January 5, 2015 32
The problem was there 25 years ago, but Australia still lags behind the rest of the world in the struggle against climate change.
December 12, 2014 3
As the biggest financier of fossil fuels in Australia, ANZ can't afford to conceal its role in GHG emissions from shareholders.
February 27, 2014 19
The government's Climate Change Authority has today released a major report which says Australia should do much more on climate change -- a 19% cut in emissions by 2020. But Tony Abbott is unlikely to listen.
June 19, 2013 3
Environmentalists cheered when China announced it would finally put a price on carbon. But as usual, the price is far too low to have any meaningful impact on the country's vast emissions.
May 20, 2013 2
Europe's low carbon price hit Australia's budget last week in a big way. Erwin Jackson from the Climate Institute explains why, and looks at what might happen next.
May 9, 2013
Academics at MIT are trying to make steel without greenhouse gas emissions. The Prime Minister is back to cuddling babies. And we've found Atlantis!
April 19, 2013 4
Crikey readers weigh in on the link between Australia's carbon emissions and our immigration policy.
April 18, 2013 68
Recent data shows that without Australia's population boom, we'd probably have greenhouse gas emissions under control. So why is no one talking about whether an Australia of 62 million is environmentally sustainable?
March 20, 2013 2
Anthea Harris has arguably been more involved in pricing carbon pollution than anyone else in Australia. How does the Climate Change Authority chief and veteran carbon adviser get things done in this fraught, controversial field? A background in consulting helped.
March 12, 2013 6
Maybe money does grow on trees. Businessman Andrew Grant is making plenty from forests to reduce CO2, but he's not a typical greenie. He thinks Australia has stuffed up decarbonisation -- and business has to fix it.
March 4, 2013 1
"There are a lot of solutions on the cusp," says up-and-coming engineer Dr Jane Sargison on the task of reducing carbon emissions. Now she's stepped out of her Hobart laboratory to lobby for the cash and commitment in Australian boardrooms to make them happen. Sargison comes in at #10 on The Power Index list.
March 4, 2013 4
Who's really cutting carbon in Australia? The Power Index uncovers the most influential: the business chiefs, lawyers, regulators and bureaucrats driving the green economy as concerns mount globally over climate change.
July 18, 2012 5
Ford is paying the price for gambling on high greenhouse gas emissions and low oil prices with their dependence on making large cars in Australia, writes Tristan Edis of Climate Spectator.
June 28, 2012 4
The idea of holding a summit to mark the 20 years since world leaders last pledged to save the planet is like holding a lavish anniversary party to celebrate a failed marriage, write Richard Denniss, of the Australia Institute, and Andrew Macintosh, of ANU's Centre for Climate Law & Policy.
September 2, 2010 9
Wouldn’t it be funny if we spent so long arguing about what to do about climate change that we ran out of cheap oil first? It is not beyond the realms of possibility, writes Dr David Ingles.
July 20, 2010
Scientists in Britain have found that spices such as turmeric and coriander may help to reduce the amount of methane gases released by cows and sheep by up to 40 per cent. Curry anyone?
June 29, 2010 28
How should climate change be dealt with by economists? asks Dr Martin Parkinson, secretary of the Department of Climate Change and Energy Efficiency.
August 26, 2009
Environmental concerns are being raised at the A$50b Gorgon gas project in Western Australia, with news that carbon dioxide may leak from underneath Barrow Island, where the greenhouse gas emissions are to be buried.
January 20, 2009 4
The production and distribution of ethanol as an alternative motor vehicle fuel source will increase greenhouse gas emissions over conventional fuels, writes Bernard Keane.
November 10, 2008 2
Energie Future has applied for licences to explore for coal deposits to use in a gasification project that would involve the deposits being set alight to produce gas, writes Bernard Keane.