Issue date : Thu 10 June, 2021
Estimated Reading Time : 03 Min 29 Seconds
Number of items : 41
Minister wants electrification of all NSW vehicles to overcome health concerns
The Sydney Morning Herald
Thu 10 June, 2021
Transport Minister Andrew Constance says he’s determined to see the electrification of all cars, buses and trucks in NSW in order to improve air quality amid public health concerns over the government’s expanding motorway network.
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Bizarre fantasies of reaching net zero
The Spectator Australia
Thu 10 June, 2021
Not content with forcing coal plants to close and blocking efforts to expand gas supplies to help maintain reliable power, Australia’s vocal green lobby is trying again to force a hard net zero emissions target on the federal government. But the bill now wending its way through various parliamentary committees which would confer considerable power on bureaucrats to wreck the economy in the name of the environment, is just one example of world-wide net zero madness.
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Nuclear for net zero: facing the realities of a carbon constrained world
Energy Magazine
Thu 10 June, 2021
The expression net zero has swiftly become a global rallying cry that has taken a firm hold at the highest levels of policy. It is an elegant, scientifically-robust concept, focused on an outcome – emit no more greenhouse gas than we can remove.
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Historic drought threatens Brazil's economy
Yahoo News
Thu 10 June, 2021
The worst drought in nearly a century to hit two key regions in Brazil is wreaking havoc on hydroelectric dams and crops -- and threatening the nascent pandemic recovery of Latin America's biggest economy.
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The disappearing Dead Sea
ABC News
Thu 10 June, 2021
It’s a natural wonder treasured for the “healing powers” of its mineral-rich water. But the sea at the lowest point on Earth is slipping away.
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Plastic, chemicals and a devastating hit for the locals
Yahoo News
Thu 10 June, 2021
The X-Press Pearl is lying half sunken off the coast of Sri Lanka. Images of the ship burning for days have gone around the world but now the vessel has basically sunk, the hull resting on the shallow ocean bed.
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Coles introduces BYO containers trial to encourage recycling
The New Daily
Thu 10 June, 2021
In the years since the hotly debated plastic bag ban, Australians have gotten used to bringing our shopping baskets and bags to the supermarket, so what about BYO refillable containers?
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I made a resolution to reduce my family’s waste. Here’s how
The Age
Thu 10 June, 2021
We all know the jig is up with the environment. Even if you don’t believe in man-made climate change, why wouldn’t you want to protect nature and the resources all us humans rely on, on this floating blue orb we share? So I’ve been thinking – like a lot of us – about the earth.
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Wild weather: cold front wreaks havoc on Victoria and brings snow to swathes of NSW
The Guardian
Thu 10 June, 2021
Wild weather in Victoria has caused widespread flooding in Gippsland, damaged homes, left almost 200,000 homes without power and prompted almost 4,000 calls to the State Emergency service overnight.
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News.com.au
Snow in NSW, Qld: BOM weather forecast for freezing temperatures
NT News
The Geelong Advertiser
The Gold Coast Bulletin
The Canberra Times
Canberra weather: Snow arrives on Brindabellas with further falls forecast
Victoria, Tesla and Enphase line up against proposed solar export tax
Reneweconomy
Wed 9 June, 2021
The Australian Energy Market Commission says it will make a final determination on the introduction of rooftop solar export charges as early as next month, as it weighs the “range” of views put forward on its draft determination, after submissions were closed on May 27.
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Nuclear power is a stalking horse for gas
Independent Australia
Wed 9 June, 2021
The recently appointed Chair of the Climate Change Authority, Origin Energy boss Grant King, has yet again raised the idea that nuclear energy is an important policy option for Australia.
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Shell’s Australia boss says Big Oil faces a push for faster change
The Age
Wed 9 June, 2021
The Australian boss of global energy giant Shell says society’s growing determination to speed up the shift to cleaner energy has driven a sharp escalation of climate pressure engulfing oil and gas producers this year.
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Coal baron Trevor St Baker calls banks’ fossil fuel bans ‘virtue signalling’
The Age
Wed 9 June, 2021
Australian energy billionaire Trevor St Baker has argued banks’ increasing reluctance to finance fossil fuel projects threatens to damage essential industries such as coal-fired power plants, hike energy bills and destroy the economy.
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Elk reveals largest sustainability impact
Ragtrader
Wed 9 June, 2021
Following the release of its 2021 Transparency Report, Elk has revealed where it has made the biggest impact: materials.
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Massive 1,200MW wind farm planned for Queensland flags 15 month delay
Reneweconomy
Wed 9 June, 2021
The Forest Wind project, slated to become one of Australia’s largest wind energy projects, has encountered delays, with project developers now telling stakeholders the project could be pushed back by as much as 15 months.
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Report: batteries hit peak, gas phasing out
Energy Magazine
Wed 9 June, 2021
A recent report by the Clean Energy Council (CEC), Battery Storage: The New, Clean Peaker, proposes that gas is no longer fit-for-purpose in a 21st-century electricity system, suggesting large-scale battery storage is best for the future.
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EV-to-grid could supply three times peak electricity demand: BNEF
Reneweconomy
Wed 9 June, 2021
Electric vehicles could supply three times Germany’s peak power demand by 2040 if every one was fitted with vehicle-to-grid technology, providing reliable back-up to a renewables-dominated electricity network, according to a new report by BloombergNEF.
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Why biophilic design is important for our health – and why it’s here to stay
Architecture and Design
Wed 9 June, 2021
The concept of biophilia has informed the thinking of many contemporary designers. The ideas are reflected amongst the multi-residential and commercial high rise buildings seen in our cities, with rooftop gardens, planter boxes and plantations lining the exteriors of these places in an attempt to satisfy our subconscious desire to seek a connection with nature.
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The Sapphire Project launches on UN World Oceans day
Vogue Australia
Wed 9 June, 2021
On Tuesday night, Australian designers, fashion faces and taste-makers gathered for the launch of The Sapphire Project, presented by Tiffany & Co. and hosted at The Calyx in the Royal Botanic Garden. The launch event was a zero-carbon affair themed ‘life and livelihoods’, aiming to support oceanic conservation and an innovative sustainable future.
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