Issue date : Wed 4 September, 2019
Estimated Reading Time : 04 Min 35 Seconds
Number of items : 54
Queensland funds transmission link to Kidston pumped hydro project
Reneweconomy
Wed 4 September, 2019
Genex Power’s landmark Kidston Pumped Hydro project has received a major boost, with the Queensland government pledging to tip $132 million into construction of a transmission line, linking the renewables hub with the main grid.
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'Extremely sceptical': Atlassian billionaire Cannon-Brookes puts the heat on BHP over climate action
The Age
Wed 4 September, 2019
Mining giant BHP is facing a fresh push from investors, including Mike Cannon-Brookes' private investment vehicle, to suspend its memberships of business groups accused by activists of undermining the Paris climate change goals.
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The Brisbane Times
The Sydney Morning Herald
WAToday
Tasmania wind farm delivers Australia renewables target. But what’s next?
Reneweconomy
Wed 4 September, 2019
The Clean Energy Regulator has declared Australia’s 2020 renewable energy target to be officially met, after the Cattle Hill wind project in Tasmania took the total amount of committed wind, solar and other renewable projects to more than 6,400MW.
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How to fight farm pests
The Weekly Times
Wed 4 September, 2019
THE top offenders on Victoria’s pest list are rabbits and foxes.
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Climate crisis: Oceans and polar zones set to unleash hell
The Daily Telegraph
Wed 4 September, 2019
Humanity should brace itself for some serious blowback over this century and beyond from the oceans and Earth’s frozen zones, known as the cryosphere, according to the draft of a major UN report.
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News.com.au
NT News
The Courier Mail
The Geelong Advertiser
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Slow-crawling Dorian a new kind of threat
Yahoo News
Wed 4 September, 2019
After devastating the Bahamas, Dorian is continuing its long crawl toward the southeast US with slightly weakened winds. So what has made this relatively small hurricane so destructive?
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Canavan cold on the push for nuclear power
The Australian Financial Review
Tue 3 September, 2019
Resources Minister Matt Canavan has hosed down the prospect of nuclear power helping solve the nation's energy woes, saying the disposal of low-level radioactive waste was already a problem.
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Tonnes of recycling to landfill despite government $10m rescue package
The Age
Tue 3 September, 2019
Thousands of tonnes of recycling, separated by Victorian residents and given to failed recycler SKM by councils, will be dumped in the tip despite a $10 million loan from the Andrews government to help sort out the mess.
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The Brisbane Times
The Sydney Morning Herald
WAToday
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Palmerston alderman calls for war against waste in blocked waterways
NT News
Tue 3 September, 2019
A PALMERSTON alderman has called upon council officers to look into waste diversion tactics, after local residents recovered 43kg of rubbish, which was blocking a local drain
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The Daily Telegraph
The Geelong Advertiser
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WA EPA delays its new emissions guidelines
The Australian Financial Review
Tue 3 September, 2019
The WA Environmental Protection Authority has pushed back its timetable for releasing new emissions guidelines to early next year after shelving moves to introduce a net zero emissions approval regime in March in the face of a backlash from the resources industry.
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The angry activists and their own goals
The Australian Financial Review
Tue 3 September, 2019
In the mind of the campaigner, the cause can never be unrighteous. The ambivalence of the majority is indifferent to the zeal of the individual activist, who can only see in black and white. This is the first and worst crime of cause marketing and activist campaigns, which pursue profile over impact and risk harming their causes.
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Here’s how climate change is already killing us
The New Daily
Tue 3 September, 2019
Climate change is already killing us and will continue to cause more deaths in Australia if we don’t mitigate the growing emergency, the Australian Medical Association has warned.
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Australian companies are urging workers to walk off job for climate action
SBS World News Australia
Tue 3 September, 2019
A growing number of Australian companies, including tech giant Atlassian, want workers to strike on 20 September – in the hope of getting corporate Australia serious on climate change.
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‘Social enterprise is a verb. It is not a noun.’
ProBono Australia News
Tue 3 September, 2019
The aim of social enterprise is to build a social value marketplace, it is not another means of doing corporate social responsibility, says a global social enterprise expert.
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Cbus earmarks $530 million for low carbon assets
The Australian Financial Review
Tue 3 September, 2019
Cbus Super Fund head of debt Linda Cunningham says the fund's investment committee has earmarked 1 per cent of its $50 billion funds under management for "climate-change initiatives".
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American business leaders seek to redefine the purpose of a corporation
ProBono Australia News
Tue 3 September, 2019
The B Corp community is urging major companies to consider changing their governance structures to better balance profit and purpose, after some of the world’s most powerful CEOs pledged to focus on more than simply maximising returns for their shareholders.
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Australia’s green bond issuance tops $15 billion
ProBono Australia News
Tue 3 September, 2019
Australia issued $15.6 billion in green bonds as of the end of June, yet there is a pipeline of more than 400 green infrastructure investment projects, according to the Climate Bonds Initiative.
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Australia to hit 2020 large-scale renewables target 'ahead of schedule'
WAToday
Tue 3 September, 2019
Unprecedented investment in large wind and solar power projects has put Australia on track to meet the federal government's 2020 large-scale renewable energy target.
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The Age
The Brisbane Times
The Sydney Morning Herald
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No coal, no petrol, no gas: Australia’s energy future
The New Daily
Tue 3 September, 2019
No more petrol or diesel vehicles. Coal-fired power stations will disappear from the landscape. Gas will die. Even the humble servo will be no more.
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Amid private jet furore, Prince Harry backs travel sustainability project
The Sydney Morning Herald
Tue 3 September, 2019
Amsterdam: Britain's Prince Harry, who himself has come in for criticism for using private jets, has announced a new tourism initiative on Tuesday to transform global travel so it becomes more sustainable.
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The Age
The Brisbane Times
WAToday
'It's scary': wildlife selfies harming animals, experts warn
The Guardian
Tue 3 September, 2019
At the International Penguin Conference in New Zealand, the experts were worried. Among sobering discussions about the perils of the climate crisis and habitat loss, the unlikely issue of wildlife selfies photobombed the agenda, with increasing concern that the celebrity-fuelled search for that perfect shot is affecting animal behaviour.
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One billion cockroaches coming soon to an urban farm near you
The Fifth Estate
Tue 3 September, 2019
If the idea of millions of cockroaches squirming around in a confined space freaks you out, perhaps you’d better not read on. They are part of the vertical farming revolution, a solution to feeding the planet without trashing it.
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