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Category: Climate

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Hunt called out on ERF auction result: Most funded projects already existed

Hunt called out on ERF auction result: Most funded projects already existed

Shadow climate minister says new evidence proves Abbott govt ERF auction only bought 10 million tonnes of new carbon abatement, at cost of $66/t.

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Why Shell can't quit the Arctic

Why Shell can’t quit the Arctic

Shell justifies its controversial Arctic campaign by saying world needs oil and gas resources. But really, it’s Shell which needs the resources.

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The world is waking up to the $5.3 trillion cost of fossil fuels

The world is waking up to the $5.3 trillion cost of fossil fuels

As China realises the unpriced costs of coal power, such as air pollution, coal production is starting to fall.

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El Niño: Investors should heed warnings of climate disruption, says HSBC

El Niño: Investors should heed warnings of climate disruption, says HSBC

HSBC report says 2015 El Niño could be highly disruptive to global food markets, including Australian wheat, bananas, sugar cane and cattle.

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Past 12 months tied for warmest on record

Past 12 months tied for warmest on record

April capped a 12-month period that tied the warmest such stretch on record, according to data released Tuesday.

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Climate change may put power grid at risk in the west

Climate change may put power grid at risk in the west

The ravages of climate change could severely hurt the ability of utilities in the 11 Western states to generate power unless they “climate proof” their power grid.

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Canada sets 2030 goal to cut emissions, ahead of Paris conference

Canada sets 2030 goal to cut emissions, ahead of Paris conference

Canada follows EU, US with 30% by 2030 emissions reduction target ahead of Paris climate negotiations in December. Australia left behind again, although Canada target is not all it seems.

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10 reasons why burning wood waste for electricity should not be included in the RET

10 reasons why burning wood waste for electricity should not be included in the RET

A threat to native forests and human health; just two of the reasons burning wood waste should not be included in RET.

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G7 urgency on climate raises hopes for Paris

G7 urgency on climate raises hopes for Paris

Ahead of December’s Paris climate conference, energy ministers from the Group of Seven industrial nations have agreed on the critical need to corral climate change.

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2015 Budget confirms closure for climate, clean energy institutions

2015 Budget confirms closure for climate, clean energy institutions

Abbott’s 2015 Budget ignores climate change and clean energy, retains fossil fuel subsidies, and confirms planned closure for key institutions such as CEFC, CCA.

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MIT says 'massive' solar energy expansion critical for climate

MIT says ‘massive’ solar energy expansion critical for climate

A “massive” global expansion of solar power — possibly enough to supply about a third or more of the world’s electricity — may be necessary by 2050.