Issue date : Wed 3 October, 2018
Estimated Reading Time : 03 Min 44 Seconds
Number of items : 44
Super fund alleged to have breached duties over climate change risk
The Age
Wed 3 October, 2018
Industry super fund REST is facing a new federal court legal battle over claims it breached its trustee duties by failing to properly factor climate change-related risks into its investment decisions.
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Greens propose 30 renewable energy zones, backed by grid fund
Reneweconomy
Wed 3 October, 2018
The Australian Greens are proposing to create up to 30 special renewable energy zones across Australia, backed by a $2.8 billon grid transformation fund to help drive the transition towards 100 per cent renewables.
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Victorian Govt develops electric vehicle charging
Prime Mover
Wed 3 October, 2018
The Victorian Government plans to jumpstart Australia’s fastest electric vehicle charging stations in regional parts of the state it announced today.
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Schott: NEG not quite dead, and could be revived
Reneweconomy
Wed 3 October, 2018
Energy Security Board chair Kerrie Schott says that while the National Energy Guarantee is “officially dead”, parts of the proposed policy package live on through discussions with the states, and does not rule out its being in place by the end of 2019.
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Mini Paris: California dreaming of a net-zero carbon future is getting real
The Fifth Estate
Mon 30 November, -0001
There’s pushback on a grand and global scale against climate action and in support of fossil fuels, no more so than in the US and Australia, but there’s a counter pushback that’s arguably bigger and more powerful and is on a growth curve. In California last month it showed its muscle.
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No wonder we are losing the war on waste
The Sydney Morning Herald
Wed 3 October, 2018
It takes longer to win planning approval for a new recycling facility in NSW than it does to approve a new mine. And anecdotal experience suggests it takes up to twice as long as in Victoria or Queensland. Little wonder many believe we are losing the war on waste.
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ASX Social Licence to Operate
ProBono Australia News
Wed 3 October, 2018
Following debate over the Australian Stock Exchange Corporate Governance Council’s proposal to include a “social licence to operate” in its Corporate Governance Principles and Recommendations, Kyrn Stevens looks at what is being proposed.
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Purposeful Conversations With James Cronan
ProBono Australia News
Wed 3 October, 2018
Ellie Nikakis from Vollie sits down with James Cronan of ESG Responsible Investments to discuss ethical investing, in the latest in our series of Purposeful Conversations with CSR professionals.
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Catholic uni gets the glow of energy approval
Architecture and Design
Wed 3 October, 2018
The annual Benchmark Survey of the Tertiary Education Facilities Management Association (TEFMA) has named Australian Catholic University (ACU) as the most energy efficient university in Australia. TEFMA is an independent association of facilities managers operating in the tertiary education sector of Australia.
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Massive Canada LNG project gets green light
The Australian Financial Review
Wed 3 October, 2018
Vancouver | A massive liquefied natural gas export project in Canada has received final approval from its partners, LNG Canada said, making it the first major new project for the fuel to win approval in recent years.
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For elephants, cracked and wrinkly skin is a good thing
Cosmos
Wed 3 October, 2018
The channels visible on the skin of the African bush elephant (Loxodonta africana) are physical cracks caused by bending in the early years, new research suggests.
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Why Indonesia’s tsunamis are so deadly
The Conversation
Wed 3 October, 2018
The magnitude 7.5 earthquake, and subsequent tsunami, that struck Indonesia days ago has resulted in at least 1,200 deaths.
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The new normal? How climate change is making droughts worse
The Guardian
Wed 3 October, 2018
The hardest part of drought is the retreat. Communities withdraw into their shell. Workers leave town as they lose jobs and often housing, animals are sent away, class sizes drop, activity shrinks, dust drifts in through every crack in the house. It’s slow, which is why it messes with your head, creeping forward until something snaps and what begins as confusion reaches consensus.
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Climate change the hot topic in Wentworth
9 News
Tue 2 October, 2018
Candidates hoping to steal Wentworth from the Liberal Party in the upcoming by-election are increasingly focusing on climate change and the Morrison government's perceived lack of commitment in tackling the issue.
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Report: Commonwealth fisheries not over fished
Food & Beverage
Tue 2 October, 2018
AUSTRALIA'S Commonwealth-managed fisheries have been given a tick of sustainability with no fisheries subject to overfishing for the fifth consecutive year, according to the “Fisheries status reports 2018” recently released by the Australian Bureau of Agricultural and Resources Economics.
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Germany to present plan for polluting diesel cars
Yahoo!7 News
Tue 2 October, 2018
The German government will Tuesday present its compromise on the way forward for millions of people with older, more polluting diesel cars, with manufacturers potentially facing a steep bill for the crisis precipitated by an emissions cheating scandal.
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The Climate Measure that no Longer Matters
The Daily Telegraph
Tue 2 October, 2018
“Let's get the record straight,” roared terminal climate bore Greg Jericho in 2014. “On total emissions, we're coming about 8th or 9th out of 36 nations in the OECD (if you include Russia and the Baltic states).”
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Origin says solar cheaper than coal, moving on from base-load
Reneweconomy
Tue 2 October, 2018
Origin Energy says the cost of wind and solar farms has fallen so far it is now cheaper than the marginal cost of coal generation, and the company is moving on from the concept of “24/7 base-load”.
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Winds farms a source of pride and income
The Weekly Times
Tue 2 October, 2018
WHEN the opportunity to have wind turbines on my property for the Mount Gellibrand Wind Farm in Colac arose many years ago, it was a big decision.But now, with the wind farm up and running, I can confidently say it was the right move.
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Three Victorian volume builders to offer zero net carbon homes by 2020
Domain
Tue 2 October, 2018
Metricon, Stockland and SJD Homes will partner with the Victorian government in a $2.18 million pilot program that broadly aims to make energy-efficient housing more affordable and accessible in Melbourne’s growth corridors.
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Bird watch: Melbourne welcomes new falcon chicks
The Age
Tue 2 October, 2018
They have been laying eggs on the 32nd floor of a Collins Street building for more than 25 years and on Tuesday Melbourne welcomed some new residents.
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The Aussie Backyard Bird Count is almost underway
Australian Geographic
Tue 2 October, 2018
IS YOUR BACKYARD full of pesky cockatoos waiting for a feed? A brush turkey that loves renovating your garden, or maybe you’ve been lucky enough to have a southern boobook owl perched in a tree?
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Heat is a serious threat to dairy cows – we’re finding innovative ways to keep them cool
The Conversation
Tue 2 October, 2018
California is the nation’s top milk-producing state and home to nearly 1.8 million dairy cows. California is also hot, especially for cows, which have trouble keeping cool when the weather gets warm. And when cows get too hot, their milk production decreases. Severe overheating can threaten cows’ health and their ability to get pregnant and carry calves to term.
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Alcoa ordered to release asbestos, dust results after Anglesea blast
The Age
Tue 2 October, 2018
Alcoa has been ordered to release asbestos and dust monitoring results straight after the company demolishes the old Anglesea power station with explosives, amid community fears that the toxic material remains inside.
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ABC News
Asbestos concerns raised as Alcoa prepares new Anglesea power station demolition
The Geelong Advertiser
Alcoa Anglesea power plant implosion expected Wednesday afternoon, including dust monitoring results
The Herald Sun
SBS World News Australia
Another shot at blowing up Vic power plant
Yahoo!7 News
Battery recyclers are largely optimistic
Inside Waste
Tue 2 October, 2018
There is widespread confidence among battery recyclers that the volume of waste batteries will remain high in the coming months. After all, almost 70 per cent of the congress participants surveyed at the International Congress for Battery Recycling (ICBR) 2018 rate the current development and forecast of future volume positively.
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Queensland Crushes Cans For Cash
ProBono Australia News
Tue 2 October, 2018
One of Australia’s largest recycling companies is bringing 48 can collection depots across Queensland for the state’s recently unveiled Container Refund Scheme.
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Government and Business Unite to Reduce Packaging Waste
ProBono Australia News
Tue 2 October, 2018
The federal government and major companies including Woolworths, Coca-Cola Amatil and Nestlé are supporting a call for 100 per cent of Australia’s packaging to be reusable, recyclable or compostable by 2025.
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The Aussie uni turning food waste into fertiliser
SBS World News Australia
Tue 2 October, 2018
In the #waronwaste, James Cook University is leading the charge with new tech - a bigger, bolder version of your average in-sink garbage disposal unit - that turns food scraps into fertiliser.
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Shoppers urged to bring their own bags when leaving home
The Herald Sun
Tue 2 October, 2018
VICTORIANS are being urged to bring reusable bags to shops in a taxpayer-funded campaign ahead of a planned lightweight “single-use” plastic bag ban late next year.
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Sydney tipped to get best rainfall for three months later in the week
The Sydney Morning Herald
Tue 2 October, 2018
Sydney and parts of NSW could collect their best rainfall totals in more than three months according to current forecasts for later this week.
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