Green-lighting new gas projects is a code red for the Great Barrier Reef. But a new landmark federal court case may stop the Scarborough offshore gas project in its tracks.
Australia already imposes a super-profits tax of 40% on gas producers, but very little is paid. Yet we know how to simplify the system, so we’re not gifting billions to multinational companies.
We calculate that this project will add about 41 megatonnes per year to Australia’s national emissions from around 2030.
A new study adds up the potential legal and financial risk countries could face from hundreds of agreements, like those under the Energy Charter Treaty.
Extracting and storing human body heat we generate could improve building sustainability while cutting bills.
Supporting new fossil fuel projects is completely inconsistent with the broader goal of achieving net zero emissions by 2050 - and will not improve energy security.
People can act collectively to lower their energy use in an emergency.
Russia’s invasion will likely accelerate the fastest inflation in 40 years, increasing the risks for the overall US economy.
The Biden administration hopes the threat of harsh sanctions from a united West will deter Putin from invading Ukraine. But Russia has a long history of using energy to divide the US and Europe.
New means of generating electricity need new energy markets.
If the UK is to achieve net zero by 2050, it needs to get moving on making a successful green transition across fuel, transport and housing.
If we want to limit global warming to below 2°C, most of our untapped fossil fuel reserves need to be kept in the ground.
The sheer scale of emissions from the expansion, and projects linked, to it will make achieving 2030 emission targets much harder for Western Australia and by extension, Australia and the world.
Despite vastly different political systems, we can draw some interesting parallels between Russia and Australia on the climate front.
The government is preparing to offer some kind of limited bailout to businesses that are struggling because of high electricity and gas prices.
Problems with affordable, accessible energy could be mitigated by making more energy providers publicly owned.
Takeover bids for Australia’s last listed energy network companies suggest these monopolies are charging way more than necessary.
A high court judge said the Environment Agency was failing to fulfil its legal duty to protect the public.
Time-poor households, like single parent families, are caught between rising prices and unhelpful tariffs.
Nigeria’s new petroleum law will make its petroleum industry as competitive and attractive to investors as its peers.