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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
Extreme Heat, Fires and Droughts Predicted for Australia as El Niño Replaces La Niña in 2023
Following three consecutive La Niña years of above-average rainfall, Australia could swing to one of the hottest El Niño periods in 2023 on record. This "shift from one extreme to the other" could bring "record-challenging heat" to Australia, reports Sky News Australia. The latest Bureau of Meteorology climate models show an increasing likelihood that La Niña will end this year. Scientists say [...]
Climate Litigation Will Ramp Up in Australia in 2023
As Australia braces for another year of compounding climate disasters, climate litigation cases will also ramp up in 2023, global law firm Clyde & Co has predicted. Australia already has one of the highest numbers of climate cases globally, second only to the US in the number of lawsuits filed. As of January 2023, the Grantham Research Institute on Climate Change and [...]
Australia Stops Burning Forests for Energy: What Does this Mean for the Biomass Industry?
The decision made by Australia to exclude burning native forest biomass from renewable energy classification has been welcomed by forest advocates as a victory for nature and the climate. The world-leading move could have global implications for the damaging practice of burning forests for energy. In December, Climate and Energy Minister Chris Bowen announced that electricity generated by burning Australian forest biomass [...]
The Energy Price Relief Plan: A New Era of Cheaper, Cleaner Energy?
In response to soaring fossil fuel prices, the Albanese government intervened to implement an Energy Price Relief Plan to shield Australians from the global energy shock. The new laws will mean consumers are not subject to the "war-time whims" of the international market, said Treasurer Jim Chalmers. The government's plan includes: A 12-month emergency gas price cap will limit producers from charging more than [...]
Eight New Grid-Scale Batteries will Boost Australia’s Renewable Energy Storage Tenfold
Australia will install eight grid-scale batteries to store renewable energy around the country, boosting the main grid storage capacity tenfold. Minister for Climate Change & Energy Chris Bowen announced the developments would receive AUD $176 million from the Australian Renewable Energy Agency's (ARENA) Large Scale Battery Storage funding round. This initial government funding will open up almost AUD $3 billion of investment [...]