Australian mining companies may be in breach of their legal duties by refusing to consider the financial risks posed by climate change

Australian mining companies may be in breach of their legal duties by refusing to consider the financial risks posed by climate change

An investor group, Market Forces, finds most Australian mining and infrastructure companies are dismissing climate as a financial risk to their business, in breach of legal requirements. Ben Smee explains in an article in The Guardian. What is the situation in your country? Australian mining giants ‘may be breaking law’ by ignoring climate change risks … Continue reading

Big brother monitors electric cars in China

Big brother monitors electric cars in China

In cities, CCTV cameras are everywhere and we increasingly feel that authorities are watching our every step.  Is it any surprise this should happen when we are in our cars? Now, Andrew Griffin writes in The Independent that authorities in China are now watching drivers of electric cars all the time, claiming that the information … Continue reading

Comparing electric and hydrogen vehicles

Comparing electric and hydrogen vehicles

It is encouraging to see the developments underway in our low-carbon energy transition.  This is definitely true for transport.  Jake Whitehead, Robin Smit and Simon Washington from the University of Queensland discuss the relative strengths of electric and hydrogen vehicles in an article on The Conversation website.  What are your views?   Why battery-powered vehicles … Continue reading

EEA report shows progress on increasing the use of renewable energy and improving energy efficiency is slowing across the European Union

EEA report shows progress on increasing the use of renewable energy and improving energy efficiency is slowing across the European Union

Progress on increasing the use of renewable energy and improving energy efficiency is slowing across the European Union, putting at risk the EU’s ability to achieve its energy and emissions reduction targets. Rising energy consumption, particularly in the transport sector, is to blame for the slowdown, according to preliminary data released today in the European … Continue reading