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Obama says leaders not taking climate change seriously “not fit to lead”

US President says world leaders must act now on climate change, and those willing to gamble on business as usual are “not fit to lead.”

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Australia's first fossil fuel free stock exchange index launched

Australia’s first fossil fuel free stock exchange index launched

Low-carbon investment made easy with launch of Australia’s first Fossil Free Index, alongside Australia Sustainable Leaders Index.

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Will Bonn meeting this week speed UN climate action?

Will Bonn meeting this week speed UN climate action?

The official climate talks of the UN’s Ad Hoc Working Group on the Durban Platform (ADP) restarted in Bonn, Germany, today.

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Abbott policies still favour brown coal generation, despite emission targets

Abbott policies still favour brown coal generation, despite emission targets

Report says Abbott’s 2030 emissions target will need brown coal generators to close, but government’s current suite of policies favour these plants.

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Why $5bn energy giant turned its back on Abbott’s Australia

Why $5bn energy giant turned its back on Abbott’s Australia

Governments “come and go” but so does investment. The effective withdrawal of a $5 billion energy giant from Australia’s renewable energy industry highlights why it will remain in the doldrums as long as the Abbott government holds its fossil fuel prejudice.

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World's biggest coal company still sowing doubts about reality of climate change

World’s biggest coal company still sowing doubts about reality of climate change

Peabody Energy recently submitted expert testimony to the Minnesota Public Utilities commission arguing that, ”CO2 is not harmful and is actually good for the planet”

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Why Barack Obama gets solar, and Tony Abbott doesn't

Why Barack Obama gets solar, and Tony Abbott doesn’t

As US President Barack Obama embarks on a 10-day “climate tour” of America, and unveils a range of initiatives to encourage consumers to embrace solar and storage, Abbott’s apparent determination to dig Australia’s economy into a fossil fuel lock-down looks increasingly isolated.

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Citigroup sees $100 trillion of stranded assets if Paris succeeds

Citigroup sees $100 trillion of stranded assets if Paris succeeds

If you hear a lot of noise about climate policies and climate action over the next few months in the lead up to the Paris climate conference, it is because there is a lot at stake. According to Citigroup analysts: $US100 trillion of potential stranded assets in the fossil fuel industry.

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2°C not 'safe': World must 'completely decarbonise' in 30 years

2°C not ‘safe’: World must ‘completely decarbonise’ in 30 years

Climate Council says scientific argument that 2°C a ‘safe’ level of warming is weakening, and society must almost completely decarbonise in 30-35 years, or sooner, to tackle climate change effectively.

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As 2015 smashes temperature records, it's hotter than you think

As 2015 smashes temperature records, it’s hotter than you think

There is an El Nino in full swing which helps push average global temperatures higher, and records are being broken, but just how hot is it?

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Energising Innovation: How many countries does it take to change a light bulb?

Energising Innovation: How many countries does it take to change a light bulb?

Negative resource trends, climate change and rising energy demand mean we urgently need to find a new approach to electricity supply. How can we speed up the process?