Issue date : Thu 20 May, 2021
Estimated Reading Time : 03 Min 44 Seconds
Number of items : 44
Queen bees buzzing over $2m hive support
7 News
Thu 20 May, 2021
The NSW bee industry industry is getting nearly $2 million to train aspiring apiarists, breed more queen bees and pursue medicinal honey opportunities.
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Gas-powered generators a bad misstep
The Canberra Times
Thu 20 May, 2021
Australians disappointed by Scott Morrison's poor showing at Joe Biden's April climate summit will be in despair when he fronts up to November's Glasgow Global Climate Change Conference with the news he once signed off on two gas-fuelled power plants costing $1 billion in just over a week.
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Crony capitalism: Morrison’s gas spending masks a deeper coal addiction
Reneweconomy
Thu 20 May, 2021
There’s one statistic that was included in the International Energy Agency (IEA) net zero report earlier this week that stands out above every single one. The thing about no longer investing in any new fossil fuel infrastructure was big, but to me, advanced the call for OECD countries to completely shut down their coal-fired power stations by the year 2030 to align with net zero by 2050 is the really, really big one.
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Boomerang Alliance not excited about Plastic Pact
Inside Waste
Thu 20 May, 2021
The launch of the Plastic Pact is not the major step in tackling the plastic waste crisis, according to the Boomerang Alliance.
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Ampol targets batteries, hydrogen in green push
The Australian Financial Review
Thu 20 May, 2021
Fuels supplier Ampol will collaborate with Tesla to build a virtual power plant at three fuel retailing sites and is planning a green hydrogen plant at its Brisbane oil refining site as part of a strategy to reach net zero direct emissions by 2040.
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Climate-proofing impossible without better models and super-computing
The Sydney Morning Herald
Wed 19 May, 2021
Investments worth trillions of dollars to help protect people and assets in a warming world could be wasted without more powerful computer models to predict exposure to climate change.
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The Brisbane Times
WAToday
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Energy, economic experts slam $600m Kurri Kurri gas-fired power plant
News.com.au
Wed 19 May, 2021
Economic and energy experts alike have slammed the Morrison Government’s announcement of a new gas-fired power station in NSW, labelling it an “appalling” waste of taxpayer money that will drive up electricity prices and cause irreparable environmental damage.
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The Australian
The Daily Telegraph
The Weekly Times
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Revealed: Energy lobby group, Rio Tinto to receive ARENA grants
Reneweconomy
Wed 19 May, 2021
The federal Coalition government appears to have inadvertently revealed the Australian Renewable Energy Agency (ARENA), which it is seeking to push into carbon capture and storage and other technologies, is also providing grants to a major energy sector lobby group and resources giant Rio Tinto.
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Labor feuds over Hunter power plans
The Australian Financial Review
Wed 19 May, 2021
Labor MPs who believe their electorates stand to gain from a gas-fired power station in the Hunter Valley have spoken out against the party’s decision to oppose the project, saying it was needed to safeguard jobs, create new ones and lower power prices.
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Brazil environment minister probed for timber trafficking
News.com.au
Wed 19 May, 2021
Brazilian Environment Minister Ricardo Salles is suspected of involvement in a trafficking ring that sold illegal timber on the black market, a Supreme Court ruling said as police raided various ministry offices Tuesday.
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The Courier Mail
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The Mercury
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Coalition’s energy policy rooted in communist-style state control
The Australian Financial Review
Wed 19 May, 2021
Australia’s calamitous energy and climate policy is going from bad to worse with the government decision to build a $600m gas-fired power plant that will deter private investment.
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Angus Taylor should let the private sector lead energy transition
The Sydney Morning Herald
Wed 19 May, 2021
The decision to build a 660-megawatt gas-fired power plant in the Hunter Valley raises questions about the federal government’s attempts to improve its climate change credentials.
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$3b-plus pumped into fossil fuels this year. Is that ‘adapting to climate change’?
Crikey
Wed 19 May, 2021
Scott Morrison and Angus Taylor's commitment of $600 million to an unnecessary gas-fired power station in Kurri Kurri brings the government's taxpayer subsidies of fossil fuels to more than $3 billion this year alone -- while spending just $30 million in the budget on battery and renewable energy projects.
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Coalition gas plant “reckless,” battery storage is much cheaper, says CEC
Reneweconomy
Wed 19 May, 2021
The Clean Energy Council, which represents the renewables industry, has slammed the federal government’s decision to go ahead with the new gas-fired power station in New South Wales as “reckless,” noting that battery storage is significantly cheaper.
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Weeding out net zero fakers
Financial Standard
Wed 19 May, 2021
The tripling in commitments to achieve net zero carbon emissions by both companies and investors cannot be believed blindly, according to experts.
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Sector steps up for ANZPAC Plastics Pact
Food & Drink Business
Wed 19 May, 2021
The Australian food and beverage sector has stepped up to the task of creating a circular economy for plastics, with 12 manufacturers in the APAC region signing on as founding members of the ANZPAC Plastics Pact.
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A six-pillar approach to protecting nature to protect investments
ProBono Australia News
Wed 19 May, 2021
It is essential for investors to consider the critical role nature plays in underpinning the healthy functioning of our economy, says the global head of sustainability at BNP Paribas Asset Management.
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IEA’s heroic assumptions to reach net zero by 2050
The Australian Financial Review
Wed 19 May, 2021
The International Energy Agency’s landmark report on the roadmap to net zero emissions by 2050 grabbed the headlines with its call for an end to coal and gas projects.
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Barrage of batteries to undermine new gas plant before it’s built
The Sydney Morning Herald
Wed 19 May, 2021
A flood of grid scale batteries proposed by the private sector could undermine the viability of the new gas fired power station federal government says it will build in the Hunter Valley.
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The Age
The Brisbane Times
WAToday
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The climate crisis and the electricity grid: AI to the rescue
Lens
Wed 19 May, 2021
With the world needing to halve greenhouse gas emissions by 2030, and reduce these emissions by a further 80% by 2040, the climate science-based 1.5°C Paris Agreement trajectory seems to become more and more difficult to achieve.
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Western Australia’s biggest wind farm formally opened, with PPA to come
Reneweconomy
Wed 19 May, 2021
Western Australia’s largest wind energy project, the 214MW Yandin wind farm, has been formally opened by the state energy minister Bill Johnston at the site near the wheatbelt town of Dandaragan, roughly 175 kilometres north of Perth.
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Lessons from the recent cyclone in Timor-Leste
The Interpreter
Wed 19 May, 2021
Without a vision for sustainable development and action on climate change, there can be no “building back better”.
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Climate change: The Antarctic ice shelf in the line of fire
Yahoo News
Wed 19 May, 2021
Will it be next, and if so, when? These are questions often asked about Larsen C, a huge ice shelf, twice the size of Wales, attached to the eastern edge of the Antarctic Peninsula.
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Shelve illegal deforestation now: study
7 News
Wed 19 May, 2021
Nearly 70 per cent of tropical forest cleared for cattle and crops such as soybeans and palm oil were deforested illegally between 2013 and 2019, a study has shown, warning of the impact on global efforts to fight climate change.
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From desert to inland sea as 800 billion litres flows into Menindee Lakes
The Sydney Morning Herald
Wed 19 May, 2021
Menindee Lakes, one of the largest lake systems in the Murray-Darling Basin, are filling fast with the biggest water inflows in five years, allowing releases into the Baaka-Darling River downstream.
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The Age
The Brisbane Times
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