COVID-19 pandemic has seen the Morrison government abandon long-held dogma on debt and deficits. But on climate and energy, it's singing from the same old songbook.
We cannot rely on technology development alone to deeply cut Australia's emissions. Other policies and more money will be needed.
A carbon dioxide capture and storage facility in Schwarze Pumpe, Brandenburg, Germany.
Carbon capture and storage has failed to put a dent in global emissions, and the world is running out of time.
Drax biomass plant, Yorkshire.
The Drax biomass plant in Yorkshire is the first in the world to pioneer carbon capture and some specialists see it as it has a bright future. But hold the rosy headlines.
Testing new ways to use this technology is underway in Japan.
These technologies could turn into a powerful tool for fighting global warming, and they have the potential to address historical climate injustices.
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It may be just as well the UK government scrapped its previous carbon capture competition.
Drax and Eggborough power stations in England.
Why go to all that bother when you can just half-fill the kettle?
No common standard: CHAdeMO, CCS and Tesla Supercharger plugs.
CHAdeMO: C-CarTom; CCS: Hadhuey; Tesla: Paul Sladen
Standards, like electrical plugs, are usually so simple we don't even really notice them. But they're extremely important: Good ones can drive innovation; bad ones can stifle growth.
Prime Minister Malcolm Turnbull spoke about clean coal at his National Press Club address.
In his speech this week to the National Press Club, Turnbull initiated a genuine “game-changer” in the debate about power generation in this country. It is instructive to focus explicitly on what he said…
Watt a good idea.
Many believe we can stabilise the power supply by asking customers to help - but there's a problem.
Carbon capture is fundamentally flawed. Here's plan B.
Carbon capture and storage can clean up coal power.
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Despite advances in technology, carbon capture and storage could be unsettled by renewable upstarts.
Renewable sources of energy are already more cost-competitive than coal-fired power plants with carbon capture.
New analysis reveals carbon capture at coal power plants is significantly more expensive than thought, making renewables and natural gas power generation more attractive.