Issue date : Tue 22 October, 2019
Estimated Reading Time : 04 Min 35 Seconds
Number of items : 54
Sydney mayor unveils $60m renewables plan
News.com.au
Tue 22 October, 2019
The City of Sydney has unveiled a $60 million renewable energy plan that would see council meet all its electricity needs using only wind and solar power.
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How is the global market for impact investing developing?
ProBono Australia News
Tue 22 October, 2019
Earlier this month, over 1,000 impact investors gathered in Amsterdam’s Beurs van Berlage – a historic building which housed the Netherlands’ first commodity exchange – for the Global Impact Investment Network’s (GIIN) 2019 Investor Forum.
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‘Industry is watching’: REST climate action case to test super
Investor Daily
Tue 22 October, 2019
The current climate risk litigation against retail industry fund REST will scrutinise standards around prudence and transparency for the superannuation industry before the courts, the lawyer leading the claim has told Investor Daily.
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Australia has plenty of gas, but our bills are ridiculous. The market is broken
The Conversation
Tue 22 October, 2019
Right now, two projects have been proposed to import gas from overseas to supply eastern Australia. This is an absurd prospect. Australia is a resource-rich country, and exports more gas than any other nation. Why then, would we need to ship it in?
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Industry and community collaborate on award-winning mini-grid project
Infrastructure Magazine
Tue 22 October, 2019
The trifecta of tumbling costs, climate change and a yearning to reclaim power is drawing many people and communities globally to consider how they might embrace a true low-carbon, renewable energy future. Yackandandah, in north east Victoria, is one such place. Residents have set an ambitious and unambiguous target to transition to 100 per cent renewable energy by the year 2022.
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Meet the cunning toad viper
Cosmos
Tue 22 October, 2019
You’d reckon a story about an amphibian mimicking a snake likely would be on the small side. Something like: fingernail-sized frog avoids foot-long snake.
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What is being done about the risk of PFAS contamination?
ABC News
Tue 22 October, 2019
Concern around the extent of PFAS contamination in Australia has been raised after American activist Erin Brockovich warned the government needed to act quickly to prevent the spread of the toxic chemical.
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Carlsberg moves to create paper beer bottle
Food & Beverage
Tue 22 October, 2019
Carlsberg Group is trying to create the world’s first ‘paper’ beer bottle made from sustainably sourced wood fibres that is both 100 per cent bio-based and fully recyclable.
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This Is The Sustainable Fashion Brand To Have On Your Radar This Season
Marie Claire
Tue 22 October, 2019
One of the biggest words flung around fashion month this season was 'sustainable' with the industry's biggest power players, we're talking the likes of Gucci, Burberry and Gabriela Hearst, proudly showcasing their first ever carbon neutral collections across all four capitals.
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Mugler Fragrance Is Leading The Way In Responsible Packaging
Marie Claire
Tue 22 October, 2019
As environmental and ethical issues have risen to the top consumer interests, brands are stepping up their efforts to meet these demands. Recently, Mugler announced that Australian customers could refill their old fragrance bottles, helping to minimise waste by reusing old bottles instead of customers throwing them away. Mugler are also aiming to develop alcohol used in perfumes in a more sustainable way.
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This is the single most eco-friendly thing you can do while traveling
Vogue Australia
Tue 22 October, 2019
Throughout history, many wise people have eloquently extolled the virtues of travel. American author Mark Twain wrote that, “Travel is fatal to prejudice, bigotry and narrow-mindedness and many of our people need it sorely on these accounts.” The creator of Huckleberry Fin is also responsible for this little bon-voyage gem: “Broad, wholesome, charitable views of men and things cannot be acquired by vegetating in one little corner of the earth all of one’s lifetime.”
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Melbourne to swelter under new climate projections
The Age
Tue 22 October, 2019
Melbourne’s maximum daily temperatures are expected to rise as much as 1.6 degrees by 2030, and could increase up to 2.7 degrees just two decades later if global emissions remain high.
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Morrison’s flimsy climate plan laid bare in strained Senate hearings
Reneweconomy
Mon 21 October, 2019
Officials from the Department of Environment and Energy have told a Senate estimates hearing that Australia is likely to be the only country to use surplus units from the Kyoto Protocol, which ends in 2020, to meet its Paris Agreement targets in 2030.
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Climate emergency demands change of course
News.com.au
Mon 21 October, 2019
Declaring a climate emergency would be an opportunity for Australia's parliament to "change course" on how it grapples with climate change, Labor argues.
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Labor fails to support own climate emergency appeal
The Courier Mail
Mon 21 October, 2019
Only five Labor MPs showed up in Parliament to support a party-led climate emergency declaration - and none of them were from Queensland.
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NSW councils declare climate emergency
Insurance News
Mon 21 October, 2019
Local councils in NSW have voted to declare a climate emergency and will urge state and federal governments to develop climate risk standards, such as providing more renewable energy for all new infrastructure and property projects.
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QBE quits BCA, big banks urged to follow
The Australian Financial Review
Mon 21 October, 2019
General insurer QBE has dropped its membership of the Business Council of Australia, in another blow for the under-fire lobbying group.
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ICA chief issues climate change warning
Insurance News
Mon 21 October, 2019
Climate change could lead to parts of the country becoming uninsurable, Insurance Council of Australia (ICA) President Richard Enthoven has warned.
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Experts: Insurers need to get a grip over climate exposure
Insurance Business
Mon 21 October, 2019
An industry expert believes that while insurance companies – particularly property underwriters – have managed to stay afloat despite the most recent string of natural calamities, they could still end up with unexpected losses if they fail to get a proper grip on their exposure.
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Axis Capital quits coal, oil sands
Insurance News
Mon 21 October, 2019
Specialty lines insurer Axis Capital will stop underwriting and investing in businesses involved with the coal and oil sands-related industries in January.
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Anti-Adani protesters take campaign to Lloyd's
Insurance News
Mon 21 October, 2019
Lloyd’s has confirmed it is “not involved currently in any way” with the Adani coal mine after activists against the central Queensland project staged a peaceful protest at its Sydney office last week.
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The man who helped ban nuclear has second thoughts
The Australian Financial Review
Mon 21 October, 2019
Twenty-one years after the Federal Parliament banned nuclear power, one of the senators responsible would like Australia to have another look at the energy source.
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Distributed solar to lead global renewables surge, as costs fall another third
Reneweconomy
Mon 21 October, 2019
Australia is expected to take a lead role in the global surge in the uptake of distributed solar, according to a new report from the International Energy Agency, as costs fall by another one-third over the next five years and offer significant savings to conventional grid-sourced power supplies.
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Rooftop solar pushes South Australia grid demand to new record low
Reneweconomy
Mon 21 October, 2019
Rooftop solar has helped push operational grid demand in the renewable state of South Australia down to a new record low of 475MW, according to a new update from the Australian Energy Market Operator.
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Renewables use only fraction of minerals used for fossil fuel generation
Reneweconomy
Mon 21 October, 2019
Renewable energy generation technology uses just a fraction of the minerals used for fossil fuel power generation – and particularly for coal power – a new report from the International Energy Agency has shown.
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Most of world’s coal power stations must close by 2030 to meet Paris target
Reneweconomy
Mon 21 October, 2019
Governments will need to close most of the world’s coal-fired power stations by 2030, and place a halt on the construction of new coal generators, if there is any hope to successfully limit global warming to around 1.5°C, according to new research published in Nature Communications.
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Environmental homes of the future revealed
The West Australian
Mon 21 October, 2019
East Village at Knutsford is set to become Fremantle’s most sustainable new address.
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Red tape stalls sea lion endangered status
7 News
Mon 21 October, 2019
The vulnerable Australian sea lion may not be listed as endangered under local laws due to issues with modelling the animal's numbers.
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Could Six Bins Help Ease Victoria's Recycling Crisis Or Is It A Rubbish Idea?
Ten Daily
Mon 21 October, 2019
If you think recycling is already confusing enough, spare a thought for Victorians who could soon be forced to divide their waste into six separate bins.
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