Issue date : Mon 22 March, 2021
Estimated Reading Time : 04 Min 55 Seconds
Number of items : 58
‘Prosperity and low emissions’: Former chief scientist backs climate policy
The Age
Mon 22 March, 2021
Retired chief scientist Alan Finkel, best known for his central role in the nation’s energy wars, says politicians should set emissions-reduction targets and the Morrison government’s technology-focused climate policy has Australia on the right track.
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Resistance is futile: Why technology is key to Australia’s green energy future
The Sydney Morning Herald
Mon 22 March, 2021
Like others, I dream that my great-grandchildren, whom I might never meet, will grow up living on a planet just as magnificent as it was when I was young. Fulfilment of this dream will require that we preserve our planet’s unique beauty in the face of global warming, armed with ambition and realism. We do not have time for fatalism or despair.
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Forrest commits to fast-track for NSW green power
The Australian Financial Review
Mon 22 March, 2021
Mining billionaire Andrew Forrest has declared he will meet federal Energy Minister Angus Taylor’s April deadline for a commitment to build new on-demand power generation capacity in NSW, with the only outstanding conditions being state development approval and federal underwriting support.
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After a decade of lost opportunity to fix NSW’s planning mess, here’s a model for success
The Sydney Morning Herald
Mon 22 March, 2021
The Liberal-National Coalition came to power a decade ago promising reform of a NSW planning system besmirched under Labor by allegations of undue developer influence, overdevelopment at Barangaroo and the misuse of ministerial discretion in planning decisions.
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Call for dramatic koala action
News.com.au
Mon 22 March, 2021
One of Australia’s most passionate protectors of koalas is calling for a dramatic overhaul of legislation and says the country is failing its wildlife.
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Thousands evacuated as NSW floods
Yahoo News
Mon 22 March, 2021
Thousands of people have been evacuated on the NSW Mid-North Coast and western Sydney, as swollen rivers flood towns and torrential rain continues to lash much of the state's east coast.
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Dangerous floods are inevitable, so stop putting people in their way
The Sydney Morning Herald
Sun 21 March, 2021
The inundation of homes and businesses in the Hawkesbury-Nepean Valley of western Sydney is tragic for the people affected, but it is no surprise. The losses are due to inept governance, not any act of God.
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Yahoo News
Dangerous floods are inevitable, so stop putting people in their way
7 News
Perthnow
The Canberra Times
WAToday
A carbon tax is coming and Australia won't have a say on it
The Canberra Times
Sun 21 March, 2021
Australian exporters are about to face a carbon tax. The problem is it will be one from which Australia will get no revenue and over which the Australian Parliament will have no say.
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Investment boom predicted for local renewable energy: MinterEllison
The Australian
Sun 21 March, 2021
The outlook for investment in local renewable energy is bright, with capital markets making a decisive shift away from carbon-based investments as banks and institutional investors retreat from fossil fuels, according to MinterEllison.
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The Advertiser
The Courier Mail
The Daily Telegraph
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The Gold Coast Bulletin
The Herald Sun
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Conservation and recycling the preferred options for securing the Lower Hunter's water supply
The Newcastle Herald
Mon 22 March, 2021
Increased water conservation and stormwater harvesting combined with inter-regional transfers and the introduction of purified recycled drinking water have emerged as the most preferred combination of options for securing the Lower Hunter's water security, the results of a Hunter Water stakeholder survey show.
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Extinction Rebellion grandparents fighting for the future of their grandchildren
ABC News
Sun 21 March, 2021
They have been labelled "ferals", "anarchists" and "dole bludgers" but older members of the activist movement, Extinction Rebellion, say they are just ordinary people moving out of their comfort zone to protect their grandchildren from the devastating impacts of climate change.
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Poem which debunked climate change 100 years ago
The Daily Telegraph
Sat 20 March, 2021
The ABC and its leftist allies like to say weather extremes are recent phenomena, but a legendary Australian poem written in 1908 shows different, writes Piers Akerman.
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Climate change investing: jolly green giant or next bubble?
The Australian Financial Review
Sat 20 March, 2021
Climate change investing once had a green agenda. Now it’s black-and-white: portfolios stacked with high-polluting companies risk wealth destruction and missed opportunity.
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Australians installed 31,000 batteries in 2020, led by households
Reneweconomy
Sat 20 March, 2021
Australian households led the installation of more than 31,000 battery energy storage systems around the country in 2020, a 20 per cent jump on total numbers in 2019, despite – or perhaps because of – the impact of Covid-19.
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Calls for duck hunt ban as SA season opens
7 News
Sat 20 March, 2021
South Australia's duck hunting season has opened amid renewed calls for an end to the "inherent cruelty".
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The Canberra Times
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Flammable toxic battery dump found near houses in Sydney’s west
The Sydney Morning Herald
Sat 20 March, 2021
One of the nation’s biggest e-waste recyclers has dumped a huge illegal stockpile of batteries in a residential suburb in Sydney’s west less than a year after the company’s over-stocked Melbourne facility went up in flames.
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Portland’s smelter saved again, but wind tower workers cut loose
The Age
Fri 19 March, 2021
You could very nearly hear the sighs of relief across the city of Portland as the Prime Minister flew in to announce a deal that will give the biggest employer in the region, Alcoa’s aluminium smelter, an extra five years of life.
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'So much for all those global warming predictions'
Sky News Australia
Fri 19 March, 2021
Sky News host Rowan Dean says record cold snaps and rainfall globally are making the continued "global warming predictions" and alarmism "laughable or criminal".
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Billionaire activist Chris Hohn targets big four banks
The Australian
Fri 19 March, 2021
Hedge fund billionaire Chris Hohn has Australia’s big four banks in his sights. The British executive turned climate activist, founder of $US30bn The Children’s Investment Fund Management, is pressuring companies to properly divulge their carbon exposure .
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The other Atlassian guy
The Australian
Fri 19 March, 2021
Scott Farquhar, the other half of Atlassian, is quietly nurturing the next generation of tech successes and hopes their success will outstrip his own.
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Coles snubs coal and gas and commits to 100 pct renewables by 2025
Reneweconomy
Fri 19 March, 2021
Coles has become the latest supermarket giant to set ambitious climate targets, and will soon be completely powered by renewables after adopting a new goal to purchase all of its power from sources like wind and solar.
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Barrier Reef took a ‘hammering’ but most replanted corals are surviving
The Brisbane Times
Fri 19 March, 2021
Scientists on the Great Barrier Reef have been buoyed by the initial results of an ambitious coral transplant program, with impressive regrowth success rates recorded off the far north Queensland coast.
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