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To avert climate breakdown, most of the world’s coal, oil and gas must stay underground.
Rows of electric cars and vans at a German postal depot.
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Historical energy transitions show current shift from fossil fuels will need to be sped up.
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Smaller international deals and fossil free zones point a way forward.
Our planet is undeniably in crisis and desperately needs COP27 to succeed. Without concrete action, we are condemning today’s children to a harsher future.
Fossil fuel subsidies from major economies nearly doubled in 2021, reaching almost US$700 billion. Here’s how Australia stacks up.
Natural Resources Minister Jonathan Wilkinson is overhauling a methane-reduction program after a scathing report from Canada’s environment commissioner.
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As one of the few countries to have enshrined net-zero into law, Canada has earned praise for its climate leadership. Yet an independent report calls out its continued failures to reduce emissions.
The US Strategic Petroleum Reserve is the largest in the world.
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Biden ordered the release of 50 million barrels of crude oil to tamp down rising gas prices, the largest drawdown in the reserve’s history.
India is expected to overtake China this decade as the world’s most populous nation. That puts it at the heart of the global challenge to beat climate change.
Keeping global warming under 1.5°C is still achievable with rapid deployment of renewables. A new report found solar and wind can supply the world’s energy demand more than 50 times over.
The seismic changes to energy supply and demand during the pandemic could be just the beginning.
A global energy authority created a roadmap for the world to reach net-zero emissions by 2050. Meanwhile, Australia committed $600 million for a major new gas plant.
It’s said the best predictor of future behaviour is past behaviour. Let’s hope that’s not the case with Mathias Cormann’s climate stance when he joins the OECD.
Australia currently keeps only a fraction of the fuel it needs in reserve.
Australia depends on imported fuel to keep running. We never got around to setting up an official reserve, and that means we’re already at risk.
Protests at the Brandenburg Gate, in Berlin, against the US withdrawal from the Paris climate change deal.
An expert report shows that the G20 countries are using their energy more efficiently. But there is still a long way to go.
Prevailing commentary that the future of the Australian coal sector is secure ignores some key trends.
Only a few coal producers are undertaking risk assessments about the danger of coal assets becoming “stranded”, or unviable.
Australia’s official forecasts for expanding fossil fuel exports don’t match up with what’s needed to avoid severe climate change.
In the last week the US and China announced goals to reduce emissions by 26-28% and cap emissions by 2030 respectively. India also signalled its aim to end coal imports within 2-3 years. These are telling…
Australia only keeps an estimated 23 days’ worth of fuel in the country.
It might sound unlikely, but Australia’s fuel gauge is worryingly low. We’re one of the world’s top energy exporters, but our stocks of liquid fuels – such as the oil on which almost the whole transport…