Issue date : Fri 22 November, 2019
Estimated Reading Time : 03 Min 08 Seconds
Number of items : 37
NSW announces 3,000MW renewable energy zone, and energy security target
Reneweconomy
Fri 22 November, 2019
New South Wales has announced plans to create its first “renewable energy zone”, seeking to attract 3,000MW of investment in the state’s central west as it accelerates its efforts to attract cheap wind and solar to replace its ageing coal-fired power stations.
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Let’s not pollute minds with carbon fears
The Australian
Fri 22 November, 2019
As soon as the words carbon footprint, emissions, pollution, and decarbonisation, climate emergency, extreme weather, unprecedented and extinction are used, I know I am being conned by ignorant activ­ists, populist scaremonger­ing, vote-chasing politicians and rent seekers.
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Australia's hydrogen export potential may be 'vastly overstated'
The Sydney Morning Herald
Fri 22 November, 2019
The hype around global demand for Australian hydrogen may be overstated by more than a factor of 10 because governments have taken unreasonably bullish forecasts, according to a new report.
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The Age
The Brisbane Times
WAToday
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Dressing in the era of climate change requires a rethink
The Sydney Morning Herald
Fri 22 November, 2019
The companies at the top of the fashion pyramid spent much of the northern autumn previewing their luxury wares for spring 2020 and making their semiannual argument for the value of beauty, craftsmanship, and lots and lots of stuff.
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The Age
The Brisbane Times
WAToday
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William warns of urgency on environment
7 News
Fri 22 November, 2019
The Duke of Cambridge has called for action on the "clear and urgent" challenge faced by the environment.
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NT News
The Canberra Times
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New report shows the world is awash with fossil fuels. It’s time to cut off supply
The Conversation
Thu 21 November, 2019
A new United Nations report shows the world’s major fossil fuel producing countries, including Australia, plan to dig up far more coal, oil and gas than can be burned if the world is to prevent serious harm from climate change.
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COGATI: A tax on renewables paid to fossil fuels
Reneweconomy
Thu 21 November, 2019
There has been a ridiculously long list of stupid energy policy ideas over the past decade. The renewable energy industry, in particular, has faced a conga line of policies that have either deliberately or inadvertently curtailed the industry.
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Trade war threatens progress on climate change, warns China
The Australian Financial Review
Thu 21 November, 2019
Melbourne | The Chinese government has warned that the collapse of normal trading conditions between the United States and China is putting at risk global efforts to limit global warming.
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We say we want climate action, but we still won't vote for it
The Sydney Morning Herald
Thu 21 November, 2019
What now, after two scorching weeks that have set the nation ablaze and delivered warnings of catastrophe so regular they have begun to seem monotonous? Could it be a turning point in Australia’s political logic on climate change; the episode that turned climate denialism (or at least agnosticism) from a political asset into a liability? The moment when those debates about the cost of action seemed rather less urgent in the searing face of the cost of inaction?
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The Age
The Brisbane Times
WAToday
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Climate change big risk to humanity: IAG
7 News
Thu 21 November, 2019
Climate change will expose Australians to just about every type of extreme weather, from floods and cyclones to devastating bushfires, according to a report by one of Australia's biggest insurers.
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9 News
Perthnow
The West Australian
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Cannon-Brookes says $20bn solar project will be “lighthouse” to world
Reneweconomy
Thu 21 November, 2019
Australian tech billionaire Mike Cannon-Brookes says the planned $20 billion project to build the world’s largest solar farm, a huge storage facility and a cable to Singapore will push the limits of human engineering, but is far from impossible.
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Meet Bear, the koala detection dog
Australian Geographic
Thu 21 November, 2019
Working dogs like Bear find it hard to adapt to a normal, domestic life. Luckily, he found a second life as a koala detection dog.
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Climate change is forcing coral reef fish to move south
The New Daily
Thu 21 November, 2019
Marine species, including a deadly type of jellyfish, are being spotted far from their usual habitats, in a phenomena disrupting Australia’s ecosystems.
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This is why Prada is stepping up its sustainability game
Vogue Australia
Thu 21 November, 2019
This year, Prada joined the G7 Fashion Pact and started using recycled nylon from old fishing nets, plus it’s now the first luxury company to sign a green loan — Vogue speaks to chairman and exec director, Carlo Mazzi, about upping its eco-credentials and why he feels a sustainability ranking for companies isn’t the solution.
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Esther Bailey on the role of NABERS in the climate emergency
The Fifth Estate
Thu 21 November, 2019
The relentlessly optimistic Esther Bailey started a new role at NABERS in September after eight years at the City of Sydney working on the Better Building Partnership and CitySwitch.
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