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Obama's Clean Power Plan handed setback by US Supreme Court

Obama’s Clean Power Plan handed setback by US Supreme Court

President Obama’s landmark regulation to cut emissions from stationary polluters — the Clean Power Plan — was just issued a stay by US Supreme Court.

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Greg Hunt wins "world's best minister" award in Dubai

Greg Hunt wins “world’s best minister” award in Dubai

Greg Hunt wins inaugural “world’s best minister” award in Dubai, for the emissions bought by the Emissions Reduction Fund.

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Qld urged to ignore benefits of wind and solar and rethink renewables target

Qld urged to ignore benefits of wind and solar and rethink renewables target

Queensland Productivity Commission warns QRET will cost $10.8bn in subsidies, based on a study in which the benefits of new renewable energy are studiously ignored.

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CSIRO boss' failed logic over climate science could waste billions in taxes

CSIRO boss’ failed logic over climate science could waste billions in taxes

Larry Marshall is right that the question of global warming has been answered. But there are many more climate questions to answer.

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Five things we learned this week about Tony Turnbull/Malcolm Abbott

Five things we learned this week about Tony Turnbull/Malcolm Abbott

Nearly six months ago Malcolm Turnbull became PM after Tony Abbott was dumped by his own party. What emerged from this shake-up, however, was a shady new composite figure – a Malcolm Abbott, or a Tony Turnbull. Here’s how to recognise him…

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Adani puts Galilee coal mine on hold pending recovery in coal price

Adani puts Galilee coal mine on hold pending recovery in coal price

Indian brokers report says Adani puts Galilee Basin coal project on hold until rebound in coal prices is visible.

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Hazelwood owner charged over 45-day coal mine fire

Hazelwood owner charged over 45-day coal mine fire

French owner of Victoria’s Hazelwood brown coal power plant charged with breaching occupational health and safety laws over the 2014 mine fire that burned for 45 days.

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'Jaw-dropping' CSIRO job cuts to 'gut' climate science unit

‘Jaw-dropping’ CSIRO job cuts to ‘gut’ climate science unit

As many as 350 jobs could be cut at CSIRO, as part of “sweeping cultural changes” that will ‘gut’ the organisation’s climate science department.

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AGL quits coal seam gas, to focus on "energy evolution"

AGL quits coal seam gas, to focus on “energy evolution”

AGL cites low oil and gas prices for sudden exit from gas exploration and production, and all its coal seam gas assets. Environmentalists hail major victory, as AGL says it wants to focus on “energy evolution”.

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Senate to inquire into carbon risk, despite Coalition objection

Senate to inquire into carbon risk, despite Coalition objection

Australia Senate over-rides objections from Coalition government and votes for an inquiry into carbon risks for Australian companies. The Parliamentary Budget Office, meanwhile, confirms that Coalition wants to dismantle ARENA.

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Was the renewables industry better off under Abbott than Turnbull?

Was the renewables industry better off under Abbott than Turnbull?

The new parliament session has begun, and little has changed. Large scale renewables remain at a standstill and the Coalition government is still pushing for the removal of CEFC, ARENA, and the Climate Change Authority. Has anything changed under Malcolm Turnbull?