Materials

Australian leadership: zero carbon cement possible in 10 years

Cement creates more carbon emissions than every car in the world combined, but Beyond Zero Emissions has cooked up a plan for Australia to lead the world with a zero carbon cement industry. And one that could help reverse job losses through the closure of coal plants.

green solar

Would more people buy solar panels if they were green?

Green solar panels that blend in with nature; red solar panels on a terracotta roof; white solar hidden on a wall. Researchers have discovered a way to turn typically black and blue solar panels a shade of green, and potentially any colour imaginable.

Concrete made from wood. How about that!

Swiss researchers may have found a radical way to make concrete greener, lighter and easier to recycle – by manufacturing it from wood.

Explainer: everything you need to know about mass timber

Mass timber is currently one of the big trends sweeping through global construction, and while cross-laminated timber (CLT) is the poster child for the tall wood revolution, it’s not the only engineered timber on the market.

Grenfell: greed agenda, not green agenda to blame

In the aftermath of the tragic Grenfell tower inferno, certain sections of the media have come out on the attack against government climate change policies they say are to blame.