Category: General news

Managing director of Ebono Institute and major sponsor of The Generator, Geoff Ebbs, is running against Kevin Rudd in the seat of Griffith at the next Federal election. By the expression on their faces in this candid shot it looks like a pretty dull campaign. Read on

COP26 ends up with methane agreement

Geoff Ebbs /3 November, 2021

The European Union and the United States have led a coalition of 103 countries at COP 26 in Glasgow to sign a pledge to reduce methane emissions to 70% of 2020 levels by 2030. The impact is expected to shave 0.2 degrees off the predicted temperature rise in the next decade. Methane is an extremely Continue Reading →

Witness K may have evidence of multi billion dollar mining theft

Geoff Ebbs /2 July, 2021

Speaking on ABC Radio last week, former head of the Department of Prime Minister’s legal section, Ian Cunliffe told Geraldine Doogue that both Australia and East Timor have been robbed of more than $3billion in revenue from the helium extracted in the Timor Sea. https://www.abc.net.au/radionational/programs/saturdayextra/east-timor,-collaery-and-witness-k/13384906 That deal is the subject of international hearings into Australia’s Continue Reading →

United Nations News Centre

Neville /28 May, 2021

As climate change debate heats up, UN experts warn ‘we are running out of time’ By absorbing much of the added heat trapped by atmospheric greenhouse gases, the oceans are delaying some of the impacts of climate change. Photo: WMO/Olga Khoroshunova 9 September 2014 – The United Nations weather agency today voiced concerns over the Continue Reading →

Long-term threat to Moreton Bay

Geoff Ebbs /27 May, 2021

The RAMSAR listed wetlands of Moreton Bay are under threat from more developments than the proposed 3,600 home development at Toondah Harbour, according to media platform eFlux. Already approved developments include the $1billion 65,000 home Pacific-City at Norwell Valley and a new freeway, linking that city to the Gold Coast and Brisbane. So far there Continue Reading →

UK Architects want buildings to last

Geoff Ebbs /9 May, 2021

The Architect’s Climate Action Network in the UK has called for legislation to regulate embodied emissions of new buildings using ‘whole life-cycle assessment’. The network writes that “Being ‘green’ when occupied is poor compensation for construction using masses of concrete, steel and glass.” About 70% of the total emissions of a modern buildings comes from Continue Reading →

EcoRadio introduces YLYP

Geoff Ebbs /12 November, 2020

The forthcoming book, Your Life Your Planet, deals with sustainability in the home, looking at it through the lens of degrowth and systemic change. It will be launched by Australian Geographic in February 2021. The experts who provided the background for the book were interviewed by Geoff Ebbs on EcoRadio over the course of 2020. Continue Reading →