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.
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.
Canadian scientist, environmentalist and broadcaster Dr David Suzuki will present the 2013 Jack Beale Lecture on the Global Environment later this month.
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.
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.
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.
Masters student Gemma Borgo-Caratti helped young people find their voice at the UN Climate Change Conference in South Africa.
UNSW climate scientists and energy experts have given a largely critical response to the Federal Government's emissions trading White Paper.
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.