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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 It is the only country ever to have repealed a carbon tax, the issue was key to the felling of two Prime Ministers, and the renewables industry is the subject of a sustained vendetta.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.

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How can global CO2 levels soar when emissions are flat?

How can global CO2 levels soar when emissions are flat?

Last year saw the biggest jump in global CO2 levels ever, yet in 2015 energy-related CO2 emissions were flat. So what’s going on?

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SA offers $250,000 prize to fast-track Adelaide zero carbon plans

SA offers $250,000 prize to fast-track Adelaide zero carbon plans

SA govt Entrepreneurs Prize offers $250k in seed funding for best energy, transport, waste, infrastructure ideas to make Adelaide world’s first carbon neutral city.

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Graph of the Day: Another emissions reality check

Graph of the Day: Another emissions reality check

New government report illustrates how little Coalition’s Direct Action will cut emissions, and importance of incentives for electric vehicles and energy efficiency.