Issue date : Tue 12 September, 2017
Estimated Reading Time : 05 Min 46 Seconds
Number of items : 68
Irma and Harvey: very different storms, but both affected by climate change
The Conversation
Tue 12 September, 2017
There has been no let up since Hurricane Harvey dumped record-breaking rains on the Houston area of Texas. Hurricane Irma lashed parts of the Caribbean and Cuba and is now heading onto the US mainland, having devastated the Florida Keys and the state’s west coast.
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Pope says humanity will 'go down' if it does not address climate change
Yahoo!7 News
Tue 12 September, 2017
ABOARD THE PAPAL PLANE (Reuters) - Pope Francis said the recent spate of hurricanes should prompt people to understand that humanity will "go down" if it does not address climate change and history will judge those who deny the science on its causes.
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Climate change deniers 'stupid': Pope Francis
SBS World News Australia
Tue 12 September, 2017
Pope Francis on Monday slammed climate change doubters as 'stupid' in the wake of a spate of hurricanes that have thrashed the US, Mexico and the Caribbean.
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PM not sure AGL has post-coal plan ready
9 News
Tue 12 September, 2017
Malcolm Turnbull doubts energy giant AGL knows how it will replace an ageing coal-fired power station in the NSW Hunter Valley.
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SBS World News Australia
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WA to ban plastic bags in 2018
Yahoo!7 News
Tue 12 September, 2017
Single-use plastic shopping bags will be banned in Western Australia from July next year.
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News.com.au
Perthnow
SBS World News Australia
The Australian
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Hurricane Irma: Climate change deniers' chickens come home to roost
Independent Australia
Tue 12 September, 2017
As the devastation of Hurricane Irma rips through Florida will it convince deniers like shock jock Rush Limbaugh, Governor Rick Scott and the Koch brothers that there is no climate science conspiracy? Dr Norm Sanders reports.
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Talking Point: Energetic approach will pay off
The Mercury
Tue 12 September, 2017
The modest attendance at a Hobart Town Hall event last week belied the significance of the occasion — the launch of a major new community bulk-buying program for energy-efficient products and services.
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Failure to fully implement Finkel Review causing energy uncertainty: AEMC
The Sydney Morning Herald
Tue 12 September, 2017
The lack of a credible, long-term mechanism to achieve Australia's emissions reduction commitments has created uncertainty and deterred investment in the sector, according to the energy market regulator.
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The Age
The Brisbane Times
The Canberra Times
WAToday
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All Energy Models Are Wrong, But Some Are Useful
Sourceable
Tue 12 September, 2017
NatHERS specifications can help boost the energy efficiency of buildings, but some simple possibilities are left untapped. Some pundits have said “all energy models are wrong, but some are useful.”
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Monash Uni’s solar thermal solution
Ecogeneration
Tue 12 September, 2017
Monash University in Clayton, Melbourne, is one of the largest campuses in Australia, with about 100 buildings over a 60-hectare site. With tens of thousands of students, staff and researchers on site each day, the university consumes huge quantities of energy for heating, cooling, lighting and technical equipment.
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Networks ‘push back’ on more small-scale solar. But why?
Reneweconomy
Tue 12 September, 2017
Last week the Clean Energy Regulator announced that Australia had reached a new milestone in installed small-scale renewable energy capacity – 6,000 MW – most of it small-scale PV. But can the rapid rate of small-scale solar energy adoption continue?
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Largest ACT solar project of its kind sold
Manufacturers’ Monthly
Tue 12 September, 2017
Renewable energy company ReNu Energy has purchased the $2.38 million Amaroo Solar project, based in the Australian capital.
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Research and Trends in Chinese Architecture
Sourceable
Tue 12 September, 2017
The latest research surrounding architecture in China has mainly focused on six aspects: urban design, architectural culture and heritage protection, building technology and green building, rural architecture design, digital architecture design, and building industrialization.
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Electric cars get push along
PS News
Tue 12 September, 2017
The Clean Energy Finance Corporation (CEFC) is to support a new cut-price car leasing or buying scheme to encourage more people to drive electric cars.
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‘Fluffy’ the beached great white shark set to return to sea
9 News
Tue 12 September, 2017
Marine experts are set to release an injured juvenile great white shark back into the wild today.
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Endangered Florida deer spotted after Irma raised fears for species
Yahoo!7 News
Tue 12 September, 2017
(Reuters) - Several endangered deer found only in the lower Florida keys were sighted on Monday, easing fears about the fate of the tiny species after Hurricane Irma swamped their vulnerable archipelago ecosystem.
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An ecologist is begging Aussies to eat more kangaroos
Techly
Tue 12 September, 2017
As Australians, it’s our duty to eat more kangaroo meat. At least that is what Associate Professor David Paton from the University of Adelaide seems to be suggesting.
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Life’s a bleach for Barrier Reef coral
PS News
Tue 12 September, 2017
Scientists from the Australian Institute of Marine Science (AIMS) are among a group of international experts calling for more research into the capability of coral on the Great Barrier Reef to cope with climate change.
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Mallee Landcare group choked by red tape
The Weekly Times
Tue 12 September, 2017
MALLEE Landcare volunteers are angry over government red tape preventing them controlling a dangerous infestation of cumbungi in Lake Cullulleraine, west of Mildura.
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Blondie backs experimental eco-fashion in London show
Yahoo!7 News
Tue 12 September, 2017
London (AFP) - Blondie star Debbie Harry took to the London catwalk on Monday to support sustainably fabrics created by VIN + OMI, designers experimenting with everything from environmentally-friendly latex to leather-style mushrooms.
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Revealed: The shocking truth about what happens to cabin rubbish
Traveller
Tue 12 September, 2017
According to the International Air Transport Association (IATA), airline passengers generated 5.2 million tonnes of waste in 2016, which is roughly equivalent to 43,000 Boeing 787 Dreamliners. That figure, it warns, will double within 15 years under a "business as usual" approach.
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Hurricane trash pile, removal costs could reach staggering levels
Yahoo!7 News
Tue 12 September, 2017
HOUSTON (Reuters) - Even as Texas continues to marshal crews to handle Hurricane Harvey debris, Irma's move up the west coast of Florida on Monday promises to stress the effort and leave a combined bill near or topping the multi-billion dollar tab for Katrina, the largest to date.
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Cuba counts the cost of deadly Hurricane Irma
Yahoo!7 News
Tue 12 September, 2017
Havana (AFP) - Cuba emerged from a 72-hour thrashing by Hurricane Irma on Monday with three-quarters of the population without power, as the country began the task of restoring basic infrastructure and services.
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Hurricane Irma turns Florida into a ‘war zone’
News.com.au
Tue 12 September, 2017
TEMPERS are flaring in Florida where locals clashed with police, who have denied residents access but allowed others in to survey their devastated homes.
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The West Australian
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Nationals demand “coal target” as energy politics spirals into loony fog
Reneweconomy
Mon 11 September, 2017
It barely seems believable, but the politics of energy has just gotten worse. A week that began with a bizarre push to extend the life of a decrepit, 50-year-old power plant in the hope of keeping the lights on, finished with the Nationals demanding that no further subsidies be given to renewable energy.
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Experts Say The Time To Talk About Climate Change Is Right Now, While The Storm Strikes
The Huffington Post Australia
Mon 11 September, 2017
Hurricane Irma continues its frightening march across Florida, having devastated parts of the Caribbean. We know beyond all reasonable doubt that the warming climate makes extreme events stronger and much more likely. But is it ever too soon to talk about climate change?
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Powerful hurricanes to fuel demands from island nations at climate talks
Yahoo!7 News
Mon 11 September, 2017
WASHINGTON/OSLO (Reuters) - Devastation from Hurricane Irma in the Caribbean will sharpen the demands from small island nations that top fossil-fuel consumers help them cope with damage attributable to climate change, according to representatives of some of those countries.
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Germany's Greens want power plants shut as price of coalition
Yahoo!7 News
Mon 11 September, 2017
BERLIN (Reuters) - Germany's Greens said on Monday that closing the country's 20 dirtiest coal-fired power stations would be a key condition of any coalition with Chancellor Angela Merkel's conservatives after this month's election.
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EU lawmakers plan to guard carbon market from hard Brexit
Yahoo!7 News
Mon 11 September, 2017
BRUSSELS (Reuters) - European lawmakers will vote this week on a plan to protect the carbon market against a collapse of Brexit talks, which they fear would crash the price of tradable emissions permits.
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Fake news and god’s wrath: extreme hurricane politics in the US
The Conversation
Mon 11 September, 2017
The devastating scenes of destruction and flooding in the Bahamas and the southern states of the US have captivated the world for many weeks now. Hurricanes Harvey and Irma, with Hurricane Jose soon to follow, have stolen headlines around the world, as they break records and provide a deluge of spectacle and image: the main ingredients for tabloid reporting.
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Adani's mine is a black hole for brands
The Sydney Morning Herald
Mon 11 September, 2017
Winning a major new contract is normally cause for celebration, so it's not every day the boss needs to justify a successful bid to their staff, especially at a global engineering and design firm like AECOM.
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The Age
The Brisbane Times
The Canberra Times
WAToday
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'Grandmother plant': Ex-UN climate chief Christiana Figueres has advice for PM
The Sydney Morning Herald
Mon 11 September, 2017
AGL's Liddell power station is a "grandmother" plant that shouldn't receive funds more usefully invested elsewhere to improve Australia's energy prospects, Christiana Figueres, the former United Nations climate chief, said.
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The Age
The Brisbane Times
The Canberra Times
WAToday
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S.A. puts energy security target on back-burner after AEMO steps in
Reneweconomy
Mon 11 September, 2017
South Australia has abandoned plans to have its state-based energy security target in place this summer after conceding is could have little impact given the new initiatives by the Australian Energy Market Operator and the lack of competition in the local grid.
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Wind farms: Britain’s offshore boom is concentrating power in the hands of a few very large developers
The Conversation
Mon 11 September, 2017
The price of offshore wind continues to fall dramatically. The UK government’s latest round of contracts for renewable generation have just been announced, and they show the costs of subsidies have halved in just two years. Cheap wind power is a great source of low carbon electricity, and it’s good news for politicians who may have been worried about subsidies bumping up household bills. But the scale of investment in offshore wind raises bigger, more systemic questions.
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Solar power station proposed near Mildura axed
The Herald Sun
Mon 11 September, 2017
THE new owner of a solar project which the Victorian government wasted $15 million on says it was “not commercially viable”.
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Energy-positive prefab housing can tackle Australia’s big issues
The Fifth Estate
Mon 11 September, 2017
An innovative Australian company is tackling a number of our pressing problems in one flat-packed prefab package – supporting regional communities and jobs, creating new avenues for Australian manufacturing, and solving energy supply and building sustainability issues.
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Carbon Positive House Sets 10-Star Example in Sustainable Building
The Urban Developer
Mon 11 September, 2017
Clare Cousins Architects in collaboration with construction company The Sociable Weaver have built Victoria’s first carbon positive, zero-waste home with a “10 star” energy rating.
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Wetlands discovery opens new doors for Australian climate research
The Brisbane Times
Mon 11 September, 2017
Scientists say the surprising discovery that North Stradbroke Island's Ferngully Lagoon dated back more than 200,000 years, and other wetlands on the island more than 40,000 years, could reshape climate change research on the Australian continent.
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The Age
The Brisbane Times
The Canberra Times
WAToday
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Hurricanes may be getting more severe – do we need a whole new category to describe them?
The Conversation
Mon 11 September, 2017
There’s been a devastating trail of destruction and flooding along the east Atlantic coast in the last few weeks following Hurricane Harvey and now Hurricane Irma. The latter, currently moving across Florida, is the strongest sustained hurricane ever recorded in the Atlantic outside the Caribbean and Gulf of Mexico.
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'IVF' for coral may help save sick reefs
News.com.au
Mon 11 September, 2017
An Aussie professor has developed a kind of IVF for corals and believes it could one day be a game changer when it comes to large-scale reef restoration.
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'Systemic fix' needed for NSW water management, damning report finds
The Sydney Morning Herald
Mon 11 September, 2017
NSW urgently needs a "systemic fix" of its water extraction policies after a scathing independent investigation into water theft found the state's enforcement "ineffectual" and unprofessional.
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The Brisbane Times
The Canberra Times
WAToday
Container Deposit Scheme Raises Alarm Bells
The Shout
Mon 11 September, 2017
In July the NSW Environment Protection Authority (EPA) appointed the Scheme Coordinator ‘Exchange for Change’ to manage the scheme and ‘Tomra Cleanaway’ as the Network Operator to establish approximately 500 collection points plus 800 reverse vending machines.
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