Issue date : Fri 8 May, 2020
Estimated Reading Time : 03 Min 13 Seconds
Number of items : 38
Pandemic also a reckoning for climate change, Turnbull tells British audience
The Sydney Morning Herald
Fri 8 May, 2020
London: Former prime minister Malcolm Turnbull says climate change is a greater existential threat than the coronavirus, which he says has provided governments with a unique opportunity to simultaneously boost clean energy and stimulate pandemic-battered economies.
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The Australian Financial Review
Turnbull delivers roasting on climate, calls COVID-19 an 'opportunity'
Mark Carney: 'We can't self-isolate from climate change'
Yahoo News
Fri 8 May, 2020
The former governor of the Bank of England, Mark Carney, has added his voice to calls for industrialised nations to invest in a greener economic recovery from the Covid-19 crisis.
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Spruiking the stars: some home builders are misleading consumers about energy ratings
The Conversation
Fri 8 May, 2020
Australia’s competitive volume housing construction sector is busy spruiking various upgrades and packages to sell the appealing notions of lifestyle and luxury on a budget. Along with sparkling stone benchtops and alfresco dining areas, some builders use sustainability and energy-efficiency features to entice customers. However, our recent study found the ways some volume builders promote energy efficiency and sustainability could mislead consumers and breach the Australian Consumer Law.
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Sydney Water treatment program tops sustainability ratings
Utility Magazine
Fri 8 May, 2020
Sydney Water’s Lower South Creek Treatment Program was awarded the highest design sustainability rating ever achieved for an Australian water infrastructure project by the Infrastructure Sustainability Council of Australia (ISCA). The high score was given to its $450 million program of upgrades to three treatment facilities in Riverstone, St Marys and Quakers Hill involving two Australian-first technology innovations and two NSW-first process innovations.
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Covid-19 co-operation lays out pathway for climate ambition, CMI says
Reneweconomy
Thu 7 May, 2020
According to Australia’s leading carbon markets body, the strong cooperation shown between State and Federal governments in response to the Covid-19 pandemic provides an opportunity to align ambitious efforts to tackle climate change.
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SA government moves to ban single use plastics
Inside Waste
Thu 7 May, 2020
The South Australian Boomerang Alliance of 51 community organisations says that the first move by an Australian government to introduce a law to ban polluting single-use plastic takeaway items is encouraging.
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QBE shareholders push for greater transparency on oil and gas projects
The Age
Thu 7 May, 2020
Three superannuation funds have thrown their support behind a shareholder resolution demanding greater transparency from insurance giant QBE in regards to its exposure to oil and gas projects, despite the company asking investors to block the initiative.
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Food from a regenerative journey
Farm Weekly
Thu 7 May, 2020
OFFERING customers with amazing Western Australian food made by family farmers and local businesses is what the State's leading regenerative farming company is all about.
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California utility secures 770MW of battery storage to replace gas plants
Reneweconomy
Thu 7 May, 2020
Southern California Edison – the primary electricity supplier for much of Southern California – has signed seven contracts for 770MW worth of battery-based energy storage intended to replace ageing natural gas plants set to retire as soon as possible.
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The big winners in the NABERS portfolios index 2020
The Fifth Estate
Thu 7 May, 2020
It’s only the second iteration of the NABERS Sustainable Portfolios Index but it’s seen a 48 per cent jump in participation since last year.
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Coronavirus: Wildlife wet markets put on notice in Indonesia and Singapore
The Australian
Thu 7 May, 2020
Indonesia and Singapore will revie­w the sale and slaughter of live animals at wet markets, authorities in both countries say, amid an Australian-led global push to phase out wildlife meat markets that create a petri dish for the transmission of zoonotic viruses.
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Australia's oldest and much-loved hippopotamus Brutus dies at Adelaide Zoo
ABC News
Thu 7 May, 2020
Zookeepers in Adelaide are farewelling one of their biggest and most popular attractions — the much-loved hippopotamus Brutus, who was euthanased on Thursday morning at the age of 54.
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Hong Kong customs seize 38,500 endangered shark fins
Yahoo News
Thu 7 May, 2020
Hong Kong has seized 26 tonnes of smuggled shark fins, sliced from some 38,500 endangered animals, in the largest bust of its kind in the southern Chinese city.
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Plastics spread under COVID-19 restrictions
Inside Waste
Fri 8 May, 2020
The Australian Council of Recycling (ACOR) is calling for urgent action to manage the additional volumes of plastic waste being generated by Australians during the COVID-19 shutdown.
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Goodbye waste-free future: The oil crash has created a plastic recycling trap
The Sydney Morning Herald
Thu 7 May, 2020
A few months ago - before the pandemic stopped economies in their tracks - the biggest sustainability issue seemed to be plastic. Over the past several years, companies have rushed to make commitments to source recycled plastic.
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Last of the summer-like warmth lingers for Sydneysiders
The Sydney Morning Herald
Thu 7 May, 2020
Sydneysiders might be forgiven for wondering what season they're in with daytime temperatures hovering near summer-time averages rather than late autumn ones.
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