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Category: Climate

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Gutless and the dumb: Conservatives push up electricity prices

Gutless and the dumb: Conservatives push up electricity prices

It’s obvious there is not much rational thought in some quarters of the conservative parties, and Malcolm Turnbull will come to regret his change of tone on climate change just as Kevin Rudd did.

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AEMO says gas plants may be "stranded" by falling renewables, storage prices

AEMO says gas plants may be “stranded” by falling renewables, storage prices

AEMO report cites future of gas-powered electricity generation as “greatest variable” in fortunes of Australian gas industry.

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Monash issues 'world first' university climate bond

Monash issues ‘world first’ university climate bond

Monash University issues $218m Climate Bond – a world first, targeting sustainable development in the tertiary education sector.

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Antarctica: The trip of a lifetime with my 76 closest friends in science (or they soon will be)

Antarctica: The trip of a lifetime with my 76 closest friends in science (or they soon will be)

Renate Egan has been chosen as part of the Homeward Bound Antarctica voyage; a groundbreaking leadership, strategic and scientific initiative for women.

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Arctic Sea ice sees strange cold season retreat

Arctic Sea ice sees strange cold season retreat

An unseasonal dip in sea ice growth helped November set a record low — the seventh month to do so this year, also a record.

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Rinehart attacks as Turnbull capitulates on carbon price

Rinehart attacks as Turnbull capitulates on carbon price

This week in climate and energy policy, we are left in no doubt where power lies in Conservative government decision making.

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Turnbull’s carbon capitulation is irresponsible and will continue energy chaos

Turnbull’s carbon capitulation is irresponsible and will continue energy chaos

The recalcitrance of reactionary ideologues to carbon pricing and climate policies only increases risks to energy security, prices and community stability.

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ACT aims for zero carbon transport sector, with launch of EV plan

ACT aims for zero carbon transport sector, with launch of EV plan

Having locked in 100 per cent renewable energy for its electricity needs, the ACT is now turning to zero emissions for transport.

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CEFC says major interconnector upgrades needed, as renewables replace coal

CEFC says major interconnector upgrades needed, as renewables replace coal

Report finds Australia’s shift to renewables, in line with its climate targets, would require significant inter-regional transmission upgrades, including a second link between Victoria and Tasmania by 2025.

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2017 climate policy review must be seen for the opportunities it presents

2017 climate policy review must be seen for the opportunities it presents

Climate policy review presents clear opportunity to join host of other countries choosing a credible pathway to net zero emissions by mid-century.

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Turnbull leads attack on wind as Coalition readies carbon price backflip

Turnbull leads attack on wind as Coalition readies carbon price backflip

Malcolm Turnbull joins right wing bloggers in blaming wind energy for last week’s blackout. It seems renewable energy will be sacrificed as Coalition admits Direct Action is a farce, prepares the ground for a baseline and credit scheme. And more gas and more coal.