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Climate Change Authority Says Target Inadequate

Posted by Peter, on October 30, 2013

Australia's Climate Change Authority has issued a draft report stating that the greenhouse gas reduction target of 5% by 2020 is inadequate and should be increased to at least 15%. The Authority is due to produce a final report in February but Coalition policy is to abolish the Climate Change Authiority – so its final […]  Continue reading »

Antarctic Renewables?

Posted by Peter, on April 15, 2013

Aussie Renewables is proud to have been a sponsor of the 2041 Youth Ambassador Programme. We are pleased that our contribution helped Alice Simpson-Young, who is co-ordinator of the Sydney Inner West Division of the Australian Youth Climate Coalition, participate in the Programme’s trip to Antarctica. Alice has just returned and says that “All participants […]  Continue reading »

Climate Q&A from Australian Academy of Science

Posted by Peter, on August 23, 2010

The Australian Academy of Science has published a 16-page booklet on "The Science of Climate Change: Questions and Answers" for the interested non-scientist. The publication provides an authoritative, unbiased explanation of the current situation in climate science, including where there is consensus in the scientific community and where uncertainties exist. It answers the questions: What […]  Continue reading »

Climate Change Risks to Australia’s Coasts

Posted by Peter, on November 14, 2009

The Australian Department of Climate Change has released the results of a study of the effects of rising sea levels as a result of climate change on Australia’s coastal dwellings and infrastructure. The modelling assumed a sea level increase of 1.1 metres, which it describes as the “plausible worst case”,  by 2100. The key findings […]  Continue reading »

Campaign Tells Big Business and Political “Dinosaurs” to Evolve

Posted by Peter, on August 13, 2009

Australian welfare, union, environment and research organisations have launched a national multi-media campaign calling on “dinosaurs” in politics and business to stop blocking urgent climate action, saying that they are holding up the creation of hundreds of thousands of new clean energy jobs. The multimedia campaign, which includes national advertising, online communications and public information […]  Continue reading »

Australia to Get Climate Modelling Supercomputer

Posted by Peter, on March 20, 2009

The Australian Bureau of Meteorology has signed a $30 million deal with Sun Microsystems to to build one of the largest high-performance computing environments in the southern hemisphere. Two Sun Constellation systems will be installed – one at the Bureau of Meteorology in Melbourne amd the other at the Ausralian National University in Canberra. The […]  Continue reading »

Climate Change Funds for Local Government

Posted by Peter, on January 31, 2009

The Australian Federal Government has announced $500,000 funding to help local councils across the country respond to climate change. The money will be made available under the second phase of the Local Adaptation Pathways Program and individual councils will be able to apply for up to $75,000. Climate Change Minister Penny Wong said that “To […]  Continue reading »

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