Research commissioned by the Australian Conservation Foundation on the clean energy target says the trajectory of emissions reduction is not strong enough. Photograph: Bloomberg via Getty Images Target will transfer pressure to other sectors of the economy to reduce their emissions, research shows
August 29, 2017 — The clean energy target recommended by Australia’s chief scientist, Alan Finkel, won’t deliver Australia’s obligations under the Paris agreement and will only transfer
Continue reading Finkel clean energy target too weak for Paris climate goal, analysis shows The Victorian renewable energy targets will rely on a reverse auction to encourage the construction of new wind and solar projects. Photograph: Pacific Hydro Limited Government says law, which will include 40% renewables by 2025 and commitment to invest in new projects, will send a strong signal to investors
August 23, 2017 — The Victorian government has introduced legislation to enshrine its renewable energy targets in law and establish a reverse auction mechanism to build 650 megawatts worth of new projects.
Continue reading Victoria moves to become first state to enshrine renewable energy targets in law CLEAN ENERGY. This photo taken on June 7, 2017 shows workers at the world’s largest floating solar power plant in a lake in Huainan, in China’s central Anhui province. Stringer/AFP Recommendations by the Task Force on Climate-related Financial Disclosures should help shareholders determine if businesses are aligned with the global shift toward a low-carbon economy
PARIS, France (Jun. 29, 2017) — Multinationals worth $3.5 trillion and financial institutions managing $25 trillion in assets pledged on Thursday, June 29, to follow new guidelines for disclosing exposure to climate change risk in both operations and investments.
Continue reading Global companies pledge transparency on climate risk A windfarm is near Burra, South Australia. A survey found 96% of respondents want Australia’s primary energy source to be renewable, with support from either storage technologies (58%) or fossil fuels (38%). Photograph: Angela Harper/AAP Climate Institute survey points to overwhelming frustration with government’s inaction and lack of leadership on clean energy
June 27, 2017 — The vast majority of Australians want to see the country dramatically increase the use of renewable energy, a new survey has found, despite attempts by the federal government to characterise renewables as unreliable and expensive.
Continue reading Most Australians want renewables to be primary energy source, survey finds Undeniably a righteous man … Al Gore Former US vice-president says green revolution is bigger than industrial revolution and happening at faster pace than digital revolution
June 21, 2017 — The fight against global warming is one of humanity’s great moral movements, alongside the abolition of slavery, the defeat of apartheid, votes for women and gay rights, according to the former US vice-president and climate campaigner, Al Gore.
Continue reading Al Gore: battle against climate change is like fight against slavery Turbines operate on Capital windfarm in Bungendore, Australia. Photograph: Bloomberg via Getty Images We will meet renewable energy targets largely with wind. But community attitudes and acceptance rely on a number of factors beyond mere aesthetics
May 12, 2017 — A known side-effect of wishing for things is that they tend to come true. Wishing, as most of us do, for the rapid decarbonisation of the machines we use to generate electricity
Continue reading Think windfarms are ugly – It’s not only a matter of perception, but policy too A vegan diet might make as much as a 20% difference to your overall carbon impact. Photograph: Paul Bock/Alamy Stock Photo From cutting down on meat to contacting your local representatives and investing in clean energy, here are 15 ways to help reduce global carbon emissions
January 19, 2017 — 1 Air travel is usually the largest component of the carbon footprint of frequent flyers. A single return flight from London to New York – including the complicated effects on the high
Continue reading How to reduce your carbon footprint Donald Trump holds a coal miner’s protective hat while addressing his supporters during a rally at the Charleston civic centre on 5 May 2016. Modified image. Photograph: Brendan Smialowski/AFP/Getty Images Fulfilling pledge to boost fossil fuels will mean US misses out on huge market for clean energy, experts say
January 18, 2017 — Leading climate change experts have urged Donald Trump not to turn his back on the biggest global challenge facing mankind, arguing that he can make America great again – and
Continue reading Make America great again by embracing green tech, Trump urged An ex-miner at an abandoned coal mine in Romania. Photo: © Flore de Préneuf / World Bank. Tackling climate change is good for the economy, good for business and good for people. This is the narrative often pushed out by campaigners, researchers and governments around the world
January 4, 2017 — But while measures to curb emissions and reduce the impacts of rising temperatures will be good for the many, the few who work in industries affected by climate policies risk losing their livelihoods as the economy leans increasingly upon renewable energy.
Continue reading Clean energy: The challenge of achieving a ‘just transition’ for workers Stone crushers in India Credit: Getty Images The role of coal in poverty reduction is contentious. The Overseas Development Institute’s recent Beyond Coal report argues that better options are available, namely, that coal has been given too much credit for past progress and that more coal will entrench poverty, not relieve it
November 5, 2016 — Carbon Brief spoke to Daniel Kammen, one of the contributors to the report, about the findings. Kammen is professor of energy at the University of California, Berkeley, and science envoy to US secretary of state John Kerry.
Continue reading ‘Coal doesn’t benefit the poor’: Dan Kammen on energy access and poverty