Issue date : Wed 3 February, 2021
Estimated Reading Time : 03 Min 18 Seconds
Number of items : 39
Greens argue 2050 climate target too late
Yahoo News
Wed 3 February, 2021
Scott Morrison's slow shift towards stronger climate change targets has done nothing to satisfy the Greens.
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Australia’s path to zero emissions starts with the power grid
Reneweconomy
Wed 3 February, 2021
There are some recent reports that Australia’s Energy and Emissions Reductions Minister Angus Taylor considering government support for a new gas-fired power station in New South Wales. It comes off the back of a long, unpleasant history around the imminent closure of the Liddell coal-fired power station.
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Australia must apply coronavirus management success to climate change
The Canberra Times
Wed 3 February, 2021
Around the world, the coronavirus continues to hit grim milestones. In the US, the country is rapidly heading towards 500,000 deaths. In the UK, the country's Chief Scientific Officer has warned that some hospitals resemble "war zones" - and they are converting London buses into ambulance services.
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Morrison stakes centre ground on climate policy
The Australian
Wed 3 February, 2021
Scott Morrison has taken the pulse of mainstream Australia and built a centrist position on climate change action that puts the onus on science and business ingenuity to set the pace of change. The Prime Minister’s agenda outlined in a speech to the National Press Club on Monday supports a net-zero target as soon as possible, puts technology at the top of the agenda and rules out taxing carbon dioxide emissions as a way to speed the process.
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US, EU importing potentially illegal wood from Brazil: report
Yahoo News
Wed 3 February, 2021
US and EU firms are importing large amounts of wood potentially linked to illegal deforestation after Brazilian President Jair Bolsonaro's administration controversially lifted sanctions against the country's biggest flooring exporter, a report said Tuesday.
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‘Don’t forget consumers’: AEMO told as it tries to meet engineering challenges
Reneweconomy
Wed 3 February, 2021
The Australian Energy Market Operator has been told not to overlook the growing role of distributed energy systems, and the importance of empowering energy users, as the market operator works to get in front of emerging technical issues facing the energy system.
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Will this flaming argument ever stop?
Farm Weekly
Wed 3 February, 2021
The 17 million hectares or so scorched across Australia during last summer's destructive bushfires should have been enough to finally trigger a new approach to minimise the damage and terror they will continue to cause.
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Conditions for fertiliser project
Farm Weekly
Wed 3 February, 2021
AN appeal by traditional owners against proposed environmental approval for a Sulphate of Potash (SoP) fertiliser project at Lake Wells, north-east of Laverton, has been dismissed.
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Climate change on the agenda for first day of parliament for 2021
ABC News
Tue 2 February, 2021
Federal Parliament met for the first time today and, as chief political correspondent Laura Tingle reports, both sides of politics are struggling with a much bigger challenge this year on climate change policy with the US President Joe Biden ramping up the global pressure for more action on emissions reductions.
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Australia’s climate policies rated worst of major developed economies
Reneweconomy
Tue 2 February, 2021
Australia has the weakest climate policies of the largest developed economies in the world, behind the likes of Germany, France, the UK, Canada, Italy and even the US, according to a new assessment from Bloomberg New Energy Finance.
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Democracy in Flux? WA micro party changes name to Liberals for Climate
WAToday
Tue 2 February, 2021
A micro party with no policies running in upcoming the West Australian election has drawn the ire of the Opposition Leader after it successfully changed its name to Liberals for Climate.
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The Sydney Morning Herald
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Super funds must follow through on climate plans
The Age
Tue 2 February, 2021
Last year was jam-packed with superannuation funds making bold statements on climate change.
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The Brisbane Times
The Sydney Morning Herald
WAToday
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Has there really been no warming of the planet in 22 years?
The Canberra Times
Tue 2 February, 2021
AAP FactCheck Investigation: Has there been no warming of the planet in the past 22 years? The statement "According to this graph, there has been no net warming in the last 22 years." Rowan Dean, Sky News host, January 19, 2021.
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PM cannot get ‘sucked into the left’s games’ on net-zero targets
Sky News Australia
Tue 2 February, 2021
If the Coalition give into a net-zero 2050 target without knowing exactly how to pay for it, it will simply highlight how the “left keeps winning the culture war” even though it keeps losing elections, according to Peta Credlin.
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Microsoft and Musk are working hard on carbon storage – here’s the prognosis
The Fifth Estate
Tue 2 February, 2021
Microsoft has announced it is to use Climeworks’ carbon dioxide removal technology to help it achieve negative emissions by 2030, and to remove the company’s historic emissions by 2050. And Elon Musk has offered $100 million prize for the best scalable technology to achieve the same goal. So, can carbon capture and storage really save the planet from overheating?
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Green loans on the rise with Plenti’s OpenSolar deal
The Fifth Estate
Tue 2 February, 2021
Fintech company Plenti (previously Ratesetter) spotted a gap in the market for renewable energy loans three years ago and has since teamed up with the Clean Energy Finance Corporation and loaned more than $110 million to households wanting to install solar, batteries and other low carbon tech.
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How Europe aims to book a seat on Australia’s hydrogen express
The Australian Financial Review
Tue 2 February, 2021
Europe’s bid to stake a claim rivalling that of Japan and Korea over Australia’s huge potential in green hydrogen – the energy source that could power the 21st century – is gathering steam, as state governments step up their overtures to potential European partners and customers.
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Aussie retailers leading the charge on renewable energy
ProBono Australia News
Tue 2 February, 2021
The Australian retail sector is well ahead of other industries when it comes to renewable energy commitments, new Greenpeace research reveals.
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Next three years will be huge for big wind and solar projects in Australia
Reneweconomy
Tue 2 February, 2021
The next three years will be huge for utility renewables in Australia. Given the timeframes for financing, constructing and commissioning new plants, we expect all currently committed capacity to be fully online by the June 2024 quarter.
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Victoria – the sun also shines
The Fifth Estate
Tue 2 February, 2021
Victoria is on a big rebuild and reboot of its economy kick and solar is a big focus for the year. According to Stan Krpan, chief executive of Solar Victoria, it’s all systems go.
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The latest in low carbon concrete
The Fifth Estate
Tue 2 February, 2021
In an already emissions-heavy building sector, concrete and cement were linked to an estimated eight per cent of annual global emissions, according to a 2018 report from London think tank Chatham House.
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