Issue date : Fri 12 October, 2018
Estimated Reading Time : 02 Min 38 Seconds
Number of items : 31
Legal bid to delay land-clearing over risk to Great Barrier Reef
The Guardian
Fri 12 October, 2018
Federal approval to clear more than 2,000 hectares of Queensland native forest in the catchment for the Great Barrier Reef could potentially be held up for months after the Environmental Defender’s Office launched court action to prevent it.
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Reef foundation seeking $400m in donations
News.com.au
Fri 12 October, 2018
The Great Barrier Reef Foundation hopes to raise $400 million from private donors, months after receiving a $444 million grant from the federal government.
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NT News
SBS World News Australia
The Advertiser
The Australian
The Daily Telegraph
The Geelong Advertiser
The Gold Coast Bulletin
The Mercury
The Weekly Times
Yahoo!7 News
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The Sydney Morning Herald
'No time to mess around': Reef Foundation starts $400m donation drive
The Age
The Brisbane Times
The Canberra Times
WAToday
Instability hurts climate change fight: Sir Richard Branson
The Australian
Fri 12 October, 2018
Australia's continual churn of prime ministers is hurting the country's capacity to tackle big issues such as climate change, according to Sir Richard Branson.
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Cbus benchmarks managers’ climate change care factor
Investment Magazine
Fri 12 October, 2018
Cbus Super is benchmarking its asset managers to determine how well they are factoring climate change into their investment decisions and is now making this specific strand of responsible investment a consideration in awarding future mandates to active managers.
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Investor money flows to renewables not coal
The Australian Financial Review
Thu 11 October, 2018
Policy uncertainty is the biggest barrier to investment in the energy industry amid concerns about the flood of cheap renewable projects, investors and bankers have warned.
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Farmers’ climate denial begins to wane as reality bites
The Conversation
Fri 12 October, 2018
Australia has been described as the “front line of the battle for climate change adaptation”, and our farmers are the ones who have to lead the charge. Farmers will have to cope, among other pressures, with longer droughts, more erratic rainfall, higher temperatures, and changes to the timing of seasons.
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Canavan condemns business emissions self-regulation to meet Paris target
The Guardian
Thu 11 October, 2018
Big business has entered discussions about a self-regulated suite of measures to help Australia meet its Paris commitments, weeks after the Morrison government abandoned the national energy guarantee.
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Grattan on Friday: Malcolm Turnbull is gone but son Alex keeps the climate faith
The Conversation
Thu 11 October, 2018
In a Thursday video for the Wentworth byelection, Malcolm Turnbull’s son Alex has denounced “extremists on the hard right” who, he says, have taken over the Liberal Party.
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ABC News
Energy chief says electricity would continue uninterrupted if coal phased out within 30 years
The Sydney Morning Herald
Thu 11 October, 2018
One of the nation’s top energy officials says electricity supplies in Australia would continue uninterrupted if the coal industry shut down within 30 years, contradicting the Morrison government’s warning of devastating blackouts if it adopts the dramatic plan.
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The Age
The Brisbane Times
The Canberra Times
WAToday
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Energy summit: Coal bosses face Greens shutdown threats
The Australian Financial Review
Thu 11 October, 2018
Australian Greens deputy leader Adam Bandt has threatened to push for an orderly shutdown of all coal-fired power stations in Victoria if his party holds the balance of power after the state election, as industry bosses said individual economics would dictate how long they continued.
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Climate change: 1.5°C is worth striving for – but is it feasible?
The Conversation
Thu 11 October, 2018
When the Paris Agreement in December 2015 called for the IPCC to put together a “Special Report” on Global Warming of 1.5°C, scientists knew very little about the exact differences that half a degree makes (1.5°C versus 2°C). Never before have so many independent studies been conducted at such short notice, in order to meet this pressing question of the global climate negotiations community. Is a warming of 2°C above pre-industrial levels sufficiently low a limit to avoid dangerous anthropogenic interference with the climate system, and, if not, can we implement a lower limit?
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Anarchy! What big energy really thinks of consumers having their own solar
Reneweconomy
Thu 11 October, 2018
Pick up the speech of any senior executive from a big utility – network, generator or retailer – or the head of most energy “institutions” and it doesn’t take you long to discover what their key “message” is. “This is all about the consumer,” they insist. “The consumer must come first.”
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Energy summit: CEOs say business go-it-alone reflects the future
The Australian Financial Review
Thu 11 October, 2018
Alinta Energy chief executive Jeff Dimery said he isn't surprised at the go-it-alone approach by the Business Council of Australia pursuing its own package of measures to reduce greenhouse gas emissions because the corporate sector knows where the future is headed.
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Risen buys W.A. largest solar project, to begin construction this year
Reneweconomy
Thu 11 October, 2018
Risen Energy has further expanded its growing portfolio of large scale solar farms in Australia, buying the 100MW (AC) Merredin solar farm and promising to begin construction of what will be Western Australia’s largest solar farm by the end of the year.
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Flow Power enters NSW market, with Sapphire wind farm PPA
Reneweconomy
Thu 11 October, 2018
Emerging retailer Flow Power has added a third wind power project – and a third state – to its business retail energy portfolio, with a contract to buy 50MW of the output from the new 270MW Sapphire Wind Farm in northern NSW.
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Mazda takes ‘unique’ approach to going electricc
Reneweconomy
Thu 11 October, 2018
Japanese carmaker Mazda has let the public in on its ‘unique’ approach to addressing the goal of reducing tailpipe emissions from its vehicles — and it involves making use of an electrified and low emission rotary engine.
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Protecting wetlands helps communities reduce damage from hurricanes and storms
The Conversation
Thu 11 October, 2018
2017 was the worst year on record for hurricane damage in Texas, Florida and the Caribbean from Harvey, Irma and Maria. We had hoped for a reprieve this year, but less than a month after Hurricane Florence devastated communities across the Carolinas, Hurricane Michael has struck Florida.
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ANU engineers join the fight against e-waste with new invention
Inside Waste
Thu 11 October, 2018
A semiconductor with organic and inorganic materials that can efficiently convert electricity into light and is also flexible and thin enough to make devices like mobile phones bendable, has been invented by engineers at the Australian National University (ANU).
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Yume Food wins three sustainability awards
Food & Beverage
Fri 12 October, 2018
The Premier’s Recognition Award has been won at the 2018 Victorian Premier’s Sustainability Awards by Yume Food for developing an online marketplace for quality surplus food, reducing waste and landfill impact.
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