Issue date : Thu 27 May, 2021
Estimated Reading Time : 02 Min 38 Seconds
Number of items : 31
‘We’re burying banknotes’: Ross Garnaut rubbishes government’s $600m gas plant
The Sydney Morning Herald
Thu 27 May, 2021
Ross Garnaut has slammed the federal government’s $600 million backing of a new gas-fired plant as a “waste of money” and likened it to the exercise of burying money and asking the unemployed to dig it up as a way of keeping them productive.
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The Age
The Brisbane Times
WAToday
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Business/Robbery, etc.
The Spectator Australia
Thu 27 May, 2021
Trust the Japs, but not the Poms. As Britain leads the way as chair and initiator of the latest G7 rich nations’ eco-bullying assault on the coal, natural gas and oil that together make up one third of Australia’s total export earnings, it is Japan that, once again, looks to be our potential saviour – as it was after Britain’s last destructive blow at the Australian economy when it (unwisely) joined the Common Market nearly 50 years ago.
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‘A huge deal’: Exxon activist wins board seats in landmark climate vote
The Sydney Morning Herald
Thu 27 May, 2021
A tiny hedge fund dealt a major blow to Exxon Mobil as shareholders elected at least two of the fund’s nominated directors to the oil giant’s board after a months-long battle over the company’s carbon footprint and growth plans.
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The Age
The Brisbane Times
WAToday
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The Guardian
ExxonMobil and Chevron suffer shareholder rebellions over climate
The Australian
ExxonMobil, Chevron investors vote for more action on climate change
NT News
The Advertiser
The Courier Mail
The Daily Telegraph
The Herald Sun
Yahoo News
The Australian Financial Review
Exxon CEO is dealt stinging setback at hands of new activist
In a landmark climate ruling, Dutch court orders Shell to further slash planned emissions cuts
SBS World News Australia
Thu 27 May, 2021
Shell has lost a climate lawsuit brought by environmental organisations and been ordered to reduce its emissions by 45 per cent by 2030 from 2019 levels.
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Shell, Exxon and Chevron stunned by courts and shareholders in climate blitz
Reneweconomy
Thu 27 May, 2021
Three of the world’s biggest oil and gas companies have suffered significant blows in quick succession, with a collection of court rulings and shareholder votes sending shockwaves through an industry rattled by accelerating climate action and the impacts of the COVID19 pandemic.
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Teens, nun set for court coalmine decision
Yahoo News
Thu 27 May, 2021
A group of young Australians are on the brink of discovering if their Federal Court bid to stop the extension of a NSW coalmine has been successful.
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Perthnow
The Newcastle Herald
The West Australian
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Australia’s ‘energy future’ is suddenly upon us: Origin, AGL
The Age
Thu 27 May, 2021
Australia’s two largest power suppliers, AGL and Origin Energy, are being forced to confront accelerating changes sweeping the market as the nation’s transition to renewables is declared the fastest in the world and new technologies reshape customer demands.
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The Brisbane Times
The Sydney Morning Herald
WAToday
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Eggs are alive with the sound of music
Cosmos
Thu 27 May, 2021
Watch out what you say around eggs – they might be listening. A team of researchers, led by Mylene Mariette of Deakin University, has found that a plethora of unhatched embryos rely on sound signals to control how they grow – a phenomenon called “acoustic developmental programming”.
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On electric fish and dramatic pauses
Cosmos
Thu 27 May, 2021
To communicate a message powerfully, well-timed pauses can be as important as the words, if not more so. In this, humans are not much different from other animals, it seems – even fish.
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Victorian Budget invests in energy and water initiatives
Utility Magazine
Wed 26 May, 2021
The 2021/22 Victorian Budget has invested nearly $44 million towards water sector initiatives that will improve the health of key waterways and provide immediate benefits to regional economies, as well as a $110 million investment in essential energy functions, safer powerlines and Zero Emissions Vehicles.
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Would a big battery have kept the lights on in Queensland?
Reneweconomy
Wed 26 May, 2021
The Coalition technology skeptics didn’t waste a moment to jump on to social media on Tuesday afternoon to argue – with not a hint of irony – that an explosion in the turbine hall of one of Queensland’s flagship coal generators was an argument to build yet more coal generators.
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Labor must be honest on climate and jobs
The Australian Financial Review
Wed 26 May, 2021
For more than a century, Australia rode on the sheep’s back. Our national prosperity – indeed much of our national identity – was linked to our farmers’ ability to export wool around the world.
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Tech-neutral ‘green’ investment
The Australian Financial Review
Wed 26 May, 2021
The Australian Financial Review agrees with Labor’s Chris Bowen that there is no business case to justify the Morrison government’s move to build a taxpayer-funded gas power plant in the Hunter Valley. Such investment decisions should be made by the private sector, and underline the lack of a market framework to drive Australia’s energy transition. But the opposition energy spokesman has pushed his attack on the government’s “technology, not tax” approach to climate change too far by opposing an expansion of the mandates of Australia’s clean energy bodies.
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Environment groups back Greenpeace in AGL legal battle
ProBono Australia News
Wed 26 May, 2021
A group of Australia’s leading environmental charities are throwing their support behind Greenpeace Australia Pacific, labelling AGL’s legal action against the charity as an attack on civil society and a direct affront to free speech.
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CSIRO launches $68 million ‘mission’ to foster Australia green hydrogen
Reneweconomy
Wed 26 May, 2021
The CSIRO will launch a new $68 million ‘Hydrogen Industry Mission’ to accelerate the development of Australia’s fledgling green hydrogen industry and support new collaborations between government, research and industry partners.
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Renewable hydrogen already cheaper for heavy transport, new analysis says
Reneweconomy
Wed 26 May, 2021
Renewable hydrogen is already becoming cost competitive in a range of heavy transport applications, new government-commissioned analysis has found, and is predicted to become the cheapest of all sources of hydrogen by mid-century.
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Adani’s own count of endangered bird at mine shows ‘shocking’ drop
The Brisbane Times
Wed 26 May, 2021
Official counts of the black-throated finch at the Carmichael coal mine site recorded an 82 per cent drop between 2019 and 2020, according to the first official survey conducted for Adani.
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The Age
The Sydney Morning Herald
WAToday
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Jaguar and Google team up to measure air quality
The West Australian
Wed 26 May, 2021
Jaguar and Google are teaming up to create maps of street level air pollution, with the tech giant using an iPace EV to measure air quality.
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