Issue date : Wed 31 March, 2021
Estimated Reading Time : 03 Min 59 Seconds
Number of items : 47
'Delay is as dangerous as denial': scientists urge Australia to reach net zero emissions faster
The Guardian
Wed 31 March, 2021
Heatwaves to double and many properties will be uninsurable if global heating reaches 3C, Australian Academy of Science says
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Make electric cars cheaper: Labor promises tax breaks for EVs, battery storage
The Sydney Morning Herald
Wed 31 March, 2021
Federal Labor has promised to slash taxes on electric cars and remove key barriers to uptake as part of a new suite of climate policies aimed at lowering cost-of-living pressures on Australian households.
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The Age
The Brisbane Times
WAToday
Fossil fuel subsidies up, carbon pricing too low: OECD
Yahoo News
Wed 31 March, 2021
No major economy in the world has carbon pricing policies even remotely in line with the Paris climate treaty goal of capping global warming at 1.5 degree Celsius, the OECD said Tuesday.
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From risky to responsible
Food & Drink Business
Wed 31 March, 2021
A global pandemic forced business to re-evaluate how it defines risk. Cress Consulting director Julia Seddon writes a similar rethink is needed for climate and water risks to be assessed like any other business risk.
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VanEck funds added to AustralianSuper
Money Management
Wed 31 March, 2021
AustralianSuper has added three VanEck exchange traded funds (ETFs) to its Member Direct platform, making them available to 2.2 million members.
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Malcolm Turnbull backs decline of coal
7 News
Wed 31 March, 2021
New coal mining proposed for the Hunter region must be stopped because there isn't enough rail or port capacity or global demand to shift it, a report backed by Malcolm Turnbull warns.
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The Newcastle Herald
The West Australian
Yahoo News
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How to avoid a shark attack
Cosmos
Wed 31 March, 2021
Good news for ocean enthusiasts – if beachgoers wear personal electronic deterrents that can reduce the probability of a shark attack, scientists have calculated that hundreds of people could avoid injury, trauma or death in Australian waters over the next 50 years.
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One (wo)man’s trash...
Pursuit
Wed 31 March, 2021
How a Melbourne community’s mission to reduce waste is building a kinder and more sustainable society, enabled by social media
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Stonnington goes green with mayoral Tesla purchase
The Age
Wed 31 March, 2021
Stonnington Council, which takes in some of our wealthiest suburbs including South Yarra, Toorak and Malvern, declared a climate emergency last year.
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The Brisbane Times
The Sydney Morning Herald
WAToday
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Australian emissions fall again due to renewables and COVID-19
The Sydney Morning Herald
Tue 30 March, 2021
Australia’s greenhouse gas emissions continued to decline at the end of 2020 as an acceleration of the decarbonisation of the electricity sector outweighed a revival of pollution from transport and industry, according to analysis by consultants.
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The Age
The Brisbane Times
WAToday
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Biden announces massive offshore wind plan as pressure mounts on Morrison
Reneweconomy
Tue 30 March, 2021
As part of the Biden administration’s plan to hit 100% clean energy by 2035, a plan to expand the construction of offshore wind farms has been announced. 30 gigawatts of offshore wind capacity along America’s east coast is targeted in the plan, to be built by 2030.
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US government announces plan to cut cost of solar by another 60 pct by 2030
Reneweconomy
Tue 30 March, 2021
The United States’ Department of Energy has announced nearly $US128 million in funding to lower the cost of solar, as part of plans to help reduce the average cost of unsubsidised solar to 2 US cents per kilowatt-hour by 2030.
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AGL’s carbon split to save itself from climate wars
The Australian Financial Review
Tue 30 March, 2021
The nation’s largest electricity company has been torn apart by the law-of-the-jungle approach to managing Australia’s energy and emissions transition.
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The simple truth of B Corps
Marketing
Tue 30 March, 2021
The demand for B Corp certification rose by 23 percent last year, signalling a global shift in business priorities. Eva Ross writes about the journey of becoming a B Corp, encouraging other Australian brands to follow suit.
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Navies must reduce their carbon emissions in the face of climate change
The Strategist
Tue 30 March, 2021
The Royal New Zealand Navy recently launched its own journal, which aims to build the service’s professionalism and ‘engage and exchange views with all those who have an interest in naval and maritime affairs’. The most eye-catching contribution in the inaugural edition is by the RNZN’s chief naval architect, Chris Howard, with the provocative title ‘Toward a zero carbon navy’. It’s a fascinating read.
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Swiss Re outlines global insured loss total for the full year
Insurance Business
Tue 30 March, 2021
Natural catastrophes in 2020 caused global economic losses of US$190 billion, of which the insurance industry covered US$81 billion. Jérôme Haegeli, Swiss Re Group chief economist, said the increasing prevalence of natural catastrophes underlined the need for action to mitigate climate change.
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Global, tech and ethical investments lead ETF boom
The Sydney Morning Herald
Tue 30 March, 2021
Exchange Traded Funds listed on the Australian Securities Exchange hold more than $100 billion of investors’ money, with global, technology and ethical funds growing the fastest.
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The Age
The Brisbane Times
WAToday
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Santos gives green light to $4.7b new gas field off Australia
The Age
Tue 30 March, 2021
Santos, one of Australia’s largest oil and gas producers, has given the go-ahead to its $4.7 billion Barossa gas project north of Darwin after its plans were put on hold last year amid the coronavirus-driven market crash.
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The Brisbane Times
The Sydney Morning Herald
WAToday
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‘No surprise the anti-everythings are against gas’: Resources Minister
Sky News Australia
Tue 30 March, 2021
Resources Minister Keith Pitt spruiked Santos’ $5.2 billion investment in the Barossa project for the positive impact it will have on Australia’s post-pandemic recovery – downplaying concerns about the production of emissions.
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Bitcoin is a mouth hungry for fossil fuels
Reneweconomy
Tue 30 March, 2021
This is an awful idea, but I’m writing about bloody Bitcoin again. I recently published a long thread about it, in which I tried to debunk the claim that the process of generating new bits of this digital currency is environmentally beneficial (it is not).
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Turning leftover food and grease into power
Food Processing
Tue 30 March, 2021
Western Water has unveiled its new recycling facility in Melbourne’s west that will recover resources from waste, cut greenhouse emissions and produce enough renewable energy to power the company’s recycled water plant.
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‘Dodged a bullet’: Residents cheer rejection of Crib Point gas import hub
The Age
Tue 30 March, 2021
After a gruelling, three-year campaign against plans for a floating gas terminal on Western Port, residents were elated on Tuesday to discover the Victorian government had rejected the proposal on environmental grounds.
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The Brisbane Times
The Sydney Morning Herald
WAToday
Designing liveable cities for our future climate
Pursuit
Tue 30 March, 2021
The Climate Imaginary exhibit explores works from architects and urban designers, pushing the boundaries of our imagination to envision better and more creative climate futures for our cities
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Passive solar design versus Passive House: why we need both for healthy homes in Queensland.
The Fifth Estate
Tue 30 March, 2021
The binary article recently published by The Fifth Estate on passive solar design versus Passivhaus standard reignited, locally, a long-lasting debate around the “right way” of building comfortable homes that do not harm our environment. Having been in the design and construction industry for many years and in different countries, I welcome this debate beyond the nitty-gritty of the matter, as it catalyses the discipline around the real threat: the lack of quality and the poor performance of the housing stock in Australia.
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Qld weir set for environmental assessment
Yahoo News
Tue 30 March, 2021
A proposed $60 million weir in North Queensland will enter an environmental impacts assessment process after being assessed as having 'strategic significance'.
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7 News
Perthnow
The Canberra Times
The Newcastle Herald
The West Australian
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The complexities of predicting climate change effects
Pursuit
Tue 30 March, 2021
Some of Australia’s iconic ecosystems are collapsing, which is likely exacerbated by climate change. But we must understand the dynamics of our ecosystems in order to protect them
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Degradation of reef keeps coasts at risk
7 News
Tue 30 March, 2021
The size and impact of Pacific Ocean tsunami waves on the Australian coastline are significantly reduced by healthy coral structures in the Great Barrier Reef, research shows.
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Perthnow
The Canberra Times
The Newcastle Herald
The West Australian
Yahoo News
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Adopting innovative recycled water strategies
Government News
Tue 30 March, 2021
The ongoing threat of water scarcity in Australia is an issue that can no longer be ignored, but it can be addressed by a commitment to strategic planning and a collegiate approach by councils and government in conjunction with strong community advocacy, writes Karen Pither.
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Industry keeps check on label proposals
Farm Weekly
Tue 30 March, 2021
Not just the size of the garment and how best to care for it, but also whether what you are wearing is good for the planet.
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