Issue date : Fri 10 July, 2020
Estimated Reading Time : 03 Min 34 Seconds
Number of items : 42
'Mystifying': Minister backs coal as super fund vows to exit
The Age
Thu 9 July, 2020
Federal Resources Minister Keith Pitt has spoken out against the superannuation sector's latest move to divest coal miners because of climate risks, saying Australian coal would remain highly sought after by power generators and an attractive investment for decades.
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The Australian Financial Review
Oil and gas industry backs Taylor's road map
New renewable energy zone to almost match NSW's coal-fired capacity
The Sydney Morning Herald
Fri 10 July, 2020
A new renewable energy zone for the New England region aims to attract 8000 megawatts of generation capacity, nearly the size of the state's entire fleet of coal-fired power plants.
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NSW government awards $1m grant to develop ‘flying car’
The Guardian
Fri 10 July, 2020
The New South Wales government has awarded almost $1m from a regional grants fund to a company developing what deputy premier John Barilaro describes as an electric flying car.
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Clean energy future 'is vital' - UN chief
Yahoo News
Fri 10 July, 2020
The UN Secretary-General has told a meeting of ministers it is "vital" the world moves towards clean energy.
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Why I'm Only Shopping Brands That Are Making a Difference
PopSugar
Fri 10 July, 2020
With everything that's happened over the past few months months I have become increasingly aware of the power of spending. It began with small businesses during Covid-19, knowing that my purchase could directly help out a struggling business owner. It then evolved during the recent Black Lives Matter movement to supporting Black-owned businesses, and in turn, helping to uplift Black communities. It's trained me to have an emotional response to my spending and actively consider the people on the receiving end.
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LGS certified carbon neutral
Financial Standard
Fri 10 July, 2020
Local Government Super (LGS) announced it has been certified carbon neutral through Climate Active.
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A plan for a unified species classification
Cosmos
Fri 10 July, 2020
As the Earth faces a growing environmental crisis, scientists are calling for agreement on a single, streamlined list of the planet’s immensely diverse plant, animal and microbial species.
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Dog cops to protect Victorian bandicoots
7 News
Fri 10 July, 2020
Victoria's fluffiest guardians are ready for duty to protect one of the state's most vulnerable marsupials.
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The day the sea turned black as oil spills into water near Low Head
The Mercury
Fri 10 July, 2020
Thousands of seabirds perished in Tasmania’s worst environmental disaster, which occurred 25 years ago when a bulk carrier hit a reef, spilling oil into the pristine waters off the state’s coast.
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Net-zero emissions by 2050 target adopted
The Canberra Times
Thu 9 July, 2020
Australia now has an effective net-zero emissions by 2050 target. The Morrison government has a commitment under the Paris Agreement to net-zero emissions in the second half of the century.
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West Gate Tunnel soil rules blasted as designed to 'fast-track' project
The Age
Thu 9 July, 2020
Taxpayers will forfeit hundreds of millions of dollars in landfill levies that were supposed to be paid by the West Gate Tunnel's builders under new regulations quietly released by the Andrews government.
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New Zealand unveils revolutionary green building program to fight climate change
The Fifth Estate
Thu 9 July, 2020
The New Zealand government is making a bold climate commitment with a plan to transform the building sector, which includes aggressive new efficiency standards for energy and water use and mandatory reporting requirements on construction materials and waste.
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Telstra breaks records in carbon offset splurge
The Australian Financial Review
Thu 9 July, 2020
Telstra has achieved its goal of becoming carbon neutral across its scope one, two and some scope three emissions, in the biggest carbon offset buying spree in corporate Australia's history.
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Ørsted signs world’s largest corporate renewable PPA in Taiwan
Reneweconomy
Thu 9 July, 2020
Danish renewable power juggernaut Ørsted announced on Wednesday that it had signed a corporate Power Purchase Agreement (PPA) with Taiwan-based TSMC for the full nameplate capacity from its 920MW Greater Changhua 2b & 4 offshore wind farm.
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Dubbo’s new renewables zone shows the path away from fossil fuels
Reneweconomy
Thu 9 July, 2020
Markets are telling us renewables are the best solution for a faster recovery. With the economy faltering during the COVID-19 pandemic and jobs in short supply, different solutions are being proposed to move the country into a sustainable economic recovery.
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Regulator to crack down on dodgy claims for solar and carbon offset projects
Reneweconomy
Thu 9 July, 2020
The Clean Energy Regulator will crack down on false claims for renewable energy and carbon abatement permits, as part of an updated set of enforcement priorities published by the agency responsible for the federal Renewable Energy Target and the Emission Reduction Fund.
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Breathing space and life after climate change
The Fifth Estate
Thu 9 July, 2020
Life in the civilised lane is rule-bound and consumption-driven to the point that it is not unusual for our heartfelt aspirations to run contrary to the promise of modern living.
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Watch out: Here come the builders to join the climate declare movement!
The Fifth Estate
Thu 9 July, 2020
For tradies working to hard deadlines and budgets to construct buildings off predetermined plans, it can be hard to see how they can contribute meaningfully to the climate and biodiversity emergencies. The 10 founding signatories of the Australian Builders Declare movement, launched last week, are on a mission to shift this attitude and encourage the industry, which employs around 9 per cent of Australia’s population, to do its bit.
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Nearly all Madagascar's lemur species 'face extinction'
Yahoo News
Thu 9 July, 2020
Almost all species of lemur, the small saucer-eyed primates native to Madagascar, face extinction, an international conservation body warned on Thursday, adding to its growing list of animals and plants under threat.
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Japan rescuers battle to reach thousands trapped by floods
Yahoo News
Thu 9 July, 2020
Japanese emergency services and troops scrambled Thursday to reach people cut off by catastrophic flooding and landslides that have killed dozens and caused widespread damage, with more torrential rain forecast.
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Looming east coast low could bring 'dangerous' weather to eastern NSW
The Sydney Morning Herald
Thu 9 July, 2020
Much of coastal NSW, including Sydney, is likely to endure severe weather early next week with meteorologists predicting a deep low-pressure system to form just offshore.
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