Issue date : Thu 10 September, 2020
Estimated Reading Time : 04 Min 35 Seconds
Number of items : 54
Energy incumbents query AEMO governance in move to clip its wings
Reneweconomy
Thu 10 September, 2020
Let the games begin. The two major energy industry bodies representing the incumbent fossil fuel industry have taken aim at the Australian Energy Market Operator over its “governance” issues, but the move is more likely to be viewed as an attempt to clip the wings of the only institutional body bold enough to lay out a clear path to a clean energy transition.
Also Appeared In
Topic Also Covered By
Water reforms a win for farmers and improved use
The Australian
Thu 10 September, 2020
With the drought broken and weather agencies predicting La Nina conditions, which signal above average rainfall this summer, it is a good time to take stock of reform of the Murray-Darling Basin. Twelve years and more than $6bn into the rescue mission first launched by John Howard to balance the needs of farmers, rural communities and the environment, the challenge remains as fraught as ever. Which is why federal Water Minister Keith Pitt was guaranteed to receive a mixed reaction to his latest plan to stop water buybacks, prioritise farm communities and strengthen policing of the nation’s most important river system.
Also Appeared In
Topic Also Covered By
National recycling plan would lift economic recovery: industry
The Australian Financial Review
Thu 10 September, 2020
Better harmonisation of state and territory container deposit schemes would boost Australia's COVID-19 economic recovery and help the environment, according to a new report.
Also Appeared In
Topic Also Covered By
Australia's untapped gas reserves could unleash three year's worth of global emissions
The Guardian
Thu 10 September, 2020
Australia’s untapped gas reservoirs could lead to three year’s worth of global greenhouse gas emissions if they were developed to their full extent, an analysis suggests.
Also Appeared In
Topic Also Covered By
Reneweconomy
Australia’s gas plans could consume one quarter of world’s shrinking carbon budget
Perthnow
Climate fears over potential gas emissions
The Canberra Times
The West Australian
WAToday
Graph of the Day: Wind drives record month for renewables in August
Reneweconomy
Thu 10 September, 2020
Australia reached its highest level of renewable energy production in August, reaching five terawatt hours for the first time and driven by a record month for wind energy, according to new analysis from Green Energy Markets.
Also Appeared In
Topic Also Covered By
Where’s your lithium from? EU’s New Green Deal to track critical materials
The Fifth Estate
Thu 10 September, 2020
Renewable electricity generation and storage requires huge quantities of mined raw materials. In Europe, most of these elements are currently imported and unsustainably produced. So the European Commission has hatched a new plan for obtaining them within its borders, to make the industry more sustainable and resilient against outside disruptions.
Also Appeared In
Topic Also Covered By
World wildlife plummets more than two-thirds in 50 years: index
Yahoo News
Thu 10 September, 2020
Global animal, bird and fish populations have plummeted more than two-thirds in less than 50 years due to rampant over-consumption, experts said Thursday in a stark warning to save nature in order to save ourselves.
Also Appeared In
Topic Also Covered By
‘Hot’ hunter sparks divide with kill snaps
News.com.au
Thu 10 September, 2020
A female hunter who amassed a huge following online with her “beautiful” photos has defended her hobby after being bombarded with death threats.
Also Appeared In
Topic Also Covered By
'Beyond chemicals': Farming for nature can feed a growing world
The Age
Thu 10 September, 2020
Farming practices and expansion are among the biggest threats to nature, but one of the biggest threats to agriculture and its ability to feeding the world is nature's declining health.
Also Appeared In
The Brisbane Times
The Sydney Morning Herald
WAToday
Topic Also Covered By
Massive smoke clouds create eerie orange glow in western US skies
The Sydney Morning Herald
Thu 10 September, 2020
San Francisco: People from San Francisco to Seattle woke on Wednesday to hazy clouds of smoke lingering in the air, darkening the sky to an eerie orange glow that kept street lights illuminated into midday, all thanks to dozens of wildfires throughout the West.
Also Appeared In
The Age
The Brisbane Times
WAToday
Topic Also Covered By
Senate to block bill for green tape cuts
The Australian
Wed 9 September, 2020
Senate to block bill for green tape cuts Scott Morrisons plan to speed the approval of major projects as part of the COVID-19 recovery faces delay, with key crossbenchers set to block legislation aimed at reducing green tape.
Also Appeared In
Topic Also Covered By
Hewson takes aim at Morrison's 'gas-led' recovery
The Australian Financial Review
Wed 9 September, 2020
Former Liberal leader John Hewson took aim at the Morrison government's gas-led recovery plan, saying it should heed the evidence on climate change evidence and end support for fossil fuels.
Also Appeared In
Topic Also Covered By
Nationals out of touch on climate change as farmers bear its brunt
The Newcastle Herald
Wed 9 September, 2020
FARMERS are becoming increasingly concerned about the first-hand on-farm effects of climate change, and many are disappointed the messaging from senior Nationals politicians is increasingly out of touch with their traditional constituents.
Also Appeared In
Topic Also Covered By
South Australia becomes first Australian state to ban single-use plastics
The Advertiser
Wed 9 September, 2020
South Australia has become the first state in the country to ban single-use plastics, with the controversial bill passing parliament on Wednesday.
Also Appeared In
News.com.au
The Australian
Green laws will be regulatory nightmare, Labor says
The Courier Mail
Wed 9 September, 2020
Environmental laws will be regulatory nightmare, Labor’s Terri Butler says | The Courier-Mail There will be unnecessary jobs delays and a regulatory nightmare for the mining and infrastructure sectors under a proposed environmental overhaul, Labor has claimed.
Also Appeared In
The Advertiser
The Gold Coast Bulletin
Topic Also Covered By
More than half of government environmental scientists say their work has been suppressed: report
ABC News
Wed 9 September, 2020
More than half of environmental scientists working for Australian federal and state governments report having been "prohibited from communicating scientific information", according to the results of a new survey.
Also Appeared In
COVID-19 brought countries to a halt but climate change kept devastating the world, UN report says
9 News
Wed 9 September, 2020
Levels of harmful gas spewing into the Earth's atmosphere plummeted this year as the COVID-19 pandemic saw the globe grind to a halt. But as restrictions ease, a UN-commissioned report shows the harshest impacts of climate change have not been avoided.
Also Appeared In
Our dirty fuel is a bigger killer than COVID-19: how Australia fails on car emissions
The Sydney Morning Herald
Wed 9 September, 2020
In his recent controversial speech in London, Tony Abbott said we should be less like “trauma doctors” and think more like “health economists, trained to pose uncomfortable questions about a level of deaths we might have to live with”. Abbott asked: “How much is a life worth?” He contested lockdowns as an appropriate policy response to the pandemic, preferring “a course of conduct that individuals choose for themselves”.
Also Appeared In
The Age
The Brisbane Times
WAToday
Topic Also Covered By
There's no spark of economic revival in this energy policy
The Australian Financial Review
Wed 9 September, 2020
Last week, Prime Minister Scott Morrison said the national cabinet's energy reform committee would progress critical reform of the energy system as a key component of Australia's economic recovery.
Also Appeared In
Topic Also Covered By
Adani now ranks as world’s biggest owner and contractor of solar farms
Reneweconomy
Wed 9 September, 2020
Figures published by analysts Mercom Capital Group show that India’s Adani Group – the owners of the highly controversial coal project in Queensland’s Galilee Basin – is now the world’s leading solar power generation asset owner in terms of operating and off-taker contracted solar projects.
Also Appeared In
Topic Also Covered By
Guidelines set for the rise of hydrogen
Ecogeneration
Wed 9 September, 2020
The most common chemical in the universe, hydrogen, offers incredible potential for renewable energy, trade and storage. There is increased interest across government, business and in the community to tap hydrogen’s potential and support the growth of the technology.
Also Appeared In
Topic Also Covered By
Charging stations aim to drive electric vehicle take-up
The Age
Wed 9 September, 2020
A new network of electric vehicle chargers will make it easier to travel long distances throughout Victoria, driving a push for greater take-up of environmentally friendly vehicles in the state.
Also Appeared In
The Brisbane Times
The Sydney Morning Herald
WAToday
Topic Also Covered By
AGL launches EV subscription service
Energy Magazine
Wed 9 September, 2020
AGL is piloting an Electric Vehicle (EV) Subscription Service under its AGL Next innovation hub.
Also Appeared In
Topic Also Covered By
'Quite solicitous' mammals returned to NSW for first time in a century
The Sydney Morning Herald
Wed 9 September, 2020
Crest-tailed mulgaras, small carnivorous marsupials related to the Tasmanian devil, are being re-introduced to the wilds of western NSW after being presumed extinct in the state for more than a century.
Also Appeared In
The Age
The Brisbane Times
WAToday
Why mozzies prefer some people to others
Cosmos
Wed 9 September, 2020
If you’re one of those unlucky people who get mauled by mosquitoes, it might be somewhat reassuring to know that scientists have spent decades trying to work out why the mini vampires love some humans more than others.
Also Appeared In
Topic Also Covered By
Audit office exposes flaws in Brisbane's bushland purchasing program
The Brisbane Times
Wed 9 September, 2020
Brisbane's council opposition believes an ecological report should accompany any request to buy property identified in City Hall's long-running Bushland Acquisition Program.
Also Appeared In
The Age
The Sydney Morning Herald
WAToday
Topic Also Covered By
Bunbury water infrastructure booming
Utility Magazine
Wed 9 September, 2020
Two major water infrastructure projects are set to service Bunbury, including the opening of a new water treatment plant, and the construction of a new water recycling facility and pipeline.
Also Appeared In
Topic Also Covered By
Sri Lanka spots oil slick from fire-stricken supertanker
The Australian Financial Review
Wed 9 September, 2020
Colombo | Sri Lanka's navy said on Tuesday an oil slick had been spotted a kilometre from a loaded supertanker off the country's east coast, as efforts to extinguish a fire on board continued.v
Also Appeared In
Topic Also Covered By