Issue date : Wed 18 March, 2020
Estimated Reading Time : 02 Min 27 Seconds
Number of items : 29
ANZPAC Plastics Pact to tackle plastic waste in Australia, New Zealand and Pacific Islands
Food & Beverage
Wed 18 March, 2020
The Australian Packaging Covenant Organisation (APCO) has today announced at the Federal Government’s National Plastics Summit in Canberra that APCO will lead the development of the ANZPAC Plastic Pact, the latest to join the Ellen MacArthur Foundation’s global Plastics Post Network.
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We can't afford such stupidity now
The Herald Sun
Wed 18 March, 2020
Environment groups have warned the Victorian Government that its decision to lift a ban on onshore gas exploration could lead to worse bushfires and droughts.
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I’ve spent 14 years on bushfire front lines and seen courage in the face of death
The Conversation
Wed 18 March, 2020
I can vividly remember my first experience as a junior firefighter in 2006, tasked with completing a “backstop” defence. This meant standing directly between an advancing head fire (the most intense part of the bushfire) and vulnerable houses. It’s a dangerous tactic, yet often required when civilian lives are under threat.
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A simpler life begins at home – key tips from people who’ve done it
The Conversation
Wed 18 March, 2020
Voluntary simplicity focuses on doing more with less. People who choose this way of life seek other riches, like personal fulfilment, free time, community and environmental benefits. They see limiting their consumption as a way to improve their quality of life and flourish.
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Producers need to step up waste recycling
9 News
Wed 18 March, 2020
Australians will have to get a lot better at the full process of recycling as exports of unprocessed materials are banned, the waste management industry warns.
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The Canberra Times
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Compostable wrap makes debut
Food & Beverage
Wed 18 March, 2020
Australian start-up, Great Wrap, today launches its certified compostable and biodegradable stretch wrap made from plant-based products, a world-first solution to one of the biggest industrial waste challenges.
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Zali Steggall holds fire on zero emissions climate bill amid Coronavirus chaos
Reneweconomy
Tue 17 March, 2020
Proposed federal government legislation that would lock in a net-zero emissions target of 2050 for Australia has been put on the back-burner this week, in response to the unfolding Coronavirus crisis.
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The Australian
Zali Steggall to delay her climate change bill, saying MPs must focus on coronavirus
9 News
Climate bill paused to allow virus focus
News.com.au
NT News
The Advertiser
The Daily Telegraph
The Gold Coast Bulletin
The Herald Sun
The Mercury
Yahoo News
Industry-led building research centres get big cash boost
The Australian
Tue 17 March, 2020
The Morrison government is set to pump millions of dollars into two industry-led research centres tasked with modernising the nation’s building industry and developing lower cost housing solutions for Australians.
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$40 million funding for future energy research
Utility Magazine
Tue 17 March, 2020
The Federal Government will provide $40 million in funding to establish the Future Energy Exports Cooperative Research Centre (FRnEx CRC).
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AEMC backs off on COGATI rule change, relief for solar and wind sector
Reneweconomy
Tue 17 March, 2020
The Australian Energy Market Commission has dumped plans to rush through changes to transmission access rules, agreeing instead to have them considered as part of the overall redesign of the national electricity market.
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Victoria gives green light to conventional onshore gas exploration but bans fracking
ABC News
Tue 17 March, 2020
Environment groups have warned the Victorian Government that its decision to lift a ban on onshore gas exploration could lead to worse bushfires and droughts.
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The Australian
Andrews lifts exploration ban, turns on gas taps
The Australian Financial Review
Victoria scraps ban on conventional onshore gas
The Herald Sun
Andrews Government lifts conventional gas ban but enshrines anti-fracking lawsAndrews Government lifts conventional gas ban but enshrines anti-fracking laws
NT News
The Advertiser
The Daily Telegraph
The Geelong Advertiser
News.com.au
Vic lifts conventional gas exploration ban
NT News
The Advertiser
The Australian
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The Gold Coast Bulletin
The Herald Sun
The Weekly Times
The West Australian
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Andrews Government to ban fracking and coal seam gas exploration ‘for good’
Companies set to 'mobilise' after government lifts onshore gas ban
The Age
Tue 17 March, 2020
Some of Australia's biggest resources companies are expected to jostle for gas-drilling rights in Victoria after the state government overturned a long-held moratorium on conventional onshore exploration.
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The Brisbane Times
The Sydney Morning Herald
WAToday
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Reality Interrupts Fantasy
The Daily Telegraph
Tue 17 March, 2020
Zali Steggall has put her plans for world salvation on hold because something real is happening
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Banks appetite for green bonds on the rise
The Fifth Estate
Tue 17 March, 2020
Banks issued a record number of green bonds in 2019, reflecting investors’ increased priority on environmental social governance (ESG) and the larger role banks will play as the economy transitions to low carbon.
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Huge Dundonnell wind farm begins production in Victoria
Reneweconomy
Tue 17 March, 2020
Listed wind developer Tilt Renewables says production has begun at the 336MW Dundonnell Wind Farm in western Victoria, which has managed to dodge the connection and commissioning issues that have caused extensive delays to other large scale wind and solar projects.
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Tiny hatchlings giving hope to endangered species
The Sydney Morning Herald
Tue 17 March, 2020
A clutch of endangered turtles has hatched over the past month thanks to a new breeding program that may help keep the breed alive in the longer term.
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The Age
The Brisbane Times
WAToday
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New technology can help mitigate bushfires and improve our response
Lens
Tue 17 March, 2020
To comprehensively manage the risks of more prolonged and extreme bushfire seasons under climate change, we need a properly-funded and coordinated multi-agency response, with a data science approach at its core.
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Steep emissions plunge puts Germany’s original 2020 climate target back in sight
Reneweconomy
Tue 17 March, 2020
Germany’s greenhouse gas emissions took another plunge in 2019, opening the possibility that the country could end up much closer to its initial 2020 climate target than expected as record renewables electricity output, another mild winter and the expected economic impact of the coronavirus were likely to dampen emissions further.
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'Wave of heat' set to arrive in Sydney
The Sydney Morning Herald
Tue 17 March, 2020
Sydney's growing legions of home-based workers could be tempted to head to the coast in coming days as summer-like temperatures and warm seas offer a welcome distraction from coronavirus concerns.
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The Brisbane Times
WAToday
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Afternoon downpour causes havoc in Perth
The West Australian
Tue 17 March, 2020
Perth had its first taste of winter weather today, with rainfall totals that haven’t been seen in the city for six months after a hot and dry summer.
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