Critics say investing in carbon capture and storage means betting on technology that’s not yet proven to work at scale. Using liquid marbles could make a huge difference.
Despite fossil fuel use driving a climate crisis, new fields are still in development.
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.
Shell’s withdrawal highlights unresolved tensions on the road to net zero.
Boundary Dam power station in Saskatchewan, Canada, claims to be the world’s first coal plant with incorporated carbon capture and storage.
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Soaking up and storing CO₂ is not just a question of technology.
Delegates having worked on Article 6 of the Paris Agreement pose for a photo in Glasgow on Nov. 13, 2021.
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COP26 saw progress and announcements, but the commitments made by states — in addition to having to pass the test of implementation —fall far short of what the science requires.
Most carbon dioxide captured in the U.S. today is used to extract more oil.
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Most carbon dioxide captured in the U.S. today is used to extract more oil. Two scholars point to another way: biological sequestration.
Reducing household energy use can contribute to slowing climate change.
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How and where people spend their money and use energy can influence corporate behavior.
The consensus-based nature of the UN climate change summits means any single country with a significant fossil fuel interest can either weaken or sink an otherwise stronger multilateral agreement.
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The recent climate conference in Glasgow, Scotland, shows that climate change deniers have shifted their tactics to thwart the efforts of countries to phase out fossil fuel use.
John Kerry, the U.S. presidential special envoy for climate, surrounded by other negotiators during COP26.
The world promised progress at the Glasgow climate conference. Now it has to turn those promises into reality. A former senior UN official describes what to watch for in the coming year.
Some promising proposals have been put forward, but most suffer either from a lack of ambition or a lack of participation from key countries.
An oil-drilling rig surrounded by canola and hay fields near Cremona, Alta.
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Canada must move away from using fossil fuels, but a transition that comes too fast could harm the economy. Policy-makers must strike a balance between energy security and economic growth.
Politics with Michelle Grattan: Chris Bowen says Labor’s climate policy will be ‘realistic and ambitious’
Michelle Grattan speaks with shadow minister Chris Bowen on Labor's "realistic and ambitious" climate policy and Australia's yet to be released renewable future
Young activists used ‘blah, blah, blah’ as their refrain for criticizing governments’ and industries’ slow actions on climate change.
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Misinformation about climate change has been spreading in other ways, and social media companies have been reluctant to stop it.
Fossil fuels account for one in five premature adult deaths each year.
U.S. President Joe Biden and Special Presidential Envoy for Climate John Kerry spoke at the announcement of the Global Methane Pledge.
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Of the big pledges so far at the UN climate conference, cutting methane could have the most immediate impact.
Coal is the dirtiest fuel source – eliminating it is a priority for tackling climate change.
Most concerning is the long-term upward trends of CO₂ emissions form burning fossil fuels, which are far from trending towards net-zero by 2050.
African countries have faced dangerous droughts, storms and heat waves while contributing little to climate change.
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Climate justice is about both where emissions come from and who suffers the consequences.
We discovered that the 12 largest petrochemical companies announced 88 new projects between 2012 and 2019: new and expanded facilities that will likely operate for decades, ramping up carbon emissions.
Here are four ways the current electricity system favours existing, higher emitting technologies. These must be overcome to rapidly cut Australia’s emissions.