Issue date : Tue 17 November, 2020
Estimated Reading Time : 03 Min 08 Seconds
Number of items : 37
Gas won't fuel Australia's recovery or reduce emissions. It's a mirage
The Guardian
Tue 17 November, 2020
Anew report by the Grattan Institute demolishes the government’s argument that Australia needs a “gas-led recovery”. Not only does gas add to our emissions, the report finds that far from being cheap, gas is set to become “an increasingly expensive energy source”.
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Climate is a 'mainstream' financial risk
The Australian Financial Review
Tue 17 November, 2020
Investment strategies factoring in climate change risk as a financial threat is now "mainstream" for pension funds, says former Cbus super fund boss David Atkin, amid a flurry of funds pledging to reach net zero emissions by 2050.
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BHP's in-house venture capital push
The Australian Financial Review
Tue 17 November, 2020
BHP has created an internal ''venture capital'' division to make seed investments in early-stage technology companies and start-ups, as part of chief executive Mike Henry's desire to drive innovation across the multinational mining company.
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Geoengineering Might Not Save Us From a Cloud Apocalypse
Gizmodo Australia
Tue 17 November, 2020
There’s a whole slew of reasons to not rely on blocking the sun to cool the planet. But a new paper puts up perhaps the best one yet: It might not work if we continue to let carbon emissions skyrocket.
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Microplastics are all around. Here’s how
Cosmos
Tue 17 November, 2020
Microplastics are everywhere, but how they move through, and accumulate in, the environment is not completely clear.
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Government to establish national resilience and recovery entity
The Mandarin
Mon 16 November, 2020
The federal government has agreed to implement the bushfire royal commission’s recommendation to establish a standing national resilience and recovery agency to help Australia better prepare for future natural disasters and drive long-term resilience policy outcomes.
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Gas the answer for affordable, reliable energy: Taylor
Sky News Australia
Mon 16 November, 2020
Energy Minister Angus Taylor says gas is the right answer for affordable, reliable energy and bringing down Australia’s emissions despite a contrary report.
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Victoria invests $20m in zero-emission buses
Government News
Mon 16 November, 2020
The Victorian budget will fund a $20 million, three-year statewide trial aimed at transitioning to a zero-emission bus fleet.
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NSW's coal heartland to host state's newest renewable energy zone
The Sydney Morning Herald
Mon 16 November, 2020
The Hunter Valley is to become the home of NSW's fourth renewable energy zone after a last-minute change to the state government's new energy roadmap.
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The Age
The Brisbane Times
WAToday
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It was a gas while it lasted but the love affair is over
The Age
Mon 16 November, 2020
Victoria has had a long and enduring love affair with gas. Gas has been used to heat homes and cook meals since the days when the Bass Strait produced a cheap and plentiful supply.
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The Brisbane Times
The Sydney Morning Herald
WAToday
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Expense and emissions may see household use of gas flame out
The Age
Mon 16 November, 2020
Despite the federal government’s promise of a ‘gas-fired recovery’ from the COVID-19 recession, the future of natural gas in Australia is far from assured. The industry faces serious economic and environmental challenges.
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The Brisbane Times
The Sydney Morning Herald
WAToday
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How sustainability will widen the investment outperformance gap
The Australian Financial Review
Mon 16 November, 2020
Management teams that look at environmental, social and governance (ESG) considerations as part of any assessment of the operating environment as the global economy recovers will remain ahead of their competition, says William Wu.
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Climate change reporting is cheap talk: Research
Financial Standard
Mon 16 November, 2020
New research suggests that many companies engage in "cheap talk" and are ultimately greenwashing as a result of reporting poor quality emissions data.
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Natural gas no longer the way, report says
Energy Magazine
Mon 16 November, 2020
The Grattan Institute has published a report forecasting the decline of natural gas as an energy source, contrary to the Federal Government’s plans for the fuel to drive Australia’s recovery from the COVID recession.
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The common green magpie is anything but
Australian Geographic
Mon 16 November, 2020
It’s not like the Australian magpie isn’t great. Australian magpies are elegant and hyper-smart and we love them. But let’s be honest – they’ve got nothing on the common green magpie when it comes to sheer beauty.
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Newly identified species of monkey already facing extinction
The Sydney Morning Herald
Mon 16 November, 2020
When it was first seen two years ago, there was no doubt the monkey was super cute, its dark grey eyes surrounded by beautiful rings of fluffy fur.
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The Age
The Brisbane Times
WAToday
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Keeping an eye on coral health
Cosmos
Mon 16 November, 2020
Coral bleaching is a devastating global issue. If temperatures continue to rise, the rate of bleaching events will increase, threatening corals’ survival.
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Iota grows to category 2 hurricane
The Canberra Times
Mon 16 November, 2020
Iota has strengthened into a category 2 hurricane as it barrels toward Central America, a region still recovering from the devastation of Hurricane Eta.
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The Newcastle Herald
The West Australian
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Brisbane and Sydney brace for heatwave as strong winds lash southern states
News.com.au
Mon 16 November, 2020
NSW and Qld are sweating through a day up to 16C above average, with one city experiencing its hottest November day since 2015.
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NT News
Perthnow
The Advertiser
The Australian
The Courier Mail
The Daily Telegraph
The Gold Coast Bulletin
The Herald Sun
The Weekly Times
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