US President says world leaders must act now on climate change, and those willing to gamble on business as usual are “not fit to lead.”
The official climate talks of the UN’s Ad Hoc Working Group on the Durban Platform (ADP) restarted in Bonn, Germany, today.
Report says Abbott’s 2030 emissions target will need brown coal generators to close, but government’s current suite of policies favour these plants.
Governments “come and go” but so does investment. The effective withdrawal of a $5 billion energy giant from Australia’s renewable energy industry highlights why it will remain in the doldrums as long as the Abbott government holds its fossil fuel prejudice.
Peabody Energy recently submitted expert testimony to the Minnesota Public Utilities commission arguing that, ”CO2 is not harmful and is actually good for the planet”
As US President Barack Obama embarks on a 10-day “climate tour” of America, and unveils a range of initiatives to encourage consumers to embrace solar and storage, Abbott’s apparent determination to dig Australia’s economy into a fossil fuel lock-down looks increasingly isolated.
If you hear a lot of noise about climate policies and climate action over the next few months in the lead up to the Paris climate conference, it is because there is a lot at stake. According to Citigroup analysts: $US100 trillion of potential stranded assets in the fossil fuel industry.
Climate Council says scientific argument that 2°C a ‘safe’ level of warming is weakening, and society must almost completely decarbonise in 30-35 years, or sooner, to tackle climate change effectively.
There is an El Nino in full swing which helps push average global temperatures higher, and records are being broken, but just how hot is it?
Negative resource trends, climate change and rising energy demand mean we urgently need to find a new approach to electricity supply. How can we speed up the process?