Issue date : Fri 19 October, 2018
Estimated Reading Time : 03 Min 18 Seconds
Number of items : 39
Whitehaven next in frame for investor pressure on climate
The Sydney Morning Herald
Fri 19 October, 2018
Next week investors will get the opportunity to vote on whether an ASX100 company that is custodian of their money should align its strategy with the Paris Agreement on climate change, which aims to keep us to 1.5 degrees.
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The Brisbane Times
The Canberra Times
WAToday
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The Morrison government’s biggest economic problem? Climate change denial
The Conversation
Fri 19 October, 2018
Last week Peter Costello accused Malcolm Turnbull of failing to develop an economic narrative to unite the Coalition. Turnbull promised this when he challenged Tony Abbott for the leadership of the Liberal Party, but, said Costello, it never came, and the result is a government struggling to manage deep differences over social issues. There was “jobs and growth”, but this is really just a goal without much of a story about how to get there, except for the company tax cuts.
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Climate change: Dispelling the myth of the one-man-army
Independent Australia
Fri 19 October, 2018
In terms of saving the world from environmental damage, it's time to stop thinking individually and act as a global community, writes Simon Black.
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Legal giants confirm work on landmark $700m energy facility
Australasian Lawyer
Fri 19 October, 2018
Allens, Norton Rose Fulbright (NRF), and DLA Piper have confirmed that they played a part in bringing to life a key project in Australia’s energy, waste, and infrastructure markets.
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Desert nomads: 5 things you didn’t know about budgies
Australian Geographic
Fri 19 October, 2018
Whether seen in flocks resembling large green tornadoes in central Australia, or in your home as a family pet, budgies are Australia’s most ubiquitous bird.
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Weekend forecast: ‘Bout of thunderstorm activity’ for NSW
News.com.au
Fri 19 October, 2018
HANG your washing out to dry tomorrow if you live in New South Wales as a brief respite from the rain and thunderstorms won’t last into the weekend, according to the weather bureau.
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The Herald Sun
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Billionaire calls out “total BS” on Morrison’s views of wind and solar
Reneweconomy
Thu 18 October, 2018
Yesterday we wrote about Prime Minister Scott Morrison’s interview on Sky News, and how appallingly well it summed up his party’s cynical and ill-informed view – and complete lack of coherent policy – on both climate change and energy.
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Tesla grid battery to be tested in WA’s top solar postcode
Reneweconomy
Thu 18 October, 2018
In a week that saw Western Australia marked well behind the rest of the nation on renewables – apart from its rooftop solar uptake – the state set the ball rolling on a “shared storage” trial that will install a Tesla battery on the grid, south of Perth.
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Power play: Electric vehicles exempt from taxi levy
WAToday
Thu 18 October, 2018
Electric vehicles will be exempt from the 10 per cent on-demand transport levy after the state government accepted a Greens amendment to help get the bill through parliament.
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‘Developing nation’ China seeks $260m climate handout
The Australian
Thu 18 October, 2018
China has asked for money from a UN-backed Green Climate Fund for developing countries that exceeds Australia’s entire $200 million first-round ­contribution.
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NAB vows to review its ties to lobby groups after shareholder pressure
The Sydney Morning Herald
Thu 18 October, 2018
National Australia Bank will review the advocacy activities of industrial lobby groups it supports to ensure they align with the bank's climate change policies after pressure from investor activists.
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Coal’s future burns bright through its support of Australian prosperity
The Australian
Thu 18 October, 2018
When the NSW government offloaded its last remaining coal-fired power plant in 2015 for the price of a Sydney suburban home, it ­appeared the fossil fuel’s glory days were numbered. Vales Point, built in 1978 on the shores of Lake Macquarie, was considered near worthless and part of an ­ageing coal fleet headed for an early grave.
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Flow Systems slashing energy bills for Norwest resi development
The Fifth Estate
Thu 18 October, 2018
Sekisui House and Flow Systems have teamed up to provide an embedded energy and gas network for residents at “The Orchards” community estate development in Norwest about 40 kilometres north west of Sydney.
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Engie to build world’s largest microgrid in Republic of Palau
Reneweconomy
Thu 18 October, 2018
The world’s largest microgrid – consisting of solar, energy storage, and diesel – will be built in the small Micronesian country of Palau by the microgrid and energy storage subsidiary of French energy and services company Engie..
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Electric vehicles 'won't kill oil demand': BP
The Australian Financial Review
Thu 18 October, 2018
An unexpectedly aggressive take-up of electric cars will hardly dent oil demand by 2040, according to Spencer Dale, chief economist of Britain-based energy major BP, meaning trillions of dollars of investment is needed in new supply to avoid acting as a drag on world economic growth.
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The death of evolution
The Daily Telegraph
Thu 18 October, 2018
HUMANS are killing off other mammals so quickly extinction is now outpacing evolution.
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Perthnow
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Minimising the fruit fly menace
Food Processing
Thu 18 October, 2018
Fruit flies cost Australia’s horticulture sector around $300 million a year and have a major impact on fruit and vegetable growers. Currently manual monitoring is used to determine if fruit flies are present and where they are. This manual monitoring of traps containing pheromones or food to lure fruit flies is very time-consuming and onerous.
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WA company gets livestock export licence
9 News
Thu 18 October, 2018
A livestock export licence has been granted to a Perth subsidiary of Kuwait Livestock Transport and Trading, allowing the second shipment to the Middle East following the Emanuel sheep scandal.
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NT News
SBS World News Australia
The Advertiser
The Australian
The Courier Mail
The Gold Coast Bulletin
Yahoo!7 News
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Central Park shares recycled water with UTS across the road
The Fifth Estate
Thu 18 October, 2018
Central Park at Broadway in Sydney in the Central Station precinct has long held the crown for high “optics” sustainability, especially in its early days as a high achieving green project, and later for its lush green walls that seem to spread Singapore-like week by week.
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Terramin Australia reports success in managed aquifer recharge trial
The Advertiser
Thu 18 October, 2018
TERRAMIN Australia says it has successfully completed a water bore drilling project at Bird-in-Hand, marking a major step towards its plans to reopen the local gold mine.The company has announced it had completed the first stage of its trial of managed
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Perth glimpses end of landfill age as Kwinana waste plant build begins
WAToday
Thu 18 October, 2018
Construction is starting on Australia's first big waste to energy plant in Kwinana, creating jobs and propelling Perth towards the end of the landfill age.
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The Age
The Brisbane Times
The Canberra Times
The Sydney Morning Herald
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Reneweconomy
“Australian-first” big waste-to-energy plant reaches financial close in W.A.
The West Australian
Green light for $668m Kwinana waste-to-energy plant
News.com.au
Household waste converted to electricity
NT News
The Daily Telegraph
The Gold Coast Bulletin
The Mercury
The Weekly Times
The waste-reducing, soul-affirming art of the Garage Sale Trail
The Canberra Times
Thu 18 October, 2018
What's the best thing you've found at a garage sale? I once found the sexiest lace-up roller skates, but there are tales of fortunate folk who have found ancient Chinese crockery, Jackson Pollock originals and 2500-year-old Egyptian cat busts at garage sales. Items that go on to be worth millions.
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