Issue date : Tue 30 June, 2020
Estimated Reading Time : 03 Min 08 Seconds
Number of items : 37
NSW govt criticised over Warragamba Dam
7 News
Tue 30 June, 2020
NSW authorities plan to bend the rules to avoid making up for the damage caused to a world heritage area that will be flooded under a plan to raise Warragamba Dam wall.
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'A global dirt magnet': Australia is losing out from fuel efficiency failures
The Sydney Morning Herald
Tue 30 June, 2020
Energy titan Trevor St Baker recently warned that if the government doesn’t introduce fuel efficiency standards Australia would become a global magnet for the “world’s dirty cars”. St Baker was wrong. It’s happened already.
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The Brisbane Times
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Anthony Albanese’s emissions olive branch comes with prickles
The Australian
Tue 30 June, 2020
Last week, Anthony Albanese wrote to Scott Morrison, ostensibly offering to reach a bipartisan agreement on energy and climate policy. The proposal was not genuine but rather based on the absurd idea that the Coalition should adopt Labor’s policies. The Opposition Leader’s aim was to harness the popularity of bipartisanship between the federal and state/territory governments seen during the pandemic — well, at least some of the time.
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'I apologise': a climate alarmist repents in an article
The Herald Sun
Tue 30 June, 2020
Michael Shellenberger, prize-winning green auther, had this apology censored by Forbes. Read it here while you can. On behalf of environmentalists everywhere, I would like to formally apologize for the climate scare we created over the last 30 years. Climate change is happening. It’s just not the end of the world. It’s not even our most serious environmental problem.
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AGL's carbon-cutting executive bonus scheme
The Australian Financial Review
Tue 30 June, 2020
The board of the country's biggest polluter, AGL Energy, has put a new twist on going green. It will reward CEO Brett Redman and his team for investing in renewables and selling more carbon-neutral electricity to the company's 2.7 million residential customers.
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AGL to link pay to carbon cuts
Saharan dust active at home and abroad
Cosmos
Tue 30 June, 2020
Dust storms heading west across the Atlantic from the Sahara are nothing new, but the latest has been particularly large and impressive.
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Australian emissions break Paris targets even after corona quiet
The Sydney Morning Herald
Mon 29 June, 2020
The coronavirus-related drop in greenhouse gas emissions during the March quarter will not be enough to set the nation on a trajectory it needs to meet Paris reductions commitments.
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The Age
The Brisbane Times
WAToday
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Albanese calls for united energy policy
Energy Magazine
Mon 29 June, 2020
Federal Opposition leader, Anthony Albanese, has urged the Coalition to work with Labor to develop a more united energy policy during a recent address at the National Press Club.
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'We need a destination': Mike Cannon-Brookes backs plan for 1.8 million jobs
The Age
Mon 29 June, 2020
Atlassian co-founder Mike Cannon-Brookes, First State Super chief executive Deanne Stewart and former Macquarie Group chair Kevin McCann have backed a plan to create 1.8 million jobs through renewable energy and low emission projects.
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The Brisbane Times
The Sydney Morning Herald
WAToday
Wind power more than hot air in this market
The Australian Financial Review
Mon 29 June, 2020
The $868.6m battle for wind energy producer Infigen between a Spanish and Philippines company tells you the market thinks there is value upside in renewables.
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Renewables provide almost half of UK electricity in first three months of 2020
Reneweconomy
Mon 29 June, 2020
New official figures have revealed that renewable energy accounted for almost half of the United Kingdom’s electricity during the first three months of the year, thanks in large part to record wind record generation and falling coal numbers.
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Transition to a two-sided market: How the Monash Microgrid can help
Energy Magazine
Mon 29 June, 2020
Recent technology advances and the increasing uptake of distributed energy resources in Australia have provided an opportunity to reform the National Electricity Market (NEM) as a two-sided market, as highlighted in a recent paper by the Council of Australian Governments (COAG) Energy Council.
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SA’s ‘Big Battery’ hits final testing phase
Energy Magazine
Mon 29 June, 2020
Final testing has begun on South Australia’s 150MW Hornsdale Power Reserve, the biggest lithium-ion battery in the world, which is owned by Neoen.
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Macquarie’s Green Investment Group to develop 1GW solar and battery portfolio
Reneweconomy
Mon 29 June, 2020
The Green Investment Group, once owned by the UK Government and now owned by Australia’s Macquarie Group, will partner with UK renewable energy developer Enso Energy to build a pipeline of solar and battery projects across the UK which will start with an initial 1GW of subsidy-free solar capacity.
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Record high design rating goes to SA Water plant
Utility Magazine
Mon 29 June, 2020
SA Water’s new Murray Bridge Wastewater Treatment Plant has been awarded an ‘excellent’ design rating by the Infrastructure Sustainability Council of Australia (ISCA).
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California strikes blow for diesel powered trucks
Prime Mover
Mon 29 June, 2020
State officials in California have pushed for an extraordinary increase of lithium battery-powered trucks on its roads under a scheme to achieve carbon neutrality by 2045.
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Works on Donvale’s reticulated sewerage system begin
Utility Magazine
Mon 29 June, 2020
Excavation works have begun on a new reticulated sewerage system in Donvale, carried out by water supplier Yarra Valley Water. The new reticulated sewerage system will improve the quality of local waterways and the environment by eliminating sewage effluent run-off.
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