Issue date : Mon 17 May, 2021
Estimated Reading Time : 05 Min 00 Seconds
Number of items : 59
Multibillion-dollar rescue package for oil refineries
The Sydney Morning Herald
Mon 17 May, 2021
A multibillion-dollar rescue package for Australia’s two remaining oil refineries will attempt to secure the nation’s long-term domestic production of petrol and fast-track a switch to better quality fuel to allow the uptake of lower-emitting cars.
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Coalition farm policy quietly grows climate plan alternative
The Age
Mon 17 May, 2021
The federal government is quietly developing an agriculture climate change plan that would allow big business to buy carbon offsets from farmers in a bid to incentivise emission abatement without creating friction with conservative MPs who oppose a carbon price.
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Federal government plans to fund apprenticeships for clean energy
Manufacturers’ Monthly
Mon 17 May, 2021
The Federal government is taking steps to help Australia thrive in a global zero-emissions economy, with plans to invest $100 million to fund apprenticeships in clean energy and manufacturing and $10 million for funding and education programs.
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TelstraSuper, ISPT, U Ethical join climate initiative
Investor Daily
Mon 17 May, 2021
The super and investment players have signed onto Climate League 2030, a 10-year plan aiming for a further emissions reduction in Australia of at least 230 million tonnes by the end of the decade.
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Australian grid used the least coal on record last summer as renewables shone
The Age
Mon 17 May, 2021
Coal-fired power consumption in Australia hit a record low during the first three months of 2021 and gas generation crashed to the lowest level in 15 years, as renewable energy and falling prices continue to shake up the market.
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Powercor proposes 20 big batteries for Victoria renewable energy zones
Reneweconomy
Mon 17 May, 2021
Victoria electricity network operator Powercor has put forward a plan to install up to 20 big batteries totalling more than 1.1 gigawatt at key network centres to help strengthen the grid and deliver on the state’s renewable energy target.
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Going green with added features
The West Australian
Mon 17 May, 2021
Launched by GO Homes in collaboration with DevelopmentWA and Lendlease, the Go Green at Alkimos initiative could provide homeowners at certain communities in the region with a saving of up to 50 per cent on energy bills through sustainable features.
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Royalla quarry proposed for environmentally protected land
The Canberra Times
Mon 17 May, 2021
Just under a year ago Kieran Hynes moved his family to the northern end of Royalla to escape the perceived health risks associated with living beside a quarry in the border town's south.
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BINGO remedy odour issues in Western Sydney
Inside Waste
Mon 17 May, 2021
BINGO has taken remedies to fix an odour issue at its Eastern Creek landfill facility after complaints from surrounding residents.
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Adidas & Allbirds Sneaker Collaboration Reveals Ugly Truth About Sustainable Fashion
D'Marge
Mon 17 May, 2021
Sneakers, trainers, runners, creps… Whatever you want to call them, they’re an essential part of not only modern sports but also modern fashion. Sneaker culture has never been more vibrant or pervasive, and competition between the world’s big sportswear brands – the Nikes and New Balances of the world – is fierce.
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Wittner showcases commitment to certified materials
Ragtrader
Mon 17 May, 2021
Wittner has showcased its commitment to using Leather Working Group (LWG)-certified leathers in its new campaign and collection, Love Language.
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Albanese’s small-target strategy may be approaching its use-by date
The Sydney Morning Herald
Sun 16 May, 2021
Anthony Albanese has been telling his colleagues for months that he plans to “kick with the wind in the final quarter” in the lead-up to the next election.
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Shutting down nuclear and coal – can Germany keep the lights on?
Reneweconomy
Sun 16 May, 2021
Germany’s target of achieving greenhouse gas neutrality by 2045 has a very important sub-goal: The expansion of renewable energy capacity to provide green power for transport, heating and making hydrogen.
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Flared natural gas latest prize in bitcoin miners' energy quest
News.com.au
Sun 16 May, 2021
As the value of bitcoin soars and concerns rise about the energy-intensive process needed to obtain it, cryptocurrency entrepreneurs in the United States believe they have found a solution in flared natural gas.
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The Australian
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With technology, coal can be part of the energy future
The Australian
Sun 16 May, 2021
Being unpopular is not a reason for exclusion. If coal is going to be relegated, let it be based on technology, not whether it is liked or not.
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Nullarbor wild dog sightings increase
Farm Weekly
Sun 16 May, 2021
REPORTS of wild dog sightings have increased on the vast rangelands of the Nullarbor Goldfields region.
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Guilty Fashion Secret Is Killing The Planet & Draining Our Wallets
D'Marge
Sun 16 May, 2021
‘Australian fashion’ used to be considered an oxymoron, particularly as far as Europeans were concerned. In the 21st century, however, Australia is a rather fashionable country, with mainstream interest in style at an all-time high.
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Native species get critical lifeline
The Advertiser
Sat 15 May, 2021
They’re cute. They’re also critically endangered. But now a number of native Aussie species have a new shot at survival.
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Banks’ climate push is more than just hot air
The Sydney Morning Herald
Sat 15 May, 2021
In the last month, Prime Minister Scott Morrison and Macquarie Group chief executive Shemara Wikramanayake have both given speeches touching on how to address climate change. The differences in emphasis were striking.
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Corporate activists a bigger economic threat than China
The Australian
Sat 15 May, 2021
The argument about budget discipline and fiscal rectitude effectively has been cast aside as a partisan debate for a decade or two. A fight between Labor and Liberal over budget repair and debt retirement strategies is suddenly redundant — they might as well squabble over VHS versus Beta.
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‘Savage blow’: Coal companies hit back over banks’ flight from fossil fuels
The Sydney Morning Herald
Sat 15 May, 2021
The politics around coal is treacherous. In the Upper Hunter of NSW, a state by-election that could further weaken the ability of Premier Gladys Berejiklian to govern, has become the latest battleground over the future of coal, and the risk to thousands of workers losing their way of life.
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Meet Aust's first carbon-neutral tradie
7 News
Sat 15 May, 2021
Australia's first certified carbon-neutral tradie is on a mission to slash industry emissions and prove it can be done profitably.
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The Newcastle Herald
The West Australian
Yahoo News
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'Elephants' bring eco message to palace
The Canberra Times
Sat 15 May, 2021
A herd of life-sized elephant sculptures have gone on display in front of Buckingham Palace to promote the coexistence of humans and animals.
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The Newcastle Herald
The West Australian
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Sea World stands by dolphin breeding
7 News
Sat 15 May, 2021
When a small NSW tourist park volunteered last year to stop breeding dolphins, Sea World suddenly found itself alone.
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The Canberra Times
The New Daily
The Newcastle Herald
The West Australian
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Brazilians float on flooded streets as rivers swell in Amazonas
ABC News
Sat 15 May, 2021
The rivers have been swelling for weeks in Brazil's Amazon region, and residents in a town that bills itself as 'The Venice of Amazonas' traded motorcycles for canoes, clambering atop fresh-laid planks inside their homes to stay dry.
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Consign coal to the past: UK climate tsar
Yahoo News
Fri 14 May, 2021
The world's leaders must agree to make coal a thing of the past at November's climate summit if there is to be any hope of limiting the devastating effects of the planet's warming due to carbon emissions, Britain's climate tsar says.
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The Canberra Times
The Newcastle Herald
The West Australian
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The Australian Financial Review
Abandon coal: Britain raises stakes for climate summit
A new platform for greenwashing?
Money Management
Fri 14 May, 2021
Ethical investments have never been hotter. Assets under management in all investment strategies governed by environmental, social and governance (ESG) principles grew more last year than in the preceding decade.
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Time to stop flirting with ‘blue’ hydrogen and go green, experts say
Reneweconomy
Fri 14 May, 2021
Advocates for an Australian green hydrogen industry have issued a fresh plea for the country to focus on wind and solar as the fuel source, arguing that labels like ‘blue’ hydrogen can hide the true emissions impact of hydrogen produced using fossil fuels.
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Welcome to Cuttlefest
Australian Geographic
Fri 14 May, 2021
Each year along the Eyre Peninsula’s Spencer Gulf in South Australia, visitors usually arrive from around the globe to see one of the marine world’s greatest natural spectacles. Just a 38km drive from the industrial and shipping town of Whyalla, in a stretch of water surrounding Point Lowly and Stony Point that includes False Bay, an annual migration of the Australian giant cuttlefish takes place. It’s the only known migration of its kind – unique not just to Australia, but to the world.
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India probes death of 18 elephants 'hit by lightning'
Yahoo News
Fri 14 May, 2021
Indian authorities launched a probe Friday into the deaths of at least 18 elephants, as a leading conservationist raised doubts that the animals were killed by lightning.
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International Business Times
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Rare orchid found in NSW Southern Highlands
Australian Geographic
Fri 14 May, 2021
Not only have scientists discovered 170 critically endangered pot-bellied greenhood orchids, but they’ve also extended its range.
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