The BedZED eco-housing development in the UK challenged planning regulations.
Traditional urban planning is being stretched by the pace at which renewable energy systems are being installed. New codes and guidelines are needed to manage emerging conflicts over land use.
Yallourn Power Station in the Latrobe Valley, Victoria.
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On Q&A, an audience member said renewable energy is 'now cheaper than coal'. Senator Matt Canavan disagreed, saying renewables are not 'at the moment, cheaper than coal'. Let's look at the numbers.
When Tony Abbott went too far in his advocacy for the coal industry, his government faced a public backlash.
While climate denialism impedes policymaking in both the US and Australia, there are key differences in their political and public cultures.
The country needs a new economic strategy that puts small businesses at the core of the development strategy.
South Africa's 14 point plan to achieve economic recovery lacks detail and vision of how the country is going to get itself out the prevailing economic crisis.
A report released this week by the Australian Council of Social Service has pointed out that many vulnerable households cannot access rooftop solar and efficient appliances, describing the issue as a serious…
As more wind turbines have been put in place, the cost of wind energy has gone down.
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If history is a guide, policies that promote wind power expansion will lead to lower prices – potentially beating fossil fuels in the US by 2030.
The UK is about to miss an opportunity if it tries to take on the giants of the lithium-ion battery industry.
Batteries that can last indefinitely are needed to track wildlife.
Mamiraua Sustainable Development Institute
Batteries that can self-sustain are needed for long-term animal tracking as well as shipping and logistics.
The City of Sydney is aiming to get 50% of its electricity from renewables by 2030.
A new report from the Climate Council details the climate policy ambitions of Australian cities and local governments, and launches a new project to link their efforts together.
Australia will need more sources of zero-emissions energy if it is to stay on track for carbon-neutrality by 2050.
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A new analysis by ClimateWorks Australia says that the electricity sector needs to do far more to cut its carbon emissions than will be delivered by current policies.
Public Enterprises Minister Lynne Brown citing cost as a reason to stop the last phase of renewables.
Eskom's stand threatens the viability of the entire renewable energy sector in South Africa, something which plays into the hands of those pro coal and nuclear.
You may agree the U.S. should move to renewables, but how quickly can we do it and how?
How fast can the US transition to clean energy and with what energy sources? Here's why an impassioned debate among energy wonks matters to the rest of us.
Getting your strata committee to agree to solar panels is tricky, but it can be done.
Apartment-dwellers risk being left behind in the rooftop solar boom. But some projects are showing how apartments can join the transition to a distributed renewable energy future.
The Finkel Review is scientifically modest but politically deft.
Chief Scientist Alan Finkel has attempted to address the energy 'trilemma': electricity that's cheap, reliable and low-emissions. Has he succeeded? Our expert panel weighs in.
The Finkel review aims to introduce certainty into Australia’s energy market.
The Finkel review is designed to create a coherent and realistic plan for a low-emissions future. Here are the details you need to know.
French President Emmanuel Macron, left, welcomes Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi, before their meeting at the Elysee Palace in Paris, France, Saturday, June 3, 2017.
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India, the world's fourth-largest carbon emitter, long resisted calls to fight climate change. Now it is investing heavily in clean energy and expects to meet its Paris climate accord target early.
Depending on the policy settings, a low-emissions target could conceivably award carbon credits to coal plants.
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The Finkel Review looks likely to recommend a "low emissions target", which would award credits to cleaner energy sources, much like the current Renewable Energy Target.
The climate crisis demands not only green technologies, but a completely different approach to economic development.
Disruptive technology, Ming Dynasty-style.
In pulling out of the Paris climate agreement, Donald Trump has turned his back not just on the world but on the low-carbon economy. He should pay heed to a very apt lesson from China's history.
A proposed coal plant in Kenya would rely on imports for up to 10 years.
Kenya has abundant energy options like solar, and geothermal that are cheaper than coal. A proposed new coal plant could become a 'stranded asset'.