Issue date : Tue 6 August, 2019
Estimated Reading Time : 03 Min 13 Seconds
Number of items : 38
Gas ban inflating Victoria power prices
The Australian Financial Review
Tue 6 August, 2019
Victorians are suffering from high power bills because it costs six times more to pipe gas down from Queensland than to trasnport it within the state, according to figures from the Morrison government.
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BlackRock launches ESG global bond fund
Investor Daily
Tue 6 August, 2019
BlackRock’s Australian arm has partnered up with VicSuper to develop and launch its new unlisted iShares ESG Global Bond Index Fund, with the companies reporting increased demand from Australian investors for sustainable products.
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Israeli fund taps super to invest for impact
The Australian
Tue 6 August, 2019
OurCrowd is in active discussions with local superannuation funds about backing its new tech-focused impact investment fund.
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50 million years needed for NZ’s lost birds to recover
Cosmos
Tue 6 August, 2019
Researchers have developed a new way to quantify the impact of human activity on other species – and they have used it to estimate that it would take 50 million years for the unique bird fauna of New Zealand (NZ) to return to pre-human levels of diversity.
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Local business saves 85,000 single-use bowls
ProBono Australia News
Tue 6 August, 2019
Next time you eat takeaway food in Melbourne, enjoy your meal in a returnable stainless steel bowl designed by a local business that City of Melbourne supported with a small business grant.
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Mining approvals set for 12-month review
9 News
Mon 5 August, 2019
Federal Resources Minister Matt Canavan has declared mining projects should not face Adani-style delays after announcing a review of environmental approvals.
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7 News
News.com.au
The Australian
The Canberra Times
The Daily Telegraph
The Geelong Advertiser
The Herald Sun
The Mercury
Yahoo News
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WA Premier Mark McGowan won’t push climate change link to beach erosion
The West Australian
Mon 5 August, 2019
Premier Mark McGowan says he will not push the Federal Government to take stronger action on carbon emissions to combat the growing problem of coastal erosion in Perth, despite admitting the problem is linked to climate change.
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'Environmental bastardry': Looser grassland controls slammed
The Sydney Morning Herald
Mon 5 August, 2019
The Berejiklian government has quietly altered rules for managing grasslands in the state's south just weeks after a scientific committee deemed them to be critically endangered, a move which has been blasted by environmental groups.
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The Age
The Brisbane Times
WAToday
NZ unveils climate plan to strengthen price on carbon, adoption of EVs
Reneweconomy
Mon 5 August, 2019
The Ardern government in New Zealand has unveiled the country’s Climate Action Plan, its response to a Productivity Commission inquiry that found a transition to a strong zero-carbon economy is achievable with the right policies in place.
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ACSI: Companies improve ESG reporting but investors still need more
Investment Magazine
Mon 5 August, 2019
Last year a record number of listed companies received shareholder resolutions seeking increased disclosure. Most of these concerned climate-change and they attracted unprecedented levels of investor support. It’s clear there is growing demand for information about ESG risks and opportunities. Our latest review of ESG reporting shows that companies are responding, but investors still face issues with the availability and comparability of data.
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Why solar, wind and EVs will be the death of the petroleum industry
Reneweconomy
Mon 5 August, 2019
A stunning new report from French-based global banking group BNP Paribas signals the death toll for the petrol industry – a mixture of solar, wind and electric vehicles can deliver more than six times the “mobility” returns on each dollar invested than oil.
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Construction starts at Yandin wind farm, set to be WA’s biggest
Reneweconomy
Mon 5 August, 2019
Alinta Energy has announced that construction has commenced at the Yandin wind farm, which is set to become the State’s largest wind project tapping into some of Australia’s best wind resources.
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West Wyalong solar farm gets green light to connect to NSW grid
Reneweconomy
Mon 5 August, 2019
Plans to build a 70MW solar and battery power station near West Wyalong in the New South Wales Riverina region have cleared the final development hurdle, after getting the go-ahead to connect to the local grid.
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New Chinese electric SUV has more doors than seats
News.com.au
Mon 5 August, 2019
New Chinese car brands have a reputation for pushing the limits and this latest example goes further than any other and looks strikingly similar to another electric SUV.
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Shark nets catching non-target species
The Sydney Morning Herald
Mon 5 August, 2019
Nets at popular NSW beaches were almost 20 times as likely to ensnare a non-targeted animal such as a turtle or dolphin than a large shark, with many of the trapped animals on the threatened species list, new data shows.
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The Age
The Brisbane Times
WAToday
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Ecological land grab: food vs fuel vs forests
Yahoo News
Mon 5 August, 2019
The overlapping crises of climate change, mass species extinction, and an unsustainable global food system are on a collision course towards what might best be called an ecological land grab.
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Barcelona residents kick up stink
7 News
Mon 5 August, 2019
Barcelona's beaches might be best known for their bars and nightlife, but they also have a reputation for something more pernicious - unpleasant smells from rubbish, sewage, and factory emissions.
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The Canberra Times
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