Category: Environment

‘It keeps on going’: driving the world’s first production-ready solar car

Makers of the €250,000 Lightyear 0 hope to convince drivers it can be a viable climate-friendly alternativeWinding past the ochre-coloured plateaux of the Bardenas Reales natural park in northern Spain, Roel Grooten nudged me to take my foot off the ac…

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Sunak urges banks to keep funding oil and gas firms after windfall tax

Sector says £5bn energy profits levy will make investment in new projects and renewables more difficultRishi Sunak has asked Britain’s biggest banks to keep the money taps flowing to the oil and gas sector after slapping it with a windfall tax.In a bru…

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If Australia wants a reliable and affordable electricity grid, it needs to return it to public hands | John Quiggin

The national electricity market is a failed 1990s experiment. A new government-owned body should take control of the power systemA crisis, as the saying has it, combines danger and opportunity. The dangers of the current electricity crisis are obvious….

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Queensland budget invests in national parks but ‘does nothing’ for climate crisis, critics say

Conservationists celebrate $200m fund for expanding national park land but concerns remain over lack of spending on renewables and emissions reductionGet our free news app; get our morning email briefingQueensland conservationists are celebrating a sta…

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For hydrogen power to be a climate solution, leaks must be curbed

Unlike carbon dioxide, hydrogen does not have a direct effect on climate – it affects other pollutantsWe are taught at school that hydrogen burns to produce water. This is part of its image as clean fuel. But new analysis is providing warnings for the …

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