Posts by Kate Cranney
How we’re accelerating the clean energy transition through a new global consortium
Six of the world's leading electricity system operators will work with international researchers—including CSIRO—to dramatically accelerate the transition to clean energy.
Why we need biodiversity for life on our planet
In his latest documentary, David Attenborough: A Life on Our Planet, the famed naturalist maps how steeply the planet’s biodiversity has diminished over his lifetime. Its release coincides with a United Nations Summit on Biodiversity which has called for urgent action on biodiversity for sustainable development.
Nothing but blue skies? How solar forecasting works
Cumulus, stratus or cumulonimbus, clouds all have one thing in common: they affect the amount of energy solar panels produce. So, what is solar forecasting, and why is it so important?
A $25bn economic opportunity for food and agribusiness industry
CSIRO Futures Lead Economist, Dr Katherine Wynn, discusses how investment and innovation in Australian agribusiness could drive billions of dollars in economic growth.
First Indigenous-led guidelines on knowledge sharing welcomed
More than 100 Indigenous contributors have created Australia’s first guidelines on how to best strengthen and share Indigenous knowledge in land and sea management.
An unexpected crisis that could change our cities
COVID-19 is a health and economic crisis that’s taken the world by surprise. Yet this wicked problem may also be an opportunity for Australia to invest in new types of urban infrastructure to make cities smarter, greener, safer, and healthier.
A post mining future looks golden with a little help from science
Australian mining has a lot of responsibilities to manage. A new CRC (Co-operative Research Centre) aims to transform the industry to enable regions and communities to transition to a more prosperous and sustainable post-mine future.