Climate News

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

The Damage of Deep Sea Mining

Although DSM may possibly help satiate increasing global demand for various metals, it also has the potential to greatly disrupt many deep-sea habitats.' (Current Biology journal) >

Energy Capacity of Supercapacitors Milestone

Researchers achieve milestone in energy capacity of supercapacitors. "This is a big step forward and gets us closer to achieving supercapacitors with high energy density, which would radically change how we store and manage energy," Professor Luis Echegoyen. (Tech Xplore article) >

The Ocean’s Color is Changing

The ocean’s color is changing as a consequence of climate change. 'The color changes reflect significant shifts in essential marine ecosystems.' (MIT News article, Massachusetts Institute of Technology, Cambridge, Massachusetts) >


Clean Cities ... 'creating the right conditions for zero-emission mobility' ... A European Approach... 'Cleaning up transport is one of the most pressing challenges of our time. It is the only sector where emissions have been increasing since the nineties, with almost a quarter of these (23%) coming from cities.' (The Clean Cities Campaign, Transport & Environment. Together) >

Tents to Castles

Building Energy Efficient, Cost-Saving Aussie Homes. 'Low energy efficiency standards have left too many Australians living in poorly-made homes equated to “glorified tents”, which are stifling during summer and freezing in winter.' (The Climate Council, Potts Point, Sydney) >

The Path to Cleaner Transport

'Transport ... produces a large and rising share of Australia’s harmful carbon pollution (19 percent)'. (The Climate Council, Potts Point, Sydney) >

Climate Impacts of Plastic Consumption in Australia

'Australia’s plastics use produced more than 16 million metric tonnes of greenhouse gas emissions (GHG) in 2020'. (Australian Marine Conservation Society and Worldwide Fund for Nature – Australia) >

Australia’s Path to Net Zero Analysed in New Study

'This includes reaching net zero with renewables only, or with different mixes of renewables and low-emission uses of fossil fuels, and with different rates of electrification of our energy use. We have even considered whether nuclear energy has a role to play.' (University of Melbourne) >

Review of Pumped Hydro Storage Systems

'This paper presents a comprehensive review of pumped hydro storage (PHS) systems, a proven and mature technology that has garnered significant interest in recent years. The study covers the fundamental principles, design considerations, and various configurations of PHS'  (Energies Journal) >

100% Renewables

Engineering Roadmap to 100% Renewables - Priority Actions for the National Electricity Market. (Australian Energy Market Operator) >