The home of renewable news
The home of renewable news
The reality is that our planet is warming and the effects of climate change are already being felt.
There is no goal more important than moving towards net-zero emissions. It has long been acknowledged globally that renewable energy is the future. Yet, in Australia, dirty new gas and coal projects keep being planned and approved. This increases Australia’s carbon emissions and takes us backwards. The Australian Government continues to be in the pocket of the fossil fuel industry.
Australians are doing their part, constantly finding amazing ways to reduce emissions locally. Now we need the fossil fuel companies and the government to do theirs. Our news focuses on net-zero and what is taking us closer or further from this goal.
RECENT CLIMATE NEWS & INSIGHTS
Hydrogen From Renewables: Its Best (and Worst) Uses For a Clean Energy Future
Hydrogen from renewables will play a crucial role in the global transition to net zero emissions. Like electricity, hydrogen is an energy carrier that can store, move and deliver energy generated by other sources, such as wind, solar or fossil fuels. While clean energy generation, electrification and efficiencies will play the biggest part in global decarbonisation efforts, the unique properties of renewable hydrogen [...]
Record-Breaking Renewables in Australia Displace Fossil Fuels in Power Grid
The Australian Energy Market Operator's (AEMO) latest quarterly report shows renewables in Australia are continuing their record-breaking streak. In the final quarter of 2022, green power overtook black coal's output across its east-coast electricity mix for the first time. While renewable energy generation hit a record high – supplying 40 per cent of the grid's power during the quarter – [...]
Big Polluters are Getting a Free Ride With Worthless Carbon Offset Schemes
Many of Australia's big climate polluters are buying Australian Carbon Credit Units (ACCUs) to continue enabling them to pollute as usual, says the Climate Council. For many businesses, they have become the first and only course of action rather than a last resort. Moreover, many of these carbon offset schemes do not represent any actual or additional emissions reductions and [...]
Existing Clean Technology Can Cut Australia’s Emissions 80 per cent in Five Years
Australia can slash its total greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions by over 80 per cent in five years using existing clean technology, a report has found. This is almost double the Federal Government’s current target of 43 per cent from 2005 levels. The report, Deploy – Ambitious cleantech rollout to cut emissions and build a prosperous Australian economy, published by think [...]
Fossil Fuel Corporations Sponsoring More Than 500 Australian Community Organisations
An investigation has revealed the vast scale of sponsorships linked to fossil fuel corporations in Australian arts, sports, education and community organisations. The list was compiled by author Penny Tangey and expanded by the climate group 350.org. Guardian Australia verified and reported the results. The survey found 535 sponsorship deals for community organisations from fossil fuel-related companies. Fossil fuel giant [...]