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Category: Climate

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Shark Tank's Steve Baxter joins climate science deniers and islamophobes for Australian LibertyFest

Shark Tank’s Steve Baxter joins climate science deniers and islamophobes for Australian LibertyFest

What do you get when you bring together some of Australia’s most fervent climate science deniers with anti-Islam activists, fledgling right-wing political groups, and an American “free market” Libertarian?

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Smart grid, dumb media: Conservatives hit peak stupid over demand response

Smart grid, dumb media: Conservatives hit peak stupid over demand response

Technology troglodytes in conservative media have collective meltdown over “demand response” – a new initiative to encourage consumers, particularly industry, to shift loads to help manage demand peaks and moderate prices.

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Policy will be a mess until Turnbull sacrifices Coalition's climate goat

Policy will be a mess until Turnbull sacrifices Coalition’s climate goat

Is this really what Malcolm Turnbull signed up for? Short of sacrificing this particular climate goat, he will be obliged to defend the indefensible, the outright rejection of climate science. And Australia will remain a laughing stock.

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“Slush fund for fossil fuels”: First NAIF loan deal slammed by green groups

“Slush fund for fossil fuels”: First NAIF loan deal slammed by green groups

Green groups slam NAIF approval of $16.8m loan for oil and gas port facility in Onslow WA – say it show’s fund’s true colours (hint: not green).

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EPA head announces plan to eliminate Obama’s signature climate policy

EPA head announces plan to eliminate Obama’s signature climate policy

Scott Pruitt’s decision to repeal the Clean Power Plan would make it tough for U.S. to fulfill the Paris Climate Agreement.

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Disasters must force insurers into climate action

Disasters must force insurers into climate action

If ever you needed to quantify the cost of a decade of toxic debate around energy policy, insurance industry earnings would be a good place to start.

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In energy and transportation, stick it to the orthodoxy!

In energy and transportation, stick it to the orthodoxy!

At most, the current orthodoxy – despite its renewable energy, electric vehicles and energy efficiency – will result in flat or gently declining emissions. It’s time to stick it up the orthodoxy!

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Trump gives Turnbull blueprint to defend coal and "fight the future"

Trump gives Turnbull blueprint to defend coal and “fight the future”

He may already had one, but prime minister Malcolm Turnbull has just been given a blueprint by the Trump administration on how to protect dirty “baseload” coal, and extend his fight against the energy future.

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Graph of the Day: Australia's surging fossil fuel emissions

Graph of the Day: Australia’s surging fossil fuel emissions

Australia’s fossil fuel emissions have hit record levels, and there is no federal policy in place to address them.

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Trump officials have no clue how to rebuild Puerto Rico’s grid. But we do.

Trump officials have no clue how to rebuild Puerto Rico’s grid. But we do.

Florida and Japan show clean energy is fastest, cheapest way to restore power. Too bad Trump’s administration hates it.

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Why isn’t energy productivity 
part of national debate on 
electricity costs and security?

Why isn’t energy productivity 
part of national debate on 
electricity costs and security?

In the ongoing furore over energy and climate policy, the energy productivity opportunity is being ignored as a solution despite its potential for energy cost reductions.