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Australia wins early Fossil award as Syria leaves US alone on climate

Australia wins early Fossil award as Syria leaves US alone on climate

Australia wins first Fossil of the Day award at Bonn climate talks, as Syria signs up to leave the US isolated as the world’s only non-member state.

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Is this the end for big wind and big solar in Australia?

Is this the end for big wind and big solar in Australia?

All eyes are on Victoria and the corporate sector for the future of large-scale renewables in Australia. With the renewable energy target now largely met, there is little else on offer for the pipeline of 20GW of wind and solar projects.

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Australia among the world's worst on biodiversity conservation

Australia among the world’s worst on biodiversity conservation

Australia is among the top seven countries worldwide responsible for 60% of the world’s biodiversity loss between 1996 and 2008, according to a study published last week in the journal Nature.

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Energy consumers are paying for useless, profit-boosting infrastructure

Energy consumers are paying for useless, profit-boosting infrastructure

It is difficult not to lapse into despair about Australia’s energy policy morass, which is dominated by a deeply entrenched culture of half-truths, vested interests, ideology and wishful thinking.

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Australia solar market heads for 12GW by 2020

Australia solar market heads for 12GW by 2020

Australia’s installed solar PV capacity set to double in three years, according to latest APVI data, as the big solar market gears back up.

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Australia ignores risks, shirks moral responsibility on climate

Australia ignores risks, shirks moral responsibility on climate

Climate risks are either not understood or wilfully ignored at leadership level in Australia, a profound failure of imagination, and far worse than that which triggered the GFC in 2008.

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Does best CCS power station in world provide model for Australia?

Does best CCS power station in world provide model for Australia?

Josh Frydenberg over-egged the success of a CCS plant he visited in US, and now he’s done the same in Australia with new CEFC mandate.

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Australia leaps up global renewable energy investment rankings

Australia leaps up global renewable energy investment rankings

Record $7.5 billion in large scale solar and wind investment pushes Australia up to number 5 in global renewable energy investment rankings.

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Interview: AEMO's Zibelman says system black was "wake-up call"

Interview: AEMO’s Zibelman says system black was “wake-up call”

New AEMO Audrey Zibelman in a detailed interview on the challenges and opportunities in the changing energy system, her priorities, the market reforms needed, the lessons learned from the South Australia blackout, and why it was a wake up call for the industry as a whole.

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Turnbull's right: we need cheap, clean and reliable power – here's how

Turnbull’s right: we need cheap, clean and reliable power – here’s how

Better managing how we use electricity in our homes will reduce pressure on the grid, and reduce the need for more power stations.

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Luminous Energy wins approval for 300 MW solar farm in Qld

Luminous Energy wins approval for 300 MW solar farm in Qld

The Brisbane-based developer has obtained approval to build the solar project near Columboola, southwestern Queensland, after a seven-week review process.