SLT Links Digest - 12 June 2019


Climate Change Links Digest for 12 June 2019
from Sustainable Living Tasmania

This week's News:

First shipment to Japan of 'green' hydrogen produced at Queensland University of Technology's pilot plant, in conjunction with Japanese petroleum of Japan.

Solar Communities ... Not waiting for neanderthal and indecisive governments - and getting on with it!

The electrification of transport ... "One of the mega-trends expected to shape our long run operating environment is the electrification of transport."

Book: Climate Change Criminology

Councils and Shires Initiative: Local governments which have declared a Climate Emergency

Building Materials: Latest update regarding Cross Laminated Timber

Compostable Packaging

The Sustainable Engineering Society Seminars

Hydropower Status - Worldwide

Carbon Lobby's Demands

 

Climate Change Links Digest for 12 June 2019
from Sustainable Living Tasmania


Hydrogen

First shipment to Japan of 'green' hydrogen produced at Queensland University of Technology's pilot plant, in conjunction with Japanese petroleum of Japan.

See:
Queensland celebrates first shipment of green hydrogen to Japan
https://www.qut.edu.au/news?news-id=142108
and
QUT will lead a $7.5 million research project to establish a pilot plant producing hydrogen from renewable energy.
https://www.qut.edu.au/research/article?id=135488

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Solar Communities
Not waiting for neanderthal and indecisive governments - and getting on with it!

Totally Renewable Yackandandah (in northern Victoria)
Aim: 100% renewable energy by 2022
http://totallyrenewableyack.org.au/

also: Luke Fraser of Solar Integrety (Wodonga) wins national award for the Yackandandah project
https://www.solarintegrityaw.com.au/luke-fraser-wins-national-solar-installation-award/

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The electrification of transport
"One of the mega-trends expected to shape our long run operating environment is the electrification of transport."
... Dr Huw McKay, Vice President, Market Analysis & Economics at BHP Ltd.
https://www.bhp.com/media-and-insights/prospects/2019/05/the-electrification-of-transport-episode-one

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Book:
Climate Change Criminology by Robert White
Bristol University Press 2018
Is it criminal to ingore climate change?
Ideas of ‘state-corporate crime’ and 'ecocide’ are introduced and explored in this book.
Expensive to buy, but available in the Tasmanian State Library.
https://bristoluniversitypress.co.uk/climate-change-criminology

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Councils and Shires Initiative:
Local governments which have declared a Climate Emergency (though at this stage only a small number).
An initiative to press the urgency for action.
https://www.google.com/maps/d/u/0/viewer?mid=1xJEKvhsaJePCf9FdKPlV5HGmFrl4_lY2&ll=-26.819716890328863%2C-133.42514381286526&z=2&fbclid=IwAR34MRy9Hx3CGD_oJHunbmEsWXUlzBcv4nAs7E6JdJ6tnjYkLsXR-KWKioQ

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Building Materials

Latest update regarding Cross Laminated Timber
Investigation planned at Deakin University (Geelong Campus) to establish the full potential for this super strong building material.
Deakin researchers put Australian-made mass timber to the test
https://www.deakin.edu.au/about-deakin/media-releases/articles/deakin-researchers-put-australian-made-mass-timber-to-the-test

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Packaging and Waste
Compostable Packaging

"Zero Waste Honey should be the new norm"
Compostable packaging
https://amberdrophoney.com.au/why-zero-waste-honey-should-be-the-new-norm/
and
https://www.ballinahoney.com.au/product-page/compostable-pouch-920-gram-pure-raw-ballina-honey

Waitrose groceries store in U.K. are trialing packaging-free products in their displays - initally in their Oxford store.
https://www.waitrose.com/ecom/shop/featured/groceries/unpacked
and
Taking Action on Plastics
Waitrose & Partners Plastics Plan
https://www.waitrose.com/content/dam/waitrose/Inspiration/About%20Us%20New/Waitrose%20and%20Partners%20Taking%20Action%20On%20Plastics%20April%202019.pdf

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The Sustainable Engineering Society (https://www.seng.org.au/)
Seminar Events
Restorative Engineering - Rebuilding the Environment
Sydney: Tuesday, June 18, 2019 at 6:30pm
Transitioning Built Environment to Zero Net Emissions by 2050
Melbourne: Tuesday, August 6, 2019 at 5:30pm
Details of all events: https://www.seng.org.au/event

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2019 Hydropower Status Report charts the growth in renewable hydro power. (International Hydropower Association, London)
https://www.hydropower.org/statusreport
(Download link at top of that page)


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No let-up from the carbon lobby's demands:
What the carbon lobby wants from Morrison
https://www.thefifthestate.com.au/business/what-the-carbon-lobby-wants-from-morrison/

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  • David Berghouse
    published this page in Climate News 2019-06-18 15:56:54 +1000