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Category: Malcolm Turnbull

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Will 2017 be last stand of clean energy technology deniers?

Will 2017 be last stand of clean energy technology deniers?

Two major forces stand opposed in 2017. One is the falling cost of solar, wind, storage and other smart controls – heralding an “unstoppable” energy transition away from centralised, polluting fossil fuel plants. The other is political.

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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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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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Turnbull leads attack on wind as Coalition readies carbon price backflip

Turnbull leads attack on wind as Coalition readies carbon price backflip

Malcolm Turnbull joins right wing bloggers in blaming wind energy for last week’s blackout. It seems renewable energy will be sacrificed as Coalition admits Direct Action is a farce, prepares the ground for a baseline and credit scheme. And more gas and more coal.

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Australia will suffer if Turnbull returns to hard right on energy policy

Australia will suffer if Turnbull returns to hard right on energy policy

Australia is now pretty much the only major advanced economy where carbon pollution levels are growing.

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Anti-jobs Abbott digs in against renewables, despite public backlash

Anti-jobs Abbott digs in against renewables, despite public backlash

Tony Abbott uses Sky News interview to attack renewable energy in what could be seen as an affront to Malcolm Turnbull’s leadership position.

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Trump as president will be little different to Abbott (or Turnbull) as PM

Trump as president will be little different to Abbott (or Turnbull) as PM

Trump’s position on clean energy and climate change is little different to that of Tony Abbott’s, whose policies have been unchanged by Malcolm Turnbull. But Trump’s success has unleashed a new push from the lunar right that will make any progress incredibly hard to achieve.

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Malcolm Turnbull blown off course by South Australia's 100% renewable energy

Malcolm Turnbull blown off course by South Australia’s 100% renewable energy

Strong winds that blew Malcolm Turnbull’s South Australia itinerary off course this week provided more than 100% of the state’s electricity needs for much of the day.

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Coal wars: A fact check for the Turnbull government

Coal wars: A fact check for the Turnbull government

An increase in the coal price and Turnbull’s apparent change of view means the Coal Wars are BACK. Re-arm yourself the facts.

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South Australian blackout: renewables aren't a threat to energy security, they're the future

South Australian blackout: renewables aren’t a threat to energy security, they’re the future

Malcolm Turnbull and Josh Frydenberg have emphasised the importance of energy security following SA blackout. But do these politicians really know what energy security means in a modern energy landscape?

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Labor states accuse Turnbull of "ignorant rubbish" on renewable energy

Labor states accuse Turnbull of “ignorant rubbish” on renewable energy

Labor states accuse Turnbull of peddling “ignorant rubbish”about wind and solar in the wake of the South Australian blackout.