Potential of geothermal energy in Australia
Australia has vast untapped geothermal energy resources. This report, commissioned for the Garnaut Climate Change Review 2011 Update, provides an overview of the current status of geothermal energy technology in Australia and opportunities for innovation to lead to lower costs of energy production from this resource (28 pages).
Science for tomorrow: New developments
This article from Farming Ahead contains four stories on the radio broadcast of pasture updates, minimising the spread of Hendra virus, the role of aerosols in rainfall patterns and algal biodiesel. (1 page)
Climate change impacts, risk and the benefits of mitigation
This report outlines a framework for comparing policy-related risks and benefits of climate change, describes the major uncertainties and methods used in climate risk analysis, and is one of five reports supporting the final report of the Energy Futures Forum. (97 pages)
Science for tomorrow: developments
This article from Farming Ahead contains four stories on increasing the range of durum wheat varieties, a joint venture to improve cotton varieties, how the sex life of silverleaf whiteflies affects their invasiveness and developing biofuels. (1 page)
75Flagships Funding NRF MedRelTsr
CSIRO's Chief Executive Dr Geoff Garrett today welcomed the Prime Minister's announcement of additional funding for the organisation's National Research Flagships as part of the Government's Building our Future through Science and Innovation program.
Growing beyond oil with biofuel (Podcast 16 Mar 2011)
Transforming waste plant material into a sustainable, low-emission fuel for the world’s cars, trucks and planes is the aim of a new research collaboration between CSIRO and leading Australian and UK universities. (9:48)