Issue date : Fri 14 August, 2020
Estimated Reading Time : 03 Min 08 Seconds
Number of items : 37
Plastic no longer fantastic for Andrew Liveris
The Australian Financial Review
Fri 14 August, 2020
How little self-awareness can one man have? The deficit exhibited by Andrew Liveris, global statesman, is positively astonishing. On Wednesday he co-authored an opinion piece in this newspaper entitled “Let us rid the seas of plastic on the road out of this crisis”. This is the same Andrew Liveris who served for 14 years as chief executive of the Dow Chemical Company, the world’s largest manufacturer of plastic.
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The Coles catalogue debate is a reminder: Adland needs a greenwashing education
Mumbrella
Fri 14 August, 2020
This week, Coles announced it was axing print catalogues. In response, The Real Media Collective claimed print catalogues are more environmentally friendly than their digital counterparts. But does that actually ring true? Christopher Sewell investigates.
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BHP puts powerful lobby groups on notice over climate change
The Sydney Morning Herald
Fri 14 August, 2020
Some of Australia's most powerful lobby groups have been put on notice over climate change, with mining giant BHP setting standards that require them to advocate for Paris agreement-aligned emissions reductions and stop backing energy policies that favour fossil fuels over renewables.
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The Brisbane Times
WAToday
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'Right moment': AGL unveils plans for at least 1000MW of batteries
The Sydney Morning Herald
Fri 14 August, 2020
Energy giant AGL has lodged a proposal to build as much as 500 megawatts of batteries at its Liddell power plant and has plans of doubling that total across the nation.
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The Age
The Brisbane Times
WAToday
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Solar cells succeed in space
Cosmos
Fri 14 August, 2020
To test if something will work in space, there’s no better option than to send it into space.
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Melbourne weather: Lockdown city set for seven straight days of rain
News.com.au
Fri 14 August, 2020
Melburnians will get another reason to stay indoors for the next week with the lockdown city set to be hit by seven straight days of rain.
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Perthnow
The Advertiser
The Australian
The Daily Telegraph
The Geelong Advertiser
The Gold Coast Bulletin
The Herald Sun
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Great Barrier Reef envoy Warren Entsch urges fellow Liberal MPs to do more on climate change
The Guardian
Thu 13 August, 2020
The Morrison government’s Great Barrier Reef envoy, Warren Entsch, has urged fellow Liberal MPs to do more on climate change policy, including pushing for greater global action, after the world heritage site suffered a third mass bleaching event in five years.
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The Age
Cutting green funds would be 'very foolish' says Barrier Reef Special Envoy
The Brisbane Times
The Sydney Morning Herald
WAToday
The Australian
Great Barrier Reef MP Warren Entsch urges climate spending
Yahoo News
Reef envoy pushes for more climate action
The Canberra Times
The Newcastle Herald
Bolsonaro calls 10,000 new Amazon fires this month a 'lie'
The Age
Thu 13 August, 2020
Brasilia: Brazilian President Jair Bolsonaro has angrily denied the existence of fires in the Amazon rainforest, calling it a "lie", despite data produced by his own government showing that thousands of fires are surging across the region.
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The Brisbane Times
The Sydney Morning Herald
WAToday
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On why personal responsibility is just part of the picture
The Fifth Estate
Thu 13 August, 2020
Sometimes urging people to take personal responsibility is a fraudulent strategy for positive change. A con that says it’s all our own fault if the planet blows up.
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Carbon’s capture is not of emissions but the political status quo
The Fifth Estate
Thu 13 August, 2020
Carbon capture and storage technology as an emissions reduction strategy is like slapping a band-aid over the fossil fuels industry – a last ditch attempt to keep coal-fired generation alive.
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VicForests ends bid for sustainability tick
The Age
Thu 13 August, 2020
Victoria’s state logging agency has abandoned its latest attempt to gain sustainability certification from the Forest Stewardship Council Australia, saying it was concerned it would not be fairly assessed because three of the council’s directors are involved in forest activism.
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The Brisbane Times
The Sydney Morning Herald
WAToday
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Wind giant Vestas reports $A139 million loss in “challenging environment”
Reneweconomy
Thu 13 August, 2020
Danish wind turbine manufacturer Vestas Wind Systems has reported a net loss of €85 million ($A139.5 million) for the first six months of 2020, amidst what the company describes as a “challenging environment” and ongoing uncertainty around Covid-19.
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Tech opens door to renewable energy future for local government
Government News
Thu 13 August, 2020
As large councils forge ahead with clean energy procurement, technology has opened the door for smaller suburban and regional councils to embrace direct renewable procurement as well, writes Nick Martyniuk.
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Remote-control energy efficiency system halves consumption for Melbourne client
Ecogeneration
Thu 13 August, 2020
Elegant towers boasting six green stars seem to be on every street corner, if you look at property ads and editorials in the business press, but down on the street it’s a different story. Most of the buildings we work in and live in are as energy efficient as a Sherman tank.
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See The Great Barrier Reef In A Whole New Way Post-Iso With This Indigenous-Led Tour
Pedestrian
Thu 13 August, 2020
When you really stop to think about it, we Australians are incredibly spoilt for natural beauty. Whether it’s the lush tropical rainforests of the Daintree or the Great Barrier Reef, we’re very privileged to have these wonders in our very own front yard. Of course, the borders are in a bit of a pickle right now, but that sure won’t stop us from dreaming about and planning future trips.
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EPA warned e-waste factory before Vic fire
Yahoo News
Thu 13 August, 2020
Victoria's environmental regulator was probing an e-waste recycling centre in Melbourne's north over an alleged illegal stockpile when it went up in flames.
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Rowers dredge waste in days-long Hungary race
Yahoo News
Thu 13 August, 2020
The 150-odd competitors meeting on the banks of Hungary's second largest river carried somewhat unusual equipment for a boat race -- protective gloves, rubber boots and large bags.
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