Climate News

A digest of interesting news about climate change from around the world, compiled by us.

Oven Mountain Pumped Hydro

Oven Mountain (near Armidale, N.S.W.) pumped hydro planned for future renewable energy zone. The Oven Mountain pumped hydro project could help to unlock the potential of the New England renewable energy zone. >>

Land clearing "vandalism" in N.S.W.

Land clearing in regional N.S.W. causing a significant 'biodiversity loss' ... N.S.W. Natural Resources Commission Report: "... advice on land management and biodiversity conservation reform". >>

Tasmanian pumped hydro sites

Three sites shortlisted for new Tasmanian pumped hydro. Australian Renewable Energy Agency - ARENA >>

Ending Native Forest Logging

Cheaper to end Native Forest Logging, than to continue. Victoria's Parliamentary Budget Office. See: 'End native forest logging in Victoria' >>


RETROSUBURBIA: The Downshifter’s Guide To a Resilient Future. by Permaculture co-originator David Holmgren. RetroSuburbia, originally published in print, is now also available as an online version. >>

Coal Phaze-Out

Phazing out Coal in Europe. Overview of national phase-out announcements. 'A total of 72.8 gigawatts (GW) of coal power capacity is located in countries which have announced they will phase out coal by 2030 or earlier.' >>

Electric vehicles tax

Electric vehicles tax under consideration. The proposed tax would be based on distance travelled - and is part of a comprehensive Taxation Review (Draft) Report by the N.S.W. Treasury. See 'A crossroads for road funding' section, beginning page 82. >>

Coal projects after COVID-19 lockdown

Coal power projects accelerate after COVID-19 lockdown: A New Coal Boom in China. Centre for Research on Energy and Clean Air (CREA), Helsinki. >>

COVID-19 and Failings in Understanding Climate Change

COVID-19 Threatens to Create Failings in Understanding Climate Change. (Hydro International Magazine - covering Oceanography, Hydrographic surveys, etc) >>


COVID-19’s Long-Term Effects on Climate Change—For Better or Worse. Earth Institute, Columbia University >>