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Articles by Mark Wakeham

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What does state leadership on global warming look like?

What does state leadership on global warming look like?

Victoria has the opportunity to eliminate its greenhouse pollution, create thousands of jobs, and export climate solutions to the world.

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Transformational or incremental? Victoria's energy efficiency and productivity challenge

Transformational or incremental? Victoria’s energy efficiency and productivity challenge

We all know that energy efficiency is the lowest cost, highest benefit, biggest no-brainer when it comes to reducing pollution across our economy. But will government’s embrace it?

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Victoria’s climate agenda: How to build new renewables? Part 2

Victoria’s climate agenda: How to build new renewables? Part 2

The transformation and decarbonisation of our energy supply also requires a plan to retire the state’s outdated and polluting coal-fired power stations.

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Victoria’s climate agenda: will Andrews Government deliver on its promise?

Victoria’s climate agenda: will Andrews Government deliver on its promise?

Victoria needs to find new mechanisms to accelerate renewable energy investment and remove some of its most polluting coal generation.

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Vic budget takes baby steps on environment – must do better

Vic budget takes baby steps on environment – must do better

Andrews government’s first budget shows encouraging signs, but can it match the aspirations with funding and policy commitments?

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Can the Andrews Government be the leader we need on climate change?

Can the Andrews Government be the leader we need on climate change?

Could Andrews government be leader that we need on climate change? Three processes underway give cause for optimism.

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Victorian govt failing workers in traditional and emerging industries

Victorian govt failing workers in traditional and emerging industries

Having failed to support manufacturing, Victoria is now discouraging two of the fastest growing new industries – renewable energy and energy efficiency.

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Burying our heads in the coal in Victoria

Burying our heads in the coal in Victoria

Victoria is cutting support for wind farms, solar and energy efficiency, but it is intent on pursuing a brown coal export industry.

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Contracts for closure: The scheme is not dead

Contracts for closure: The scheme is not dead

Reports of the death of the contracts for closure scheme are greatly exaggerated. The Gillard government has good reasons to seal this deal.