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Category: Climate

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US, Mexico, Canada to commit to 50% clean energy by 2025

US, Mexico, Canada to commit to 50% clean energy by 2025

The US, Mexico and Canada to collectively generate 50% of their electricity from zero-carbon sources by 2025.

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How serious are our politicians about long-term climate commitments

How serious are our politicians about long-term climate commitments

The long-term climate commitments from the three main parties are dissected as we head into an election..

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City of Sydney targets 50% renewables by 2030, net zero emissions by 2050

City of Sydney targets 50% renewables by 2030, net zero emissions by 2050

City of Sydney raises ambition on renewables and emissions reduction, with release of new five-year plan targeting stronger local action.

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Who knows who pays the political piper?

Who knows who pays the political piper?

Our political disclosure laws are shockingly inadequate and in urgent need of an overhaul.

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Will election see parties reach a consensus on climate, clean energy?

Will election see parties reach a consensus on climate, clean energy?

Irrespective of who wins the next election, the 2016-19 parliament will play a key role in shaping Australia’s long-term climate policy framework.

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The fossil-fuelled political economy of Australian elections

The fossil-fuelled political economy of Australian elections

Polls consistently show Australian voters want climate change on the election agenda, so why are leaders keeping so quiet about it?

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Our political parties have a climate policy credibility gap

Our political parties have a climate policy credibility gap

A gap is opening between climate policies and the views held by the Australian community and business.

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Australia should close one Hazelwood-sized coal plant a year, says Infigen

Australia should close one Hazelwood-sized coal plant a year, says Infigen

Infigen Energy CEO says closure of 1500MW a year of coal plants, starting this year, best way to meet Australia’s climate commitments.

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Climate and clean energy: Australian policy’s trauma zone

Climate and clean energy: Australian policy’s trauma zone

It’s been a case of one step forward, two steps back, for Australia’s climate policy in recent times. It’s up to the next parliament to get things moving.

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Coalition raids CEFC coffers again, this time for $100m green cities fund

Coalition raids CEFC coffers again, this time for $100m green cities fund

Renewables industry hits out at Coalition green cities policy, to be funded using another $100m of CEFC money.

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Climate: Antarctic CO2 levels hit 400ppm for first time in 4 million years

Climate: Antarctic CO2 levels hit 400ppm for first time in 4 million years

South Pole Observatory carbon dioxide observing station cleared 400 ppm on May 23 – first time in 4 million years.