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Category: Climate

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Notion-building pollies declare open season for energy theories

Notion-building pollies declare open season for energy theories

While Malcolm has been pumping Snowy 2.zero, Craig has been promising death by renewables, Josh reckons we are on track to meet Paris commitments and Barnaby is backing coal.

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South Miami just made a huge rooftop solar decision

South Miami just made a huge rooftop solar decision

South Miami this week became the first city outside of California to require all new homes to install solar panels on their roofs.

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Rising seas spark tobacco-style lawsuits in California

Rising seas spark tobacco-style lawsuits in California

The suits point to indisputable climate science and decades of industry efforts to mar that science. Experts likened the legal complaints to those brought against the tobacco industry in decades past, which succeeded by alleging the use of anti-science tactics to mask the dangers of their products.

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2017 is so unexpectedly warm it is freaking out climate scientists

2017 is so unexpectedly warm it is freaking out climate scientists

“Extremely remarkable” 2017 heads toward record for hottest year without an El Niño episode.

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Australia becomes 35th member of International Solar Alliance

Australia becomes 35th member of International Solar Alliance

Launched in Paris during the COP21 summit, the International Solar Alliance, spearheaded by India and France, has this week welcomed Australia to the fold.

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COAG: Can democracy weed out climate deniers?

COAG: Can democracy weed out climate deniers?

Turnbull’s recent use of the word “delusional” reminds us that climate denial is still alive and kicking in mainstream Australian politics.

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In the absence of national leadership, cities are driving climate policy

In the absence of national leadership, cities are driving climate policy

Imagine a future in which every one of Australia’s 537 local government areas, achieve net zero greenhouse emissions. It might sound like a pipe dream, but it could be closer than you think.

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AGL’s Vesey: Clean Energy Target should recognise Paris climate agreement

AGL’s Vesey: Clean Energy Target should recognise Paris climate agreement

AGL adds pressure to Turnbull government, saying CET needs to be adopted, and needs to reflect Paris climate targets.

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Australia’s $10 billion wind and solar boom: But then what?

Australia’s $10 billion wind and solar boom: But then what?

A $10 billion clean energy investment boom in 2017 could quickly fade without longer term policies. Labor tries to wedge Turnbull on climate policy, just as it did in 2009, while the Greens also say they would look at a Clean Energy Target.

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Coal, nuclear and renewable bombshells from Trump's grid study

Coal, nuclear and renewable bombshells from Trump’s grid study

US energy department debunks Trump attack on renewables, shows ageing fleet of coal and nuclear plants not economic to operate anymore.

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Turnbull's coal delusions as COAG "changes course" on energy

Turnbull’s coal delusions as COAG “changes course” on energy

If COAG did change the course of energy in Australia, it is not immediately obvious, given Turnbull’s coal delusion comments. Much will depend on how Finkel recommendations are put in place, and the storage equation and the make-up of the energy security board are critical.