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Category: Climate

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How to frame a cost-effective and powerful climate policy

How to frame a cost-effective and powerful climate policy

Climate policy should be viewed as a process of long-term learning and restructuring, rather than a series of stand-alone measures in a static world.

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Looming warming spurt could reshape climate debate

Looming warming spurt could reshape climate debate

Humanity is about to experience a historically unprecedented spike in temperatures.

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Graph of the Day: Australia's top 20 greenhouse gas emitters

Graph of the Day: Australia’s top 20 greenhouse gas emitters

Latest data shows electricity generation remains Australia’s biggest contributor, by far, of corporate and industrial greenhouse gas emissions.

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Switzerland becomes first country to submit Paris climate pledge

Switzerland becomes first country to submit Paris climate pledge

Switzerland announced its post-2020 climate action plan yesterday – first country to submit its contribution to the international climate agreement.

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Oil project spend down by $33bn since 2013, as market slumps

Oil project spend down by $33bn since 2013, as market slumps

New oil market tracking tool – devised to warn against high risk, high carbon investment – finds big oil capex down by $32.7bn, or 10%, since 2013.

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EU draft targets adds climate pressure on Abbott government

EU draft targets adds climate pressure on Abbott government

The European Commission’s positioning on emissions reductions targets will put pressure on Australia and other countries in lead up to Paris.

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End of the Pachauri era: The evolution of consensus on climate science

End of the Pachauri era: The evolution of consensus on climate science

Indian scientist Rajendra Pachauri resigns from the world’s foremost body on climate science.

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Prominent climate change denier got $1.2m from fossil fuel industry

Prominent climate change denier got $1.2m from fossil fuel industry

We now know that Dr. Soon is at the center of a massive and unreported conflict of interest.

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If the Tea Party can go green, why can't Abbott's Australia?

If the Tea Party can go green, why can’t Abbott’s Australia?

Green Tea, anyone? A new branch of America’s Tea Party shows a growing number of US Conservatives ‘get’ renewables – particularly solar – and believe in the energy revolution that will turn old market models on their heads. So where are Australia’s renewable energy conservatives hiding?

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Stop cooking the climate with gas

Stop cooking the climate with gas

Ten years ago, gas was sold as a clean, cheap fuel, at least in comparison to coal. Now, gas can no longer be considered ‘clean’.

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Citi commits $100bn to green, low-carbon investment

Citi commits $100bn to green, low-carbon investment

Investment bank Citigroup commits to lend, invest and facilitate $100bn over next 10 years to fund renewables, cleantech and climate mitigation.