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Tesla offers solar help to Australia bushfire victims

Tesla is helping Australia bushfire victims with its part in the collective efforts alongside 5B, a solar provider in Sydney, and Mike Cannon-Brooks, the founder of Atlassian. The goal is to install solar panels and batteries in towns that have lost power completely due to the devastating bushfires of 2019–2020. By Johnna Crider Cleantechnica Cannon-Brookes has already donated […]

February 25th

Australia PM Scott Morrison’s gas transition plan is a dangerous road to nowhere

m By Tim Baxter, University of Melbourne The Conversation As Australia continues to battle horrific bushfires, Prime Minister Scott Morrison has announced a renewed focus on gas-fired electricity to reduce emissions and lower energy prices. This is a dangerous and completely unnecessary route. In a speech to the National Press Club last week, Morrison claimed: […]

February 20th

Australia getting more electricity from renewable wind and solar energy

Prime Minister Scott  Morrison and his coterie of fossil fuel worshipers are like King Canute standing at the edge of the ocean and commanding the tide not to rise. All their huffing and puffing is doing nothing to keep Australia from leveraging its most important natural resources — sunshine and wind. Here are two small announcements that […]

February 11th

Australian Research Council members condemn lack of climate change action

The mission of the Australian Research Council is “To grow knowledge and innovation for the benefit of the Australian community through funding the highest quality research, assessing the quality, engagement and impact of research and providing advice on research matters.” By Steve Hanley Cleantechnica In the wake of Australia’s disastrous bushfire epidemic, which is still going on, […]

February 2nd

Media reaction: Australia’s bushfires and climate change

Australia is currently experiencing one of its worst bushfire seasons, with swathes of the southern and eastern coastal regions having been ablaze for weeks. As the fires have spread, there has been extensive media coverage both nationally and internationally documenting – and debating – their impacts. By Daisey Dunne,  Josh Gabbatis and Robert McSweeney Carbon Brief […]

January 20th

Four things you need to know about Australia after the wildfires

Australia’s bush fires are the worst in the country’s recorded history. Already, millions of acres have burned, creating dangerous levels of air pollution, displacing nearly 90,000 people and killing a billion animals. Global Forest Watch Fires sheds light on what’s happening in Australia and the impacts fires could have:   By Thailynn Munroe and Rod Taylor  World Resources Institute 1) Australia’s fires are […]

January 19th

On the Beach: Australian wildfires show we’re ALL just a few steps away from climate change disaster

Sixty years ago, the movie On the Beach portrayed Australia as a distant land where humanity’s last survivors perished after a global apocalypse. I can’t be the only one who thought of that when 4,000 desperate people fled to a beach in southeastern Australia to escape horrific wildfires caused by extreme drought and heat and exacerbated by […]

January 15th

As Australia burns, trolls spread lies and disinformation (no, it’s NOT leftist arsonists)

Australia is burning, As brushires rage across huge swaths of the country, record high temperatures and gale force winds are making the effort to contain them treacherously difficult. Authorities fear that two major fires near the border of New South Wales and Victoria could merge over the weekend and create the biggest conflagration in the […]

January 10th

Does Australia need another coal mine? Court rules a big “NO”

An Australian court has rejected an appeal to build a new coal mine in New South Wales’ Hunter Valley, citing “significant adverse impacts” and “dire consequences” for the environment and greenhouse gas emissions.  By Joshua S Hill Cleantechnica The Rocky Hill Coal Project was intended to be developed by Gloucester Resources Limited (GRL) which was granted […]

February 15th