Issue date : Mon 29 June, 2020
Estimated Reading Time : 04 Min 20 Seconds
Number of items : 51
Zero emissions push will create more than one million jobs in Australia, BZE says
Reneweconomy
Mon 29 June, 2020
Beyond Zero Emissions has launched a new vision for an Australian economy that embraces investments in zero emissions technologies that could create more than one million new jobs in Australia over the next five years.
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Kean says NSW can be renewable energy superpower, or stick its head in the sand
Reneweconomy
Mon 29 June, 2020
The state of New South Wales remains highly dependent on coal-fired generation – 75 per cent in the last year – but its energy minister believes that it can become a renewable energy superpower, and through that an economic superpower as well.
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Indigenous group with $650m investment portfolio pulls out of Rio
The Australian Financial Review
Mon 29 June, 2020
An Indigenous land council with a $650 million investment portfolio has instructed fund managers to pull its money out of Rio Tinto over the company’s destruction of 46,000-year-old rock shelters.
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The fight for a greener (financial) world
ProBono Australia News
Mon 29 June, 2020
While Brennan has always been attracted to the idea of green and community-minded finance, it isn’t a concept that until recently the broader finance sector, or everyday consumers have picked up on.
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Carbon target power struggle
The Australian
Mon 29 June, 2020
A division has opened up among the nations biggest power companies after a second electricity supplier slammed a decision by its peak body to endorse a 2050 net zero emissions target.
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New 500MW wind farm and big battery planned for southern Queensland
Reneweconomy
Mon 29 June, 2020
The developers of the Queensland solar, wind, and pumped hydro storage hub that has been dubbed the “Battery of the North” are planning another massive renewables project for the state’s south, in this case comprising a 500MW wind farm and 200MWh of battery storage.
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The Australian ningaui is small and mighty
Australian Geographic
Mon 29 June, 2020
The chihuahua of the Australian desert, the ningaui will mess you up if you so much as look at it the wrong way.
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Russian mining giant admits waste 'violations' at Arctic plant
Yahoo News
Mon 29 June, 2020
A Russian mining giant behind an enormous Arctic fuel spill last month said Sunday it had suspended workers at a metals plant who were responsible for pumping wastewater into nearby tundra.
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Andrew Bolt: COVID-19 modelling provides important lesson on global warming
The Herald Sun
Sun 28 June, 2020
Global warming alarmist Tim Flannery is writing a book that his publisher claims will show how we could apply lessons from coronavirus to climate change. But the only lesson to be learnt about relying on modelling is how politicians and the media play into
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The Advertiser
The Courier Mail
The Daily Telegraph
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Labor’s climate policy: olive branch or white feather?
The Age
Sat 27 June, 2020
Around the time Anthony Albanese rose at the National Press Club this week in Canberra to speak about Labor's vision on clean energy research and climate change, the temperature in the Siberian outpost of Verkhoyansk had reached 38 degrees, 18C higher than the region's average maximum daily temperature at this time of year.
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The Age
The Brisbane Times
WAToday
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NSW lands biggest conservation purchase in state's history
The Sydney Morning Herald
Sat 27 June, 2020
The Berejiklian government will create a conservation area in far north-west NSW 10 times the size of the Royal National Park, in the largest purchase of private land for environmental protection in the state's history.
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The Age
The Brisbane Times
WAToday
CLP unveils three-point policy to get tough on Gamba grass
NT News
Sat 27 June, 2020
THE CLP will get tough on Gamba grass should they take government after August, promising a “three-point plan” that includes creating an eradication group partly made up of community organisations.
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The Courier Mail
The Daily Telegraph
The Gold Coast Bulletin
The Herald Sun
The Mercury
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Fighting words
The Saturday Paper
Sat 27 June, 2020
“This is a genuine offer,” Anthony Albanese said of his plea to Scott Morrison to join him in ending Australia’s energy wars once and for all.
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Albanese mixes his version of science with the dark arts
The Australian
Sat 27 June, 2020
The word science seems to have lost all meaning in the climate debate. It is bandied around in much the same way pilgrims would use the word scriptures — why should I do this? Why is this so? Well, because it is written in the scriptures.
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Terry Mills opinion: 'Fracking is a false hope'
NT News
Sun 28 June, 2020
WHEN it comes to fracking there remain serious questions in terms of the environment, the community is opposed to it and with the shift to renewable energy and the state of the world gas market, the economics don’t stack up, writes TERRY MILLS.
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The Advertiser
The Courier Mail
The Daily Telegraph
The Geelong Advertiser
The Gold Coast Bulletin
The Herald Sun
The Mercury
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Witnessing the unthinkable
The Monthly
Sat 27 June, 2020
New climate modelling suggests planetary crisis is coming much sooner than previously thought
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Call to end 10-year ideological war on climate
The Australian
Sat 27 June, 2020
The nations top companies have called for a halt to 10 years of ideological climate wars, so that Australia can focus on new technologies such as hydrogen, electric vehicles and grid reliability to achieve net zero emissions by 2050.
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Global pollution mapped, for good and bad
Cosmos
Sat 27 June, 2020
US researchers have used data from multiple satellites and ground monitors to create a “comprehensive and consistent” map of air pollution across the globe.
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Laverton waste to energy plant to go ahead after VCAT dispute
The Herald Sun
Sun 28 June, 2020
A huge waste-to-energy plant in Melbourne’s west, which would create enough energy from rubbish destined for landfill to power 20,000 homes, has got the green light to go ahead after a dispute with eco warriors opposing the project was settled.
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The Advertiser
The Daily Telegraph
The Mercury
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The healing benefits of forest therapy
The Sydney Morning Herald
Sat 27 June, 2020
Judi Dench gets trees. In the BBC documentary My Passion for Trees, the Academy Award-winning British actor shares their seemingly magical abilities to communicate with one another, to satiate our senses and help heal us and the planet. “I’ve even turned my six-acre garden into a secret woodland,” she says. “And I think of my trees as part of my extended family.”
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The Age
The Brisbane Times
WAToday
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Lean and green: activewear that’s good for the planet
The Australian
Sat 27 June, 2020
Good question. Activewear is brimming with high-tech fabrics that are not always the best for the planet. But there are options that are super functional and made with consideration for the world we live in
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ESG continues to outperform: Research
Financial Standard
Fri 26 June, 2020
Sustainable companies are performing better and responsible investment funds are largely continuing to outperform the general market, according to a new report from the Responsible Investment Association Australasia (RIAA).
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HESTA pledges to be net zero by 2050
ProBono Australia News
Fri 26 June, 2020
Australian super fund HESTA will reduce absolute carbon emissions in its investment portfolio by 33 per cent over the next decade, as part of a plan to be net zero by 2050.
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More proof of animal smarts
Cosmos
Fri 26 June, 2020
For behaviours once presumed to be mere instinct, it’s become increasingly clear that animals, from bears, whales and elephants to cats, insects and birds, learn tips and tricks from others.
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Kelp help & DIY astronomy
Cosmos
Fri 26 June, 2020
Each week Cosmos will take a peek inside the diverse and, most importantly, rapidly growing world of Citizen Science in Australia. This week Ian Connellan gets to grips with underwater forests and at-home space watching.
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