Acid mine drainage is a relatively simple process, but it has the potential to lead to long term environmental degradation if left untreated.
Australia has significant geothermal resources; however, there are also significant challenges to exploiting these resources to produce energy. Recently other renewable energy sources have seen funding prioritised away from geothermal energy development. While to date, the industry has been able to demonstrate economical large-scale power generation it has demonstrated sufficient potential for geothermal technology to be included in a suite of options to ensure Australia’s future energy security.
The US President now appears to be taking a broader view of the situation in Afghanistan, one that could increase the pressure on Pakistan and bring India into the peacekeeping – and peace-making – equation.
Australia is a major player in the production and export of liquefied natural gas. So why is the country facing gas shortages and a looming domestic energy crisis?
Australia is responsible for the preservation of some globally significant World Heritage Sites which must be protected from potential damage arising from climate change.
China’s thinly-veiled warning to India to heed the lessons of its loss in their 1962 war and India’s retort that it is a different country from that of the time both fail to recognise their new reality: neither can afford a war with the other.
Coastal marine ecosystems affect climate change through carbon capture and storage.
Anies will look towards fulfilling his policy promises to prove his worth as a presidential candidate. The success of religious tensions in propelling him into power could also be utilised again.
To meet the targets set by the Paris climate change conference, greenhouse gas may have to be actively removed from the atmosphere and stored indefinitely. Carbon capture and storage technology will also have a key role in reducing future greenhouse gas emissions. Storage deep underground, in the oceans and in the soil, are some of the possible options but there are technological, financial, environmental and time considerations.
The Boundary Dam Power Station in Canada is claimed to be the first coal-fired power station in the world to successfully use carbon capture and storage technology on a commercial scale. Is this an example that Australia should be following?