Fracking and freshwater:

Who is responsible for fracking wastewater and how does that affect Michigan’s economy, communities and ecosystems? This is a map of the State of Michigan. The iconic Michigan glove is surrounded by freshwater lakes – the Great Lakes, which form part of the state’s natural and cultural identity. On this map, the red dots represent…

Embracing the new Low-Carbon World: the Asian energy survival-kit

Whilst Australia continues to back the crucial but seemingly fated export coal market; our largest coal importers have been undergoing momentous shifts in energy landscapes. Japan, China and India are evolving the way energy is obtained, consumed and conserved, with powerful repercussions for the role of fossil fuels. Together, Japan, China and India make up…

Who speaks for the environment in your urban precinct?

Microgrids may deliver significant environmental benefits to urban precincts. In determining the best possible microgrid   infrastructure, there are two potential paths. One is to assess the environmental and economic benefit  of existing technological options.   Another approach is to create coalitions of precinct participants united by a shared vision of an ideal sustainable precinct, and then backcasting to…