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UN offers Kyoto credits direct to public

28 Sep 15 - The United Nations is offering Kyoto-compliant carbon credits directly to the public.

India in disarray over strategy on global warming

A 'clean and green' sign outside a coal-burning power station near Kolkata.

21 Sep 15 - Researchers in India say its action on climate change is suffering because, unlike China, it has not developed the institutions needed to co-ordinate policy.

Climate change efforts are hurting Africa’s rural poor

21 Sep 15 - In recent years there has been significant movement toward land acquisition in developing countries to establish forestry plantations for offsetting carbon pollution elsewhere in the. This is often referred to as land grabbing.

Are electric aircraft the future or just wishful thinking?

31 Aug 15 - The future of aviation is dependent on finding an alternative power source. Is electricity the answer?

A carbon tax for South Africa: why a pragmatic approach makes sense

Major emitters of fossil fuels in South Africa are opposed to a carbon tax.

10 Aug 15 - The furore over the carbon tax in South Africa that is playing itself out both in public and behind closed doors is leading to an impasse.

Climate change brings ill winds for airline industry

20 Jul 15 - Scientists say wind patterns altered by climate variability are costing airlines millions of dollars in extra fuel and flying time − and increasing CO2emissions.

Solar fuels: how planes and cars could be powered by the sun

29 Jun 15 - Most people are aware of solar photovoltaics that generate electricity and solar panels that produce hot water. But there is another thrust of solar research: turning sunlight into liquid fuels.

Desert farms could power flight with sunshine and seawater

What if jet fuel could be grown sustainably?

15 Jun 15 - The aviation industry is a major source of greenhouse gas emissions. In 2011 aviation contributed around 3% of Australia’s emissions. Despite improvements in efficiency, global aviation emissions are...

Why falling oil prices should not undermine investment in green energy

18 May 15 - When the price of crude oil dropped from US$110 a barrel in mid-2014 to below US$50 by January 2015, there were fears that it would destroy the “green revolution”.

Investors chip in as renewables rise toward record level

13 Apr 15 - Carbon dioxide levels might be soaring, and governments might be slow to reduce fossil fuel emissions and contain climate change, but the smart money could nevertheless be going into renewable...

Biobattery breakthrough boosts waste-to-energy revolution

9 Mar 15 - Competition to make biofuels out of waste products that would otherwise have to be dumped is creating a fast-growing, worldwide industry.

Clear skies for aviation industry, says Boeing report

29 Sep 14 - The business outlook for civil aviation is bright thanks mainly to rising Asian demand for aircraft. But airlines are expected to have a harder time, with tougher competition in Europe leading to a...

Australia seems to be overlooking bioenergy

29 Sep 14 - When we think of renewable energy, it’s easy to picture spinning wind turbines or rooftop solar panels. But what about bioenergy?

Why trade pacts are bad for humankind

16 Sep 14 - The Obama administration has proposed several ad-hoc, multi-country economic agreements, and in doing so has abandoned de facto the World Trade Organisation as insufficiently malleable to its...

Aviation a microcosm of the emissions problem

1 Sep 14 - No matter what the aviation industry does to reduce emissions, it will be outweighed by growth in air travel, according to a new analysis.

Cathay Pacific plugs into biofuel producer

18 Aug 14 - Cathay Pacific Airways is investing in American sustainable biofuel company Fulcrum Bioenergy as part of a drive to achieve carbon-neutral growth from 2020.

Who has the courage to take on transport taboos?

18 Aug 14 - Transportation continues to generate a large proportion of emissions worldwide, even as emissions from other areas of the economy fall.

It looks like air fares will have to rise ... and rise ... and rise

11 Aug 14 - Researchers warn that the cost of airline tickets will need to rise steadily to decrease demand and counteract the effects of aviation’s growing carbon emissions.

Airports super-inefficient, says emissions study

11 Aug 14 - Airports are disastrously inefficient buildings which belch greenhouse gases into the atmosphere and contribute hugely to climate change, a European study has found.

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