Ever wanted to know more about solar energy in our community? Well now’s your chance! Yarra Community Solar (YCS) in conjunction with the City of Yarra and YCAN is running a FREE event to share all the ins and outs of solar energy. Come spend a fun 2 hours exploring [...]
Check out these great memes and infographics on the link between human-caused global warming and Australia’s current record-breaking heatwave and bushfires. Share them around!
By George Monbiot - originally published in The Guardian Climate change clashes with the myth of a land where progress is limited only by the rate at which resources can be extracted. I wonder what Tony Abbott will say about the record heatwave now ravaging his country. The Australian opposition leader has repeatedly questioned the science and [...]
By Robert Cooper, published on Monday 29 October 2012 by Science 2.0 Hurricane Sandy, 2012: Massive and dangerous Hurricane Sandy has grown to record size as it barrels northeastwards along the North Carolina coast. - Jeff Masters, Weather Underground, Oct. 28 2012. Science paper, 2010: Fewer but fiercer and more-destructive hurricanes will sweep the Atlantic Basin in the 21st [...]
Energy retailers and coal/gas companies Origin Energy and Energy Australia (formerly TRUenergy) have been lobbying hard to water down or scrap Australia’s most effective renewable energy policy, the Renewable Energy Target. If you are with either of these energy retailers we suggest you switch to a more ethical company.
The Federal Liberal Party has finally updated its website to include its policies for stopping the climate crisis and for the development of renewable energy. It is refreshing to see a political party dispense with the spin and fanfare around a policy and just provide the public with the fundamentals of what they plan to do to solve this massive problem.
Originally published in newmatilda.com Solar power may soon be the cheapest way to power your home – and the rapid growth of the industry is making other energy providers nervous. Ben Eltham on the solar revolution. Few ordinary punters know who she is, but in renewable energy circles, she’s a rock star. Executive Secretary of global [...]
The Gillard Government’s failure in the contracts for closure negotiations represents yet another capitulation to the fossil fuel lobby and an abandonment of the Clean Energy Future policy package.
While the Arctic sea ice smashes its previous melt record and the world is on the verge of irreversible climatic tipping points, Julia Gillard is allowing Australia’s most polluting power stations to stay open, and paying them to do so.
Originally published in newmatilda.com There’s half as much sea-ice as there was 30 years ago and the annual summer melt keeps smashing records. David Spratt on why Australian policy-makers should be paying attention. In the last few days something so dramatic has happened in the Arctic that it demands another look at Australia’s climate policies. On [...]
In a big win for humanity and common sense, the Federal Government has finally withdrawn taxpayer funding from HRL, the proposed new brown coal-fired power station in the Latrobe Valley. Well done to all who took part in the campaign.