The use of fossil fuels has to end and be replaced by sustainable energy as quickly as possible. The Paris Agreement was a good start but states continuing to work together is key.
Australia’s LNG exports aren’t as good for the planet as the government seems to think.
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The federal government claims that Australia's rising emissions are offset by savings around the globe when Australian gas exports replace other fossil fuels. But the numbers don't stack up like that.
A Hazelwood power station employee hangs his hat on the fence after it closed after 52 years of operation.
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Australia hasn’t done much planning to prepare for the shift away from coal. But it’s not too late to learn from international experiences.
West Coast opponents of fossil fuel exports have blocked industry plans for years.
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The 'thin green line' of resistance against any new infrastructure for shipping oil, gas and coal abroad has won many battles.
The race to get rid of transportation emissions is getting off to a slow start.
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Only a small share of the vehicles Americans buy are electric. Even if all of them were, it would take until 2040 to phase out the fossil fuels used to power personal travel and road-bound freight.
Just one small part of the UK’s energy future.
The UK has made huge progress in decarbonising its energy mix, but the hard work has just begun.
Chicago’s Lake Michigan waterfront froze during the 2019 polar vortex.
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Natural gas supplies are growing, but so are other markets for it besides power generation.
This is what a 5-megawatt, lithium-ion energy storage system looks like.
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Energy storage could prove an inexpensive way for power companies to handle heat waves and other times when consumers use more electricity than usual.
The Flint Hills Resources oil refinery, near downtown Houston.
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The coal, oil and natural gas industries are also connected with human rights violations, public health disasters and environmental devastation.
The solar boom continues, but not necessarily because of government policy settings.
Australia's government insists it is on track to surpass its emissions reduction commitments under the Paris Agreement. But while that may be true, it will only happen with some clever accounting.
The gas industry of the future could manufacture and deliver renewable fuels, rather than mining and processing natural gas.
A new pathway for the global energy transition shows how the world can meet the Paris Agreement's 1.5C warming goal without relying on carbon capture and storage, by creating a renewable gas industry.
A woman in Beijing wearing a mask to avoid inhaling smog passes an anti-pollution mural.
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The country's carbon emissions should level off again soon.
Charging six cars at once is fine. Charging 60 million might be a bit tougher.
Ensuring that everyone doesn't charge their cars simultaneously will make a big difference.
The abandonment of Adani’s bespoke railway leaves it with a 200km gap to bring coal to its Abbot Point port (pictured).
Indian mining firm Adani has announced scaled-down plans for its planned Queensland coal mine, which it will now fund itself. But there are still many questions hanging over the project.
A battery electric vehicle in The University of Queensland’s vehicle fleet.
It's unclear exactly what mix of technologies will drive the zero-emission vehicles of the future. But in terms of 'well-to-wheel' efficiency, electric batteries outperform hydrogen.
One of the many would-be sites for fossil fuel exports in Washington state.
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The 'thin green line' of resistance against any new infrastructure for shipping oil, gas and coal abroad has won many battles. But it faces a new source of pressure: the Trump administration.
Bill Shorten will hope his new energy policy package is a crowd-pleaser.
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The Labor Party's newly announced energy policy could finally set Australia's electricity sector on the path to a renewables-driven future. But policies are still needed to cut emissions elsewhere.
Opportunities to help drive the energy transition are everywhere - even in Western Australia’s remote salt pans.
Peter C. Doherty
Nobel Prizewinning health researcher Peter Doherty reflects on the challenge of delivering a healthy climate for the world. From hydrogen power to wooden skyscrapers, the options are endless, but all require leadership.
A horse-drawn fire vehicle turns the corner at the intersection of West 43rd Street and Broadway in New York City about a century ago.
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When nations resist compelling reasons to shift from one form of energy to another they can fall behind for an entire generation or more.
Energy Secretary and former Texas Gov. Rick Perry checks out a wind turbine.
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There are some good explanations for the mismatch between regional support for climate action and the areas where renewable energy is making the biggest inroads.