Issue date : Wed 21 April, 2021
Estimated Reading Time : 04 Min 40 Seconds
Number of items : 55
Scott Morrison to spend extra $539 million on new 'clean' energy projects. But will they reduce emissions?
ABC News
Wed 21 April, 2021
The federal government has vowed to spend an extra $539.2 million on new "clean" energy projects, which Prime Minister Scott Morrison says will create 2500 jobs and drive down greenhouse gas emissions.
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Farmers demand future coal and gas mine ban after Shenhua buyout
The Sydney Morning Herald
Wed 21 April, 2021
Farmers on the Liverpool Plains will demand a future ban on coal and gas mining in the region as the Berejiklian government announces a $100 million payout for a Chinese company to exit its coal mine lease.
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The Age
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WAToday
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UK’s stunning new climate target adds major pressure on Australia
Reneweconomy
Wed 21 April, 2021
The UK government has just announced a target of a 78% reduction in the country’s emissions by the year 2035, effectively bringing forward its previous 2050 target by 15 years.
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The Age
The Brisbane Times
The Sydney Morning Herald
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Former US intelligence director backs Turnbull and Rudd’s call for Murdoch media inquiry
The Guardian
Wed 21 April, 2021
The former US director of national intelligence James Clapper has backed a call by former Australian prime ministers Kevin Rudd and Malcolm Turnbull for a royal commission into the Murdoch media, saying Australia needs to take preventative steps to avoid any slide into “truth decay”.
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Australia must learn the lessons of this pandemic when it comes to climate change
The Canberra Times
Wed 21 April, 2021
The coronavirus pandemic has exposed a global lack of resilience as a result of a collective failure to assess and act on national risks and vulnerabilities in the face of a rapidly changing world. The pandemic has also exposed both unrealistic social expectations and political leadership shortfalls in coming to grips with the crisis, as opposed to managing prosperity.
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National unity on climate action is vital
The Canberra Times
Wed 21 April, 2021
Last year, as the coronavirus pandemic was hitting its straps, the Prime Minister stared down the barrel of the camera and told Australians: "We're all in this together."
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Sustainability key focus for sheep industry
The Weekly Times
Tue 20 April, 2021
Sustainability of environment, animal welfare, and the community of sheep producers are the key pillars of a new document aimed at promoting the wool and sheep meat industries.
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A whale chorus reveals how climate change may be shifting migration
The Australian
Wed 21 April, 2021
Eerie wails, explosive trumpets and ghostly moans. The sounds from the underwater recorders had a story to tell, even without a single intelligible word: the whales had stayed put.
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International Business Times
Yahoo News
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NSW miners to pay up for lead breaches
Yahoo News
Wed 21 April, 2021
Two NSW mining companies have been slugged with an estimated $1.5 million bill over alleged breaches of environmental regulations on lead.
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The Canberra Times
The Newcastle Herald
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PM unveils plan to slash emissions
The Herald Sun
Tue 20 April, 2021
Victoria is set to lead the hydrogen revolution, with the Latrobe Valley looming as a frontrunner to host one of five hubs to produce the clean power source and export it.The Prime Minister’s new investments — $275.5m for the hydrogen hubs and $263.7m for carbon capture, use and storage projects — are tipped to create 2500 jobs.
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Wind farm builder donates to Victorian Labor Party as $2b project awaits green light
The Age
Tue 20 April, 2021
Two companies awaiting state approval to build Australia’s biggest wind farm donated money to the Victorian Labor Party last month, following years of court battles and lobbying the state to sign off on its $2 billion, 17,000-hectare project.
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The Brisbane Times
The Sydney Morning Herald
WAToday
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Federal and SA governments agree to $1.08bn energy agreement
Manufacturers’ Monthly
Tue 20 April, 2021
The federal and South Australian governments have signed a $1.08 billion State Energy and Emissions Reduction Deal that will deliver secure, reliable and affordable energy to South Australians and help Australia continue to meet and beat its emissions reduction targets.
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US vows to lead on climate and coal use
The Australian
Tue 20 April, 2021
The US will press all nations to reduce reliance on coal, Secretary of State Antony Blinken has said, in an implicit challenge to China as he vowed greater US leadership.
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Military leaders, security chiefs demand action on climate threat
The Sydney Morning Herald
Tue 20 April, 2021
The two existential threats that keep former chief of defence Admiral Chris Barrie awake at night are nuclear war, which he says the Australian government can’t do much about, and climate change, which he says the Australian government is not doing enough about.
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The Age
The Brisbane Times
WAToday
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‘Disaster alley’: New threats Australia faces
News.com.au
Tue 20 April, 2021
A high-ranking former member of the Royal Australian Air Force has said Australia has a “fundamental problem” as it is unable to rationally discuss climate change, which could see the country being caught unawares by future conflicts it is ill-equipped to manage.
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The Courier Mail
The Herald Sun
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US to pledge new target but few followers ahead of Glasgow
The Australian
Tue 20 April, 2021
Forget net-zero by 2050 the new climate mantra is set to become halfway by 2030. This is the target — a 50 per cent cut to emissions by the end of this decade — that US President Joe Biden is expected to announce on a zoom meeting with 40 world leaders scheduled for Thursday.
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Crowded cities need green grass, not plastic turf
The Age
Tue 20 April, 2021
Some of the most profound childhood memories involve the scent of freshly mown grass on the cricket field and feeling the soft, lush turf under my footy boots.
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The Brisbane Times
The Sydney Morning Herald
WAToday
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Willis Towers Watson outlines net zero commitment
Insurance Business
Tue 20 April, 2021
The world’s number three insurance broker is the latest to express its commitment to delivering net zero greenhouse gas emissions across its business operations.
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Rest launches low-cost SRI option
Financial Standard
Tue 20 April, 2021
Rest's 1.7 million members will now have access to 'Sustainable Growth', the fund's first socially responsible investment option developed on the back of member feedback.
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Green bonds the new hotcakes of finance
The Fifth Estate
Tue 20 April, 2021
As the global push for climate action becomes increasingly mainstream, so too has the appetite for green bonds.
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Solar and wind are leading fastest energy transition the world has seen
Reneweconomy
Tue 20 April, 2021
Arguably, the fastest change in global energy systems in history is underway. In 2020, new solar photovoltaics (PV) and wind capacity comprised 75% of global net new generation capacity (Figure 1) according to the International Renewable Energy Agency.
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ClearVue completes world’s first solar glass greenhouse in Perth
Reneweconomy
Tue 20 April, 2021
ASX-listed ClearVue Technologies has completed construction of a “world-first” clear solar glass greenhouse in Western Australia that will demonstrate both the Perth company’s integrated solar glass product and its potential to advance cutting edge agricultural research.
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Huge solid sails could cut fossil fuel use by 30 per cent for shipping industry
Reneweconomy
Tue 20 April, 2021
UK-based consultancy BAR Technologies (BARTech) and Norwegian Yara Marine Technologies are to work on the design and implementation of wind-assisted propulsion technologies that they say could slash the use of fossil fuels for the global shipping industry.
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Australia’s green fuel opportunity in the race to decarbonise shipping
The Fifth Estate
Tue 20 April, 2021
Australia’s regional ports are well-placed to benefit from the decarbonisation of global shipping fleets to run off “green fuels” such as ammonia and hydrogen, according to renowned Australian environmental scientist professor Peter Newman.
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City climate leadership a model for sustainability
Pursuit
Tue 20 April, 2021
The United Nations’ Sustainable Development Goals give us a global blueprint, but our cities have a key role to play in transformative change
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Suncorp, Leo Burnett and The Glue Society Launch ‘One House To Save Many’
Marketing
Tue 20 April, 2021
Suncorp, an insurance company, along with Leo Burnett and The Glue Society have launched a project ‘One House to Save Many’. The aim of this project is to create better housing that is designed to withstand and survive catastrophic weather conditions.
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Race to save Cyprus corals from climate change, mass tourism
Yahoo News
Tue 20 April, 2021
Many people think Cyprus has no corals, says marine ecologist Louis Hadjiannou. If climate change and coastal development continue unabated, he fears, they may soon be right.
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Big inland flows to fill Menindee Lakes for first time in five years
The Sydney Morning Herald
Tue 20 April, 2021
Residents of far-western NSW are gearing up for the arrival of floodwaters flowing down the Barwon-Darling to give Menindee Lakes its first big fill in about five years.
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The Age
The Brisbane Times
WAToday
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Korean protest over Fukushima plan
7 News
Tue 20 April, 2021
More than 30 South Korean college students have shaved their heads in front of the Japanese embassy in Seoul to protest Japan's decision to release water from its crippled Fukushima nuclear plant into the sea.
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The Canberra Times
The Newcastle Herald
Yahoo News
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Climate change stirs ghosts of America's toxic past
Yahoo News
Tue 20 April, 2021
Murky flood waters of Alabama's Tombigbee River rippled over ground tainted with mercury and a pesticide so toxic that US officials outlawed it decades ago, a dangerous past that could cause even more damage with climate change.
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'Torn': Living with top US greenhouse gas spewing power plant
Yahoo News
Tue 20 April, 2021
The exhaust-belching smokestacks of America's most greenhouse gas-emitting power plant tower over Jennifer Chesser's neighborhood, but she'd likely fight to keep them from falling silent.
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International Business Times
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