Archived News for Green Sector Professionals - February, 2022
Climate scientists warn that climate change is now a threat to human wellbeing.
Gas asset risk detailed
Experts warn that Australia is locking in its fossil fuel dependency, and could be left with billions of dollars in stranded assets.
Green battery bites at metals
Australian researchers have demonstrated an organic polymer battery that can deliver 2.8 volts.
Green play by tech billionaire
Tech billionaire Mike Cannon-Brookes has invested a further $200 million into renewables.
Mine boss backs independence
Billionaire mining magnate Andrew Forrest says global conflict shows Australia must push to become “energy independent”.
New neuron implanted in plant
Swedish researchers have used an artificial neuron to control a Venus flytrap.
Big firms blocking green drive
Analysts have accused major corporate ‘influencers’ of blocking action against global warming.
CSIRO aids drought plans
A new partnership is bringing some of Australia’s top minds into regional drought resilience planning.
Mangrove boost mapped
Restoration of mangroves and seagrasses can lead to substantial recovery, but it could take decades, research finds.
Snowy flows fall short
Experts say the environmental water flow agreement for the Snowy River has never reached its annual target.
Synchrotron set on rice
Scientists are using a football field-sized synchrotron to examine individual grains of rice.
Custom bugs build from gas
Experts say engineered bacteria can turn greenhouse gases into useful chemicals.
Funding to fight for Antarctic stake
The Federal Government has put up over $800 million for new Antarctic activities, but the funds are not a matter of pure research.
ARENA funds fleet shift
Over $100 million in government finds is being offered to fleets to shift to zero emissions vehicles.
Big AGL bid rejected
Investors have been knocked back after trying to take over AGL Energy and shut down its coal power plants earlier ...
CEFC backs cleantech fund
The Clean Energy Finance Corporation (CEFC) has launched a specialist cleantech fund manager.