Issue date : Fri 22 May, 2020
Estimated Reading Time : 04 Min 50 Seconds
Number of items : 57
In post-pandemic renewables boom, Australia is once again the lucky country
The Sydney Morning Herald
Fri 22 May, 2020
Which commodities and countries are best placed to emerge as winners in the post-coronavirus world, especially if the anticipated boost to investment in renewables energies actually happens?
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Still all carrots, no sticks for carbon
The Australian Financial Review
Fri 22 May, 2020
The latest climate and energy road map expands direct action investment for abatement technologies, but the government remains wary.
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Let's talk about gas - a great resource of diminishing value
The Sydney Morning Herald
Fri 22 May, 2020
For many decades, gas has played a significant role in Australia’s economy and has been often identified as playing an essential role in our journey to a low-emissions future. That future role is now being strongly debated and the stakes are high.
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Renewable generation powering a zero-cost energy future
Utility Magazine
Fri 22 May, 2020
The rise and scalability of renewables is creating vast opportunities for utilities to embed sustainable sources of energy generation across their infrastructure and reduce their reliance on expensive grid electricity.
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Covid recovery could 'tip the balance' for nature
Yahoo News
Fri 22 May, 2020
Environmental scientists have called for the conservation of nature to be at the centre of the economic recovery from the coronavirus pandemic.
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Orchid fever as 10-year quest finally unlocks Queen of Sheba’s secret
WAToday
Fri 22 May, 2020
Orchid hunters are a real group of people, and Western Australia is one of the best places in the world to be one – especially when one of the world’s most rare and spectacular specimens is primed for a comeback.
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Australia, it’s time to talk about our water emergency
The Conversation
Fri 22 May, 2020
The last bushfire season showed Australians they can no longer pretend climate change will not affect them. But there’s another climate change influence we must also face up to: increasingly scarce water on our continent.
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In an Effort to Be More Sustainable, I Tried Applicator-Free Tampons — Here's How It Went
PopSugar
Fri 22 May, 2020
The year is 2020, and it seems that everyone is looking for ways to be more sustainable. But unless you're opting for a menstrual cup (which is a great option, though not for everyone), making your period more environmentally friendly can be challenging. Even some organic tampons have plastic applicators, which aren't biodegradable — and when you consider how many tampons you'll use over the course of your life, the numbers add up quickly. So, the question remains: how can we live with our tampons while still trying to help the environment?
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Strong winds, heavy rain and snow lashes Australia's east
9 News
Fri 22 May, 2020
Snow has begun falling in parts of the Blue Mountains, west of Sydney, as winter arrives early due to a low pressure system across Australia's east bringing strong winds and heavy rainfall to large parts of the state.
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Taylor puts gas and CCS at centre of technology roadmap, coal and nuclear not excluded
Reneweconomy
Thu 21 May, 2020
Federal energy and emissions reduction minister Angus Taylor has outlined the thinking behind the Coalition’s proposed technology roadmap, and it is everything that was feared – a desperate attempt to try and jam new gas infrastructure, carbon capture and storage and even new coal investments into Australia’s energy future.
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Investment roadmap unveiled for low emissions technologies
Energy Magazine
Thu 21 May, 2020
The Federal Government has released its Technology Investment Roadmap discussion paper, which lays out a plan to help Australia harness low emissions technologies and reduce its carbon footprint.
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Morrison government's 'positive' climate plan missing a key ingredient
The Age
Thu 21 May, 2020
Emissions reduction advocates have cautiously welcomed the Morrison government's new climate policy, but warn its failure to set a concrete greenhouse gas reduction target may prevent Australia from meeting its international obligations.
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Hope emerges for an end to energy policy wars
The Australian Financial Review
Thu 21 May, 2020
Hope is on the horizon for an end to the climate wars, with Labor supporting the thrust of the government's technology road map but cautioning that a regulatory framework is needed to give investors the certainty needed to follow it.
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Coalition backbenchers demand greater role for coal
The Australian
Thu 21 May, 2020
Scott Morrisons emissions reduction technology plan will increase energy prices and cost taxpayers more than a market-based solution, energy experts have warned, amid backbench complaints that high-efficiency coal plants have been overlooked.
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Govt could explore fracking so long as a project 'stacks up on its own terms'
Sky News Australia
Thu 21 May, 2020
Energy Minister Angus Taylor says the government shouldn't "pay anyone who is an electricity generator" as he rules out bailing out the Liddell coal fired power plant and insisted AGL must extend the plant's life or find a like for like replacement.
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NSW's water-sharing plans 'don't comply' with basin plan, agency says
The Sydney Morning Herald
Thu 21 May, 2020
The federal agency responsible for managing environmental flows in the Murray-Darling Basin has warned that NSW's draft water-sharing plans are at odds with the existing basin plan.
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Fears Snowy project's green light will seal endangered fish's fate
The Sydney Morning Herald
Thu 21 May, 2020
The Bereijklian government has given planning approval for the multibillion-dollar Snowy 2.0 pumped hydro project, prompting warnings the move will cause the extinction of a rare native fish species.
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Fate of Snowy Hydro 2.0 in Canberra's hands after NSW approval
The Australian Financial Review
Thu 21 May, 2020
The Snowy Hydro 2.0 project has been given the green light by the NSW government and the proposed pumped-hydro power station must now seek federal government approval, a process which should take just over a month, says Snowy Hydro chief executive Paul Broad.
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Victoria splashes out on renewable energy
News.com.au
Thu 21 May, 2020
The Victoria government has announced a $15.3 million package of renewable energy projects to create jobs and reduce emissions.
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NT News
The Advertiser
The Australian
The Courier Mail
The Daily Telegraph
The Geelong Advertiser
The Gold Coast Bulletin
The Herald Sun
The Mercury
The Weekly Times
Yahoo News
Climate change should be recorded on death certificates, doctors argue
The Sydney Morning Herald
Thu 21 May, 2020
Climate change should be recorded as a cause of death on death certificates in Australia because heat-related mortality is so vastly unreported, according to commentary published in The Lancet Planetary Health on Thursday.
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Picking losers
The Monthly
Thu 21 May, 2020
More evidence has arrived that the Morrison government has not changed its spots on its vexed climate and energy policy, which remains fossil fuel–led even as key stakeholders, both nationally and internationally, urge a green stimulus response to COVID-19.
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IAG buys into agriculture climate data start-up
The Australian Financial Review
Thu 21 May, 2020
Insurance Australia Group has bought a multimillion-dollar stake in a CSIRO-backed start-up that measures climate change risk on farms.
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AMP, Pendal launch new managed portfolio
Financial Standard
Thu 21 May, 2020
The new retail offering will have an ESG focus with investments adhering to a responsible and sustainable framework.
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Carbon capture is back but with a twist
The Australian Financial Review
Thu 21 May, 2020
Controversial carbon capture and storage technology looks set for another round of public funding support but with a focus on achieving emissions reduction in difficult-to-abate industries such as cement production and to support growth in LNG exports rather than for coal power generation.
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New plan to transition NSW to green hydrogen by 2027
Energy Magazine
Thu 21 May, 2020
Infinite Blue Energy (IBE) has revealed a new strategy to transition large fossil fuel users in NSW to green hydrogen to assist the state’s companies de-carbonise.
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Cooking with gas: bad for the planet, and bad for your health
The Fifth Estate
Thu 21 May, 2020
Australia’s federal government looks like it’s digging its heels in on gas but be warned, cooking with it is bad for your health. And while rangehoods can help, not all of them were created equal. In fact, the best ones are so loud people don’t turn them on.
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South Bank trees felled as Neville Bonner Bridge work under way
The Brisbane Times
Thu 21 May, 2020
The loss of seven mature trees along South Bank to make way for the planned Neville Bonner Bridge cost the consortium behind the Queen's Wharf development a $140,000 off-set payment to Brisbane City Council.
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Tasmanians urged to keep their distance from migrating whales
The Mercury
Thu 21 May, 2020
Tasmanians are being urged to keep a safe distance from whales as they migrate north through the states waters. With migrating whales spotted off the state’s southeast coast, Tasmanians are being urged to keep a safe distance to protect both themselves and the whales.
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Don’t let them out: 15 ways to keep your indoor cat happy
The Conversation
Thu 21 May, 2020
Cats have recently been on the tail-end of bad press, with recent research finding roaming pet cats kill 390 million animals per year in Australia. Most of them are native species.
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Man who freed whale calf escapes fine
7 News
Thu 21 May, 2020
The 'hero' in a tinny who freed a whale calf from shark nets on the Gold Coast has avoided a fine over the rescue.
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Perthnow
The Canberra Times
The West Australian
Yahoo News
Technologies that could transform our food systems
Food Processing
Thu 21 May, 2020
Research to date on the future of food systems has largely focused on incremental changes possible with existing technologies. But even that research finds that incremental changes will not be enough, and that food systems will need to be transformed to sustainably cater to an increasing global population.
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Promoting sustainable water use in the Northern Territory
Utility Magazine
Thu 21 May, 2020
Power and Water Corporation and Yolngu rapper, and 2019 Young Australian of the Year, Baker Boy, have worked together to promote sustainable water use in the Northern Territory.
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‘Plastic waste ignored in focus on health’
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 Audrey Choi, Morgan Stanleys chief sustainability officer.
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Condé Nast will be carbon neutral by 2030 (and it’s launching a new sustainable fashion glossary)
Vogue Australia
Thu 21 May, 2020
Since the pandemic began, the fashion industry has been awash with discussions about how it can change for the better. A group of designers including Dries Van Noten, Gabriela Hearst and Marine Serre have signed an open letter proposing an overhaul to the fashion calendar, in order to make their businesses “more environmentally and socially sustainable”. The future of the fashion show has also been much debated, with Marc Jacobs telling Vogue Global Conversations last month: “The way we present a show, it feels like that probably will never exist as we know it, the way we did it.”
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Emma Watson's Favourite Sustainable And Eco-Friendly Fashion Brands
Marie Claire
Thu 21 May, 2020
Emma Watson has long been championing sustainable and eco-friendly fashion, once stating: “The fashion industry is the second-biggest pollutant of freshwater on the planet. It has such a huge environmental impact and such a big human impact." For years, the Harry Potter actress has been dedicated to making sure her sartorial choices, whether on the red carpet or in everyday life, are sustainably and ethically made - and making sure they get the recognition for doing so.
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Commuters set for wet journey home as rain sets in across Sydney
The Sydney Morning Herald
Thu 21 May, 2020
Sydney commuters endured a wet journey home on Thursday as the first hints of real winter weather begin to emerge - and then intensify on Friday and across the weekend.
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