Issue date : Fri 21 February, 2020
Estimated Reading Time : 03 Min 39 Seconds
Number of items : 43
Carbon lost in bushfires could cost $1b
The Australian Financial Review
Fri 21 February, 2020
Federal and state governments need to spend between $300 million and $1 billion to purchase sufficient offsets to replace carbon stock lost in the summer of deadly bushfires, according to a new report.
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Why the dash for gas - and cash - is not an option
The Sydney Morning Herald
Fri 21 February, 2020
A paper published on Thursday in the scientific journal Nature by Benjamin Hmiel and colleagues shows that the proportion of methane emissions made by man is 25 to 40 per cent greater than previously estimated.
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The Age
The Brisbane Times
WAToday
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What is a fair carbon budget for Australia?
Reneweconomy
Fri 21 February, 2020
During the continuing debate over whether Australia will meet its Paris target for greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions (see Skarbeck and Blakers) and the accounting trick by which they are trying to achieve it, little attention has been given to the target that Australia should set, based on climate science and ethics. Specifically, what is Australia’s fair share of the dwindling global carbon budget?
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Suncorp backs government move to build a more resilient Australia
Insurance Business
Fri 21 February, 2020
Suncorp Group has welcomed the Morrisson government’s announcement of a royal commission into national natural disaster arrangements, saying the inquiry is an opportunity to build a more resilient Australia in the wake of the devastating bushfires.
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Origin Energy says coal plant closure date open to review
The Age
Fri 21 February, 2020
The closure of Australia's largest coal-fired power plant could be brought forward as Origin Energy assesses a "range of scenarios", including the impact of climate change and the influx of renewable energy, which could influence its shutdown date.
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The Brisbane Times
The Sydney Morning Herald
WAToday
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Sydney research hub to accelerate energy storage technologies
Reneweconomy
Fri 21 February, 2020
The University of New South Wales will host a new research hub that will seek to accelerate the development of new energy storage technologies, and coordinate the efforts of leading Australian researchers in battery, fuel-cell and power-to-gas technologies.
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Australian scientists close to developing holy grail of clean energy
The Australian
Fri 21 February, 2020
Australian scientists are tantalisingly close to developing the holy grail of clean energy, using high-powered lasers to fuse boron and hydrogen atoms together to ­generate electricity without any emissions or toxic waste.
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World’s largest wind farm to power UK green hydrogen plan
Reneweconomy
Fri 21 February, 2020
The British Government has committed £7.5 million to funding the next phase of Gigastack, a new project which will use electricity generated from the world’s largest offshore wind farm to produce renewable hydrogen.
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Terms of reference released for the Royal Commission into National Natural Disaster Arrangements
News.com.au
Thu 20 February, 2020
Scott Morrison has hit back at ‘cynical’ assumptions about his motives for the Royal Commission into National Natural Disaster Arrangements.
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The Herald Sun
Bushfires: Inquiry feasible only if the states play ball
The Australian
Thu 20 February, 2020
One of the nation’s top constitutional lawyers has warned the royal commission’s examination of state and federal responsibilities could be hampered by state reluctance to participate.
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Climate action still key: ex-fire chiefs
The Canberra Times
Thu 20 February, 2020
Former emergency service chiefs say Scott Morrison's bushfires royal commission doesn't take the heat off the federal government to take real action on dangerous climate change.
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7 News
The Australian
The Newcastle Herald
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Labor to announce net zero emissions target by 2050 and will oppose taxpayer funding of new coal power
The Guardian
Thu 20 February, 2020
Labor has locked in behind a target of net zero emissions by 2050, and will oppose taxpayer funding of new coal-fired power plants, in the party’s first major decisions about climate policy for the next federal election.
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Factor investing, sustainability a perfect match
Financial Standard
Thu 20 February, 2020
Factor investing and sustainability go hand and hand, allowing advisers and portfolio managers to create personalised portfolios that exclude companies with poor ESG ratings, while limiting human bias.
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Whitehaven touts its high-quality coal amid divestment push
The Age
Thu 20 February, 2020
Australia's largest dedicated coal miner, Whitehaven Coal, believes shareholders are engaging in an "improved quality of discussion" about the role of higher-value coal in meeting the energy needs of developing Asian countries even as an investor decarbonisation push grows globally.
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The Brisbane Times
The Sydney Morning Herald
WAToday
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Bushfire rebuild: to rise from the ashes – or not?
The Fifth Estate
Thu 20 February, 2020
The ash is settling and millions of dollars have been raised for rebuilding bushfire ravaged communities. Two big questions now are: can we ensure communities are built back better, and do we have to accept some places are just too risky?
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Meet the cities working towards zero carbon construction
The Fifth Estate
Thu 20 February, 2020
Cities in Europe and North America are shifting public procurement, green finance and community engagement to meet the demands of the climate emergency.
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Great Barrier Reef on brink of third major coral bleaching in five years, scientists warn
The Guardian
Thu 20 February, 2020
The Great Barrier Reef could be heading for a third major coral bleaching outbreak in the space of five years if high ocean temperatures in the region do not drop in the next two weeks, scientists and conservationists have warned.
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Great Barrier Reef could be hit with coral bleaching 'disaster' in weeks as temperatures rise
News.com.au
Great Barrier Reef coral bleaching fears
Perthnow
The Canberra Times
The Newcastle Herald
The Sydney Morning Herald
Concerns rise for Great Barrier Reef health as corals start to bleach
The Age
The Brisbane Times
WAToday
More funds to help SA's Coorong thrive
7 News
Thu 20 February, 2020
South Australia's world-renowned Coorong wetlands region is in a "vulnerable state" but new scientific investigations and trials will help improve management practices and ensure its long-term future, the state and federal governments say.
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The Advertiser
The Australian
The Canberra Times
The Daily Telegraph
The Geelong Advertiser
The Gold Coast Bulletin
The Weekly Times
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Nearly 200 eucalypt species 'under threat'
News.com.au
Thu 20 February, 2020
Nearly 200 species of Australian eucalypt should be listed as threatened, researchers say.
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The Advertiser
The Australian
The Daily Telegraph
The Geelong Advertiser
The Herald Sun
The Mercury
The Weekly Times
Yahoo News
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Pricing announced for WA Container Deposit Scheme
The Shout
Thu 20 February, 2020
Ahead of the roll out of Western Australia’s container deposit scheme (CDS), its operator WA Return Recycle Renew Ltd (WARRRL) has announced the forecast scheme price per container.
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