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Another gong for Uni Wollongong net-zero energy fibro shack

Another gong for Uni Wollongong net-zero energy fibro shack

Team UOW’s net-zero energy Illawarra Flame House – based on a converted fibro shack – wins another award, this time for engineering excellence.

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China heads for price on carbon; energy market overhaul is next

China heads for price on carbon; energy market overhaul is next

Economic reforms such as a national carbon price could usher in dramatic changes on China’s energy landscape.

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Investor groups worth trillions call for price on carbon, climate deal

Investor groups worth trillions call for price on carbon, climate deal

Just as Australia dumps its carbon price, investor groups representing $24 trillion of funds under management call for carbon pricing across the globe, as the push for a new international climate agreement gathers pace.

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The reign of coal is over, but the reign of fossil fools is not

The reign of coal is over, but the reign of fossil fools is not

The news gets worse and worse for the coal industry, but the smart investors have already bailed from the sector. Despite this, Australia continues to bet the future of its economy on a commodity in terminal decline, and turn its back on the technologies of the future.

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Shareholders to press CBA to disclose climate risk

Shareholders to press CBA to disclose climate risk

CBA will become first bank outside US to be pressured to disclose the risks to its lending and investment portfolios from climate change.

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China plans $65bn carbon market – at around $18/tonne

China plans $65bn carbon market – at around $18/tonne

Two months after Australia’s trashes its carbon market, China unveils plans for $65bn carbon market – a price of around $18/tonne

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Graph of the Day: Which energy sources power jobs growth?

Graph of the Day: Which energy sources power jobs growth?

IRENA graph illustrates that renewables have more power to generate short, medium and long-term employment than fossil fuels.

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Australia’s real energy problem: Too many useless coal generators

Australia’s real energy problem: Too many useless coal generators

It’s not renewables that are causing Australia’s electricity over-capacity, its old and dirty coal-fired generators. AGL Energy says three quarters of the country’s coal plants are past their used-by date and some should be retired.

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Australian cleantech stocks lose ground as China's surge

Australian cleantech stocks lose ground as China’s surge

Cleantech stocks in Australia lost ground in August, but those in China surged. Perhaps it has something to do with policy environment.

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Australia’s first fossil fuel free super fund launched

Australia’s first fossil fuel free super fund launched

Former GetUp director Simon Sheikh launches Australia’s first fossil fuel free super fund as coal and oil divestment campaigns gain momentum.

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Sydney Uni the thin end of the wedge in coal investor campaign

Sydney Uni the thin end of the wedge in coal investor campaign

Greenpeace’s campaign to get USYD to divest from Whitehaven Coal could be the thin end of a campaign that could embarrass coal investors and analysts alike.