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‘Decarbonizing’ the energy system is above all an infrastructure problem. m-i-k-e/flickr

How fast can we transition to a low-carbon energy system?

Dealing with climate change will require countries to 'decarbonize' their energy infrastructure. The history of infrastructure suggests this could happen quickly once the transition starts.
Firing line. Corbyn’s economic plans face scrutiny. REUTERS/Peter Nicholls

How to save Corbynomics from itself

There are some important parts of Corbynomics that can offer a clear, distinctive and viable economic programme with which to confront the government.
New Delhi’s Yamuna River, like much of India’s water, is polluted. The world urgently needs low-carbon ways to clean things up. EPA/Harish Tyagi

Let’s make sure that cleaning up the world’s water doesn’t send our climate targets down the gurgler

Much of the world still lacks access to proper sanitation and clean water - an issue that needs urgent action. But without low-carbon technologies, clean water could come at the expense of the climate.
Congested roads and overcrowded public transport services are common problems in many of our cities. Dam Himbeechts/AAP

Speaking with: Crystal Legacy on the politics of transport infrastructure

Australia's transport infrastructure needs urgent upgrades. But with governments willing to fund only one or two major projects, how do we decide which infrastructure project to prioritise?
Developers levied by local governments to provide essential infrastructure over-inflate that cost when passing it onto buyers. AAP/Paul Miller

Inefficient tax slugs all homebuyers

Developers are inflating the infrastructure charges levied upon them by as much as 400% - and all buyers end up paying.
The Kariba dam on the Zambezi River produces most of the electricity used in Zimbabwe and Zambia, supports extensive fishing and tourism industries and protects hundreds of thousands of people from floods. shutterstock

Why promoting green infrastructure in Africa may be bad for development

Green infrastructure may not be the best thing for Africa despite being environmentally friendly.
Boston 2024 offered a historic opportunity for redevelopment in Boston. Boston 2024

How Boston 2024’s Olympics bid could have been saved

Boston's bid to host the Olympics in 2024 suffered from misplaced priorities, yet it offered a rare opportunity for large-scale community development.
Flooding during Hurricane Sandy devastated New York City’s transportation and power infrastructure. Jason Howie/flickr

Flood severity along US coastline has worsened

Study finds higher risk of flooding from a combination of storm surge and heavy precipitation, particularly along the East Coast of the US.

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