Why afternoon siestas could become the norm in 2050

Starting work earlier in the morning and having a siesta in the afternoon could become the norm in Australia within decades as climate change forces people to adjust their lifestyles based on the price of energy. That is one of the scenarios Monash University...[Read More]

Aussies hit electric vehicle speed bumps

Four in every five Australians have concerns about making the swap to an electric vehicle, new research has found, with price, range and charging issues topping their list of potential speed bumps. The study, conducted by the Consumer Policy Research Centre, found the...[Read More]

How Green Hydrogen Could End The Fossil Fuel Era [TED Talk Video]

  As climate change accelerates, finding clean alternatives to fossil fuels is more urgent than ever. Social entrepreneur Vaitea Cowan believes green hydrogen is the answer. Watch as she shares her team’s work mass producing electrolyzers — devices that...[Read More]

Expert finds short cut to emissions target

Australia can meet its emissions reduction target and ease its biodiversity crisis if it decides to end logging in native forests, a leading climate scientist says. Professor Brendan Mackey, who has co-authored reports for the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change,...[Read More]

Australia focusing on renewables in Japan

Trade Minister Don Farrell wants Japan to look beyond Australian coal and gas to meet its energy needs. Senator Farrell is using a trip to Tokyo to talk up Australia’s renewable energy plan and encourage investment in clean technologies. “We want to broaden it out...[Read More]

UN urges higher tax for Aust fuel giants

The head of the United Nations has called for Australia and other major economies to tax the super profits of fossil fuel companies to help people make ends meet and be protected from climate change. “I am calling on all developed economies to tax the windfall...[Read More]

Big Battery ‘more useful than big banana’

Australia can’t become fully powered by renewable energy without storage to support wind and solar, industry warns. South Australia’s Hornsdale Power Reserve was the world’s first Big Battery, since overtaken by a larger plant in Victoria near Geelong, and the...[Read More]

Aussies want green transport options, fast

Australians overwhelmingly want governments to splash cash on a fast transition to green transport options that will save them money and fight climate change, a national survey shows. A YouGov poll of 2160 Australians, commissioned by the Climate Council, found 80 per...[Read More]

Energy change needs thousands of sparkies

Australia must train tens of thousands of new sparkies if it wants to be a renewable energy superpower, according to the Electrical Trades Union. The warning comes as Climate Change and Energy Minister Chris Bowen hosts a jobs summit in Canberra on Tuesday with...[Read More]

Aussie lithium miners top benchmark report

Australian lithium producers have topped the global rankings in a new assessment that ranks companies based on sustainability and fairness. Miners’ response to climate change, land management and gender balance in the board room are part of the complex assessment...[Read More]

Green hydrogen tech wins global backers

An Australian green hydrogen company has attracted global investors to fast-track its hydrogen electrolyser technology. The $42.5 million investment injection will put Hysata on the path to gigawatt-scale manufacturing of the equipment and grow the team in NSW, the...[Read More]

Greens look to future-proof climate target

Measures must be put in place to prevent future governments from lowering emissions-reduction targets, Greens leader Adam Bandt has demanded. As negotiations continue over Labor’s climate bill, Mr Bandt said he also wanted to ensure governments were not...[Read More]

Environment laws need overhaul: minister

The federal government will officially respond to a landmark report into Australia’s environmental laws by the end of the year and introduce new legislation for 2023. Minister Tanya Plibersek said statutes and administrative systems need to change to prevent...[Read More]

Ethical Investing: Types, Pros and Cons

Ethical investing has been gaining prominence over the last few decades. Find out what makes it an attractive investment strategy in this post. Ethical Investing: Types, Pros and Cons The investment technique known as ethical investing prioritises the investor’s...[Read More]

Govt asked to review fossil fuel projects

A small environment group is behind a novel legal bid to force the federal government to review almost every pending coal and gas project across Australia. The Environment Council of Central Queensland has formally asked Environment Minister Tanya Plibersek to...[Read More]

Fears for almond crop as bee mite spreads

Authorities remain hopeful of eradicating the varroa mite in NSW as almond producers raise fears that restrictions on bee movements will endanger millions of dollars in produce. Some 19 infested properties have been located since the mite was first detected at the Port...[Read More]

Ethical Investing — What It Is and How To Do It

Ethical Investing — What It Is and How To Do It Investing is typically perceived as a wealthy-only pastime with no regard for the environment or social issues. However, that is not always the case, and the old mindset of making money for its own sake doesn’t need...[Read More]

Emissions rising in Australia, data shows

Australia’s greenhouse gas emissions increased in the last year, according to new data. A quarterly update of the national greenhouse gas inventory says there was an 0.8 per cent increase in emissions in 2021, equal to 4.1 million tonnes more than the same period...[Read More]

Planned $100b overhaul of industrial heart

Australia’s heavy industries have joined forces to devise a $100 billion plan to go green amid global pressure to respond more rapidly to climate change. An 88 per cent cut to carbon emissions is possible across refineries, pipelines and steelworks from the...[Read More]

Energy blueprint backs old and new sources

An energy market blueprint that would pay old and new generators to guarantee capacity in the electricity grid has been released for public scrutiny. Coal-fired power plants and new renewable assets would be eligible for payments under a proposed “capacity...[Read More]