Issue date : Thu 21 May, 2020
Estimated Reading Time : 04 Min 50 Seconds
Number of items : 57
Leaked Covid-19 commission report calls for Australian taxpayers to underwrite gas industry expansion
The Guardian
Thu 21 May, 2020
Exclusive: The report does not consider alternatives to gas, or mention climate change and the financial risk of investing in fossil fuel as emissions are cut
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The Canberra Times
Coalition energy roadmap for gas over coal
The Newcastle Herald
SBS World News Australia
Perthnow
The West Australian
The Sydney Morning Herald
Morrison government climate action plan hot on gas, cool on coal
The Age
The Brisbane Times
WAToday
ABC News
Government's COVID Commission manufacturing plan calls for huge public gas subsidies
ABC News
Federal Government releases emissions technology investment roadmap, backing gas and a shift towards renewables
The New Daily
The Australian Financial Review
Gas not coal to shore up solar, wind energy
Climate plan leaves the hard work to others
The Sydney Morning Herald
Thu 21 May, 2020
There is a good chance that some of the initiatives outlined in Angus Taylor’s so-called Technology Investment Roadmap will foster new businesses in low carbon fields.
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The Age
The Brisbane Times
WAToday
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New nuclear technologies to be examined in planning Australia's energy mix
The Guardian
Thu 21 May, 2020
The Morrison government has flagged examining “emerging nuclear technologies” as part of Australia’s energy mix in the future in a new discussion paper kicking off the process of developing its much-vaunted technology investment roadmap.
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Gas-fired rebuild 'polluting and dangerous', green groups warn
The Age
Thu 21 May, 2020
Environment and renewable energy groups have condemned the Morrison government’s championing of gas as a central pillar of Australia’s post-pandemic economic recovery, saying public investment in fossil fuels will lock in carbon emissions and higher energy prices.
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The Brisbane Times
The Sydney Morning Herald
WAToday
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Coalition back to the future on its climate policy
The Sydney Morning Herald
Thu 21 May, 2020
The COVID-19 pandemic has proved that natural disasters can pose just as great a threat to Australia’s security as terrorism or weak borders.
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Transport and agriculture pushed to cut carbon emissions
The Australian Financial Review
Thu 21 May, 2020
Transport and agricultural sectors will be asked to do their fair share to reduce carbon emissions as part of the Morrison government's technology road map.
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West-east pipeline back on agenda as government looks to gas to save Australia
WAToday
Thu 21 May, 2020
A long-mooted $6 billion gas pipeline connecting Western Australia to the east coast is back on the agenda, part of a raft of energy sector changes floated as the federal government looks to gas to save the nation.
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The Age
The Brisbane Times
The Sydney Morning Herald
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The choices of animals
Cosmos
Thu 21 May, 2020
How do animals make decisions, such as where to live? This is an important choice with implications for key life matters such as rearing offspring, interacting with others, accessing food and staying safe from predators.
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Rare scratch infection prompts warning not to touch possums
SBS World News Australia
Thu 21 May, 2020
Health experts are warning people not to touch possums after the first probable case of the rare and highly infectious disease tularaemia in a NSW resident.
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'Don't take eye off plastic waste problem', conference urged
The Australian
Thu 21 May, 2020
The COVID-19 pandemic does not detract from the need for the world to have a systemic focus on treating plastic waste, according to Morgan Stanleys chief sustainability officer Audrey Choi.
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Covid Commission’s gas plans evoke outrage from environmental groups
Reneweconomy
Wed 20 May, 2020
Environmental groups have slammed a proposal from an advisory group handpicked by the Morrison government, for proposing the prioritisation of the gas industry in a post-Covid economy, saying the move a clear conflict of interest.
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Coronavirus: Hydrogen a key player for tech recovery
The Australian
Wed 20 May, 2020
Hydrogen a key player for tech recovery Investment and tax incentives to drive cheaper energy costs, lower carbon emissions, and new technologies to help reboot key sectors including manufacturing are likely to be included in the October budget as a major plank of the post-pandemic economic recovery.
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Regulators flag delays to 16 energy reform projects as fossil fuel interests dig in
Reneweconomy
Wed 20 May, 2020
The key regulators and rule-makers that govern Australia’s increasing redundant electricity market have flagged potential delays to 16 different reforms because of the Covid-19 pandemic, in a move that will shield incumbent fossil fuel generators from increased competition from new technologies.
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Federal Government axes biosecurity levy designed to protect Australian farmers from pests and disease
ABC News
Wed 20 May, 2020
After more than a year of lobbying by cement, minerals and freight industry groups, the Federal Government has abandoned a promise that would raise hundreds of millions of dollars to protect Australian farmers from pests and diseases.
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The Australian Financial Review
Government raises white flag on $100m-a-year quarantine levy
9 News
Biosecurity levy scrapped following delays
7 News
The Canberra Times
Yahoo News
EOIs sought for Tasmanian hydrogen funding
Energy Magazine
Wed 20 May, 2020
The Tasmanian Government has called for expressions of interest (EOI) in the Tasmanian Renewable Hydrogen Industry Development Funding Program.
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Morrison government dangles new carrots for industry but fails to fix bigger climate policy problem
The Conversation
Wed 20 May, 2020
The intricacies of climate change policy have not been front of mind for the Australian government this last half year, but the issue is now back on the agenda. Yesterday a review chaired by energy industry executive Grant King into new low-cost sources of emissions reduction was released. The government has accepted many of its recommendations.
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Climate measures fall well short
The Age
Wed 20 May, 2020
The COVID-19 pandemic has proved that natural disasters can pose just as great a threat to Australia’s security as terrorism or weak borders. So it is good news that the federal government this week made the first announcements since the 2019 election on how it plans to fight the catastrophic threat of global climate change.
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How to change the colour of Australia’s Coronavirus climate recovery
Reneweconomy
Wed 20 May, 2020
It is a strange, interstitial time. We’re somewhere between the initial shock of change brought on by the pandemic (which is wearing off as segments of society slowly reactivate) and the new nervousness of whether our slow climb up out of the trough will trigger a second wave.
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Australian auto industry to adopt voluntary CO2 code
Motoring
Wed 20 May, 2020
The Australian automotive industry is set to introduce a landmark voluntary CO2 code that would encourage car-makers to lower their fleet-average emissions and move Australia’s CO2 standard closer to that of Europe.
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AMP in ethical investing play with Pendal
The Australian Financial Review
Wed 20 May, 2020
AMP will add a sustainability-focused managed portfolio to its MyNorth wealth platform as part of the troubled wealth giant's high stakes product revamp and bid to stem investor outflows.
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Renewables take 20-year hit from COVID-19
The Australian Financial Review
Wed 20 May, 2020
Growth in the world's renewable energy capacity has faltered due to COVID-19 with the number of new renewable plants installed worldwide set to fall this year for the first time in 20 years, according to the International Energy Agency, which is urging governments not to lose sight of the task of the clean energy transition.
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World’s largest offshore wind turbine unveiled by Siemens Gamesa
Reneweconomy
Wed 20 May, 2020
Wind turbine manufacturer Siemens Gamesa has announced the long-awaited launch of its much anticipated “1X” offshore wind turbine, revealed to be a 14MW behemoth with a 222-metre rotor diameter.
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How life on Earth has evolved underground
Particle
Wed 20 May, 2020
Hidden beneath Australia’s surface, aquatic ecosystems that have survived in complete isolation for millions of years shed light on the evolution of living and extinct species.
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Tropical cyclones have become more destructive over past 40 years, data shows
The Guardian
Wed 20 May, 2020
Tropical cyclones have become more intense around the globe in the past four decades, with more destructive storms forming more often, according to a study that further confirms the theory that warming oceans would drive more dangerous cyclones.
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Cyclone slams Indian, Bangladesh coast
9 News
Wed 20 May, 2020
A powerful cyclone has slammed the coastline of India and Bangladesh where more than 2.6 million people fled to shelters in a frantic evacuation made all the more challenging by the coronavirus pandemic.
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Perthnow
The West Australian
Yahoo News
British supermarkets threaten Brazil boycott over Amazon land law
Yahoo News
Wed 20 May, 2020
Leading British supermarket chains have warned Brazil they may be forced to boycott its goods if lawmakers in the South American country pass a bill that would "encourage further land grabbing" in the Amazon.
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Global emissions plunge as working-from-home slashes transport emissions
Reneweconomy
Wed 20 May, 2020
Early indications of the global impacts of the Covid-19 pandemic show a dramatic fall in global greenhouse gas emissions, and particularly in transport as the shift to working from home drive and the cut-back in international travel delivered massive cuts in transport emissions.
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Pact pushing 'intelligent' plastic recycling with $500m spend
The Australian
Wed 20 May, 2020
Pact chair Ruffy Geminder said the circular economy was alive and well but was taking a back seat amid the recovery from COVID-19. Pact chair Ruffy Geminder said the circular economy was alive and well but was taking a back seat amid the recovery from COVID-19.
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