OPINION

How the National Energy Guarantee could work better than a clean energy target

How the National Energy Guarantee could work better than a clean energy target

The Turnbull government has announced its new energy policy, called the National Energy Guarantee (NEG). The NEG contains two new obligations on electricity retailers. The first is to ensure we have enough electricity generation available to meet our...

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Satellites are giving us a commanding view of Earth's carbon cycle

The job of monitoring Earth's carbon cycle and humanity's carbon dioxide emissions is increasingly supported from above, thanks to the terabytes of data pouring down to Earth from satellites.

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Government's energy plan still under wraps while Abbott shouts his from afar

Government's energy plan still under wraps while Abbott shouts his from afar

Speaking in a light and bright FM radio interview on Tuesday, Malcolm Turnbull said that in politics, "just being chilled, calm is very important. A little bit of zen goes a long way."

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Plastic Pollution - another cost on business

Plastic Pollution - another cost on businessLock icon

Plastic pollution of the sea and land is emerging as an issue that will hit the business bottom line, unless tackled urgently.

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Jobs, tax and politics: three ways electric vehicles will change our world

Jobs, tax and politics: three ways electric vehicles will change our world

China, the world's largest car market, is working on a timetable to stop the production and sale of vehicles powered by fossil fuels. India has declared its intention to make all new vehicles electric by 2030.

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A smog vacuum cleaner and other magical designs (video)

A smog vacuum cleaner and other magical designs (video)

Daan Roosegaarde uses technology and creative thinking to produce imaginative, earth-friendly designs.

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Can two clean energy targets break the deadlock of energy and climate policy?

Can two clean energy targets break the deadlock of energy and climate policy?

Malcolm Turnbull's government has been wrestling with the prospect of a clean energy target ever since Chief Scientist Alan Finkel recommended it in his review of Australia's energy system. But economist Ross Garnaut has proposed a path out of the political...

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Why England's new litter strategy is actually a bit rubbish

Why England's new litter strategy is actually a bit rubbish

Earlier this year, England got its first ever litter strategy. It was a moment of triumph for groups such as Keep Britain Tidy, which have campaigned for action over decades.

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Who to trust when you can't rely on anybody?

Who to trust when you can't rely on anybody?

For thirty years, politicians have been treating the subject of climate change like they would an impossible teenager. No one knows quite how to deal with them, and the strategy to 'keep your cool and talk them down' keeps changing. They're demanding;...

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Keeping global warming to 1.5 degrees: really hard, but not impossible

Keeping global warming to 1.5 degrees: really hard, but not impossible

The Paris climate agreement has two aims: "holding the increase in global average temperature to well below 2℃ above pre-industrial levels and pursuing efforts to limit the temperature increase to 1.5℃". The more ambitious of these is not yet out of reach,...

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