More than Business as Usual
The new chief to guide the UN Climate Change negotiations is a woman who knows her way around the world of politicians, diplomats and the climate. Maybe she can help Australia get real in the world of emissions and energy, because there’s much to be said this week about the need to gear up on energy efficiency, carbon capture and storage, and doing without at least one coal fired power station. The CPRS collapse could really mean business as usual, but some still hold out hope for a switch to a low carbon economy and green jobs. Grim news about what’s happening to global fish stocks and the Mediterranean gets the heat treatment. The US reaps what it sows in the bio fuel production business and the new UK Government commits to a 10% emissions reduction all on its own.Electric vehicles are getting another serious run for the money and we hear what’s in the wind for World Environment Day. And – at long lucky last – we invite nominations for this year’s ABC CARBON 50.