Climate News

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

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

Forests of K’gari

Forest Protection A flawless method of preventing destruction of prime environmental sites. Forests of K’gari (Fraser Island, Queensland) World Heritage listed in 1992, this is permanently protected as part of the Queen's Commonwealth Canopy. "...conserving indigenous forests for future generations" >>

The next generation of Lithium batteries

Piotrek and CSIRO to make next-gen lithium batteries for global market. >>

Single-Use Plastics

Globelet Reusable System. How to avoid single use plastics. New Zealand firm develops their resuables in response to single use plastic trash at sporting events. >>

Australia’s emissions to 2030 and beyond to 2050

"A decarbonising electricity sector won’t offset emissions rising elsewhere." >>

EV Charging Infrastructure

National Ultrafast EV Charging Infrastructure Network >>

New buyer tools to boost electric vehicles (fleet buyers)

"Tens of thousands of electric vehicles are predicted to hit Australian roads within five years under a new program launched today to assist fleet buyers." >>

Hydrogen Production

Large-scale Hydrogen Production - brief paper by Topsoe Technologies. Download as PDF >>

Hydrogen as an energy carrier for railway traction

World's First Hydrogen Train - Coradia iLint (Germany). The Coradia iLint is the first low floor passenger train worldwide, powered by a hydrogen fuel cell, which produces electrical power. Video >>

Rail v. Air Transportation

Passenger Aviation and High Speed Rail: A Comparison of Emissions Profiles on Selected European Routes. >>