Issue date : Thu 11 October, 2018
Estimated Reading Time : 04 Min 55 Seconds
Number of items : 58
'Greater uncertainty': Renewable investment boom tipped to slow
The Sydney Morning Herald
Thu 11 October, 2018
One of the world's biggest lenders to green electricity projects says rapid growth in Australia's renewable energy investment is likely to slow, as banks become more cautious about the financial impact of electricity grid congestion.
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5 Aussie birds we love to hate
Australian Geographic
Thu 11 October, 2018
The brush turkey renovates your backyard and the ibis steals your chips, but despite their peskiness, these birds have a lot of redeemable qualities.
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Recycling goes to landfill, while technology sits idle
Inside Waste
Thu 11 October, 2018
The effectiveness of recycling services across Australia is being seriously questioned, as new research shines a critical light on the country's waste management efforts.
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Poor countries urge Australia to honour Green Climate Fund commitments
The Guardian
Wed 10 October, 2018
An official United Nations grouping of 47 of the world’s poorest countries has urged Australia to “honour its international commitments” after the prime minister, Scott Morrison, said the country would not be “throwing money” into a key international climate change fund.
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AMA urges action on bleak climate change warnings
The New Daily
Wed 10 October, 2018
Australia’s doctors have urged the federal government to act on the dire warnings for human health in the latest UN report on climate change.
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Local governments lead the way on climate change and renewable energy
Energy Matters
Wed 10 October, 2018
While the Morrison Government remains uninterested in energy policy, local government areas throughout the country are forging ahead with emissions reduction and renewable energy initiatives through the Cities Power Partnership (CPP).
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'Carbon sink' Bhutan counts cost of plans for green future
Yahoo!7 News
Wed 10 October, 2018
The gentle whirring of the wind turbine speaks volumes of Bhutan's record as the world's only carbon negative country, but major challenges stand in the way of the Himalayan kingdom's decision to follow a green path over rampant economic expansion.
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'I haven't left anger yet': NEG architect slams policy 'anarchy'
The Sydney Morning Herald
Wed 10 October, 2018
The architect of the failed National Energy Guarantee has claimed Australia has sunk into policy "anarchy" as part of a fierce critique of the government's shift to focus on power prices instead of other issues such as reducing carbon emissions.
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News.com.au
Energy policy designer rallies behind NEG
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The Advertiser
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The Geelong Advertiser
The Gold Coast Bulletin
The Herald Sun
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The Weekly Times
The West Australian
What to do about a warming planet
The Interpreter
Wed 10 October, 2018
The United Nations Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) released a special report on Monday explaining the science around what the world can expect if global average temperatures increase beyond 1.5 degrees celsius. States agreed to work towards keeping well below this target in the Paris Agreement, and the full implications of failing to do this make for some pretty alarming reading.
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Renewable energy is firming up as the future, but only if it's reliable
The Australian Financial Review
Wed 10 October, 2018
Angus Taylor shows no reluctance to embrace his new title as the Minister for Getting Electricity Prices Down. That's a brave call in an energy market politely described as "anarchy" by Kerry Schott, chairman of the Energy Security Board.
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Consumers vote with their roofs as energy transitions
The Australian Financial Review
Wed 10 October, 2018
The boom in rooftop solar installations repeatedly highlighted on day one of The Australian Financial Review Energy Summit brought home the weird combination of factors behind the country's headlong rush towards a profound energy transition.
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Voters of Wentworth can send a message on climate governance
The Sydney Morning Herald
Wed 10 October, 2018
The Wentworth byelection offers a unique opportunity for the electorate to send a clear message to those in government, or who want to be in government, about the intensity of their climate concerns, and to emphasise their willingness to make the transition to a low carbon society with effective political leadership.
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Two visions of Australia’s energy future – flexible vs fair dinkum
Reneweconomy
Wed 10 October, 2018
It’s probably just as well Australian Energy Market Operator boss Audrey Zibelman has been in Australia for more than a year – it gives the American at least half a chance of discovering what the federal government means when it keeps on calling for “fair dinkum” power generation.
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Business to go it alone on energy, climate policy
The Australian Financial Review
Wed 10 October, 2018
The nation's energy companies and biggest electricity users have given up on politics and begun backroom talks about a self-regulated package of measures to reduce greenhouse gas emissions, restore energy reliability and improve investor stability.
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Richard Branson's The B-Team launches in Australia
Business Insider Australia
Wed 10 October, 2018
SYDNEY — Sir Richard Branson’s project The B-Team, a non-profit collective of wealthy entrepreneurs advocating for a socially responsible capitalism, has launched in the Asia Pacific.
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Philippines revs up flagging green energy engine
Yahoo!7 News
Wed 10 October, 2018
Deep below the ancient volcanoes scattered around the Philippines sits a simmering stockpile of intense heat that officials hope will help revive the nation's sputtering green energy machine.
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Solar brings new energy to Chernobyl nuclear disaster zone
Reneweconomy
Wed 10 October, 2018
The small Ukrainian city of Pripyat may have managed to go completely unmarked by history if not for the catastrophic nuclear disaster that occurred at the Chernobyl Nuclear Power Plant in April of 1986. As a result of the nuclear accident, the most disastrous in history, a large swathe of the region is uninhabitable, and will be so for 24,000 years.
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WHO guidelines make the future of wind farms increasingly fraught
The Australian
Wed 10 October, 2018
Global health authorities have finally recognised what residents living near wind farms have been saying for years; the noise they emit is more than an inconvenience, it is a risk to health.
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Brisbane City Council's $100 million creek project takes shape
The Brisbane Times
Wed 10 October, 2018
The $100 million transformation of the Oxley Creek corridor into a gigantic 20-kilometre parkland is starting to take shape - at least on paper - with a bird sanctuary, adventure park and shaded walking paths identified in Brisbane City Council's master plan.
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Permit to ‘scare’ wildlife issued to Gippsland farmer
The Weekly Times
Wed 10 October, 2018
A PERMIT to “scare” wildlife has been issued by Victoria’s environment department to a farmer in drought-ravaged Gippsland, despite kangaroo numbers ballooning in the region.
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The heartbreaking story behind photo of koalas at gym
Yahoo!7 News
Wed 10 October, 2018
An adorable photograph of koalas at a gym hides a heartbreaking story. The mother and baby koala wandered into a Brisbane gym, crashing an evening Crossfit class last month
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ENVIRONMENT: Where to now for marine conservation?
Fishing World
Wed 10 October, 2018
AFTER a campaign of concerted opposition, the NSW government has retreated from its proposal to create a Hawkesbury Shelf bio-region marine park by cobbling together 11 existing protected areas with 14 new ones…and banning recreational fishing in some areas within them.
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Hurricane Michael could bring more inland flooding to southeast states
The Conversation
Wed 10 October, 2018
Coastal counties in North and South Carolina are still assessing damage from Hurricane Florence, which dropped up to three feet of rain in some areas in September. Now, along with southern Georgia, they face new forecasts of dangerous flooding from Hurricane Michael.
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Australia has no plan at all to reduce transport emissions
The New Daily
Wed 10 October, 2018
Efforts to curb carbon emissions from Australia’s transport sector have been almost non-existent, casting further doubt on government’s lax and at times deceptive approach to reducing greenhouse gas pollution.
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Indian doctors urge delay of Delhi marathon as pollution surges
SBS World News Australia
Wed 10 October, 2018
NEW DELHI (Reuters) - Doctors in India have called for the postponement of Delhi's half marathon set for Oct. 21, as air pollution has worsened sooner in the year than usual, posing a risk to runners.
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Our food system is at risk of crossing ‘environmental limits’ – here’s how to ease the pressure
The Conversation
Wed 10 October, 2018
The global food system has a lot to answer for. It is a major driver of climate change, thanks to everything from deforestation to cows burping. Food production also transforms biodiverse landscapes into fields inhabited by a single crop or animal. It depletes valuable freshwater resources, and even pollutes ecosystems when fertilisers and manure washed into streams and rivers.
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Australia’s Largest Charity Kitchen Comes to Brisbane
ProBono Australia News
Wed 10 October, 2018
Foodbank and FareShare are teaming up to open Australia’s largest charity kitchen, and will cook up to five million meals a year for people struggling to put food on the table.
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