Category: Environment

Independent Commentary on the Environment & Climate Change

The world is burning, and all Australia has is a big stick

As tens of thousands of people – the vast majority of them striking school children – gather around Australia to call for stronger government action on climate change, where were our top politicians?

The nation’s leader, Prime Minister Scott Morrison, was quite likely tucking himself into bed

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ARENA funds expansion of renewables in food processing, for power and heat

The Australian Renewable Energy Agency is looking to encourage food manufacturers to increase the use of renewable energy technologies in food production, announcing a new round of funding for Australian food producers to develop plans for shifting their energy use to zero emissions sources.

ARENA has committed

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Report: Australia could be a major green energy exporter by 2050

Leading experts have revealed Australia could run entirely on renewable electricity and produce double what it needs to create a massive green export industry by 2050.

A report from scientists working under the Australian-German Energy Transition Hub has examined the economic opportunities of decarbonisation over the coming decades.

It

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Australia among countries blocked from speaking at UN climate summit

Australia’s conservative Liberal-National government has already shown substantial contempt for next week’s United Nations Climate Summit, with the Prime Minister Scott Morrison declining to attend even though he will be in the United States.

Now it seems the UN has hit back announcing that leading economies such as Japan

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