Issue date : Thu 8 August, 2019
Estimated Reading Time : 03 Min 34 Seconds
Number of items : 42
CBA flags a coal exit that's already been made
The Australian Financial Review
Thu 8 August, 2019
Australia's most tone deaf bank heeds the clarion on climate. Fortunately, CBA’s thermal coal production and consumption cycle already sits pretty much meaningless to Australia’s biggest bank.
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BHP faces fresh calls to quit Minerals Council ahead of pro-coal ad blitz
The Guardian
Thu 8 August, 2019
Mining giant BHP is facing renewed pressure to abandon its membership of the Minerals Council of Australia after it was revealed the lobby group is directly involved in an upcoming multimillion-dollar pro-coal advertising blitz.
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Big money starts to dump stocks that pose climate risks
The Australian Financial Review
Thu 8 August, 2019
London | This year, one of Meryam Omi's deputies at Legal & General Investment Management sat down with board members and managers from Exxon Mobil to discuss how the oil giant could address climate change. LGIM, which manages about $US1.3 trillion ($1.9 trillion), is one of Exxon's top 20 shareholders.
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Hydrogen cars: a renewable alternative to electric cars? Tesla beware!
Energy Matters
Thu 8 August, 2019
In June in Sydney, Energy Matters went to the Australian Energy Storage conference and spoke to Ian McLachlan who is Senior Low Emission Site Specialist at Toyota, and learned a lot about Hydrogen powered vehicles! It’s really fascinating.
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Sick of seagulls stealing your chips? Just stare them down
GoodFood
Thu 8 August, 2019
Britain's seaside towns are at war with their seagulls, urging visitors not to feed the birds in an effort to stop them snatching titbits like potato chips from tourists' hands.
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Crisis as garbage mountains grow taller
The Australian
Wed 7 August, 2019
China’s tough stance on re­cyclables has seen a shift in Australia’s waste exports, with monthly exports to Bangladesh up 270 per cent in the past year.
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Massive warehouses filled with recyclable materials that no one wants
The Age
Thu 8 August, 2019
It is the massive pile of recyclable materials, spread in warehouses across Melbourne's north-western industrial suburbs, that the state government appears to not know what to do with.
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The Brisbane Times
The Sydney Morning Herald
WAToday
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AER sues four wind farm companies over South Australian blackout
Reneweconomy
Wed 7 August, 2019
The Australian Energy Regulator has begun court proceedings against four of Australia’s largest wind farm companies over the role of wind farms in the 2016 South Australian blackout that left 850,000 homes and businesses without power as the entire state experienced a “system black”.
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Power giant AGL fights back over wind farm blackout 'failure' claims
The Age
Wed 7 August, 2019
Australia's largest power generator, AGL, has pledged to vigorously defend itself after it and other wind farm operators were sued over the dramatic 2016 South Australian blackout that cut power to 850,000 homes and businesses.
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The Brisbane Times
The Sydney Morning Herald
WAToday
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Cash for drink containers scheme would cost taxpayers $9 million
The Age
Wed 7 August, 2019
A cash-for-cans and bottles scheme to combat Victoria’s recycling crisis would cost the state government $9 million over four years, according to the state's own Parliamentary Budget Office.
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Nations agree landmark UN climate report after marathon talks
Yahoo News
Wed 7 August, 2019
Negotiators from 195 countries on Wednesday finalised the most comprehensive scientific assessment yet of how the land we live off affects climate change, after marathon talks in Geneva, sources told AFP.
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Brazil government slams 'sensationalist' deforestation data
Yahoo News
Wed 7 August, 2019
Brazil's environment minister said on Tuesday data showing surging deforestation in the Amazon was "sensationalist," as the government faces scrutiny over destruction of the rainforest seen as vital to combating climate change.
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Climate change is a national security issue
The Interpreter
Wed 7 August, 2019
If only a minister of the Morrison government would be as forthright in identifying climate change as a massive destabilising force in Australia’s region as the Chief of the Defence Force Angus Campbell has been.
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Should Australia be investing in nuclear energy?
Lens
Wed 7 August, 2019
The Australian government is launching an inquiry into the possibility of building a nuclear power industry in Australia. Some will see this as a good thing – another low-carbon tool in the toolbox that we need to combat climate change; others will see it as a dangerous path to go down with the (difficult to quantify) risks of a nuclear accident and issues around dealing with radioactive waste.
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Minister should quit over botched solar rebate scheme
The Age
Wed 7 August, 2019
If you cling to the idea that there is anything other than a vague sense of ministerial responsibility in state politics in Victoria, then consider the Minister for Energy, Environment and Climate Change and Minister for Solar Homes, Lily D’Ambrosio.
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Journalist Chris Uhlmann reported to watchdog for energy outage
The Daily Telegraph
Wed 7 August, 2019
Award-winning TV reporter Chris Uhlmann has revealed he was reported to a broadcaster watchdog for the “crime” of questioning whether South Australia’s blackout was caused by the state’s reliance on renewables.
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The Herald Sun
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Fossil fuel holdings cost BlackRock investors $90bn
Financial Standard
Wed 7 August, 2019
BlackRock has lost more than US$90 billion ($133bn) by investing in fossil fuel-dependent companies over the last decade, a new report criticising the world's largest fund manager about its failure to manage climate risk shows.
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Commonwealth Bank warns climate change could slash farm productivity
The Sydney Morning Herald
Wed 7 August, 2019
Climate change could slash the viability of farms in some parts of Australia over the next forty years as rainfall totals shrivel and days of heat stress increase, the Commonwealth Bank said in a new report.
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The Age
The Brisbane Times
WAToday
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Don’t Buy. Don’t Supply. Say Why.
ProBono Australia News
Wed 7 August, 2019
Greenpeace Australia Pacific CEO David Ritter offers three clear steps every workplace can take to help get fossil fuels out of our economy, as part of a series on Fighting Global Warming in your Workplace.
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Finley solar farm starts sending power to NSW grid
Reneweconomy
Wed 7 August, 2019
Days after the 70MW West Wyalong solar and battery project got the all-clear to connect to the grid in the New South Wales Riverina region, the nearby 175MW DC (133MW AC) Finley Solar Farm is starting to show signs of activity on the National Electricity Market.
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Victorians cashing in on NSW Return and Earn scheme as recycling crisis bites
ABC News
Wed 7 August, 2019
Almost two years since China announced it would effectively stop being a dumping ground for the world's waste, Victoria's recycling system has been plunged further into chaos after the state's largest kerbside recycling company was declared insolvent in the Supreme Court.
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Could Mexico cactus solve world's plastics problem?
Yahoo News
Wed 7 August, 2019
Mexico's prickly pear cactus, which is emblazoned on the country's flag, could soon play a new and innovative role in the production of biodegradable plastics.
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Australia calls international expert to help fight food waste
Food Processing
Wed 7 August, 2019
The Fight Food Waste Cooperative Research Centre (CRC), Woolworths and Food Innovation Australia Limited (FIAL) have partnered to seek help from sustainable food systems expert Mark Barthel. The collaboration hopes that Barthel’s expertise will help Australia address its $20 billion/year food waste problem.
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Behind The Cover: Host/Havas tackle climate change
AdNews
Wed 7 August, 2019
The creative contingent of adland is the beating heart of the industry. To fully embrace this, and with a mission to create awesome and inspiring covers, each month AdNews hand-picks an agency to work its magic.
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