Have you ever wondered what the world would be like if electricity was free? Tesla is the well-known trademark of entrepreneur extraordinaire Elon Musk and his electric cars, but what about Tesla, the man? More than 100 years ago, Nikola Tesla (1856-1943) invented alternating current (AC), the polyphase alternating current system, which laid the foundation […]
Here’s an idea: Instead of investing millions of dollars into unproven technology, such as carbon capture and storage, why don’t we put more effort into proven and productive ways of locking up CO2 in soil?
Imagine turning the CO2 from steel and cement into something useful, such as building materials. That’s the role that emerging technologies could play in meeting our emission reduction targets the Siemens Digitalise conference in Brisbane heard last week.
A failing fuel station in the UK is now a thriving community-run eco-café and shop where you can charge your electric car – a great exemplar of the transition from the old to the new in the post-carbon economy.
Lots of companies can show impressive long-term trends of reducing annual emissions, but while they still have emissions, these are accumulating in the atmosphere, slowly increasing the impact of climate change.
After six years at the forefront of research into lowering the carbon impact of the built environment, the CRC for Low Carbon Living (CRCLCL) is coming to an end in less than a year.
The World Architecture Festival has announced the winners of the WAFX prize, which recognises future projects that identify challenges architects will face over the next 10 years – with sustainability of course a running theme.
The news from AMP Capital on Wednesday was good. Excellent in fact. The Clean Energy Finance Corporation, being the good corporate citizen that it needs to be, and following the mandate it has been set – to invest in the transition to a low carbon future – placed a $100 million into the AMP Capital […]
Climate change has entered into a new phase that could last generations even if governments act to curb human activity that leads to global warming. But the Habitat III New Urban Agenda offers a chance for the built environment to become negative carbon. Buildings can now begin to withdraw carbon dioxide from the atmosphere. This […]
Residential and commercial building energy use would halve and rooftop PV increase 10-fold if an ambitious plan to decarbonise Australia by 2050 is realised.
From The Conversation: As heads of state gather in New York for tomorrow’s United Nations climate summit, a new report on the state of the world’s carbon budget tells them that greenhouse emissions hit a new record last year, and are still growing.