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Study: green recovery can revive virus-hit economies and tackle climate change

Top United States and British economists have said in a study published today massive programs of green public investment would be the most cost-effective...

Australian government to pour $300 million into hydrogen projects

Australia’s conservative Liberal-National government has today set aside $300 million to jump start hydrogen projects with the help of low-cost financing as the country...

AEMO says Australia’s electricity grid could run with 75% renewables

Australia already has the technical capacity to safely run a power grid in which 75 per cent of the electricity comes from wind and...

Shell: transition to low-carbon energy may accelerate after crisis

The head of oil and gas company Royal Dutch Shell has said the ongoing transition to low-carbon energy sources may accelerate as economies recover...

IEA: coronavirus will trigger biggest ever plunge in energy demand, emissions

The International Energy Agency (IEA) has warned economic lockdowns brought on by the coronavirus pandemic look set to cut global energy demand and carbon...

Melting ice sheets in Antarctica and Greenland raise seas 14mm in...

NASA satellites bearing advanced laser technology have recorded the most accurate picture of large-scale ice sheet melting in Greenland and Antarctica to date. Melting ice...

BNEF: Wind and solar cheaper than gas or coal in two-thirds...

According to the latest analysis by BloombergNEF (BNEF) solar photovoltaic (PV) and onshore wind projects currently have the cheapest levelised cost of electricity (LCOE)...

Global watchdog says world has ‘historic’ opportunity for green tech boost

The head of the world’s energy watchdog has said global efforts to minimise the economic fallout from the coronavirus pandemic present an historic opportunity...

Governments have ‘duty’ to build climate-resilient economies post-COVID-19

The United Kingdom’s Conservative government has joined United Nations Secretary-General Antonio Guterres and German Chancellor Angela Merkel in calling for COVID-19 recovery plans to...

Scientists: coronavirus is Australia’s chance to shift to green energy

Climate scientists have told Britain’s BBC news that the COVID-19 pandemic is a "huge opportunity" to fast-track Australia's shift towards more renewable energy. Australia's recent...

ARENA questions government’s gas-led economic recovery plans

The chairman of the Australian Renewable Energy Agency (ARENA), Martijn Wilder, has urged Australia to follow the example of New Zealand and a growing...

Steggall wants probe of Lib-Nat govt plan to underwrite gas, hydro...

Federal Independent MP Zali Steggall has asked Australia’s auditor general to investigate a Liberal-National government scheme to underwrite gas, hydro and coal power, saying...

EU accused of risking climate goals with ‘no strings attached’ handouts

The European Union is facing pressure from environmentalists and politicians to attach conditions to state aid packages to protect climate goals, as countries pump...

Calls for climate finance focus after coronavirus

Governments are being warned not to redirect resources earmarked for climate change to recovery efforts after the coronavirus pandemic is controlled. Global carbon dioxide emissions...

Recession could slow, or stop, up to 150GW of renewables in...

According to a Wood Mackenzie analysis a coronavirus-led recession beyond 2020 could result in the delay or cancellation of up to 150 gigawatts (GW)...

Australians see coronavirus, climate change as an equal threat

A new survey shows a majority of Australians believe climate change is as serious a threat as the coronavirus pandemic. However, the proportion who think...

UN Secretary-General backs green recovery ‘opportunity to do things right’

United Nations Secretary-General António Gutteres has released a six-point plan for world leaders designing COVID-19 stimulus packages, which demands that bold climate action be...

New climate report warns 11 of 12 hottest years have occurred...

According to a new report by the European Union’s climate monitoring service 11 out of the 12 hottest years to date have all occurred...