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The IEA’s investment report shows annual investment into solar energy is expected to overtake oil production in 2023.
There are fresh warnings about the soaring heat across south and south-east Asia as a UN report warns global temperatures are very likely to hit records in the next five years.
The Midwestern state has passed a barrage of policies in recent days and months meant to cut carbon emissions from the state’s buildings, cars and electricity system.
Kathy Gunn et al
Antarctica sets the stage for the world’s greatest waterfall. The action takes place beneath the surface of the ocean. Here, trillions of tonnes of cold, dense, oxygen-rich water cascade off the continental shelf and sink to great depths. This Antarctic “bottom water” then spreads north along the sea floor in deep ocean currents, before slowly rising, thousands of kilometres away.
Headline price increases of 25 per cent barely tell the story of struggling households at risk of falling behind in the energy transition.
Half of all new car sales in Australia should be electric by 2030 and the government should limit pollution from new petrol and diesel cars next year, says a new transport campaign.
Party leader says the reform is ‘weak’ and ‘not worth the napkin it was written on’, accusing government of bending to gas lobby
The Opposition Leader says he’ll ‘engage constructively’ with Labor and work closely with industry on the proposed $2.4bn gas tax hike.
Peter Dutton warns the threat of energy disruption was increasing ‘every day’ and pushed the government to examine nuclear energy.
Reform Roadmap flags several significant advances towards a smoother, less costly and delay-free grid connection process for renewables.
Regulator flags power price hikes across the main grid, but experts question why prices are still being determined by frameworks first designed decades ago.
Carbon neutrality of low-cost telco Belong relies almost solely on buying overseas offsets, and how an Institute of Public Affairs fellow misread the Great Barrier Reef
The federal energy minister is on the wrong side of the generational divide on nuclear power as a future option.
Australia’s rising electricity prices have exposed ‘free’ wind and solar as a costly illusion.
Bjorn Sturmberg et al
Consumers struggling with cost-of-living pressures were dealt another blow on Thursday, when the Australian Energy Regulator confirmed energy price hikes of up to 25% from July.
Sourcing existing yet untapped capacity will help solve our overarching goals of providing cleaner, quicker and more cost-effective electricity to consumers.
A social welfare organisation says by the end of the month it will have served 1,000 more meals than it did at this time last year, and that younger people and women are among those presenting for the first time.
Victoria’s decision to bring forward the end of native timber harvesting was meant to bring certainty, but it has not eased the pain in timber communities.
Eight years. Four gigantic tunnel boring machines. Five new train stations. Step below the city streets and meet the people building the Metro Tunnel as part of our Underground Melbourne series.
Six Extinction Rebellion protesters who brought city traffic to a standstill are facing charges – but the activists are already planning more disruptions.
Victoria will struggle to source enough timber to build the homes it needs to after the government brought forward the end to native timber harvesting, industry groups warn.
New South Wales
The federal government has reached a $22 million settlement over PFAS contamination relating to the community’s ability to live on or conduct cultural activities on its land.
NSW now has a roadmap to exit coal by the end of the decade. But it requires a commitment from the state government. Will Labor run with it?
Orroral Valley in Namadgi will reopen this weekend, more than three years since bushfires and floods destroyed infrastructure providing access to that part of the park.
The inquiry found Cathie Allen lied to her immediate supervisor and senior police about the work of the lab, which is the key point of testing DNA for criminal cases.
Queensland will almost double the size of its “electric super highway” with a $20 million investment to deliver electric vehicle chargers to more than 30 regional towns.
The proponent of a contentious wind farm on a Tasmanian island has been asked to come up with a plan to compensate for the loss of hundreds of hectares of Tasmanian devil habitat.
Media release – Bob Brown Foundation
Environmentalist Bob Brown says that his 2016 call for culling of deer in the Tasmanian Wilderness World Heritage Area and the campaign by Christine Milne and the Invasive Species Council has been justified by this year’s cull which removed 711 deer from the area
The Indian Ocean travels underground and reappears 17 kilometres inland at the Northern Ponds at Lake Macleod, with the ponds having so far been overlooked as a site of significance.
Operators of the Fukushima nuclear power plant are set to release treated wastewater into the ocean in coming months. But already Japanese authorities are facing a barrage of criticism from fishermen in the Fukushima prefecture, South Korea, China, and across the Pacific Islands over the proposal.
The hydrogen industry’s ambitions continue to grow rapidly, but the funding to makes the dreams a reality is lagging, UBS says.
Scientists calculate there are thousands of unidentified species living on the ocean floor between Hawaii and Mexico where deep-sea mining for critical minerals needed to build batteries is set to begin next year.
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