29 04, 2022

China Coal Imports to Fall “Substantially”, Hitting Australia

By |2022-04-29T11:04:33+00:00April 29, 2022|Reports|Comments Off on China Coal Imports to Fall “Substantially”, Hitting Australia

China's demand for coal imports, including from Australia, will drop significantly by 2025, according to new modelling led by researchers at The Australian National University (ANU).  The researchers examined China's decarbonisation plans and investment in domestic railroads, aimed to reduce the country's dependence on seaborne coal imports and increase energy security. Their purpose-built model shows that China's thermal imports could decline by at least 26 per cent between 2019 and 2025. But, if China follows through on ambitious climate policies, the [...]

29 04, 2022

Great Barrier Reef Suffers Sixth Mass Bleaching Event as Temperatures Rise (Video)

By |2022-04-29T10:58:09+00:00April 29, 2022|Reports|Comments Off on Great Barrier Reef Suffers Sixth Mass Bleaching Event as Temperatures Rise (Video)

The Great Barrier Reef is being devastated by yet another mass bleaching event caused by climate change and rising ocean temperature. Scientists confirmed that this is the fourth event in just six years for the world's largest coral reef system. This bleaching event is of particular concern, as it is occurring in the same year as a La Niña weather phenomenon. This would typically bring cooler temperatures to Australia.  The Great Barrier Reef is a World Heritage Site. [...]

28 04, 2022

NT Traditional Owners Win Legal Action Against Barossa Gas Project

By |2022-04-28T16:45:28+00:00April 28, 2022|Reports|Comments Off on NT Traditional Owners Win Legal Action Against Barossa Gas Project

Traditional owners in the Northern Territory have sued the South Korean government in a bid to stop the controversial Barossa gas project. Experts warn Barossa would be the dirtiest offshore gas field in Australia. Tiwi Islander and Larrakia traditional owners filed an injunction in March. Their aim is to stop South Korean export credit agencies from funding the project with AUD $964 million. The state-backed agency Export-Import Bank of Korea (KEXIM) has now delayed a decision on whether to invest [...]

19 04, 2022

Gas Stoves Cause Indoor Air Pollution Even When Turned Off (Video)

By |2022-04-19T15:02:38+00:00April 19, 2022|Reports|Comments Off on Gas Stoves Cause Indoor Air Pollution Even When Turned Off (Video)

Watch this video to find out how gas stoves present a serious risk to the climate and people’s health. Gas stoves emit thousands of tonnes of greenhouse gases every year. This causes indoor air pollution, posing a serious risk to the climate and people's health. Worryingly, scientists studying gas emissions from stoves in the US have discovered that over three-quarters of these greenhouse gas emissions occur while these stoves are turned off – especially methane emissions. This is according to [...]

19 04, 2022

Australian State Bans Offshore Mining Exploration (Video)

By |2022-04-19T14:19:38+00:00April 19, 2022|Reports|Comments Off on Australian State Bans Offshore Mining Exploration (Video)

This video explains NSW's ban on offshore mining exploration. The government of New South Wales (NSW) has announced that it will not permit licenses for offshore mining exploration. The ban applies to all commercial extractions of minerals, coal or petroleum in NSW coastal waters.   The landmark policy aims to safeguard the marine environment, indigenous heritage, fishing and recreational activities. “NSW has some of the world’s most spectacular coastlines which support local industries and make them a great place to live [...]

19 04, 2022

Australia’s Natural Gas Investments Risk Billions in Stranded Assets (Video)

By |2022-04-19T17:28:18+00:00April 19, 2022|Reports|Comments Off on Australia’s Natural Gas Investments Risk Billions in Stranded Assets (Video)

Find out why investing in natural gas is a stranded asset risk for Australia in this video. Natural gas is a planet-damaging fossil fuel. There is simply no room left in the carbon budget for new natural gas investments. Experts have shown that time is up for this outdated fuel source, as demand for cleaner, cheaper technologies take the lead. Despite this, Australia is sticking to its 2020 plan for a “gas-fired recovery” from the COVID-19 pandemic. It has 600 kilometres [...]

24 03, 2022

Australia’s East Coast Koala’s: Why Are They Endangered? (Video)

By |2022-03-24T17:44:13+00:00March 24, 2022|Reports|Comments Off on Australia’s East Coast Koala’s: Why Are They Endangered? (Video)

Watch this video to find out why Australia’s koalas are endangered. Australia’s koala bears are now listed as endangered, Federal Environment Minister Sussan Ley has announced. The decision was announced on 11 February 2022 and followed the advice of Australia’s Threatened Species Scientific Committee. The government had listed the species as vulnerable until now. Climate change is one of the key drivers of this decision. “The impact of prolonged drought, followed by the black summer bushfires, and the cumulative impacts of [...]

10 03, 2022

Renewables Are Driving Down Australia’s Electricity Price (Video)

By |2022-03-10T16:43:25+00:00March 10, 2022|Reports|Comments Off on Renewables Are Driving Down Australia’s Electricity Price (Video)

Watch this video to find out the reasoning behind Australia's lower electricity bills. Low-cost renewable energy is driving down the electricity price per kilowatt hour (kwh) in Australia, a new report has found. Australians paid USD $0.18 per kwh in 2021, meaning Australian households paid the tenth lowest electricity rate among the world’s advanced economies per unit of electricity. This is according to the Australian Energy Council (AEC), which represents 20 of the country’s largest electricity and downstream natural gas [...]

15 02, 2022

Australian Floods Named in Ten Most Expensive Climate Disasters of 2021 (Video)

By |2022-02-25T11:24:41+00:00February 15, 2022|Reports|Comments Off on Australian Floods Named in Ten Most Expensive Climate Disasters of 2021 (Video)

The Australian floods have been named in the ten most expensive climate disasters of 2021. Find out what other worldwide events have been included in this video. The COVID-19 pandemic dominated headlines in 2021. But, it was not the only event causing social and economic havoc. Extreme weather events caused by climate change, like the Australian floods, was the other major story of the year. Indeed, the globe was hard hit by severe weather, mainly caused by man-made global warming. [...]

14 01, 2022

Low-Carbon Infrastructure Is the Future (Video)

By |2022-02-20T20:35:24+00:00January 14, 2022|Reports|Comments Off on Low-Carbon Infrastructure Is the Future (Video)

Watch this video to find out why low-carbon infrastructure is the future and why we should invest in it. The writing is on the wall for high-carbon infrastructure, according to the authors of a new report, “The Paris Effect – COP26 edition: How tipping points can accelerate and deliver a prosperous net zero economy”. Low-carbon infrastructure is now cheaper, more efficient and a better long-term investment. A low-carbon economy will help the world to reach net zero emissions by 2050 [...]

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