Issue date : Thu 12 March, 2020
Estimated Reading Time : 02 Min 38 Seconds
Number of items : 31
It's time to win climate wars, Kean says
News.com.au
Thu 12 March, 2020
Outspoken NSW Environment Minister Matt Kean says it's time to "win the climate wars" and for the political right to show better leadership on the issue.
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Oil shock threatens to take wind out of sails for renewables shift
The Australian Financial Review
Thu 12 March, 2020
The oil price shock could hurt demand for electric vehicles and dim the appeal of energy efficiency measures because the turmoil — allied to a slowing global economy — has a chilling effect on the most ambitious renewable plans.
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Seaweed as insulation?
Architecture and Design
Thu 12 March, 2020
Kathryn Larsen has used a traditional method of seaweed thatching, to develop seaweed thatch panels for the building industry.
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House that feline
Cosmos
Thu 12 March, 2020
Pet cats might not kill as many animals as their feral brethren, but they’re just as destructive.
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'About bloody time': Landmark win as millions flow over toxic foam
The Sydney Morning Herald
Thu 12 March, 2020
As community morale reached its lowest ebb last year, campaigner Linsday Clout admitted residents stranded in three toxic Australian towns had "lost faith" during their "soul destroying" battle for justice.
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The Age
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WAToday
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Clearing the air
Prime Mover
Thu 12 March, 2020
Vehicle emission zones are not new. The United Kingdom first introduced the city of London emission zone back in February 2008 for trucks and busses over 3.5tonnes gross vehicle mass.
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Responding to ‘wild’ online comments about climate change
News.com.au
Wed 11 March, 2020
A climate scientist has jumped into news.com.au’s comments section to debunk the climate change myths that just won’t die. She didn’t hold back.
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'Overheating our planet': Andrews government urged to set emissions target for critical decade
The Age
Wed 11 March, 2020
Almost 300 Victorian businesses and organisations – including one of Australia’s largest property developers, Mirvac – are urging the Andrews government to set an emissions target for the next crucial decade in step with the global push to keep warming to less than 1.5 degrees.
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Pallas' patience 'wearing thin' over contaminated soil dumping impasse
The Age
Wed 11 March, 2020
Treasurer Tim Pallas says the government’s patience is “wearing thin” with toll road giant Transurban over delays in finding a site to dump tonnes of contaminated soil from the troubled West Gate Tunnel project.
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Victoria opens dialogue on water trade rules
Utility Magazine
Wed 11 March, 2020
The Victorian Government has opened up community consultation into the rules governing water trade from the Goulburn River to the Murray Valley.
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Regional community solar and storage projects win NSW government grants
Reneweconomy
Wed 11 March, 2020
The NSW state government has awarded $15.4 million in grant funding to seven community-owned solar and storage projects in regional pars of the state, in a bid to extend the benefits of cheap solar power beyond household rooftops.
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Governments shift attention away from koala plight
Independent Australia
Wed 11 March, 2020
While media attention is dwelling on the effects of COVID-19, we still need to remain focused on how to save our endangered koala population, writes Sue Arnold.
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Cure for coronavirus-hit economy could be in renewables: Garnaut
The Brisbane Times
Wed 11 March, 2020
As Australia scrambles to avoid its first recession in three decades, economist Ross Garnaut says it is "exactly the right time" for government to throw cash into renewable energy infrastructure.
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WAToday
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It’s not always easy being green at the Big Australian
The Sydney Morning Herald
Wed 11 March, 2020
It was less than a year ago that mining giant BHP set aside $US400 million to fight climate change and agreed to take responsibility for its Scope 1, 2 and 3 carbon emissions. At the time, Andrew Mackenzie was still flying high as the company’s chief executive. (For the record, Scope 3 emissions are those generated by customers who buy BHP products.)
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Net zero by 2050 is doable but not by tech alone
The Australian Financial Review
Wed 11 March, 2020
Leaders of business, science and policy have declared a net zero emissions target for 2050 doable and inevitable for Australia but have pointed to huge challenges in getting there, particularly outside the energy sector.
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Coal plants may exit grid sooner than planned: Energy Security Board
The Australian
Wed 11 March, 2020
Coal plants are likely to exit Australias power grid earlier than scheduled, underlining the need for the government to devise a back-up plan for moving workers to new industries, Energy Security Board chair Kerry Schott has warned.
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Australian researchers smash efficiency record for ‘tandem solar cells’
Reneweconomy
Wed 11 March, 2020
Researchers at the Australian National University set a new efficiency world record for ‘tandem solar cells’, which stack two different types of solar modules on top of each other to achieve dramatic increases in performance.
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Japan begins solar powered hydrogen production at Fukushima plant
Reneweconomy
Wed 11 March, 2020
The 10MW solar-powered Fukushima Hydrogen Energy Research Field (FH2R) project has been completed, according to Toshiba Energy Systems & Solutions Corporation, which oversaw the construction and will oversee the hydrogen energy management system in the former nuclear powered prefecture.
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Large ecosystems at risk of collapse
7 News
Wed 11 March, 2020
Large ecosystems such as the Amazon rainforest and coral reefs could collapse faster than scientists have previously assumed.
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The Canberra Times
The Herald Sun
The Newcastle Herald
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Women bear the brunt of climate change in Angola
Yahoo News
Wed 11 March, 2020
Tehandjila Quessale's heart sank every time her mother sent her to fetch water for their crops, up in the mountains of Angola's southern Huila region.
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Regal Rogue goes to 100 per cent organic wine
The Shout
Wed 11 March, 2020
Regal Rogue, the Vermouth brand made using Australian wine, has improved its environmental credentials, going to 100 per cent organic wine, 80 per cent organic herbs and 98 per cent recycled packaging.
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