Category: Australia

The Dirty Secret of Clean Coal

For decades now, fossil fuel industries and those invested in them have pushed the continued use of fossil fuels to meet our energy needs instead of cleaner renewable energy sources. Arguments have ranged from the cost of renewable energy to the lack of realistic alternatives, often making outlandish claims that are frequently untrue. Now there's ...

Sustainable Cities: Melbourne, Australia

The southern Australian city of Melbourne is home to 4 million people. The city has long been a leader in sustainability in Australia and around the world. Australia's first 6-star green star-rated building was constructed in Melbourne and has become a design basis for many other new buildings around the city and around the country. ...

COP23: Day Six

Day Six of COP23 looks at human settlements, transport, and our oceans. Like Day Five with energy, agriculture, and water there were a number of press releases highlighting the importance of climate action in each of the named sectors. Urban areas contribute to about 40% of greenhouse gas emissions, but their role in other areas of ...

COP23: Day Three

The third day of the COP23 climate conference was another quiet day with meetings between the COP23 presidency, UNFCCC NGOs and National Parties taking part in the conference. Things are beginning to build now before the bigger events start on Friday. From Friday onwards, there are thematic days run by Global Climate Action (GCA); different ...

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