Issue date : Fri 23 October, 2020
Estimated Reading Time : 03 Min 13 Seconds
Number of items : 38
Gas-fuelled energy ambitions a 'risk to taxpayers and renewables', experts warn
The Age
Fri 23 October, 2020
Prime Minister Scott Morrison's push to deliver 1000 megawatts of new gas-fired power capacity into the nation's main energy grid could discourage investment in battery technology, imperil the clean energy transition and risk financial losses for the taxpayer-backed Snowy Hydro scheme.
Also Appeared In
The Brisbane Times
The Sydney Morning Herald
WAToday
Topic Also Covered By
NSW to get a new big battery as renewable power surges
The Age
Fri 23 October, 2020
A battery worth $62 million is being installed in western Sydney as governments work with industry to help stabilise the electricity grid as the share of renewable energy grows.
Also Appeared In
The Brisbane Times
The Sydney Morning Herald
WAToday
Topic Also Covered By
Mathias Cormann talks up green recovery as part of his pitch to lead OECD
The Guardian
Fri 23 October, 2020
The outgoing finance minister, Mathias Cormann, has talked up the importance of pursuing “a green recovery with an increased reliance on renewables” in remarks to a business conference organised by the German government.
Also Appeared In
Topic Also Covered By
Friday essay: why we need children’s life stories like I Am Greta
The Conversation
Fri 23 October, 2020
When a young celebrity writes a memoir or has a biography written about them, a common response is: they are too young. This child or adolescent cannot possibly have lived enough of a life, or have a useful perspective. Their story cannot be instructive enough to be valuable to others.
Also Appeared In
Topic Also Covered By
Opinion: COVID-19 intensifies interest in well-being, eco-friendly
Food & Drink Business
Fri 23 October, 2020
Healthy ingredients and label transparency are more important to consumers than ever before following the COVID-19 pandemic, says a new global survey. The study was commissioned by functional ingredient company BENEO and carried out by market research company FMCG Gurus.
Also Appeared In
Topic Also Covered By
IAG drops support for raising Warragamba Dam, citing risk to Indigenous sites
The Sydney Morning Herald
Fri 23 October, 2020
Australia's biggest insurance company IAG has ended its backing for the $1 billion-plus project to raise the wall of Sydney's biggest dam, citing the "probable loss" of important Indigenous cultural sites.
Also Appeared In
The Age
The Brisbane Times
WAToday
Topic Also Covered By
Calls for Lloyd's of London to rule out insurance for Adani coal mine
Insurance Business
Fri 23 October, 2020
Climate campaigners from the Stop Adani campaign and Pacific Climate Warriors are calling on Lloyd’s of London and its members to follow the lead of 23 major insurers in ruling out insurance for Adani’s Carmichael coal mine.
Also Appeared In
Topic Also Covered By
Transgrid to build Australia’s first Tesla Megapack big battery in western Sydney
Reneweconomy
Fri 23 October, 2020
Transmission company Transgrid is to build the first big battery in Australia using Tesla’s recently introduced Megapack battery technology, and what is likely to the first of more than 10 big batteries to be built across NSW as it prepares for the retirement of its ageing coal fleet..
Also Appeared In
Topic Also Covered By
Ageing chimps value old friends
Cosmos
Fri 23 October, 2020
As humans age they tend to favour small groups of old friends, where interactions are positive and stress-free.
Also Appeared In
Topic Also Covered By
Burger King trials Reusable packaging
B & T
Fri 23 October, 2020
It’s already way ahead of the game in the marketing stakes, now Burger King is also working hard on its environmental credentials, unveiling plans for reusable packaging.
Also Appeared In
Topic Also Covered By
Mental health spending tops list of new government spending on fires
The Sydney Morning Herald
Thu 22 October, 2020
The Berejiklian government will outlay another $192.2 million over five years as part of its response to the bushfire inquiry, including increased spending on mental health and equipment for firefighters.
Also Appeared In
The Age
The Brisbane Times
WAToday
Topic Also Covered By
Dreaming of a low carbon transport future
The Fifth Estate
Thu 22 October, 2020
With the news this week that Tesla is now the most valuable car company in the world, there’s a sense that the green transport revolution has kicked up a gear.
Also Appeared In
Topic Also Covered By
While the world races to net-zero carbon, Australia is a non-starter
The Sydney Morning Herald
Thu 22 October, 2020
The horror of the Fukushima disaster prompted Japan to turn its back on nuclear power and re-embrace coal almost a decade ago, leading the world’s third largest economy to become its greatest importer of coal and a key customer of Australian carbon. This is about to change.
Also Appeared In
The Age
The Brisbane Times
WAToday
Topic Also Covered By
Hostplus invests in vegan meat, sustainability
Financial Standard
Thu 22 October, 2020
Hostplus has ramped up its private equity investments with a commitment of over $1 billion across projects that tackle climate change including a meat alternative.
Also Appeared In
Topic Also Covered By
Salesforce signs up for solar in push towards 100pc renewable by 2022
The Australian Financial Review
Thu 22 October, 2020
The Australian arm of US software company Salesforce has signed up to a long-term contract for the purchase of renewable energy from solar farm developer X-Elio – owned by asset managers KKR and Brookfield – as the tech firm works towards its 100 per cent renewable target by 2022.
Also Appeared In
Topic Also Covered By
NSW networks encouraged to install microgrids, standalone power, in regions
Reneweconomy
Thu 22 October, 2020
The NSW Independent Pricing and Regulatory Tribunal has recommended new standards that would encourage the use of microgrids to supply power to households in remote and fringe-of-grid areas, issuing a draft set of reforms that recognise the benefits of solar and storage in providing low cost, reliable power.
Also Appeared In
Topic Also Covered By
Sun Cable earmarks site for 10GW solar farm at cattle station south of Darwin
Reneweconomy
Thu 22 October, 2020
Sun Cable’s $22 billion plans to build the world’s largest dispatchable solar and battery power station, as well as the world’s largest subsea transmission link, have taken a step forward after selecting a preferred site about 750km south of Darwin.
Also Appeared In
Topic Also Covered By
Germany and Denmark wind connected by world’s first “hybrid” interconnector
Reneweconomy
Thu 22 October, 2020
The world’s first hybrid subsea interconnector has been inaugurated this week, integrating two German and Danish offshore wind farms in the Baltic Sea with the other, and allowing power to be brought onshore to Denmark or Germany and for cross-border energy trading.
Also Appeared In
Topic Also Covered By
Bob Brown is right – it’s time environmentalists talked about the population problem
The Conversation
Thu 22 October, 2020
In all the talk of tackling environmental problems such as climate change, the issue of population growth often escapes attention. Politicians don’t like talking about it. By and large, neither do environmentalists – but former Greens leader Bob Brown has bucked that trend.
Also Appeared In
Topic Also Covered By
Signs of change from a turbulent era
Cosmos
Thu 22 October, 2020
A new drill core, preserving a million years of environmental history in the East African Rift Valley, is helping untangle the complex relationship between human evolution and climate change.
Also Appeared In
Topic Also Covered By