Issue date : Thu 25 March, 2021
Estimated Reading Time : 03 Min 24 Seconds
Number of items : 40
Victoria trials recycled asphalt on Hume Freeway
Inside Waste
Thu 25 March, 2021
The Victorian Government is trialling locally processed recycled asphalt on a section of the Hume Freeway at Balmattum, near Euroa.
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NSW Premier warns of hidden dangers as floods recede
News.com.au
Thu 25 March, 2021
The Premier has issued a warning to residents about hidden dangers lurking below floodwaters as conditions improve.
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Perthnow
The Australian
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Fixing Australia’s solar traffic jam will make selling sunshine two-way street
The Sydney Morning Herald
Thu 25 March, 2021
There are now more than 2.6 million households and small businesses with solar PV on their roofs, and the forecasts are that by 2030, some 6 million households – 50 per cent of us – will be using a distributed energy resource such as solar PV, batteries or electric cars to power our lives.
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The Age
The Brisbane Times
WAToday
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HelloFresh announces 2022 sustainability targets
Food & Beverage
Thu 25 March, 2021
Continuing on from their 2020 sustainability plans, meal kit provider HelloFresh has announced two new sustainability goals for 2022.
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Rio Tinto powers up with Bill Gates-backed solar
The Courier Mail
Thu 25 March, 2021
The miner’s Mojave desert operations will use carbon neutral energy from a group backed by Bill Gates, with an eye to a broader partnership.
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NT News
The Australian
The Daily Telegraph
The Geelong Advertiser
The Gold Coast Bulletin
The Herald Sun
The Mercury
The Weekly Times
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Australians could be charged for exporting energy from rooftop solar panels to the grid
The Guardian
Thu 25 March, 2021
Australian households with rooftop solar panels could be charged for exporting electricity into the power grid at times when it is not needed under proposed changes to the national electricity market.
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Organic waste turned into building products
Inside Waste
Thu 25 March, 2021
A UK-based company has developed a product called Orb (organic refuse bio-compound), which is designed to be used as a building material. The company convert one of the world’s fastest growing waste streams – food waste – into functional materials that are formed into sheets or moulded to create intricate three dimensional products.
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No short cut to boosting soil carbon and nitrogen
Farm Weekly
Thu 25 March, 2021
ONE OF the major problems facing those in continuous cropping systems is the issue of declining soil carbon, which in turn runs down nutrient levels.
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NSW floods: weather eases but major flooding still occurring across state
The Guardian
Thu 25 March, 2021
Residents in one part of the mid New South Wales north coast have been allowed to return home as emergency services warn some of the state’s rivers will remain swollen into the weekend and flooding still poses a risk.
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Hear us out: doing less in your garden can actually yield more
The Age
Thu 25 March, 2021
The most often repeated phrases at a Mediterranean gardening conference held in Victoria’s Castlemaine earlier this month were: poor rocky earth; a severe lack of topsoil; and hot, dry summers. What, you might well ask, is a gardener in these parts to do?
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The Brisbane Times
The Sydney Morning Herald
WAToday
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Angus Taylor has never asked Climate Change Authority to model zero carbon pathway
Reneweconomy
Wed 24 March, 2021
A key government climate advisory body has revealed that it has not been asked to prepare a plan for Australia to reach zero net emissions, raising fresh questions over the sincerity of the Morrison government claims to be committed to a zero emissions target.
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SA signs off on international hydrogen export study
Energy Magazine
Wed 24 March, 2021
A Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) has been signed between the South Australian Government and the Port of Rotterdam Authority to undertake a feasibility study exporting green hydrogen made in South Australia to Rotterdam, Europe’s largest port.
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Fed warns measuring climate risk ‘extremely difficult’
The Australian Financial Review
Wed 24 March, 2021
The US Federal Reserve is ramping up its analysis of climate change as a critical source of financial system risk, warning that “mispricing” of the dangers by over-confident investors could make markets more volatile and prone to meltdown.
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Dairy Australia’s new climate plan released
The Weekly Times
Wed 24 March, 2021
Dairy Australia managing director David Nation said his organisation’s climatic blueprint recognised that responding to climate change was one of its highest priorities.
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Explainer: What is B Corp status?
CMO
Wed 24 March, 2021
Consumers increasingly looking for ethical practices from the business they interact with could lead to a growing number of sustainable brands
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Sunseap completes offshore floating solar farm in Straits of Johor
Reneweconomy
Wed 24 March, 2021
Singapore solar energy provider Sunseap says it has completed construction of a 5MW offshore floating solar PV farm in the Straits of Johor, the international border between Singapore and Malaysia.
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Genex goes it alone for Kidston hydro equity after landing new deal from ARENA
Reneweconomy
Wed 24 March, 2021
Genex will go it alone to provide the equity needed for the massive Kidston pumped hydro energy storage project in north Queensland, announcing a $115 million share issue to raise the remaining funds after a deal with a potential equity partner fell through.
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AGL gives green light to 250MW Torrens big battery in South Australia
Reneweconomy
Wed 24 March, 2021
Energy utility AGL has given the green light to the 250MW Torrens big battery in South Australia, its second major big battery announcement in two days as it starts to accelerate its transition from a largely fossil fuel fleet to new technologies.
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Managed retreat of settlements remains a tough call even as homes flood and coasts erode
The Conversation
Wed 24 March, 2021
It is no joke that New South Wales residents are in the midst of their fourth “one in 100 year” event since January 2020. Much of the Australian east coast continues to experience heavy rainfall, strong winds and abnormally high tides. All will make the current floods worse.
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‘Season of pestilence’: Months of scratchy bites expected as insect numbers rise
The Sydney Morning Herald
Wed 24 March, 2021
Residents across flood-hit parts of eastern Australia, including Sydney’s Hawkesbury-Nepean Valley, are facing an “itchy, bitey and scratchy” stint as insect numbers are expected to explode in the wake of the deluge.
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The Age
The Brisbane Times
WAToday
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Vatican changes Stations of the Cross to reflect climate change
The Australian
Wed 24 March, 2021
On the eve of Holy Week, the Vatican is promoting a modern, green version of the centuries-old Stations of the Cross, the devotion that commemorates the day Jesus Christ was crucified.
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