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The home of renewable news

CLIMATE NEWS

AUSTRALIA

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

Santos Ditched as Naming Rights Sponsor to Australian Schools Science Roadshow

The Science Schools Foundation, which runs the Santos Science Experience, have dropped the oil and gas giant as its main sponsor. Organisers of the nationwide schools science roadshow told the Guardian Australia that its board has decided not to renew Santos as its naming rights sponsor for next year. The foundation is now searching for a new sponsor to take [...]

By |November 4, 2022|Reports|

COP27: Australia’s Climate Plans are a Path to Catastrophe

With the COP27 climate summit just around the corner, the United Nations (UN) has released its synthesis report reviewing countries' latest climate plans. While these commitments have improved since last year, they remain far short of what is required to limit warming to 1.5°C above pre-industrial times.  The UN's report found that current plans, known as Nationally Determined Contributions (NDCs), would [...]

By |October 31, 2022|Reports|

Switch from Gas to Electric and Save Hundreds on Your Home Energy Bill

As the cost of living crisis bites, a new report reveals just how much Australian households can save on their energy bills when they switch gas for electric at home. Making households greener is also an essential step to tackle the climate crisis and reach net-zero emissions. The Climate Council's report, Switch And Save: How Gas Is Costing Households, presents a [...]

By |October 25, 2022|Reports|

Climate Change is Turning Sports Stars into Activists

In a flurry of announcements, we have seen Australian sports stars and teams take a stand against fossil fuel and mining sponsorship this month. This is amid a growing awareness and evidence that the climate crisis is already here, gravely threatening the sports industry itself. The industry has as much responsibility as any other to reach net-zero emissions by 2050. Therefore, [...]

By |October 25, 2022|Reports|

Early Coal Closures Advance Australia’s Clean Energy Transition

A flurry of early coal closure announcements is helping pave the way for Australia's clean energy transition.  At the end of September, the Queensland Government unveiled the state's plans to shift to renewable energy and close all its coal generators by 2035. This includes a multi-billion dollar energy and jobs initiative to cash in on its clean industry potential. As a result, [...]

By |October 25, 2022|Reports|