Issue date : Wed 4 November, 2020
Estimated Reading Time : 04 Min 20 Seconds
Number of items : 51
Tender opens for Darwin big battery to displace gas generation
Reneweconomy
Wed 4 November, 2020
The Northern Territory government has opened the formal tender process for its 35MW Darwin big battery that it says will displace gas generation at the same time as supporting the rollout of more solar as the territory accelerates its transition towards its 50 per cent renewable energy target.
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We should stop backing losers in the Climate Change Cup
The Sydney Morning Herald
Wed 4 November, 2020
The big question for Scott Morrison and his colleagues is whether they want to be a backward-looking or forward-looking government.
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The Age
The Brisbane Times
WAToday
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ANZ vows to step away from thermal coal
ProBono Australia News
Wed 4 November, 2020
ANZ’s new climate policy will stop the bank from directly financing any new coal-fired power plants or thermal coal mines by 2030, but environmental groups say the plan does not go far enough.
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BHP backs responsible copper framework
Australian Mining
Wed 4 November, 2020
BHP has provided a letter of commitment to the Copper Mark Responsible Production Framework that covers areas including environment, community, human rights and governance issues.
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Digital water metering: the future of water management
Utility Magazine
Wed 4 November, 2020
While the uptake of smart meters has become common in the energy industry, smart meters are still in their infancy in the water sector. Not only do smart meters help reduce costs for customers, they also allow the water sector to monitor its assets remotely, ensuring better asset management. Here, we take a look at how smart water meter technology works, the challenges and areas of opportunity for the water sector, as well as the considerations for water utilities thinking of investing in smart water meter technology.
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Sustainable Construction & Building Materials
Architecture and Design
Wed 4 November, 2020
There is no universally agreed definition of sustainability. In fact, there are many different viewpoints on this concept and on how it can be achieved.
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Pests, pathogens and pandemics: Australia's biosecurity needs an overhaul, CSIRO warns
The Guardian
Wed 4 November, 2020
Australia’s biosecurity needs a major overhaul within a decade to protect people, environments and industries from a wave of invasive pests, pathogens and future pandemics, a CSIRO report has found.
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Bats predict where prey is headed
Cosmos
Wed 4 November, 2020
Bats calculate where their prey is headed by building on-the-fly predictive models of target motion from echoes, US researchers have found.
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5 ways to make your kitchen more sustainable
Vogue Australia
Wed 4 November, 2020
For anyone who reads the news or has seen David Attenborough's latest doco A Life On Our Planet it’s obvious more than ever that climate change is a thing and humanity plays a huge part in the future of our planet. Sustainable living is becoming increasingly popular, as we’re becoming more aware of the damage certain products are doing to our environment. Lately, we’ve seen industries all around the world, from fashion to technology and hospitality embracing the issue and making changes to help better the planet.
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'Disturbing' lack of detail: Rex Patrick won't support environment bill
The Age
Tue 3 November, 2020
Plans to speed up approvals for major projects could hit major delays as two crossbench senators pledge to block a Morrison government bill that would hand Commonwealth responsibilities for environmental assessments to state governments.
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The Brisbane Times
The Sydney Morning Herald
WAToday
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Whoever is elected US President, Morrison faces intense global pressure on climate
Reneweconomy
Tue 3 November, 2020
With the US presidential election imminent, the climate change policies of the world’s biggest economy are at a major crossroads. Whatever the outcome of the election, whether it is a Biden or Trump presidency, Australia will face mounting international pressure to strengthen its own climate targets.
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Environment Minister Matt Kean pushes for clean power in NSW
The Daily Telegraph
Tue 3 November, 2020
Environment Minister Matt Kean has thrown his support behind a paper which calls for a carbon tax to “decarbonise” NSW’s electricity system.
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NT News
The Geelong Advertiser
The Herald Sun
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Experts' scathing comments about 'independent' Tasmanian fish farm review panel revealed
ABC News
Tue 3 November, 2020
The two experts who quit the panel charged with deliberating over the Tasmanian salmon industry's expansion have given scathing assessments of the aquaculture development approvals process, telling a parliamentary inquiry the body is not independent and has no legal option other than to ultimately green light new fish-farming developments.
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ACT chief minister takes on ‘climate action’, while Rattenbury tackles ‘energy and emissions reduction’
Reneweconomy
Tue 3 November, 2020
The ACT government will see a shake up in responsibilities for the territory’s ambitious climate and clean energy policies, with ministerial appointments set to be shared between the two leaders of ACT Labor and the ACT Greens.
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Australia’s gas-led recovery is flogging a dead horse
Reneweconomy
Tue 3 November, 2020
With polluting emissions from LNG 13% higher than gas, and Australia’s primary export destinations targeting net zero emissions and therefore less dirty LNG, Australia’s gas-led recovery is looking increasingly like the Australian government is ‘flogging a dead horse’.
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Australia hits 50pct renewables again, despite shut down of seven solar farms
Reneweconomy
Tue 3 November, 2020
Australia’s main grid, the National Electricity Market, reached a share of 50 per cent renewables again on Tuesday, despite the temporary shut down of seven solar farms in NSW and one of the state’s biggest wind farms to allow for maintenance on a major transmission link.
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Government inaction is hindering EV uptake
Motoring
Tue 3 November, 2020
A lack of action by the federal government, high purchase costs and limited availability are among the reasons Australian vehicle fleet buyers have little interest in purchasing electrified vehicles.
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Tricks of nature, with and without light
Cosmos
Tue 3 November, 2020
The fur of Australia’s unique platypus glows green under ultraviolet light, while at least two species of the country’s bees have adapted their vision for night conditions.
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Kiwis flock to Bird of the Year poll
7 News
Tue 3 November, 2020
With the general election done and dusted, New Zealanders are turning their attention to another national contest: the Bird of the Year.
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Perthnow
The Canberra Times
The West Australian
Yahoo News
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Grow some spines for EchidnaCSI
Cosmos
Tue 3 November, 2020
There’s nothing quite like catching sight of a wild echidna meandering in the bush. However, getting a glimpse of them isn’t easy; echidnas are notoriously shy and difficult to see in the wild.
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Treasures of the big deep blue
The West Australian
Tue 3 November, 2020
The WA coastline has some of the most diverse marine environments in the world, from the cool Southern Ocean waters of Esperance and Albany to the tropical waters of Ningaloo and the Rowley Shoals.
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How droughts affect forests
Cosmos
Tue 3 November, 2020
High on the list of the threats forests face due to climate change is tree mortality following droughts, which are becoming longer and more severe.
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Bridge Hub water from air entry leads ag sustainability challenge
Farm Weekly
Tue 3 November, 2020
Technology which promises to generate a litre of water, in sunny weather, from every metre of roofing surface on farm buildings has taken a starring role in the inaugural Bridge Hub Water Challenge.
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Why Locally Manufactured & Designed, Eco-Friendly Packaging’s In Demand
B & T
Tue 3 November, 2020
Locally manufactured and designed, eco-friendly, high-quality packaging with quick turnaround times is in increasing demand and one of Australia’s leading companies is in a perfect position to respond to the current climate.
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