Issue date : Wed 24 June, 2020
Estimated Reading Time : 03 Min 54 Seconds
Number of items : 46
Let's end Australia's climate and energy warfare, Albanese tells Morrison
The Guardian
Wed 24 June, 2020
Anthony Albanese has dumped Labor’s former backing of Malcolm Turnbull’s national energy guarantee and opened the door for taxpayer support for carbon capture and storage technologies, in a major overture to Scott Morrison to reach bipartisan agreement on energy policy.
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Matt Canavan urges climate compo for coal plant
The Australian
Wed 24 June, 2020
Nationals senator Matt Canavan is urging the Morrison government to guarantee compensation to the owner of a proposed new coal-fired power station should there be any change in federal climate policy.
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'We had empty dams': Councils recall fighting Black Summer fires during drought
The Canberra Times
Wed 24 June, 2020
Local councils have recalled fighting the Black Summer bushfires with empty tanks and dams after years of drought, during a hearing of the Royal Commission into National Natural Disaster Arrangements on Tuesday.
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Talking Point: We must end environmental extremism
The Mercury
Wed 24 June, 2020
By harnessing renewable resources and not setting out to stop progress at all costs, we can achieve a more balanced approach to our future, writes Graeme Elphinstone
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Why are major insurers pulling the plug on Adani?
Insurance Business
Wed 24 June, 2020
Last week, four major insurance providers to the controversial Adani coalmine located in Queensland revealed they will no longer provide policies for the project. HDI, AXA XL and Liberty Mutual told Insurance Business Australia they will not have any further business involvement with the coal mine outside of current contractual duties, citing climate change concerns. Aspen Insurance has also pulled the plug on its involvement with the mine for similar reasons.
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GrainGrowers policy tackles climate change issues
Farm Weekly
Wed 24 June, 2020
A CLIMATE change policy seeking to maintain Australian grains domestic and global competitiveness while reducing emissions and increasing carbon sequestration has been launched by GrainGrowers.
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"Many risks will be considered uninsurable"
Insurance Business
Wed 24 June, 2020
Climate change is a significant issue for the entire insurance industry, including insurance brokers, according to Robert ‘Rob’ Cooper (pictured), director of Cooper Professional Risks, located in Queensland.
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Wager on who is the king of renewables
The Australian
Wed 24 June, 2020
Who is set to referee the battle of just who is the biggest financial backer of renewable power in Australia?
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Queensland ports break coal export record
The Brisbane Times
Wed 24 June, 2020
Coal mining will remain a major industry in Queensland for "years to come" as the state exported a record amount of coal in 2019.
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The Age
The Sydney Morning Herald
WAToday
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US energy laggards still not Paris compliant: analysis
Yahoo News
Wed 24 June, 2020
US-based oil and gas majors are lagging well behind their European counterparts when it comes to plans for cutting emissions to comply with the Paris climate deal, according to analysis released Wednesday.
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Gas stench permeates the COVID-19 Commission
Independent Australia
Tue 23 June, 2020
There’s nothing quite like the stink of gas to tell you that something is very wrong. And the National COVID-19 Coordination Commission (NCCC) reeks of the stuff.
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NSW first renewable zone attracts stunning 27GW of solar, wind, storage proposals
Reneweconomy
Tue 23 June, 2020
The New South Wales government’s plan to establish its first renewable energy zone in the state’s Central West has received a “phenomenal” response, attracting 113 registrations of interest for projects totalling a massive 27 gigawatts and valued at $38 billion.
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State government banking on coal exports as world chases Paris targets
The Sydney Morning Herald
Wed 24 June, 2020
The state government is banking on global coal demand defying the Paris climate goals of slashing carbon emissions, predicting instead only a marginal cut in consumption of the fossil fuel by mid-century.
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The Age
The Brisbane Times
WAToday
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Sydney's water supply at risk because of department failure on conservation, audit finds
The Guardian
Tue 23 June, 2020
The New South Wales government has failed to investigate or implement water conservation measures for greater Sydney, leaving the city’s water supply vulnerable to the effects of population growth, drought and climate change, the state’s auditor has found.
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WAToday
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The Sydney Morning Herald
Sydney's water supply unable to cope with population growth, drought
The Age
The Brisbane Times
7 News
Sydney water saving falls short: report
The Canberra Times
The Newcastle Herald
Yahoo News
NSW prepares for low-carbon future, but its policies still need teeth
Reneweconomy
Tue 23 June, 2020
Under Matt Kean, NSW has started to plan more seriously for a lower-carbon future. It’s possible to see the current policy as just a statement of intention and that, over time, more will follow. As it stands, though, there is pretty much a complete lack of teeth, a lack of skin in the game. NSW consumers pay more for electricity than in other states and arguably that is at least partly due to a lack of government commitment.
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Minerals Council backs Paris Agreement ... again
The Australian Financial Review
Tue 23 June, 2020
Things lacking from the Minerals Council of Australia's eagerly anticipated Climate Action Plan: a timeline for the sector to reach zero emissions in mining.
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The goals for Australia to do better
The Interpreter
Tue 23 June, 2020
The Sustainable Development Goals are not only for poor nations – they offer a policy roadmap for Australia, too.
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Message to responsible investors: Stay active
Investor Daily
Tue 23 June, 2020
It is imperative that asset managers making ESG principles a core investment strategy don’t “set and forget” after taking an investment position.
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The Planners Declare movement is here
The Fifth Estate
Tue 23 June, 2020
Australian planners have declared a climate and biodiversity emergency. It’s self-evident to say that climate change and biodiversity loss matter to urban planners. Read any planning policy from any Australian state, territory or local government and this becomes evident. So why is a declaration necessary?
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Bats are maligned as disease carriers, but our world wouldn't function without them
ABC News
Tue 23 June, 2020
Flying, fluffy, strangely beguiling, but also much maligned. While the coronavirus pandemic sweeping the world is thought to have originated in bats, the view of bats solely as carriers of disease completely misses the important roles these flying mammals play in our environment.
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Sumatran tiger killed in suspected poisoning
Yahoo News
Tue 23 June, 2020
A Sumatran tiger has been found dead in a suspected poisoning, an Indonesian official said Tuesday, a day after alleged poachers were charged with killing another of the critically endangered big cats in a separate case.
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Protesters demand miners stop looking for gold in Wombat State Forest
The Age
Tue 23 June, 2020
Snap protests against gold exploration have taken place in the Wombat State Forest in an area the Victorian government’s environmental assessment body says should become a national park.
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The Brisbane Times
The Sydney Morning Herald
WAToday
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Scientists weigh up alternative methane measuring
Farm Weekly
Tue 23 June, 2020
Prominent Australian scientists, Richard Eckard and Mark Howden have held talks with livestock industry representatives to consider an alternative method for measuring livestock methane emissions.
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A contaminated-waste epidemic is quickly following the pandemic
The Sydney Morning Herald
Tue 23 June, 2020
Seoul: The world is struggling to deal with the spread of another medical problem created by the coronavirus — a deluge of contaminated waste.
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The Age
The Brisbane Times
WAToday
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