Issue date : Fri 5 March, 2021
Estimated Reading Time : 03 Min 08 Seconds
Number of items : 37
Former chief scientist spruiks Australia’s green tech on world stage
The Sydney Morning Herald
Fri 5 March, 2021
London: One of the federal government’s top scientific advisers is conducting an international lobbying blitz to assure key allies that Australia has a plan to achieve net zero emissions, in a new diplomatic effort ahead of a trio of crunch climate change summits this year.
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The Age
The Brisbane Times
WAToday
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Biden’s war on climate change
Money Management
Fri 5 March, 2021
The five policy commitments from the Biden administration that we believe are of relevance to investors focused on environmental, social, and governance (ESG) issues are, in short: to recommit the US to a more proactive stance on tackling climate change, to adjust the rules on sustainable investing, to accelerate a range of energy transition rules, to strengthen sustainability-related priorities for corporate America and to set significant long-term and aspirational environment goals.
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The ever-shrinking role of gas in Australia’s power system
Reneweconomy
Fri 5 March, 2021
There’s a lot riding on predictions of the future, when it comes to climate. In Australia, the future of coal is mostly a debate about whether its demise is fast, or slow. For the country’s gas-fired power generation, the debate is slightly more complicated.
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Cats love it but mozzies don’t
Cosmos
Fri 5 March, 2021
At the risk of becoming the Pied Piper of cats, you could use the garden herb catnip as a non-toxic insect repellent – and scientists have now nutted out why it wards off mozzies and other irritating bugs.
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Waste not, want not
Cosmos
Fri 5 March, 2021
We’ve known for a while that not all of the world’s food is eaten – but how much of it is wasted wasn’t entirely clear, until the UN completed some new research.
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The West Australian
UN report says 17 per cent of food wasted
Perthnow
The Canberra Times
Yahoo News
PM focuses on industry over biodiversity
Yahoo News
Thu 4 March, 2021
Prime Minister Scott Morrison has talked up the importance of protecting heavy industry, days after another 12 Australian animals were declared extinct.
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Perthnow
The Canberra Times
The Newcastle Herald
The West Australian
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'Exhausted' councils sign joint plea for urgent federal help to cover disaster clean-up costs
ABC News
Thu 4 March, 2021
Mayors and councillors from disaster-affected regions of New South Wales and Queensland fear the cost of cleaning up after frequent natural disasters is not financially sustainable and are seeking urgent Federal Government help.
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China expected to favour green tech over coal in new five-year plan
The Australian Financial Review
Thu 4 March, 2021
London | China, which long targeted rapid industrial growth despite its environmental consequences, now aims to become the global leader in “low-carbon tech for a carbon-constrained world” as it unveils its new five-year plan on Friday, China analysts say.
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How Taylor and Murdoch media distort problems with renewables and gas
Reneweconomy
Thu 4 March, 2021
Earlier this week we learned from The Guardian that the federal government has established a “myth-busting unit” to address what health minister Greg Hunt calls “plainly ridiculous” misinformation and conspiracy theories surrounding the rollout of the Covid-19 vaccine in Australia.
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Switch to 100 pct renewables will drive economic growth, but watch for green bubbles: AXA
Reneweconomy
Thu 4 March, 2021
There is no hiding from the fact the global economy must transition to net zero, and the faster Australia gets on board – starting with 100 per cent renewable energy – the better for the economy. The more it lags behind, the more likely the country is to fall into the economic doldrums.
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Reserve Bank to buy just 20 pct GreenPower in deal with Delta Electricity
Reneweconomy
Thu 4 March, 2021
The Reserve Bank of Australia has confirmed that it will purchase GreenPower matching 20 per cent of its electricity consumption under its contract with Delta Electricity, after saying it would consider sourcing all of its power from renewable sources.
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Report: coal power plants unviable by 2025
Energy Magazine
Thu 4 March, 2021
The Institute for Energy Economics and Financial Analysis (IEEFA) and Green Energy Markets have released a new report which indicates that several coal power plants in the National Electricity Market (NEM) are likely to be financially unviable by 2025.
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Green ceramics look great, now for the hard part
The Fifth Estate
Thu 4 March, 2021
Mirvac on Wednesday revealed a new green ceramics range of apartment fittings that it’s collaborated on with Professor Veena Sahajwalla and the UNSW’s SMaRT Centre.
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Climate disasters prompt Australia's first platypus refuge
Yahoo News
Thu 4 March, 2021
The world's first dedicated platypus refuge will be established to rescue the unique Australian animals from climate change-fuelled crises, as bushfires and drought increasingly threaten their habitat.
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International Business Times
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CitySwitch Awards 2021
The Fifth Estate
Thu 4 March, 2021
The CitySwitch Awards on Thursday celebrated the best in green office sustainability in corporate Australia during a challenging year that showed that despite enormous disruption the people and businesses committed to better performance only doubled down.
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