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Arctic Sea ice sees strange cold season retreat

Arctic Sea ice sees strange cold season retreat

An unseasonal dip in sea ice growth helped November set a record low — the seventh month to do so this year, also a record.

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Rinehart attacks as Turnbull capitulates on carbon price

Rinehart attacks as Turnbull capitulates on carbon price

This week in climate and energy policy, we are left in no doubt where power lies in Conservative government decision making.

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Six unanswered economic questions surround Adani project

Six unanswered economic questions surround Adani project

Has Adani been promised a royalty holiday? Will it pay for its water use? These and more questions for the Turnbull government.

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Turnbull’s carbon capitulation is irresponsible and will continue energy chaos

Turnbull’s carbon capitulation is irresponsible and will continue energy chaos

The recalcitrance of reactionary ideologues to carbon pricing and climate policies only increases risks to energy security, prices and community stability.

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CEFC says major interconnector upgrades needed, as renewables replace coal

CEFC says major interconnector upgrades needed, as renewables replace coal

Report finds Australia’s shift to renewables, in line with its climate targets, would require significant inter-regional transmission upgrades, including a second link between Victoria and Tasmania by 2025.

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Is it ok for the regulator to ignore electricity networks’ extraordinary profits?

Is it ok for the regulator to ignore electricity networks’ extraordinary profits?

Australia’s monopoly electricity networks are the most profitable businesses in Australia. And the consumer pays, and pays.

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2017 climate policy review must be seen for the opportunities it presents

2017 climate policy review must be seen for the opportunities it presents

Climate policy review presents clear opportunity to join host of other countries choosing a credible pathway to net zero emissions by mid-century.

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Know your NEM: Hopeless policies killing the future

Know your NEM: Hopeless policies killing the future

Spot prices in NSW and QLD are up 70% over a year ago, and gas prices have doubled. The idea that more gas fired generation is going to solve energy security needs in the medium term seems fairly untenable.

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Coalition's climate policy review – here are key considerations

Coalition’s climate policy review – here are key considerations

Australia is progressing towards a US-style of policy development, with states implementing ambitious policy as they seek to reduce emissions and capitalise on investment.

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Tasmania Basslink outage cause unknown, investigation finds

Tasmania Basslink outage cause unknown, investigation finds

Independent investigation into failure of subsea electricity cable linking Tasmania to mainland Australia has returned a verdict of “cause unknown.”

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France's solar road: International solar experts give their analysis

France’s solar road: International solar experts give their analysis

The construction of a solar road in France is turning numerous heads due to the novelty value of the project. Solar experts have a different view.