Issue date : Thu 13 September, 2018
Estimated Reading Time : 03 Min 13 Seconds
Number of items : 38
Climate targets 'not the real question'
News.com.au
Thu 13 September, 2018
Deputy Liberal leader Josh Frydenberg has argued the conversation around energy policy needs to shift from carbon emissions, as the prime minister assures crossbenchers he will not dump renewable energy targets.
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RET is safe, Morrison tells crossbench
The Australian
Thu 13 September, 2018
Scott Morrison has assured key crossbenchers he will not dump ­renewable energy targets as he hedges against the possibility of the Coalition losing the Wentworth by-election and finding ­itself in minority government.
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Taxpayer sting in Victorian energy deal
The Australian
Thu 13 September, 2018
Victorian taxpayers would be ­liable for tens of millions of dollars in compensation if a new state government tried to cancel Labor’s major renewable energy push ­announced this week.
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Explainer: what is energy security, and how has it changed?
The Conversation
Thu 13 September, 2018
The idea of energy security has been at the centre of much policy debate recently. The federal government defines energy security as the adequate supply of energy across the electricity, gas and liquid fuel sectors.
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Super Typhoon Mangkhut bears down on Philippines and Hong Kong
News.com.au
Thu 13 September, 2018
AS the US east coast braces for Hurricane Florence, more than 10 million people are living in the path of Super Typhoon Mangkhut, which is barrelling towards southeast Asia.
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US to miss Paris climate pact target by a third
SBS World News Australia
Wed 12 September, 2018
The United States will fall short by a third on its commitment under the Paris climate treaty to reduce greenhouse gas emissions, according to a report released Wednesday in San Francisco.
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Gladys Berejiklian: The environmentally unfriendly Premier
Independent Australia
Wed 12 September, 2018
The non-elected Premier of NSW, Gladys Berejiklian, has finally been exposed at the Wagga Wagga by-election. So have the lies and misinformation which are the hallmark of this woman’s Government.
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AGL to exit residential solar installation business
Reneweconomy
Wed 12 September, 2018
AGL has announced an abrupt departure from the residential rooftop solar installation business, continuing a rationalising of its “new energy” program over the last six months as it fights a furious battle with the federal government and conservatives over the closure of its Liddell coal generator.
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Lendlease, Frasers, Stockland top GRESB sustainable property ranking
The Australian Financial Review
Wed 12 September, 2018
Lendlease's Australian Prime Property Fund Commercial has topped the GRESB global ranking of sustainability in real estate funds, companies and developers for the fourth year out of five.
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Australian logistics start-up to introduce 100 per cent compostable satchels
Inside Waste
Wed 12 September, 2018
Coming off the back of heated discussions surrounding single-use plastics in Australia, courier service start-up Sendle has announced a trial of 100 per cent compostable and biodegradable postage satchels made from corn starch.
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Aussie businesses need to ‘take the lead’ and become more green: study
CIO
Wed 12 September, 2018
While more than 90 per cent of Australian consumers and businesses are concerned about environmental sustainability, only half believe they’re doing enough to protect the planet, according to a new study from HP Australia and Planet Ark.
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The role of pumped-hydro storage in a 100% renewable world
Reneweconomy
Wed 12 September, 2018
So you’ve heard of pumped-hydro storage? It’s the closed-loop energy-storage system that uses excess energy in the grid to pump water from a lower reservoir to an uphill reservoir, and then releases that water to flow back down through electricity-generating turbines as needed.
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Victoria renewables auction points to another fall in wind and solar costs
Reneweconomy
Wed 12 September, 2018
The Victoria government may not have been upfront about the fine details and costs of its ground-breaking renewable energy auction, but there is enough information floating around to suggest that another significant fall in the cost of wind and solar in Australia has occurred.
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Global fossil fuel demand to peak in 2023, as wind and solar surge
Reneweconomy
Wed 12 September, 2018
Fossil fuel demand is expected to peak sometime in the 2020s according to a new report from think-tank Carbon Tracker, which predicts that the rapid growth of clean technologies like wind and solar will cause fossil fuel demand to plummet, risking trillions for unwary and ignorant investors.
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Australian designer to pitch refugee camp plastic upcycling project at United Nations
Architecture AU
Wed 12 September, 2018
Australian designer HY William Chan will present a plastic waste recycling scheme for refugees at the United Nations’ Global Goals Week, as part of the 73rd session of the UN General Assembly, which starts on 18 September in New York City and ends in October.
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What the world needs now to fight climate change: More swamps
The Conversation
Wed 12 September, 2018
“Drain the swamp” has long meant getting rid of something distasteful. Actually, the world needs more swamps – and bogs, fens, marshes and other types of wetlands.
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What makes Hurricane Florence so scary
9 News
Wed 12 September, 2018
To whip up a monstrous storm such as Hurricane Florence you need a handful of ingredients - and this storm heading for the US east coast has them all.
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Toxic waste, hog manure: How Hurricane Florence may literally hit the fan
The Australian
Wed 12 September, 2018
Hurricane Florence’s heavy rains could cause an environmental disaster in North Carolina, where waste from hog manure pits, coal ash dumps and other industrial sites could wash into homes and threaten drinking water supplies.
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'Massive damage': monster storms to slam into east coasts of US, China
The Sydney Morning Herald
Wed 12 September, 2018
A surge in storm activity in the northern hemisphere has spawned "monster" Hurricane Florence in the North Atlantic, super Typhoon Mangkhut in the north-west Pacific and a string of other dangerous tropical tempests.
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Developers accused of demolishing Corkman Irish Pub sentenced for dumping asbestos
ABC News
Wed 12 September, 2018
A magistrate says he would have jailed two Melbourne developers if he had the power to, after they pleaded guilty to dumping asbestos from an illegally demolished historic pub near homes and a childcare centre.
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Fungi may be answer to world's enviro woes
News.com.au
Wed 12 September, 2018
Not a huge amount is known about fungi but UK scientists believe the organisms could help deal with major environmental challenges like breaking down plastic and finding clean fuel.
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10 ways to tackle climate health fallout
Australian Journal of Pharmacy
Wed 12 September, 2018
Queensland health workers have united to launch a roadmap towards better preparation for the health-related impacts of climate change
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