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Australian vine health technology set to grow

Deep Planet is helping Australian viticulture adapt to the effects of a changing climate
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Climate Salad's Climate Tech Festival and Awards

Australia's innovative climate tech network is proud to present its inaugural Climate Tech Festival and sceond annual awards.
Industry

Salad team welcomes Jared to the mix

You may know Jared from his previous role as Head of Sustainability at Canva, Climate Salad welcome a new team member.
Industry

Blown away by our biggest showcase yet in Queensland

In partnership with the Queensland Chief Entrepreneur, Queensland Climate Tech Showcase impressed!
Industry

Recovering engineer turned climate tech investor, meet Alezeia Brown

Recovering engineer turned climate tech investor Alezeia Brown talks to us about the upcoming Queensland Climate Tech Showcase.
Industry

The Triple Win Opportunity of Climate Tech

We've published the inaugural Climate Tech Industry Report - and the Australian and New Zealand climate tech sector is growing strongly.
Events

Queensland Climate Tech Showcase is coming in hot!

We are excited to invite you to our Queensland Climate Tech Showcase hosted by Climate Salad and The Office of the Queensland Chief Entrepreneur (OQCE)
Events

The Inventors: The Climate Connection

On June 9, we're connecting researchers, entrepreneurs, and investors together for climate tech.

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Solar briefly overtakes coal in Australia as number one source of power nationally

For about half an hour on Friday, the national energy market caught a glimpse of what a renewables-powered future might look like. It was not caused by a shortage of coal-fired power, and it happened just outside the sunniest time of the year.

August 22, 2022
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Olivia Utharntharm
Impact Investing: what’s all the fuss about?

Impact investment makes up about 2 per cent of total investments around the globe. It is tiny. But it wasn’t that long ago you could say the same about responsible investing more broadly.

August 22, 2022
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Olivia Utharntharm
BlackRock to spend $1b on batteries in Australia as coal closures loom

The world’s biggest fund manager, BlackRock, has selected Australia for the rollout of its largest investment in grid-scale batteries that will be crucial to driving the shift from coal to clean energy.

August 22, 2022
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Olivia Utharntharm
How climate change is reshaping Australia’s native food industry

Long touted for their far-reaching health, cultural, environmental and social benefits, Australia’s native foods industry is on the precipice of a boom, but as markets finally wake up to the produce’s potential another global factor is increasingly cause for concern.

August 22, 2022
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Olivia Utharntharm
E-Bikes a ‚ÄėFaster and Fairer‚Äô Emissions Solution than Electric Cars

‚ÄúMass uptake of e-bikes‚ÄĚ will also lead to ‚Äúa significant early contribution‚ÄĚ in reducing transport emissions, while asking much less of the power grid, the study found. E-bikes are a double boon to the grid because their home chargers run on existing circuits and draw ‚Äúrelatively low power (500 watts to 1400 watts).‚ÄĚ

August 22, 2022
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Olivia Utharntharm
Tesla's big battery started with an Elon Musk Twitter exchange ‚Äď but behind the scenes, it wasn't that simple

It began with a bet between billionaires. In March 2017, Atlassian chief Mike Cannon-Brookes challenged Tesla boss Elon Musk to make good on a thought bubble about using batteries to solve South Australia's energy problems. "Tesla will get the system installed and working 100 days from contract signature or it is free," Mr Musk replied.

August 22, 2022
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Olivia Utharntharm
Revealed: How Mike Cannon-Brookes is spending his $1.5b green fund

Atlassian co-founder Mike Cannon-Brookes is targeting electric vehicles and the electrification of Australia’s homes as the first charitable projects backed by their $1.5 billion green fund.

August 22, 2022
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Olivia Utharntharm
Experts say the net zero concept is often used to delay taking action against emissions

There's a growing consensus on the urgent need to bring down carbon emissions, and the global rallying cry is net zero. This isn't just a climate target, it's become a badge of commitment. There's also a realisation that it won't be easy.

August 22, 2022
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Olivia Utharntharm
Clean-Tech Stocks Surge on Sinema’s Support for Climate Bill

Clean-tech stocks rose to some of their highest levels in months after Democrats won the backing of Arizona Senator Kyrsten Sinema for their bill to spend $370 billion on climate change measures.

August 22, 2022
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Olivia Utharntharm
IETA Releases Guidelines on Blockchain Use in Carbon Markets

The International Emissions Trading Association issued guidelines on blockchain use in carbon markets. IETA is the main lobby group for the international Voluntary Carbon Markets (VCM). It aims to establish a functional framework for trading in GHG emission reductions.

August 22, 2022
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Olivia Utharntharm
Tanya Plibersek says she will block Clive Palmer’s proposed coal mine near Great Barrier Reef

Australia‚Äôs environment minister says billionaire Palmer‚Äôs Central Queensland Coal proposal would likely have ‚Äėunacceptable impacts‚Äô on reef

August 22, 2022
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Olivia Utharntharm
The Roadmap of Building the Uber of Climate Tech

Right now, the world is moving too slowly, on track for 2.7 C of warming by 2100, far short of the 1.5 C goal that’s in the Paris Agreement. There’s no longer time for niceties. We need a climate tech startup that’s going to throw its weight around and force evolution on sclerotic governments and companies.

August 22, 2022
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Olivia Utharntharm
Albanese government passes climate bill through the lower house

The Albanese government has passed its climate bill through the lower house with a number of amendments. The new bill locks in a 43 per cent emissions reduction by 2030 and net zero by 2050 which is an update to Australia's obligations under the Paris Agreement.

August 22, 2022
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Olivia Utharntharm
Bright sparks fly

As organisations are forced to confront unprecedented rises in energy costs, an emerging group of Australian innovators in the energy sector is finding new opportunities and scaling for growth.

August 22, 2022
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Olivia Utharntharm
Blue Heart: how the Maroochy River catchment could be part of the solution to climate change

A project to restore and protect the Maroochy River catchment as a solution to climate change has received a major grant. The Blue Heart project received $2 million from the Federal Government’s Blue Carbon Ecosystem Restoration Grants. The project aims to transition the Maroochy floodplain from its former uses as cane farms and other rural activities back to natural estuarine systems.

August 22, 2022
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Olivia Utharntharm
A ‚Äėnation of innovation‚Äô can tackle climate change

Of the new crop of members in the House of Representatives delivering maiden speeches on Tuesday evening, Labor’s Sally Sitou was up first, as Independent Zoe Daniel closed the evening.

August 22, 2022
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Olivia Utharntharm
Celebrating new ways of reducing CO2 - the art of cutting carbon

Scientists have invented a magical gadget that sucks the ink off printer paper so each sheet can be used 10 times over. They aim to cut the amount of planet-heating carbon dioxide (CO2) emissions from the paper and pulp industry by reducing demand for office paper.

August 22, 2022
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Olivia Utharntharm
Google, Singapore’s MAS Launch Climate Fintech Incubator Program

The Monetary Authority of Singapore (MAS), the central bank and financial regulator of Singapore, and Google Cloud announced today the launch of the Point Carbon Zero Programme, a new initiative aimed at driving the innovation, incubation, and expansion of climate FinTech solutions in Asia.

August 22, 2022
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Olivia Utharntharm
Seven megatrends that will shape the next 20 years

A once-in-a-decade report from CSIRO, Australia’s national science agency, identifies seven global megatrends that hold the key to the challenges and opportunities ahead.

August 22, 2022
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Olivia Utharntharm