Good news for a change…

Some news that lifted my day. First, The Australian reports (although I can’t find a link) that WA has announced it will build a gas-fired power station instead of coal. This, one day before WWF releases its Clean Energy Future report for WA which calls on the government to do exactly that.

Second, The Courer Mail reports (another news.com.au site without a link to an article that appears in the print edition) that an index of socially responsible companies (not sure on the criteria) outperformed the All Ordinaries and ASX 300 Index over the past financial year. This is not new news, of course. Australian Ethical funds have been high performers for years now, but it’s still good to hear about it in the press.