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Australia eyes role as clean-energy exporter

Thursday - Politicians around Australia are proposing ambitious plans to export renewable energy from Australia, using high-voltage power lines laid under the oceans.

Adani will fund mini-version of its mega-mine

Wednesday - Indian mining multinational Adani has announced that it will self-fund a significantly smaller coal mine in Queensland, after failing to secure finance from more than 30 domestic and international banks and lenders.

Cheap drainage nets keep water pollution at bay

Tuesday - The Western Australia city of Kwinana is using a somewhat obvious, simple and cost-effective system of nets to prevent waste from entering its waters.

Thousands of Aussie kids take to the streets

3 Dec 18 - Thousands of schoolchildren across Australia walked out of class on Friday to demand action by the federal government on climate change.

Happy birthday, big battery

3 Dec 18 - By most accounts, Adelaide's giant lithium-ion battery - the world's largest - has been a remarkable success. But there are some concerns that have so far escaped scrutiny.

Labor’s smashing win tonic for clean energy

27 Nov 18 - The relief from Victoria’s stunning election result last weekend was palpable.

Morrison tells striking schoolkids to butt out

27 Nov 18 - Australian Prime Minister Scott Morrison has been labelled “out of touch” for angrily condemning a national student strike to protest government inaction on climate change.


Aussie schoolkids take action over climate change inaction

8 Nov 18 - Hundreds of students around Australia are preparing to strike from school because of what they say is a failure by politicians to recognise climate change as an emergency.

Unseasonably hot, you say? Not any more

7 Nov 18 - The record hot weather being experienced across prts of Australia is now the new normal as the effects of climate change become baked-in.

Living normally, a platypus could ingest 69 drugs a day

7 Nov 18 - Insects near waste water could give a platypus or trout half a daily human dose of antidepressants, a new study reveals.

Is corporate Australia facing a 'tipping point'?

6 Nov 18 - In the parlance of climate science, a "tipping point" is a dire prospect – a critical threshold breach that triggers an abrupt and rapid change in climate.

NSW launches emerging energy programme

2 Nov 18 - New South Wales has launched one of the most significant energy transition projects in Australia designed to help to replace most of the state’s ageing coal plants with wind, solar and storage.

Clean energy is surging – and headed for a fall

31 Oct 18 - The relentlessly corrosive nature of Australian political debate about climate change can sometimes mask that this is a golden moment for the clean energy industry.

How boiling Darwin could keep the people and regain its cool

29 Oct 18 - July 2018 in Darwin was 2deg hotter than any previous July and the record heat has continued. Surveys show that it's the reason people are leaving the city.

Coalition digs deeper into coal and climate denial

26 Oct 18 - If the Wentworth and Wagga Wagga by-elections in Austraia were supposed to send a message to the Coalition government about the need to act on carbon emissions and embrace renewables, it hasn’t...

Australia shows interest in hydrogen power

25 Oct 18 - The Australian Renewable Energy Agency has announced funding to produce renewable hydrogen from wind and solar power.

Coalition could help out new power projects

24 Oct 18 - Energy minister Angus Taylor has signalled the Australian government could indemnify new power generation projects against the future risk of a carbon price, and says it could also support the...

Australia to have ultra-fast charging network

24 Oct 18 - Drivers travelling between Australia’s major cities could soon charge their electric vehicles in just 15 minutes with a super-fast network being rolled out across the country.

Australia should be 'exporting sunshine, not coal'

Jeffrey Sachs

17 Oct 18 - Economist Jeffrey Sachs has criticised successive Australian governments for “defending a 19th or 20th century industry” rather than taking decisive action on climate change, saying Australia should...


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