Climate News

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

Power play: Australia’s electricity market

How governments can better direct Australia’s electricity market. "Chaotic approaches to energy policy have pushed up electricity prices and scared off investors." (report download link at end of article) >>

Bloomberg: New Energy Outlook 2019

"Focused on the electricity system, our New Energy Outlook (NEO) combines the expertise of over 65 market and technology specialists in 12 countries to provide a unique view of how the market will evolve." Overview and Findings >>

Murray-Darling Basin Commission of Inquiry Bill 2019

Submission to the Murray-Darling Basin Commission of Inquiry Bill 2019. by the Wentworth Group of Concerned Scientists. "This Bill seeks to establish a Commission of Inquiry with the powers of a Royal Commission to investigate the management of the Basin water resources and the implementation and enforcement of the Basin Plan." (Submission (326 pages PDF) downloadable from this page.) >>

Solar-powered and grid electric vehicle charging

CSIRO and Nissan jointly launch a trial of a solar-powered charging station. >>

Krupp Steel Using Hydrogen

Hydrogen instead of coal.  Thyssen Krupp Steel launches pioneering project for climate friendly steel production at its Duisburg (Germany) site. >>

Businesses need to lead on climate policy

Major environmental groups call on businesses to lead on climate policy. "Consensus statement raises the bar for corporate leadership on climate change." >>

Climate Change and Australia's National Security

"Climate change works as a threat multiplier – it exacerbates the drivers of conflict by deepening existing fragilities within societies, straining weak institutions, reshaping power balances and undermining post-conflict recovery and peace building." Admiral Chris Barrie (Retired) Senate Standing Committees on Foreign Affairs Defence and Trade Report >>

Metal-Air batteries

Deakin University research in areas of energy materials through the leading expertise of the Institute for Frontier Materials. >>

The Plastics Plague

How the recycle 'con' (originally in USA), 'Keep America Beautiful',  instituted and permeated by drink manufacturers and a cigarette corporation shifted responsibility for plastics pollution from themselves and onto consumers.  More Recycling Won't Solve Plastic Pollution ...>>

Murray-Darling Basin

In a recent Q&A on ABC-TV The Australia Institute researcher, Maryanne Slattery, said that Government policies have exacerbated the drought. The Australia Institute has made a Submission to the Murray-Darling Basin Commission of Inquiry Bill 2019