Issue date : Thu 13 August, 2020
Estimated Reading Time : 04 Min 04 Seconds
Number of items : 48
Charter Hall fund boosted with $50m energy investment
Money Management
Thu 13 August, 2020
The Clean Energy Finance Corporation (CEFC) has announced its first investment in the industrial property sector, with a $50 million equity investment made to Charter Hall Prime Industrial Fund (CPIF).
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AGL targets 1.2GW of new battery storage by 2024, plans tender
Reneweconomy
Thu 13 August, 2020
AGL Energy has set a goal of installing 1,200MW of new battery storage and demand response capacity by 2024, and is tying the bonuses for executives and senior management to hit growth targets for the company’s clean energy and storage portfolio.
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Wind and solar power at record high in 2020, coal dips: analysis
Yahoo News
Thu 13 August, 2020
Wind and solar produced a record 10 percent of global electricity in the first half of 2020 as the world's coal plant fleet ran at less than half its capacity, analysis published Thursday showed.
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Primate larynx something to talk about
Cosmos
Thu 13 August, 2020
The larynx is significantly larger relative to body size in primates than in other mammals and also has greater variation, according to a new study.
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National fire monitoring agency needed to track rising threats: paper
The Sydney Morning Herald
Thu 13 August, 2020
The lack of nationally consistent data on bushfires resulted in an overestimation of the extent of last season's bushfires by as much as a quarter, while also hindering longer-term preparations to cope with climate change, scientists say.
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The Brisbane Times
WAToday
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Tropical soils linked to carbon emissions
Cosmos
Thu 13 August, 2020
Scientists continue to unravel the feedback loops caused by global warming, a major one being the soil’s release of carbon dioxide (CO2).
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Globe wants to remove the “clutter” in Australian boardsports
Ragtrader
Thu 13 August, 2020
Boardsports heritage brand Globe will release its “Low Velocity” clothing program in Australia. It represents a major disruption in the brand’s approach to product by creating sustainable goods for skaters, surfers and snowboarders.
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Joel Fitzgibbon blasted by Mark Butler for backing gas-led Covid recovery plan
The Guardian
Wed 12 August, 2020
Labor’s climate and energy spokesman Mark Butler has blasted his frontbench colleague Joel Fitzgibbon for endorsing the taxpayer underwriting of new gas infrastructure, championed by one of Scott Morrison’s most influential business advisers, before seeing the specifics.
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Climate class action points to rising trend
Insurance News
Wed 12 August, 2020
A class action filed against the Federal Government for failing to disclose climate change risks attached to sovereign bonds reflects trends that could see rising actions against companies, legal firm Allens warns.
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Western Australia endorses Kwinana Port proposal
Infrastructure Magazine
Wed 12 August, 2020
The Westport Taskforce Stage 2 Report, recommending a land-backed port be built within the Kwinana Industrial Area, has been endorsed by the Western Australian Government.
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Managing F&B uncertainty with sustainable solutions
Food & Drink Business
Wed 12 August, 2020
Disruption, adversity and challenge are nothing new in the food industry. The climate is getting hotter and drier and access to essential resources like water and energy are more frequently disrupted. Consumers expect more action around sustainability and customer requirements have ramped up accordingly.
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'History will judge us': CSIRO to invest in collaborations to solve 'real world problems'
The Age
Wed 12 August, 2020
CSIRO is opening its doors to governments and other research institutions in an attempt to deliver breakthroughs of the same scale as its revolutionary Wi-Fi technology to help the nation recover from the coronavirus pandemic.
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Climate change project looks to leverage Australians' collective economic power
ProBono Australia News
Wed 12 August, 2020
A new online platform is putting the onus on businesses to tackle the climate emergency, and putting independent carbon information into the hands of consumers and investors so they can see which companies are underperforming on climate action.
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Coca-Cola Amatil is dirtier than you thought
The Australian Financial Review
Wed 12 August, 2020
Coke is a type of non-renewable, carbon-producing fuel. It's also the colloquial term for the carbonated drink licenced locally by Coca-Cola Amatil.
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Bloomberg helps investors to evaluate ESG performance
Money Management
Wed 12 August, 2020
Bloomberg has launched a proprietary environmental, social and governance score (ESG) to help investors quickly evaluate a company’s performance over a range of issues.
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Treat yo’self (and the climate)
ProBono Australia News
Wed 12 August, 2020
Global ice cream brand Ben and Jerry’s is making the fight against climate change a little sweeter, teaming up with 350.org to launch a new flavour that’s aiming to help save the planet.
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Swiss Re confirms global catastrophe losses for H1
Insurance Business
Wed 12 August, 2020
Global insured catastrophe losses totaled US$31 billion in the first half of 2020, driven mainly by secondary perils, according to a new report from the Swiss Re Institute.
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Facebook signs up for 806MW renewables as it aims for 100% by end of the year
Reneweconomy
Wed 12 August, 2020
Social media giant Facebook has continued efforts to become powered 100% by renewables by the end of 2020, with a new suite of wind and solar purchases, including a partnership to develop a new wind farm in County Tipperary, Ireland, as well as four purchases across the United States.
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Australia “back on radar” as global companies switch to wind and solar supplies
Reneweconomy
Wed 12 August, 2020
Private companies and public institutions bought 8.9GW of clean energy through new long-term Power Purchase Agreements (PPAs) during the first half of 2020, according to new figures published by BloombergNEF, but COVID-19 still hangs like the Sword of Damocles above the year, with a big second half required to meet 2019’s record levels.
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What we need is a buyers group for decarbonised materials
The Fifth Estate
Wed 12 August, 2020
There is no silver bullet to tackle the challenges of decarbonising the built environment, but at an industry event held across Zoom on Monday, leading researchers may have come close to the answer.
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'Walking time bombs': bird lovers call for ban on poisons
The Age
Wed 12 August, 2020
When word got around the office a boobook owl had been spotted in a nearby inner-city street, everyone in the BirdLife office grabbed their binoculars and headed for the door.
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WAToday
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Helping communities weather the winds of change
ECOS
Wed 12 August, 2020
The COVID-19 pandemic has highlighted the need for communities globally to prepare for, and adapt to, natural shocks. Climate change is another challenge set to push human and natural systems into ‘new normals’, requiring us to continually adapt and give all stakeholders a voice in finding a path forward.
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Gardening advice for low rainfall areas
Farm Weekly
Wed 12 August, 2020
GARDENING in some regional areas can be a challenge, with the biggest hurdle for most country green thumbs being a lack of water.
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E-waste recycler under pressure from EPA before fire erupted
The Age
Wed 12 August, 2020
The e-waste recycling centre in Melbourne's north that erupted in a massive toxic blaze earlier this week was under investigation by the environmental regulator for allegedly amassing an illicit stockpile of batteries and electronic equipment.
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The Sydney Morning Herald
WAToday
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This New Eco-Friendly Aussie Fashion Label Already Has So Many Celebrity Fans
Marie Claire
Wed 12 August, 2020
Just months into the launch of their debut collection, Lack Of Color founders Rob Tilbury and Tess Corvaia's newest venture has already gotten the celebrity tick-of-approval. A vintage aesthetic and eco-friendly ethos defines the new sustainable label, I DREAM FOR YOU, with the design duo focusing on creating pieces inspired anywhere from the '70s to 2000s, perfectly embodied by its babydoll dresses, cotton jeans and breezy sets.
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