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Category: Climate

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Queensland election:  A choice between solar and coal

Queensland election: A choice between solar and coal

Campbell Newman is at risk of being swept from power as Queenslanders realise what he himself pointed out in 2011: that digging up the Galilee Basin to export coal is a monumentally stupid idea. Newman would likely turn purple at the idea of losing office, but a new solar map shows his electorate already has (turned purple).

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We need Australia's land to go beyond zero emissions

We need Australia’s land to go beyond zero emissions

Beyond zero emissions – what was once seen as ‘radical’ has now become mainstream by respected international organisations.

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Greg Hunt - and the blinkered attitudes on carbon pricing

Greg Hunt – and the blinkered attitudes on carbon pricing

The carbon tax did achieve very substantial reductions in emissions across the sectors to which it applied.

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Why dedicating land to bioenergy won't curb climate change

Why dedicating land to bioenergy won’t curb climate change

How does bioenergy contribute to a sustainable food and climate future?

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Australian universities fail on climate, carbon investment strategies

Australian universities fail on climate, carbon investment strategies

Australian universities lead on research on climate change, but their boards get a fail on acting on their own climate and carbon risks.

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Expert energy council to advise policy-makers on 100% renewables

Expert energy council to advise policy-makers on 100% renewables

Group of 12 experts launch International Energy Advisory Council to advise governments on how best to ditch fossil fuels and switch to 100% renewables.

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NSW council votes to dump fossil fuel investments

NSW council votes to dump fossil fuel investments

NSW’s Marrickville Council has become Australia’s second local government group to join the global fossil fuel divestment campaign.

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Abbott’s Achilles Heel: Is it ideology or ignorance?

Abbott’s Achilles Heel: Is it ideology or ignorance?

Tony Abbott’s decision to award an Australian knighthood to a 93 year-old British prince tells us all we need to know about this Coalition government: isolated, ignorant and locked in the past. Now we may find out if there are any moderates left in government, and if Australia’s climate and clean energy policies can be retrieved.

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Ocean warming now off the charts

Ocean warming now off the charts

The oceans — where over 90% of global warming heat ends up — have literally warmed up off the charts.

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Australia could see 5°C temp rise by 2090, report warns

Australia could see 5°C temp rise by 2090, report warns

CSIRO-BOM report warns Australia headed for more extreme droughts, floods and could lock in 5.1°C of warming if global emissions are not slashed.

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Australia thumbs its nose at global renewable energy market

Australia thumbs its nose at global renewable energy market

Australia has again courted controversy on the international stage, sending an embassy staffer instead of its energy minister to the annual congress of the International Renewable Energy Agency. Shades of Warsaw and its decision to snub the climate change conference – another international policy arena it seeks to avoid.