If electric cars are useful for the energy transition, they’re not without flaws and drawbacks and should not make us forget the need to reduce car use.
As the world waits with bated breath for the release of the latest UN climate report, let’s take a fresh look at the IPCC. What can we expect from the Synthesis Report on Monday evening?
All those Cinderella stories, buzzer-beating finishes and wild cheering sections have a high price tag – for the climate.
Labor has ruled out banning new fossil fuel developments. Even so, there are many climate deals the government and the Greens could strike
There’s no simple “yes” or “no” answer to whether we should produce more children when Earth is in such dire straits.
Evidence in Earth’s natural archives, from tree rings to seafloor sediments, points to one trend. Some climate models suggest another.
New Zealand is considering a plan to tax methane from cows. But while cows and cars both emit greenhouse gases, they don’t have the same impact over time.
We’re rarely aware of a company’s full environmental footprint.
The ocean twilight zone could store vast amounts of carbon captured from the atmosphere, but first we need a 4D monitoring system to ensure ramping up carbon storage does no harm.
California is one of the world’s largest economies, and it’s aiming for net-zero emissions by 2045. A transportation expert involved in the plan explains why it just might succeed.
Policies that encourage the use of low-carbon technology like heat pumps can help motivate residents to decarbonize their homes.
Both sides have reason to find common ground, says a group of energy and climate policy analysts.
New research explores why Canadians want SUVs, what they like about them and what might steer drivers towards lower-emitting cars.
Many developing nations have little cold storage and lose much of their perishable food before it gets to markets. Climate-friendly refrigeration can provide huge environmental and social benefits.
Energy companies have marketed natural gas as cooks’ favorite for years because homes with gas hookups will also use it for space and water heating.
Has climate action bogged down? Hardly. Nations are redoubling their efforts in visible and less visible ways.
Already lacking the means to decarbonise their industry or turn to greener alternatives, poor countries could also be deprived of revenues from exports to Europe.
Rather than promoting individual electric vehicles for lower-income consumers, governments should fund electric public transit instead.
African leaders must take radical actions to strengthen the continent’s voice and participation in future events.
For the first time, Australia has moved to cap natural gas prices in a bid to stop energy price pain. Is the cap too high – or was it necessary to mollify the producers?