Category: Politics and Policy

The bother with biogas

The “clean” energy that needs to clean up its act.

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Climate versus cost: what does the UK’s energy crisis tell us about the economics of net-zero in an energy-scarce world?

Soaring power prices have fermented opposition to net-zero targets, so can lower energy bills and climate mitigation be compatible?

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How Australia’s land can drink up carbon

The IPCC report released this week signals hope, but it comes with a fair few ‘ifs’. One of them is about the success of carbon drawdown.

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Budget 2022: here’s what you need to know

Critical science-funding opportunities have been ignored, say the experts.

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The carbon offsets conundrum

As a whistle-blower exposes flaws in Australia’s carbon offsetting schemes it’s worth asking the question: can offsetting be done right?

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Clean, green, mean: what’s Australia’s hydrogen future?

The colour of hydrogen is a source of heated discussion and debate, but hydrogen’s rainbow is anything but clear cut.

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Native logging to end in Western Australia

The state will phase out native forest logging by 2024 – so is this decision backed by science?

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The fight for the Martuwarra

Competing interests are vying for the resources of WA’s magnificent Martuwarra (Fitzroy) River system, while Traditional Owners sound the alarm.

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Earth orbital space: who’s in charge?

Tech billionaire Elon Musk has said that his Starlink satellite-based internet will be able to connect anyone, anywhere – except the polar regions – by August of this year. Musk’s floating head made the extraordinary promise via video call at the 2021 Mobile World Congress (an annual mobile communications trade show) in early July. Starlink, a […]

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Solar and wind cheapest energy source in Australia

Solar and wind are the cheapest sources of new electricity generation in Australia, and renewables are outcompeting fossil fuels for cost efficiency across the board, according to a new report from CSIRO. The latest report confirms findings from previous years that renewables are not just good for the planet, they’re good for the nation’s coffers […]

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