Issue date : Wed 19 December, 2018
Estimated Reading Time : 04 Min 40 Seconds
Number of items : 55
EU agrees CO2 cuts of 37.5 per cent by 2030
Motoring
Mon 30 November, -0001
European car-makers are reeling following an agreement by the European Union to cut CO2 emissions from cars by 37.5 per cent and from vans by 31 per cent by 2030.
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ALP sits on green time bomb with climate change plan
The West Australian
Wed 19 December, 2018
Not for the first time, the United Nations’ annual climate change talks spluttered to an inconclusive finish on Monday after two angst-filled weeks.
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AEMO sets up new technical division to help navigate clean energy transition
Reneweconomy
Wed 19 December, 2018
The Australian Energy Market Operator is creating a new technical division to focus on system design and engineering as it navigates the clean energy transition, and has appointed the former CSIRO energy chief Alex Wonhas to be the division’s inaugural chief officer.
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Watch: the deconstructed reef
Cosmos
Wed 19 December, 2018
At a purpose-built $45 million facility, Australian scientists are simulating the delicate and complex relationships that form the ecology of the Great Barrier Reef.
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No-guilt fishing is here: WA company invents plastic-free bait system
WAToday
Wed 19 December, 2018
A West Australian company has developed new burley and lobster bait boxes to let anglers and crayfishers go plastic-free, paving the way for cleaner fishing in a plastic-filled world.
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The Age
The Brisbane Times
The Canberra Times
The Sydney Morning Herald
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The sustainable sneaker every fashion girl and celebrity will be wearing in 2019
Vogue Australia
Wed 19 December, 2018
Veja sneakers are nothing new. In fact, way back in 2004 co-founders Sebastien Kopp and François-Ghislain Morillion were pioneering the future for sustainable footwear, travelling all over the world to find the right materials to craft the perfect sustainable sneaker. Lightyears ahead of their peers, Veja shoes have been a sort of under-the-radar secret for an in-the-know customer for over a decade. But 2018 changed everything.
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Christmas weather around Australia’s capital cities
News.com.au
Wed 19 December, 2018
Christmas is just around the corner and forecasters have firmed up on their predictions for what the festive weather gods have in store.
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The Advertiser
The Courier Mail
The Gold Coast Bulletin
The Herald Sun
'Sunny across the state': Victoria is set for a warm, dry Christmas
The Age
Wed 19 December, 2018
After a tumultuous month of weather that has seen raging bushfires and flash floods, relieved Victorians are set to enjoy a warm, dry and sunny Christmas day.
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The Brisbane Times
The Canberra Times
The Sydney Morning Herald
WAToday
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'Filling holes in budget': state accused of diverting climate cash
The Sydney Morning Herald
Tue 18 December, 2018
The Berejiklian government has been accused of diverting money from the state's Climate Change Fund to cover projects unrelated to its original mandate.
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The Age
The Brisbane Times
The Canberra Times
WAToday
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Gladys Berejiklian splits from 'out of touch' Scott Morrison on energy, targets net zero emissions
The Australian Financial Review
Tue 18 December, 2018
The NSW Coalition government of Gladys Berejiklian said the Morrison government was "out of touch" on energy and climate policy and needed to change course to target net zero carbon emissions by 2050.
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Coalition has an energy vision: No more renewables, or emission cuts, before 2030
Reneweconomy
Tue 18 December, 2018
The Coalition government has effectively confirmed what is already suspected – that it expects no further investment in large scale renewables, and no more significant emissions cuts – from 2022 all the way through to 2030, should it stay in power.
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News.com.au
Govt blasted over emissions target claims
NT News
Perthnow
The Advertiser
The Australian
The Courier Mail
The Daily Telegraph
The Geelong Advertiser
The Gold Coast Bulletin
The Mercury
The Herald Sun
The West Australian
Yahoo!7 News
Our last best chance to stop runaway climate change
Pursuit
Tue 18 December, 2018
After two weeks of negotiations at COP24, almost 200 countries have now agreed on a ‘rule book’ to enforce the Paris Agreement on climate change
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The fossil fuel era is coming to an end, but the lawsuits are just beginning
The Conversation
Tue 18 December, 2018
“Coal is dead.” These are not the words of a Greenpeace activist or left-wing politician, but of Jim Barry, the global head of the infrastructure investment group at Blackrock — the world’s largest asset manager. Barry made this statement in 2017, but the writing has been on the wall for longer than that.
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Santos to convert 56 crude oil pumps to 100% solar and battery storage
Reneweconomy
Tue 18 December, 2018
Australian oil and gas major Santos has unveiled plans to convert 56 of its remote crude oil beam pumps to 100 per cent solar and battery storage, in the surest and perhaps most ironic sign yet that renewable energy is the cheapest – and not just the cleanest – way forward for all walks of industry.
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Hydrogen: Has its time come?
Pursuit
Tue 18 December, 2018
The promise of a hydrogen economy has waxed and waned, but the falling cost of renewable energy could be the game changer that makes hydrogen fuel economic
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More solar power for NSW as export coal industry still adding to budget coffers
The Newcastle Herald
Tue 18 December, 2018
VALES Point power station owner Delta Electricity will buy more than half the output of a big new solar project being built at Griffith in a deal that both sides describe as an example of traditional generation and renewables working together.
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How designers are ignoring climate with their concrete, glass and steel
The Fifth Estate
Tue 18 December, 2018
Beauty still trumps sustainability for many critics of the built environment, despite the looming threat of climate change outlined in the latest IPCC report. Michael Mobbs reminds us that it’s very possible, and preferable, to do both at once.
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Australia’s first carbon neutral commercial building
Architecture and Design
Tue 18 December, 2018
Frasers Property has achieved a first for commercial buildings in Australia. The developer’s Building F in Rhodes Corporate Office Park has been certified carbon neutral (base building) by NABERS against the Australian Government’s National Carbon Offset Standard (NCOS) for Buildings, for the period of 01/10/2017 to 30/09/2018.
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Public transport funding, now for the good news
The Fifth Estate
Tue 18 December, 2018
As Australia heads to another two important elections in 2019, NSW and federal, the issue of population growth and infrastructure is increasingly dominating the public discourse. In this latest edition in our transport series, we look at how major cities of Sydney, Melbourne, Perth and Brisbane are dealing with the building and the finance elements of the challenge.
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From the bottom of the lake: a timber story from Tasmania
The Fifth Estate
Tue 18 December, 2018
Andrew Morgan and David Wise run a company that operated in the Tasmanian forest industries. Now, in addition to its “management of plantation assets,” his company is also rescuing their drowned trunks and restoring them to new life.
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Australian water treatment start-up Infinite Water saving lives in Bangladesh
The Australian Financial Review
Tue 18 December, 2018
An unlikely group of scientists, consultants, a property entrepreneur and a businessman who found himself on the wrong side of Chinese law has joined forces to help provide rural communities in developing nations with clean drinking water, scoring their first trial with the Bangladesh government.
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How to reduce your environmental footprint this holiday season
Triple J Hack
Tue 18 December, 2018
Earlier this year, Hack legend Jo Lauder took up the challenge of cutting out all single-use plastic for a month. She set the bar high, and it's forced the whole team to rethink how much waste we generate.
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Sustainable seafood for the silly season
Particle
Tue 18 December, 2018
The holiday season is fast approaching, and for many West Australians, seafood is part of the big Christmas spread. But what seafood should we be choosing if we want to support a more sustainable WA fishery?
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