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Victoria becomes first Australia government to tap green bond market

Victoria becomes first Australia government to tap green bond market

Victorian state government becomes Australia’s first to join green bond market with $300m issuance to finance low-carbon investment.

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Australia in reverse on energy efficiency, says new global report

Australia in reverse on energy efficiency, says new global report

Report finds Australia going backwards in energy efficiency, due to particularly poor performance in transport and industry.

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The environment-energy superportfolio can deliver real action – here's how

The environment-energy superportfolio can deliver real action – here’s how

We need policies that will push harder to help large-scale clean energy technologies reach the necessary level of commercialisation and integration.

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First half of 2016 blows away temp records

First half of 2016 blows away temp records

While 2016 has gotten a boost from an exceptionally strong El Niño, the record temps are mostly the result of accumulating greenhouse gases.

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Frydenberg's choice: Make a big step forward, or a big step back

Frydenberg’s choice: Make a big step forward, or a big step back

He’s been dubbed Mr Coal and talks up nuclear, but chances are Australia’s new energy and environment minister knows the future lies in renewables. The question is can he, or does he want to, convince his conservative peers he should be allowed to take this path?

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Jobs and growth: "Nothing ugly about wind farms," says Andrews govt

Jobs and growth: “Nothing ugly about wind farms,” says Andrews govt

Victorian Labor underlines support for wind energy development, as a boon to regional economies and a key climate action.

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New PM Theresa May axes UK climate change department

New PM Theresa May axes UK climate change department

Greg Clark was appointed head of the new department during a dramatic cabinet reshuffle after the new prime minister axed the Department of Energy and Climate Change.

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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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China set to ban all new coal plant development

China set to ban all new coal plant development

China is expected to suspend all new coal power plant development in its upcoming five-year energy plan, as supply far outstrips demand.

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The Republican Party’s platform says coal is ‘clean’ energy

The Republican Party’s platform says coal is ‘clean’ energy

For the Republican Party, internet porn is a “public health crisis.” Coal, however, is perfectly “clean.”

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Warming is shifting around Earth’s clouds

Warming is shifting around Earth’s clouds

New study suggests warming of the planet over past few decades has shifted key band of clouds poleward, exacerbating Earth’s rising temperature.