Issue date : Fri 12 April, 2019
Estimated Reading Time : 03 Min 03 Seconds
Number of items : 36
Josh Frydenberg on back foot over Adani at Kooyong election forum
The Guardian
Fri 12 April, 2019
Josh Frydenberg spent the first night of the election campaign defending the Coalition’s decision to approve the groundwater management plan for the Adani coalmine to a room of 600 voters in his electorate of Kooyong, where climate change has emerged as a key issue.
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PM rejects dept's electric vehicle target
SBS World News Australia
Fri 12 April, 2019
Prime Minister Scott Morrison says Environment Department officials were wrong to say the government is using an electric vehicle target of 25 to 50 per cent.
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Labor has a way to disrupt Adani, but has to keep Queenslanders happy
The Sydney Morning Herald
Fri 12 April, 2019
Environment officials say a Labor government could disrupt the proposed Adani coal mine by applying tough new scrutiny to the company's plan to pump billions of litres of water from a river in drought-stricken Queensland, as the issue flared on the first day of the federal election campaign.
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Adani yet to submit rail plans to Queensland Government
ABC News
Fri 12 April, 2019
With the Queensland Government facing mounting pressure by mining giant Adani to give final approvals for the proposed Carmichael mine, Premier Annastacia Palaszczuk has urged the company to fulfil its requirements and submit its outstanding rail plans.
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Rio puts Minerals Council on notice over coal and climate
The Australian Financial Review
Fri 12 April, 2019
Rio Tinto has threatened to walk away from the Minerals Council of Australia ahead of the imminent release of a more demanding protocol that will govern the Anglo-Australian miner’s future participation in industry associations.
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Climate litigation clouds gather
The Australian
Fri 12 April, 2019
BHP Billiton’s former top defence lawyer says the risk of climate change litigation against companies is increasing.
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Australia’s electricity grid can easily support electric cars – if we get smart
The Conversation
Fri 12 April, 2019
Following opposition leader Bill Shorten’s policy announcement that 50% of new cars will be electric by 2030, questions have been raised about the ability of the electricity grid to cope with the increased demand associated with a substantial increase in the use of electric vehicles.
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Australian surfers win David v Goliath battle against Chinese company in Fiji
The Sydney Morning Herald
Fri 12 April, 2019
After a legal struggle described as a David versus Goliath battle, two Australian surfers have helped halt a Chinese development accused of causing extensive environmental damage to a tropical island.
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Clues emerge in 'missing' ocean plastics conundrum
Yahoo News
Fri 12 April, 2019
It's a puzzle that has perplexed scientists for years: humanity dumps millions of tonnes of plastics into the world's oceans annually, yet only a tiny fraction remains visible on the surface.
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How to buy ethical chocolate eggs this Easter
SBS World News Australia
Fri 12 April, 2019
Of course the almighty set of Easter eggs you buy this year will be delectable. But will they be ethical and slavery-free?
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Climate, positivity in Greens' poll pitch
9 News
Thu 11 April, 2019
The Australian Greens have set their sights on climate change action, positivity in politics and the balance of power this election.
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The Canberra Times
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Adani: Labor accuses Coalition of using election to duck coalmine questions
The Guardian
Thu 11 April, 2019
Labor is building a case to review the approval of the Adani mine’s groundwater management plan, accusing the government of using the start of the election campaign to avoid scrutiny over whether environment minister Melissa Price’s decision was subject to interference.
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'Mathematically not achievable': Taylor slams Labor on carbon
The Australian Financial Review
Thu 11 April, 2019
Labor's 45 per cent emissions reductions targets in its climate policy are "mathematically not achievable" if heavy industry is to be exempted, meaning aluminium smelters, refineries and cement makers will be driven offshore, federal energy minister Angus Taylor said.
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Do not waste nature's 'capital': David Attenborough
Yahoo News
Thu 11 April, 2019
Overconsumption of the world's natural resources is unsustainably cutting into its ecological "capital," revered British naturalist David Attenborough warned Thursday.
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Former Greens leader Bob Brown to head anti-Adani convoy
The Sydney Morning Herald
Thu 11 April, 2019
Veteran conservationist Bob Brown will lead a convoy of hundreds of anti-Adani protesters to rally against its proposed coal mine in Queensland.
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Adani’s Carmichael coalmine: what happens next?
The Guardian
Thu 11 April, 2019
On Tuesday the government approved the groundwater plan for Adani’s Carmichael coalmine in central Queensland. It’s the latest development in the long fight over the mine proposals, which environmental campaigners have turned into a landmark decision on Australia’s climate change policies. Here’s what the latest decision means for the mine’s prospects.
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Electric vehicles: Could this be Scott Morrison’s Prince Philip moment?
Reneweconomy
Thu 11 April, 2019
When Labor strategists sat down a few weeks ago in front of a white board, “war-gaming” the potential response from the Coalition ahead of its soon-to-be-announced 50 per cent electric vehicle target, the last thing they expected was what they got.
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Renewables will dominate world’s energy needs, says global body
Reneweconomy
Thu 11 April, 2019
Renewable energy could become the dominant source of energy across the world, provide up to 86% of global power demand under a scenario in which deeper electrification means that electricity’s share of final energy consumption jumps from its current levels of 20% to 50% by 2050.
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‘Solar module efficiency of 40% can be reached’: Martin Green
Ecogeneration
Thu 11 April, 2019
Science never stands still and even Australia’s “father of photovoltaics”, University of NSW’s Professor Martin Green, predicts efficiency records for the technology he has dedicated his career to will keep being broken long into the future.
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GBCA to ramp up Green Star requirements
Architecture and Design
Thu 11 April, 2019
The Green Building Council of Australia (GBCA) is making a massive push towards net zero carbon buildings with new changes to its Green Star system.
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Hundreds of households set to get new bins in move to reduce landfill
The Age
Thu 11 April, 2019
Hundreds of households in the inner north are set to receive a third rubbish bin for food scraps under a wide-ranging Melbourne City Council plan to cut back on waste sent to landfill.
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