Defeated by government, Petr Pavek is on a solo mission to develop a different, more sustainable future for his community.
Category: Resource Efficiency
Newman takes an axe – and a bulldozer – to Queensland bushland, and to Tony Abbott’s Direct Action policy, by scrapping rules that prevented clear-felling.
New study finds $7.3trn of natural capital costs not being priced by the global economy. If it was, none of the top 20 regional sectors would be profitable, let alone cover their cost of capital. Time to change our economic measurements? One ANU academic says business-as-usual is a ‘utopian fantasy.’
Treasurer Wayne Swan addresses Australia’s biggest economic challenges and opportunities, and climate change barely gets a mention. Clean energy none at all. Meanwhile, a landmark report in the UK warns that the world’s pension schemes could be wiped out if politicians and actuaries continue to ignore climate and resource constraints.
At COP 18, the difference between the urgent need to act and the inertia of UN climate negotiations has never been so marked. Neither has the gap in expectations between developed and developing nations. For the most vulnerable countries, the offer on the table threatens to lock in failure.
Could the same movement that brought down Apartheid be the key tactic in convincing America to go fossil fuel free and preventing a new financial crisis?
Hawai’an solar advocates are celebrating after the island state’s largest utility, Hawai’ian Electric filed a plan with the public utility commission..
A Bordeaux winery has announced plans to capture CO2 produced during fermentation and convert it into sodium bicarbonate to be used for making toothpaste.
The collapse of Gunns holds important lessons for management and shareholders of all industries, but particularly miners and generators. The biggest one is that green business is the new market reality, and anyone betting on business as usual is wrong, and reckless.
The organisers of the Paris marathon laid special tiles across the course that enabled the kinetic energy from runners’ footsteps to charge display screens.