Category: The Guardian

Billionaires invest in giant Australian solar farm to supply power to Singapore 0

Billionaires invest in giant Australian solar farm to supply power to Singapore

Andrew ‘Twiggy’ Forrest joins Mike Cannon-Brookes to raise tens of millions of dollars for Sun Cable The mining magnate and philanthropist Andrew “Twiggy” Forrest has joined fellow billionaire Mike Cannon-Brookes in raising tens of...

North Sea oilfields could help contain climate change, says report 0

North Sea oilfields could help contain climate change, says report

Offshore infrastructure in place to store carbon emissions under seabed, new report heralds North Sea oil executives believe the ageing fossil fuel basin may still lead a global climate revolution by providing a testbed...

Bill Gates backs startup using sunlight to create 1,000C-plus heat 0

Bill Gates backs startup using sunlight to create 1,000C-plus heat

Heliogen uses mirrors to concentrate solar energy that can power heavy industry Bill Gates is backing a new venture which aims to turn sunlight into a source of heat exceeding 1,000C that could help...

Renewable energy: climate crisis 'may have triggered faster wind speeds' 0

Renewable energy: climate crisis 'may have triggered faster wind speeds'

Windfarms could be able to generate more energy due to phenomenon, says report The global climate crisis could lead to more renewable electricity being generated by spurring faster wind speeds for the world’s growing...

Victoria asks Angus Taylor to fast-track work on Snowy-Melbourne energy line 0

Victoria asks Angus Taylor to fast-track work on Snowy-Melbourne energy line

State minister says she wants to work on underwriting new power generation and KerangLink is ‘vital’ Victoria has asked the Morrison government to fast-track work on the KerangLink – a transmission line increasing power...

Are the Tories' green commitments all talk and little action? 0

Are the Tories' green commitments all talk and little action?

Conservative environmental policies since 2010 have been characterised by confusion and mixed messages Scientists and climate advisers condemn Tory record How do the parties propose to tackle the climate crisis? Just after calling the...

Growing demand for SUVs 'could negate electric car benefits' 0

Growing demand for SUVs 'could negate electric car benefits'

Global energy watchdog issues warning in climate forecast for the next two decades The world’s thirst for oil will continue to grow over the next two decades, with climate-damaging emissions climbing until at least...

Climate change: do more now or risk catastrophe, warns energy agency 0

Climate change: do more now or risk catastrophe, warns energy agency

IEA says deep disparity between words and action on climate change risks failing to cap global temperatures The world’s existing climate policies will not be enough to end the upward march of record energy...

Cornish homes take part in trial to supply clean power to grid 0

Cornish homes take part in trial to supply clean power to grid

Project links solar-fitted premises in ‘milestone’ to form a mini virtual power plant Hundreds of homes and businesses in Cornwall have started selling electricity to their local energy network and the national energy system...

Australia's climate response among the worst in the G20, report finds 0

Australia's climate response among the worst in the G20, report finds

Brown to Green report highlights Australia’s poor response on deforestation, transport, energy supply and carbon pricing Australia’s response to climate change is one of the worst in the G20 with a lack of policy,...