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Can Malcolm Turnbull do climate and energy policy now?

Can Malcolm Turnbull do climate and energy policy now?

The re-elected Coalition government has the opportunity to revamp its policies on climate change, but will Malcolm Turnbull have the appetite and internal authority to tackle the challenge?

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Conservatives have set the gold standard in scare campaigns

Conservatives have set the gold standard in scare campaigns

Promoting fear and scare campaigns has been the stock in trade of conservatives in Australia for decades. Remember the yellow peril? The carbon tax?

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How an extreme form of climate science denial has found a home in Australia's Senate

How an extreme form of climate science denial has found a home in Australia’s Senate

One result in the country’s upper house has sparked a wave of discontent, reflection and rage.

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New polling shows voters in Liberal-held marginal seats support phasing out Hazelwood

New polling shows voters in Liberal-held marginal seats support phasing out Hazelwood

The electorate is concerned about global warming and strongly backs the phase-out of coal-fired power stations, so why are we hearing so little about the difference between the two major parties?

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The potential implications of the Federal Election for clean energy

The potential implications of the Federal Election for clean energy

Here are three ways you can evaluate how the plight of the various major parties in this forthcoming election could impact on the clean energy sector.

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Australia's Coalition government lacks serious plan for future beyond coal

Australia’s Coalition government lacks serious plan for future beyond coal

Major utilities, the market operator, academics and business people are calling for a plan to close coal burning power stations. But the Coalition government does not have one.

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How serious are our politicians about long-term climate commitments

How serious are our politicians about long-term climate commitments

The long-term climate commitments from the three main parties are dissected as we head into an election..

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The cost issue this election ignored: the doubling of electricity prices

The cost issue this election ignored: the doubling of electricity prices

Wholesale electricity prices have doubled since the last federal poll, but they don’t seem to be an election issue. Why would that be?

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Coalition branding tapping into the hard work already done by communities

Coalition branding tapping into the hard work already done by communities

It is possible to announce good policy that is also popular. Unfortunately, this is not the road the Coalition is currently taking with renewables policy.

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Turnbull repeats incorrect global action formula, ALP needs to do more for reef

Turnbull repeats incorrect global action formula, ALP needs to do more for reef

Last night’s leadership debate saw the term “climate” used almost as much as “economy” – but it wasn’t till the end that the two were connected on the costs of inaction.

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Coalition's great big climate hoax turns to outright denial

Coalition’s great big climate hoax turns to outright denial

First, the Coalition sought to deny that its climate policies would ever evolve into something that actually reduces emissions. Now, it is seeking to remove evidence that climate change is having any impact at all.