A steadily-tightening emissions car ceiling of the kind common in other countries could save drivers money and do the bulk of the work needed to reach Australia’s first emissions target.
Offsetting may be controversial, but we need it to reduce emissions. Here’s how it can be done with integrity.
Disclosure requirements work, forcing companies to own up to their customers and investors.
Major coal generators say the proposal will help shore up energy supplies. But opponents say it will pay coal plants for simply existing and delay the clean energy transition.
Australia’s usual approach to big international negotiations is to hold out, before reluctantly making “concessions”. It’s the wrong approach for trade, and the wrong approach for climate change.
At the bottom of our carbon fears is a big black problem.
There is significant potential for the community trusts to improve the financial position of communities. But it’s not happening.
Hydrogen could replace fossil fuels, but it’s only as clean as the techniques used to produce it. Almost all production comes from high-carbon sources, but new investments could change that.
Electric vehicles deserve government subsidies, but there are even better ways to build greener, less car-dependent cities.
Heat pumps are the technology of choice for heating and cooling buildings more efficiently and with fewer carbon emissions than furnaces and air conditioning.
If shipping were a country, it would rank between Japan and Germany as the sixth-largest contributor to global carbon dioxide emissions.
Rhetoric is hardening, but government policies still honour the special relationship with fossil fuels.
Carbon has overshadowed forests in climate policies, leading to practices that appear green but actually harm forests.
How much energy does the internet use, and - given recent technological advances - could it ever run on renewable energy alone?
Emissions linger in the atmosphere for far longer than human or corporate lifespans.
Chinese bitcoin mining could consume as much energy as the whole of the UK by 2024.
In setting new tax on the carbon emissions of goods being imported into the bloc, there are two potential disasters for EU to avoid.
A global energy authority created a roadmap for the world to reach net-zero emissions by 2050. Meanwhile, Australia committed $600 million for a major new gas plant.
A plan to use swappable batteries in long-haul electric trucks highlights how freight is starting to move away from fossil fuels.
Even if they can’t save us from climate change, society still depends on forests.