Issue date : Tue 18 December, 2018
Estimated Reading Time : 04 Min 09 Seconds
Number of items : 49
Intensifying climate change protests 'could rival Vietnam War activism'
ABC News
Tue 18 December, 2018
Mass protests of the scale held during the Vietnam War are just around the corner for people concerned about climate change, environmentalists have warned, as a growing number of activists turn their attention to those who fund fossil fuel industries.
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Power emissions on track for Paris target
9 News
Tue 18 December, 2018
Energy Minister Angus Taylor says emissions from Australia's electricity sector will meet the Paris target eight years ahead of schedule.
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SBS World News Australia
The West Australian
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Talking Point: Small mercies from Poland the best we can hope for
The Mercury
Tue 18 December, 2018
IT’S tempting to focus on the many negatives in this year’s climate summit in Poland, but we’ve learned from climate diplomacy to be thankful for small mercies.So here are some of the mercies. Multilateral co-operation, which is essential if we are to be
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Introducing the Tim Blair Carbon Offset Program
The Daily Telegraph
Tue 18 December, 2018
It’s an offset program with a difference. Instead of offsetting carbon emissions by planting trees, this program offsets sanctimonious greenoid carbon reductions by vastly increasing your own carbon footprint.
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Santos gets ARENA funding for solar pumping in Cooper Basin
The Australian Financial Review
Tue 18 December, 2018
Santos has secured funding from the Australian Renewable Energy Agency to support what is being billed as the country's first off-grid, 100 per cent renewable energy project in the oil and gas sector.
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Vales Point coal plant owners sign deal with new 275MW solar farm
Reneweconomy
Tue 18 December, 2018
The owner of the Vales Point coal generator in New South Wales has signed a long term contract to buy most of the output from the proposed 275MW Darlington solar farm, which will be one of the biggest in the country.
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Grid connection biggest concern for wind, solar, and storage projects
Reneweconomy
Tue 18 December, 2018
Concern about delays and change to rules for grid connections has emerged as the major concern for developers of wind, solar and storage projects in Australia, overtaking the perennial issue of long term investment certainty.
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Why naming all our mozzies is important for fighting disease
The Conversation
Tue 18 December, 2018
Notorious for spreading diseases like malaria and Zika virus overseas, mosquitoes contribute to thousands of cases of human disease in Australia each year. But only half of Australia’s approximately 400 different species of mosquitoes have been scientifically named and described. So how are scientists able to tell the unnamed species apart?
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Missouri poacher forced to repeatedly watch Bambi while in prison
ABC News
Tue 18 December, 2018
A poacher in the US state of Missouri has been ordered to repeatedly watch the movie Bambi as part of his sentence for illegally killing hundreds of deer.
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Deer poacher sentenced to repeatedly watch Bambi
The Sydney Morning Herald
Poacher who killed hundreds of deer sentenced to repeatedly watch 'Bambi'
The Age
The Brisbane Times
The Canberra Times
WAToday
State investigates country WA shire's alleged illegal land clearing
WAToday
Tue 18 December, 2018
WA’s Wildflower Society has highlighted the latest instance of alleged illegal clearing of native vegetation in a system it believes lets country shires wreak environmental havoc with almost total impunity.
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The Age
The Brisbane Times
The Canberra Times
The Sydney Morning Herald
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Another bid to stop SA nuclear dump
9 News
Tue 18 December, 2018
Traditional owners will lodge an Australian Human Rights Commission complaint alleging a fundamentally flawed process in the selection of a site near Hawker in South Australia as a possible location for a national radioactive waste dump.
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Paris target achieved eight years early
The Australian
Mon 17 December, 2018
Emissions reductions in Aust­ralia’s electricity market are on track to meet the Paris target eight years ahead of schedule, in 2022, and the government has seized on new data to attack Labor’s plan for stronger ­intervention to curb carbo­n pollution.
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Big carbon emitters seek free ride in Labor's carbon trading scheme
The Australian Financial Review
Mon 17 December, 2018
Big trade-exposed energy users expect to gain relief from Labor's proposed carbon trading scheme for heavy industry after United Nations climate talks wound up in Poland with a mix of progress and disappointment at the lack of urgency from some nations.
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Biggest manufacturers face emission restrictions under Labor
The Australian Financial Review
Mon 17 December, 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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Parliamentary report attacks $17b Westconnex project
9 News
Mon 17 December, 2018
A parliamentary committee is pushing for air filtration systems to be installed in Sydney tunnels to decrease pollution levels around surrounding schools and communities.
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WA names new energy minister, primes grid for 900MW renewables rush
Reneweconomy
Mon 17 December, 2018
Western Australia has opened up its grid for just under 1GW of new large-scale renewable energy projects, as it works to upgrade its network and catch up with the rest of Australia in the transition to low-carbon electricity generation. And it has appointed a new energy minister to shepherd the process.
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If climate science is so compelling, why make it up?
The Australian
Mon 17 December, 2018
Recent striking Melbourne, Sydney and Brisbane schoolchildren calling for Australian politicians to “take our futures seriously and treat climate change for what it is — a crisis” proves, yet again, this movement is political.
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Summit passes the buck in race to stop climate change
The Australian Financial Review
Mon 17 December, 2018
Katowice |Fractious climate change talks in Poland showed the limits of international action to limit global warming in a polarised world, putting the onus on individual governments, cities and communities to stop temperatures rising.
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Why aren't these bushfires a wake-up call?
The Courier Mail
Mon 17 December, 2018
I’m an ex-coal miner, and certainly no greenie or a radical, but as a firefighter I am on the frontline of climate change and I can see our governments are failing us, writes Craig Illingworth.
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Should we engineer the climate? A social scientist and natural scientist discuss
The Conversation
Mon 17 December, 2018
Rob Bellamy: 2018 has been a year of unprecedented weather extremes around the world. From the hottest temperatures ever recorded in Japan to the largest wildfire in the history of California, the frequency and intensity of such events have been made much more likely by human-induced climate change. They form part of a longer-term trend – observed in the past and projected into the future – that may soon make nations desperate enough to consider engineering the world’s climate deliberately in order to counteract the risks of climate change.
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Gupta flags float of Simec Zen Energy, solar + storage bid for Coalition tender
Reneweconomy
Mon 17 December, 2018
UK steel billionaire Sanjeev Gupta has flagged a possible float of the Simec Zen Energy business that will take the lead in his ambitious solar and storage program, and confirmed his company’s interest in bidding for the Coalition government’s controversial tender for new dispatchable generation.
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Readers left in dark on state daily's fracking interests
WAToday
Mon 17 December, 2018
The West Australian has repeatedly failed to disclose its owner’s billion-dollar investments in the oil and gas industry in its coverage of the state government’s mining policies.
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Paolo Bevilacqua on Frasers push for more green power
Architecture and Design
Mon 17 December, 2018
In this edition of Talking Architecture and Design, we speak with Paolo Bevilacqua, general manager, Sustainability and Real Utilities at Frasers Property Australia, on the increased focus on sustainability among developers, residential solar installations, community microgrids and Fraser’s green power push.
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Cambodia's biggest hydro dam now working
News.com.au
Mon 17 December, 2018
Cambodia's largest hydropower project has officially started work, boosting the country's electicity production by 20 per cent.
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NT News
The Advertiser
The Australian
The Courier Mail
The Daily Telegraph
The Gold Coast Bulletin
The Herald Sun
The Weekly Times
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Solar farms getting smaller, cheaper and smarter to overcome grid hurdles
Reneweconomy
Mon 17 December, 2018
At just 9MW, the Kanowna solar farm near Moree will not by any scope of imagination be the biggest solar farm in Australia. But it will likely be among the “smartest” solar farms in the country because of actions its developers are taking to deal with connection challenges and in preparation for battery storage.
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Curious Kids: how do people know what the weather will be?
The Conversation
Mon 17 December, 2018
The weather affects all of us every day and it’s very important for people like pilots, sailors and firefighters to know what weather they should expect. But how do we know what the weather will be like tomorrow or next week?
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