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Category: Climate

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The US, Brazil and China all set major climate goals

The US, Brazil and China all set major climate goals

3 of the world’s top greenhouse gas emitters — all released major commitments to reduce or at least slow their greenhouse gas emissions.

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Adani mega-coal mine proposal an 'economic basket case': Qld Treasury

Adani mega-coal mine proposal an ‘economic basket case': Qld Treasury

Documents uncovered through FOI show Qld Treasury flagged Adani’s Australian mega-coal mine proposal as a huge investment risk.

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She said what? Bishop predicts China economy to stop growing by 2030

She said what? Bishop predicts China economy to stop growing by 2030

In attempt to downplay China climate pledge, Julie Bishop says Chinese economy will stop growing by 2030. Is there anything Abbott govt will not say?

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Australia's climate and energy policy debacle

Australia’s climate and energy policy debacle

Australian energy and climate policy is just so bizarre that it is almost beyond rational discussion.

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Business lobbies, unions join push for zero emissions targets

Business lobbies, unions join push for zero emissions targets

‘Unprecedented alliance’ of business groups, unions, environmental NGOs, investors forms Australian Climate Roundtable, to reset climate policy debate.

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What does Dutch court ruling on climate targets mean for Australia?

What does Dutch court ruling on climate targets mean for Australia?

Could such a case be brought in Australia? And what are the broader implications for Australia in how it positions itself on climate change?

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Greens propose Flat Earth Commissioner after Libs call for climate science inquiry

Greens propose Flat Earth Commissioner after Libs call for climate science inquiry

Greens meet Liberal push for climate science inquiry with motion for Flat Earth Commissioner, to inquire “into the roundness or otherwise of the Earth.”

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Lazarus on renewables: "I'm an old rugby forward and even I get it"

Lazarus on renewables: “I’m an old rugby forward and even I get it”

Glenn Lazarus on Australia’s renewable cut-backs: “I do not think any of us need to be Einstein to work out the absolute stupidity in all of this. I am an old forward from way back, and even I get it.”

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Rural Liberals want to take climate policy back to square one: Inquiry into science

Rural Liberals want to take climate policy back to square one: Inquiry into science

Terrible fortnight for Australian climate policy capped off by reports rural Liberals want inquiry into the science behind the theory of man made climate change.

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Abbott's mooted pollution targets would fail climate and competitiveness tests

Abbott’s mooted pollution targets would fail climate and competitiveness tests

The making of the initial target offer into the international process ahead of Paris negotiations in December is a core test of Australia’s climate credibility.

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Tony Abbott in denial about Australia's energy future

Tony Abbott in denial about Australia’s energy future

Q&A highlighted why Abbott has got it wrong on energy. An ideology that promotes coal, nuclear and centralised systems, over solar, wind and mini-grids is likely to be an expensive boondoggle. And new reports suggest the pace of change will be even quicker than thought.