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U.S. greenhouse gas emissions spiked 2% in 2013

U.S. greenhouse gas emissions spiked 2% in 2013

Total US greenhouse gas emissions released into the atmosphere because of human activity increased 2% in 2013.

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Abbott gives $4m to help climate contrarian set up in Australia

Abbott gives $4m to help climate contrarian set up in Australia

Abbott gives $4m to fund climate contrarian and anti-solar advocate Bjorn Lomborg in a move that could presage new push for nuclear in Australia.

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Abbott government inquiry takes aim at green charities that 'get political'

Abbott government inquiry takes aim at green charities that ‘get political’

The almost 600 environmental groups that hold tax-deductibility status in Australia are being scrutinised by a federal government inquiry.

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Canada's climate divide: provinces push to price carbon as tour operators cash in on warming

Canada’s climate divide: provinces push to price carbon as tour operators cash in on warming

Nine of Canada’s 13 premiers call for stronger climate change measures, as shipping operators celebrate an Arctic route they know shouldn’t be able to navigate.

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First auctions to prove Direct Action more slogan than policy

First auctions to prove Direct Action more slogan than policy

Tony Abbott’s Direct Action plan to address Australia’s modest emission reduction targets finally hit the road this week. If the analysts are right, it will prove nothing more than the emperor has no clothes.

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Australian renewable investment plunges to near zero, but rooftop solar grows

Australian renewable investment plunges to near zero, but rooftop solar grows

Latest data shows large-scale renewable energy investment in Australia down 90% under Abbott, although rooftop solar grows.

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Energy white paper latest wrecking ball for climate framework in Australia

Energy white paper latest wrecking ball for climate framework in Australia

In last 18 months, agencies established to assist Australia deal with single greatest threat to our time have been disbanded, attacked, and defunded.

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Zero emissions goal must be included in climate change deal

Zero emissions goal must be included in climate change deal

The momentum is building for a zero emissions goal to be incorporated into a climate agreement later this year.

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Coalition deepens attack on renewables, as Labor takes long term view

Coalition deepens attack on renewables, as Labor takes long term view

The Abbott government is fabricating new arguments in an attempt to dodge any agreement on renewables. The industry, meanwhile, will be dependent on Labor delivering on a longer-term energy vision.

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Emissions soar as brown coal booms after carbon tax repeal

Emissions soar as brown coal booms after carbon tax repeal

Brown coal generators continue to benefit from carbon tax repeal, with Australia’s electricity emissions jumping 2.8% in the last 9 months.

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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.