Community groups power the switch to renewable energy

6 December

Australia’s community groups produced enough renewable energy in a year to power 2800 households or remove the equivalent of 7700 cars from the roads, a study has revealed. The Community Energy Collective Impact report, released on Wednesday, also...[Read More]

Government taps private investors for net zero, defence

6 December

The federal government has pledged to look at ways to leverage $2.5 trillion in capital from superannuation funds and big banks for clean energy, defence and social spending. Treasurer Jim Chalmers hosted a roundtable with executives in Canberra on...[Read More]

Doctors call for climate change action, less new gas

29 November

A group of West Australian doctors want the government to do more to protect the community from the negative health effects of climate change. Doctors for the Environment (WA Branch) is calling on the Cook government to stop approving gas projects...[Read More]

Tripling of renewable energy within reach for Australia

22 November

Australia has been singled out in a global report as a big emitter with relatively unambitious plans for renewable power. The report released by independent energy think tank Ember on Tuesday found Australia will easily meet its target of 82 per...[Read More]

Logging ban can save Australia’s iconic mammals: MP

15 November

Australian mammals are under threat of extinction unless the nation ends native forest logging, says Independent MP Sophie Scamps. She said on Monday that failing to act on the issue would be “morally bankrupt” and she’ wants the federal...[Read More]

What is Ethical Investing?

9 November

The investment technique known as ethical investing prioritises the investor’s moral, religious and social ideals over financial gain. The reason for this is that a growing number of investors have begun to demand social responsibility from the...[Read More]

Interest-free loans to power up demand for clean energy

1 November

Australia’s largest bank will make solar panels and home batteries available through interest-free loans as part of a growing portfolio of green finance offerings. The Commonwealth Bank will launch the product on Tuesday, offering loans of up to...[Read More]

High-purity silicon from Townsville to power the world

1 November

A global energy infrastructure investor plans to use local silicon for a green energy supply chain founded at a high-tech manufacturing hub in Townsville. “This means thousands of long-term sustainable manufacturing jobs for Townsville as well as...[Read More]

Why the US is overtaking Australia on electric trucks

25 October

One of America’s largest companies has revealed it has put more electric trucks on the road than Australia has in its entire heavy-duty electric fleet and uses artificial intelligence to keep them running. But Amazon will have to ramp up its...[Read More]

Fresh records for renewables but fears linger for bills

25 October

Wholesale energy prices are returning to normal but the federal government is warning of further threats to power bills if the renewable energy rollout stalls. Record solar energy is helping to cut wholesale electricity prices, as the benefits...[Read More]

Steel, construction gears up for tracking carbon load

18 October

Property developers, investors and suppliers are preparing for a “brown premium” to be levied on emissions-intensive buildings. A quarter of Australia’s greenhouse gas emissions come from the steel, cement and aluminium used in homes,...[Read More]

Aussies urged to lead charge and hang up on phone waste

18 October

Australian consumers can lead a global movement to reduce the billions of mobile phones that end up in landfill or incinerators every year. The world phone amnesty to be unveiled at an annual tech and innovation festival on Tuesday provides a...[Read More]

Aussie hydrogen firms to compete for $2 billion boost

11 October

Australian hydrogen producers have one month to claim a share of $2 billion from the federal government in a program designed to ensure the country leads the world in the renewable energy source by 2030. The Australian Renewable Energy Agency...[Read More]

Carbon ‘bottom line’: Don’t trade integrity for offsets

4 October

Doubts about the soundness of Australian carbon credits have not been fully addressed, conservationists say. In January, the federal government released the Independent Review of Australian Carbon Credit Units (ACCU) report, which found the scheme...[Read More]

Big users bankroll new power to offset carbon footprint

27 September

Supermarkets, tech giants and mining heavyweights are increasingly buying into wind and solar farms to offset emissions and attract climate-savvy customers. For two decades, Australia’s Renewable Energy Target (RET) has created an obligation for...[Read More]