Topic archives: carbon emissions

Maxine McKew v Geoff Gallop, more or less

March 6, 2013

Crikey readers have their say on the issues of the day.

Emissions trading hangs by a chad in Obama’s fight

Emissions trading hangs by a chad in Obama’s fight

October 9, 2012

The environmental future isn't a major debate topic during US presidential elections. But perhaps it should be.

How green are the London Games?

How green are the London Games?

August 10, 2012

London has put on the greenest Games ever -- but problems remain with waste, buses, and journalists leaving the lights on, writes Shaun McCarthy, chair of the Commission for a Sustainable London 2012.

Almost a leadership challenge story

Almost a leadership challenge story

April 27, 2012

I've been watching and waiting for the first Prime Ministerial leadership challenge story of autumn and nearly found it this morning

Why the secrecy on company emissions?

February 29, 2012 1

writes Tristan Edis

Soil carbon: time to bury the emissions problem

February 14, 2012 2

The United Nations has highlighted the depletion of the world’s precious soil resources as one of the world’s biggest environmental challenges, and says that boosting soil carbon will play a critical role in slowing and halting the growth in greenhouse gases in the atmosphere. The issue of soil erosion, its potential impacts on underground aquifers, […]

A nasty set of numbers

December 5, 2011 17

A collection of sobering take home points from a consortium of climate scientists and economists from around the world -- the Global Carbon Project -- and their findings for 2010, published today in the journal Nature Climate Change.

Why companies that worm their way into a carbon tax are winners

October 11, 2011 1

The concept of irony just doesn't do justice to the twists, turns, deceit and rank hypocrisy that has accompanied the long, slow road to the introduction of a price on carbon in Australia, writes Dr Richard Denniss, executive director of Canberra-based think tank The Australia Institute.

Fear and greed … the real energy challenge

Fear and greed … the real energy challenge

August 17, 2011 14

It’s curious to see how left-wing and right-wing politics have fallen on either side of the clean tech divide, particularly in the US and Australia, writes Giles Parkinson.

Come in Spinner: common and uncommon sense — who’d believe the latter?

July 19, 2011

Millions of Australians have been listening to, and reading, the predictions of political pundits, economic forecasters, broking firm analysts, experts and others about what might happen in politics and the world.