Issue date : Thu 3 June, 2021
Estimated Reading Time : 03 Min 49 Seconds
Number of items : 45
Investment ‘haemorrhaging’ when it comes to materials management
The Guardian
Thu 3 June, 2021
NSW’s non-existent policy and problematic regulatory approach towards material management is resulting in a haemorrhaging of investment from the state, the NSW Parliamentary planning and environment committee was told this week.
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NSW calls for 8,000MW of wind, solar and storage proposals for New England
Reneweconomy
Thu 3 June, 2021
NSW energy and environment minister Matt Kean, who has masterminded the state’s shift from ageing coal generators to a modern renewables grid, on Thursday opened up registrations of interest for the New England Renewable Energy Zone, which will be the largest in the country.
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Does nature have rights?
Cosmos
Thu 3 June, 2021
In April this year, the Blue Mountains City Council, west of Sydney, became the first council in Australia to enshrine “rights of nature” as a core principle.
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The cold hard wasteful truth about plastics
The Fifth Estate
Thu 3 June, 2021
TALKING RUBBISH: Policy makers and industry players in the resource recovery sector have had an interesting problem to solve. What name should we give to the latest strategy, action plan, framework, agenda, initiative or policy that’s about plastics and the environment?
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Activist fund poised to take 3 seats on ExxonMobil board
Yahoo News
Thu 3 June, 2021
Activist investor fund Engine No. 1 stands poised to fill three board seats at ExxonMobil following a hotly-contested shareholder vote, the company said Wednesday.
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International Business Times
The Australian
The Daily Telegraph
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Woolies strikes big NSW wind energy deal
Yahoo News
Thu 3 June, 2021
Supermarket giant Woolworths will source 30 per cent of its NSW energy needs from a wind farm after striking a deal with a renewables provider.
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The Canberra Times
The Newcastle Herald
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China tries to keep herd of wild elephants out of city of 7 million
The Sydney Morning Herald
Thu 3 June, 2021
Beijing: A herd of 15 wild elephants has walked 500 kilometres from a nature reserve in China’s mountainous south-west and is approaching the major city of Kunming as authorities rush to try to keep the animals out of populated areas.
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The Age
The Brisbane Times
WAToday
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Country’s biggest new fossil fuel project ‘more polluting than Adani’
WAToday
Thu 3 June, 2021
Woodside’s $16 billion Scarborough LNG project in north-west Western Australia would be Australia’s biggest fossil fuel project and more polluting than the Adani mine.
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The Age
The Brisbane Times
The Sydney Morning Herald
Oxygen declining in the world’s lakes
Cosmos
Thu 3 June, 2021
The world’s lakes and oceans are filled with dissolved oxygen (O2), which aquatic species rely on to breathe. But research published in Nature has found that oxygen levels in temperate lakes are declining rapidly.
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The Guardian
Climate crisis is suffocating the world’s lakes, study finds
The Sydney Morning Herald
Climate change drives down oxygen levels in lakes worldwide
The Age
The Brisbane Times
WAToday
Morrison will warn G7 nations not to put carbon tariffs on trade
The Sydney Morning Herald
Wed 2 June, 2021
Prime Minister Scott Morrison will warn against the use of carbon tariffs to force action on climate change at a global summit that will also confront security concerns over the rise of China.
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The Age
The Brisbane Times
WAToday
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Labor would accelerate Sydney’s net-zero emissions goal if elected
The Sydney Morning Herald
Wed 2 June, 2021
Labor has vowed to bring forward Sydney’s carbon neutrality goal by another five years to 2030 if the party takes office in September’s council elections, boosting tree canopy and electric vehicle use to reach the target.
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The Age
The Brisbane Times
WAToday
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US President Joe Biden suspends gas and oil leases in Arctic National Wildlife Refuge
ABC News
Wed 2 June, 2021
US President Joe Biden's administration has suspended oil and gas leases in Alaska's Arctic National Wildlife Refuge, reversing a drilling program approved by the Donald Trump administration and reviving a political fight over a remote region that is home to polar bears and other wildlife — and a rich reserve of oil.
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Climate cooperation between China and the West may be a mirage
The Interpreter
Wed 2 June, 2021
Climate change has emerged as a rare zone of cooperation and civility between China and the West this year, but it remains to be seen if this will last through to, or beyond, the 26th UN Climate Change Conference in Glasgow in November.
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The sleeper election issue that could bite Morrison and Albanese
The Sydney Morning Herald
Wed 2 June, 2021
Scott Morrison has rightly followed the science and medical advice in responding to COVID-19. If his government hadn’t closed our borders, and the states hadn’t enforced lockdowns and social distancing, imagine the catastrophe.
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The Age
The Brisbane Times
WAToday
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Going deeper in social impact assessment: A focus on meaning rather than monetisation
ProBono Australia News
Wed 2 June, 2021
Central to social impact is a focus on outcomes, the change that occurs in a person or program participant resulting from an intervention. Many social impact frameworks, however, encourage measuring outcomes to remain at a surface level, leading many social purpose organisations to question the quality of the outcomes measurement they undertake.
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Global deal near on forcing companies to disclose climate risks
The Australian Financial Review
Wed 2 June, 2021
Frankfurt/New York | A global agreement is within reach that would require all listed companies to disclose the risks they face from climate change in a standardised way, the governor of France’s central bank has said.
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Arnott’s Group releases sustainability roadmap
Food & Drink Business
Wed 2 June, 2021
In the lead up to World Environment Day (5 June), The Arnott’s Group has released a formal sustainability statement and agenda.
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We, the Many* sets out to make a difference
Food & Drink Business
Wed 2 June, 2021
A passion to do better for the environment drove Will Brook to devise a new business model, with 50 per cent of profits going to carbon reduction initiatives. Kim Berry writes.
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Read emission tea leaves in big oil votes: Worley
The Australian Financial Review
Wed 2 June, 2021
Engineering giant Worley says the backlash that “big oil” faced over climate change in the past week is a clear sign that investors think that massive cuts to emissions are feasible.
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Put climate change on a war footing: Jeremy Grantham
The Australian
Wed 2 June, 2021
Investing legend Jeremy Grantham has called for a ‘wartime-like effort’ to tackle climate change, and issued a warning for over-confident investors.
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NT News
The Daily Telegraph
The Geelong Advertiser
The Gold Coast Bulletin
The Mercury
The Weekly Times
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Oil majors vow energy transition - at their own pace
News.com.au
Wed 2 June, 2021
Oil majors are under growing pressure to stop drilling for crude to help curb climate change, but companies say they will wean themselves off fossil fuels at their own pace.
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The Australian
The Daily Telegraph
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Best to come for fast growing Tritium
The Australian Financial Review
Thu 3 June, 2021
A far-sighted decision by a 135-year-old private engineering firm to invest in Brisbane-based electric vehicle charging firm Tritium has yielded a spectacular return and Kara Frederick, Varley Group’s tech adviser, says Tritium now has a significant opportunity to grow globally.
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Tesla boss says Australia is missing out on big climate opportunities
The Age
Wed 2 June, 2021
Tesla chairwoman Robyn Denholm has urged Australia to embrace the world’s accelerating transition to clean energy and turn its focus from exporting planet-warming fossil fuels to becoming a renewable energy superpower.
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The Brisbane Times
The Sydney Morning Herald
WAToday
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The Australian Financial Review
Tesla eyes $1b-plus of Australian minerals
The Australian
Tesla chair Robyn Denholm urges innovation in Australian minerals industry
The Daily Telegraph
The Gold Coast Bulletin
Nuclear power needed for net zero: mining sector
The Herald Sun
Wed 2 June, 2021
Demand for coal is likely to increase, and mining experts say Australia should look at nuclear power as part of its transition to net zero.
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NT News
The Courier Mail
The Geelong Advertiser
The Gold Coast Bulletin
The Mercury
The Weekly Times
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Leakage Management Benchmarking helping Australian and global water utilities
Utility Magazine
Wed 2 June, 2021
Whether to sweat, repair or replace water mains is a dilemma facing most water businesses, which have to strike a balance between maintaining an aging asset base, often with a limited maintenance budget, and increasing customer expectations.
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Uneven flow: When water catchments don’t recover from drought
Lens
Wed 2 June, 2021
The Darling River is again flowing after four years of drought, bringing life and hope to outback NSW. The Menindee Lakes, which form part of the Darling system and were the site of mass fish kills during the drought years, are filling with water, too.
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Australia’s monster coal exports emit more C02 than entire German economy
Reneweconomy
Wed 2 June, 2021
Coal shipped out of Australia’s ports last year carried 897 million tonnes of embedded carbon dioxide emissions – almost double Australia’s domestic emissions and more than the entire national CO2 emissions of Europe’s biggest emitter and the world’s fourth largest economy Germany.
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Heat pumps may cause dangerous water pollution, report warns
Reneweconomy
Wed 2 June, 2021
Heat pumps are widely regarded as a silver bullet to the problem of decarbonising heating systems, but a new report from the German government suggests the refrigerants used in many units may have serious environmental impacts, particularly on water.
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