Issue date : Thu 24 June, 2021
Estimated Reading Time : 04 Min 04 Seconds
Number of items : 48
Fossil fuels’ free ride: Liberal MPs escalate calls for net zero target
The Sydney Morning Herald
Thu 24 June, 2021
Liberal MPs are escalating calls for stronger action on climate change to counter Nationals leader Barnaby Joyce, demanding he stands up for farmers rather than defending mining and gas companies against pressure to cut greenhouse gas emissions.
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The Brisbane Times
WAToday
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Australia wins global backing for reef ‘danger’ listing fight
The Australian Financial Review
Thu 24 June, 2021
Australia has won support from 11 countries across Europe, Asia and North America to push back against the United Nations’ proposal to list the Great Barrier Reef as “in danger”, threatening its World Heritage status.
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The National Party’s allergy to net zero - by a worried Liberal
The Brisbane Times
Thu 24 June, 2021
There are few issues that can claim the scalps of our political leaders as swiftly as climate and energy. As the Nationals leadership changes hands, the fundamental policy issues that have contributed to these latest leadership ructions remain unresolved.
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The Age
The Sydney Morning Herald
WAToday
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APCO launches new strategy for compostable packaging
Inside Waste
Thu 24 June, 2021
The Australian Packaging Covenant Organisation (APCO), the Australasian Bioplastics Association (ABA) and the Australian Organics Recycling Association (AORA) unite behind common approach to compostable packaging.
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Australian business eyes carbon farming in the Pacific
The Australian Financial Review
Thu 24 June, 2021
Australian businesses are eager to help countries around the Asia-Pacific unlock the carbon farming and capture opportunities of the region’s forests, mangroves and coral reefs, a new report says.
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An offset loophole could be the saviour for high emissions fossil hydrogen
Reneweconomy
Thu 24 June, 2021
Putting aside the incredible spectrum of emotions that seem to be surrounding hydrogen as a technology, a concept or a political symbol, it is very much a thing worth paying very close attention to. In terms of a substance used industrially, it is quite old, but as an energy technology – or a climate technology – it is very new.
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Liberal Party scuppers Nationals shake up to Murray Darling water plan
The Age
Wed 23 June, 2021
The Liberal Party has delivered its first slapdown to the Nationals since Barnaby Joyce deposed Michael McCormack as leader, rejecting a proposal to halt water recovery to restore the ecosystem to health.
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The Brisbane Times
The Sydney Morning Herald
WAToday
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Industry “frustrated” as Ley sets deadline for national solar recycling scheme
Reneweconomy
Wed 23 June, 2021
UPDATED: Federal environment minister Sussan Ley has made good on her National Press Club threat to put the solar industry “on notice” on waste management, giving the sector less than 12 months to finalise an industry-led nationwide solar panel recycling scheme.
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United Nations-backed group seeks peace in Treasury’s proxy war
The Australian Financial Review
Wed 23 June, 2021
The United Nations’ responsible investment outfit – backed by investors managing $US100 trillion in assets – has warned that the government’s proxy adviser reforms are backed by little evidence and may flood consumers with useless information.
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'Best negotiators' eye carbon tax risk
7 News
Wed 23 June, 2021
Foreign affairs chief Frances Adamson says she has some of the world's best trade negotiators looking at the risk to Australia from Europe's cross-border carbon tax.
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Yahoo News
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Clean energy funding setback a ‘missed opportunity’
The Australian Financial Review
Wed 23 June, 2021
Energy industry leaders fear the veto on extending funding from a key government body towards carbon capture and electric car charging is a missed opportunity for the country and will slow progress towards the goal of carbon neutrality.
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New car charging stations to be built across Victoria
The Herald Sun
Wed 23 June, 2021
An extra 100 electric car charging stations will be built in Victoria to cater for a surge in new vehicles — here’s where the new facilities will be.
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The Mercury
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UNESCO urges hold on Tas wilderness plans
7 News
Wed 23 June, 2021
The United Nations has called for a pause on development in Tasmania's World Wilderness Heritage Area (TWWHA), raising concerns around the thoroughness of cultural assessments.
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Reality check from a former energy executive: Nothing about new gas stacks up today
Reneweconomy
Wed 23 June, 2021
I’ve been responsible for developing some of Australia’s largest gas and electricity infrastructure over my 40-year career as an Origin Energy executive, from the Darling Downs Power Station in Queensland to Mortlake Power in Victoria to interstate gas pipelines.
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‘Double-counting’ doubts cloud Santos CCS project
The Australian Financial Review
Wed 23 June, 2021
Controversial claims that Santos is set to “double count” emissions reductions that would be made through its proposed carbon capture and storage venture in South Australia have clouded the prospects for the project which is targeted for a final go-ahead in late September.
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Renewables the priority as coal exits by 2040: AEMO
The Australian
Wed 23 June, 2021
Coal accounts for up to 70 per cent of power grid supply currently, but the role of the fossil fuel will largely disappear by 2040, says the energy market operator.
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The Advertiser
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Battery win there for the taking for Australia: report
The Australian
Wed 23 June, 2021
Australia needs to invest $23bn over the next decade to take full advantage of the battery boom and develop downstream manufacturing industries to take full value from Australia’s mineral riches.
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NT News
The Advertiser
The Geelong Advertiser
The Gold Coast Bulletin
The Herald Sun
The Mercury
The Weekly Times
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How our housing can make it feel like a Russian winter
Pursuit
Wed 23 June, 2021
Australia’s housing just isn’t good enough when it comes to dealing with winter temperatures – we need to take lessons from the Northern Hemisphere
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All your questions about electric vehicles, answered
Triple J Hack
Wed 23 June, 2021
Only 0.7 per cent of new cars sold in Australia are electric, compared to roughly 10 per cent in the UK and Europe. Norway is leading the world with an impressive 75 per cent of new cars sales being electric.
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A sunken ship’s trail of destruction: turtle carcasses, dead dolphins
The Sydney Morning Herald
Wed 23 June, 2021
Colombo, Sri Lanka— Nearly 100 carcasses of turtles with throat and shell damage, as well as a dozen dead dolphins and a blue whale, have washed ashore in Sri Lanka since a container ship burnt and sank, raising fears of a severe marine disaster.
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The Age
The Brisbane Times
WAToday
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Kids shouldn’t be forced to play away their future
The Age
Wed 23 June, 2021
There’s something cruel about the amount of waste that goes into toys. Sure, the unwrapping and unboxing experience makes for great free advertising on YouTube. But those items generate a tonne of waste and single-use plastic which contribute heavily to climate change, which will inevitably make the lives of these children much, much harder. (“Here Hudson, enjoy your LOL Surprise toy now, and an increased likelihood your house will burn down in a ‘once-in-100-year’ bushfire when you’re older,” is perhaps not the ideal gift.)
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The Brisbane Times
The Sydney Morning Herald
WAToday
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UNSW researcher wins top international solar technology gong
Reneweconomy
Wed 23 June, 2021
Yet another member of the highly respected solar research and development team at the University of New South Wales has received international recognition, with UNSW Engineering Professor Thorsten Trupke this week winning the IEEE William Cherry Award.
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