Issue date : Tue 10 November, 2020
Estimated Reading Time : 03 Min 39 Seconds
Number of items : 43
Zali Steggall’s new climate change bill comes just as economic sectors step up
The Conversation
Tue 10 November, 2020
Yesterday, Zali Steggall, the independent member for Warringah, introduced her long-awaited climate change bill to the Australian parliament.
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NSW promises to build more renewable energy than Victoria and Queensland combined
The Guardian
Tue 10 November, 2020
More renewable energy will be built in New South Wales than in Victoria and Queensland combined after the Berejiklian government committed to support 12 gigawatts of wind and solar and 2 gigawatts of energy storage, the state’s energy and environment says.
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Manufacturers, clean energy investors back NSW push for cleaner energy
The Sydney Morning Herald
Tue 10 November, 2020
The most energy-intensive manufacturer in Australia says NSW's renewables plan is desperately needed to deliver cleaner, cheaper and more reliable electricity.
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The Age
The Brisbane Times
WAToday
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Morrison out the in cold over global warming?
The Canberra Times
Tue 10 November, 2020
The lack of an Australian commitment to net-zero carbon emissions by 2050 will be the question that follows Prime Minister Scott Morrison both internationally and at home, for as long as the pledge remains unmade.
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Upparel strikes up win-win partnership
Ragtrader
Tue 10 November, 2020
Circular fashion label Upparel (formerly Manrags) has partnered with Save the Children Australia, to help streamline the apparel donation process.
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Council reassures Kingston beach residents after Ridgeway Dam failure response exercise
ABC News
Tue 10 November, 2020
Documents obtained by the ABC show there was confusion over who was in control during an emergency management exercise centred on a failure of Hobart's Ridgeway Dam, an event which a Kingborough Council report shows would cost the municipality more than $200 million if it occurred.
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You don't have to become vegan to save the planet, says new study
The Australian Financial Review
Tue 10 November, 2020
The world probably can’t keep global warming to a relatively safe minimum unless we change how we grow, eat and throw away our food, but we don’t need to all go vegan, a new study says.
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Australia's reputation at risk over Kyoto credits following Biden win
The Age
Mon 9 November, 2020
A major climate policy decision looms for the Morrison government following the election of Joe Biden as the next US President, promising a pro-climate agenda – commit to greater emissions reductions and abandon use of controversial Kyoto 'carryover credits' or risk damage to Australia's reputation.
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The Brisbane Times
The Sydney Morning Herald
WAToday
Net zero emissions desirable by 2050: PM
The Australian Financial Review
Mon 9 November, 2020
Scott Morrison says he would like Australia to achieve net zero emissions by 2050 but that it would be deceptive to set the target without first detailing how to reach it.
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MP wants conscience vote on climate bill
The New Daily
Mon 9 November, 2020
Zali Steggall has dared the prime minister to allow a conscience vote on her climate change bill if he’s not willing to step up on action himself.
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The Canberra Times
The Newcastle Herald
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Wind, solar and storage “price guarantee” key to lower costs for developers and consumers
Reneweconomy
Mon 9 November, 2020
New wind, solar, and storage projects in New South Wales may be offered electricity price guarantees, including minimum energy prices, under a new investment strategy that the NSW government says is key to delivering lower overall energy prices for consumers.
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Concern for nation over $32b power plan
The Canberra Times
Mon 9 November, 2020
The peak body for power generators and retailers says NSW's much-lauded $32 billion renewable energy plan has the potential to hinder the national network.
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Perthnow
The Newcastle Herald
The West Australian
Yahoo News
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Australia suddenly isolated in the new global climate
The Sydney Morning Herald
Mon 9 November, 2020
Joe Biden’s thumping victory in the US presidential election is also a thumping victory for the global climate. Biden campaigned unabashedly to rejoin the Paris climate agreement, to pledge net-zero emissions by 2050, and to spend AU$2.4 trillion on new climate initiatives. His election is a game-changer for global climate action.
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The Age
The Brisbane Times
WAToday
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NSW road map offers a way out of energy uncertainty
The Sydney Morning Herald
Mon 9 November, 2020
The election of Joe Biden as the next president of the US has fundamentally changed the politics of fighting climate change and NSW is well placed to take advantage of this shift.
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Global warming 'is a religion being pushed on our children'
Sky News Australia
Mon 9 November, 2020
Sky News host Andrew Bolt says he doesn't know why the "priestess of global warming," Greta Thunberg, has been used on the front cover of a year 12 textbook for legal studies in New South Wales.
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What's the deal with net zero emissions?
Farm Weekly
Mon 9 November, 2020
What does net zero emissions mean? * It's when all greenhouse gas emissions are balanced out through methods to remove them from the atmosphere
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Fink sees ‘a seismic reallocation of capital’
The Australian Financial Review
Mon 9 November, 2020
BlackRock boss Larry Fink says the firm is already winning fund flow thanks to the push by clients to invest with a climate risk overlay.
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Fitch sees gaps in climate change pricing
Insurance News
Mon 9 November, 2020
Evidence is growing that existing insurer risk frameworks are not fully pricing the “chronic, long-term and cumulative nature” of the physical impacts brought about by climate change, ratings agency Fitch says.
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The billion-dollar productivity boost of circular thinking
The Australian Financial Review
Mon 9 November, 2020
Productivity gains by moving to more re-use and recycling, or the so-called circular economy, could unlock $23 billion in gross domestic product and create tens of thousands of jobs by 2025, according to a new report.
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Carbon farming can make profits
Farm Weekly
Mon 9 November, 2020
FARMERS have been historically wary of carbon farming initiatives, concerned that they are not going to be profitable in their own right.
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Coppabella wind farm set for construction in NSW after deal with Transgrid
Reneweconomy
Mon 9 November, 2020
The long development journey for a 79-turbine wind farm proposed for the Southern Tablelands of New South Wales looks closer to reaching its destination, after developers Goldwind inked a deal with state-owned network owner TransGrid.
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The Great Cicada Blitz
Cosmos
Mon 9 November, 2020
There’s no louder announcement of the start of summer than cicadas’ song. The insect, which spends most of its life underground, emerges during spring and summer with the males sounding a high-pitched call for a mate.
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India court bans firecrackers in pollution-hit cities citing virus surge
Yahoo News
Mon 9 November, 2020
India's environmental court on Monday ordered a ban on firecrackers during the country's biggest annual festival in cities battling hazardously poor air quality, citing a link between pollution and a coronavirus surge.
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Conservationists urge other jurisdictions to join WA in its ambitious plan to ban plastics
News.com.au
Mon 9 November, 2020
Western Australia’s timeline for banning single-use plastic must be quickened and other jurisdictions should adopt similar critical laws to protect marine life, conservationists warn.
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NT News
Perthnow
The Advertiser
The Australian
The Courier Mail
The Daily Telegraph
The Geelong Advertiser
The Herald Sun
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Fire bans ahead of SA thunderstorms
News.com.au
Mon 9 November, 2020
Total fire bans will be in place across several South Australian districts as an increasingly hot and unstable air mass brings the risk of severe thunderstorms.
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NT News
The Advertiser
The Australian
The Courier Mail
The Daily Telegraph
The Herald Sun
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