Issue date : Thu 12 December, 2019
Estimated Reading Time : 04 Min 30 Seconds
Number of items : 53
Flaws claimed in Australia's plan to short cut Paris emissions goals
The Sydney Morning Herald
Thu 12 December, 2019
The legality of the Morrison government's planned use of an emissions reduction short cut to meet Australia's Paris targets could be open to challenge on several grounds, analysts say.
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Carbon ‘accounting trick’ a no-go for ALP
The Australian
Thu 12 December, 2019
A future Albanese government would not use Kyoto carry-over credits to meet the 2030 emissions reduction target Labor sets ahead of the next election.
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Next year crucial in climate war: UN chief
The Canberra Times
Thu 12 December, 2019
The UN Secretary General Antonio Guterres has issued dire warnings from the podium at the UN climate summit in Madrid, saying that "the next 12 months will be crucial."
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There's some sunlight beyond the climate doom, and it's coming from business
The Sydney Morning Herald
Thu 12 December, 2019
We live in anxious times. That is understandable. But as all eyes look to Canberra for a solution to the pressing problem of climate change, it's important – and heartening – to remember a lot of work is already being done.
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Climate change grandstanding
The Australian
Thu 12 December, 2019
“Look over there” is a standard ploy from a minister whose portfolio is in crisis and a distraction is needed. In a speech on Tuesday, NSW Environment Minister Matt Kean praised “the incredibly brave men and women out there on the frontline at the moment fighting these horrific bushfires” and in the very next breath declared: “These bushfires have been caused by extreme weather events — high temperatures, the worst drought in living memory — the exact type of events scientists have been warning us about for decades that would be caused by climate change.” This may be normal discourse for a Greens activist this fire season, but not a ranking member of the Berejiklian government. Mr Kean is a Liberal from Sydney’s bush-fringed north shore and once a proud torchbearer for TV enviro-evangelist Malcolm Turnbull.
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Which parts of Australia deliver the cheapest wind and solar?
Reneweconomy
Thu 12 December, 2019
Wind and solar are clearly the cheapest form of new electricity generation in Australia – we know that from the various studies conducted by the CSIRO, the Australian Energy Market Operator, and others over the past few years.
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Climate concerns put Austria glacier project on thin ice
Yahoo News
Thu 12 December, 2019
In his office nestled in Austria's snow-capped Pitztal valley, Eberhard Schultes is among those pushing to expand the region's skiing sector -- but environmentalists alarmed about the region's vanishing glaciers are pushing back.
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Something in the way it moves
Cosmos
Thu 12 December, 2019
Some amphibious animals are able to move seamlessly from walking to swimming, and now scientists think they’ve found out how they do it.
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Swiss watch on damaging emissions
Cosmos
Thu 12 December, 2019
Swiss chemical engineers may have taken an important step in finding the best way to strip damaging carbon dioxide (CO2) from the flue gases expelled by factories and power plants.
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Kingston recycling centre denied extension for second time by council
ABC News
Thu 12 December, 2019
Industry experts are warning the closure of a major recycling facility in Melbourne's south-east will lead to millions of glass bottles ending up in landfill and contribute to a shortage of construction materials.
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Teens kicked out of UN talks after protesting climate change inaction
News.com.au
Thu 12 December, 2019
Dozens of teenagers and indigenous rights activists have been thrown out of United Nations climate talks after staging a protest to demand nations commit to act now to avert catastrophic climate change.
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Australia ranked worst of 57 countries on climate change policy
The Guardian
Wed 11 December, 2019
Australia is the worst-performing country on climate change policy, according to a new international ranking of 57 countries. The report also criticises the Morrison government for being a “regressive force” internationally.
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Liberal MPs Matt Kean and Sussan Ley link bushfires to climate change
ABC News
Wed 11 December, 2019
NSW Environment Minister Matt Kean and his federal counterpart Sussan Ley have broken ranks with some Coalition colleagues and blamed Australia's devastating bushfires on climate change.
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'Climate change one factor' in bushfires and smoke haze, say ministers
The Sydney Morning Herald
Wed 11 December, 2019
NSW Premier Gladys Berejiklian and senior ministers say the worsening drought and a "combination of factors" have caused bushfires that are burning across NSW and choking Sydney in smoke.
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NSW to commit to new emission reduction targets for 2030
The Sydney Morning Herald
Wed 11 December, 2019
NSW is preparing a new ambitious emissions reduction target to address climate change and will commit to lowering greenhouse gases by 35 per cent by 2030.
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ARENA targets solar panel recycling in new $15m funding round
Reneweconomy
Wed 11 December, 2019
The Australian Renewable Energy Agency has launched a $15 million funding round to support projects aimed at cutting the cost and amount of waste created by solar panels that have reached the end of their working lives.
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Stop the climate politics and let NSW become the Saudi Arabia of green energy
The Sydney Morning Herald
Wed 11 December, 2019
The bushfires we are facing are unprecedented. The fires are likely to impact more hectares than at any point in our history, the smoke blanketing Sydney is the worst in living memory and the conditions on the ground have rarely been so bad so early in the fire season.
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Energy minister's climate rant is all smoke and mirrors
The Daily Telegraph
Wed 11 December, 2019
Matt Kean is the energy minister. But rather than saving the world in the style of his bossy little Swedish spirit guide, he might be in a position to do something about electricity costs, writes Tim Blair.
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Now Australian cities are choking on smoke, will we finally talk about climate change?
The Conversation
Wed 11 December, 2019
I moved to Sydney less than five weeks ago and the city has been shrouded in smoke haze on and off since then. I joke this is my “Sydney hazing” but it’s only now – having worked on climate change for over a decade – that I’m suddenly feeling burnt out. This is not in any way to compare my experience to those who have lost their homes, communities and loved ones to the bushfires.
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'Shifting point': Climate change could force $2.3t sharemarket shake-up
The Sydney Morning Herald
Wed 11 December, 2019
World stock markets are likely to see an impact from climate change in the next five years, as policy changes to reduce global warming could force a net $US1.6 trillion ($2.3 trillion) repricing in sectors from energy to agriculture, according to a report.
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Water company on track for carbon neutrality
Utility Magazine
Wed 11 December, 2019
Coliban Water has released its Annual Carbon Energy (ACE) Plan, outlining the actions it will continue to take to reach its goal of being carbon neutral by 2040.
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Forest to be planted near Loch Ness
7 News
Wed 11 December, 2019
A mountaintop forest is to be created near Loch Ness to reverse the loss of high-altitude woodlands across Scotland.
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South Australia's nuclear dump deadline looms large
The Newcastle Herald
Wed 11 December, 2019
South Australia's Flinders Ranges nuclear waste ballot closesd tomorrow. Thousands of people have signed an open letter to the federal government asking it not to proceed with the current plan.
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Facility opens in Kwinana to deal with mercury waste
Inside Waste
Wed 11 December, 2019
Announced on December 10, the $10 million mercury treatment facility, BMT Mercury Technology, is located in Kwinana Strategic Industrial Area.
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Sydney climate protest: thousands rally against inaction amid bushfire and air quality crisis
The Guardian
Wed 11 December, 2019
Thousands of people have rallied in Sydney to protest against inaction on the climate crisis, after months of bushfires and hazardous smoke in New South Wales and Queensland.
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Where are they now: Climate sceptics nine years on
SBS World News Australia
Wed 11 December, 2019
Bushfires, melting glaciers, rising sea levels – what do climate sceptics make of global warming nine years after declaring they didn’t believe it was a thing.
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