Issue date : Fri 31 January, 2020
Estimated Reading Time : 04 Min 50 Seconds
Number of items : 57
Morrison government backs new renewable energy projects
The Age
Fri 31 January, 2020
Renewable energy project developers who have been locked out of Australia's $26 billion market for energy risk management will be allowed to compete on an even footing when the Morrison government gives them access to hedge contracts.
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NSW strikes 'landmark' energy deal with Federal Government
ABC News
Fri 31 January, 2020
A "landmark" agreement between the Morrison and Berejiklian governments will see more than $2 billion invested into a new energy deal that will substantially increase gas use in New South Wales.
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Morrison government strikes major energy deal with NSW
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The Brisbane Times
WAToday
The Australian
Leaders unveil $2bn green energy package
The Guardian
Scott Morrison strikes $2bn deal with NSW to boost gas supply
Power prices to fall in $2bn gas-fired plan to cut emissions
The Daily Telegraph
Fri 31 January, 2020
Household power prices will be slashed under a multibillion-dollar deal using natural gas to shore up the state’s energy supply while reducing carbon emissions.
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South Australia, NSW drive new resolve on climate change
The Australian
Fri 31 January, 2020
Two Liberal premiers are ­expanding their states’ climate change programs, with South Australia’s Steven Marshall vowing to accelerate moves towards a zero-emissions economy and NSW signing a $2bn climate and energy deal with Scott Morrison.
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Getting down to the business of evolving Australia's climate policy
The Sydney Morning Herald
Fri 31 January, 2020
Scorched by unprecedented bushfires, our nation badly needs a global solution to climate change. Evolving emissions policy, as the Prime Minister has suggested, can deliver a more ambitious, durable and trade-neutral approach, and get investment flowing to the industry and the infrastructure we need for a prosperous future. Success requires clarity about what we’re trying to do, and smart policy design that suits the enduring needs of the community and industry.
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Media ‘impartiality’ on climate change is ethically misguided and downright dangerous
The Conversation
Fri 31 January, 2020
In September 2019, the editor of The Conversation, Misha Ketchell, declared The Conversation’s editorial team in Australia was henceforth taking what he called a “zero-tolerance” approach to climate change deniers and sceptics. Their comments would be blocked and their accounts locked.
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We have the vaccine for climate disinformation – let’s use it
The Conversation
Fri 31 January, 2020
Australia’s recent bushfire crisis will be remembered for many things – not least, the tragic loss of life, property and landscape. But one other factor made it remarkable: the deluge of disinformation spread by climate deniers.
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'We were the only ones': How Australian billionaire Anthony Pratt cashed in on US garbage
The Sydney Morning Herald
Fri 31 January, 2020
Donald Trump expressed his astonishment. "It's really amazing," the American president said during a September tour of an Ohio paper-recycling mill, accompanied by its billionaire owner, Anthony Pratt. "They start off with waste, garbage, and they end up building it into a - making it into really great cardboard and paper."
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Renewables investment crashes on regulatory risk, policy uncertainty
The Australian Financial Review
Fri 31 January, 2020
Investment in renewable energy projects collapsed by more than 50 per cent last year, according to fresh data from the Clean Energy Council that counters Prime Minister Scott Morrison's claim of "record" spending in the area.
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As cities grow, the Internet of Things can help us get on top of the waste crisis
The Conversation
Fri 31 January, 2020
Total global waste is expected to double from nearly 2 billion tonnes in 2016 to an estimated 4 billion tonnes by 2050 as consumer-oriented urban populations grow. As population growth increases consumption and waste, managing this waste is becoming an ever greater challenge. The Internet of Things (IoT) can be used to develop smarter and more effective ways of managing and reducing waste.
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John Barilaro blows dogwhistle on Matt Kean … after backing him
The Australian
Thu 30 January, 2020
NSW Deputy Premier John Barilaro privately endorsed Environment Minister Matt Kean’s proposals for ambitious commitments on climate change and a shift towards a renewable energy economy during a cabinet debate on the issues late last year.
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Indonesia cuts ties with 'unfair' WWF
SBS World News Australia
Thu 30 January, 2020
Indonesia has cut ties with the WWF as it accused the global conservation group of overstepping its mandate in the country and unfairly criticising efforts to extinguish out-of-control forest fires last year.
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Stockland on CDP’s Climate A-list for the 4th time
Architecture and Design
Thu 30 January, 2020
For the fourth year in a row, Stockland has achieved CDP Climate A-List status in recognition of the company’s global leadership in disclosure and action on climate change. Stockland is one of only 176 companies to make the A-List, and the only Australian company to have achieved this coveted status every year since 2016.
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Alcoa secures sustainability certification
Australian Mining
Thu 30 January, 2020
Alcoa has received Aluminium Stewardship Initiative (ASI) certification for its Western Australian operations.
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G20 funds fossil fuels $30 bn a year under the radar: analysis
Yahoo News
Thu 30 January, 2020
Rich nations are funnelling cash through government-backed financial institutions to provide $30 billion to fossil fuel projects each year that "run counter to the Paris Agreement", a new analysis showed Thursday.
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Nordic steel giant to use renewable hydrogen to produce fossil-free steel by 2026
Reneweconomy
Thu 30 January, 2020
Momentum is growing towards the decarbonisation of one of the world’s most energy intensive industries, with another major European industrial manufacturer turning to renewable hydrogen to replace coal in the production of steel – nearly 10 years earlier than it thought possible.
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Court orders logging to stop in parts of Victoria's central highlands after fires
The Guardian
Thu 30 January, 2020
VicForests has been forced to immediately stop logging in parts of Victoria’s central highlands after the supreme court granted an injunction to a citizen science group pushing for a stop to logging of unburnt areas in the wake of bushfires.
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Sour grapes: climate change could threaten wine supply
Food Processing
Thu 30 January, 2020
Research has revealed that climate change poses a significant threat to the world’s supply of wine. A 2°C temperature increase could see regions of the world that are suitable for growing grapes shrinking by as much as 56%, with a 4°C increase in global temperatures leading to an 85% shrinkage. Findings from the study, published in Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences, also indicate that reshuffling where certain grape varieties are grown could halve the potential losses of winegrowing regions under 2°C of warning, and reduce losses by a third if warming reaches 4°C.
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Feeling salty about climate change?
Particle
Thu 30 January, 2020
With bushfires dominating the media landscape, discussions about addressing carbon emissions are everywhere. But there is another area we need to address: how we will adapt to a changing climate.
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Melbourne ‘at risk’ of running out of fresh water by 2050
3AW
Thu 30 January, 2020
Melbourne will be at risk of running out of fresh water by the year 2050, with the Victorian capital rated fifth among 85 world cities tipped to be worst affected by climate change in a new report.
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Ford Transit can now run on vegetable oil
Motoring
Thu 30 January, 2020
US manufacturer approves treated waste oils from restaurants, takeaways and kitchens for its diesel vans
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How To Get Involved And Support Earth Hour 2020
GQ Australia
Thu 30 January, 2020
Climate change has never been as real and threatening as it is today. Here’s what you can do to support Earth Hour 2020.
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The founder of Peony on resortwear, sustainability and the future of the label
Vogue Australia
Thu 30 January, 2020
There is no denying that Peony, the sustainable Australian label best known for producing swimwear in cuts and colours that have become cult favourites, is one to watch. And with the launch of its hotly-anticipated resort collection called Soirée, the brand has now cemented itself as the ultimate summer staple.
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Australia heatwave renews bushfire worries
Yahoo News
Thu 30 January, 2020
Australia was bracing for a heatwave to sweep across the country's fire-ravaged southeast in the coming days, with the forecast stoking fears the soaring temperatures could inflame bushfires.
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Extreme heatwave and high humidity as southeast set to swelter
News.com.au
Thu 30 January, 2020
A “heat burst” is erupting across southern Australia which will send the mercury in three capitals north of 40C for several days, elevate fire dangers and even see “mud rain” fall from the sky.
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