New technologies that can help us to meet climate change targets are struggling to see the light of day. Incentives need to be fixed, and carbon pricing is at the heart of the matter.
Yallourn Power Station in the Latrobe Valley, is one of the emissions intensive power stations that remains open.
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Environment and energy minister Josh Frydenberg said that eight out of Australia's 12 most emission intensive power stations closed in the last five years. Is that right?
Nne-star-rated ‘Catalyst’ houses built to maximise passive solar principles were evaluated against seven control houses built to DHHS standards.
Emerging research challenges the idea that sustainable housing is unaffordable. It shows sustainability and good design can be affordable when analyses include social, health and wellbeing benefits.
Electricity emissions have risen by 5.5% in the past two years due to increasing demand and the scrapping of Labor’s carbon price.
Modelling done for the Climate Institute indicates that without big policy changes Australia's path to zero emissions from the electricity sector by 2050 would mean huge disruption after 2030.
If shipping and aviation don't rein in their emissions it could seriously jeopardise our goal of preventing more than 2℃ of warming.
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Countries have signed up to the Paris climate deal, but they have not yet promised the necessary cuts to emissions.
VW issues are a reflection of wider regulatory problems.
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If we even can't secure reliable data on car emissions then environmental regulators throughout the world are in trouble.
To match the US, Australia would have to increase its emissions reduction target to 25% below 2000 levels.
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*If you use the full Kyoto period — 1990 to 2020 — the US is minus 5% and Australia is almost exactly the same. * Environment minister Greg Hunt, Radio National, November 17. *We and the United States…
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