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Category: Climate

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Australians want strong climate action – so what are we waiting for?

Australians want strong climate action – so what are we waiting for?

Australia’s public desire for climate action is strongest it has been since 2008. The question, now, is how will our politicians respond?

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Australia locked in for more ambitious climate, renewable policies

Australia locked in for more ambitious climate, renewable policies

Australia commits to ratifying Paris climate deal, which will come into force by the end of the year – a speed of action almost unprecedented on the international stage. But that means Malcolm Turnbull will have to match words with action. But how?

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Australia could, should make wind turbines, says Suzlon chief

Australia could, should make wind turbines, says Suzlon chief

Suzlon Energy’s Tulsi Tanti says making wind turbines in Australia would be a “win-win”, but market must first demonstrate stability, growth.

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Australia facing 1 billion tonne emissions shortfall on current policies

Australia facing 1 billion tonne emissions shortfall on current policies

Australia will likely miss its Paris climate commitments by around one billion tonnes of greenhouse emissions by 2030 if it continues with its current policies.

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World at tipping point, Australia at tripping point, on energy transition

World at tipping point, Australia at tripping point, on energy transition

WEC report says stable renewables policies supported by clear carbon price signals remain crucial as world passes tipping point of “grand energy transition”. Meanwhile, in Australia…

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Senator Malcolm Roberts fails high school science in maiden speech

Senator Malcolm Roberts fails high school science in maiden speech

What happens when a climate science denialist gets things badly, horribly, terribly, and embarrassingly wrong.

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Social cost of carbon: the climate change frontier

Social cost of carbon: the climate change frontier

As the reality of climate change is accepted, the focus shifts from the science to economic and social outcomes – and the conversation gets way harder.

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New poll shows public back climate action from banks

New poll shows public back climate action from banks

Nearly half of Australians would be prepared to switch to another bank if they found out their current bank is financing projects that worsen climate change.

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Nature is being renamed ‘natural capital’ – but is it really the planet that will profit?

Nature is being renamed ‘natural capital’ – but is it really the planet that will profit?

This year a controversial motion was debated regarding incorporating the language and mechanisms of “natural capital” into IUCN policy.

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Turnbull marks 1st anniversary with act of clean energy vandalism

Turnbull marks 1st anniversary with act of clean energy vandalism

Tony would be proud. To mark the anniversary of his coronation, Malcolm Turnbull has knee-capped the agency that eluded Abbott’s toe-cutters. The story behind the deal to strip ARENA of $500m highlights the nasty nature of Australian climate and clean energy politics.

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Interminable climate argument is costing us solutions for our future

Interminable climate argument is costing us solutions for our future

Over the last week, we have seen tiresome name calling return after the CCA report that suggested a fresh approach to these decisions and actions.