Issue date : Thu 24 September, 2020
Estimated Reading Time : 04 Min 35 Seconds
Number of items : 54
Power giant EnergyAustralia urges battery focus in federal plan
The Age
Thu 24 September, 2020
One of the nation's largest power suppliers, EnergyAustralia, says subsidising battery installations would be the best way for the federal government to invest in the future of the power market while lifting the economy out of COVID-19.
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UN, Britain to co-host climate summit on December 12
Yahoo News
Thu 24 September, 2020
The United Nations and Britain will co-host a global climate summit on December 12, the fifth anniversary of the landmark Paris Agreement, the world body said Wednesday.
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Carbon price needed to make energy roadmap believable
The Sydney Morning Herald
Thu 24 September, 2020
Minister for Energy and Emissions Reduction Angus Taylor’s favourite three-word slogan is "technology not taxes". What if it’s not a choice? What if he really needs to put "a price on carbon" to ensure the significance of his technology roadmap? Perhaps this is the ultimate irony.
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Australia’s great and costly retreat from coal
The Australian
Thu 24 September, 2020
The biggest story of the moment, the biggest structural change in our politics, is that the Morrison government has admitted comprehensive and probably permanent defeat on coal. It seems like a different era in history when Scott Morrison as treasurer proudly brandished a lump of coal in parliament to demonstrate his party’s commitment to our black gold.
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Angus Taylor's coal and gas roadmap to nowhere
Independent Australia
Thu 24 September, 2020
The Coalition will continue to devote taxpayer dollars to deny the science until they are voted out, or until climate change finally wins.
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Super fund pushes ASX200 to cut emissions, put more women on boards
The Sydney Morning Herald
Thu 24 September, 2020
One of Australia's biggest industry superannuation funds has written to the nation's 200 largest listed companies advocating for lower carbon emissions, more female leaders and fairer executive bonuses despite a federal government backlash against funds overstepping their role.
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Are playful dogs easier to train?
Cosmos
Thu 24 September, 2020
Playfulness is serious business. Scientists have gone to great lengths to solve the mystery of why animals play, with varying success.
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Indonesia developing food-bank estates '10 times size of Singapore'
Yahoo News
Thu 24 September, 2020
Indonesia is developing vast farm estates across the archipelago -- an area 10 times the size of neighbouring Singapore -- to counter the nation's reliance on imported food, President Joko Widodo said Wednesday.
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Forest regrowth’s role in carbon capture
Cosmos
Thu 24 September, 2020
Reforesting is considered a prominent strategy in mitigating climate change, with previous research highlighting the role it can play in capturing and storing atmospheric carbon.
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Geelong students’ climate strike goes digital
The Geelong Advertiser
Thu 24 September, 2020
Geelong students are set to partake in a virtual protest in an attempt to force the nation’s leaders to act on climate change.
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Chemistry Australia welcomes low emissions roadmap for future industries
Manufacturers’ Monthly
Wed 23 September, 2020
The Australian chemistry sector welcomes the release of the government’s Low Emissions Technology Statement as announced by the Minister for Energy and Emissions Reduction, the Angus Taylor, during his National Press Club address.
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Greens accuse NSW of 'blackmailing' other states on Murray-Darling Basin
The Guardian
Wed 23 September, 2020
The New South Wales water minister, Melinda Pavey, has again threatened to walk away from a key part of the Murray-Darling Basin agreement, telling a Senate inquiry that “NSW could not deliver the plan as it currently stands”.
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LNP has Environmental Defenders Office in its sights
The Brisbane Times
Wed 23 September, 2020
The LNP will defund one of Queensland's leading environmental law bodies if it wins next month's state election.
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California to ban sale of gasoline-powered cars by 2035
Yahoo News
Wed 23 September, 2020
California Governor Gavin Newsom on Wednesday ordered all passenger vehicles sold in the state to be zero-emission by 2035 to fight climate change and smog-fouled air.
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Time for PM to commit to net-zero emissions by 2050
The Herald Sun
Wed 23 September, 2020
With Australia now in the middle of a once-in-a-century recession, Scott Morrison should commit to being carbon neutral by 2050 and use the low emission transition to create as many jobs as possible, writes Tom Minear.
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Australia’s mining giants still tied to lobby groups blocking climate action
Reneweconomy
Wed 23 September, 2020
Australia’s fossil fuel lobby groups have ramped-up their efforts to oppose climate action and promote fossil fuels in the wake of Covid019, strengthening their linkages to Australia’s largest resources companies as well as the Morrison government, new analysis reveals.
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Why we need a (social impact) revolution
ProBono Australia News
Wed 23 September, 2020
The growth and strength of the social enterprise movement is an opportunity to recreate a marketplace that values social capital instead of just financial, and could see a solution to some of the globe’s most pressing issues, a pioneer of the social enterprise sector believes.
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‘Something awful has to happen’: The fear on IKEA exec’s mind
Yahoo News
Wed 23 September, 2020
IKEA Australia’s sustainability manager, Mellisa Miller, has a lot to be hopeful about. In her role, she can see a growing demand for more sustainable options, from vegetarian food to better packaging. And with IKEA itself kicking off its Year of Sustainability, she has a front row seat as one of the world’s biggest companies moves to become more green.
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Oil majors not in sync with global climate goals: report
Yahoo News
Wed 23 September, 2020
Oil and gas giants are far from aligning with the global climate change goals they purport to uphold, and only a government-managed decline of the sector can prevent climate catastrophe, according to an analysis released Wednesday.
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Yates Electrical to develop 20MW of small-scale solar farms in new partnership
Reneweconomy
Wed 23 September, 2020
South Australia-based Yates Electrical Group is set to embark on the development of up to 20MW of small solar farms across South Australia and Victoria, off the back of a new deal with investment fund Sustainable Energy Infrastructure.
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380 whales dead in worst mass stranding in Australia's history
The Guardian
Wed 23 September, 2020
More than 450 long-finned pilot whales became stranded in harbour in Tasmania with rescuers managing to save about 50
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Accelerating evolution: greater bilbies will be 'trained' to fear cats
The Sydney Morning Herald
Wed 23 September, 2020
A decade-long campaign to reintroduce small native marsupials to the wilds of NSW has moved a step closer to its goal with the release of 10 greater bilbies to a special feral-free enclosure in the state's far north-west.
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'Wasted' land earning millions with carbon
The Canberra Times
Wed 23 September, 2020
Previously "wasted" land is earning a NSW farmer millions with its ability to store carbon to reduce Australia's emissions.
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Perthnow
The Newcastle Herald
The West Australian
Yahoo News
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Carbon neutrality: Medicated blocks have cattle emissions licked
Farm Weekly
Wed 23 September, 2020
THE massive task of reducing the Australian livestock industry's greenhouse gas emissions by about 50 million tonnes a year appears to be on track with the development of a molasses-based medicated lick block.
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How to calculate your carbon footprint
Energy Matters
Wed 23 September, 2020
Your carbon footprint is very important when it comes to the environment. Every action we take has a bearing on the volume of greenhouse gases like carbon dioxide and methane that is generated.
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Up Expletive Hill
The Fifth Estate
Wed 23 September, 2020
Mick Daley makes no apologies for joining the Bob Brown Convoy to northern Queensland to stop the Adani coal mine ahead of the last federal election. It was entirely in the same spirit as the Freedom Rides and the Civil Rights movements, he says. There are also precedents for what he did next. We’ve encouraged Mick to start a Go Fund Me campaign to help pay the fines.
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'Wake up': Fresh twist in Greta Thunberg's spat with Roger Federer
Yahoo News
Wed 23 September, 2020
Roger Federer has been dragged back into the fierce climate change debate, regarding his association with banking giant Credit Suisse, after the hashtag ‘Roger Wake Up Now’ started to trend after a protest.
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Melbourne, Adelaide, Sydney forecast: Winter weather set to return
News.com.au
Wed 23 September, 2020
It’s solidly Spring but the weather is set to turn back time over the coming days with a “final farewell from last winter” as temperatures plummet across Australia’s south, east and south west and heavy rain and snow sweep in.
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