Institute of Environmental Studies

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Even under a conservative government, coal-fired electricity has no future and the power of public opinion will force rapid, effective action on climate change, writes Mark Diesendorf.

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Coal-fired electricity may have little or no economic future in Australia, even if carbon capture and storage becomes commercially available, a new analysis has found.

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Canadian scientist, environmentalist and broadcaster Dr David Suzuki will present the 2013 Jack Beale Lecture on the Global Environment later this month.

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It's an old myth that renewable energy is unreliable in supplying base-load demand, or that it is unaffordable. All we need are effective policies to drive the transition, writes Mark Diesendorf.

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A carbon price of between $50 and $100 per tonne would make coal-fired and gas-fired power less economical than renewable electricity, a UNSW study shows.

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From new ways to protect snow leopards in the Himalaya to keeping native Australian mammals as pets, Asia-Pacific communities are rising to the challenge of reconciling conservation with development.

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Masters student Gemma Borgo-Caratti helped young people find their voice at the UN Climate Change Conference in South Africa.

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UNSW climate scientists and energy experts have given a largely critical response to the Federal Government's emissions trading White Paper.

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German Greens MP Hans-Josef Fell will speak at UNSW on May 14 about the successful impact of feed-in tariffs incentives in raising the demand for renewable energy.

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