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Queensland commits to zero net emissions by 2050

Queensland commits to zero net emissions by 2050

Queensland becomes latest states to commit to target of zero net emissions by 2050, putting further pressure on federal government’s unambitious climate goals.

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Halving of coal demand pushes UK carbon emissions down 6%

Halving of coal demand pushes UK carbon emissions down 6%

UK CO2 emissions fell by 5.8% in 2016, a drop that, according to new analysis, comes from a record 52% drop in coal use.

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New York aims to replace nuclear power with clean energy

New York aims to replace nuclear power with clean energy

New York Governor Andrew Cuomo promises declining carbon emissions even as the state closes the Indian Point nuclear power plant.

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Property giant Investa sets "science based" zero carbon target for 2040

Property giant Investa sets “science based” zero carbon target for 2040

Australia’s largest commercial real estate group becomes first to commit to net zero emissions by 2040. Why? Because science and economics 101.

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An energy roadmap for China

An energy roadmap for China

An energy revolution is needed in China because it holds too many undesirable titles in a world committed to breaking its fossil fuel diet.

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Emissions from energy use down slightly for the first time in two years

Emissions from energy use down slightly for the first time in two years

For the first time since the Coalition dumped the carbon price, energy combustion emissions fell in June 2016.

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ACT zero net emissions target fast-tracked to 2050

ACT zero net emissions target fast-tracked to 2050

ACT passes law to bring forward target for net zero carbon emissions to 2050, to complement its recently fast-tracked 100% renewables by 2020 target.

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Australia's coal export plans will eclipse climate commitment: report

Australia’s coal export plans will eclipse climate commitment: report

Greenpeace report says Australia’s “race to the bottom” strategy to grow coal exports by more than 60% will erase the benefit of its Paris climate target nearly seven times over.

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South Australia: the frontier state for transforming an industrial economy

South Australia: the frontier state for transforming an industrial economy

In South Australia the industrial transformation and energy transition are at the pointy end. Change can be hard.

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The tax that shall not be named

The tax that shall not be named

Australia’s climate change policy is a shambles. It is the only country ever to have repealed a carbon tax, the issue was key to the felling of two Prime Ministers, and the renewables industry is the subject of a sustained vendetta. That is why the Grattan Institute’s new proposal is potentially such a game-changer.

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Gaming the government: Bidding strategies for 3rd emissions auction

Gaming the government: Bidding strategies for 3rd emissions auction

The third ERF auction, with $1.33B of the government’s $2.55B funding tranche available, could produce some interesting bidding strategies.