Issue date : Fri 6 November, 2020
Estimated Reading Time : 03 Min 03 Seconds
Number of items : 36
Labor and Greens slam Taylor’s “unacceptable attack” on CEFC
Reneweconomy
Fri 6 November, 2020
Proposed amendments to the Clean Energy Finance Corporation (CEFC) have been slammed by Labor and Greens senators who say they amount to an unwarranted power grab by federal energy minister Angus Taylor and were an “unacceptable attack on the financial independence and overarching purpose of the CEFC”.
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It’s Scott Morrison versus the world about his gas-fired fantasy
Reneweconomy
Fri 6 November, 2020
The electoral turmoil within the world’s second highest emitter of greenhouse gases (number one for oil and gas, by a decent margin) is going to last a few weeks even after a winner is declared, so it’s worth taking a moment to pause and thinking about how Australia’s climate future is closely interlinked with the fate of the United States. For the most part, this centres around one of the trifecta fossil fuels driving dangerous climate change: gas.
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Electric vehicles are coming, like it or not
The Australian
Fri 6 November, 2020
Australians will embrace electric vehicles just as keenly as the rest of the world if car makers have anything to do with it.
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Ecological data reveal a changing Arctic
Cosmos
Fri 6 November, 2020
Three decades of data on animal migration and movements in the Arctic confirms that they are shifting their behaviours because of climate change.
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Reefs at WA's Rowley Shoals make surprise recovery from 'significant' coral bleaching
ABC News
Fri 6 November, 2020
It was a depressing, if expected inevitability when Western Australia's Rowley Shoals showed the first signs of mass coral bleaching earlier this year, but a follow-up survey has found a remarkable recovery looks likely to preserve the reef's near-pristine health — at least for now.
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Mangrove forests act as plastic sinks
Cosmos
Fri 6 November, 2020
A new study highlights the heavy lifting marine ecosystems do in combatting environmental issues, finding that mangrove forests efficiently capture and store microplastics in their sediments.
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Innovation solutions for end-of-life tyres
Manufacturers’ Monthly
Fri 6 November, 2020
Tyre Stewardship Australia (TSA) plays a leading role in bringing together government, industry, manufacturers, researchers and recyclers in partnerships to improve market conditions to better manage end-of-life tyres (EOLT) and drive growth of domestic Tyre Derived Product (TDP).
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Faced with catastrophe, David Attenborough and Tim Flannery search for a cure
The Sydney Morning Herald
Fri 6 November, 2020
As I sit down to write this review, there are reports that there is no sign of the Arctic ice build-up that should be taking place in the Laptev Sea. "The lack of freeze-up so far … is unprecedented," said one researcher, while another said it was entirely consistent with predictions indicating the Arctic would have its first ice-free summer sometime in the next 30 years. "It's a matter of when, not if."
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The Age
The Brisbane Times
WAToday
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Labor to target PM on climate change if Biden wins
Sky News Australia
Thu 5 November, 2020
Labor will target the prime minister over his climate change policies if Joe Biden wins the presidency claiming he will be “isolated on the global change,” according to Sky News political reporter Trudy McIntosh.
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Victoria bets on big battery near Geelong to bolster grid reliability
The Age
Thu 5 November, 2020
One of the world's largest lithium-ion batteries will be built in Victoria as part of a state government-backed initiative to bolster the reliability of the grid and keep a lid on power prices as coal-fired generators retire.
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The Advertiser
The Australian
The Brisbane Times
The Sydney Morning Herald
WAToday
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The Canberra Times
Victoria to house biggest southern battery
Perthnow
The Newcastle Herald
The West Australian
ABC News
Victoria's new Tesla battery in Moorabool to drive down power prices, State Government says
The New Daily
News.com.au
Victorian government reveals plan to store renewable energy
Perthnow
The Herald Sun
City’s cash splash to keep UN on side
The Australian
Thu 5 November, 2020
Mel­bourne City Coun­cil will spend more than $600,000 on salaries em­ploy­ing “re­silience” of­fi­cers and an ex­ec­u­tive to en­sure the coun­cil meets sus­tain­able de­vel­op­ment goals set by the UN.
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SA makes strategic investment for green hydrogen future
The Australian Financial Review
Thu 5 November, 2020
South Australia's push to establish itself as a national export hub for green hydrogen was given a boost on Thursday, with the Marshall government announcing $37 million to upgrade export infrastructure.
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Open letter from Tasmanian doctors to Premier Peter Gutwein to end native logging
The Mercury
Thu 5 November, 2020
A heartfelt letter, signed by hundreds of Tasmanian doctors has appealed to Minister for Climate Change and Premier Peter Gutwein to end native logging in Tasmania.
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NT News
The Advertiser
The Courier Mail
The Daily Telegraph
The Gold Coast Bulletin
The Herald Sun
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Biden inches towards presidency and overhaul of global climate action
Reneweconomy
Thu 5 November, 2020
With the counting of ballots continuing across the United States, former vice president Joe Biden looks to be inching towards the presidency, in a hard-fought contest. A Biden win will cause a major shakeup in global climate action, ousting a president who withdrew the United States from the Paris agreement, and delivering an ambitious pivot of the world’s largest economy towards green industries.
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Biden's tax and climate agenda faces Senate roadblock
The Australian Financial Review
Thu 5 November, 2020
Democrat Joe Biden's plan to increase corporate taxes, take strong climate change action and spend $US2 trillion ($2.8 trillion) on green infrastructure faces a Senate roadblock, but sharemarkets like the prospect of Washington gridlock.
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Corporates expected to prioritise social issues post-COVID
Investor Daily
Thu 5 November, 2020
The majority of analysts have tipped there will be a higher focus on social issues in the recovery from the COVID-19 economic and health crisis, as ESG rises in prominence, new research from Fidelity has found.
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Port of Melbourne’s sustainability achievements
Infrastructure Magazine
Thu 5 November, 2020
In its recently released 2020 Sustainability Report, Port of Melbourne (PoM) outlined it’s approach to sustainability and how it handles more than one-third of Australia’s container trade, contributing around $7.5 billion in trade each year.
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French company shelves NSW wind project, citing Covid uncertainty
Reneweconomy
Thu 5 November, 2020
A 132MW wind farm project proposed for the Brown Mountain region in south-east New South Wales has been put on ice by its France-based developers, due to “extreme financial pressures” wrought by the global Coronavirus pandemic.
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Hydrogen for homes is a terrible idea. We should fight it
The Fifth Estate
Thu 5 November, 2020
A plan to pipe hydrogen, instead of natural gas, to millions of UK households is being pushed hard by the fossil fuel industry. It sounds “green” – but could wreck efforts to make homes truly zero carbon, using insulation and electric heat pumps.
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Enforcement of environment laws could have saved millions of animals: WWF
The Age
Thu 5 November, 2020
Weak enforcement of environment laws over the past decade has permitted habitat destruction that displaced or killed tens of millions of native animals, including thousands of hectares of threatened species habitat.
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The Brisbane Times
The Sydney Morning Herald
WAToday
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Question a catalyst for carbon challenge
Farm Weekly
Thu 5 November, 2020
A SON who wouldn't stop pestering him about what he was doing to ensure his childrens' future helped inspire Corrigin farmer Simon Wallwork to tackle the challenge of carbon neutrality.
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All the known craters on Earth
Cosmos
Thu 5 November, 2020
This is a physical map of the Serra da Cangalha impact structure in Brazil, produced using the TanDEM-X mission digital elevation model.
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Red meat purchases increase by 30pc during COVID-19 lockdowns
ABC News
Thu 5 November, 2020
When the coronavirus pandemic started to unfold, panic buying hit and interruptions to markets loomed, it was mince, steak and sausages where comfort was found, according to the domestic meat industry.
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