Experts at the recent Green Cities conferences in Sydney gazed into their crystal balls and identified six key trends that city leaders and building and real estate sectors cannot ignore if they want a sustainable and secure future.
As Australia's interest in energy storage technologies grows, Chinese giant BYD has launched new battery systems that aim to help Australians cope with rising electricity prices and keep the lights on during increasingly frequent blackouts.
Does investing ethically—avoiding fossil fuels, weapons, and tobacco companies and buying into sustainability, health, and education—mean a compromise on returns? One Australian company is proving that the answer is a resounding no.
Ian MacKenzie –
If recycling was run as a lottery scheme, would that encourage more people to recycle than a container refund scheme? The University of Queensland's Ian MacKenzie says we should take the gamble.
Amandine Denis-Ryan –
With evidence mounting that energy efficiency and renewables can help decarbonise Australia's energy system, its obvious that coal’s role as the backbone of our electricity system is truly over, says ClimateWorks' Amandine Denis-Ryan.
Eli Court –
Asia's construction industry is booming, but can it do so while driving down greenhouse gas emissions? ClimateWorks Australia's Eli Court shares some ideas for how Asia's building sector can achieve net zero emissions.
Australia's bank regulator has stressed that climate change is a major financial risk, but Australia's Westpac bank has yet to rule out funding the controversial Adani mega coal project. That's a dangerous gamble, says 350.org Australia head Blair Palese.
Energy policy expert Hugh Saddler outlines the real problem behind Australia's electricity woes: the rules that govern decisions about what infrastructure to build, and when, are inflexible and outdated.
This year the Sustainable Business Australia 'Smart Business in Action' (SBiA) Summits convened more than 175 sustainability leaders across Sydney, Brisbane and Melbourne to hear speakers talk on business and ...