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Category: Climate

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Coalition's great big climate hoax turns to outright denial

Coalition’s great big climate hoax turns to outright denial

First, the Coalition sought to deny that its climate policies would ever evolve into something that actually reduces emissions. Now, it is seeking to remove evidence that climate change is having any impact at all.

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IPA renews call to abolish ARENA. But does it know why?

IPA renews call to abolish ARENA. But does it know why?

Arch conservative think tank IPA renews call for closure of hundreds of government agencies, including ARENA, CCA and CER. But does it understand what they actually do?

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Big Oil struggles with speed of renewable energy transition

Big Oil struggles with speed of renewable energy transition

Last year, Big Oil made a big effort to shove coal out of the energy system, but it is not appreciating efforts by renewable energy technologies to accelerate its own transition.

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Engie flags potential closure of Hazelwood, world's most polluting power plant

Engie flags potential closure of Hazelwood, world’s most polluting power plant

Engie reveals for first time that it is considering closure of Hazelwood brown coal generator in Victoria, the world’s most polluting power plant.

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Hunt attacked from all sides on 'safeguards mechanism', digs deeper into denial

Hunt attacked from all sides on ‘safeguards mechanism’, digs deeper into denial

Labor calls “peak ineffectiveness” on Direct Action as Greg Hunt denies claims from the right the policy might actually have some bite.

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Coalition governments drag the chain on renewable energy

Coalition governments drag the chain on renewable energy

New report highlights how Labor states and territory have led the way on renewable energy, and why Coalition governments are not to be trusted on helping roll out large scale wind and solar.

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Arctic could warm by 17°C if all known fossil fuels are burned

Arctic could warm by 17°C if all known fossil fuels are burned

Burning all known fossil fuels could push global temperature an average of 8C above preindustrial levels, with the Arctic bearing brunt of warming.

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Gates & Thiel both wrong on energy, but who is more wrong?

Gates & Thiel both wrong on energy, but who is more wrong?

Bill Gates accepts climate science, thinks solutions don’t yet exist. Peter Thiel doesn’t accept the science, but wants investment in disruptive energy innovation.

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Why we must 'think global, act local' on climate change

Why we must ‘think global, act local’ on climate change

The economic and technological challenges presented by climate change shouldn’t be underestimated. We all need to pitch in.

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Only five years left before 1.5°C carbon budget is blown

Only five years left before 1.5°C carbon budget is blown

New analysis suggests just 5 years of CO2 emissions at current levels would use up global carbon budget – our buffer to dangerous climate change.

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Dow Chemical puts more manufacturing plants on 100% renewables

Dow Chemical puts more manufacturing plants on 100% renewables

Dow Chemical, one of world’s biggest industrial energy consumers, signs more deals to power its manufacturing facilities with renewable energy.