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Mining billionaire Gina Rinehart was just one big-industry figure at the Institute of Public Affairs' anniversary event last year. Pic: AP.

Australian think tank calls for privatisation of ‘biased’ public broadcaster

By Wed, Aug 13, 2014 3:34PM UTC Comments Off Mining billionaire Gina Rinehart was just one big-industry figure at the Institute of Public Affairs' anniversary event last year. Pic: AP.

The proposed privatisation of the Australian Broadcasting Corp (ABC) could be the ultimate blow to Australia’s clean energy policies if it pushes through. A free-market think tank with strong private industry connections has recommended that the public broadcaster be reined in by transferring its management to the private sector....

Activists send eviction notice to Australia’s Lynas Corp.

By Fri, Jul 04, 2014 10:08AM UTC 4 Comments Activists send eviction notice to Australia’s Lynas Corp.

More than one million Malaysians are insisting that the Australian-owned Lynas Corporation close up shop and leave the country immediately. An eviction notice signed by 1.2 million Malaysians across the nation has been sent to the company urging it to shut down operations in Gebeng, in the city of Kuanton....

Gore, Palmer optimistic on Australia’s clean energy future

By Tue, Jul 01, 2014 3:05PM UTC Comments Off Gore, Palmer optimistic on Australia’s clean energy future

Former US Vice President Al Gore’s recent visit to Australia could be a saving grace to the country’s clean energy future. Gore did not only get the support of more than 500 new climate leaders from 24 countries, but more notably he got the backing of controversial mining magnate, Clive Palmer, who leads the Palmer...

New MSc Environment, Politics and Development

By Wed, Mar 26, 2014 12:44AM UTC Comments Off Northern Thailand

  SOAS, University of London launches an exciting new MSc programme in Environment, Politics and Development. Taught by leading political ecologists, the MSc offers a critical analysis of key contemporary issues including water, forestry, climate, fisheries, agricultural production, biodiversity, conflicts and energy supply. The programme explores challenging questions, including: • How does the environment intersect...

Australia maps out smart energy plans

By Wed, Aug 07, 2013 4:50PM UTC Comments Off Australia maps out smart energy plans

Climate solutions think-tank Beyond Zero Emissions (BZE) and the University of Melbourne are launching a joint project that hopes to help developers build smarter buildings: eco-friendly and energy-efficient. The Zero Carbon Australia Buildings Plan, to be unveiled Thursday, will showcase a blueprint aimed at helping existing buildings cut their energy usage by half. Residential and commercial buildings...

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