China and to some extent India are emerging as the principal practitioners of an alternative vision of energy growth.
Articles by John Mathews
Renewables can help countries expand manufacturing and create jobs, reduce local pollution, increase energy security and reduce import costs from fossil fuels.
The rhetorical war on renewables unleashed by Abbott and his colleagues over the past two years had the desired effect: investment in the industry dried up.
Bill Shorten’s proposed policy for 50% of electricity to come from renewables by 2030 would bring Australia abreast with its international competitors.
It’s official. On Tuesday, China submitted its emissions-reduction goals to the UN, in the lead-up to the Paris climate summit in December this year.
What if you could grow biofuels on land nobody wants, using just seawater and sunlight, and produce food at the same time?
Unless Western countries intervene in their economies to build green energy and resource systems, they will continue to be defeated in this field by China.
When oil prices collapsed in the 1980s, most large renewable energy programs were dismantled. But that won’t happen this time.
Chile is now emerging as the southern hemisphere’s renewable energy giant, so what can we learn from our Pacific neighbours?