The Australian Labor government’s expanded Capacity Investment Scheme gives us a better chance of hitting high renewable energy targets. It’s not without risk but well worth the rewards.
If big money is going to invest in clean energy and technology, the rules have to be clear. Australia’s launch of a green finance strategy last week was a good start but there is further to go.
Australia has a massive opportunity to reduce global emissions by as much as 9%, all while renewing its heavy industries and economy. But to seize the opportunity, government needs to move fast.
If Australia is to meet its net zero targets it must move fast and build massive industrial infrastructure. But those projects are provoking fierce hostility. Is there a way through the green dilemma?
Of all Australia’s climate policies, the Renewable Energy Target has been the most effective. Why have Australian governments moved away from it, and how can they revive it?
Rail has long been hailed as the cleanest means of public transport. HS2’s demise will undermine the UK’s ability to improve its rail infrastructure and potentially lead to greater inequality.
A group of agricultural and soil scientists has serious concerns about the way credits are awarded for soil carbon sequestration in Australia.
Shipping companies are turning the tanker too slowly to decarbonise on time.
The prime minister’s decision to delay or scrap green measures will make it harder for the UK to keep its climate commitments.
Research on how people adopt new technologies suggests the transition is now well under way.
The government’s unpredictable approach to energy-efficiency has cost progress to net zero before.
Rishi Sunak has delayed some of the UK’s key net zero targets – a look back at history may explain why.
What makes a great climate leader and why are we not seeing more of them? I’ve been searching for good examples of climate leaders. This is the subject of our new documentary, Climate Changers.
New research shows densely populated countries in Southeast Asia and West Africa could harvest effectively unlimited energy from solar panels floating on calm tropical seas near the equator.
Past prime ministers could afford to talk big on climate change – but now the impact of the environmental crisis is manifestly real, Sunak can’t afford to appease those who oppose green policies.
New research shows European lobsters are using the deposits of rocks and boulders at the base of wind turbines as shelter.
The UK trails European neighbours on replacing gas boilers with energy-efficient heat pumps.
A new study estimates a reduction in emissions of only 35-45% of pre-COVID levels by 2050. Lighter vehicles and faster uptake of electric vehicles can dramatically improve progress towards net zero.
Nearly 400 new mines could open by 2035 to meet demand for the minerals used in global electrification. Better recycling can help with supply, but mining’s impacts will have to be better managed.
This government has taken its foot off the throttle and the world has noticed.