On 6 May 2016, the Australian Government's Department of the Environment released a report with modelling and analysis of national abatement opportunities. Energetics prepared the report and considered over 70 abatement opportunities that could be implemented by policies existing or under consideration by.Read more
Category Archives: Fossil fuels
4 December 2015: The National Energy Productivity Plan (NEPP) has been released by the Council of Australian Governments (COAG) Energy Council. Through the Plan, the Australian Government has set a National Energy Productivity Target to improve Australia’s energy productivity by 40% by 2030. The Plan presents a wide range of opportunities into a coordinated strategy.
17 October 2014: Community leaders have voiced support for ANU's right to divest. Escalating tensions have followed last week’s commitment by the Australian National University (ANU) to divest its sizable endowment from seven companies with questionable environmental credentials. A backlash emerged when companies blacklisted by ANU began to protest. These resource companies were not only.Read more
By James Whitmore, The Conversation [caption id="attachment_3315" align="alignright" width="160"] Ross Garnaut[/caption] China’s use of coal for electricity could peak as early as next year, then decline until 2020 in a turnaround of “global importance”, according to economist Ross Garnaut in a lecture presented at the Melbourne.Read more
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We are in the coal business. If you want decent hospitals, schools and police on the beat we all need to understand that. – Queensland Premier Campbell Newman, June 2012.It was a rare moment of unscripted truth in Australian politics, which summed up decades of national policy. The.
The Climate and Health Alliance, together with the Public Health Association of Australia, has released a new short film: The Human Cost of Power. Produced by Fiona Armstrong and directed by award winning science journalist Alexandra de Blas, this film explores the health impacts associated with the massive expansion of coal and unconventional gas in.Read more
New polling results have been released in Sydney today at the annual Responsible Investment Conference, organised by peak industry group the Responsible Investment Association Australasia (RIAA). According to the national poll, most Australians (54%) would rather invest in a responsible super fund than a super fund which only considers maximising financial returns (46%). “This demonstrates the enormous.Read more
By James Whitmore, The Conversation 19 November 2013: Growth in global carbon emissions is slowing, but is still more than enough to increase global temperatures by more than 2C, according to a report released today by the Global Carbon Project. Carbon emissions increased by 2.1% to 9.7 billion tonnes in 2012, lower than the.Read more
[caption id="attachment_2638" align="alignright" width="300"] http://www.climatechange2013.org/[/caption] 27 September 2013: The IPCC Fifth Assessment Report (AR5) Summary for Policymakers following the Twelfth Session of Working Group I (WGI-12) held from 23 to 26 September 2013 in Stockholm, Sweden. The full report by the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) is so long.Read more