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Articles by Frank Jotzo

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What is a LET, and how would it work?

What is a LET, and how would it work?

With the release of his review, Dr Finkel is expected to advocate a “low emissions target” . But what is a LET, and why is it better than an EIS?

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New coal plants wouldn't be clean, and would cost taxpayers billions

New coal plants wouldn’t be clean, and would cost taxpayers billions

Even the cleanest coal plants add millions of tonnes of greenhouse gases to the atmosphere each year.

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Climate Change Authority's gamble on political pragmatism

Climate Change Authority’s gamble on political pragmatism

Years of controversy over carbon pricing has both major parties scared of any policy seen to raise electricity prices. The CCA seems to have taken this political situation as a starting point.

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Can Malcolm Turnbull do climate and energy policy now?

Can Malcolm Turnbull do climate and energy policy now?

The re-elected Coalition government has the opportunity to revamp its policies on climate change, but will Malcolm Turnbull have the appetite and internal authority to tackle the challenge?

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Paris agreement: signaling change for decades to come

Paris agreement: signaling change for decades to come

The Paris agreement creates a mechanism to ratchet up ambition, and there is reason for optimism that the world can progressively do better.

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A coal tax to help the climate and the resource owners

A coal tax to help the climate and the resource owners

Most of the world’s remaining coal will need to stay in the ground if we are to avoid the risk of severe climate change: it is unburnable.

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FactCheck: does the new climate deal let China do nothing for 16 years?

FactCheck: does the new climate deal let China do nothing for 16 years?

Far from “doing nothing”, China will be building the world’s largest renewable energy system over the next 16 years.

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China heads for price on carbon; energy market overhaul is next

China heads for price on carbon; energy market overhaul is next

Economic reforms such as a national carbon price could usher in dramatic changes on China’s energy landscape.

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Despite its demise, the carbon price cut emissions

Despite its demise, the carbon price cut emissions

Carbon emissions in Australia’s national electricity market would have been 11 to 17 million tonnes higher if Australia had not introduced a carbon price.

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The coal hard facts of Australia's fossilised climate strategy

The coal hard facts of Australia’s fossilised climate strategy

Delegates in Warsaw marvel at Australia’s opportunities in solar, wind and other renewables. They don’t understand why it is stuck in the fossil fuel age.

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Australia’s Kyoto 2 target: shaking up our thinking

Australia’s Kyoto 2 target: shaking up our thinking

Australia’s commitment to the new Kyoto 2 target may seem small, but it is a significant cut from business as usual.