Issue date : Tue 13 November, 2018
Estimated Reading Time : 03 Min 03 Seconds
Number of items : 36
Cormann insists Libs dealing with climate
SBS World News Australia
Tue 13 November, 2018
The finance minister says the Liberal Party is dealing with climate change in a way that is economically responsible, rejecting concerns from a colleague.
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'Significant impacts': Federal government issues Warragamba wall alert
The Sydney Morning Herald
Tue 13 November, 2018
The Berejiklian government's controversial plan to raise the height of the Warragamba dam is likely to have "significant impacts" on threatened species in the Blue Mountains, the federal environment department has found.
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The Brisbane Times
The Canberra Times
WAToday
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Spike in emissions puts Port Pirie lead smelter’s licence at risk
The Australian
Tue 13 November, 2018
The operator of Port Pirie’s lead smelter is dangerously close to breaching its licence conditions, with the latest lead-in-air tests for the industrial South Australian city at more than four-year highs.
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Tech billionaire Mike Cannon-Brookes sees big dollars in solar
The Australian
Tue 13 November, 2018
Computer software billionaire Mike Cannon-Brookes has investments in solar farms in Queensland and Victoria that are aiming to profit from government subsidies and the squeeze in electricity prices due to the switch from coal to renewables.
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Tackling Entrenched Disadvantage With Impact Investing
ProBono Australia News
Tue 13 November, 2018
Australia’s growing impact investment market can help deliver better results in areas such as disability services and homelessness, but proactive leadership is needed for the industry to reach its potential, according to a new blueprint for collective action.
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Gas, solar forecast to pass coal by 2040
SBS World News Australia
Tue 13 November, 2018
New modelling predicts gas and solar will overtake coal use before 2040, while emissions are increasing despite reduction targets.
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Kyoto on the path to becoming the Copenhagen of Asia
The Conversation
Tue 13 November, 2018
Against the backdrop of climate scientists warning that we have 12 years to cut carbon emissions to avoid disastrous climate change, Kyoto is searching for an alternative, sustainable future. The Japanese city is moving away from heavy reliance on cars and towards getting around by public transport, cycling and walking. Already, more than three-quarters of personal trips in the city are not by car.
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Fighting climate change: How emergency services are battling changing conditions
ABC News
Tue 13 November, 2018
California has been battling the most destructive fires in its history and the death toll is rising. Meanwhile in Australia, there was a heat event recently that smashed early season temperature records in the south-east, and fires threatened Canberra.
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Modest warming risks 'irreversible' ice sheet loss, study warns
Yahoo!7 News
Tue 13 November, 2018
Even modest temperature rises agreed under an international plan to limit climate disaster could see the ice caps melt enough this century for their loss to be "irreversible", experts warned Monday.
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42BELOW reveals 42 finalists in sustainable cocktail showcase
The Shout
Tue 13 November, 2018
The 42 finalists demonstrated their commitment to sustainability with a variety of creative cocktails. Ideas included reducing, reusing and recycling regular cocktail ingredients; using ingredients that would normally be tossed after service; upcycling fruits; using old donuts, and giving a second life to spent coffee grinds.
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Clean energy industry slams Coalition’s “perverse” procurement plan
Reneweconomy
Mon 12 November, 2018
The Clean Energy Council has released a damning critique of the federal government’s plans to underwrite new dispatchable generation, saying the Coalition has grossly distorted the recommendations of the ACCC in an attempt to favour coal-fired generation.
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Victoria Coalition’s bizarre plan to support coal and “24/7” power does not add up
Reneweconomy
Mon 12 November, 2018
The Victorian Coalition sure knows how to differentiate itself. While the incumbent Labor government pledges a transition to 50 per cent renewables, the Coalition has unveiled plans to extend the life of existing coal generators and underwrite the construction of a new 500MW power plant, to create a new source of “24/7” electricity for the state.
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NSW government unveils plan to bring grid into age of renewables
Reneweconomy
Mon 12 November, 2018
The New South Wales Coalition government has unveiled a plan to upgrade the state’s electricity grid, to accommodate the “flood” of new renewable energy capacity in the development pipeline.
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New mayors don't oppose drilling in the Great Australian Bight
The Advertiser
Mon 12 November, 2018
New Kangaroo Island Mayor Michael Pengilly has given his support to drilling in the Great Australian Bight and accused environmental lobbyists of a fear campaign. The former Liberal MP’s position is a stark contrast to the island’s former mayor
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The Daily Telegraph
The Geelong Advertiser
The Herald Sun
The Mercury
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The economic truth of coal mines
The Australian Financial Review
Mon 12 November, 2018
The hyper-partisan political debate around coal conceals the surprising economic truth that coal miners, and those worried about climate change, both benefit from the current high in world coal prices. High coal prices not only deliver record profits for existing coal mines, they speed up the transition to renewable energy. Put simply, it's a lot harder to sell new coal-fired power stations to the Vietnamese government now the thermal coal price is above $116 per tonne, when in 2014 it was just $80 and in 2016 fell below $70.
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Wholesale power prices fell in most states
9 News
Mon 12 November, 2018
Overall, quarterly emissions from the east coast's National Electricity Market were at their lowest on record while the output from renewable energy was at its highest ever level.
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Perthnow
SBS World News Australia
The West Australian
Yahoo!7 News
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The Solomon Islands skink is an absolute unit
Australian Geographic
Mon 12 November, 2018
FOR MOST AUSTRALIANS, the word “skink” immediately brings to mind a sweet, miniature lizard, that those of us with cats are often rescuing from a rather unfairly matched skirmish on the kitchen floor.
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Ten ways climate change is making wildfires worse
SBS World News Australia
Mon 12 November, 2018
As deadly wildfires threaten thousands in northern and southern California, scientists have identified 10 ways climate change can make wildfires worse.
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'Champion' needed to break slow SEQ water quality decline: ecologists
The Brisbane Times
Mon 12 November, 2018
A high-profile community champion is needed to unlock the apathy of most Brisbane residents towards their rivers, as mud from upstream areas continues to pose a major problem to the $7.56 billion tourism and business asset, Moreton Bay.
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The Canberra Times
The Sydney Morning Herald
WAToday
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Food scraps trial to reduce landfill
Inside Waste
Mon 12 November, 2018
The City of Sydney is inviting 100 apartment buildings and 300 houses to join its first food scraps collection trial in mid-2019.
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