Issue date : Fri 23 November, 2018
Estimated Reading Time : 04 Min 20 Seconds
Number of items : 51
'Without balance' and 'sensible': Labor's massive energy plan divides critics
The Sydney Morning Herald
Fri 23 November, 2018
Labor has sparked a political clash over a new plan to use $15 billion in Commonwealth debt to finance new energy projects, with critics warning of a flood of spending on renewable power while others acclaim the "sensible" move.
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Labor’s battery plan – good policy, or just good politics?
The Conversation
Fri 23 November, 2018
Federal Labor obviously likes the politics of giving rebates of up to A$2,000 each to 100,000 households of prospective voters so they can install domestic batteries. But is this good policy that will support Australia’s transition to a reliable, affordable, low-emissions energy system, or is it just middle-class welfare?
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Woodside applies to build big-polluting LNG plant – with no emissions plan
The Guardian
Fri 23 November, 2018
Oil and gas giant Woodside Petroleum has applied for environmental approval to build one of Australia’s biggest emitting industrial developments – a liquefied natural gas (LNG) plant 425km north of Broome – without a plan to reduce or offset its greenhouse gas pollution.
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Cheap sun barrier could cut global warming
Yahoo!7 News
Fri 23 November, 2018
Spraying sun-dimming chemicals high above the Earth to slow global warming could be "remarkably inexpensive", costing about $A3.1 billion a year over a 15-year period, according to a study by US scientists.
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Bill Shorten unveils $15bn energy plan to help tackle climate 'disaster'
The Guardian
Thu 22 November, 2018
Bill Shorten has unveiled a $15bn program for driving the transformation in Australia’s energy system to low-emissions sources, declaring climate change is no longer an emergency, “it’s a disaster”.
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Adani won't affect emissions: Shorten
9 News
Thu 22 November, 2018
Adani's proposed coal mine in Queensland would not worsen Australia's greenhouse gas emissions, according to federal Labor leader Bill Shorten.
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Biggest manufacturers face emission restrictions under Labor
The Australian Financial Review
Thu 22 November, 2018
The nation's biggest polluting industries will face emissions restrictions under a Labor government with a plan to impose a scheme that would make them offset excess emissions by buying credits or some other measure.
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Greens MP wants kids to skip school for climate rally
The Brisbane Times
Thu 22 November, 2018
Queensland’s only Greens MP says schools in his Brisbane west electorate should let students skip lessons to attend a climate change rally.
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On why the Vic election comes down to climate and renewables
The Fifth Estate
Thu 22 November, 2018
At the Property Council Christmas bash in Sydney last night (Wednesday), we just knew we’d strike up a conversation with someone from Melbourne to give us a view on what the Victorian state election on Saturday might bring for sustainability. v
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No room for climate delay, UN chief tells online summit
Yahoo!7 News
Thu 22 November, 2018
The world is not moving fast enough to curb global warming and needs immediate action to address the issue, UN Secretary-General Antonio Guterres told an online climate change conference Thursday.
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Vanuatu says it may sue fossil fuel companies and other countries over climate change
The Guardian
Thu 22 November, 2018
The Republic of Vanuatu says it will explore whether it can take legal action against fossil fuel companies and countries for their role in causing climate change.
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Vanuatu mulls suing fuel firms on climate
News.com.au
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The Australian
The Courier Mail
The Daily Telegraph
The Geelong Advertiser
The Gold Coast Bulletin
The Mercury
The Weekly Times
UN goes online for virtual climate forum
SBS World News Australia
Thu 22 November, 2018
Ordinary people are being encouraged to share their thoughts on climate change as the UN goes online for "most important discussion" of the century.
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Scrapping environmental watchdog is like shooting the messenger
The Conversation
Thu 22 November, 2018
Buried deep within the massive omnibus bill (Bill 57) tabled by Ontario’s government last week were a series of provisions significantly curtailing the power of the province’s environmental watchdog.
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Shorten’s energy paradox: $5bn renewable plan flawed
The Australian
Thu 22 November, 2018
Bill Shorten faces major hurdles in his promise to drive down power prices by spending billions on massive renewable energy projects and subsidising batteries for rooftop solar panels.
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Don’t buy the hype on climate change, carnivores
The Australian
Thu 22 November, 2018
Christiana Figueres, the former UN official responsible for the 2015 Paris climate agreement, has a startling vision for restaurants of the future: anyone who wants a steak should be banished. “How about restaurants in 10 or 15 years start treating carnivores the same way that smokers are treated,” Figueres suggested during a recent conference. “If they want to eat meat, they can do it outside the restaurant.”
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Solar strategy financially unsound
The Australian
Thu 22 November, 2018
If renewable energy is the cheapest, best option for future power supplies, why is another $15 billion of government money needed to get it across the line?
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Making the invisible visible: the energy efficiency story
The Fifth Estate
Thu 22 November, 2018
Over the course of two days earlier this week, 11 brilliant international speakers, 51 home-grown leaders and many more energy efficiency professionals came together at the 10th National Energy Efficiency Conference in Sydney to discuss the theme: Better cities, stronger industry, cheaper energy.
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Queensland trial to power a remote farm with solar and battery “pod”
Reneweconomy
Thu 22 November, 2018
A Belgian-made renewable power “pod” combining solar, battery storage and a generator will be installed on a farm in north-west Queensland, as part of a state and local government-backed bid to offer more reliable and affordable electricity for rural properties.
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Snowy 2.0 slammed as ‘a waste of money’ by energy experts
The Australian
Thu 22 November, 2018
The Coalition government’s Snowy 2.0 project — one of Malcolm Turnbull’s signature achievements — has been slammed as a “waste of money” that will not reduce energy prices or carbon emissions.
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China’s legalisation of rhino horn trade: disaster or opportunity?
The Conversation
Thu 22 November, 2018
The Chinese government will be reopening the nation’s domestic rhino horn trade, overturning a ban that has stood since 1993. An outcry since the announcement has led to the postponement of the lifting of the ban, which currently remains in place.
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Vic beach whale carcass could be dug up
News.com.au
Thu 22 November, 2018
A whale carcass buried at a beach near Melbourne could be removed after a local backlash over shark fears.
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The Gold Coast Bulletin
The Mercury
The Weekly Times
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RSPCA Qld chief to head Queensland's new Koala Advisory Council
The Brisbane Times
Thu 22 November, 2018
Controlling the destruction of koala habitat is the key issue for Queensland's new Koala Advisory Council, new chairman Mark Townend said at Australia Zoo on Thursday.
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How climate change could spell the end of America's Yellowstone Park
The Sydney Morning Herald
Thu 22 November, 2018
Yellowstone National Park: On a recent northern autumn afternoon in the Lamar Valley, visitors watched a wolf pack lope along a thinly forested riverbank, 10 or so black and grey figures shadowy against the snow. A little further along the road, a herd of bison swung their great heads as they rooted for food in the sagebrush steppe, their deep rumbles clear in the quiet, cold air.
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Tracking the climate threat to Australia’s unique ecosystems
Pursuit
Thu 22 November, 2018
Evidence of the impact of climate change on our country’s distinct flora and fauna is beginning to emerge, and we’re running out of time to record and preserve our extraordinary biodiversity
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Bushfires burn near Newcastle airport and Cessnock
News.com.au
Thu 22 November, 2018
A NSW tourist town has had its only road reopened after conditions eased around a fast-moving bushfire burning north of Newcastle airport.
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Wild weather: Paramedics battle ‘peak’ calls as dust storm sweeps NSW
9 News
Thu 22 November, 2018
Ambulances have responded to almost 100 calls cross Sydney as a wall of red dust swamped the city.
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