Issue date : Wed 11 November, 2020
Estimated Reading Time : 03 Min 39 Seconds
Number of items : 43
Government backs new solar cell technology expansion into business
The Sydney Morning Herald
Wed 11 November, 2020
A company producing solar cells that are light, malleable and durable enough to be glued onto the roofs of warehouses, incorporated into building materials and even shaped to fit refrigerated trucks has won government support to expand its global reach.
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Trump Ejects Head of Climate Office Whose Report He Rejected
Yahoo News
Wed 11 November, 2020
(Bloomberg) -- The Trump administration abruptly removed a top official charting the U.S. government’s research on global warming, just as his agency began writing the next climate report card.
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Biden’s key climate threat is America’s gas-fired curse
Reneweconomy
Wed 11 November, 2020
As America enters a long, drawn-out and probably very ugly ‘transition’ phase, in which an autocratic, climate-denying (in the classic, ‘CO2 is plant food’ way) President scrambles to cause as much damage as possible on the way out, it’s worth noting the widespread celebrations that have occurred within climate and energy circles around incoming President Joe Biden’s success in the heated and uniquely intense contest.
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NSW has joined China, South Korea and Japan as climate leaders. Now it’s time for the rest of Australia to follow
The Conversation
Wed 11 November, 2020
It’s been a busy couple of months in global energy and climate policy. Australia’s largest trading partners – China, South Korea and Japan – have all announced they will reach net-zero emissions by about mid-century. In the United States, the incoming Biden administration has committed to decarbonising its electricity system by 2035.
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The young Indigenous woman fighting fracking in remote NT
SBS World News Australia
Wed 11 November, 2020
Amelia Telford is a young Aboriginal and South Sea Islander woman from Bundjalung country, who’s on the forefront of the fight against fracking in remote communities in the Northern Territory.
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Renewable energy generation will overtake coal within 5 years, says IEA
Reneweconomy
Wed 11 November, 2020
A new report from the International Energy Agency (IEA) has cast a spotlight on the incredible resilience of renewable energy growth to the emergence of the COVID19 pandemic. Combined with the setbacks suffered by existing generation, this has increased the pace of decarbonisation in the world’s power sector and set the world on a better pathway in the coming decade.
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Some (coral) like it hot
Cosmos
Wed 11 November, 2020
Warming oceans are bad news for coral, but an improved CRISPR-Cas9 technique has isolated a “heat shield” gene that could be used to identify species with the best chance of adaptation.
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Coles creates carpark from recycled soft plastics
Inside FMCG
Wed 11 November, 2020
Coles has installed a concrete slab car park made partly from recycled soft plastics at its Horsham store in Victoria, after working with local recycling organisations Red Group and Replas.
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How the humble thermometer helps reduce food waste
Food & Beverage
Wed 11 November, 2020
A new training initiative based on the thermometer is about to be introduced to the Australian cold chain industry. It is seen as a practical move to help combat the country’s serious food loss and wastage problem, estimated to cost the country nearly $4 billion a year at farm gate value.
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Kellogg’s, REDcycle soft plastics campaign
Food & Drink Business
Wed 11 November, 2020
A quarter of Australians don’t know how to recycle soft plastics, research by Kellogg’s Australia has revealed. Conducted by Pure Profile, the study found just over half those surveyed weren’t aware soft plastics could be recycled into every day things.
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The Brisbane hailstorm: What damage has it caused?
Insurance Business
Wed 11 November, 2020
When it comes to natural disasters that affect the eastern seaboard of Australia, there are a host of threats - bushfires, floods and cyclones have all caused significant damage in recent years, with their effects exacerbated by climate change.
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Australia’s carbon cabal digs in for fight against zero emissions targets
Reneweconomy
Tue 10 November, 2020
The tried and true Coalition climate scare tactic – that ambitious emissions reduction policies will put a “wrecking ball” through the Australian economy – has been redeployed with gusto this week, as pressure builds on the Morrison government to get with the global program.
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Aussie law student Katta O’Donnell takes the government to court over climate change
News.com.au
Tue 10 November, 2020
An Aussie law student who is suing the government over climate change says she is “flattered” when compared to environmental activist Greta Thunburg.
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Perthnow
The Advertiser
The Australian
The Courier Mail
The Daily Telegraph
The Herald Sun
The Mercury
The Weekly Times
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Joel Fitzgibbon quits shadow ministry over climate change policy
The Mandarin
Tue 10 November, 2020
Labor MP Joel Fitzgibbon has quit the shadow ministry over his position on climate change, believing he’ll be in a better position to agitate over the party’s emissions policy from the backbench.
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Aware Super backs electricity transition
Financial Standard
Tue 10 November, 2020
Aware Super is voicing its support for the state government's initiative to modernise the electricity system for New South Wales.
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G20 backslides on fossil fuel subsidies: report
Yahoo News
Tue 10 November, 2020
Rich nations are still providing more than half a trillion dollars annually to fossil fuel projects despite committing to slash greenhouse gas emissions in line with the Paris climate deal, research showed Tuesday.
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The truth about emissions targets
The Fifth Estate
Tue 10 November, 2020
Make no mistake, as groups of countries form a pact and commit to a target year for net-zero emissions they will increasingly discriminate against freeloading countries like Australia by imposing penalties.
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Joe Biden’s Green New Deal is a setback for jobs and income
The Australian
Tue 10 November, 2020
Last week’s was America’s most important election, but it also has profound implications for Australia. The Green New Deal is what most distinguishes the Democrats’ program from that of President Donald Trump.
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Rules shift on the climate battlefield
The Australian Financial Review
Tue 10 November, 2020
Joel Fitzgibbon's resignation from Labor's frontbench is another example of Australia's continuing political brawls over climate changing policy. But the business community and the states are taking a different path.
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Banks turn deeper shade of green
The Australian
Tue 10 November, 2020
ANZ Bank chief executive Shayne Elliott has privately briefed global investors on the lender’s new approach to climate.
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The case for green hydrogen in existing gas-connected homes
The Fifth Estate
Tue 10 November, 2020
But there is a place for green hydrogen in a zero carbon future. In homes too. To find out why and how let’s look at the general market first and then at the market for home use.
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Oil companies join forces on 1.1GW offshore wind farm plan for W.A.
Reneweconomy
Tue 10 November, 2020
Pilot Energy’s plans to develop a 1,100MW offshore wind project alongside onshore wind and solar farms on the Western Australian coast have gained momentum this week after the oil and gas explorer signed a joint venture deal with fellow Perth resources outfit Triangle Energy.
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Rakali pups are too cute to handle
Australian Geographic
Tue 10 November, 2020
IT’S NOT every day you come across a teeny-tiny rakali pup, but today is your lucky day.
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Radar polar bear warnings in Canadian town
The Canberra Times
Tue 10 November, 2020
Along the frosty coast of Hudson Bay, hundreds of polar bears have been wandering for weeks, waiting for the wintertime sea ice to form so they can return to hunting ringed seals.
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The Newcastle Herald
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Mine clearances allow elephants to return home
The Australian
Tue 10 November, 2020
Elephants are slowly returning to former war zones in southern ­Africa on rediscovered ancient migration routes after the clearing of landmines and fences.
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Cosmos Q&A: Future biosecurity challenges
Cosmos
Tue 10 November, 2020
A new CSIRO report, Australia’s Biosecurity Future, looks at what the nation’s biosecurity aims should be over the next 10 years and the steps needed to get there.
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Murdoch's News Corp defends climate coverage in escalating Turnbull stoush
The Sydney Morning Herald
Tue 10 November, 2020
Rupert Murdoch's News Corp has attempted to defuse Malcolm Turnbull's criticism of its coverage of the national bushfire crisis and climate change following a heated debate on ABC's Q&A between the former prime minister and a senior journalist.
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The Age
The Brisbane Times
WAToday
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Advanced weather forecasting could save Aussie businesses billions
News.com.au
Tue 10 November, 2020
Storms are getting bigger, more frequent, and more intense, causing huge amounts of damage. But what if we never got the weather wrong again?
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The Advertiser
The Courier Mail
The Daily Telegraph
The Herald Sun
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