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).
Beyond zero emissions – what was once seen as ‘radical’ has now become mainstream by respected international organisations.
Group of 12 experts launch International Energy Advisory Council to advise governments on how best to ditch fossil fuels and switch to 100% renewables.
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.
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.
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.