw its considerable weight behind hybrid technology, offering electrified versions of all models by 2025.
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NSW drought: Entire state is now in drought
9 News
Wed 8 August, 2018
An eye-opening map reveals just how much our farmers are struggling with the entire state of New South Wales now in drought.
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SBS World News Australia
NSW declared '100 per cent in drought'
Business Insider Australia
NSW is now 100% in drought
The Sydney Morning Herald
NSW 100 per cent in drought: minister
The Age
The Brisbane Times
The Canberra Times
WAToday
ABC News
NSW Government says entire state in drought, new DPI figures reveal full extent of big dry
The Newcastle Herald
Drought bites 100 per cent of NSW
How environmentally friendly are 'eco' bath and cleaning products?
ABC News
Wed 8 August, 2018
When you lather up your locks in the shower, or blast the mucky kitchen bench with antibacterial spray, the chemicals in those common household products eventually make their way down the drain and into the environment.
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Bigger fines call for Swan River-rule breaches
The West Australian
Wed 8 August, 2018
People caught littering or involved in illegal works on the Swan River will be hit with bigger fines under a proposed overhaul of environmental laws.
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Arid and ablaze, Europe battles deadly heat
Yahoo!7 News
Wed 8 August, 2018
Europe's scorching heatwave has killed nine people in a week in Spain, health authorities said Tuesday, as stifling temperatures kindled wildfires in the country and neighbouring Portugal where a ferocious blaze encircled a resort town.
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SBS World News Australia
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PM defends drought package amid climate change stoush
9 News
Tue 7 August, 2018
Malcolm Turnbull has dismissed suggestions Australia abandon global emission reduction targets because they won’t help struggling farmers deal with the worst drought in years.
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Head of reef foundation says $444m grant was 'complete surprise'
The Guardian
Tue 7 August, 2018
The head of the foundation given a $444m grant to protect the Great Barrier Reef said it is uniquely placed to fundraise and deliver environmental projects, in response to criticism from Labor about the grant.
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Greens to demand 90 per cent emissions cuts from future Labor government
The Sydney Morning Herald
Tue 7 August, 2018
The Greens would pressure a future Shorten government to slash greenhouse gas emissions from the electricity sector by 90 per cent, posing a likely complication for Labor should it win office at the next election without an absolute majority.
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The Age
The Brisbane Times
The Canberra Times
WAToday
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National energy policy is up for grabs
The Australian Financial Review
Tue 7 August, 2018
Complaining power prices are too high is easy. Just ask Tony Abbott. Explaining how the National Energy Guarantee will fix that is not easy. Just ask Josh Frydenberg.
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#ReefGate: The latest dubious Turnbull 'foundation'
Independent Australia
Tue 7 August, 2018
The current #ReefGate fiasco is only the latest in a long list of Malcolm Turnbull's scandals and non-achievements, writes senior editor Michelle Pini.
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Investors call for tougher NEG targets
The Australian
Tue 7 August, 2018
Investors are urging the Turnbull government to increase emission reduction targets in the proposed national energy plan or risk another decade of "policy paralysis".
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Wesfarmers to be out of coal by year-end after $860m sale
The Age
Tue 7 August, 2018
Diversified conglomerate Wesfarmers is on track to exit the coal business by the end of the year after agreeing to sell its stake in the Bengalla coal mine in NSW for $860 million.
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The Brisbane Times
The Canberra Times
The Sydney Morning Herald
WAToday
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Energy equity in rental housing – time for change, including in the tax system
The Fifth Estate
Tue 7 August, 2018
Independent South Australian Senator Tim Storer has flagged a new bill to make changes to the tax system to remove split incentives that cause property owners to avoid bringing rental housing up to scratch on energy efficiency. The cost to tenants could be $2800 a year in unnecessary heating costs – and if they can’t afford it they face danger to their health and safety, especially if they are elderly or vulnerable.
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California fires largest in state history
News.com.au
Tue 7 August, 2018
Blazes in California known as the Mendocino Complex have become the largest wildfire in state history, fuelled by dry vegetation and hot, windy weather.
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The Australian
Yahoo!7 News
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The Australian Financial Review
California blazes now largest in state history
The Sydney Morning Herald
California firefighters battling worst blaze in the state's history
The Age
The Brisbane Times
The Canberra Times
WAToday
Farmers are drawing groundwater from the giant Ogallala Aquifer faster than nature replaces it
The Conversation
Tue 7 August, 2018
Every summer the U.S. Central Plains go dry, leading farmers to tap into groundwater to irrigate sorghum, soy, cotton, wheat and corn and maintain large herds of cattle and hogs. As the heat rises, anxious irrigators gather to discuss whether and how they should adopt more stringent conservation measures.
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Push to recycle, not store, old tech items
The West Australian
Tue 7 August, 2018
Victoria's sustainability watchdog wants people to stop hoarding old electronics and recycle them, with the nation's e-waste collection expected to almost double over the next decade.
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The Newcastle Herald
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