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What lies beneath: The dangers of understating climate risks

What lies beneath: The dangers of understating climate risks

In the magical thinking of Australian policymakers, a pathway of gradual change, constructed over many decades in a growing, prosperous, coal-fired world stretches before us. But that’s not the world that currently exists.

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Battery storage just part of smart demand response to grid problems

Battery storage just part of smart demand response to grid problems

It is amazing how much is happening, even in Australia. There may yet be hope for Australia to become a low-carbon, successful 21st century economy!

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Cities to get more sustainable with smart communities code

Cities to get more sustainable with smart communities code

“the Code for Smart Communities will set new benchmarks for smart cities and communities across Australia, New Zealand and beyond, by providing important guidance on how to use technology, data and intelligent design to accelerate more efficient, liveable and sustainable development projects”

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BHP Billiton backs "world first" forests bond

BHP Billiton backs “world first” forests bond

BHP Billiton has backed and co-developed a world-first Forests Bond, in effort to address climate change and enhance global response.

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Greens' Rattenbury to replace Corbell as ACT climate minister

Greens’ Rattenbury to replace Corbell as ACT climate minister

Shane Rattenbury to replace Simon Corbell as ACT climate minister, marking second time a Greens member appointed in any Australian ministry.

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Vanadium: the ‘beautiful metal’ that stores energy

Vanadium: the ‘beautiful metal’ that stores energy

An unheralded metal – which can be used in new batteries which can store large amounts of energy almost indefinitely – will become key player in renewable energy revolution.

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50 years after the lucky country, Australia's challenge remains

50 years after the lucky country, Australia’s challenge remains

Australia is among the worst of the affluent countries on resource use, waste production, greenhouse gases and obesity. Still feeling lucky?

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Zayed Future Energy Prize 2017 open for submissions

Zayed Future Energy Prize 2017 open for submissions

Entries have opened for the $US4 million Future Energy Prize – a UAE-based international competition designed to reward innovators across business, schools and NGOs in renewable energy and sustainability.

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Visions 2100: Eight dollars per barrel

Visions 2100: Eight dollars per barrel

87 years old, he was born in ’13. An unlucky number… But at the eve of Y2K.1 it seemed the world had been lucky.

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VISIONS 2100: A better way to talk about climate change

VISIONS 2100: A better way to talk about climate change

A new project has assembled 80 visions of a better future from some of the world’s leading environmental thinkers, to reframe the conversation on climate.

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Move over, McMansions – the tiny house movement is here

Move over, McMansions – the tiny house movement is here

Australian houses are also among the largest in the OECD, but is bigger really better?