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Category: Climate

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Climate policy becomes trench warfare, once again

Climate policy becomes trench warfare, once again

The release of Labor’s climate policy has led immediately to a resumption of World War I style trench warfare. It is a disgrace

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Greens climate policy calls for immediate ban on new gas, coal projects

Greens climate policy calls for immediate ban on new gas, coal projects

Greens unveil plan to wean Australian electricity network off coal, including immediate ban on new coal and gas projects, and a tax on coal exports.

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Labor trumps Coalition on climate, forces Turnbull into Abbott-era scare campaign

Labor trumps Coalition on climate, forces Turnbull into Abbott-era scare campaign

Labor’s climate and clean energy commitment – including zero carbon target by 2030 – forces Turnbull government into Abbott-era scare campaign on prices. This, as Bloomberg New Energy Finance says Australia should be even more ambitious in short term and aim for 63% cut in emissions by 2030.

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Shutting Australia's dirtiest coal plant would have "negligible" impact on power prices: RepuTex

Shutting Australia’s dirtiest coal plant would have “negligible” impact on power prices: RepuTex

Study finds closing Australia’s biggest brown coal power plant as soon as 2017/18 would have “negligible” effect on electricity prices, while addressing the nation’s emissions task and oversupply of capacity in the NEM.

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Labor proposes two-stage ETS, zero carbon target for 2050

Labor proposes two-stage ETS, zero carbon target for 2050

Labor says it would bring in its emissions trading scheme in two stages, together with a separate scheme for the electricity sector.

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Turnbull's evolving climate strategy: When less is more

Turnbull’s evolving climate strategy: When less is more

Malcolm Turnbull’s rapidly evolving strategy on climate change – announce new jobs and investments, but only after cutting – follows his approach to clean energy. Meanwhile, the Paris deal calls for the “decarbonisation” of the global economy. That means replacing fossil fuels with clean energy.

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When David Attenborough says Great Barrier Reef in 'grave danger' – it's time to step up

When David Attenborough says Great Barrier Reef in ‘grave danger’ – it’s time to step up

It is likely only a matter of time before we start to see reports of bleaching from other coral reefs around the world. We are indeed dealing with changing times and a global issue.

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Foyster's Cartoon : How political speeches cut climate emissions

Foyster’s Cartoon : How political speeches cut climate emissions

More than 170 countries last week signed the Paris climate agreement that aims to cap global temperature rises to between 1.5°C and 2°C. Fortunately, there were a lot of speeches.

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100% renewables might be fantasy, but it's what Australia is signing up for

100% renewables might be fantasy, but it’s what Australia is signing up for

Australia reportedly excluded from “high ambition” meeting it pretended to be part of in Paris. Perhaps it’s time the Coalition started to take targets like 100% renewable energy seriously. After all, that is effectively what it is signing up for.

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Snowy Hydro: Another quasi government company hiding out from renewables

Snowy Hydro: Another quasi government company hiding out from renewables

Snowy Hydro has tried to play down its image as a renewable company, but now it owns another retailer it may need to revisit its approach to the renewable energy market, and possibly its privatisation.

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Pollie Watch: Turnbull surrounded as Nash questions climate science

Pollie Watch: Turnbull surrounded as Nash questions climate science

Latest climate denying comments from a Coalition MP – this time Nationals deputy Fiona Nash – prove climate deniers from Abbott era are still going strong, and have Malcolm Turnbull surrounded.