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Catching the waves: it's time for Australia to embrace ocean renewable energy

Catching the waves: it’s time for Australia to embrace ocean renewable energy

Wind and solar may be currently leading the way in Australia’s renewable energy race, but there’s another contender lurking in the nation’s oceans.

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What caused South Australia's state-wide blackout?

What caused South Australia’s state-wide blackout?

Power is gradually returning to South Australia after wild storms blew across the state last night. So, what did cause South Australia’s blackout?

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Industrial Revolution kick-started global warming much earlier than thought

Industrial Revolution kick-started global warming much earlier than thought

New study redefines our understanding of when human activity began to influence our climate.

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The climate crisis and the myth of 'green' capitalism

The climate crisis and the myth of ‘green’ capitalism

Is corporate capitalism incapable of achieving the levels of decarbonisation necessary to avoid dangerous climate change? A new book asks the question.

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Malcolm Turnbull wants to embrace 'disruptive technology' – he can start with solar power storage

Malcolm Turnbull wants to embrace ‘disruptive technology’ – he can start with solar power storage

While Abbott placed his faith in fossil fuels and expressed a distaste for renewables, Australia has been quietly but dramatically embracing solar energy.

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Economic modelling may overplay the costs of Australia's 2030 climate target

Economic modelling may overplay the costs of Australia’s 2030 climate target

Falling renewable costs could make action on climate change cheaper.

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BP's extreme climate forecast puts energy giant in a bind

BP’s extreme climate forecast puts energy giant in a bind

BP Energy Outlook calls into question role BP and other international fossil fuel companies are playing in adapting to a carbon-constrained future.

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Eight million tonnes of plastic are going into the ocean each year

Eight million tonnes of plastic are going into the ocean each year

Around 8 million metric tonnes go into the oceans each year, according to the first rigorous global estimate published in Science today.

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Overcoming the social barriers to climate consensus

Overcoming the social barriers to climate consensus

It can be tempting to think that people who disagree with you are mad, bad or simply stupid. This is often what happens when it comes to debates about climate change and to do about it.

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Wind turbine studies: how to sort the good, the bad, and the ugly

Wind turbine studies: how to sort the good, the bad, and the ugly

The debate over wind turbines is heated, so it’s best to rely on solid science.

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Feral o'clock: Why time of use tariffs don't change family energy use

Feral o’clock: Why time of use tariffs don’t change family energy use

Research with parents reveals that many household routines are unlikely to shift in response to cost-reflective tariffs such as time of use (TOU).