Issue date : Tue 16 October, 2018
Estimated Reading Time : 04 Min 20 Seconds
Number of items : 51
Craig Kelly says Coalition must kill off renewable energy subsidies
The Guardian
Tue 16 October, 2018
The chairman of the Coalition’s backbench energy committee, the outspoken conservative Craig Kelly, says the government needs to axe current subsidies for households and businesses to install renewable energy technology like solar panels.
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Talking Point: Turning our backs on a global effort to rein in the heat
The Mercury
Tue 16 October, 2018
The Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change tells us that dangerous climate change will be unavoidable without a rapid, powerful and unprecedented global effort, starting now.Our Government’s response can best be described as a shrug.
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It wasn't me! Actually it was
Food Processing
Tue 16 October, 2018
Coca-Cola, PepsiCo and Nestlé were the most frequent companies identified in 239 clean-ups and brand audits spanning 42 countries and six continents according to the Break Free From Plastic movement. Coca-Cola was the top polluter in the global audit, with Coke-branded plastic pollution found in 40 of the 42 participating countries. This brand audit effort is the most comprehensive snapshot of the worst plastic polluting companies around the world.
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Victoria 'catching up' in Climate Council renewable rankings
The Herald Sun
Tue 16 October, 2018
VICTORIA is being left in the shade by more renewable states and territories but is banking on wind and solar projects to lift its green credentials, a new report says.
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'Late out of the blocks': NSW lags Victoria, other states in renewables
The Sydney Morning Herald
Tue 16 October, 2018
NSW trails most of the nation in adding new renewable energy, sourcing just six per cent of electricity from wind or solar, and lacking a target to drive faster penetration, a new study by the Climate Council has found.
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The Age
The Brisbane Times
The Canberra Times
WAToday
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How biomethane can help turn gas into a renewable energy source
The Conversation
Tue 16 October, 2018
Australia’s report card on reducing its greenhouse gas emissions is not exactly glowing, but there are ample opportunities to get it on track during this period of rapid change in the energy sector. Greater use of renewable electricity sources like wind and solar are playing a large part in reducing emissions, and gas can also lift its game.
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Online renewable marketplace aims to help business cut power bills
The Sydney Morning Herald
Tue 16 October, 2018
Australia will look to replicate US success by creating an online marketplace for businesses to buy renewable energy, helping to them to reduce high power bills.
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The Age
The Brisbane Times
The Canberra Times
WAToday
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ACT steps into federal climate policy vacuum: climate body
The Canberra Times
Tue 16 October, 2018
The ACT's comparatively cheaper power prices are to blame for the capital's lack of rooftop solar installations, a climate expert has said, creating less incentive for Canberra households to go green.
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The Age
The Brisbane Times
The Sydney Morning Herald
WAToday
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Hot hotels: Singapore’s top eco-friendly hotels
Spice Magazine
Tue 16 October, 2018
In line with Singapore’s reputation as one of the greenest cities in Asia, many of its hotels have introduced sustainable measures that go beyond planting a few extra trees on its compounds.
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How one label is closing the loop on waste and avoiding the greenwashing tag too
Vogue Australia
Tue 16 October, 2018
“Essentially, I started the line because fashion is the second most polluting industry in the world and I want to prove that it can be done better. PoMo is short for Post Modernism and one of the main themes of Post Modernism was deconstruction, so PoMo is Dead is about reconstruction; closing the loop on a wasteful world, recycling and re-imagining fashion,” Kuzmycz continues.
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Wentworth candidates clash on climate change as debate heats up
The Sydney Morning Herald
Mon 15 October, 2018
Liberal candidate for Wentworth Dave Sharma says he "completely accepted the science on climate change" and was appalled by the way his party treated former prime minister Malcolm Turnbull.
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The Age
The Brisbane Times
The Canberra Times
WAToday
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Reef grant report delayed to December
9 News
Mon 15 October, 2018
A report on how an environmental charity received $444 million in taxpayer funding without a proper tender process has been delayed for release until December.
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NT News
SBS World News Australia
The Advertiser
The Australian
The Courier Mail
The Daily Telegraph
The Geelong Advertiser
The Gold Coast Bulletin
The Herald Sun
The Mercury
The Weekly Times
Yahoo!7 News
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Push for national container deposit scheme
The New Daily
Mon 15 October, 2018
A national container deposit scheme should be rolled out before the next federal election, an independent MP says.
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News.com.au
NT News
SBS World News Australia
The Australian
The Courier Mail
The Geelong Advertiser
The Gold Coast Bulletin
The Weekly Times
Yahoo!7 News
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Plan to increase NSW national parks scuttled by Berejiklian government
The Sydney Morning Herald
Mon 15 October, 2018
A plan to transfer land from 15 "unproductive" state forests into national parks was dropped after a shock byelection result and the subsequent rise of Gladys Berejiklian as premier, sources say.
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Trump questions if climate change man made
News.com.au
Mon 15 October, 2018
US President Donald Trump has backed off his claim that climate change is a hoax but says he doesn't know if it is man made.
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One thing the IPCC got right: time to go nuclear
The Australian
Mon 15 October, 2018
Last week’s special report by the ­Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change is a spicy broth of green politics and tamed science that might give some people dyspepsia. However, within it is a refreshing view on nuclear power’s role in helping to mitigate global warming. It’s refreshing because the green lobby has been such a closed-minded opponent.
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IPCC: the misconceptions surrounding the report
Australian Geographic
Mon 15 October, 2018
Here we breakdown the biggest misconceptions surrounding the report, including the role of individual action and the fate of the Great Barrier Reef.
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Philanthropy’s Role in Tackling Climate Change
ProBono Australia News
Mon 15 October, 2018
There is an urgent need to rapidly scale up climate change action in Australia and philanthropy’s role in this has never been more important, according to a new report.
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Westpac to review lobby group memberships after shareholder campaign
The Sydney Morning Herald
Mon 15 October, 2018
Westpac has agreed to review its membership of business lobby groups, along with their positions on climate change and other policies, after being hit with a shareholder activist campaign in the lead-up to its annual general meeting.
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The Age
The Brisbane Times
The Canberra Times
WAToday
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Australian CleanTech Index grows by four companies, falls behind ASX
Reneweconomy
Mon 15 October, 2018
Australian CleanTech Index underperformed the ASX200 for the first quarter of FY19. The twelve-month figure has also now fallen behind the ASX200 but the three-year performance has the Australian CleanTech Index over 30 per cent ahead of the ASX200.
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Impact Investing Extends to Every Corner of the Globe
ProBono Australia News
Mon 15 October, 2018
The impact investing movement is taking root in all edges of the globe, with new advisory boards set up in Bangladesh, New Zealand and South Africa to promote the practice in new regions.
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QLD government’s solar interest free loans roll out in Cairns
Ecogeneration
Mon 15 October, 2018
Cairns families are being urged to take advantage of tropical North Queensland’s sunny climate by applying for an interest free loan of up to $4500 from the state government to help purchase a new solar system.
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Great Britain hits record-low share of fossil fuel generation
Reneweconomy
Mon 15 October, 2018
A new report published has shown that Great Britain reported a record-low share of generation from fossil fuels in the third quarter, dropping to 41% of total generation for the first time.
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Solar and storage for “cost of a coffee a day” promised in WA VPP offer
Reneweconomy
Mon 15 October, 2018
A community energy project based on the south-west coast of Western Australia is offering households an opportunity to become 90 per cent renewable “for the price of a coffee a day” as part of a privately funded, potentially 6.5MW virtual power plant.
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Plump wood pigeon crowned NZ bird of year
News.com.au
Mon 15 October, 2018
The kereru, a colourful wood pigeon, has been crowned the winner of the annual public competition that this year saw the likes of Stephen Fry weighing in and intense campaigning by bird lovers across social media, including on Tinder.
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Perthnow
The Australian
The Daily Telegraph
The Gold Coast Bulletin
The Herald Sun
The Mercury
The West Australian
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Restocking wolves on Isle Royale raises questions about which species get rescued
The Conversation
Mon 15 October, 2018
Isle Royale is one of the most remote U.S. national parks. It stretches across one large island, its namesake, and more than 400 smaller ones in northwest Lake Superior. The park’s main draws are wilderness and wildlife, including beaver, otters, moose, martens and – for the moment – a very few wolves.
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China purrs over white tiger triplets
Yahoo!7 News
Mon 15 October, 2018
Three playful white Bengal tiger cubs are charming visitors as they clamber around their enclosure at a zoo in China.
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Protecting nature the best way to keep planet cool: report
Yahoo!7 News
Mon 15 October, 2018
The best -- and fairest -- way to cap global warming is to empower indigenous forest peoples, reduce food waste and slash meat consumption, an alliance of 38 NGOs said Monday.
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Queensland's week-long rain spell has failed to break the drought
The Brisbane Times
Mon 15 October, 2018
Queensland's drought-hit graziers and farmers west of the Great Dividing Range have little to smile about despite a week's spring rain east of the range.
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The Age
The Canberra Times
The Sydney Morning Herald
WAToday
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New Antarctic expedition runs on solar and plastic waste
Reneweconomy
Mon 15 October, 2018
Liesbeth and Edwin ter Velde are heading to Antarctica in a vehicle named Solar Voyager made from plastic waste and powered by the sun in an attempt to explore the planet’s southernmost continent and show that “we have all the technology we need for a sustainable world.”
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Ocean Crusaders amongst winners of the Canon Oceania 2018 Grants Program
Inside Waste
Mon 15 October, 2018
Brisbane-based environmental organisation Ocean Crusaders has been named as one of this year's winners of Canon Australia's Canon Oceania 2018 Grants Program, which this year rewarded four impactful projects with over $30,000 worth of funding support and Canon products.
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