Issue date : Wed 28 August, 2019
Estimated Reading Time : 03 Min 34 Seconds
Number of items : 42
Scott Morrison says China needs to start cutting emissions
The Australian
Wed 28 August, 2019
Scott Morrison has signalled China needs to start curtailing its carbon pollution, saying “emissions don’t have nationalities” and international rules need to keep pace with “where the emissions are coming from” to avoid the consequences of climate change.
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Federal Coalition is white-anting Australia’s electricity governance
Reneweconomy
Wed 28 August, 2019
The Federal Coalition government is undermining its own executive and industry efforts by refusing to get behind the Australian Energy Market Operator’s Integrated System Plan and refusing to call a COAG Energy Council meeting.
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What agencies can do to address the climate emergency
AdNews
Wed 28 August, 2019
In the face of insufficient action, climate change has become a climate emergency. Perhaps the biggest reason for this crisis is our failure to adapt our communications.
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Nuclear debate without hysterics
The Australian
Wed 28 August, 2019
People traditionally have held visceral views on nuclear energy, but climate concerns just may be the game-changer in the nuclear debate.
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Something fishy? PwC farewells Minerals Council’s COAL21
The Sydney Morning Herald
Wed 28 August, 2019
So long and thanks for all the fish. That’s the departing message for the Minerals Council-related outfit COAL21 from PwC, who after being paid handsomely for their consulting work have ditched the coal outfit.
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The Age
The Brisbane Times
WAToday
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Regulator sues South Australia’s biggest gas unit over role in blackouts
Reneweconomy
Tue 27 August, 2019
The Australian Energy Regulator (AER) says it has commenced proceedings in the Federal Court against the owners of the biggest single gas generation unit in South Australia, Pelican Point, for alleged breaches of the National Electricity Rules in the controversial blackouts that hit the state in February 2019.
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Labor says electric cars 'unstoppable' and Coalition wants to make Australia 'like Cuba'
The Guardian
Tue 27 August, 2019
The shadow climate change minister, Mark Butler, has doubled down on the need for policy to drive the transition to electric vehicles in Australia, arguing electrification is “unstoppable” and declaring Australia will become like Cuba if the Coalition continues to obstruct progress.
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Dodgy waste companies warned before 'raids'
The Age
Tue 27 August, 2019
Companies stockpiling toxic waste were warned before their sites were inspected, giving the "rogue" operators time to move the rubbish or hide it.
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The Sydney Morning Herald
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Brazil rejects G7 offer of $US20m Amazon fires aid, accuses West of treating it like a 'colony'
ABC News
Tue 27 August, 2019
Brazil's government has said it will reject an offer of $US20 million ($30 million) in aid from G7 countries to help tackle fires in the Amazon.
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Climate policy more than divesting: UniSuper
Financial Standard
Tue 27 August, 2019
Discussing the impact of climate change on super funds at the FSC Summit this morning, UniSuper chief investment officer John Pearce has said simply divesting certain holdings is not an effective strategy.
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Qube releases sustainability report
Prime Mover
Tue 27 August, 2019
Qube is committed to sustainability which is central to its business strategy to be Australia’s leading provider of integrated logistics solutions focused on import and export supply chains.
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South Australia “an example to the world” of how to move beyond baseload
Reneweconomy
Tue 27 August, 2019
South Australia – now generating more than 50 per cent of its electricity needs from wind and solar – is an example to the rest of Australia, and the world, on how grids can move beyond “baseload” and transition to low emissions grid dominated by renewables.
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Major infrastructure asset owners commit to emissions targets
Infrastructure Magazine
Tue 27 August, 2019
Asset owners across Australia including Melbourne Airport, Brisbane Airport, Northern Territory Airports (Darwin Airport and other NT airports), Ausgrid, NSW Ports (Botany and Kembla), the Port of Brisbane, and Southern Cross Station in Melbourne, have committed to emissions reductions targets to 2030 and beyond.
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Amazon fires dwarfed by the blazes burning across Africa
News.com.au
Tue 27 August, 2019
While thousands of fires in the Amazon have sparked a global outcry, a similar scenario in Africa has gone almost unnoticed. But there is a key difference, say experts.
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The Advertiser
The Herald Sun
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Ridd and the growers: Reef science challenged
The Weekly Times
Tue 27 August, 2019
IN recent weeks we have witnessed a public debate on the accuracy of reef science and the real condition of the Great Barrier Reef.
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WorkSafe brings in security guards to patrol toxic chemical stockpiles
The Herald Sun
Tue 27 August, 2019
Twenty-four-hour security has been installed at a dozen Melbourne sites filled with illegally dumped toxic chemicals to prevent catastrophic fires, and taxpayers are the ones paying up.
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The Geelong Advertiser
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