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Articles by Marc Hudson

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It's 30 years since scientists first warned of climate threat to Australia

It’s 30 years since scientists first warned of climate threat to Australia

In November 30, 1987 Australian scientists officially sounded the climate alarm. No one can say we haven’t been warned.

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Energy incumbents are going on a ‘gorging spree’

Energy incumbents are going on a ‘gorging spree’

Big fossil-fuel-based utilities are overcharging their customers, going on a “’gorging spree” while they still can.

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Bonn voyage: climate diplomats head into another round of talks

Bonn voyage: climate diplomats head into another round of talks

At the Bonn climate talks that start today, Australia will cop some flak for its lack of reductions ambition, and action.

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A year since the SA blackout, who's winning the high-wattage power play?

A year since the SA blackout, who’s winning the high-wattage power play?

It’s a year to the day since the entire state of South Australia was plunged into darkness. And what a year it’s been, for energy policy geeks and political tragics alike.

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Jay Weatherill on hydrogen, load-shedding, community activism and his critics

Jay Weatherill on hydrogen, load-shedding, community activism and his critics

The SA Premier talks eggs, sausages, solar thermal, battery storage… and why the federal Clean Energy Target still matters.

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Moreland Council launches hydrogen-powered garbage truck scheme

Moreland Council launches hydrogen-powered garbage truck scheme

Moreland Council, Victorian government announce $1m for commercial-scale hydrogen refueling station for garbage trucks.

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Weatherill lets fly at right wing attack against renewables

Weatherill lets fly at right wing attack against renewables

Jay Weatherill in pugnacious mood at launch of Mark Butler’s Climate Wars book, promising to repeat his Frydenberg shirtfront with PM Turnbull if given the opportunity.

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What will incumbents do next? "I expect them to go broke"

What will incumbents do next? “I expect them to go broke”

Garth Heron, who is now the head of Wind Power Development at Neon Australia, shares his blunt assessment of what incumbents will do next in their war against renewables in Adelaide.

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Who tilts at windmills? Explaining hostility to renewables

Who tilts at windmills? Explaining hostility to renewables

Studying the catastrophe that has been Australian climate and energy policy these past 30 years is thoroughly depressing. Why were we so stupid, so unrelentingly shortsighted?

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25 years ago the Australian government promised deep emissions cuts, and yet here we still are

25 years ago the Australian government promised deep emissions cuts, and yet here we still are

Carbon emissions target were initially proposed to cabinet when Jon Bon Jovi was number one in Australia with “Blaze of Glory”.