Issue date : Wed 21 October, 2020
Estimated Reading Time : 03 Min 39 Seconds
Number of items : 43
Government reveals bold plans to restore Kakadu to its former glory
NT News
Wed 21 October, 2020
A MASTERPLAN to breathe new life into tourism at Kakadu National Park will transform the region into a must-visit destination
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The Geelong Advertiser
The Gold Coast Bulletin
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WA Budget’s big water infrastructure spend
Utility Magazine
Wed 21 October, 2020
$968 million has been allocated in the Western Australian Government’s 2020-21 State Budget for new regional water infrastructure projects over the next four years.
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TCorp’s $1.3b November 2030 Green Bond achieves strong result
Money Management
Wed 21 October, 2020
The investment and financial management arm of the New South Wales public sector, TCorp has achieved strong results for the new $1.3 billion November 2030 Green Bond thanks to a strong investor demand with the book being oversubscribed at final price and attracting a yield of 1.11%.
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Big Australian super fund makes first foray into Australian wind assets
Reneweconomy
Wed 21 October, 2020
Australian superannuation giant First Sentier has made its first foray into the Australian renewable energy sector, buying the Australian wind portfolio from UK infrastructure investor John Laing Group, which is retreating from its renewable investments in Australia and the US.
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AEMO leads global push for $10 trillion of investment in next 10 years to slash emissions
Reneweconomy
Wed 21 October, 2020
Between various energy forecasts of the coming decades, one consistent trend emerges: in power systems around the world, renewables – wind and solar – will grow far faster than has been previously predicted. The economics have changed at breakneck pace over the past decade, meaning these technologies are now the default replacement for existing coal and gas-fired power stations. That means more effort is needed to ensure grids are upgraded and updated to suit new forms of energy technology.
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Origin Energy faces heat over Northern Territory gas drilling plans
The Age
Wed 21 October, 2020
Origin Energy's plans to drill for gas in the Northern Territory's Beetaloo Basin have come under scrutiny, with shareholders raising concerns about global warming and some Indigenous groups warning the project threatens sacred water systems.
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The Sydney Morning Herald
WAToday
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Three innovations that will continue solar’s march down the cost curve
Reneweconomy
Wed 21 October, 2020
Fresh from being recognised as the cheapest form of electricity in history by the conservative International Energy Agency, a new study has outlined three key innovations that will enable it to continue down the cost path.
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Exploring the strength of ants and silk
Cosmos
Wed 21 October, 2020
Scientists have discovered two new examples of how strength is a virtue in the world of insects and arachnids.
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Officials contradict Morrison on Liddell shortfall, as government blames the market
Reneweconomy
Tue 20 October, 2020
Department officials have told Senate estimates that they did not advise the prime minister Scott Morrison or energy minister Angus Taylor on a need to intervene in the energy market with the construction of a new gas generator, acknowledging that a supply gap of just 154MW would remain after the closure of the Liddell power station.
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No cost pinned to low emissions tech map
7 News
Tue 20 October, 2020
The Morrison government doesn't know how much investment would be needed to achieve the emissions reduction goal through its technology road map.
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The Canberra Times
The Newcastle Herald
The West Australian
Yahoo News
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Morrison government’s go-slow on electric vehicle strategy
The New Daily
Tue 20 October, 2020
While US presidential candidate Joe Biden has indicated he would invest billions of dollars in electric vehicles infrastructure if elected next month, in Australia the wheels are turning slowly on an EV strategy.
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Nuclear dump politics still toxic
The Australian
Tue 20 October, 2020
Resources Minister Keith Pitt has offered to meet Indigenous groups to discuss a low-level nuclear waste storage facility.
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Matt Kean: Student climate strike activists meet in minister’s office
The Daily Telegraph
Tue 20 October, 2020
Farmers and crossbench MPs have slammed Energy Minister Matt Kean for meeting with climate strike activists in his Parliament House office.
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The Courier Mail
The Geelong Advertiser
The Mercury
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'Worrying sign': Rollback of protection puts marine park status at risk
The Sydney Morning Herald
Tue 20 October, 2020
The global conservation status of a NSW marine park is at risk after the Berejiklian government weakened its sanctuary status without consultation to allow recreational fishing, documents show.
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The Age
The Brisbane Times
WAToday
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WA’s 20-year Whole of System Plan shows renewables on the rise
Infrastructure Magazine
Tue 20 October, 2020
Western Australia’s recently published Whole of System Plan (WOSP) forecasts a significant renewable generation increase in the South West Interconnected System (SWIS) over the next 20 years.
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Gas is fracking hell to protesters
The Australian
Tue 20 October, 2020
After failing to stop the Adani mine, the protest industry has been prospecting for fresh seams of outrage to energise donors and loosen credit cards.
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CEFC reaffirms commitment to renewables, and to “prudent investment”
Reneweconomy
Tue 20 October, 2020
Australia’s green bank, the Clean Energy Finance Corporation, has reaffirmed its commitment to underwriting the transition to a renewable electricity grid, pointing to a new financial year focused on opportunities in hydrogen, batteries, virtual power plants and pumped hydro.
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Snowy Hydro finances squeezed after tough year, but still wants to step on the gas
Reneweconomy
Tue 20 October, 2020
The government-owned Snowy Hydro Corp has reported a sharply lower net profit for the 2019-20 year, after the government-owned corporation battled through a year impacted by bushfires and a collapse in global energy prices and Australian electricity prices.
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Energy leaders launch hydrogen data resource
Utility Magazine
Tue 20 October, 2020
National Energy Resources Australia (NERA), CSIRO, Australian Hydrogen Council and Future Fuels CRC have collaborated to create HyResource – the new single source of information on key hydrogen-related organisations, policies and projects in Australia.
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The 40kWh, $34,750, 196kg hydrogen battery for the home
Ecogeneration
Tue 20 October, 2020
A record year for installation of rooftop solar around the country only makes the case for residential storage more pronounced. Owners of PV systems are slowly getting a taste for batteries, mainly of the lithium-ion variety, but they are still widely considered expensive. That attitude may change as tariffs and rules are changed to make solar self-consumption the far better option over exports.
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NSW Southern Highlands to get jobs boost with new EV factory planned
The Fifth Estate
Tue 20 October, 2020
Electric buses cost $50,000 a year less to run compared with diesel fuelled buses. It’s a good grounding for the success of a new plant in the NSW southern Highlands that also promises 2000 new jobs.
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Climate-friendly meat: Shoppers drive demand for sustainable beef
The Weekly Times
Tue 20 October, 2020
Shoppers’ demand for environmentally-minded meat could play a bigger role in which packet of meat they pick off the supermarket shelf. A Rabobank report, Unlocking Climate-Friendly Meat; Supply Chain Initiatives Will Be Key.
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NT News
The Advertiser
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In new German save-the-forest fight, migrant captain centre stage
Yahoo News
Tue 20 October, 2020
Eighteen months ago, German ship captain Carola Rackete was hailed a hero by refugee campaigners after she defied the authorities by steering a migrant rescue vessel into the port of Lampedusa. Today, Rackete has swapped her captain's hat for a set of yellow waterproofs as she wades through the mud in the Dannenrod forest in central Germany, surrounded by ancient oak trees.
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Clampdown on illegal water use triggers doubling of enforcement cases
The Sydney Morning Herald
Tue 20 October, 2020
The state's main water regulator almost doubled its enforcement action last year as farmers battled drought conditions and the agency lifted its compliance staff numbers fivefold.
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The Age
The Brisbane Times
WAToday
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The water cycle is about to get even more circular
The Fifth Estate
Tue 20 October, 2020
The circular economy has infiltrated the board rooms of Australian and New Zealand water utilities, according to a new report. Now to put these ideas into action.
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H&M Launches Shop Online In Australia From Today
B & T
Tue 20 October, 2020
Global fashion retailer, H&M has announced the launch of its highly anticipated online store in Australia at hm.com. From today, Australian customers will have access to quality clothing at the best price, made in a sustainable way with the simple click of a button.
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