Issue date : Wed 19 May, 2021
Estimated Reading Time : 03 Min 39 Seconds
Number of items : 43
The day a bunch of truant teens rocked my world
The Sydney Morning Herald
Wed 19 May, 2021
Like most parents I began this school week ticking off as much of my to-do list as possible. Fresh bread for sandwiches, tick. Soccer uniform cleaned and easy to find, tick. Money and signed note for school excursion, tick. But there was another, less usual item on this week’s agenda. Something that for me is as important as the fresh bread and the uniform and the school admin.
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Coles joins ANZPAC Pact, commits to packaging sustainability
Food & Beverage
Wed 19 May, 2021
Coles has reaffirmed its commitment to packaging sustainability by joining the Australia, New Zealand and Pacific Islands Plastics Pact (ANZPAC) as a founding member.
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Is the IEA still underestimating the growth of renewable energy?
Reneweconomy
Wed 19 May, 2021
The new report released yesterday by the International Energy Agency (IEA) has outlined a massive, rapid and significant rise in renewable energy around the world to meet a target of net zero global emissions by 2050. The key headline from the report is that it calls for an end to fossil fuel exploration and the stopping of all new fossil infrastructure to align with a 1.5°C global climate target and reach net zero emissions in the energy sector by 2050.
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Air France uses cooking oil to fly to Canada
The Sydney Morning Herald
Wed 19 May, 2021
Paris: Air France-KLM flew a biofuel-powered Airbus A350 from Paris to Montreal, demonstrating the airline’s readiness to adopt low-emissions fuel despite deep industry divisions over the pace of its adoption.
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Federal government will spend $600 million on new Kurri Kurri gas plant in the NSW Hunter Valley
ABC News
Tue 18 May, 2021
The Morrison government has confirmed it will spend up to $600 million building a new gas-fired power station in Kurri Kurri in the New South Wales Hunter Valley.
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Australia, South Korea could unite against climate tariffs: adviser
The Sydney Morning Herald
Tue 18 May, 2021
Australia and South Korea should work together to resist carbon border tariffs, one of the Prime Minister’s top advisers says, as the Morrison government looks to build a coalition against Europe’s emissions taxes.
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It can’t all be insured: counting the hidden economic impact of floods and bushfires
The Conversation
Tue 18 May, 2021
The Australian government’s latest budget has committed A$210 million for a new climate information service, $600 million for a new agency to promote natural disaster recovery and resilience, and $10 billion for a reinsurance fund to reduce insurance premiums in northern Australia.
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Prince Charles’ plea to super funds on climate ‘roadmap’
The New Daily
Tue 18 May, 2021
Prince Charles has called for more targeted investment to drive down carbon emissions in an address to the Australian Institute of Superannuation Trustees annual conference on Tuesday.
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‘ESG noise’ has raised the hurdle on coking coal investments: S32
The Australian Financial Review
Tue 18 May, 2021
South32 boss Graham Kerr says the decarbonisation trend has changed the world’s view of coking coal to the extent that new mines will need to offer higher financial returns than metals projects for proponents to bother building them.
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International Energy Agency calls last drinks on fossil fuels
The Sydney Morning Herald
Tue 18 May, 2021
In its newest report the International Energy Agency, a body specifically created to ensure the world’s supply of fossil fuels remained copious and cheap, has in effect called last drinks on fossil fuels.
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Top energy chief tells Australia to get to net zero emissions before 2050
The Sydney Morning Herald
Tue 18 May, 2021
London: The world’s top energy chief says rich countries such as Australia have an obligation to reach net zero emissions earlier than 2050 but fears time is running out to save the planet by ditching coal and other fossil fuels.
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Green aluminium already cost competitive and huge opportunity for Australia
Reneweconomy
Tue 18 May, 2021
The production of green aluminium, using supplies of low cost renewable energy, has already become cost competitive and will continue to become increasingly cheaper thanks to the falling costs of wind and solar, new analysis from BloombergNEF has detailed.
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Mouse plague crisis: PETA cops backlash for telling farmers not to kill the rodents
News.com.au
Tue 18 May, 2021
A global animal rights organisation has bizarrely pleaded with farmers not to kill the mice plaguing regional Australia, arguing the rodents should not be denied their “right” to food because of the “dangerous notion of human supremacy”.
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Forrest’s war on plastics
The Australian
Tue 18 May, 2021
Andrew Forrest’s Minderoo Foundation has identified 20 companies it says are responsible for half the world’s single-use plastic.
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Vestas unveils new technology to recycle wind blades and stop dumping
Reneweconomy
Tue 18 May, 2021
A coalition of industry and academic leaders spearheaded by Danish wind turbine manufacturing giant Vestas has developed a new technology it says will be the final technology step towards a fully recyclable wind turbine value chain.
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