Climate change itself holds significant risks for the electricity sector. The longer we put off action, the higher the costs will be.
The next big international trade deals should focus on green growth.
Abbott government flags new energy white paper. Hopefully, it will look beyond the three technologies that dominated the last 50 years: coal, gas and hydro.
The NREL has come out with two new studies demonstrating that non-hardware “soft costs” now account for a whopping 64% of the total cost.
ARENA-backed study by Qantas and Shell finds Australia could support its own aviation biofuel industry, if significant obstacles were removed.
The Japanese construction and engineering company Shimizu has released a plan to ring the moon’s equator with a 248-mile wide solar panel belt.
News that Shell has been lobbying the World Bank against funding new coal projects leaves the industry more politically isolated and demoralised than ever.
The under-siege CEFC says it could achieve half of Australia’s emissions reductions out to 2020, at no cost to the taxpayer – and still return money to the struggling Federal Budget. So will ideology and sloganeering triumph over smart policy?
The spring of 2013 has been Australia’s warmest on record, with temperatures 1.57°C above the 1961-1990 average, surpassing previous 2006 record by 0.14°C.
Ideology is getting the better of sensible decision making. Australia’s stance on climate is misreading the international mood, and could simply be shooting its own economy in the foot.