It's encouraging that the federal government recognises its role in industry policy. But its choice to support some technologies is disappointing.
The pandemic recession has reduced US energy demand, roiling budgets in states that are major fossil fuel producers. But politics and culture can impede efforts to look beyond oil, gas and coal.
Supercomputing, frequent flying and powering up observatories: astronomy has an enormous carbon footprint.
Canada retooled its economy during the Second World War. We must do so again to confront the climate emergency.
A storm-driven chlorine gas release in a vulnerable community is the type of worst-case scenario that scientists and engineers have warned about for decades.
Geothermal reservoirs supply more than 15% of New Zealand's electricity. The heat energy stored in geothermal fields is vast but not infinite.
We are now at the start of the sixth great wave in economic disruption, driven by renewables, electomobilty and smart-city technologies.
To reverse the current climate and ecological crises, governments must put an end to the damaging forms of technology, innovation, investments and incentives that contribute to it.
Energy efficiency and electrification should lead the effort to decarbonise society, not hydrogen.
In Australia, methane emissions from fossil fuels are rising due to expansion of the natural gas industry, whereas agriculture emissions are falling.
Chronic pollution has robbed many young Nigerians of a stable future in the place where they grew up.
Renewable energy projects are often in direct competition with fossil fuels for the hearts and minds of communities. There's a way to win people over though, with ongoing local employment.
Contrary to the Morrison government's claims, it does prop up the fossil fuel industry. But the money doesn't create many jobs or much profit.
Our environmental laws work in the favour of mining interests – even when the industry itself claims otherwise.
From Nairobi to Los Angeles, pandemic lockdowns have cleared pollution from the skies. But those blue vistas may be temporary, and shutdowns aren't slowing climate change.
Environmentalists say the new film has caused untold damage at a time when change has never been more urgent. So why is it so controversial?
How should the United States power its economy in 2050? A recent survey finds surprising agreement from Americans of all political stripes.
The US is gradually shifting to lower-carbon energy sources, but the COVID-19 pandemic, an oil price crash and a likely recession are big speed bumps.
There's still a long road ahead in the electric car revolution. But Australia can learn from New Zealand's policies to boost electric car sales.
Social tipping interventions have the potential to pave the way for rapid change and avert climate change.