Nigel Howard is an expert in Life Cycle Assessment and Energy Use in Buildings. He is a former Director of the UK Centre for Sustainable Construction and a former Vice President of the US Green Building Council, pioneering environmental rating systems for buildings and communities. He founded the Edge Environment Consultancy in Manly and the convenor of the Northern Beaches Climate Action Network, comprising over 50 climate groups.
Are you also being swamped with optimistic articles about how essential it is for Australia to be a leader in “green hydrogen”? “Green hydrogen” is being spruiked as essential to our decarbonised economic future and as a strategic decarbonised export opportunity. Continue reading »
Everyone’s looking at the transition to renewable power but ignoring another massive transition that has huge implications for the grid – the transition to electric vehicles. Looked at together changes the story. Continue reading »
We must stop celebrating trivial wins in this war of cataclysmic consequences. The pretence that we are making a significant difference may make us feel better but it lets us settle into the complacent delusion that one day someone will sort it out in time. Continue reading »