September 2020

Weapons of gas destruction

featuring Ebony Bennett, Richie Merzian and Tom Swann

Gas is promoted as a transitional fuel, but in this episode we explore just how polluting gas really is with Richie Merzian and Tom Swann from the Australia Institute’s Climate & Energy program.The Australia Institute // @theAUSInstituteHost: Ebony Bennett, Deputy Director at the Australia Institute // @ebony_bennettGuests: Richie Merzian, Climate & Energy Director at the

October 2019

Morrison’s claim of an Australian gold in per capita renewables is not true

by Tom Swann in RenewEconomy

by Tom Swann[Originally published on Renew Economy, 27 October 2019] Despite promises to cut emissions, Australia’s emissions are still rising. But at the United Nations General Assembly in New York last month, prime minister Scott Morrison rejected criticism by claiming that “Australia now has the highest per capita investment in clean energy technologies of anywhere

February 2014

Fossil fuel campaigners win support from unexpected places

by Richard Denniss and Tom Swann in Issues Magazine

If you haven’t heard about the growing campaign for fossil fuel divestment, and what it means for both your retirement funds and for the global economy, it’s time to pay attention – because now even the World Bank is on board. At the recent World Economic Forum in Davos, World Bank President Jim Yong Kim called for

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