Issue date : Fri 14 May, 2021
Estimated Reading Time : 03 Min 54 Seconds
Number of items : 46
UK wants deal to stop financing coal
7 News
Fri 14 May, 2021
Britain wants to broker a global agreement to stop the cross-border financing of coal projects when it hosts a major climate conference in November, a senior government minister says.
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‘Problematic’: Macquarie’s green push questioned due to fracking investments
The Age
Fri 14 May, 2021
Macquarie Group’s ambitious climate commitments and green credentials have been called into question amid revelations the banking giant controls investments in at least 50 companies engaged in the controversial oil and gas extraction technique known as fracking.
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Carbon tariffs will be great for Australia’s solar exports, says Sun Cable CEO
Reneweconomy
Fri 14 May, 2021
David Griffin, chief executive of the hugely ambitious Sun Cable project, says the looming threat of carbon border adjustment taxes from governments in Europe, Asia, the US and elsewhere will turbocharge demand for clean energy in Southeast Asia, providing major opportunities to export Australia’s solar resources.
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‘All about evolution’: Here’s what to do with a dead power station
The Sydney Morning Herald
Fri 14 May, 2021
Standing inside the parabolic cooling tower of a defunct power station, peering up at the clouds and listening to precise echoes of even whispered conversations, is both awesome and peculiar.
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Plans for big solar thermal micro-grid at Mt Isa gain momentum
Reneweconomy
Fri 14 May, 2021
A Queensland government-backed plan to develop a remote, hybrid renewable microgrid combining concentrated solar thermal, solar PV, gas peaking and battery storage has called for expressions of interest to build the project.
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Lightsource bp to create 600MW solar hub that will be one of biggest on grid
Reneweconomy
Fri 14 May, 2021
Lightsource bp, the joint venture that carries much of the global oil giant’s rapidly expanding solar footprint, says it plans to create a 600MW solar hub in New South Wales that would be the biggest in the state and one of the biggest in the country.
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Castlemaine ecovillage to launch 12 more low impact living homes
Architecture and Design
Fri 14 May, 2021
The Paddock, one of Victoria’s premium sustainable housing projects, is all set to release the final stage of the ecovillage development with 12 more homes boasting a suite of liveability and resilience features to adapt to current and future climate change challenges.
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How climate change is erasing the world’s oldest rock art
The Conversation
Fri 14 May, 2021
In caves on the Indonesian island of Sulawesi, ancient peoples marked the walls with red and mulberry hand stencils, and painted images of large native mammals or imaginary human-animal creatures.
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Government poised to unveil plans for Hunter power plant
The Australian Financial Review
Thu 13 May, 2021
The Morrison government is expected to announce as early as next week its plans to build a gas-fired power station in the Hunter Valley.
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Budget 2021: Green energy ­pledge on apprentice skills
The Australian
Thu 13 May, 2021
Anthony Albanese has vowed to spend $100m on green energy apprenticeships if he becomes prime minister in a bid to encourage more young people into low emission industries.
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Victoria government backs standards to blacklist fossil fuel hydrogen
Reneweconomy
Thu 13 May, 2021
The Victorian Labor government has signed up to a certification scheme that prevents hydrogen made using fossil fuels from claiming it is a zero carbon energy, in a move that puts it at odds with the federal government.
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Victoria considers pumping green hydrogen into gas mains
Reneweconomy
Thu 13 May, 2021
The Victorian government will consider mixing carbon-free green hydrogen with fossil gas as it pushes to reduce the state’s heavy dependence on gas for heating and cooking.
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Here’s Why You Should Be Really Fucking Mad About The Government’s ‘Climate’ Spend
Pedestrian
Thu 13 May, 2021
Look, we get it: the Budget is fundamentally a little bit boring. It’s a whole lot of pomp and circumstance for the Treasurer – in this case, Josh Frydenberg – to stand up and talk about all the millions and billions of dollars the government is spending, while also hoping no one looks a little too closely at where it’s not spending. But since these are our elected officials deciding where they’re spending *public* money, it’s important to hold them to account and get angry when you need to. And in this case, the spending on climate action should make you really fucking angry.
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CEFC outlines $7.8 billion circular economy investment pipeline
The Fifth Estate
Thu 13 May, 2021
The Clean Energy Finance Corporation (CEFC) is eyeing off a $7.8 billion circular economy investment pipeline that could drive emissions from landfill down by as much as 60 per cent and create thousands of jobs in the regions.
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Beef: Now is the time to harness emissions
Farm Weekly
Thu 13 May, 2021
AUSTRALIA's booming beef industry rightly and proudly celebrated its many and varied wonderful achievements at Beef 2021.
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Adani slams insurers for 'boycotting' coal
Insurance News
Thu 13 May, 2021
The Adani Group has hit out at Australia’s three major insurers for refusing to underwrite the thermal coal industry in future as its controversial Carmichael mine in Queensland struggles to secure compulsory insurance for the construction of a rail line.
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Musk halts use of bitcoin for Tesla cars over climate concerns
The Age
Thu 13 May, 2021
Tesla will no longer accept bitcoin for car purchases, chief executive Elon Musk said on Wednesday, citing long-brewing environmental concerns for a swift reversal in the company’s position on the cryptocurrency.
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Hunter Valley gas plant ‘would only operate a week a year’
The Sydney Morning Herald
Thu 13 May, 2021
The proposed gas-fired power station in the Hunter Valley that the Morrison government is insisting should be built would operate just two per cent of the time - the equivalent of about a week per year - and employ only 10 full-time workers.
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“Incredible:” California grid hits record high of 95% renewable energy
Reneweconomy
Thu 13 May, 2021
California, one of the world’s largest economies and a pioneer of climate action and clean technology, generated 95% of its electricity demand from renewable energy sources for a brief time last month, according to the California Independent System Operator.
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Timber, concrete and steel more expensive as demand surges
The Fifth Estate
Thu 13 May, 2021
As Australia continues to deal with the fallout from COVID-19, strong construction activity and supply disruptions have led to an increase in the cost of key building materials.
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The race to rescue Australia’s 50 most vulnerable plant species
The Age
Thu 13 May, 2021
The top of Mount Bogong in Victoria’s high country isn’t where you’d usually whip out a dustbuster, but senior botanist Neville Walsh has a pragmatic approach to plant conservation tools.
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