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Category: Climate

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EPA's Pruitt is tight with fossil fuel industry, including BHP

EPA’s Pruitt is tight with fossil fuel industry, including BHP

Scott Pruitt’s official schedule shows that his door remains open to fossil fuel industry, and BHP has been among those thanking him for his “leadership”.

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Clean coal won't cut it, on costs or emissions, says Climate Council

Clean coal won’t cut it, on costs or emissions, says Climate Council

Climate Council report says “clean coal” won’t meet Australia’s most basic climate obligations – and would need electricity prices to rise four-fold to earn sufficient revenue to be viable.

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Finkel's Clean Energy Target little more than states' business as usual

Finkel’s Clean Energy Target little more than states’ business as usual

New analysis shows clean energy target as modelled by Finkel Review will deliver less large scale renewable energy than current state-based targets.

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How South Australians dumped a nuclear dump

How South Australians dumped a nuclear dump

Last November, a Citizens’ Jury rejected “under any circumstances” plans to import nuclear waste as a money-making venture. So is the dump dead?

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Australians invested in US anti-Paris lobbying

Australians invested in US anti-Paris lobbying

Which ASX-listed company indirectly lobbied for the US to withdraw from the Paris Agreement? And what should investors do about it?

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India joins the renewable energy revolution, accelerates targets

India joins the renewable energy revolution, accelerates targets

Two days after President Trump announced that the United States would withdraw from the Paris climate accord, Modi and Macron pledged to achieve emissions reductions beyond their nations’ commitments.

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Even BP recognises that reduced coal use is slashing emissions

Even BP recognises that reduced coal use is slashing emissions

BP data shows impact of reduced coal use in emissions, including China. Australia, however, joins smaller emerging economies in lifting emissions.

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Senvion credits VRET in deal to deliver 429MW Murra Warra wind farm

Senvion credits VRET in deal to deliver 429MW Murra Warra wind farm

Global wind giant notes “new confidence” in Victoria market, after announcing deal to deliver 116 turbines for RES Australia’s Murra Warra wind farm.

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The 3-minute story of 800,000 years of climate change, with a sting in the tail

The 3-minute story of 800,000 years of climate change, with a sting in the tail

A short video to put recent climate change and carbon dioxide emissions into the context of the past 800,000 years.

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Frydenberg's coal call to right wing: Trust me, this won't hurt at all (honk!)

Frydenberg’s coal call to right wing: Trust me, this won’t hurt at all (honk!)

Frydenberg and Turnbull are trying to convince far right that coal will be OK under Clean Energy Target. But the reality is that wind and solar are cheaper, so any serious push to climate targets will spell doom for coal generation.

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Finkel's canny energy blueprint has a fundamental flaw

Finkel’s canny energy blueprint has a fundamental flaw

Finkel’s proposed Clean Energy Target could solidify long-term investment in renewable energy, but investor certainty can only be delivered by taking into account the 2°C target.