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Category: Climate

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Coughing up for coal-fired power

Coughing up for coal-fired power

If Australian tax payers are made to cough up for a new coal plant in north Queensland, locals will also be coughing up – literally.

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Schott: Modelling assumptions change, but result more or less the same

Schott: Modelling assumptions change, but result more or less the same

Schott scolds government for “spitting the dummy” on Clean Energy Target, but defends design of NEG, saying it clear that more renewables have weakened energy system.

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Australia under new pressure to get serious about climate in 2018

Australia under new pressure to get serious about climate in 2018

COP23’s “Talanoa dialogue” will put pressure on major economies – like Australia – to upgrade their commitments to limit global warming to “well below” 2°C.

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How the International Energy Agency is steering world to climate disaster

How the International Energy Agency is steering world to climate disaster

International Energy Agency likes to present itself as a climate champion, but it is in fact steering the energy system towards catastrophic levels of warming,

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COAG: Doctors call on states to reject the NEG

COAG: Doctors call on states to reject the NEG

Australian health experts have written to all State and Territory leaders ahead of the COAG meeting this week, strongly urging them to reject the National Energy Guarantee, and establish national energy policies that will reduce the alarming rates of sickness and deaths across the nation.

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‘Modern air is a little too clean’: the rise of air pollution denial

‘Modern air is a little too clean’: the rise of air pollution denial

Despite report after report linking air pollution to deterioration of the lungs, heart and brain, Professor Robert Phalen believes the air is “too clean” for children.

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Australia fails again in climate rankings, but states get honourable mention

Australia fails again in climate rankings, but states get honourable mention

Australia’s “unambitious, uninspired” climate policyagain puts it near bottom of global rankings. States get a mention for taking “independent action.”

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How China is driving global green shift in electric power sector

How China is driving global green shift in electric power sector

The IEA has recently published its new report Renewables 2017, which received maximum coverage around the world for its argument that solar PV is now growing faster than any other energy source.

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CBA challenged for "weakest climate policy," dirtiest investments

CBA challenged for “weakest climate policy,” dirtiest investments

Greenpeace calls out CBA for “weakest climate policy” of Big Four, and billions invested in new fossil fuels, despite Paris commitment.

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Insurance industry must act on the coal sector

Insurance industry must act on the coal sector

European insurers are limiting their exposure to the coal sector, while American and Australian insurers continue to support business as usual.

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Minerals deal needed to fuel the clean energy transition

Minerals deal needed to fuel the clean energy transition

As international talks focus on need for rapid deployment of renewables, little attention is paid to the minerals that needed to build these technologies.