A digest of interesting news about climate change from around the world, compiled by us.
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. >>
Central Coast NSW coal ash dumps a 'ticking time bomb'
Revealed in Environmental Justice Australia report. Article - with Report link >>
Electric Vehicles should and Internal Combustion vehicles price parity
Deloitte (Accountancy firm) estimates Electric Vehicles should reach price parity with Internal Combustion engined vehicles by 2022. (Deloitte Touche Tohmatsu Limited) See 'Battery Electric Vehicles New markets. New entrants. New challenges' >> (full Report downloadable on this page)
Toyota and Subaru to develop joint electric car platform.
They plan to combine Toyota's electrification technologies and Subaru's all-wheel drive system. >>