Issue date : Thu 9 July, 2020
Estimated Reading Time : 03 Min 03 Seconds
Number of items : 36
Telstra becomes carbon neutral, but forced to buy most carbon offsets in India
Reneweconomy
Thu 9 July, 2020
Australia’s largest telecommunications company has become officially certified as carbon neutral, but has been forced to buy carbon offsets from overseas, particularly in India, because of a lack of opportunities to invest in local carbon abatement projects.
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One billion pieces of plastic saved from landfill
Food & Beverage
Thu 9 July, 2020
Coles has taken a step towards its goal of becoming Australia’s most sustainable supermarket after diverting more than 1 billion pieces of soft plastics from landfill.
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Top super fund dumps coal miners as emissions cuts intensify
The Age
Thu 9 July, 2020
Australia's second-largest superannuation fund is preparing to dump its shares in companies that derive more than 10 per cent of their revenue from thermal coal mining as it embarks on the most aggressive immediate climate push of any large local investor.
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Big four lend $35.5b to coal, oil, gas since Paris Agreement
Money Management
Thu 9 July, 2020
The big four banks are pursuing at least 33 new or expansionary fossil fuel projects, with the Commonwealth Bank and ANZ being the worst, since the Paris Agreement was signed in late 2015, according to Market Forces.
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Battery storage: Five minute rule to be delayed, but only by three months
Reneweconomy
Thu 9 July, 2020
One of the most critical and urgent market reforms in the Australian electricity sector is to be delayed, but only by three months, after the principal rule maker threaded a needle between the demands for a longer delay from mostly incumbent utilities, and the push for reform by the provides of battery storage and smart energy systems.
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Deakin University to lead battery storage research hub
The Geelong Advertiser
Thu 9 July, 2020
Deakin University will oversee a research hub focusing on new safe, efficient and sustainable battery storage and conversion technologies, following a multimillion-dollar investment from the Federal Government.
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Some animals learn to make new sounds
Cosmos
Thu 9 July, 2020
If you happen to be walking through Australian bush, you might hear a loud, deep rumbling sound that conjures images of a ferocious wild boar – and no one could blame you for panicking and running for dear life.
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Toxic water ‘cleaned’ by electricity
Manufacturers’ Monthly
Thu 9 July, 2020
University of Sydney engineers have used electricity to clean up heavily polluted industrial wastewater. They hope the findings will help wineries, pharmaceutical manufacturers and other industries that must comply with strict wastewater regulations.A team of engineers may be one step closer to cleaning up heavily contaminated industrial wastewater streams.
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Business incentives to ‘turbo charge’ recycling
The Australian
Wed 8 July, 2020
Recycling electronics, coffee pods and agricultural products could be more accessible for everyday Australians with a new initiative launched by the Morrison government on Thursday.
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NSW Government’s latest bid to save koala population
News.com.au
Wed 8 July, 2020
New South Wales’ koala population is in desperate need of a helping hand with experts fearing they’re on track to be extinct in the state by 2050.
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Perthnow
The Advertiser
The Australian
The Courier Mail
The Herald Sun
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Investing in startups will create the jobs of today and tomorrow
The Fifth Estate
Wed 8 July, 2020
“This is the last chance for Australia”, warned Christiana Figueres, the lead UN negotiator of the Paris climate agreement, at the launch event of Beyond Zero Emissions’ Million Jobs Plan last week.
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Collinsville power station at risk ‘without bigger grant’
The Australian
Wed 8 July, 2020
The company proposing a new coal-fired power station in central Queensland has told the Morrison government its project could be in jeopardy unless it receives more taxpayer funds.
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ACT electric vehicles to help stabilise power grid in first Australian research trial of its kind
ABC News
Wed 8 July, 2020
A fleet of electric cars will be plugged into Australia's biggest power grid to help protect it against blackouts and voltage fluctuations.
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Sri Lanka rangers spot possible rare baby elephant twins
Yahoo News
Wed 8 July, 2020
A pair of baby elephants feeding from the same mother have been spotted in a Sri Lankan national park, with officials speculating Wednesday the two could be a rare set of twins.
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Rain pounds central Japan as 61 feared dead in south
Yahoo News
Wed 8 July, 2020
Torrential rain pounded central Japan Wednesday as authorities said 61 people were feared dead in days of heavy downpours that have triggered devastating landslides and terrifying floods.
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Sydney, Melbourne weather: East coast low could bring torrential rain, storms
News.com.au
Wed 8 July, 2020
Forecasters have warned there is a “lot more rain to come” as a low-pressure system moves from southwestern Western Australia to the southeast as we head into the weekend.
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The Advertiser
The Courier Mail
The Daily Telegraph
The Herald Sun
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