Issue date : Tue 16 June, 2020
Estimated Reading Time : 04 Min 09 Seconds
Number of items : 49
CEFC invests $3.5m in electric vehicle charging station company
The Age
Tue 16 June, 2020
The government's clean energy investment agency has taken a $3.5 million stake in Australian company Jet Charge to help it roll out charging stations aimed at lowering power costs for electric vehicle owners.
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Fires inquiry looks at hazard reduction
7 News
Tue 16 June, 2020
The debate over the effectiveness of hazard reduction burns will be front and centre as bushfire royal commission hearings resume.
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The Canberra Times
Yahoo News
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BP warns of a future that needs less oil as it flags $25b hit
The Sydney Morning Herald
Tue 16 June, 2020
BP sent a signal to investors on Monday (UK time) that the economic shock of the pandemic would reverberate for years, and less gas and oil would probably be needed in the future.
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Fortescue in urgent race for carbon neutrality: Company CEO
Australian Mining
Tue 16 June, 2020
Fortescue Metals Group has set a net zero operational emissions target in stone for 2040, with the Iron Bridge magnetite project to come into alignment when it starts operating.
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A $38b investor says ESG bets outperformed in selloff
The Australian Financial Review
Tue 16 June, 2020
The chief investment officer of a $US26 billion ($38 billion) fund in Helsinki says the market crisis triggered by COVID-19 has revealed just how resilient ESG assets are.
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Leaked tape reveals Rio Tinto does not regret destroying ancient rock shelter to expand mine
The Guardian
Tue 16 June, 2020
Rio Tinto has repeated its apology to traditional owners for the destruction of a rock shelter that had been occupied for over 46,000 years, after iron ore chief executive Chris Salisbury reportedly told a staff meeting that the apology was for any distress caused, not an admission the company had done wrong.
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Investors face pressure over miner set to destroy Aboriginal artefacts
The Age
Tue 16 June, 2020
The world’s largest asset manager and a top superannuation fund are facing pressure to explain investments in a Chinese conglomerate set to destroy ancient Aboriginal artefacts at a coalmine in regional NSW.
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Billions going to waste unless nation taps energy projects
The Australian
Tue 16 June, 2020
The nations looming waste crisis provides a once-in-a-generation opportunity to unlock about 14bn in private investment over the next decade for waste-to-energy projects, a report says.
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Ikea’s turnkey solar panel system now available in Australia
Energy Matters
Tue 16 June, 2020
Ikea’s highly anticipated home solar systems have finally arrived in Australia – the first country to receive this market first outside of Europe. Now, consumers can buy a full suite kit from Ikea’s website, as the company’s partnership with Solargain looks to bring solar to Aussie rooftops.
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Fossil fuel “lockdown” urged to accelerate shift to renewables
Reneweconomy
Tue 16 June, 2020
A post-Coronavirus “lockdown” should be extended to fossil fuel consumption across all sectors of all economies if the world is to have any hope of achieving the sort of emission reductions required to stop catastrophic global warming, a new report says.
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This shark often goes deep for a feed
Cosmos
Tue 16 June, 2020
The dorsal fin above water causes the average Australian’s heart to flutter, but the great white shark (Carcharodon carcharias) does more of its feeding below the surface than previously thought, research suggests.
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Talking Point: Keeping a weather eye on our wines
The Mercury
Tue 16 June, 2020
It’s an industry worth $115 million to the local economy. For more than a decade, however, Tasmanian wine growers have been dealing with the very tangible effects of climate change.
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The Advertiser
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The Herald Sun
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Beef's push for new methane measuring gains momentum
Farm Weekly
Tue 16 June, 2020
THE beef industry's push for a fairer way of measuring the global warming contribution of methane is gaining traction, with livestock scientists saying the current metric was never intended to be applied to methane.
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Half of land on Earth is still 'untouched by humans' and could be saved
Yahoo News
Tue 16 June, 2020
Researchers said this represents an opportunity to conserve half our planet’s land intact. Lead author Jason Riggio, of UC Davis, said: “The encouraging takeaway from this study is that if we act quickly and decisively, there is a slim window in which we can still conserve roughly half of Earth’s land in a relatively intact state.”
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Some corals flourish, even in the dark
Cosmos
Tue 16 June, 2020
Deep sea corals may not be as inhibited by a lack of light as scientists had assumed. New research led by the University of Hawaii suggests that even those living on the brink of darkness have surprising growth rates thanks to their ability to dominate in their preferred habitats.
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Sydney residents to pay less for water until next drought hits
The Sydney Morning Herald
Tue 16 June, 2020
Sydneysiders will pay less for their water from next month but face a price leap next time a dry spell hits, according to new usage charges set by the Independent Pricing and Regulatory Tribunal (IPART).
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The Age
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WAToday
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The Daily Telegraph
Water bills overhauled, prices linked to Sydney dam levels
The Advertiser
The Courier Mail
The Geelong Advertiser
The Herald Sun
How $25 can help reduce 60,000 tonnes of textile waste
Ragtrader
Tue 16 June, 2020
Australian consumers can now have their unwanted old clothes, shoes and textiles picked up from home to be recycled or reused, thanks to a new partnership between Manrags and CouriersPlease.
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Concern after PM pledges green tape cuts ahead of review
The Canberra Times
Mon 15 June, 2020
Conservation groups have reacted angrily after Prime Minister Scott Morrison flagged a major review of Australia's environmental laws with a pledge to slash approval times.
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The Sydney Morning Herald
Environment laws in Morrison's sights in bid to fast-track rail, road and mines
The Age
The Brisbane Times
WAToday
The Sydney Morning Herald
Fears over Morrison's plan for 'single touch' environmental approvals
The Age
The Brisbane Times
WAToday
'We will fight': Oil and gas move off Ningaloo shocks protection groups
WAToday
Mon 15 June, 2020
A proposal to potentially open the waters off Ningaloo Reef and Shark Bay for oil and gas exploration makes clear the industry’s intention to push south from the Pilbara into these ecotourism hotspots, environmental groups say.
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The Age
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New wind and storage projects unlocked as Marinus Link fast-tracked under ‘JobMaker’
Reneweconomy
Mon 15 June, 2020
The Morrison government will fast track the approval process for the Marinus Link undersea cable linking Tasmania and Victoria, as part of the first stage of its “JobMaker” infrastructure plan, potentially unlocking a series of large new wind and storage projects in the island state.
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Tasmanian power link 'risks heritage areas'
The Australian
Mon 15 June, 2020
Former Greens leader Bob Brown has stepped up his anti-wind farm campaign in Tasmania and said a decision to fast track a new electricity link with the mainland could one day threaten the states World Heritage-listed reserves.
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Fears two NSW dam projects will ignore economic, financial safeguards
The Sydney Morning Herald
Mon 15 June, 2020
Plans to fast-track two dams in NSW have prompted calls for Federal Environment Minister Sussan Ley to apply biodiversity protection laws to help save ecosystems that would be threatened by the projects.
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The Age
The Brisbane Times
WAToday
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Second SoP project rewarded with approvals
Farm Weekly
Mon 15 June, 2020
A SECOND prospective Western Australian Sulphate of Potash (SoP) fertiliser producer and exporter has gained State environmental approval for a remote salt lake brine processing operation.
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Premier orders urgent review into Perth Mint gold scandal
The Australian Financial Review
Mon 15 June, 2020
West Australian Premier Mark McGowan has ordered an "urgent review" of how the Perth Mint evaluates its suppliers and flagged tighter controls after revelations the refinery was buying gold from a convicted killer.
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Northern Territory makes reforms to boost renewables
Energy Magazine
Mon 15 June, 2020
The Northern Territory Government has announced priority electricity market reforms as part of its plan for 50 per cent renewables by 2030.
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As fear lifts, we plan bucket-list trips – but Ningaloo faces its own existential threat
WAToday
Mon 15 June, 2020
There is a promontory on our wild west coast where you watch streams of humpbacks puff and breach their way past shimmering lagoons and endless pale beaches. You’d be standing on ancient red powder on what we now call the North West Cape and what you’re looking over is one of Australia’s newest World Heritage sites: The Ningaloo Coast, inscribed in 2011.
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The Age
The Brisbane Times
The Sydney Morning Herald
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Adani insurers rule out future involvement
Insurance News
Mon 15 June, 2020
The insurers named in a newspaper last week as being involved with the Adani coal mine have ruled out providing insurance for the next phases of the controversial project in Queensland.
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Australia’s 5GW wind energy pipeline celebrated on Global Wind Day
Reneweconomy
Mon 15 June, 2020
Wind energy’s contribution to Australia’s electricity supply has doubled since 2014, after the sector added a record 837MW of new capacity to the grid over the course of 2019, and gears up to add gigawatts more.
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Australian company H2X to manufacture hydrogen vehicles in NSW
ABC News
Mon 15 June, 2020
Hydrogen vehicles are set to be manufactured in the New South Wales Illawarra region, with Australian company H2X aiming to produce 20,000 hybrid vehicles from a plant at Port Kembla by 2025.
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Giant tortoise Diego, a hero to his species, is home
Yahoo News
Mon 15 June, 2020
Diego the giant Galapagos tortoise whose tireless efforts are credited with almost single-handedly saving his once-threatened species, was put out to pasture Monday on his native island after decades of breeding in captivity, Ecuador's environment minister said.
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New cancer detected in Far North Queensland frog population
News.com.au
Mon 15 June, 2020
A far north Queensland frog hospital has detected a new cancer in one patient as it calls for more research into the particularly high rate of amphibian cancer in the region.
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