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What Keeps Killing Electric Cars?

Many people think that the electric vehicle’s time has finally come, with the roughly 300,000 orders for Tesla’s Model 3 providing a boost to advocates who have been disappointed many times. However, this sector of the blogosphere has a tendency towards uncritical thinking that deserves a lot more …

Electric Vehicles

The enormous carbon footprint of food that we never even eat

Discussions about how to reduce greenhouse-gas emissions frequently center on clean energy, more efficient transportation and sustainable agriculture. But research suggests that if we really want to pay attention to our carbon footprints, we should also be focusing on another, less-talked-about …

Agriculture

Alberta’s move to green energy seen adding $7 billion in power company debt

Canada’s dirtiest province is cleaning up its act, and that’s expected to result in $7 billion (US$5.2 billion) in new debt from power companies such …

Renewable Energy

Canadians back bold climate-change action, poll finds

Prime Minister Justin Trudeau heads to global climate talks in Paris with a new pledge of billions for the cause and a call for a strong international agreement, promising to follow up with a domestic plan with the provinces – and a new poll suggests that is probably in line with what Canadians …

What Amazing Bosses Do Differently

We all know that job satisfaction often hinges on the quality of the relationships we have with our bosses. Yet in today’s rapidly evolving, 24/7 workplaces, it’s not always clear what managers should do to create the most satisfying work experiences and the happiest employees. My research into the …

Leadership

Experts discuss how to build a carbon-free energy industry

At recent Guardian roundtable discussion, experts talked about how the energy sector can bring down dependence on fossil fuels and reduce carbon emissions<p>With the UN Conference on Climate Change (COP) in Paris just days away, a global strategy for reducing carbon emissions is tantalisingly close. …

Fossil Fuels

The International Energy Agency says profits are a pipe dream for $200 billion worth of Australian LNG projects

Six liquefied natural gas projects under construction at a cost of $200 billion will struggle to break even because of the oil price slump, the …

Oil & Gas Industry

Gillian Triggs: powers for Australian Border Force 'disrespect human dignity'

President of the Human Rights Commission says exercise planned for Melbourne show federal parliament is failing to protect rights of ordinary Australians<p>The federal parliament has failed the people by passing dozens of laws that infringe on Australians’ rights, Gillian Triggs has said.<p>The president …

Australia

George Osborne accused of 'disastrous' assault on green agenda

Former minister Ed Davey says chancellor is pursuing ideologically driven campaign against renewable energy<p>Ed Davey, the former energy and climate change secretary, has accused George Osborne of putting tens of billions of pounds’ worth of private sector investment at risk with an assault on the …

United Kingdom

This will be a breakout year for batteries

Batteries that let utilities, businesses, and solar panel owners store energy is a rapidly growing market. And it’s not just because Tesla, the buzzy …

Clean Energy

Tony Abbott is a climate change 'villain', says Canadian author Naomi Klein

The writer, who is coming to Australia on a speaking tour, says she cannot tell where the coal industry ends and the federal government begins<p>Naomi Klein: ‘I thought it best to write about my own raw terror’<p>Tony Abbott is a climate change “villain” who is repeating the slogans used by the coal …

Climate

Warming of oceans due to climate change is unstoppable, say US scientists

Seas will continue to warm for centuries even if manmade greenhouse gas emissions were frozen at today’s levels, say US government scientists<p>The warming of the oceans due to climate change is now unstoppable after record temperatures last year, bringing additional sea-level rise, and raising the …

Global Warming

The 'war on wind' is part of a much bigger fight over renewables

<b>The decision to stop the Clean Energy Finance Corporation from investing in wind and roof-top solar is just the latest in a line of attack by this</b> …

Renewable Energy

Polar bears at risk of dying off if global warming not reversed: report

Polar bears are at risk of dying off if humans don't reverse the trend of global warming, a blunt U.S. government report filed Thursday said.<p>"The single most important step for polar bear conservation is decisive action to address Arctic warming," the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service said in a draft …

Global Warming

Figure Out Your Manager’s Communication Style

Effective communication takes a deft touch when you’re managing up. If your attempts to persuade are too obvious, they may not succeed. Yet you need to be deliberate in your approach.<p>As you engage with your boss in everyday activities, try to identify the messages behind her speech and behavior. …

Management

Fear, loathing and Australian politics | Politics

"It's coming after us." Like a modern day horror movie, this was the Australian prime minister's theatrical response to the Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant (ISIL) group in the aftermath of the triple onslaught in Kuwait, France, and Tunisia. The attacks, he says, "illustrates once again, that …

Middle East

Climate Change Ups Chances of Europe Heat

<i>July 2, 2015;</i> <b>Updated July 10, 2015</b><p>A team of international scientists says that it is virtually certain that the heat wave that stretched across much …

Climate Change

Taxpayers light up battery storage

Australian taxpayers are investing millions of dollars in battery storage technology, amid warnings state and federal governments should not make the …

Renewable Energy

Greece's highly educated professionals reach out to diaspora in search of work

As uncertainty worsens in Greece, doctors, lawyers and academics flood inboxes of compatriots worldwide with CVs and pleas for help getting work<p>Greek professionals are scrambling to leave the country as the economic situation deteriorates, flooding the inboxes of diaspora Greeks across the world …

Europe
LGBTQI

Australia may suspend citizenship privileges of single passport holders

Government considering options relating to citizenship of 60 Australians fighting in Middle East, while Tony Abbott says Islamic State is ‘coming after us’<p>The federal government is looking at suspending the citizenship privileges of sole Australian nationals fighting with terrorist groups, as the …

Australia

How to reduce your tax with a family trust

<b>Whether you organise your investments via a DIY super fund, family trust or in your own name, get your ducks in a row with our June 30 countdown each</b> …

Retirement