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To avert climate breakdown, most of the world’s coal, oil and gas must stay underground.
Australia’s latest climate change statement shows we have little hope of reaching net zero emissions by 2050. There’s good news on the 2030 target, but then what?
A 2023 rally against a proposed wind farm off the Wollongong coast.
Australia’s clean energy transition cannot succeed unless the government opens debate and decision-making to many more voices.
President of Kenya William Ruto (C) surrounded by other African leaders at the Africa Climate Summit 2023 in Nairobi.
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There were three important moments in Africa this year which highlight a mix of progress, priorities and potential pitfalls in the fight against climate change.
A wildfire during hot, dry conditions in August 2023 destroyed Lahaina, Hawaii, and devastated Maui’s tourism industry – the heart of its economy.
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Fed Chair Jerome Powell bristles at talk of managing climate change, but the damage it is doing the US economy is hard to ignore, as the latest National Climate Assessment shows.
South Africa’s renewable energy programme a game of hits and misses
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South Africa’s experience with renewable energy procurement provides valuable insights – what to do and what not to do – about management of the climate transition.
Yadlamalka Energy’s solar farm at Neuroodla, South Australia.
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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.
A row of monopiles that will be the base for offshore wind turbines, in the Atlantic Ocean off the coast of Martha’s Vineyard, Mass.
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A recent study focusing on how offshore wind farms in Massachusetts waters could affect endangered right whales does not call for slowing the projects, but says monitoring will be critical.
In this podcast, former Labor climate change minister Greg Combet joins The Conversation to discuss net-zero, and Australia's future as a "renewable energy superpower".
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When Australia’s government and opposition argue over how to get to net zero emissions, nuclear power is the flashpoint. The argument against nuclear is stronger, but not for the obvious reason.
People stand on frozen Ghost Lake outside a hydro-electric dam near Cochrane, Alta., in December 2020. Renewables and e-fuels could be instrumental in Canada’s green transition.
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E-fuels are materials that reliably and efficiently store energy until we need to use it and can readily be moved from place to place. They could be a major player in Canada’s green transition.
Canada has the third-largest oil reserves in the world and is the world’s fourth-largest oil producer.
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If Alberta prepares to transition from oil and gas to solar energy, the workforce will need retraining. New research shows that this will cost less than expected.
Sunrise Opera House.
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.
The oil and gas industry is struggling to retain talent – here’s why.
Solar power is likely to become the dominant electricity source worldwide by 2050.
Solar energy is set for a rapid expansion – but only if several barriers are overcome, according to new research.
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For developing countries, such as Kenya, there is no template for moving to a low-carbon future while accelerating economic growth and development.
Newly announced closures of Glencore’s copper and zinc mines in Mt Isa will add to a huge number of former mines in Australia. A 2020 study by Monash University’s Resources Trinity Group found more than…
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?
Solar power generation varies greatly depending on the weather. A new study suggests in some parts of Australia, solar has a bright future.
George Cove stands next to his third solar array.
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The 1909 incident may have cost the industry decades of progress – and the planet huge amounts of damaging carbon emissions.