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How can we address the demographics of climate change?

On Tuesday I wrote about how our changing demographics could reduce our per person carbon emissions by 20% by 2060 but our increasing population will wipe out the per person benefits creating a two fold increase in carbon emissions if we do nothing. But this demographic analysis of carbon emissions highlights an interesting fact – the greatest […]

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Will our aging population save us from climate change?

Harry Dent visited our Australian shores recently and was espousing that our aging population in Australia would cause a housing bubble to happen in the next 1-2 years. The premise being that when the baby boomers come to sell off their houses in retirement there aren’t enough Gen Xers or Millennials to buy them – […]

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How to be green – Solar Power is cheaper than carbon capture and storage (CCS)

Getting to zero carbon or 80% by 2050 is a tough task, its going to cost money but as with anything that costs money we should careful consider the most cost effective way to get there. Carbon Capture and Sequestration (CCS) is a technology that has the potential to capture and store about 85% of […]

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What is sustainability – we need to change ourselves before we can reduce poverty

We need to lift developing countries out of poverty, increase health, education and security. But this will involve lifting the carbon emissions per person in developing countries to provide health, electricity and education. We need to do this, we can’t not do it. But we also need to reduce our annual global carbon emissions. So […]

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How to be green – hybrid cars are cheaper

Is hybrid, electric or petrol cars better for the environment? I am sure we have all heard the fact that Arnie’s hydrogen hummer is better in its entire lifecycle than a toyota prius. Well, we now have all electric cars on the road, so is Arnie’s hummer still better? There is plenty of research out […]

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Bush fires, Carbon and Coca Cola

A great article from Philip Gibbons, Australian National University on the awesome website The Conversation. The article explored the accuracy of a recent quote from the acting Opposition Leader, Warren Truss. “Indeed I guess there’ll be more CO2 emissions from these fires than there will be from coal-fired power stations for decades.” – acting Opposition leader, Warren Truss, […]

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Tri Harder – Part 1, Electricity Generation Carbon Intensity

A great infographic about the carbon intensity of electricity from around the world by UK consultancy Best Foot Forward. It doesn’t have every country detailed but it does show how bad Australia is compared to the rest of the developed world when it comes to the carbon intensity of our electricity generation. We sit at […]

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