Issue date : Thu 13 December, 2018
Estimated Reading Time : 03 Min 44 Seconds
Number of items : 44
'Sprint to the election': Anti-Adani groups target Labor
The Sydney Morning Herald
Thu 13 December, 2018
An alliance of groups opposed to the proposed Adani coal mine are stepping up their campaign, targeting Labor leader Bill Shorten ahead of his party's national conference starting this weekend.
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Coalition signals it will provide taxpayer support for new and existing coal plants
The Guardian
Thu 13 December, 2018
Morrison government specifies generation projects will need to be coal, gas, batteries or pumped hydro to be eligible for underwriting
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Government not ruling out support for coal in mammoth energy boost
The Age
The Brisbane Times
The Canberra Times
WAToday
The Australian Financial Review
Coal, gas power owners welcome under fast-tracked underwriting program
Climate change talks result in renewed pledge to cut emissions
The Guardian
Thu 13 December, 2018
The EU and scores of developing countries have pledged to toughen their existing commitments to reduce greenhouse gas emissions to enable the world to stay within a 1.5C rise in global warming.
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Talking Point: We don't have to choose between Paris and prices
The Mercury
Thu 13 December, 2018
THIS week at the United Nations Climate Conference in Poland, Australia was the only country to join a US event promoting the continued use of coal to generate electricity. It was only our government joining the Trump administration to defend coal
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'US rolls out red carpet, Australia red tape': Industry warns of exodus
The Sydney Morning Herald
Thu 13 December, 2018
Manufacturing chiefs say Australian industry is at risk of collapse unless the government takes swift action to create an energy policy and support gas infrastructure in the country.
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Development bank halts coal financing to combat climate change
The Australian Financial Review
Thu 13 December, 2018
London/Katowice |The European Bank for Reconstruction and Development, one of the world's leading development banks, has voted to adopt a "no coal, no caveats" financing policy and slash lending to oil exploration and production projects as the organisation seeks to combat climate change.
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Animal attacks cost the US billions
Cosmos
Thu 13 December, 2018
Emergency department stats reveal a public health concern – but the problem is not with bears and wolves. Andrew Masterson reports.
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Is climate change taking Earth 50M years backwards?
Architecture and Design
Thu 13 December, 2018
A new study by researchers at the University of Wisconsin-Madison reveals that the Earth is moving into a future that closely resembles conditions existing about 50 million years ago on the planet.
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NSW accused of jeopardising Sydney's water supply with decision to axe firefighters
The Guardian
Thu 13 December, 2018
The quality of Sydney’s water supply could be put at risk by a decision to axe a specialist team of firefighters from the New South Wales National Parks and Wildlife Service, which currently patrols the vast catchment surrounding Sydney’s dams, the union representing parks staff says.
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Combined effort helps pave the way to sustainable packaging
Food & Beverage
Thu 13 December, 2018
A national packaging target will see 100 per cent of Australia’s packaging become reusable, recyclable or compostable by 2025. The goal also includes targeting plastic packaging by moving to 70 per cent recyclable or compostable plastic packaging by 2025. Problematic and unnecessary single-use plastic packaging will also be phased out through design, innovation or introduction of alternatives.
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Food won’t waste away with CompuSoft’s software solutions
Food & Beverage
Thu 13 December, 2018
From paddock to plate – getting food to consumers should be seamless, but unfortunately it is often spoiled by recalls, missed use-by dates and costly mistakes. To improve a product’s journey, CompuSoft Australia has come up with a solution that allows businesses to make the most of their produce and avoid being wasted, by using a software management system.
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How one humble English club is greening up soccer
SBS World News Australia
Thu 13 December, 2018
LONDON (Reuters) - Tucked away in the leafy Cotswold hills, English fourth-tier club Forest Green Rovers rarely make sporting headlines, but have become unlikely trailblazers for something more pressing than three points on a Saturday afternoon.
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El Nino events to become 'stronger' and more intense, study finds
The Sydney Morning Herald
Thu 13 December, 2018
Big El Nino events will increase in intensity and frequency as the planet warms, worsening their related extreme weather impacts, new Australian-led research has found.
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'I don't see any evidence': Minister rejects CEOs' carbon price push
The Sydney Morning Herald
Wed 12 December, 2018
Growing demands from some of the nation’s biggest miners for the Morrison government to set a price on carbon have been emphatically rejected, as federal Resources Minister Matt Canavan insists “taxes ain’t the answer”.
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Climate change policy, carbon taxes aren't winners: Matt Canavan
Scott Morrison’s population expert at odds on migrant cut, amid win over national plan
The Australian
Wed 12 December, 2018
Scott Morrison has been embarrassed at his first Council of Australian Government’s meeting as his hand-picked population expert criticised his planned cuts to the permanent immigration intake in front of premiers and chief ministers, amid resistance from every state except NSW to any lowering of migration numbers.
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‘Overachieving’ Australia sees climate talks hit wall
The Australian
Wed 12 December, 2018
Climate talks in Poland have reached their end game with the planned US withdrawal, Brexit, and riots in France weakening the chances of a major deal.
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Mid-West a frontrunner in new hydrogen economy
Manufacturers’ Monthly
Wed 12 December, 2018
The government of Western Australia is examining opportunities to attract clean hydrogen projects to the Mid-West region.
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The unions' great big climate change cop-out
The Australian Financial Review
Wed 12 December, 2018
A former Australian prime minister – I've forgotten whom; there are so many – once said climate change was the greatest moral challenge of our time.
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Report: Reputation commands a price premium
CMO
Wed 12 December, 2018
Corporate branding is more important than ever, as companies with a good reputation can command a minimum 9 per cent premium for products, a new study has shown.
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Snowy 2.0: Malcolm Turnbull's pet project given go-ahead by board
The Guardian
Wed 12 December, 2018
More than 12 months after he first flagged it, the board of Snowy Hydro has ticked-off on the former prime minister Malcolm Turnbull’s “Snowy 2.0” pet project – approving the expansion of the iconic scheme to add 2,000MW of new generation capacity.
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Energy storage from biogas one-step closer
Ecogeneration
Wed 12 December, 2018
The first commercial pilot of a molten silicon energy storage system developed by South Australian based-company, 1414 Degrees is one step closer to commissioning, with large components of the technology making their way to SA Water’s Glenelg Wastewater Treatment Plant this week.
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More green space could combat Brisbane's 'silent killer' in the suburbs
The Brisbane Times
Wed 12 December, 2018
Extreme heat is a “silent killer” that takes more Australians than any natural disaster each year, with outer suburbs some of the most vulnerable to becoming dangerous 'heat sinks'.
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Bushland hangs in balance in Shenton Park hospital redevelopment fight
WAToday
Wed 12 December, 2018
Community anger has swelled at LandCorp's move to appeal a state planning authority’s order to retain a small patch of bushland as part of its major housing development at the former Shenton Park hospital site.
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Arctic is in even worse shape than realised
The Sydney Morning Herald
Wed 12 December, 2018
Washington: Over the past three decades of global warming, the oldest and thickest ice in the Arctic has declined by a stunning 95 per cent, according to the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration's annual Arctic Report Card.
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The true cost of fast fashion
The Interpreter
Wed 12 December, 2018
It’s known as “fast fashion”, clothes cheap to buy, yet costly to make, if the true labour and environmental costs are tallied. For garment works in some modern supply chains, the label they often wear is that of “modern slavery”.
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Cyclone, humidity and a scorching Test all part of an 'extreme weather week'
The Sydney Morning Herald
Wed 12 December, 2018
A "zombie cyclone" that is reviving into a powerful storm, thunderstorms threatening Sydney and the east coast and another scorching start to a Test match will be among the highlights of wild early summer weather.
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