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Category: Climate

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A regulatory blow to Spain’s subsidised coal-fired electricity sector

A regulatory blow to Spain’s subsidised coal-fired electricity sector

Security-of supply justifications are seen in Spain as just political schemes to support the status quo. Hello Australia.

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70 Council representing 7.5M take climate action

70 Council representing 7.5M take climate action

The Climate Council’s Cities Power Partnership, Australia’s fastest-growing national climate program for local government, today welcomed 35 new councils to the fight against climate change.

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Graph of the Day: Green bonds soar to record $163bn in 2017

Graph of the Day: Green bonds soar to record $163bn in 2017

Annual issuance of green bonds not only passed $100bn in 2017, it sailed right past it, says BNEF, driven by 67% yoy growth.

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‘We have to change capitalism’ to beat climate change, says world's biggest asset manager

‘We have to change capitalism’ to beat climate change, says world’s biggest asset manager

Top brass at the world’s largest asset manager says the rules governing investments are evolving to factor in environmental risks

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Geoengineering carries ‘large risks’ for the natural world, studies show

Geoengineering carries ‘large risks’ for the natural world, studies show

Reducing the impacts of human-caused climate change through use of bioenergy with carbon capture and storage could have major consequences for wildlife, forests and water resources.

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Trump’s solar tariff backfires: It hits red states and U.S. taxpayers harder than China

Trump’s solar tariff backfires: It hits red states and U.S. taxpayers harder than China

White House wanted to use solar tariffs to punish China, but it will end up punishing the states that voted for him the most.

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5 reasons why clean energy future can’t be stopped

5 reasons why clean energy future can’t be stopped

No longer must we wonder whether renewable energy resources can power our future economy, but rather, “how quickly”.

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The climate solution no-one in Davos will be talking about

The climate solution no-one in Davos will be talking about

At Davos, the world’s economic elite will make much of climate crisis and their desire to green global capitalism; but will ignore one of the most powerful tools.

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China adds more solar than coal and gas for first time, as Trump slaps solar tariffs

China adds more solar than coal and gas for first time, as Trump slaps solar tariffs

China installs more solar capacity than thermal capacity in 2017, while in the US Trump slaps tariffs on imported solar in effort to protect American coal.

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Coal country knows Trump can’t save it

Coal country knows Trump can’t save it

While the president’s rhetoric has raised hopes for renaissance of American coal, Trump’s policies have done little to revive the ailing industry.

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Coal unit trips in heatwave as Tesla big battery cashes in

Coal unit trips in heatwave as Tesla big battery cashes in

Thursday’s sudden outage of Victoria’s Loy Yang B unit marked the 13th failure of a major coal unit this summer – and offered just the latest illustration of the vulnerability of Australia’s ageing and increasingly intermittent coal fleet.