Climate News

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

Resources and Energy Quarterly, for June 2019

Published by the Office of the Chief Economist (industry.gov.au) and "forecasts for the value, volume and price of Australia’s major resources and energy commodity exports."

Evaluating the significance of Australia’s global fossil fuel carbon footprint

Taking into account our exports, we are a major contributor to climate change. Report >>

Electric bikes 'lead the charge to short circuit big cities congestion cycle'

'E-bikes and the future of cycling in New Zealand' "Using case study research and a small workplace e-bike trial we explore the potential contribution that electric bikes can make to improving efficiency, sustainability and wellbeing within New Zealand’s urban transport systems." Two Studies in this Report: 1) The potential of e-bikes: An Auckland case study 2) What’s it like to switch from car to e-bike for a month? Report download >>

Your (sustainable) Home

'Australia's Guide to environmentally sustainable homes'  (Published by Department of the Environment and Energy) Comprehensive manual on the design and building sustainable homes. Includes passive Design, Materials, Energy, etc, plus Case Studies, Quick References and extensive Appendices. Your Home is available online and in printed book form. >>

Summer of 2018

A summer of record extremes: temperatures, rainfall, drought. The Australian Actuaries Climate Index >>

Renewable Energy Index - May 2019

Details of the development of the renewable energy sector throughout Australia, complete with statistics. See article, with link to download the Index.  >>

Native Vegetation Management

N.S.W. Auditor-General critical of the management of native vegetation: "...native vegetation on rural land is not effectively regulated and managed". Report online >>

Central Coast NSW coal ash dumps a 'ticking time bomb'

Revealed in Environmental Justice Australia report. Article - with Report link >>