Even the cleanest coal plants add millions of tonnes of greenhouse gases to the atmosphere each year.
Articles by Frank Jotzo
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?
The Paris agreement creates a mechanism to ratchet up ambition, and there is reason for optimism that the world can progressively do better.
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.
Far from “doing nothing”, China will be building the world’s largest renewable energy system over the next 16 years.
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.
Latest emissions projections suggest most of the task will be achieved by buying units overseas. But this sells short the effect of carbon pricing policy.