Issue date : Tue 23 June, 2020
Estimated Reading Time : 03 Min 24 Seconds
Number of items : 40
If we could design JobKeeper within weeks, we can exit coal by 2030. Here’s how to do it
The Conversation
Tue 23 June, 2020
As we emerge from the lockdown phase of the pandemic, there are many lessons to learn. One is that when given credible warning of an existential threat, it is better to act early and risk doing too much than to delay acting and face a much bigger and harder to solve problem when the warnings turn out to be correct.
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Government renewable energy investment program swamped by support
The Sydney Morning Herald
Tue 23 June, 2020
Plans to open up the Central West of NSW to more renewable energy have generated overwhelming investor interest – topping $38 billion, or nine times the government’s available capacity.
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The Age
The Brisbane Times
WAToday
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Maggot waste management gets tick from Mike Cannon-Brookes, Tenacious
The Australian Financial Review
Tue 23 June, 2020
Goterra, a start-up combining robotics with fly larvae to tackle waste management, has raised $8 million in a round led by new agricultural technology venture capital fund Tenacious Ventures and Mike Cannon-Brookes' Grok Ventures.
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Unilever sets out new actions to fight climate change
Food & Drink Business
Tue 23 June, 2020
Unilever has set out a new range of measures and commitments designed to improve the health of the planet by taking even more decisive action to fight climate change. Building on our existing science-based targets to have no carbon emissions from our own operations, and to halve the green-house (GHG) footprint of products across the value chain by 2030, Unilever has announced we will achieve net zero emissions from all products by 2039 – from the sourcing of materials, up to the point of sale in store.
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The case for scale: Why bigger solar projects deliver lower costs
Reneweconomy
Tue 23 June, 2020
There are often very good reasons to build small or average size solar farms – available land, local demand, and grid capabilities among them. But there can be no doubt that costs for large scale solar farms benefit from scale.
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Welcome to The Jungle House, a sustainable home that grows its own food
Domain
Tue 23 June, 2020
Imagine a house that generates its own electricity, warms and cools itself, provides its own water and food – including fish, vegetables, eggs and honey – powers its own car, is smothered in greenery and is still in the middle of inner-city Sydney.
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Endangered Australian fish being sold in shops and restaurants
The Guardian
Tue 23 June, 2020
Endangered fish species are being routinely sold to Australian and international consumers thanks to a little-known feature of environmental laws that allows for the species to be commercially fished.
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Mountain men: Don't kill alpine icon
The Weekly Times
Tue 23 June, 2020
A well-proven system of brumby management is under threat by bureaucrats who would rather see the horses dead, writes Charlie Lovick
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Artificial night sky causes feeding confusion
Cosmos
Tue 23 June, 2020
On Sunday, Australian citizen scientists used the longest night of the year in the Southern Hemisphere to get together to measure light pollution around the country.
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Ancient ice tells story of carbon storage
Cosmos
Tue 23 June, 2020
Scientists better understand the history of carbon dioxide storage in the Southern Ocean after analysing sea ice from the past 20,000 years.
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‘Godzilla dust storm’ hurls towards the US
News.com.au
Tue 23 June, 2020
A massive cloud of Sahara dust is about to hit the US with a size and concentration that hasn’t been seen in half a century.
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The Advertiser
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Queensland residents brace for coldest day of the year
News.com.au
Tue 23 June, 2020
A number of Australians are expected to experience the coldest day of the year this week as an icy blast sends temperatures plummeting.
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The Daily Telegraph
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Confusing warning system 'risked escalating fire disaster'
The Sydney Morning Herald
Mon 22 June, 2020
Confusion caused by emergency alerts issued during the summer’s bushfires at times caused traffic jams in areas that were shortly afterwards overrun by fire, the Royal Commission into the fires has heard.
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The Age
The Brisbane Times
WAToday
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Behind the economics of net zero
Government News
Mon 22 June, 2020
Amid COVID-19 recovery planning, the Australian government needs to make critical decisions on energy and climate policy, write Brian O’Callaghan and Daniel D’Hotman.
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Miners' late nod towards climate risks not enough for investors
The Age
Mon 22 June, 2020
Australia’s peak mining lobby group has moved to adopt a policy recognising financial risks from climate change, as investor groups say the industry could lose access to funds if it doesn’t properly disclose its exposure to global warming.
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The Brisbane Times
The Sydney Morning Herald
WAToday
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Minerals Council of Australia endorses net-zero emissions but with no target date
The Guardian
Mon 22 June, 2020
Australia’s peak mining body representing the coal industry has released a plan to tackle climate change across the industry, endorsing a goal of reaching net-zero emissions “as fast as possible” but without setting a target date.
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PepsiCo releases 2019 Sustainability Report
Food Processing
Mon 22 June, 2020
PepsiCo has published its 2019 Sustainability Report, highlighting progress toward its sustainability goals and reaffirming the company’s agenda to build a more sustainable food system. The report shares the company’s progress in a range of priority areas, including agriculture, water, climate, packaging, products and people.
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Australian made hydrogen must be green, or it will have no export market
Reneweconomy
Mon 22 June, 2020
As Australia and the world come to grips with the Covid health and economic crises, it must also tackle the pan-generational crisis of climate change. Hydrogen is a key part of the solution and can be derived from a variety of sources. It can be Green, Blue, Grey, Brown, Black (and colours in between).
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Gas is not the solution for our clean energy future
The Fifth Estate
Mon 22 June, 2020
COVID-19 could be the trigger for the much-needed step change in our clean energy transition. But the Morrison government has stacked the National COVID-19 Coordination Committee with oil and gas sector representatives, pushing for fossil fuel lobby-led economic recovery. It looks like gas is tipped to be the centrepiece of our energy recovery package.
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Engineers say technology roadmap should focus on cheap renewables, energy storage
Reneweconomy
Mon 22 June, 2020
A submission from the Australian Academy of Technology and Engineering to the federal government’s proposed technology roadmap has called for “deep and ongoing” investment in renewable energy generation in response to the Coalition’s apparent skew towards gas, carbon capture and storage, and coal.
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Communities embrace battery energy storage systems
Energy Magazine
Mon 22 June, 2020
Battery energy storage systems are powering ahead around the country with the launch of two new community batteries in Western Australia and the Northern Territory.
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Police to the rescue of a turtle in need of a hand
The Canberra Times
Mon 22 June, 2020
Police have come to the rescue of an overturned turtle on Sweers Island. On Saturday, June 13, Senior Constable David Shead, Senior Constable Andrew Chee and Constable Lee Ernst were deployed to Ringurring (Sweers Island) in the gulf for COVID-19 bio security.
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The Newcastle Herald
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Four arrested in Indonesia tiger poaching case
Yahoo News
Mon 22 June, 2020
Four suspected poachers have been arrested for killing a critically endangered Sumatran tiger, Indonesian police said Monday, highlighting the Southeast Asian nation's battle with illegal wildlife trafficking.
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Water hyacinth pest chokes Iraq's vital waterways
Yahoo News
Mon 22 June, 2020
The broad leaves and delicate purple flowers floating on the Euphrates look breathtaking -- but they are suffocating the waterways of Iraq, celebrated as the "land of the two rivers".
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