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Category: Climate

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Confusion as Baird dumps renewable energy in ministerial reshuffle

Confusion as Baird dumps renewable energy in ministerial reshuffle

NSW removes position focused on renewable energy, although anti-wind planning minister demoted, and replaced by pro-renewable advocate.

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Credit pressures growing on coal miners, power generators, warns Moody’s

Credit pressures growing on coal miners, power generators, warns Moody’s

Moody’s says increasing carbon liabilities and rise of solar power having a tangible impact on credit rating of carbon intensive industries.

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ACT says it is on track for 40% emissions cut by 2020

ACT says it is on track for 40% emissions cut by 2020

Report shows ACT on target for a 40% reduction on 1990 emissions levels by 2020, thanks to cuts in electricity demand and and the addition of renewables.

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US submits climate plan as Paris pact taking shape

US submits climate plan as Paris pact taking shape

US informs United Nations how it will fight global warming under a post-2020 agreement that’s due to be finalized during talks in Paris in December.

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Abbott chooses to follow fossil fuel route to Paris

Abbott chooses to follow fossil fuel route to Paris

Abbott government’s opening salvo on post 2020 targets puts it squarely in the camp of Big Oil and Big Coal. There is no mention of 2C target, or even the need for a clean energy transition. But it’s managed to suck in some media.

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Tracking new climate action plans in the lead-up to COP 21 in Paris

Tracking new climate action plans in the lead-up to COP 21 in Paris

During the coming months, countries around the world are expected to release details about the climate action plans they intend to implement after 2020.

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Antarctica’s icy ‘doorstops’ thin; rising seas at risk

Antarctica’s icy ‘doorstops’ thin; rising seas at risk

Over the past two decades, the massive platforms of floating ice that dot Antarctica’s coast have been thinning at an increasing rate.

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Abbott's climate policy farce deepens as big polluters get free kick

Abbott’s climate policy farce deepens as big polluters get free kick

There are supposed to be penalties for big polluters under Direct Action. Instead, the big polluters will get a massive free kick under the government’s plan as the Coalition’s energy and climate policies descend further into high farce.

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Abbott throwing away Australian influence at climate talks, report says

Abbott throwing away Australian influence at climate talks, report says

New report slams Abbott government for throwing away influence at international climate talks. This could be costly for Australia, considering the favourable outcome a determined negotiating team managed to obtain for the country under the Howard government.

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US coal market in 'structural decline', warning to global investors

US coal market in ‘structural decline’, warning to global investors

New report says roof has fallen in on US coal, leaving it in a state of structural decline that should be ringing alarm bells for investors worldwide.

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Cost of carbon should be 200% higher today, say economists

Cost of carbon should be 200% higher today, say economists

The “optimal” carbon price should be up to 200% more than economists currently estimate, according to new study published in Nature Climate Change.