RE New Economy, April 2014
Transport is responsible for around a seventh of greenhouse gas emissions globally. Of these emissions almost two thirds are the result of passenger travel while the rest is due to freight. So passenger travel is a big deal for climate. In the chart below, which comes from our new eBook Emit This, we compare carbon intensity of different types of passenger transport on a per passenger kilometer basis. Using it we can explain some elements important to the development of a sustainable transport system.
Crikey, 22 April 2014
New technology has dramatically increased the possibilities of renewable energy. But the material revolution challenges those who want to preserve the existing relations of production, consumption and energy.
Salon, 21 April 2014
Using the leftovers of harvested corn as fuel turns out to be worse for the environment than plain old gasoline, according to a new government-funded study. It’s a major blow to the promise of cellulosic biofuels, into which the federal government has invested about $1 billion.
Sydney Morning Herald, 22 April 2014
In the safest era in the history of commercial aviation, the causes of ever more infrequent airliner crashes are often obvious. But MH370, the Malaysia Airlines flight that disappeared on March 8, is different to any other commercial aviation disaster, and one that is likely to have more far-reaching consequences for travel than most.
Sydney Morning Herald, 21 April 2014
Expect an avalanche of broken promises in the first Abbott budget four weeks from today, none of them as important as the promise he has just broken.
Huffington Post, 10 April 2014
Vladimir Putin warned Europe on Thursday that it may face a shutdown of Russian natural gas supplies if it fails to help Ukraine settle its enormous Russian gas bill — a debt that far exceeds a bailout package offered by the International Monetary Fund.
Telegraph, 9 April 2014
Solar power has won the global argument. Photovoltaic energy is already so cheap that it competes with oil, diesel and liquefied natural gas in much of Asia without subsidies.
The Week, 10 April 2014
Environmental activists have long gone after oil companies for contributing to global warming. But a new campaign has sought to hurt the industry where it really hurts: the bottom line.
Canberra Times, 8 April 2014
Canberra's light rail corridor is on track to become a river of gold for the ACT government with more than $200 million from property sales. Housing stock, ageing office buildings and special purpose premises will be considered for sale in a plan to “recycle" government assets.
Climate Spectator, 7 April 2014
Wind energy is breaking records across the US, thanks to long-needed transmission upgrades that are relieving congestion on the power grid and allowing more clean energy to reach consumers. Last week, a new record was set on the main Texas grid, the Electric Reliability Council of Texas, reaching over 10,000 MW of wind.