Environment & Resources

The Finkel Review and the future of electricity as a common good in Australia

Nobody can have escaped the trials and tribulations of the Australian electricity situation in the last months and even years. And you are probably aware of Elon Musk's 100-days-to-install-or-it's-free promise for the world's largest battery ordered for South Australia last week (97 days to go?). For a country of abundant resources it seems that there's a problem of planning when things go so badly wrong as they did in the South Australian blackout last year.

A Climate of Justice: Loving your neighbour in a warming world

A Climate of Justice: Loving your neighbour in a warming world, is the second book by ecotheologian and ISCAST Fellow, Mick Pope. It examines the link between justice issues like slavery, foreign aid, refugee and asylum seekers, and closing the gap on Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples health and life expectancy, and climate change. It does so through the framework of the Parable of the Good Samaritan view as a parable of justice.

Energy mayhem, Finkel, and the nuclear elephant in the room

ISCAST Fellow Ian Hore-Lacy has written a commentary on the Finkel review of Australia's National Electricity Market. Ian's article starts: "It is hard to see from a review of Australia's National Electricity Market how Australia can manage to balance cost, reliability and emissions without creating a role for nuclear energy, as in virtually all of its key economic competitor countries."

Creation Careless

Thanks to Ian Hore-Lacy for alerting us to this interesting commentary on 'Christian creation-care wars' in the US; for those interested in the politics and theological leanings behind care for the planet.

Christian Voices in the Environment Debate

Christian Voices in the Environment Debate
Richard W Gijsbers, November 2016

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