Issue date : Tue 6 April, 2021
Estimated Reading Time : 04 Min 35 Seconds
Number of items : 54
Malcolm Turnbull dumped from role on NSW government clean energy board after 'media backlash'
ABC News
Tue 6 April, 2021
Former prime minister Malcolm Turnbull says the NSW government has capitulated to a "ferocious campaign" from the media after his appointment to a clean energy board was overturned.
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Amping up rooftop solar with batteries for burbs
The Australian
Tue 6 April, 2021
Anyone who thinks Australians don’t want to act on climate change should look no further than the rooftops on their street. Over the past two decades, people have embraced solar power in their millions, with one in five homes now generating its own power through solar panels.
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Proxy adviser backs activists against gas giants
The Australian Financial Review
Tue 6 April, 2021
Influential proxy adviser CGI Glass Lewis has backed an activist investor group in calling for Woodside Petroleum and Santos to report on how they will manage spending to align with Paris climate goals, significantly escalating pressure on the oil and gas producers to cut emissions.
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Amazon 'illegally retaliated' against climate activists
Yahoo News
Tue 6 April, 2021
US labour officials have found that Amazon retaliated illegally when it fired two employees who had spoke out about the firm's environmental practices and warehouse safety.
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New report hails the decade of renewables as 2020 hits capacity record
Reneweconomy
Tue 6 April, 2021
A new report released by the International Renewable Energy Agency (IRENA) has shown that global renewable energy capacity additions in 2020 have surpassed a range of prior estimate and all records from previous years. The majority of the year was impacted by the COVID-19 pandemic, with supply chains, businesses and shipping all heavily disrupted, making the records even more remarkable.
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Greater gliders hit hard by fire, drought
Yahoo News
Tue 6 April, 2021
The population of greater gliders in the NSW Blue Mountains has more than halved after a horrific bushfire season and years of drought and heatwaves.
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7 News
Perthnow
The Canberra Times
The West Australian
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AFL joins CDS bandwagon
Inside Waste
Tue 6 April, 2021
VicRecycle has welcomed AFL’s support for the Community (Producer Responsibility) model for the state’s Container Deposit Scheme, joining Scouts Victoria, Netball Victoria, Football Victoria, the Good Friday Appeal in backing benefits for the community.
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McGowan government sees gas as WA’s future electricity source
Reneweconomy
Mon 5 April, 2021
Western Australia’s main grid distributes as much electricity as the South Australian and Tasmanian grids combined. It currently uses 75 per cent fossil fuel energy and contributes 10 million tonnes per year to Australian’s Co2 emissions.
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University’s bronze statue for climate activist raises fears for Greta Thunberg the girl
The Australian
Mon 5 April, 2021
It would have made a great April Fools story. On March 30, the University of Winchester unveiled what it said “is believed to be the world’s first life-size sculpture of the young Swedish climate change activist”, Greta Thunberg. Of course, the university had to hedge its bets on being the first. These days you never can be sure who might have a life-sized Bronze Greta tucked away in the garden.
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Andrew Bolt: Global cooling is bad news for some
The Herald Sun
Mon 5 April, 2021
The world is now cooler than it was, on average, at the end of last century — which is bad news to those commited to scaremongering.
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For hydrogen to dominate the low-carbon world, batteries must fail
Reneweconomy
Mon 5 April, 2021
Hydrogen has the potential to help bring more than half of the world’s emissions down to zero, but to reach that potential it requires aggressive government support, a dramatically improved value chain – and it needs batteries to fail.
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Leading the charge on e-mobility
The West Australian
Mon 5 April, 2021
According to the Australian Electric Vehicle Council (EVC), forecasts show more than 30 per cent of new cars sold in Australia over the next decade will be pure battery or hybrid electric vehicles (EV). With that in mind, it’s no surprise Western Australia’s two biggest residential builders are on the sustainability front foot, now offering EV charging as an option in new builds.
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Harvest Road works towards CN30 target
Farm Weekly
Mon 5 April, 2021
Dr Strachan started by discussing some of the different ways that greenhouse gases can be emitted in agriculture including, fertiliser application, fuel use for machinery and methane from livestock.
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Labor's war of words in the Hunter Valley
Sky News Australia
Sun 4 April, 2021
Labor MPs Joel Fitzgibbon and Pat Conroy have clashed over climate and coal policy as the Coalition starts its campaign for their seats of Hunter and Shortland which saw a significant swing against Labor at the last election.
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‘No excuse’: Anger as state releases trapped feral horses back into Kosciuszko
The Age
Sun 4 April, 2021
Hundreds of feral horses were released into the Kosciuszko National Park over the past year, sparking criticism that government policy is undoing the benefits of programs to rein in the habitat-damaging animals.
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The Brisbane Times
The Sydney Morning Herald
WAToday
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Arctic mining takes centre stage in Greenland election
Yahoo News
Sun 4 April, 2021
Greenland votes Tuesday in legislative elections largely seen as a referendum on a controversial mining project that would help diversify the Arctic island's economy as it plans for a future altered by global warming.
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International Business Times
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'Biggest joke': Turnbull's new climate change job
Sky News Australia
Sun 4 April, 2021
Sky News host Rowan Dean says the biggest joke of all was New South Wales Energy Minister Matt Kean appointing Malcolm Turnbull to a new government climate change job.
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Damon Gameau and the Art of Frightening Children
The Herald Sun
Sun 4 April, 2021
And so Damon Gameau's propaganda film is the latest eco-porn being shown in schools, despite his utter lack of credentials:
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MLA aims for 2030 carbon neutral status
Farm Weekly
Sun 4 April, 2021
DURING the afternoon session at last week's Harvey Beef Gate 2 Plate Challenge field day in Albany, Caris Jones, livestock genetics project manager at Meat & Livestock Australia (MLA), spoke about the industry's aim to be carbon neutral by 2030 (CN30) in the red meat industry.
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Stormwater levy floated to floodproof Adelaide
The Advertiser
Sun 4 April, 2021
A stormwater levy has been flagged to help floodproof metropolitan Adelaide with warnings nearly a third of ageing pipes and infrastructure will need to be replaced by the end of the decade.
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The Herald Sun
The Mercury
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Fitzgibbon: Labor must set aside all opposition to coal mining to win byelection
The Sydney Morning Herald
Sat 3 April, 2021
Labor has been urged by federal backbencher Joel Fitzgibbon to set aside any opposition to coal mining if it is to win the marginal NSW seat of Upper Hunter, though the party’s leadership will not say it will approach the issue of climate change at next month’s critical byelection.
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The Age
The Brisbane Times
WAToday
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World Bank to align financing with Paris Climate Accord
Yahoo News
Sat 3 April, 2021
The World Bank adopted a new Climate Change Action Plan that will boost financing aimed at reducing emissions to align its policies with the Paris climate agreement, the bank said Friday.
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International Business Times
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Men sought after ‘endangered powerful owl’ shot dead in state forest
The Age
Sat 3 April, 2021
Victoria’s conservation watchdog is seeking information about two men who were filmed allegedly illegally killing wildlife, including the endangered powerful owl, in a state forest near Melbourne.
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The Brisbane Times
The Sydney Morning Herald
WAToday
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Australia is ‘falling into an energy crisis’: Cory Bernardi
Sky News Australia
Fri 2 April, 2021
Sky News host Cory Bernardi says Australia is “falling into an energy crisis” born of an “idiotic insistence” that wind and solar can provide baseload energy needs for the nation.
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Abandon coal now or face catastrophe, US envoy says
The Sydney Morning Herald
Thu 1 April, 2021
The United States climate tsar John Kerry has told a conference that coal use must be immediately abandoned if the world is to have any chance of meeting Paris agreement targets.
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The Age
The Brisbane Times
WAToday
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‘Not adequate’: SunSuper, QSuper members criticise funds’ climate policies
The Age
Thu 1 April, 2021
More than 200 QSuper and SunSuper members have accused the funds of lagging behind peers on climate change and have called for full transparency of their investments and formalised net zero emissions targets.
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The Brisbane Times
The Sydney Morning Herald
WAToday
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Booming rooftop solar growth pushes renewables to 28 pct of energy mix
Reneweconomy
Thu 1 April, 2021
Rooftop solar has continued to lead the rapid growth in Australia’s renewable energy sector, with more than 3 gigawatts of new small-scale solar capacity pushing the total renewable mix to almost 28 per cent, says the Clean Energy Council.
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