Now’s the time to recalibrate to a low carbon future

Once we’ve recalibrated our lives, with a heightened awareness of health and our environment, the low carbon economy will be the practical option writes Mark Thomson from Eco Effective Solutions.

CommBank finally rules out financing coal

The Commonwealth Bank has made a statement distancing itself from coal financing, made ahead of Thursday’s annual general meeting expected to attract environmental protestors. The statement said shareholders “should note that our coal funding is comparatively small and has been trending down for some time”. “We expect that trend to continue over time as we […]

New Energy Transition Hub announced

From The University of Melbourne and The Australian National University: The University of Melbourne and The Australian National University (ANU) will lead the Australian side of a new bilateral research collaboration with top German institutions to build economic and technological opportunities from the global transition to clean energy. Prime Minister Malcolm Turnbull noted the new […]

Green Star update signals industry shift towards carbon zero

The Green Building Council of Australia has updated its Green Star tools to prioritise carbon reduction, in another signal that industry is gearing up for a push towards carbon zero commercial buildings. There are now minimum greenhouse gas requirements, with 5 Star Green Star buildings needing to obtain three Greenhouse Gas Emissions credit points and […]

Don’t forget workers in the carbon transition, unionist urges

Former Australian Council of Trade Unions president Sharan Burrow was in Sydney last week speaking about how to manage the training and re-training of workers as we transition to a low carbon economy. Ms Burrow, now general secretary of the International Trade Union Federation, said a national development plan for deep decarbonisation was required. This […]