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Global megatrends driving our energy changes

Monday - New Zealand’s energy sector is being transformed from a top-down centralised system to one that is much more interactive, yet also decentralised and fragmented, a new report says.

The climate change message is do something

Monday - New research into what motivates people to take action on climate change shows that promoting the benefits of doing something to address the problem is an effective communication tool.

NZ pushes for fisheries protection

Monday - New Zealand will push for greater protection of high-seas fisheries at an international conference in Chile this week.

Auction 2 could see contracts total worth $1b

Monday - The second round of Australia’s Emissions Reduction Fund auction may see up to $1 billion worth of contracts entered into for the delivery of emissions reductions from land-use and high-emitting companies.

Climate change threatens financial crash, says banker

Mark Carney

Monday - The world’s most influential banker says an orderly switch from fossil fuels to renewables is needed to avoid turmoil on world stock markets.

Islands play vital climate change role, says UN chief

Monday - Pacific island nations have a crucial role to play in efforts to advance a sustainable future, Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon told the region’s leaders as they met at United Nations Headquarters.

Climate threatens Pacific with seesaw sea levels

Monday - Scientists say coasts and communities in the Pacific region face more extreme weather hazards as climate change magnifies the devastating El Niño effect.

Safer battery could spark investment in renewables

Monday - Researchers have developed a battery that uses a common food additive to enable abundant solar and wind power to be stored cheaply and safely in homes and offices.

A 21st century government must care for nature

Monday - Australia’s new prime minister, Malcolm Turnbull, has announced what he calls a “21st century government”. This article is part of The Conversation’s series focusing on what such a government should...

Australian states threaten to go back to the future

Ian Hunter

Monday - China has added itself to the list of countries prepared to price carbon. Of course, Australia knows more about putting a national price on carbon than almost any other country. And it also knows...

The VW affair: It's about honesty and transparency

Monday - As Volkswagen has found out, sustainability is about much more than promises to customers, says Professor FRANCISCO SZEKELY of the IMD Global Centre for Sustainability Leadership in Switzerland. It...

Global experts talk low-carbon economy

Monday - International experts and institutions managing more than $1 trillion in funds gather in Melbourne this week talk about accelerating the shift to a low-carbon economy.

What in the world's going on ...

Monday - * The highs and (mostly) lows of Shell’s failed Arctic adventure * Climate pledges by 140 countries will not be enough * India unveils climate change plan * Netherlands enters appeal against...

Pesticides are not the only way to deal with insects

Monday - This article is not about how to prevent ants from eating your sandwich on a picnic. But it is about mankind’s greatest competitor for our global food resource: insects.

Solar capacity to grow more than fourfold

Monday - Global concentrated solar power capacity will increase more than fourfold by 2020, a new report shows.

Remote Queensland solar plant makes a mark

Monday - Australia’s first commercial diesel-displacement solar plant has begun operating at a remote mine in northern Queensland.

Elephant grass could offer viable alternative to coal

Dried elephant grass ... good fuel

Monday - By adapting a tropical grass to grow in the British climate, scientists hope to be able to replace coal in power stations with biofuel.

China unveils trading plan and joins hands with US

28 Sep 15 - China, the world’s largest carbon polluter, has reiterated its carbon trading commitment and has pledged $3.1 billion in climate financing to assist developing countries.

UN adopts bold new sustainability goals

28 Sep 15 - The United Nations General Assembly has adopted a set of bold new global goals, which Ban Ki-moon hailed as a universal, integrated and transformative vision for a better world.

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