Peter Hannam Some time on Thursday, Mackay Sugar will flick the switch on its new $120 million co-generation plant and start supplying electricity to Queensland's regional power grid.
President Barack Obama, who has vowed to make fighting global warming a focus of his remaining years in office, unveiled initiatives to mitigate what aides say are the effects of an already changing...
Peter Hannam When the CSIRO began the biggest study of energy performance of Australian houses, one resident bemoaned the woeful output of his home's photovoltaic panels only to be told the unit was actually a...
Peter Hannam The Clean Energy Finance Corp has made new investments exceeding $50 million, despite on-going efforts by the Abbott government to axe the fund.
Kirsty Needham Less greenhouse gas emissions were saved by the NSW government's Climate Change Fund last year, as funding for programs was cut by $30 million.
Peter Hannam Australia's greenhouse gas emissions from the electricity sector are down 7.6 per cent since the carbon tax was introduced in July 2012, or the equivalent of about 14.8 million tonnes.
Former New York Mayor Michael Bloomberg aims to use his new role as U.N. envoy on cities and climate change to help "frustrated" U.N.
Members of the European Parliament on Wednesday voted in favour of three climate and energy targets for 2030, rebuffing a Commission plan for just one fully binding goal.
The youngest US senator plans to take on Republicans who view climate change as a 'hoax'.
Governments may have to extract vast amounts of greenhouse gases from the air by 2100 to achieve a target for limiting global warming, backed by trillion-dollar shifts towards clean energy, a draft U.
Peter Hannam Deep cuts to staff and funding by the NSW government have largely dismantled the state's ability to investigate and prepare for the effects of climate change such as more frequent extreme fire...
Tom Arup An assessment by the UN Environment Programme finds if emissions remain high in 2020, as projected, then more difficult and risky mitigation measures, at larger cost, will have to be relied on in...
Rick Feneley Just weeks after the Blue Mountains fire disaster, two neighbouring families are drawing up very different plans to rebuild. Both are resilient.
The coal industry needs to change rapidly to help prevent global warming by leaving most of the fuel in the ground and closing the least efficient power plants, the top climate official at the United...
Tom Arup Victoria should overhaul its energy supply and change its approach to planned burns as part of efforts to stop worrying declines in the state's environmental health.
Ben Cubby US President Barack Obama is moving to position America as the global leader on tackling climate change for the first time.
Tom Arup Australia's Clean Energy Finance Corporation has launched its first investment, committing to a joint $100 million energy efficiency loan program with the Commonwealth Bank.
Peter Hannam The early shift to an emissions trading scheme explained
Peter Hannam A fortnight after Kevin Rudd made boosting economic productivity one of his top priorities, political rivals have blasted the government for burying a research report that found potentially large...
Peter Hannam Australians could slash their carbon emissions by investing in efficient appliances.