Issue date : Wed 27 May, 2020
Estimated Reading Time : 03 Min 29 Seconds
Number of items : 41
Cross-sector calls for clean energy in economic recovery plan
Energy Magazine
Wed 27 May, 2020
The Australian Energy Council, the Energy Efficiency Council and the Property Council of Australia are among fifteen major organisations from multiple sectors calling for investment in renewables in economic recovery measures to help build a stronger, cleaner post-pandemic Australia.
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The coal, hard fact is we must put jobs first in this economic climate
The Australian
Wed 27 May, 2020
As the biblical saying goes, you can’t serve two masters. For a decade we have been trying to con ourselves we could. We thought you could serve the master of ­climate change and keep a strong manufacturing sector.
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I have a message for knuckle-dragging engine-running bastards who keep their cars idling
The Age
Wed 27 May, 2020
Maybe it’s because no one’s servicing their cars at the moment – or maybe it’s because so many people are using their cars as de facto offices/lounge rooms/bunkers. Either way, I've noticed that lately as I'm walking, the odds are I will smell exhaust fumes from at least one idling car.
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WAToday
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Climate ripe to set carbon price
The Weekly Times
Wed 27 May, 2020
To innovate, Australian farmers need to know the true cost of carbon, writes CARL YOUNG.
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Renewable energy eats into coal's share of electricity grid
The Sydney Morning Herald
Wed 27 May, 2020
Australia's reliance on coal-fired electricity is waning as new figures reveal renewable energy now accounts for more than 20 per cent of the nation's power, passing a new record.
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The Age
The Brisbane Times
WAToday
NSW Silverton Wind Farm now complete and operational
Energy Magazine
Wed 27 May, 2020
Construction on the Silverton Wind Farm has been completed, with the $450 million project now generating at full capacity after successful testing.
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Envirostream trials use of recycled battery products to boost crop fertiliser
Food & Beverage
Wed 27 May, 2020
The recycling division of Lithium Australia, Envirostream Australia, is assessing the use of zinc and manganese derived from recycled alkaline batteries as micro-nutrient supplements in fertilisers, potentially a new market for such materials in Australia.
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Australia's summer bushfire smoke killed 445 and put thousands in hospital, inquiry hears
The Guardian
Tue 26 May, 2020
Smoke from the Australian bushfires of the 2019-20 summer caused an estimated 445 deaths and put more than 4,000 people in hospital, a royal commission has heard.
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Off-grid and out of line? Liberal candidate for Eden-Monaro to test Morrison leadership
Reneweconomy
Tue 26 May, 2020
Meet the Liberal Party’s candidate for the key by-election of Eden Monaro: Fiona Kotvojs lives on a solar-powered, off-grid south coast property, and has raised controversy by suggesting the people of Tuvalu are more likely to be killed off by diabetes than rising sea levels.
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Public weren't asked about shooting brumbies from ground, court hears
The Age
Tue 26 May, 2020
Parks Victoria failed to properly consult with the public about its plans to cull brumbies in the state's fire-ravaged high country using ground-based shooting, the Supreme Court has been told.
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The Sydney Morning Herald
WAToday
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W.A. backs wastewater hydrogen project using Australian technology
Reneweconomy
Tue 26 May, 2020
The West Australian government is backing an Australian first project to produce renewable hydrogen and graphite from wastewater, with the signing of a supply deal between the state-owned Water Corporation and the Perth-based Hazer Group that is developing the technology.
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World needs 'green recovery', health experts tell G20 leaders
Yahoo News
Tue 26 May, 2020
Trillions of dollars, euros and yuan pouring into post-pandemic economies must build a "healthy and green recovery", 200 medical groups representing 40 million health professionals worldwide told G20 leaders Tuesday in an open letter.
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Australia shows how policy can stifle renewable energy future
The Sydney Morning Herald
Tue 26 May, 2020
One of the themes emerging as the world looks to recover from the coronavirus pandemic is that this is a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity to reboot the global energy system and embrace a future of renewables.
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The Age
The Brisbane Times
WAToday
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Adani's broker attacked for 'greenwashing'
The Australian Financial Review
Tue 26 May, 2020
Climate groups have vowed to ramp up their campaign against Adani's insurance broker Marsh, after it published a one-page sustainability policy that included no mention of the controversial Carmichael coal mine.
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Chicken and egg industries plan to go carbon neutral
Farm Weekly
Tue 26 May, 2020
Consumer demand for sustainably sourced food is driving a move by the chicken meat and egg industries to potentially reduce their net emissions to zero.
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Spain approves push for 100% renewables, bans all new fossil fuel projects
Reneweconomy
Tue 26 May, 2020
The Spanish Government has approved an ambitious draft climate law which seeks, among other things, to reach net zero emissions “no later than 2050, in coherence with the scientific criteria and the demands of the citizens.”
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10 ways to keep Sunshine Coast liveable and sustainable
The Fifth Estate
Tue 26 May, 2020
As more people flock to the Sunshine Coast in Queensland for the temperate climate and breathtaking views, the Sunshine Coast Council is looking for ways to accommodate growth without compromising sustainability, liveability and affordability.
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Is prefab the answer to pricey Passive House builds?
The Fifth Estate
Tue 26 May, 2020
It takes precision and care to construct an airtight building that’s good enough to pass the tough blower door test for Passive House certification. None of it is cheap. But what if you could keep costs down by prefabricating most of these ultra-comfortable, low energy buildings? That’s exactly what Darryn Parkinson had in mind when he set up a manufacturing facility in Western Sydney.
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Whale entangled in rope still missing near Portland
The Age
Tue 26 May, 2020
A humpback whale thought to be entangled in rope near Portland in south-west Victoria is still missing, despite extensive air and sea searches.
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The Sydney Morning Herald
WAToday
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Blast destroys one of country's oldest known Aboriginal heritage sites
WAToday
Tue 26 May, 2020
Aboriginal heritage sites of major significance have been destroyed in WA’s Pilbara, with a mining company having obtained legal permission to blast the sites before the sites’ full riches were uncovered.
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South Sudan: an unexplored Eden of biodiversity
Yahoo News
Tue 26 May, 2020
The light plane banked sharply to circle back over the plains. The pilot had spotted something below: antelope, first one, then many, the stragglers of a million-strong migration across this vast wilderness.
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Global warming reaching the ocean depths
7 News
Tue 26 May, 2020
The world's deep oceans are warming at a slower but more dramatic rate than on the water's surface, signalling a grim outlook for deep-sea creatures, a study has found.
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News.com.au
NT News
The Advertiser
The Australian
The Canberra Times
The Courier Mail
The Daily Telegraph
The Geelong Advertiser
The Gold Coast Bulletin
The Herald Sun
The Mercury
The Newcastle Herald
The Weekly Times
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Cold shock: Aussie cold chain food waste study
Food Processing
Tue 26 May, 2020
A government- and industry-sponsored study has revealed that food waste attributable to failures in the cold food chain costs the Australian economy nearly $4 billion at farm gate values. The study, an in-depth examination of the cost of food waste because of deficiencies in the cold food chain, was undertaken by the Melbourne-based Expert Group, for the Department of Agriculture, Water and Environment, and Refrigerants Australia.
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