Issue date : Tue 20 November, 2018
Estimated Reading Time : 03 Min 08 Seconds
Number of items : 37
Blame the Liberals: Minister has 'no choice' over Wellard sand mine
WAToday
Tue 20 November, 2018
The West Australian mining minister has lashed the former state government for allowing a mining proposal set to uproot hectares of protected banksia woodlands south of Perth, saying he has "no control" over the future of the project.
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Turnbull is blind to global warnings on climate plans
The Australian
Tue 20 November, 2018
If you buy into a consensus view on grand problems such as climate change, it can lull adherents into a false sense of what is actually happening in the real world. Jilted former prime minister Malcolm Turnbull remains incredulous that members of his Coalition team were unwilling to yield to his wisdom on an issue dear to his heart. Mr Turnbull has told a meeting of the Australia and NSW Bar Association that his party was not capable of achieving a genuine consensus on climate change because some members believed global warming to be a fraud.
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GetUp faces conservative challenger Advance Australia
The Australian
Tue 20 November, 2018
An alliance of well-known Australians has launched a centre-right political machine in a bid to rival union-backed activist group GetUp and vowed to campaign as a registered third-party organisation against the Left ahead of next year’s election.
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Corporate renewable energy contracts are a new force for Australia wind and solar
Reneweconomy
Tue 20 November, 2018
WWF-Australia, Climate-KIC Australia and the UTS Institute of Sustainable Futures have just launched the Business Renewables Centre-Australia– a local version of the US Rocky Mountain Institute initiative which has been very successful in supporting the growth of corporate renewable energy power purchase agreements (RE PPAs) signed with solar and wind farms.
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Origin to take demand management trial national, after “significant” success in SA
Reneweconomy
Tue 20 November, 2018
A demand management platform trialled in South Australia by Origin Energy is set to be rolled out nationally, after the state-based test successfully shifted more than 200MWh of commercial and industrial load, while also delivering “significant savings” on electricity costs and emissions.
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Third battery storage maker to set up factory in South Australia
Reneweconomy
Tue 20 November, 2018
The South Australia government says it has attracted its major major battery storage developer to establish manufacturing facilities in the state, with the Canadian energy storage firm Eguana Technologies joining Germany’s Sonnen and China’s Alpha-ESS in making the move.
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Unsubsidised wind and solar now cheapest form of bulk energy
Reneweconomy
Tue 20 November, 2018
The unsubsidised cost of wind and solar now beats coal as the cheapest form of bulk generation in all major economies except Japan, according to the latest levellised cost of electricity analysis by leading energy analyst BloombergNEF.
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Elephants and economics: how to ensure we value wildlife properly
The Conversation
Tue 20 November, 2018
Ensuring the economic health of nations is one of the biggest tasks expected of governments. The elephant in the room has long been the health of the environment, on which the health of the economy (and everything else) ultimately depends.
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Australia's 'most important bird' takes a step back from extinction
The Age
Tue 20 November, 2018
Australia's "most important bird" – and one whose conservation some scientists consider the most urgent of any bird in the world – has just taken a significant step back from the brink of extinction.
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WAToday
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Risk of mudslides as rain forecast for fire-ravaged California
The Sydney Morning Herald
Tue 20 November, 2018
Los Angeles: Rain is coming to fire-ravaged parts of California this week, a sharp change in the weather which should be hailed as a miracle in the wake of the state's worst bushfires in history.
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Real-time feedback makes hotel guests slash shower power
Yahoo!7 News
Tue 20 November, 2018
Providing hotel guests real-time feedback on the power they use in the shower sharply curbs the amount of energy consumed even though they do not pay for it, according to new research released Monday.
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These kids are going on strike to protest the 'climate emergency'
The Canberra Times
Tue 20 November, 2018
Nia and Iolo Cornthwaite won’t be at school next Wednesday. The siblings aren’t planning to fake an illness or wag class to catch a movie with friends. There is no school excursion. There is no family emergency. There is, however, a climate emergency, one which they say needs the urgent attention of those in the halls of power.
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Donald Trump wants California to rake forests to prevent fires. Here's the backstory
ABC News
Mon 19 November, 2018
As California comes to terms with the deadliest wildfires in its history, United States President Donald Trump has offered a solution to the problem.
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The Sydney Morning Herald
Trump ridiculed over advice to 'rake forest floors'
The Age
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News.com.au
Donald Trump slammed over advice to ‘rake forest floors’
The Advertiser
The Herald Sun
SBS World News Australia
Finns troll Trump for suggesting they 'rake and clean' forests to prevent wildfires
The Australian
Trump’s not-so-rake idea
Know your NEM: The impact of Federal ALP policy, some speculation
Reneweconomy
Mon 19 November, 2018
Federal ALP is expected to announce an electricity policy in the form of a National Energy Guarantee (NEG) with a higher target than proposed by the current Government as a centerpiece of its policy on Thursday.
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Repowering the UK’s oldest wind farms could boost energy generation by 171%
The Conversation
Mon 19 November, 2018
Wind energy has been identified as having an important role to play in the world’s move towards a low-carbon future. But, due to short-term planning rules, it may not have as big a part as it could in the UK’s own sustainable energy generation.
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WA’s Synergy says fossil fuel generators not coping with rooftop solar boom
Reneweconomy
Mon 19 November, 2018
Western Australia’s government-owned utility Synergy says it was forced to take one of its newest fossil fuel generators offline for extended repairs, after changes to an increasingly solar-heavy network took their toll on the plant.
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Mystery solved: this is how wombats do cube-shaped poo
Australian Geographic
Mon 19 November, 2018
ONE OF AUSTRALIA’S most beloved animals, the wombat has been at the centre of a great biological mystery: no one could quite work out how their poo becomes cube-shaped.
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BBC film crew praised for saving penguins
The Sydney Morning Herald
Mon 19 November, 2018
London: TV viewers have praised a BBC film crew who came to the rescue of trapped penguin mothers and their chicks they were filming in Antarctica.
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The case for making workplace coffee drinking a mindful exercise
The Fifth Estate
Mon 19 November, 2018
PwC is trialling a new start-up subscription service called The Cup eXchange at the cafes in its Sydney and Melbourne offices, according to Fairfax Media. Staff get their coffee in a reusable cup instead of a paper one, which they can then return dirty and get a fresh, clean one with their next coffee. The cafe does the washing up part.
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Harper’s BAZAAR Devotes December Issue To Conservation
B & T
Mon 19 November, 2018
The December issue of Harper’s BAZAAR, on sale today, celebrates a unique collaboration between the luxury lifestyle title and Australia’s iconic Taronga Zoo.
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