Australia’s 2030 emissions target is half the US and UK benchmarks. It has resisted joining the two-thirds of countries who have pledged net zero emissions by 2050. And instead of phasing out coal, it’s committed to digging for more.
Hydropower has long been seen as a reliable renewable energy source. But during drought and heavy rain, hydropower plants often come to a standstill. Will climate change spell the end for this clean energy alternative?