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Category: Markets

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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.

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China eyes $16bn EV charging fund: report

China eyes $16bn EV charging fund: report

Reports emerge that the Chinese government is considering putting $US16bn towards electric-vehicle charging facilities, to spur demand for EVs.

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RET cuts will leave renewables 'as good as dead': PacHydro chief

RET cuts will leave renewables ‘as good as dead': PacHydro chief

Pacific Hydro CEO Lane Crockett warns of ‘catastrophic consequences’ of Abbott government’s plans to dump or wind back the Renewable Energy Target.

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Fossil fuel divestment a $5trn challenge: BNEF

Fossil fuel divestment a $5trn challenge: BNEF

Bloomberg New Energy Finance report says global fossil fuel divestment challenge will mean finding a viable destination for $5trn worth of investor funds.

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University plea to Abbott: Don’t kill Australia's world leading solar R&D

University plea to Abbott: Don’t kill Australia’s world leading solar R&D

As Abbott government renews attempts to kill ARENA, academics warn Australia could lose world leading position in solar research.